Check In Date
Art Gallery – Lots of art and an actual art gallery on the ground floor
Checking in was smooth and fast. We were given a welcome drink each, it looked very artificial as it was rainbow colour. The taste wasn’t too great, I am guessing it was Pandan juice. We were told the breakfast time and the wifi password. However they forgot to tell us the opening and closing time for the gym and swimming pool. We were given the rooms on the 8th floor as we had booked the –Exclusive Gallery room with Breakfast through their official website which was doing a good deal Pay 2 nights to get 3 nights stay with unlimited internet and free breakfast.
Exclusive Gallery room
2nd floor – Nude Art Theme
Unfortunately I was given a room on the 7th floor which faced the storage room. It would be very noisy in the morning when they are cleaning the room. So I went back downstairs and ask for a room change. The only Exclusive Gallery Room was on the 2nd floor (Nude Art Theme) so we moved downstairs. the room wasn’t exactly spectacular. There was dust everywhere and the bed was rock hard. The pillows were rather flat. The worst thing was the air conditioner at the top is fixed and cannot changed the direction of the wind blowing out, so the whole night it was blowing on my head. I had a very uncomfortable sleep.
One or two of the lights weren’t working and the room was rather dim. So the next morning I asked to change the room back to the 11th floor. The lady who was at the check in was very helpful. She checked which room and came upstairs with me to show me the new room also on the 2nd floor, but next to the lift. I told her I was sensitive to noise and it would affect my sleep. However it was the only room available so I accepted. She told me to go pack my bags and leave it in the room I am staying and by the time I return, the luggage will be moved to the new room. To my surprise, upon my return to hotel in the late afternoon, the lady told me there was a room on 7th floor available and it is not near the lift or the storage room. Fantastic!
Exclusive Gallery room
7th floor – Impressionist Art
The room was much better on the 7th floor. Better wallpaper, and even better art work. The room was slightly smaller however looks and feels cleaner and more spacious. All the lights worked, the bed was more comfortable and the air conditioner was blowing into my face. I had great sleep here, however the wifi was awful here so if you need internet or you will die, then do not stay on the top floor.
Breakfast and restaurant
Breakfast was below average. Not much selection of food, there were the usual boil sausage, baked beans that tasted nothing like baked beans, cheese and ham. There were asian selections like fried rice and congee. Not much juices to choose from, but there were toasters for bread and you can order eggs as omelette or scrambled and even fried eggs.
Roof Top Swimming Pool
- Great service – attentive and friendly
- Complimentary water – 4 bottles in room and can ask for more. They even gave us water before we left
- Free Parking
- Breakfast was poor, not much selections and bad service
- The aircon in some rooms are badly planned out with aircon blowing on your face
- No lift to the basement ( car park)
I liked Art Mai Gallery Nimman Hotel very much except the first night, however their attentive customer service really made up for the bad room. They were always helpful and cheerful even when we needed just a few more bottles of water. Changing room was not a hassle for once thanks to their help, I was very satisfied. They even gave us free bottles of water each when we came back for our suitcases at the end of the day. I wish we had stay for longer. The rates for this hotel was reasonable so look out for good deals available.
The hotel is situated in Nimman, far from the Old Town which I do not mind as the Old Town area is rather touristy and old. Nimman is more trendy and modern with lots of hip cafes and coffee shops. it is lot more quiet than Old Town and less cars. I would choose Nimman if i come again.
Would I go back again? Yes, definitely
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 9/10
Promotion – Pay only 2 nights to get 3 nights stay
THB 6,465 = 1420 HKD for 3 nights (low season)
Art Mai Gallery Hotel by Compass Hospitality
21 Soi 3, Nimmanhaemin Road,