Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Studio 99 Serviced Apartments, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nominated By: Rasputin, Melbourne, Australia, November '10
Price Range: 2000-2800 Baht # of Rooms: 6 Kid-Friendly: yes
What makes Studio 99 so Darn Good? Studio 99ís modern and comfortable apartments are in a residential area just a five minute walk to Thapae Gate and Chiang Maiís old city. The building has a security guard, which I appreciated, and the staff is helpful and polite.
Vibe: Very local.
Location: Set on a quiet soi, or side lane, just off the main road leading to the old cityís eastern entrance through Thapae Gate, Studio 99 is within easy walking distance to many of Chiang Maiís greatest attractions. Wander the old cityís winding streets, shop at the bustling Night Bazaar, or visit one of the hundreds of Wats, or temples, honoring Buddha throughout the city. Chiang Mai is also a popular starting off point for treks up north and is easily reached by train, bus, or plane from Bangkok.
Rooms: Studio 99 has six spacious and very well-kept apartments with either one or two bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. All apartments have balconies overlooking the street or courtyard garden, air conditioning, kitchenettes, and lounges complete with televisions and DVD players.
Food: Studio 99 does not serve food, but guests can cook their own meals in their kitchenettes. Several nearby guesthouses offer good affordable breakfasts, and plenty of tasty restaurants are within walking distance.
Keep in Mind: Studio 99 has three floors but no elevator, so if you need a ground floor room, make sure to ask for one.