Re: Places to stay in Thailand
posted at 8/16/2009 10:20 AM EDT
Well I didnt get any replies from my question " place to stay in Thailand" but hopefully I can answer my own question now and someone else in the future can benifit from my experiences.
Got into Bangkok real late but managed to get a taxi into the city for about 10 bucks.
Did some research into places to stay in bangkok and ended up at Suk 11 guesthouse. Well worth the money and the place exceeded my expectations. Great area, lots of restaurants around and the subway was close. www.suk11.com
A great breakfast was included in the price. About 30 bucks a night.
Took a train up North to Chiangmai. I was looking for a hotel there but ended up deciding on a vacation rental in Chiang Mai. Thought a furnished apartment would be bigger for us as we had the kid. Did some research in an internet cafe and ended up staying in a beautiful furnished apartment right beside the night market. The place had everything and more. It was a new apartment and spotless and certainly one of the best places I have stayed in for a long time. Extended my stay there twice cause i felt so at home there. The place had CNN and free wi-fi so I was able to stay in touch with everyone.www.chiangmaifurnishedapartments.com
There was a full kitchen so we could make our own breakfast and cook for the kid when he got hungry. He didnt like thai food too much so the kitchen was a godsend.
Cost me about 60 bucks a night here but well worth it, with the ac cranked up high we could have been in Boston.
The place had a pool so when i was sleeping off a hangover the wife could take the kid swimming until I composed myself.
Talked to a foreigner afterwards and he lived in chiang mai and he said it was the best place to stay in chiang mai.
Did some elephant riding in Chiang Mai, a small 1 day trek and shopped alot and sincewe overstayed there we ran out of time and headed back to Bangkok on thai airways with full suitcases .
We had a great holiday in thailand and if we sill have our shirts we will be back again next year.