I got a room at the Montri for 2,400 baht for three nights as a special low-season promotion. You get what you pay for in life and there are certainly far better hotels in Chiang Mai than the Montri, but at 800 baht a night, it still represents very good value for money. I stayed here four years ago and would certainly stay here again. It enjoys a terrific location near all the bars and restaurants. I found the staff extremely cheerful, friendly and helpful (in fact this is possibly the Montri's biggest selling point) and the rooms are perfectly adequate. The bathroom is modern, the hot water works, the air-conditioning works, and the same day laundry service is cheap. If I had to find fault, the reception area and corridors are very shabby and the whole hotel needs a bit of money pumped into the overall decor. But this is currently the lowest of low seasons in Chiang Mai and I guess most businesses are hurting for lack of tourists.
A few Trip Advisor contributors have criticised the restaurant on the ground floor. I only ate breakfast here once and it was OK., The service was uick enough but I thought the food overpriced. There are far better eating options within a short walking distance. One thing Chiang Mai certainly isn't short of is places to eat.
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