We found choosing accommodation in Chiang Rai to be fairly hard. Properties were either too basic or too high end for us. We need something right in the middle. Simple, comfortable, a desk preferably and a wifi connection. A lot of research on TripAdvisor and Agoda, and we found a winner – i-House Chiangrai.
We paid around $16 AUD per night at i-House Chiangrai. To be honest, we were expecting a lot less than what we got. Our room had been either newly built or had just been redecorated. It was all minimalist with a dark wood counter that pretty much ran all the way down one side of the room. The twin beds were very comfortable. The bedding was very clean and soft. Made me miss home to be honest.
Air-conditioning worked well. The cable TV had quite a few English channels, and most importantly for us, the wifi internet signal was both strong and fast. The shower was certainly a highlight in the fancy bathroom. They even gave us liquid soap and shampoo to use. Winners!
Probably one of the most interesting things about the stay at i-House Chiangrai was that we got given whatever breakfast they decided to cook for us on that day. This is good and bad depending on how you look at it.
The first morning was two pieces of toast and jam. On the second and third day we had chicken rice soup. It was really tasty. However, I am sure that other foreigners may not appreciate the Asian Breakfast.
i-House Chiangrai was a great place to stay. Especially for the price. A bit of a walk to the Chiang Rai action but enjoyable anyhow.