6.2

Good
/10
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Housekeeping5
Car Park1
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Wat Phakhao Temple

40 m

Lost Book Shop

50 m

Mungkala

50 m

Tony's Big Bikes

80 m

John's Place

100 m

Popular landmarks
Tha Phae Gate

300 m

Wat Chedi Luang

580 m

Wua Lai Walking Street

660 m

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

890 m

Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)

1.1 km

Closest landmarks
Blue Garden Yoga

20 m

Elephant Rescue Park Office

70 m

Pinte Blues Pub

150 m

Goodwill Pharmacy

190 m

Dr. Som

190 m

Smile House Chiangmai

"The room my friend and I stayed in was cozy and clean."

Samantha - July 31, 2018
Swimming pool [outdoor] Smile House Chiangmai
Swimming pool [outdoor] Smile House Chiangmai
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Smile House Chiangmai

5 Rachamankha Soi 2, Phra Singh, Muang, Chiang Mai, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Strategically situated in Old City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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  • Located in heart of Chiang Mai

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

  • Laundry service

Value for money6.2
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.5 km

Rooms available at Smile House Chiangmai

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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Smile House Chiangmai?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Smile House Chiangmai?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Smile House Chiangmai has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

              What is the smoking policy at Smile House Chiangmai?

              Smile House Chiangmai does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

              What restaurants are nearby Smile House Chiangmai?

              Restaurants including Taste From Heaven Vegetarian Restaurant, Bubbles Live Restaurant and Kat's Kitchen are popular in Smile House Chiangmai’s neighborhood which is known as Old City.

              What popular shopping places are close to Smile House Chiangmai?

              Located in the Old City area, Smile House Chiangmai is close to great shopping choices like Rendee Design, Sangchan and Best Armani Collection International.

              What are popular attractions near Smile House Chiangmai?

              Guests at Smile House Chiangmai can easily visit Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) and Wat Chiang Man located in the Old City area.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Smile House Chiangmai?

              Smile House Chiangmai is located in the Old City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Authentic Thai Elephant Sanctuary, Siam Elephant and Elephant sanctuary care Park.

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              What people love about Smile House Chiangmai

              • 7.6

                Very good
                Cleanliness

                "The room my friend and I stayed in was cozy and clean."

                Samantha

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              • 7.6

                Very good
                Location

                "Overall, it was a lovely little getaway & very centrally located to lots of bars, restaurants, shops, and more!"

                Samantha

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              Overall rating:

              6.2

              Good
              282 reviews
              Cleanliness
              5.1
              Facilities
              5.1
              Location
              8.1
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              More about Smile House Chiangmai

              More about Smile House Chiangmai

              Smile House Chiangmai

              Get the most out of your trip in Chiang Mai when you stay at Smile House Chiangmai. This hotel is located right in the city center, in close proximity to all the famous sites.
              Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the hotel make exploring Chiang Mai even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
              Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Smile House Chiangmai thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
              Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


              Dining and things to do

              A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
              Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool.


              Around the property

              Smile House Chiangmai is the perfect spot to explore Chiang Mai's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Never forget your time in Chiang Mai with a special gift or trinket from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar just 890 m away. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 1.3 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


              Reasons to stay here

              Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it better than 81% of the city's other accommodations.
              Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 81% of accommodations in the city.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Review score
              Facilities

              5.1

              Most talked about facilities

              Swimming Pool

              15 mentions

              Housekeeping

              8 mentions

              Internet

              5 mentions

              Breakfast

              2 mentions

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • Thai

              Internet access

              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Garden
              • Swimming pool [indoor]
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Ticket services
              • Tours

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Bar

              Services and conveniences

              • Dry cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Laundry service
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Swimming pool [kids]

              Access

              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Pets allowed

              Getting around

              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Rental car

              Sports equipment rental

              • Bicycle rental

              Available in all rooms

              • Air conditioning
              • Desk
              • Free bottled water
              • Internet access – wireless
              • Non-smoking
              • Shower
              • Wi-Fi [free]
              Location
              5 Rachamankha Soi 2, Phra Singh, Muang, Chiang Mai, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
              Excellent
              Location

              8.1

              Airports

              • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
                3.5 km 18 min drive
              • Lampang Airport (LPT)
                78.3 km

              Public transportation

              • Chiang Mai Railway Station
                2.6 km
              • Saraphi
                9.9 km

