Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Your host, Gideon
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ZAK Residence - Super Queen 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.



As our guests, you enjoy a seamless and comfortable travel to your apartment. To save you the trouble of figuring out the public transport upon arrival, we provide a pick-up service from Chiang Mai Airport for all our guests. Cost is 200B.

For the comfort and convenience of our guests, we provide a unique taxi service. All you have to do is tell our receptionist where you want to go and at what time, and we will arrange for our own driver to send you to your destination. Please note that service is on a first-come-first-serve basis and is subject to availability of drivers and cars. Late night surcharge applies.

You can sign up for tours with us at preferential rates.

To save you the trouble of looking for a money changer, we provide money exchange service.

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.

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.

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, please check with our receptionist on our BICYCLE LOAN and UNIQUE TAXI SERVICE.

Attached private bathroom
Electric kettle
Daily Housekeeping

The room 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.

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

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $166 /week
Monthly Price: $551 /month
Security Deposit: $128
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Good room, clean, location is a little remote if you dont have a car

    January 2014
  • Our experience at ZAK house was extremely unpleasant from the beginning. When we arrived for check-in, we were rushed upstairs to our room with zero information about breakfast, suggestions for nearby restaurants, etc. When my fiancé asked the staff about arranging transport to the old city that evening, the man looked completely confused by this request, said he'd have to ask if this was possible, and ran off without another word. Meanwhile, the airbnb listing explicitly advertises car service, and it was only 7:00pm at night. If there was a certain process for how to book transport ahead of time, certainly no one explained it to us.

    Then I noticed our room was completely dirty. The bathroom had not even been turned over. There were empty shampoo bottles and used shower caps from the last guest. There were also disgusting clumps of hair in the shower, sink, and floor. While the staff was very friendly, they spoke little to no English and it was extremely difficult to communicate about our problems with the room. I finally asked to simply change rooms altogether. They took us to a second room, where I found hair all over the sheets. We were so frustrated and tired at this point that we ended up just cleaning the original room ourselves. We were also kept up until late at night due to paper thin walls (so thin we could hear our neighbor sneeze). Their TV was blaring until 2:00am and we called reception to ask for assistance. The staff member did not speak any English and hung up the phone

    I then emailed both Gideon and Dream to let them know what had happened, and asked that we speak as soon as possible. I did not hear back from either of them that night or the next morning. The next day we went down to the front desk to speak with Dream. She seemed to have no idea about our issues and was completely apathetic and unapologetic to our situation. In fact, the other staff were sitting next to her apologizing, while she said almost nothing. sent another follow-up email letting Gideon know that we had decided to leave early because we were completely dissatisfied with our stay and only then did I hear back from him The one redeeming factor was that Gideon agreed to refund the additional nights, and we quickly left for another apartment at a lower price and in a better location.

    We have stayed in almost 20 Airbnbs, and this was our most disappointing experience. Gideon advertises 5-star service and repeatedly lists all of the included amenities of ZAK house on his Airbnb listing, but the level of service we experienced was almost non-existent during our stay. I would absolutely not recommend booking this property until the level of service is brought up to the standard that Gideon advertises.

    November 2013
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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.
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