About This Listing
Beautiful room, great service, now at a special promotional price. Free wifi, air-con, hot shower, bicycle loan, rooftop gym &amp;amp; sauna, etc.
ZAK Residence – King Room
We are currently having a promotion and are offering our rooms at a great value. As such, please understand that we will not be entertaining any requests for further discount.
1. NEAR MODERN FACILITES
With Big C Extra just 3 mins walk from us, it doesn't get any more convenient to shop for grocery, dine at restaurants or food court, run banking errands (with no fewer than 3 banks), get a haircut, browse at the bookshop, shop for snacks, anything! It's also a place where you can easily hop onto a "Red Bus" that will take you to the city centre for about 120baht.
2. NEAR OLD AND CHARMING STREETS
Surrounding us are streets where life moves at a languid pace. It's what I love most about living in Chiang Mai. Here, the hawkers of the roadside stalls are also friends to their customers - lots of smiling and free sampling of food. No English is spoken here, you will have to get by with hand gestures. We guarantee that you will cherish the sometimes funny memories of your communication methods with the locals.
The best time to explore the streets is in the morning. You will see parents riding with 2, 3 or more kids on their motorbikes to school. Walk past temples and hear children chanting scriptures. Have breakfast like the locals, sitting at makeshift tables along the road and watch the villagers go about their business. Get lost in the maze of streets and then ask for directions, you will be amazed at how helpful the villagers are.
3. NIGHT MARKET
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the night market (only 5 mins walk away!) which comes alive from 5pm is the favourite hang out of the locals. You will hardly find any tourist here. Here, you get a real experience of Chiang Mai's culture and the locals' warmth hospitality; taste Northern Thailand's various mouth watering delicacies. (See pictures) Unlike the more commercial Night Bazaar and Sunday Market, there is no need for bargaining here because their prices are guaranteed to be the lowest.
Getting around is very convenient. We are located very near to Super Highway which pretty much links up the major sights of Chiang Mai. Going up north on the Super Highway brings you quickly to the famous Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Zoo, the vibrant Nimman Road, Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall, the Inner City (aka Walled City); traveling by bicycle or the mini red bus brings you to River Bin in 10 mins, Walled City in 15 mins; Chiang Mai Bus Station is 1km away, the railway station is 1.5km away, the airport is a quick 15-min drive away.
Old City – 5km, 12mins
Night Bazaar – 4.5km, 11mins
Airport – 10km, 16mins
River Bin – 4.5km, 10mins
Chiang Mai Train Station – 2.6km, 10mins
Chiang Mai Bus Station – 2km, 5 mins
To make your travelling more convenient and fun, we can help you arrange for motorbike rental. The bike will be delivered to you.
THE ROOM - King Room
Cable TV with English/French/Chinese/Japanese/Korean channels
Attached private bathroom
The space caters to the various ways for you to re-charge, be it relaxing in the very comfortable queen-sized bed and watching cable TV on the flat screen TV; making yourself a cup of tea or coffee with our water boiler, or having a tall glass of chilled drink from the fridge.
The room is cleaned daily by our dedicated team of housekeepers.
GET THE REAL EXPERIENCE
If you are a visitor to Chiang Mai and you want to do more than just visit the tourist spots and get to really experience how the locals live, then ZAK House is the perfect place for you to reconnect and rejuvenate.
Our team of drivers, housekeepers and receptionists has worked hard at serving our guests. Read what my guests have said about the service of our team.
"I had a perfect time in Gideons very nice flat. The location is great, close to big C and plenty of coffee shops and thai food stalls nearby. In the weekend, a small market around the corner is definitely worth checking out, as this is real thai, and much less the usual chang beer t-shirt, thai-boxin stuff etc etc "souvenirs". At the market, we were the only non thai there.
If you dare, it is easy to rent a motorbike and enjoy the city from this. In the apartment complex is a free guarded parking area. Finding back to the apartment is fairly easy, as it is close to the super highway. If you dare not, Gideon offers a perfect taxi service.
To me Gideons place was perfect. I found the city center of Chiang Mai very touristic (not really a suprise), and thus getting home to the apartment gave a small break from all the fuzz of the center. Especially with a trip to the pool.
