I had read conflicting reviews about the Lotus but after staying there for a couple of nights I would not hesitate to stay again. It is true, that you should book deluxe to get into the newer wing which is where the lovely (and huge) lobby is. The room is a little bigger than many deluxe rooms in comparable hotels. Not brand new, but comfortable, clean and neat. There is an awesome little Nautilus gym in the complex. The pool is quite big but some cracked tiles on the pool floor which could cause minor cuts.
But if you are visiting Chiang Mai for shopping, there is no better location. Adjoined to a massive shopping centre (Kad Suan Kaew) you walk straight into this shopping centre from the hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly. The old lady at the tour desk was exceptional. Book a tour from her, she offers great rates and goes out of her way to ensure a good tour.
The breakfast was above average but not outstanding. Plenty of variety though. Don't let any reviews scare you off this place. It is fine and I'd stay there again in a heart beat.
Remember the old lady at the tour desk. You won't do better than her!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking