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De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

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8.5

Excellent

1,514 reviews

1,514 reviews

Breakfast29
Housekeeping27
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 170 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Mhaone Temple

110 m

Wat Mahawan

110 m

7-elevel

130 m

New Valentino's International Tailor

130 m

City Silk

150 m

Popular landmarks
Tha Phae Gate

240 m

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

530 m

Wat Chedi Luang

940 m

Wua Lai Walking Street

1.1 km

Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Panu MD. Clinic

60 m

Dang Bike Hire

190 m

Nova

200 m

V-Smile

200 m

Raming Lodge Parking

210 m

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

6/3 Thapae Road, Soi 4, Changklan, Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Tha Phae part of Chiang Mai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Chiang Mai

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

230 meters to Tha Phae Gate

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Mai every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Grand Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Two Bedroom Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds or 1 king bed a...
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Premier Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room (Room Only)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Grand Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe (Room Only)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe (Room Only) (Free Afternoon Tea Set & 20% off on Food & Beverage)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa.

What time is check-in and check-out at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 250 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood is Tha Phae which includes popular restaurants such as Moreganic Restaurant, The Cosy Cafe and Mo Rooms Hotel.

What popular shopping places are close to De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

Located in the Tha Phae area, De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is close to great shopping choices like New Valentino's International Tailor, G.G Armani collection and Thapae Couture Master Tailor.

What are popular attractions near De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Tha Phae neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tha Phae Gate, Wat Mahawan and Mhaone Temple.

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What people love about De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Clean, staff very helpful, breakfast was from a room service list and adequate."

    John

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    May 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Rooms are always kept in pristine condition everyday."

    Lim

    |

    April 25, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Breakfast

    "Location is very good, Staff very friendly and polite Breakfast very good Overall a excellent visit"

    LINDA

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    January 22, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,917 Chiang Mai properties
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Room comfort score
8.8/10
Room size
43 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9/10
Service score
8.9/10
Better than
96
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Bigger than
92
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Better than
88
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Better than
85
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,514 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
The AC system is very good, for a hot place.
Kenneth from United States
Solo traveler
More about De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

More about De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) is a distinct addition to Chiang Mai and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore.
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Chiang Mai is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the hotel's fireplace.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus). Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. A beach that's accessible right from the hotel puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool.
At De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus), every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar.


Around the property

Be sure to visit some of the city's popular sights during your stay in Chiang Mai. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar located 520 m away. A great museum trip can be had at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 1.2 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 91% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 88% of other accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Chiang Mai.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

160 mentions

Housekeeping

73 mentions

Swimming Pool

32 mentions

Internet

15 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hot tub
  • Light therapy
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Grooming service
  • Hair salon
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, European
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
6/3 Thapae Road, Soi 4, Changklan, Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
    4.0 km 17 min drive
  • Lampang Airport (LPT)
    78.1 km 1.6 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Chiang Mai Railway Station
    2.3 km
  • Saraphi
    9.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Panu MD. Clinic
    60 m

Shopping

  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    530 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    250 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    130 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Tha Phae Gate
    240 m
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    530 m
  • Wat Chedi Luang
    940 m
  • Wua Lai Walking Street
    1.1 km
  • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
    1.3 km
  • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
    1.4 km
  • Chiang Mai Zoo
    5.7 km
  • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
    8.7 km
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari
    9.8 km
  • Elephant Rescue Park
    40.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Panu MD. Clinic
    60 m
  • Mhaone Temple
    110 m
  • Wat Mahawan
    110 m
  • 7-elevel
    130 m
  • New Valentino's International Tailor
    130 m
  • City Silk
    150 m
  • G.G Armani collection
    150 m
  • Book Zone
    160 m
  • Seven Eleven
    170 m
  • Thapae Couture Master Tailor
    170 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee200 THB
  • Distance from city center1.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)250 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 40
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2010

Reviews of De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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8.5
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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.2
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.9
Value for money8.4
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8-9 Excellent (334)
7-8 Very Good (269)
6-7 Good (92)
<6 Below Expectation (71)
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9.0
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Convenient location, good service with a smile”

The rooms at the De Chai The Colonial Hotel have bright, modern decor and the staff are very helpful and polite

The De Chai The Colonial Hotel is a small boutique hotel, located within easy walking distance of the old part of Chiang Mai and the Night Bazaar area. The property is fairly new and well maintained and the rooms are comfortable and very clean. Although the facilities are limited, we had a very pleasant 3-day stay at the hotel and would recommend it for anyone paying a short visit to Chiang Mai. The small Spa in the basement is well run and good value.

Reviewed November 25, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Digby from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Beautiful Hotel”

Everything was Lovely

we really enjoyed our stay at de chai. the room & bathroom were beautifully appointed. the bed was soft and very comfortable. the location was very quiet, but still only a 10 minute walk to the night bazaar, for those who love their shopping, and 5 minutes in the opposite direction to the edge of the old city (although the temples within are at the opposite end of it). the breakfast was the best that i've had in thailand, the buffet seems small, but they have a cooked breakfast option, which means you'll get a similar range to what other hotels offer, but you know it's fresh, the quality of the food is also a notch above what i'd been used to getting from similarly priced hotels! the staff were also friendly and helpful. the only thing i would have liked that they don't have is a fitness room, but if i'm honest with myself - it's likely i wouldn't have had time to use it anyway! overall we were very happy with our stay, and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend de chai as a place to stay to others going to chiang mai. the price was very reasonable for such a well presented hotel.

Reviewed October 16, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Camille from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

Friendly service and great rooms”

Nice rooms, friendly staff, convenience to night market

This was my first time traveling by myself so I was a bit weary but the de chai hotel was fantastic! The service was great! The front desk helped me to book tours for my trip in chiang mai. Each staff was friendly and helpful and you could tell that they genuinely cared about your experience in their hotel. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. The windows opened up into a great view. I stayed on the fourth floor and still got a great view. As a solo traveller, I felt very safe and taken care of in this hotel. I also went to the spa at the basement and had a pleasant experience there as well. And free wifi which was very helpful when planning out my next days. Overall, great hotel, great service, beautiful rooms, relaxing spa, and super friendly hotel staff. Also, only about a ten minute walk to the famous night bazaar! I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Only two minor drawbacks at this hotel which really didn't affect my stay personally. There is a very small swimming pool in the front of the hotel and a very small restaurant. But if you're in Chiangmai to see the sights, you won't spend much time there anyway.

Reviewed September 12, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
ho from United States
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2013

Excellent services, Great location, Nice room”

Room, Services, Location

It was a very good experience with De Chai The Colonial Hotel: - Superb services, staffs are very nice and supportive. - Size of room is much bigger than I expected, the view is superb on the 5th floor, - Bed and bath tub is very comfortable, - Wifi is fast and stable. Highly recommended!! Some minor issue, the hotel is not famous, many drivers dont know the address. Breakfast choices is not much, but the order-to-make dishes are good. The pool is kinda small, this hotel is not for pool lovers. Little suggestion to management, the roof top can be decoration to a leisure area for customers, dont waste the 360 view of Chiang Mai City =)

Reviewed March 29, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Rodney from Canada
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

Excellent hotel in a prime location”

Large, modern rooms; close to all amenities

This was the fourth or fifth time I have stayed at the De Chai The Colonial Hotel, and I return every year because I have not found a better hotel in Chiang Mai. Large, modern rooms with every convenience, the location in a quiet soi, but only a few meters from one of the main roads -- and restaurants, bars, and market within walking distance. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is above average, and the price is about right.

Reviewed December 16, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Vinod from India
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Colonials with a smile ”

5 minutes walk to Night Bazaar

De-chai welcomed us with a very warm welcome and a smile.Very close-by to Night bazaar. A family friendly hotel. Situated near the busy Thae Phae Road. Had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation.. De-chai Elegance spa is an another plus. I personally liked Chiang mai alot, its very calm and so traditional.. Zoo is a main attraction. Peopl

Reviewed October 26, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Michael from Netherlands
Business traveler
Premier Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Excellent : tasteful and eye for detail”

size, interior and comfort of the bedroom and bathroom; kind and helpful staff; massage facilities; location

in fact this is in many respects a five star hotel, but without the impersonal service of many of the real big five star hotels. brand-new hotel (less than 1 year) in a very quiet side-street, just a few hundred meters outside the eastern city wall. everything expected and needed (and even more) is available. large rooms, extremely tasteful and modernly decorated (but also romantic) with an eye for detail. great and strong showers, nice bathtub. very comfortable beds and pillows. aircon is very powerful and relatively noisy. free wifi throughout the hotel. very good and cheap in-house massage-facilities (currently with promotional price). swimming pool (covered and rather small; seems to be more for decoration). breakfast buffet is relatively modest. staff is very friendly and helpful. if you don't mind to spend more money than really needed for decent accommodation in central chiang mai, then don't hesitate to go to de chai !

