The Sripoom House 1 is a popular and inexpensive guesthouse in the old walled city of Chiang Mai that has been open since 2005.
Good points about the Sripoom House 1
The Sripoom House 1 is great value for money and they get a lot of return customers. The room price varies depending on the season, but booked online you can normally get a large air-conditioned en-suite room for around 500 THB.
The Sripoom House 1 is very conveniently located only 750 metres walking distance from the Tha Phae Gate on a quiet side road running parallel to the Sri Poom Road, which is the main road running around the inside of the moat which encircles the old town. From the Sripoom House 1 its an easy walk to major sights such as Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh and to great restaurant such as Jok Somphet, which is only 450 metres walk away.
The other thing we really like about the Sripoom House 1 is the friendliness of the family who run the guesthouse. We have stayed a here a number of times and the service has been great every time.
Rooms at Sripoom House 1
The rooms at Sripoom House 1 are large for the amount you pay – 28 sqm – which is the same size or bigger than you would typically expect at a 4 star hotel in Thailand. The rooms all have balconies as well.
The beds at Sripoom House 1 are very wide and comfortable with thin duvets. Overall the furnishing in the room are pretty good for a budget hotel if slightly outdated. The rooms are comfortable.
The bathrooms at the Sripoom House 1 are adequate but not great. When the guesthouse was designed they should have allocated more space to the bathrooms so that could have fitted separate shower units.
Facilities at the Sripoom House 1
The in room facilities at the Sripoom House 1 are above average for the price. There is a kettle, small fridge and a TV. We were slightly disappointed that on our most recent visit (August 2019) that the range of TV channels had been drastically reduced. The English language film channels have nearly all disappeared, except for Mono 29 which they have set to the English language (Mono 29 is a free to air cable channel in Thailand which has a dual language facility).
The Sripoom House 1 offers free and coffee downstairs but no other catering facilities, which is not a problem as there are lots of places to eat and drink within a 100 metre walk from the entrance to the hotel. One thing they do offer at the guesthouse is a really good and cheap laundry service. When we are travelling we always make a point of getting our dirty laundry cleaned here as it comes back properly cleaned and neatly folded the next morning.