              Hospital or clinic

              • Goodwill Pharmacy
                190 m

              Shopping

              • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
                890 m

              Convenience store

              • 7 Eleven
                120 m 1 min drive

              Cash withdrawal

              • ATM
                120 m 2 min walk
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

              • Tha Phae Gate
                300 m
              • Wat Chedi Luang
                580 m
              • Wua Lai Walking Street
                660 m
              • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
                890 m
              • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
                1.1 km
              • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
                1.3 km
              • Chiang Mai Zoo
                5.4 km
              • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
                8.2 km
              • Chiang Mai Night Safari
                9.3 km
              • Elephant Rescue Park
                40.6 km

              Nearby landmarks

              • Blue Garden Yoga
                20 m
              • Wat Phakhao Temple
                40 m
              • Lost Book Shop
                50 m
              • Mungkala
                50 m
              • Elephant Rescue Park Office
                70 m
              • Tony's Big Bikes
                80 m
              • John's Place
                100 m
              • Gecko Books
                100 m
              • Rendee Design
                130 m
              • Pinte Blues Pub
                150 m
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              All children are welcome.

              Infant 0-1 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
              Children 2-11 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until12:00

              Getting around

              • Distance from city center1 km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

              The property

              • Number of rooms 38
              • Room voltage220
              • Year property opened2000
              • Most recent renovation2013

              Reviews of Smile House Chiangmai from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              Cleanliness5.1
              Facilities5.1
              Location8.1
              Room comfort and quality6.3
              Service6.2
              Value for money6.2
              High score for Chiang Mai
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              9+ Exceptional (10)
              8-9 Excellent (28)
              7-8 Very Good (33)
              6-7 Good (36)
              <6 Below Expectation (116)
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              Sep - Nov (51)
              Dec - Feb (114)
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              8.3
              Excellent
              Lacey from United States
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

              Good price, great location, great food in the a.m.”

              Location, quietness, price

              We had a good stay. The room was under decorated and the bathroom was a bit gross... I didn't expect any more than that. The hotel is in a great location in Chiang Mai--close to everything being in the old city, but far enough that it's not too loud at night. Call to confirm your reservation a few days ahead of time, because when we got there, they did not have our reservation and they were full. They sent us to another hotel and paid for the hotel and the transportation, and when we returned the next morning, we were given free breakfast all week, so we were satisfied with that. I'd stay again. Cute hotel and a low price.

              Reviewed April 22, 2013

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Corey from United States
              Couple
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

              Very nice stay close to everything”

              We really enjoyed our stay. Wifi works in public areas but we lucked out being just above the lobby and were able to get some wifi in the room. The room was nice and clean and the staff was super friendly. The only downside was that the toilet took forever to flush and never actually flushed completely. Even given that we would stay here again on our next visit to Chiang Mai. We really enjoyed the stay and found the location was perfect. Well worth the money we spent which was a very reasonable price for a private room with a double room and a private bathroom. We would recommend this to any traveler.

              Reviewed January 29, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ronald from Thailand
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

              Lovely place to stay”

              Lovely place to stay and relax, excellent location in heart of old city with car parking, very nice welcoming staff, swimming pool, room was clean an excellent place to stay and explore Chiang Mai, lots of restaurants near by.

              Reviewed August 27, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Zachary from United States
              Couple
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

              Great location, clean rooms”

              Great location in Chiang Mai old town with clean rooms and a nice pool. The bed was old and squeaky but sleep-able. Good for the price and location.

              Reviewed January 09, 2017

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              9.3
              Exceptional
              katherine from United States
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in December 2014

              Great value”

              Location, value, amenities

              What a great place. We wish it were available for our whole stay in chiang Mai. The pool is clean and IN THE SUN, which was a rare find. Lots of people buzzing about, but a relaxing vibe. Didn't eat here. Rooms were spacious and clean. Helpful staff with better English than we have experience here. Stay here!!

              Reviewed December 29, 2014

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              8.3
              Excellent
              Grace from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

              Always a pleasure staying here”

              Location, Staff, Pool side public area

              I have stayed here a number of times and always a pleasure. This is what i would describe as "back-packer plus". The rooms are adequate but not fancy - but reasonable for the price. I know that some reviewers are a but critical of the rooms but as said they are reasonable for the price. The pleasure of this place is the whole experience. The public lounge and pool side terrace areas are great for chilling and relaxing. The location is superb with everything you need within easy walking distance - especially John's bar just up the lane. The staff are friendly, speak good English and are very helpful. The Smile breakfast is always a pleasure - enough to keep me going till dinner time.

