This really is a lovely Condo run by a really helpful couple (Trevor and Pat) and it's in such a great location. We stayed for four weeks in Jan/Feb 2014 and liked it so much we have booked to return for the same period next year. We liked everything about our stay, Trevor and Pat were so helpful and friendly and Chiang Rai is delightful.
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We stayed here for 8 nights in March 2014. The booking procedure was easy, Trevor was always quick to answer our emails, we paid the deposit by Paypal and the balance in cash on arrival. Trevor was waiting for us as we got out of the taxi and took us up to the apartment. We were really pleased, it contained everything we needed and it was all spotlessly clean. Trevor showed us around and made sure that we knew where everything was and how it worked. He also pointed out the attractions in the city and explained how to get about. He also left a file that he had prepared with lots of information. Then there were the "extras" that we had not expected: a lovely bowl of fruit, complimentary tea and coffee, bottled water so we did not have to go out shopping immediately, there was also a small "mini bar", charged at supermarket prices.Trevor also lent us a mobile phone, so that we could call him or Pat without paying the exorbitant "roaming charges" on our phone. He recommended that we use the phone to call the local taxi driver, who had a small blue van, with bench seats in the rear. We used this service several times, he was prompt, reliable and very reasonably priced.
We had one minor problem, when we discovered a pool of water in the bathroom. It was subsequently discovered that it was due to a leak in the apartment above. We contacted Trevor by email, he was quick to reply, he came over to look into the problem and contacted the people above. The leak was quickly sorted and we had no more problems. The balcony is excellent, it has a bistro table and 2 chairs and overlooks the pool. As it faces East it is possible to sit out at any time of the day without suffering from the sun.
The condo is in a very pleasant part of town, although it is obviously high rise, there are no other tall buildings in the area, which is predominantly residential. I agree with all the other reviews regarding proximity to the town. We enjoyed the 20 minute walk each evening to the "Night Bazaar",where we found really good food at excellent prices and enjoyed the busy atmosphere and free entertainment.
This was our first visit to Chiang Rai, we loved it and hope to return. We would have no hesitation in returning to Trevor and Pat's condo, they could not have been more welcoming or helpful. They are a delightful couple who want to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay in Chiang Rai.
Stayed in this condo for 3 nights. Very well equipped and in a good position. Trevor and Pat were excellent getting up at 7am to ensure we would have the free bikes available for that day.Used them to visit Chiang Rai Beach and enjoyed a couple of Laos beers. Easy ride,nice countryside roads.
Would definitely stay here again. Trevor also posted a top (stupidly left in wardrobe) back to me. Better than a hotel room by far!
We stayed 3 nights at this apartment over Christmas 2013. The apartment is small but perfectly fine for a couple for a short stay. It is well furnished and has everything you need. The hosts, Trevor and Pat could not be more accommodating and helpful. Trevor was overseas in England but was still replying quickly to emails. Pat is a wonderful lady who met us at the start and end of our stay and also organised a driver for us to visit the White Temple - a gentleman in a blue van who didn't speak much English but was a fun guy and always quick to have a laugh. The apartment is a 10minute walk to the night market and close other areas. It is very close to a large Saturday night market which is huge and crowded. There is a massage place just around the corner which is very clean and offers great massages. My wife also had her nails done there. While the apartment was only 10 minutes walk from the night market we tended to catch the local tuk tuks about who usually charged 60 or 80 baht. They all recognised the name of the Chiang Rai Condotel when we asked to be taken there - which made getting around and back very easy. We tended to eat at the local eateries rather than cafés or restaurants and enjoyed the local good very economically. We would recommend this apartment for anyone wanting a short stay in Chiang Rai. Only downside is that it is a single bedroom/lounge which means that you both really need to go to bed at the same time. A big thank you to Trevor and Pat for their help and hospitality. Bernie and Liz
The condo was spotless and very well equipped. It was a home away from home for us which was very warmly welcomed. Trevor and Pat couldn't have been more helpful and we would definitely recommend this to anyone!