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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cute romantic place and beautiful at night. Nice breakfast selection. We were kindly upgraded to a Deluxe room for a few nights, and if you are staying for more than two nights I would recommend choosing a Deluxe as there is a lot more space than a standard room. We chose this place as we needed somewhere with a...

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Rosarin T, Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

It's so great to read that you enjoyed our accommodation and facilities especially a gym. Glad to know that you have a wonderful stay in our huge Deluxe room. Thanks for your compliment on our delicious food and especially your comments about the friendly service from our team are much appreciated. We wish you had a memorable birthday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were looking for a break between Christmas and New Years and decided on Chaing Mai. We found a deal on Hotels.com for the Sheik Istana Hotel. WOW! what a find!! The 4 star hotel was located on the river outside of the old city away from the sound, pollution etc. It was a 10 minute (BHT150) tax ride from...

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Jeju Island, South Korea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sheik Istana hotel is a lovely hotel that is a bit off the beaten path. The hotel boasts that it is a romantic hotel, and I'd agree, so for a family it might not be the best fit. Since it is a bit off the beaten path the front desk will help you with transport. I'd stay here again,...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. A bit close to the street so noise level was a bit high. Breakfast ample and quite good. River location was not as nice as I had hoped as the river is rather polluted and not very nice looking. Also a source of bugs and mosquitos!! One large swimming pool and one small one. Nice gym and...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Experienced Moroccan style with reasonable price in good location.I like all details that they tried to mix Moroccan and Thai Northern design in their decoration.Sadly,their lobby interior was horrible,bad taste.The air con in my room was noisy and I did not have good sleep.They did not have packed breakfast for guest who needed to leave early and very limited choice...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

I stayed for 2 weeks at this lovely hotel. Because it was some 15 minutes out of the heart of the city. My concern when booking was the distance removed from the Old city wall however it was one of the benefits. With free shuttle bus service or a cheap taxi fare from the hotel, we had the benefit of...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Check in was easy. My room was very nice and comfortable. The pool was nice and clean. They even had a free Krathong making station for the Full Moon Festival. It is about a 7 minute taxi ride to the main downtown area of Chiang Mai.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed at Sheik Istana hotel for 2 days while in Chiang Mai. The hotel and the room itself was beautiful and very clean! The decor was Moroccan inspired - it was very cool. The hotel had 2 pools on the property, a nice outdoor space with benches, palm trees, wooden swings and arches (lots of photo ops!) and it's...

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Brixham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went to eat in restaurant. Had table no problem as only two ther tables occupied. My husband and I and Thai family with children. We ordered food at 7.15 and by 9pm we still had nothing to eat. The other tables had filled up and were being served their food. Staff kept saying 5 minutes 5 minutes. How long...

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London
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We wanted a river view break, local, but out of the city. Sheik Istana is both Mesmerising and Peaceful and ticks all the boxes. It's 5 star luxury at 3/4 star prices. A gem. Beautiful gardens and interior decor with an ambience to match. Top notch. Thoroughly recommended. The staff are 10/10. Recommend Happy Green restaurant 9-5.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheik Istana is ideally situated on the Ping River, the main river that runs through the city, in one of the most beautiful locations in Chiang Mai. All attraction areas are all within easy reach. The design of the 35 luxuriously appointed guest rooms was inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, making the hotel ideally suited for a romantic getaway or honeymoon; its convenient location and beautiful, cosy and elegant atmosphere will however equally appeal to business people. Relax and take in the stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium, one of the ancient temples in Wiang Kum Kam,from your guestroom terrace and have yourself pampered by our friendly and professional staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheik Istana Hotel

Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: $84 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#36 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#41 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
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“Choose a Deluxe!!”
 of 5 bubbles lakotataylor, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upgraded rooms are on 1st floor with a bigger & better view”
 of 5 bubbles robwQ9460BD, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“River view”
 of 5 bubbles moollis, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“End of hallway rooms on the second floor with great river views and peace and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles merciab261, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with a balcony overlooking the garden. Much nicer than the street view.”
 of 5 bubbles cwalsh90, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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