Reviewed June 02, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Russel from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Beautiful room on a quiet soi”

attentive, helpful staff

We stayed at the Colonial in October 2012. The location is convenient to the old city (through the Tha Phae gate) with free off-street parking. Everything was within walking distance with plenty of good restaurants, shops and the night bazaar and easy stroll from the hotel. The room was about 40 square meters with a beautiful bathroom. Although the room was somewhat large, there was no sofa or table with chairs to use in the main room which would have been useful. Overall, the room was extremely clean and well appointed per a 4-star hotel. The breakfast service needs improvement though. A 4-star hotel should NOT serve frozen hash brown patties and greasy, undercooked bacon. The hotel is a definite recommend.

Reviewed October 24, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Debbie from Australia
Solo traveler
Premier Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Everything was fantastic”

Room size and decor and the staff

i had a change of plans and arrived a day early, hoping for a vacancy. it was festival time and de chai was fully booked, but the manager/owner went out of his way to find me accommodation for that night - he even had his driver take me to the alternative accommodation. the next day when i saw my room - just beautiful!. i enjoyed a spa treatment during my stay and breakfast was more than enough. the actual location of de chai is brilliant - easy walk to the old town and for the sunday market and then an easy walk to the night bazaar. i will stay here again next time i'm in chiang mai.

Reviewed November 22, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Regina from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

Wonderful Hotel”

Friendly Staff, Great Location, Fast WiFi, Nice clean stylish room

De Chai was a wondeful hotel! out of all the hotels we stay in during our trip to Thailand including Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, De Chai was our favorite. The staff was friendly upon arrival and helpful. We arrived 2 hours early, our room was not aviaible yet so they gave us a free upgrade and checked us in within 20 minutes. The location was wonderful, short walking distance to resturants, night bizzar. I would definatly come back to stay at this hotel again if we are in the are.

Reviewed November 08, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
IAN from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 9 nights in November 2016

De Chai”

This was my second time at the De Chai. The hotel is very clean and the room was spacious. Internet speed was good. Bed was very comfortable and the air con quiet. There are free snacks with the tea and coffee making facilities which was a nice touch and these are restocked daily. Breakfast is a good buffet style which is pretty standard but they will cook to order if you ask them. The location is excellent which is why I choose this hotel, having stayed on Tapae Road many times. Walking to the old city is less than ten minutes and there are plenty of songthaew to get you about. However Chiang Mai is better on foot in my opinion and this hotel is within walking distance of most of the Wats and the night markets. Overall I enjoyed my stay here.

Reviewed November 25, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Excellent rooms but a bit too pricey”

De Chai The Colonial is hidden down a small soi off the main road towards the night market. Close to Thapae gate and the aforementioned market, it is pretty well located but may be a bit out of the way for some. The room was impressive, with a large bed, clean linens and a full range of TV channels. The semi open plan bathroom (which can be closed) is nice with a bathtub and the usual amenities. The hotel itself is beautiful and there is a pool and spa on site although we used neither. The breakfast buffet is what you would expect. Overall, we liked the hotel but it is a bit pricey compared to the excellent value for money you can get if you're willing to go to a lower price point. I booked this hotel because it was my girlfriend's birthday and we wanted somewhere nice and comfortable to recover from a scooter accident days before. Otherwise, with the amount of other options, I probably would not stay here again if you are willing to go for more budget options. However, if this is the type of hotel you are looking to stay in, it has everything you need.

Reviewed May 21, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Susanna from Australia
Family with teens
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Good hotel in central, quiet location ”

Excellent service from friendly staff and good central location on quiet street

This hotel offered good value for money and, as other travellers had reported, excellent service from friendly staff. The hotel is pretty new, with spacious and well appointed rooms, and offers a good breakfast (with eggs freshly cooked to order and a selection of coffees made on request). We enjoyed its location in a quiet side street off one of the main roads, and it was within easy walking distance of the old city area and the Night Bazaar and the river too. The proximity to the main road meant it was easy to get transport to attractions outside Chiang Mai. The pool is nice, and covered, but there is not much space to sit in the sun around it to sunbathe if that is what you like to do. All up we were pleased we had chosen De Chai The Colonial Hotel for our stay.

