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Sheik Istana Hotel

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thailand has become so comercialized that it can be difficult to find real Thai kindness, tranquility and hospitality. We found all three at Sheik Istana Hotel. The hotel has a Moorish style, but the guests are mostly Thai or European. We enjoyed our stay.

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Rosarin I, Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Rob We would like to say thank you for your last visit and very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We promise we will keep improving our service but never forget to keep all three things you mention ( Thai kindness , tranquility and hospitality ) We wish to welcome you again next time.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 February 2017

When we first arrived we thought the hotel was average, it seemed a little dated but the riverside setting was nice. It was at night and we decided to have dinner at the hotel while we waited for our room. The food was not good and we wished we had taken the effort to find a place to eat outside...

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Rosarin I, Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry about your experiences during stayed in our hotel .We are always take seriously to our guest’s concern and using it to improve our services and facilities for their extremely satisfied . We admit that during that week we had the water filter problems and that we had solve it in about few days. Now we improved...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Hotel room got a strange odor like rotten eggs over the waterwork, very hard for us to take a shower or brush over teeth. Although this hotel has a nice view of Ping river, its rust odour can't be resisted.

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Almaty
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are luxurious. Even though it's conveniently located on a main road near the city, the rooms are situated such they have no traffic noise as other hotels do. A huge, two story work out facility and two pools, although small. Loved sitting out at night enjoying the river, lights and lush gardens.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a quiet,comfortable hotel with a Moroccan theme.There are some very pleasant gardens to enjoy with views of the tranquil river. Most of the staff do not have a good command of English, but all are extremely courteous and helpful.Joey,who organises tours from within the hotel,also runs an efficient and inexpensive taxi service.He speaks good English and comes highly...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights at the start of our holiday. It was a lovely quiet oasis, a little further out from Chiangmai. Which suited us perfectly. The rooms are clean, with lovely decor and a huge bed. The staff very helpful, although speak most we found spoke limited English, which made it difficult to converse at...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very cute romantic place and beautiful at night. Nice breakfast selection. We were kindly upgraded to a Deluxe room for a few nights, and if you are staying for more than two nights I would recommend choosing a Deluxe as there is a lot more space than a standard room. We chose this place as we needed somewhere with a...

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Rosarin T, Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

It's so great to read that you enjoyed our accommodation and facilities especially a gym. Glad to know that you have a wonderful stay in our huge Deluxe room. Thanks for your compliment on our delicious food and especially your comments about the friendly service from our team are much appreciated. We wish you had a memorable birthday.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

we were looking for a break between Christmas and New Years and decided on Chaing Mai. We found a deal on Hotels.com for the Sheik Istana Hotel. WOW! what a find!! The 4 star hotel was located on the river outside of the old city away from the sound, pollution etc. It was a 10 minute (BHT150) tax ride from...

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Jeju Island, South Korea
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Sheik Istana hotel is a lovely hotel that is a bit off the beaten path. The hotel boasts that it is a romantic hotel, and I'd agree, so for a family it might not be the best fit. Since it is a bit off the beaten path the front desk will help you with transport. I'd stay here again,...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. A bit close to the street so noise level was a bit high. Breakfast ample and quite good. River location was not as nice as I had hoped as the river is rather polluted and not very nice looking. Also a source of bugs and mosquitos!! One large swimming pool and one small one. Nice gym and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheik Istana is ideally situated on the Ping River, the main river that runs through the city, in one of the most beautiful locations in Chiang Mai. All attraction areas are all within easy reach. The design of the 35 luxuriously appointed guest rooms was inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, making the hotel ideally suited for a romantic getaway or honeymoon; its convenient location and beautiful, cosy and elegant atmosphere will however equally appeal to business people. Relax and take in the stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium, one of the ancient temples in Wiang Kum Kam,from your guestroom terrace and have yourself pampered by our friendly and professional staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheik Istana Hotel

Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: €45 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#36 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#45 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
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“higher floors allow you to leave curtains open to enjoy the river view without passers-by looking in.”
 of 5 bubbles warkentineAlmaty, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Deluxe!!”
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“Upgraded rooms are on 1st floor with a bigger & better view”
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“River view”
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“End of hallway rooms on the second floor with great river views and peace and quiet”
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