ZAK House 2
Our apartment - lovingly named ZAK House 2 - is known to be the the most modern condominium in Chiang Mai.
1. NEAR MODERN FACILITES
With Big C Extra just 3 mins walk from the condo, it doesn't get anymore 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 our condo 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. I guarantee that you will cherish the sometimes funny memories of your communication methods with the locals.
The best time to explore the streets is morning. You will see the 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 2 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 - 15 mins
Airport - 15 mins
River Bin - 10 mins
Chiang Mai Train Station - 10 mins
Chiang Mai Bus Station - 5 mins
********* AIRPORT PICK UP ************
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. The fare is 200baht.
*********UNIQUE TAXI SERVICE***********
For the comfort and convenience of our guests, we provide a unique taxi service that is aimed at making your traveling experience a breeze. 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 this service is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The apartment is spacious, clean and modern with full condo facilities such as gym, sauna, security and parking. No where can you get such a wonderful condo apartment at this price!
You can expect a serviced-apartment living standard as complimentary maid service can be arranged upon request.
Spacious king size bed. Dressing table and wardrobe.
Great place to relax after a long day sightseeing. Couch that many of my guests find very comfortable to sleep on. TV with cable channels. Dining table/desktop.
Microwave oven, fridge and stove. Enough equipment for suitable for simple cooking. Not for heavy duty cooking as it will fume up the entire apartment.
Large modern bathroom. Large vanity top to lay out all your toiletries. (see picture)
Watch the sun set or the world passing by below.
High speed wifi exclusively for your apartment. No sharing, no slowing down of speed.
Well equipped with treadmills, weights machines and free weights to suit your exercise needs. No excuse to stop your gym routine just because you are traveling. Lol!
PRIVILEGES FOR OUR GUEST
Tours at special rate
We provide tour packages at special rates for our guests. We guarantee that our prices are very reasonable and cheaper than most tour agencies in Chiang Mai.
Foreign exchange at special rate
To save you the trouble of looking for a money changer. We provide money exchange service at a rate that is guaranteed to be lower than all the big banks in Chiang Mai.
Security system is nothing short of the best: 24-hr security guard, cctvs, card key access to lobby and lift.
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 1 is the perfect place for you to reconnect and rejuvenate.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$320 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1062 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|City:||Mueang Chiang Mai|
I travelled to Chiang Mai with two friends and unfortunately we chose not to stay the whole visit at this apartment. This place may suit some but we chose to book alternate accommodations despite having a strict no refund police. Here are some of the reasons I was disappointed with the place:
1) The apartment is very bare bones. There was no hand soap, no shampoo and gels, only one roll of toilet paper, etc. I've stayed in a few apartments and all of them at least had a few essentials such as hand soap and toilet paper.
2) The place was a bit out of the way. Although there was a SuperC Extra nearby, there wasn't much else. It isn't too far from central Chiang Mai but the area isn't really developed and the commute required use of songthaew but weren't necessarily easy for late night travels. There is a free shuttle at 9:00 and 6:00 which may work but I felt quite constrained in terms of when I needed to make way in to the city. If you had a car or motorbike I don't think it would be an issue.
3) Minor things such as having to pay extra for a comforter (paid extra for 3 people) and apartment getting a little rundown especially the shower.
Overall, I don't think this is a horrible place to stay but I think it doesn't stand up to what it sells as and I think it is worth spending a little more and staying in a hotel in the city fringe.
Gideon's apartment is great and new. Just the location is a little bit far away from the old town. But there is a new shopping mall and Big C near the apartment. You can also eat and do shopping easily.
Besides, Gideon and his team is really nice. Everytime when I send them questions. They will reply me immediately.
Just unfortunately I could only stay in Chiang Mai for 2 days this time. Next time when I go to Chiang Mai. I will staying at Gideon's apartment again.
Ok. Nothing too fancy about the service.
We loved our stay at Gideons apartment. It was not far from town and walking distance to the Big C Extra as well as restaurants and markets. The apartment was very clean and the onsite staff and security are very helpful.
We have a great stay in Jingsaw Condo.
I would like to special thanks Gideon for being our translator all the time while we have problem in thai language :) and also thanks your team for all their help and guide, they are really very friendly. Please also thanks aunty chef for her fantastic food, we really enjoy it very much :)
My goodness, Chiang Mai is a beautiful place. The room itself was huge and wonderful. Modern with spacious comfort, this place was a steal for the price. I will definitely stay here again if given the chance
Gideon and his staff were so friendly and a pleasure to get to know. We very much enjoyed staying at his place as it gave us a real flavor for the locals and how they live. We visited the local market (we were the only tourists there!!) and tried amazing food for super cheap. We explored the neighborhood and made sure to try the coffee shop Gideon mentioned...amazing! I'm so glad we were able to get a laid back feel of everyday life while at the same time, being close enough to experience many other Chiangmai must-sees! It's a short ride to Old City - just be sure to catch the 6:00 free shuttle from the place!
Overall, would highly recommend staying here if you want to immerse yourself in local culture. Thank you Gideon and staff! Hope to visit again one day!
Zak House was a great place for us to stay during our 5 days in Chiang Mai. We have a baby so having the convenience of an apartment that was located near a supermarket, food court and a great selection of restaurants was a plus. The apartment was comfortably furnished. We would have liked for more utensils and pots to be available in the kitchen. Gideon's assistant, Dream, hosted us and was very accomodating and prompt in response to all our requests. We used her car service to get around, the drivers were great and the price was also good. We enjoyed a comfortable and hassle-free holiday.
Extremely well appointed apartment; very clean and lots of security. Nice gym and swimming pool to unwind. Well located short drive to main attractions specially for those that are looking for quiet and don't want to be in the mist of the tourist mayhem
Great place to stay and Gideon and Dream answered ALL of our questions and were very nice with us. Definetly recommend.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.