When you think of the Holiday Inn, you usually don’t think of amazing food or romantic scenery, but the Holiday Inn in Chiang Mai has both of these.
With one of the best buffets in Chiang Mai, the Holiday Inn is absolutely worth checking out.
The Holiday Inn buffet is one of the best buffets I have ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot of buffets). It could best be described as an all-you-can-eat, fine dining experience. The menu changes every day of the week, and the food is very very good.
I happened to go there on Pizza, Pasta, and Stir-Fry night after my wife had been raving about the buffet for weeks.
The total cost of the buffet that night was 390B per person with all service fees and taxes included (less than $13 each).
This buffet had it all. A center island had 8 different kinds of pizza, while a 100 foot long buffet line had all different types of pastas, stir-fries, meats, and a chef that could whip up any type of Italian pasta combination you could think of. There were two salad bars with 4 different types of salad at each bar.
I moseyed around a little bit trying to figure out what to try first. I decided to start out light with some salad and two small pieces of pizza. The salad was amazing and the pizza was really good. I looked at my wife a little surprised that the food tasted so good. It’s not every day that you go to a buffet and experience 5-star quality for such a low price.
The food ended up being so good that I decided to try a little of everything, and I definitely was not disappointed. The peppered chicken stir-fry and the broccoli in cream sauce were especially delicious.
After sampling every item available, going back for my favorites, and eating 10 more pieces of pizza, I was a happy camper (and very full).
I waddled over to the desert counter to see what was available for desert. For dessert, there was just about everything available including Ice Cream, Crepes, Crème Brule, and Chocolate Mouse.
Needless to say, I was very impressed at the quality of the food and service at the Holiday Inn. The staff was very friendly and was very prompt at filling up empty water glasses and removing empty plates.
After eating more than we probably should have, my wife and I left the Holiday Inn feeling very full. A Thai staff told us we could come back tomorrow for Japanese food night.
Maybe next week when I’m hungry again…
The Holiday Inn Buffet is a must-do while in Chiang Mai, especially for longtime residents looking for a great place to eat.
Steve Halvorson is an avid traveler and works in Chiang Mai with Volunteer Card , a volunteer travel insurance provider.