Sunday, January 17, 2016

Flavorful Mayflower

Nimman neighborhood. A sight from my hotel room.
If there was one thing that I should be glad of before I set foot to Chiangmai, it was the kindness of our host - Pannita. She reserved our hotel and chose the most ideal location for first timers like me. Her choice for us was Mayflower Grande Hotel. I did not regret because it is a very strategic place for foreigners with walking distance to a 7/11 store and surrounded by lots of restaurants - Italian, Japanese, Thai, name it and you have it.

My breakfast in Chili bistro always comes with a cup of coffee.
A buffet breakfast is indeed a value added for Mayflower.
Aside from the affordable hotel rate, value added to the hotel is the restaurant and a coffee shop. The restaurant is Chili Bistro. It serves an eat-all-you-can buffet breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. It serves a combination of American and Thai breakfast. I loved the hot soup, spicy food and always, the Thai rice. At a rate cheaper than that of a nice hotel in Manila, the good breakfast really serves as value for money. 

This is what sufficiency economy is all about. It is not about theory but it is a reality felt in Thailand.
The famous pure carrot juice I ordered repeatedly. 
Aside from the Chili Bistro, the hotel also houses the Chuen Bar. It is a coffee shop that serves not just coffee but fresh juices. It is so famous for its carrot juice. I would be glad to be back in Nimman. 

Mayflower Grande Hotel is located at 9 Soi 9, Nimmanhaemin Road, T. Suthep, A, Muang Chiang Mai. For inquiries, email or visit the website at