19 August 2016
The Love Boat | Red Rose Hotel In Chiang Rai, Thailand
It's been ages since we've traveled anywhere and my nomadic spirit is getting a little restless. It wants to go someplace new and exciting. Apparently, driving to Home Depot doesn't count.
It's going to be a while before we set out on new adventures, so I did the next best thing - look back at pictures from old adventures and reminisce. Like the time we stayed at the Red Rose Hotel in Chiang Rai, Thailand. They bill it as an amusement hotel. I'd use the word quirky to describe it. It's a bit weird too, in the nicest possible way.
We had hired a motorcycle in Chiang Mai and were making our way up to the Golden Triangle and needed a place to stay. I was just hoping for a comfortable bed and clean sheets, but we got so much more.
By the way, if you run into my mom, don't tell her about the motorcycle. They kind of freak her out. Definitely don't show her this picture of the machine of death.
This is the office. Right away, you know you're in for something different.
There's all sorts of themed rooms to pick from - Star Wars, cartoon characters, race cars, jungle etc.
We went with one of the Love Boat rooms. A nautical theme and romance - you can't really go wrong.
After you pick and pay for your room, you drive into a covered parking lot and are greeted with all of this wonderful weirdness.
We parked our motorcycle, grabbed our stuff and unlocked the door. The moment of truth - would the room be as exciting as the picture promised? The answer is yes. It was even more bizarrely wonderful in person. Just look at those murals!
Alligators are everywhere. Even in quirky hotel rooms in Thailand. See the river that our boat is floating on? That's hot water and coffee supplies at the bow of our boat.
Yes, we slept in a boat - such fun!
And we had a monkey sitting on top of the toilet paper in the bathroom. I'm not sure why he's holding his nose.
Even the common areas are quirky.
What was just a stopover on the way up to the Golden Triangle, turned out to be so much more. If you ever happen to find yourself in Chiang Rai, the Red Rose Hotel is definitely worth checking out.
What's the best or worst hotel you've stayed in and why?
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