We loved Ma Vieng and we loved Chiang Mai. We got to Chiang Mai very early by train, about 7:30 am. Check in wasn’t until later in the day, but after going there just to see if we could drop bags off, we were pleasantly surprised in being able to go to our room. We had the split level room and loved it. It was beautiful. The owner, Witchy, truly is an accommodating and generous person and ensures a beautiful stay.
Ma Vieng was located in a very convenient spot for us. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the Old City, but there are other neighborhoods that are NW and SW of Ma Vieng, such as Nimman Road with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. You can always get a red taxi for like 50 baht a person to take you anywhere though.
Before checkout we left a little note for for her expressing our gratitude for such a wonderful stay. We left our bags after checkout because our flight wasn’t until a little later, when we came back to get our bags she had left two little elephant keychains for us. All of the small gestures during this stay made us sad to leave, but excited to hopefully return one day.
Couldn’t recommend Ma Vieng more, thank you!