The What’s Up Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Chiang Rai

Le Terrarium Bed and Sleep

As one of the major tourism hubs in the north of Thailand, Chiang Rai Muang District and its immediate surroundings boast a decent collection of accommodation. There is something to suit all requirements and budgets as the collection ranges from quaint guesthouses to high-end resorts with amenities big city hotels would be envious of. Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Chiang Rai follows. Most of the establishments have their own websites, but it is worth checking out accommodation sites such as and Agoda to see if rates are any cheaper for your desired dates.

Last Updated: June 2019

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 The North Hotel 
The North is a homely and budget friendly place to stay in a prime location close to the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar and Bus Station 1. Rooms are basic, bright and clean and come with features such as private bathrooms, air-conditioning, cable TV and free WiFi. The property features a lobby bar, a restaurant serving Thai food, a small library and a roof terrace…more info & booking     

 Le Terrarium Bed and Sleep 
Le Terrarium might have a quirky name but the rooms at this modern bed and breakfast style premises boast an understated elegance and full guest facilities. After checking in, guests will find they have been provided with air-conditioners, mini-bars, tastefully decorated bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, satellite TV and refrigerators. A basic breakfast is included in the room rate while car parking spaces round off the attractions here…more info & booking     

 The Space Hotel 
The Space Hotel is on the outskirts of the downtown area and about 10 minutes on foot from the likes of the Clocktower and the Night Bazaar. Key features at the Space are a fitness centre, a meeting room, 24/7 reception and a dining room where breakfast is served every morning. Rooms come with contemporary décor, TVs, air-conditioning, desks, mini-bars, free Wifi, en suite bathrooms and toiletries…more info & booking     

 Sirimunta Hotel 
The Sirimunta is a family-friendly hotel and long-stay residence with good amenities located to the southeast side of Chiang Rai. This boutique establishment features 40 rooms with facilities which include balconies, free WiFi, TVs, air-conditioning and toiletries. A swimming pool, an in-house restaurant, left-luggage services, a car park and 24/7 reception are the key conveniences for guests…more info & booking     

 The Rama Hotel 
The Rama Residence is a modern hotel close to Phahonyothin Road and on the north side of town. The room collection here ranges from superior doubles to executive and family suites. All are air-conditioned and feature the likes of TVs, elegant décor and refrigerators. Onsite parking, buffet breakfasts, airport shuttle services and a large lobby area equipped with comfortable seating ensure the comfort of guests…more info & booking     


 Ann Guest House 
Ann Guest House is on a side street a short walk from Chiang Rai Bus Station 1 and the Night Bazaar. It is one of four centrally located properties operated by the same proprietors. This guesthouse offers breakfast and has spacious external seating areas complete with a fish pond. Rooms boast en-suite bathrooms, refrigerators, fans or air-conditioning, and seating areas…more info & booking     

 Baan Pin Kaew 
Baan Pin Kaew is out on the southeastern edge of Chiang Rai and is a contemporary property featuring spacious and bright guestrooms. WiFi, cable TVs, refrigerators, work-desks, air conditioning and hot showers are the main conveniences in the rooms. Free coffee, optional breakfasts and parking for cars are among the additional assets at Baan Pin Kaew…more info & booking     

 Baanmalai Guest House 
Baanmalai Guest House enjoys a convenient location on a quiet street and is less than five minutes from the Night Bazaar. This property is stylish and boasts deluxe rooms with polished wooden furniture and high-quality fabrics and artworks. Each room has a private bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a refrigerator and WiFi. Reception is open 24/7 and provides guests with free coffee…more info & booking     

 Zan Pla Nade Guesthouse 
Arranged around a central garden, the Zan Pla Nade is a relaxing place to stay when visiting Chiang Rai. Rooms are themed on traditional Lanna style and come in various sizes for between one and four guests. Each unit has been equipped with air-conditioning, an en suite bathroom, a refrigerator and a cable TV as standard. Other bonuses at the Zan Pla Nade are a 24/7 front desk, a breakfast bar, free WiFi and a location within walking range of most of the tourism attractions in central Chiang Rai…more info & booking     

 Take Me Home Hostels 
The Take Me Home Hostel is a homely and economical establishment offering a choice of a bunk-bed in small mixed dorms and double rooms with private bathrooms. Free WiFi, a lounge, facilities to make hot drinks and safety deposit for valuables are top amenities. Take Me Home is a short walk from the King Mengrai Monument and about 10 minutes on foot from the Night Bazaar and some of the landmark Muang Chiang Rai temples…more info & booking     

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