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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nice hotel on river with friendly staff and clean modern rooms with river views. Slightly out of town but the upside is a more peaceful location. About 15 mins in a taxi to the Night Market. Spent a relaxing week here without a hitch. Staff try very hard to make your stay enjoyable. with a Health Club attached those looking... More 

Thank Craig M
Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit this year, and the service was even better this time. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, always smiling, and they really went out of their way to make our visit even more comfortable. Once again, the food was delicious, the breakfast is part buffet and hot dishes cooked to order, surely the preferable... More 

1 Thank aandlkch
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Great hotel on the edge of town. If you are a cyclist the this is the place to stay as you can get to the countryside easily without the traffic problems. Good breakfasts with western and Asian options. Staff are very friendly and helpful. One of the best gyms in any hotel with 2 equipment rooms and instructors. 2 pools... More 

2 Thank Stanleythecat
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Sheik Istana Hotel, the rooms are spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. The pool is lovely and for the most part of our stay we had the pool to ourselves. But it's the staff that make this hotel, we were fortunate enough to deal with Mr Noom who is exceptional. He goes beyond... More 

1 Thank Megs J
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Situated on the river just out of town proper, this magnificent property is replete with all the trimmings for a truly luxurious stay. We enjoyed a fabulously large Suite complete with kitchen facilities, indoor swing-lounge and mosaic-tiled bathroom decorated in such opulent detail to make you feel almost like royalty. The whole property is a beautiful piece of Moroccan-styled art... More 

4 Thank TurtleJamm
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Everything is great about this hotel. Is comfortable. Room is spacious and bright. The breakfast is nice. You'll definitely find this hotel unique as it is based on Moroccan style. However, the very downside is the sound insulation. You can hear noise from the next room and it can be quite irritating if you want a good relax after a... More 

3 Thank wwsfeeling
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We got our room for about $50 usd. for this it is fine. Opt out of the breakfast. Since we first stayed here it has gone done hill. Breakfast is bad and things are getting old. The water was rust colored in the shower.

4 Thank Sjbnxj
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Very nice smaller size hotel. The staff was very friendly and very professional. The afternoon Duty Manager( darker skinned guy) did a fantastic job even after his working hours. The room was very very beautiful with a nice bathtub. They also have a bath salt for guesses in the room. Also, they have snacks in a very cute ceramic containers... More 

3 Thank PKP114
Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

Good location, not far from Chiang Mai airport and all room balcony have river view. I like hotel design, room decoration, restaurant and friendly service from staff. Few options for breakfast and bland taste.

2 Thank tharatipt
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Sheik Istana is a good choice for Chiang Mai. The rooms are quite new, very clean, and very pretty. They all have balconies which look out onto the river, and have views of the beautiful temple across the river. The gardens are beautiful, and provide a really nice place to take a break in the afternoon heat. The two pools... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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: $97 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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#24 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#36 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
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“Upgraded rooms are on 1st floor with a bigger & better view”
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“River view”
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“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.”
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