Reviewed January 08, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Karyn from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 8 nights in August 2011

"Lovely hotel, service and location"”

Roomy, clean, wonderful breakfast and lovely staff

We were picked up in a new van from the airport and taken to the hotel. It was roomy, clean and the bed is so comfortable. The bathroom had everything you need and daily cleaning service is great. We had a hot breakfast each day along with gerat coffee and fresh fruits. The bar service is minimal but you have to ask and it is there. Staff took great interest in where we had been and what we planned to do each day. The location is great, 5mins from old town gates and 10mins from night bazaar in other direction. Tuk tuk or sungthu are both easy to get from hotel. For laundry we walked out left of hotel and first laundry on right side of road. Great service, cloths were like new when we collected them. Over all an amazing holiday and would suggest De Chai to anyone going to Chiang Mai.

Reviewed August 29, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Michael from Australia
Business traveler
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2011

Perfect just book it”

great interior design featuring water, lovely staff, convenient location, quiet area

my wife and i were so happy we selected de chai as our hotel for our very first visit to chiang mai and we were not disappointed. the room was very charming and spacious, the bathroom and fittings outstanding. we have a business so wifi is absolutely vital to us to remain in touch with our customers. the complimentary connection in our room was excellent so we could use all our devices simultaneously. if you're seeking a bit of luxury at a reasonable price then don't hesitate to book as you will enjoy staying at de chai.

Reviewed February 16, 2011

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8.4
Excellent
McCauley from United States
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Good hotel in a great location”

De Chai The Colonial was a good hotel very close to both the Old City and the Night Bazaar (right in the middle of the two) which allowed for easy walking of Chiang Mai. The rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was only okay - not a lot of selection. The staff were fine and moderately helpful, but I encourage you to find your own transportation around the city. Taxis coordinated by the hotel come at a significant upcharge. When we asked the front desk staff for advice they directed us to the most expensive options which wasn't appreciated. I would stay here again though because the location was so terrific.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

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Dear McCauley, Thank you for your recent stay and a useful feedback. We were delighted to know you love our hotel, especially the location. Anyway, we've proved our staffs about Taxi and found that they just offered you the most convenient choice. However, we will improve our staffs about taxi recommendation. We look forward to your next stay. Best regards, de chai the colonial hotel

Responded November 14, 2018
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
9.3
Exceptional
Mercedita from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

Classy hotel hidden up a narrow street”

Clean, spacious rooms, great staff

The De Chai is actually a really nice hotel in Chiang Mai. We have been to CM a number of times and tried various places just to see what's on offer. We were upgraded to a Deluxe something but a very nice room on the 5th floor. Very large bath and shower as well as high ceilings throughout. Staff were very helpful and friendly all the time. Breaky was ok but as good as you get in Asia. Location was good but my wife would have liked it closer to the night bazaar. Even so it's only a 10 min stroll. I liked it because it was quiet and closer to the old city. Laundry was just up the street as was scooter hire and ATM's etc. Very good location

Reviewed January 17, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
SI from Portugal
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Nice, onvenient and comfortable”

Nice, onvenient and comfortable

Stay for 2 nights, staffs are friendly, the room is enough space, clean and comfortable. the location is in a small alley, but very near Tha Phae Gate, it is very easy to go to old city and night bazaar. the breakfast is not much choice but still nice and fresh food. Will choice this hotel next time if go to Chiang Mai again.

Reviewed April 05, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Henrik from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Delightful hotel and excellent staff”

Spotlessly clean, excellent customer service from reception and cleaning staff, very good breakfasts

de chai the colonial is situated central to the shopping districts, night markets and restaurants, however the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful at night. we extended our stay by a few days as we liked the hotel very much. they charged us the same price as through agoda. all staff were friendly, helpful and obliging. we have no hesitation in recommending the de chai to others.

Reviewed November 05, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Donna from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

The reason we add Chiang Mai every year”

Staff, Location, Room

We have returned to Chiang Mai every year that we have been going to Thailand (10 years)not only for the lay-back atmosphere of CM, but how much we enjoy staying at De Chai! We usually stay several days in CM from Bangkok. We find new places to visit for the day from CM every year. We have been known to stray a little farther from CHiang Mai, but after a few days of travel return to Chiang Mai just to end there. LOVE THIS PLACE, and the staff make us feel so welcome every time!

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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