Hotels Review

Check In Date

May 2016

Location

Chiang Mai

Style

Boutique hotel

Theme

Art Gallery – Lots of art and an actual art gallery on the ground floor

Check In

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.

Room
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!

Double bed

Double bed

The room

The room

The Bed

The Bed

Pillow

Pillow

Bed lamp

Bed lamp

Bed side table

Bed side table

Light switches by the bed

Light switches by the bed

Tea selections

Tea selections with kettle

Sofa and coffee table by the window

Sofa and coffee table by the window

The painting near the window

The painting near the window

They even let you draw

They even let you draw

Lets get drawing

Lets get drawing

Slippers available but they are not brand new

Slippers available but they are not brand new

Hangers

Hangers

Bathroom

Bathroom

 

Hairdryer

Hairdryer

Bathroom amenities

Bathroom amenities

Sink

Sink

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Complimentary water

Complimentary water

Room
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.

Th Double bed

Th Double bed

The Room

The Room

The bed

The bed

Pillows

Pillows

TV

TV

Armchair

Armchair & Coffee table

Let's you draw as well

Let’s you draw as well

Lamp

Lamp with art work behind

Lamp

Lamp

Kettle and beverages

Kettle and beverages

Pot noodles

Pot noodles and snacks

Bathroom

Bathroom

The lamp

The lamp

Lamp shade

Lamp shade

Door number

Door number

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.

Dining area

Dining area

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Lobby

bY THE CHECK IN COUNTER

bY THE CHECK IN COUNTER

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Shop near the entrance

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The lifts in the lobby

The lobby

Restaurant on the lobby floor

Art Gallery in the lobby

Art Gallery in the lobby

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Lobby

Lobby

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Seats in the lobby

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On 2nd floor overlooking the restaurant on the ground floor

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2nd floor

Stairs

Stairs

 

Exterior

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Entrance

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The restaurant

106

Night time

107

Night Time

108

Roof Top Swimming Pool

Pool

Pool

Corridor

Corridor

Corridor

Corridor

Corridor

Verdict

PROS

  • Great service – attentive and friendly
  • Complimentary water – 4 bottles in room and can ask for more. They even gave us water before we left
  • Quiet
  • Free Parking

CONS

  • 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

Damage

Promotion –  Pay only 2 nights to get 3 nights stay
THB 6,465 = 1420 HKD  for 3 nights (low season)

Details


Art Mai Gallery Hotel by Compass Hospitality
21 Soi 3, Nimmanhaemin Road,
Suthep, Muang
Chiang Mai
Thailand 50200
Tel: +66-53-894-888
Fax: +66-894-894
Email: enquiry@artmaigalleryhotel.com