Our guests Omar and Adam left an amazing review on their blog 'Follomadic' about PM Tours home base in Chiang Mai, PM Guesthouse. Thanks guys, it was great to have you!
"Both Omar and I have very high standards when it comes to choice of accommodation. Having spent nights in 5 star luxury hotels and also slummed it on the floor of some shack with cockroaches and other creepy crawlies, we have come up with a few checklists over the years for making sure we pick places to stay that will live up to expectations".
"PM Guesthouse in Chiang Mai, Thailand, ticked most of our boxes for accommodation, and we were instantly impressed!"
PM GUESTHOUSE, CHIANG MAI
PM Guesthouse is a small place run by Pim and Miki – a Dutch guy from Den Haag and a Thai gal from Bangkok. They met while Pim was travelling Southeast Asia and a few years down the line here they are with their very own place, and what a great place it is!
This is no chain hostel but a simple small guesthouse with enough space for about 16-20 people. It was pretty quiet when we stayed, with only a handful of people choosing to crash at the place, but based on the Trip Advisor Reviews (currently ranked 23rd out of over 700 places in Chiang Mai) and its superb 9.3 score on Booking.com it is clear that everyone who stays here has nothing but good things to say.
SO WHAT DOES IT OFFER?
It offers private double bedrooms, twin rooms, triple rooms and a four bed mixed dorm. The aircon is great, large lockers and bathrooms with warm showers. The place is cleaned daily, with new bed sheets and clean towels – hard to come by when on a budget. Breakfast is great and reasonably priced, with cheese and bacon omelet my breakfast of choice. Lunch and dinner it lacks, but if you ask Pim or Miki they will point you in the right direction to whatever tickles your fancy.
Wi-Fi comes and goes, but on the whole it was good. Some days it took me 10 minutes to upload a 500mb video to YouTube, other days it took 2 hours. We’ve come to accept this as standard in South East Asia, and as I say, generally it was pretty good.
On top of this PM Guesthouse is a tour operator, with contacts all across Chiang Mai. They helped us organize our Thai cooking class with Mamanoi, hiring scooters for our ride to Doi Suthep, arranged a traditional massage with a decent spa and sorted our minivan to Pai.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HOSTS
It’s safe to say that what makes this place stand out from other guesthouses is its hosts. We were instantly welcomed by Miki who introduced herself, checked us in, showed us around and invited us to meet her boyfriend, Pim, so he could talk through our plans in Chiang Mai.
After we settled and sorted our stuff, we popped down to the garden area and Pim came straight over, sat down with us, pulled out a map and talked us through our interests and what we wanted to do, making his own suggestions along the way – including food to try and where to head out for drinks in the evening.
Did I mention that they have two really cute dogs?!?
We even enjoyed a few games of FIFA with Pim, and despite my defeat to him at first attempt, my little brother managed to get one over on him!
On our return from Pai we stopped off here again before moving on to Laos and it’s safe to say we know where we will be staying when we head back to Chiang Mai.