If you plan to stay in chiang mai, Gideons place is perfect for everyone. The neighborhood feels very safe, most taxi drivers know the apartment (or they can take you to big C, 2 min away) and the apartment itself is just wonderfull. I would definitely recommend it :) " Jeppe
"Our trip in Chiang Mai was wonderful. This apartment is very good. There were all we needed. The apartment was very clean and cute and cozy. We didnt meet with the host Gideon because of his absence in Chiang Mai. But we met his brother Wilson. Wilson is very good host. He picked us up from train station and showed us our home and shops not far away. It was really very nice from his side. The apartment is very good. There is office manager in the first floor. This woman helped us to make laundry and with other stuff. The apartment is very good located. We rent a motobike. And this apartment is not far away from super highway. Because of it we could reach what we want very fast. Big C Extra - very big supermarket where you can buy everything - is only 5 minutes by walk. Thank you very much for this good and cozy apartment!" Larissa
"Gideon Place are Awesome! Very clean, spacious, comfortable. Nice restaurants nearby, and a BIGC a few blocks. The only thing it's far from the old town, but with a motorbike there's no problem. Near the condo, on friday's there's a nice night market, selling everything. We highly recomend Gideon condo if you wanna fell a local thai life."
"Gideon was so helpful and always very responsive. The apartment itself exceeded expectations and was located in a centralized area in Chiang Mai, getting around the city was not an issue." Tiara
"It was great to meet Gideon during our stay at the condo, he started off by introducing us to a local affordable buffet spot and a bit of a walking tour of the neighborhood -- very nice of him to take the extra time to show us around. It's a good location just off the superhighway near the Big C Extra, the condo is spacious, a good layout and secure with access card entry to all amenities. Within walking distance we found some good little affordable Thai restaurants, 7/11 and a Night Market was bustling with shopping options and good food too on the weekends. Overall a good experience, Gideon was new to hosting so there were a few things overlooked that he was quick to come and bring us --- i.e. Towels -- plus he was very accessible via mobile or Line which was great. I'm confident with the feedback we've provided he'll be even more prepared for the next visitors - Thanks Gideon!" Nathan
FREE HIGH-SPEED WIFI
CAFE & PUB
1. KEY: You will be given a room key. Please take good care of the key. The cost of replacing the key is 1000baht.
2. SMOKING: Smoking is strictly prohibited in the entire premise including the balcony. Guests found smoking in the building will have their security deposit forfeited. ZAK Residence is a lovely and comfortable place which is great for families with kids. Please help to keep it clean and smoke-free.
3. CHECK-IN/CHEK-OUT: Check-in time is strictly after 2pm. Check-out time is strictly before 11am.
Thank you for your cooperation. We sincerely look forward to sharing our lovely ZAK Residence with you :)
Beautiful room, great service, now at a special promotional price. Free wifi, air-con, hot shower, bicycle loan, rooftop gym &amp;amp;amp; sauna, etc.
non ci aspettavamo un residence, ma tutto sommato piacevole
This is a hotel which is slightly ambiguous in the listing. Also the first room we were given before complaining the AC didn't work, was not as the pictures show. Not helped by the massive bird dollop obscuring the uninspiring view of the hotel opposite. A 15min scooter ride from the old city, it was a bit far away from temples and markets. We were also surprised at how noisy it was. As we could hear the couple in the next room. But Gideon and staff were friendly and helpful and did their best. Overpriced but a good basic option like a Travel Lodge. Didn't really feel like an AirBnB.
It was a great location to enjoy tranquility in Chiang Mai. The room is clean and well furnish and decorate, I made two foreign friends during two day in ZAK, So just come and experience.
I enjoyed my room in ZAK residence a lot. It is a little outside the center of Chiang Mai, but it sometimes felt really good to have some distance from all the hustle and bustle. The room got cleaned every day and is big enough for two. Gideon was very helpful and also asked me if everything is ok during my stay. There is a lounge where you can get some tasty food and also a massage place for cheap and good Thai massage in the residence. I can recommend to stay there.
The room is clean and comfortable. The room rate is reasonable.
The host and the staff are very helpful and friendly, especially trip information. The host is Singaporean, they can communicate with English. The arrangement of transportation is very reasonable. You can easily find food and convenience shop nearby the ZAK Residence. The surrounding is very calm but far to Sunday night market.
Highly recommend to stay here due to warm hospitality from Gideon and his teams.
Listing description was accurate. The location was great because it was away from the business of the old city, so great if you want a quieter place to come back to after your day. The staff in the front desk area was extremely helpful in helping us plan one of our day excursions last minute the night before, even calling the tour company to arrange this well after business hours. The only thing I would have to say could be improved is the quality of the shower as it was difficult to keep the water warm, so make sure you take quick showers.
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About the Host, Gideon
My name is Gideon and I am passionate about travelling and meeting people from around the world. As an avid traveller myself, I am attuned to the needs of my guests. I have experienced great hospitality from strangers on my travels and I would like to pay it forward by helping travellers who come my way. I am currently based in Chiang Mai. If you ever travel here, let's meet up!
My life motto is Dream Big, Live with Passion, Inspire.