              Reviewed August 30, 2014

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              7.6
              Very good
              Samantha from Thailand
              Group
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

              Great location! ”

              The Smile House is slightly tucked away from the street and surrounded by trees and flowers. There are two very friendly cats and a dog that lounge around the premise, which I as an animal person, loved. The room my friend and I stayed in was cozy and clean. The only minor flaws I noticed was how thin the walls were- I was worried my friend and I chatting and laughing in our room was going to disturb the neighbors. Also, the pictures online show lounge chairs by the pool, but the chairs available did not fit that description. However, it rained during our free/leisure day so we couldn’t use the pool anyhow. Overall, it was a lovely little getaway & very centrally located to lots of bars, restaurants, shops, and more!

              Reviewed July 31, 2018

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              7.7
              Very good
              James from United States
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2013

              Nice location for in-city Chiang Mai visiting.”

              Location, proximity to good restaurants, pool.

              My wife and stayed at Smile on the advice of a friend and we were very satisfied due to the location and pool. There are many excellent restaurants nearby and it's a five minute walk to the start of the Sunday Walking Market and a variety of other in-city things to see and do. Also, our favorite breakfast cafe is just around the corner (called the Dada Cafe) and do try their cheese omelettes which are really great!

              Reviewed June 12, 2014

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              6.8
              Good
              Lars from Germany
              Couple
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

              Really old. Needs some renovation ”

              Short and on point: It needs some renovation. It has a very good location inside the old town and therefore a high potential to be great, but it’s far away from this. It’s not really clean, very old, smells old, the wallpaper has a lot of holes and the shower needs some pressure adjustment. The fan hasn’t been cleaned for a long time. Still for us it was okay, because we didn’t spend much time in the room. Only for sleeping. I definitely know better ones in the old town for the same price or even less. Guys, hope you read this and renovate your rooms.

              Reviewed November 30, 2018

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              7.2
              Very good
              gordon from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

              smile house Chiang Mai ”

              This Guest House is showing a little age but its still has a little charm left the room i stayed in was the cheap fan only, Bed was a little hard but they gave me a extra downer that help good hot water the pool look clean and the WiFi was of a good speed , All in all it was good for the price if your on a budget.

              Reviewed September 25, 2016

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              6.0
              Dana
              Solo traveler
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

              Old, rundown, dirty”

              I was looking forward to a cozy night in this hotel but was sorely disappointed. My room was run down, parts of the trim were torn off, paint was decades old, fan didnt swing back and forth after the first few turns, window latches were broken, shower was very old and barely attached, etc... The bed seemed clean, which was its saving grace. I was up 3 flights of (small, slipperly) stairs near the laundry room. Junk was piled next to my room. Outside below (which isn't really their fault) was a mans yard with a chicken and a dog which traded off keeping me up all night/morning. Pool looked dirty and the other guests were loud an obnoxious. Normally I'm pretty understanding of some rough edges but for the price this just wasn't worth it compared to the other options out there.

              Reviewed November 06, 2017

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              4.0
              Amber from United States
              Business traveler
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 8 nights in January 2017

              Unhelpful Staff - Ant Infested Rooms”

              Smile House refused to respond to emails and their online booking did not work. Because the location was perfect and it received great reviews in my guidebook I really wanted to stay here - so I booked through Agoda. The staff was not helpful and at times were downright rude - ignoring guests at the front desk, refusing to tell people where they were on the city map (How do you not know where you are located in your own city!!), and were generally uninformative. No one ever came to clean my room, give me toilet paper or empty my trash, which, since you can't flush toilet paper was pretty full and pretty rank. After 3 days I finally went to the front desk to ask when I could expect my room to be clean. She THEN informed me I had to leave my key at the desk if I wanted to be clean (Would have been nice to know at check-in!). There were ants when I moved in to the room, but they had mostly stayed in the bathroom. I think this was a problem throughout the hotel because I spoke with another guest at the pool who said she had asked to change rooms 3 times do to ants in the rooms. Also - these rooms do not have mosquito nets over the beds, although the windows are screened. When the staff clean your room they leave the door open (I am assuming so people can see in and not think they are stealing anything or being inappropriate). Unfortunately, this also lets mosquitoes into the room, who will attack your unprotected body all night. Once the ants seemed to be in my bed (crawling all over me while I attempted to sleep), and not just in the bathroom, I asked the front desk to take care of them when they cleaned that day. I returned from my day in the city to find the room clean, but the ants still everywhere. I then went to the front desk and had to bring the staff into my room to show them the ants. They brought in a bottle of some poison and began spraying it everywhere - including all over my bags, clothes, toothbrush, etc... (not really what I had int

