Sleeping with Putin in Pyur Otel, Chiang Mai: Review
Last night I slept with Vladimir Putin.
Pyur Otel is amazing.
This weekend 20 friends came together to celebrate Andy's birthday. We stayed at Pyur Otel, then met everyone to eat delicious food at Corner Bistro, followed by a fun evening of Glow In The Dark Bowling. We wanted to stay in the Kurt Cobain room (Andy's a massive Kurt fan), but only Putin and Bruce Lee were available. The correct choice was obvious.
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Pyur Otel is so cool.
Everything about it from the food to the decor is just SO cool. Downstairs is a cafe, bar and coffee shop called Ombra Caffe. The staff are super cool, but also really friendly and helpful. It's filled to bursting with wonderful, retro and crazy knick-knacks, like this statue of the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China:
The bar is full of liqueurs and they seem to especially love wine and Jack Daniels.
There are lots of places to sit and chill out with a coffee or get some work done... or, you know, look at cat videos....
Pyur Otel's breakfast is perfect.
The incredible breakfast is included in the price of a room, served in the Ombra Caffe and it's the best free breakfast I've ever had, anywhere. It's better than 90% of breakfasts I've paid extra for. Perfect coffee, freshly pressed carrot juice, croissant, mixed fruit with yoghurt and muesli, half a passionfruit, a tiny brownie and a tiny truffle. It was everything a breakfast should be and the *perfect* start to our Sunday.
A gorgeous morning view
Our Vladimir Putin room was a superior room on the top floor, and had a masssssive balcony shaded by lofty green bamboo and huge leafy trees. This was my view when I opened my eyes on Sunday morning:
Our lazy Sunday morning was drinking coffee, chatting, reading Cracked.com, taking photographs and blissing out in our room.
Seriously I can't recommend this place enough. It's beautiful, the staff are super friendly and speak great English, the food and drinks are perfect, it's in a great location between the Old City and Nimmanhemin. You can get the best rates on Agoda, here.
And finally, here's a map to Pyur Otel and Ombra Kafe. Enjoy!