Accommodation Options in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Unitefl’s facilities are located in a convenient part of Chiang Mai, not far from the main University near the foot of the Doi Suthep National Park mountain. Located 2.5kms from the Old Town, the offices and classrooms are found in a modern and new building with several different room options nearby. The trendy Nimminhemin Ave, with its restaurants, bars and coffee shops, is within walking distance, and public transport can easily be found on Huay Kaew Road where we are located.
The following is a selection of recommended accommodation to help you arrange your own place to stay. For a small fee ($25) we can make a reservation and arrange payment on your behalf. We recommend Huay Kaew Palace 2, where all our premium package students are hosted.
Huay Kaew Palace 1 apartments
This is the cheapest option and is located right behind our premise, a few minutes’ walk away. It’s a modern two-storey building which you will be sharing with university students and out-of-town guests renting by the week. There is no swimming pool and only a ‘breakfast room’, but a convenience store and laundry service is found on-site, with places to eat nearby. The serviced rooms are quite compact (18m2) but nicely furnished and wifi enabled. However, it is a bit of a noisy neighbourhood and if you have trouble sleeping then rather look at the other options here.
Cost: 5,500 baht/US$180 see website.
Huay Kaew Palace 2
The most popular option, this location is a bit further from the school (5 minute walk) but is more comfortable and quiet, with larger rooms (25m2), and a swimming pool. Furnishings are modern and it includes a restaurant on site with other eating options nearby. This is more of a hotel, but has plenty of long stay residents and a student atmosphere, since it’s right near the University campus. A convenience store, laundry service, meeting room and breakfast room are also part of this multi-storey complex that is wifi enabled.
Cost: 6,500 baht/US$214 see website.
These rooms are right above us, for optimal convenience. Although not as nicely furnished as Huay Kaew Palace, they are comfortable and large (35m2), with a balcony. There’s a tiny pool included but since this is a condo building it does not include the hotel services of the other options, there is no breakfast room but a number of restaurants are found in the ground floors of the complex of buildings. There is a laundry service on-site and these rooms are serviced as part of the price, with wifi enabled.
Cost 7,500 baht/US$250 see website.
A brand new apartment building with modern furnishings, this is a chain brand of apartments doubling as a hotel, with large tastefully decorated rooms (36m2), wifi enabled. It’s a short walk across the street from our premises and offers full hotel services, with restaurant and laundry but doesn’t have a pool. Some trainees stay here but it’s for a mature person wishing to avoid a busy student atmosphere. It also includes full cable TV and a telephone in the room.
Cost: 10,000 baht/US$330 see website.
Located a few minutes walk from Unitefl, this fully serviced 3-star hotel has a host of facilities, including a lovely pool area, restaurants, massage, cable TV, room and laundry service. It’s popular with tour buses from Bangkok and can get busy. This hotel is generally not a popular choice among our students but available for peace of mind comfort.
Cost: 15,000 baht/US$500 see website.
- All prices are for a four week period, but extra days can be arranged, internet is included with each option.
- Rates are specially negotiated by us and may differ from their advertised rates. Rates are subject to change and availability.
- A one month deposit and modest utilities charge applies.
PS Building facilities
Unitefl is located in a set of apartment buildings with commercial offices on the ground floor, just off Huay Kaew road near the Canal Road intersection. Within this complex the following can be found;
- Three restaurants and one coffee shop
- Small convenience shop
- Launderette (that will do your washing and ironing for you)
- Travel service
- Massage shop
- Plenty of parking
A night market, shops and restaurants are found further along Huay Kaew, along with new shopping malls. The Huay Kaew waterfall and hiking trails of the national park are a 15 minute walk from our offices.