              Reviewed February 02, 2017

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              4.4
              Ken from United Kingdom
              Group
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

              Diappointing”

              Smile House was recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide so I was looking forward to staying there. Unfortunately, I don't think the reviewer got past the reception and pool which both seemed attractive on arrival. My room, however, was not much short of disgusting. Lots of small flies sitting on the walls, especially in the bathroom and cobwebs in the coat-hanging space, which dispensed several mosquitoes when I brushed them away. The bed mattress was very hard and there were little other furniture. My room wasn't cleaned the second day, although a member of staff did come and squash the spider with a 5 inch leg span against the wall and sweep away most of it remains. The attractive pool later turned out to be too full of bit and pieces to entice me to swim in it. After staying the two days we had paid in advance for we left to stay somewhere much nicer and only a little more expensive.

              Reviewed February 28, 2017

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              5.2
              Janica from Malta
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in January 2017

              Thank god we only booked 1 night”

              We booked 1 night just in case we did not like it, thanks god for that. The room looked nice from the picture and at first glance. It has a bed, a desk, and the toilet room. The water from the shower came out with absolutely no pressure. The bed was very uncomfortable and the only way you could let some ventilation flow, apart from the AC, was to open the glass door which led through the front patio. Made us feel like we were living in a showroom. At around 7 am we heard very very loud footsteps from the room above ours and things falling making it sound like the noises came from our room. We lived in much better guesthouses at a lower price in Thailand. The location is good as its in one of the main roads in the old city.

              Reviewed January 13, 2017

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              6.0
              CECILIA from Spain
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

              Great location, some room are OK some are very bad”

              swimpool and very good location near the sunday and saturday market

              We stay 2 times in the hotel, the first one was better because we had a new room, very clena but the second time the room was very old and dirty and plenty of ants. So we asked for change and we had to sleep only one night in the room because the next mornig we have a new one. The new area are oon the back of the swimpool not in the garden. In the new rooms the matras are hard very hard like a stone be awere, in the old rooms are bad matras with holes. The staff is very friendly and speaks good english.

              Reviewed January 20, 2013

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              5.2
              Megan from South Africa
              Couple
              Standard Fan
              Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

              Horrible”

              The photos were a complete lie and the place was terrible, except for its location in the old city. The room was dark and very unwelcoming with a dirty bathroom. We asked for fresh towels and were told that we would get but we did not. Not recommended. None of the photographed areas look like they do in the photos

              Reviewed December 25, 2017

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              jack from United States
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in October 2013

              had a great time in chiang mai.”

              1) great room 2) great location 3) great value for money

              i thought this hotel was awesome. my room was very nice and a great shower.

              Reviewed October 28, 2013

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              8.3
              Excellent
              Sheryl from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Group
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in December 2015

              Comfy place.”

              Homely inviting lobby with friendly resident cats and dog.

              I had a room by the pool and close to the lobby. I slept very well and woke up happy. I was surprised they had an English movie channel as well on tv. As for the very comfortable partly open lobby/living area, they might do well to replace the seat cushions as they now sagged in the middle. Staff were attentive and helpful. Near eats, 2nd hand bookstores, market, big bike rentals.

              Reviewed December 09, 2015

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              6.0
              david from United States
              Family with young children
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

              Riding on location”

              It is all about the convienent location to the most popular tourist spot in Chaing Mai . The air is going out of the smile , the place is worn out . They are definitely getting thier money out of it , but it is all in the location ...

              Reviewed March 26, 2016

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              6.7
              Good
              louise from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in April 2013

              comfortable centrally located value for money”

              easy public transport, friendly reception, relaxed atmosphere

              Good stop off point close to all amenities friendly staff good local healthy restuarants with tasty juices - good hot shower at Smile clean and comfortable room.

              Reviewed April 26, 2013

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