Upon arrival at the train station in Chiang Mai, the people from Pat's Klangviang Guest House were waiting to meet us & take us to our guesthouse, so we jumped in the the tuk-tuk they provided and were about to head out....
Only to find out there were 2 parties with the same name and the same number of people arriving at the train station at the same time. We were about to head to the wrong guesthouse! Oops....thank goodness someone figured this out, here we are getting into the correct car ~
Now seriously, when I saw this car I thought there was no way it would fit all of us and our luggage. I was amazed at how large the trunk is...you could fit at least 4 or 5 kids in it! Our trip to the guesthouse was loads of fun, even though we almost lost our driver when his door flew open on a turn!
Upon arrival we were greeted by Lasana, concierge extraordinaire! We were greeted with "welcome to Chiang Mai kiwi smoothies", which were heavenly while Lasana tried to guess the names of all our children (she had a list prior to arrival). We had two rooms right next door to each other on the third level; the rooms are small, but perfectly situated, and extremely clean! Oh, and the beds were very comfortable!
Boy 3 was happy to see the internet room, and this is where he spent most of his free time chatting with friends back in Seoul.
After being on the train for 14 hours we were hungry for good Thai food! So after unpacking we headed downstairs to the restaurant and were not disappointed! The food here lived up to their great reputation, it has been said that they have the best Phad Thai in all of Chiang Mai, and I must admit it was delicious!
Right off the bat we felt at home at Pat's. They were warm and welcoming, they treated us like family (OK, better than family) they set up all of our tours, a private driver, told us of places to eat & things to do, buy were never pushy with tours! They even went to the store and bought a couple of items we forgot!
I can't say enough great things about this guesthouse, so if you ever find yourself in Chiang Mai make your way to Pat's! You won't be disappointed!
1/7/2010 04:27:20 am
The same name?
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