I found this charming little hotel to be just what I needed to become acquainted with Chiang Mai. The staff were helpful, accommodating, and friendly. I loved the timeless feel of the building. It is not your typical modern chain hotel, but rather a throwback to a more romantic nostalgic era, whenever that may have been.
A shoutout to Patrick, the man who picked me up at the airport (an additional, reasonable charge). He acted as my guide as to what to do and where to go around the area. He suggested that I visit the night market in the Old Town- which I did. I wandered around for four hours and the visual, savory, musical experience was spiritual and transformational. I actually felt something inside me start to loosen up, shedding the hard pandemic shell I'd developed in the past few years.
He also offered a tour of the Mon Jam mountain region, home to the resilient Hmong people and truly a beautiful drive on a winding road in the lush mountain forest. This was an unforgettable experience and I highly recommend taking this reasonably-priced tour.
Everything about this place was wonderful. It is just the ticket for the tourist/pilgrim with a sense of adventure and romance.