The place and Location
The Inside House Chiang Mai is located in the city center of Chiangmai and decorated in 1920 colonial style with a modern touch. The design is nice and the old Bodhi tree in the center of the garden adds a special charm to the place with a feeling of “grandeur” impression.
We booked the Waterfall Pool Suite on the first floor (102) for 2 nights then the another pool suite on the last floor for 2 nights more.
The suite are nicely decorated between zen colonial and modern with also a “rococo” touch sometimes.
The 102 waterfall Pool suite was impressive, with a long garden next to the swimming pool, we were welcome with some afternoon tea and a bottle of sparkling wine. (i guess this is the same treatment for all the rooms as we had no special deal and this review is not sponsored by the hotel in any way, we pay for our room like everybody).
The suite on the last floor was beautiful and gave a more modern feeling, the pool on the balcony makes it really special too.
The hotel surrounding is calm and quiet.
If you don’t have a pool in your room you can enjoy the one at the hotel, which is really beautiful with its white walls. However, there are only a few seats there so you better book your place at the front desk.
The Food and Beverage
The food presentation is detailed and beautifully “instagramable”, plus the taste follows and all the dishes are good and tasty.
The breakfast is 5 stars and they have a great choices of fresh juices, fresh breads, western and local styles dishes to satisfy any palates.
The service at the Restaurant was the best in the hotel, polite, not invasive and efficient, the kind that makes you feel in good hands.
The overall service from the reception could be much better. A staff named “Big” at the reception could make your stay disappointing with her bad attitude and her rude way of talking… fortunately some other staff are more conscious about their work and the price you pay for your room.
The Inside House is impressive with it’s design and the pools in the suites. It’s a nice and quiet hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai.
Except at the restaurant, the service wasn’t impressive, and unlike the Rayavadee in Krabi, there’s still room to improve, particularly at the front desk which is the first and last impression you get from your stay. This put apart it was overall a nice stay.
Good for couples and I recommend a 2-night stay to fully enjoy The room’s facilities and stay on a good note.