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“Quiet, Riverside retreat”
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Galare Guest House
Ranked #71 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This spot is set far down a soi from the main road, right on the Ping River. Nice little open air cafe serves breakfasts and lunch. Evenings a lady appears to whip up vegetarian dishes for dinner. Everything in this place is clean and tidy and the rooms are amazingly bug free! Not even a mosquito! Not sure how they do that.
The staff are friendly and very helpful and can book any tours you want or even arrange one themselves in their van. And very reasonable priced. A little lawn with chairs would be a great spot for toddlers to wander, it is far back from the river. Why pay more for a ritzy spot, when you can while away the hours here, reading on the balcony...lots of books piled up...or gazing at the river.

Stayed: November 2017
Thank Seattle07
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This delightful Guest House is down an alley way, situated on the river. The accommodation is clean and humble but comfortable, in a traditional Thai style building. The staff are lovely and the price is right!

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Comfortable, quiet area, walking distance to night market, affordable, like the garden very much. Stayed for 2 nights and it was also walking distance to hilal town where you can find halal food. Friendly staff and it was quick check in and check out.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank suzKL
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I decided on this guest house, based purely on Trip Advisor recommendations. Without knowing how nice it would be, I booked for a night and stayed for my entire week in Chiang Mai. Everything was clean and comfy and located close to night bazaar and Old town. Staff were super friendly and organised all my day trip adventures. Couldn't have planned it better if I tried!! Thanks to everyone for a very memorable vacation.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Anthony K
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

By North American standards this might be considered a humble accommodation, but that's the point--it's not in North America. We have come to really appreciate the comfort and friendliness of the Galare House. It was our home in Chiang Mai for two weeks and it felt great at the end of each day to come back to this welcoming guest house. It is clean and comfortable, and the staff could not be more friendly.

It has all of the basics that are necessary to feeling at home for a few nights (or, like us, even longer). Abundant hot water, adequate WiFi in the rooms and the common area, and air conditioning in each room. The location is also good. It is right by the river, so it's easy to orient yourself. The Night Bazaar is just around the corner, and the old city is an easy walk. All of the taxi and tuk-tuk drivers know where it is, and the surrounding area has plenty of options for food and shopping. There's even a pharmacy just down the street that had everything we needed to deal with some minor injuries and illnesses. We quickly came to think of the area as "our neighborhood."

For the price, this is a great home base to visit Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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4  Thank WCGood67
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Additional Information about Galare Guest House

Address: 7 Chareonprathet Rd. Soi #2, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#21 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#40 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: €19 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galare Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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