Chiang Mai / 29th - 31st October 2016
Day 3 (in chronological order)
Conclusion: Reflections on trip to Chiang Mai
Breakfast @ The Peaberry (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
The Peaberry Hotel doesn’t include any non-halal foods for breakfast. Basically, they serve eggs (upon request), cereal, coffee, tea, bread, milk and fruits. There is no meat for breakfast. Even though I feel the breakfast spread was simple, Mr Kishore brought the breakfast experience to life with his joyful conversations and his inexhaustible ability to make his guest feel at home.
The Peaberry Hotel has a cafe at the ground floor which serves daily breakfast to the guests of the hotel. I suppose the cafe is also open throughout the day but I don’t think it is a popular spot among the locals. During the time I was there, I didn’t see anyone except the hotel guests and the staff. I might be wrong though.
My stay at the The Peaberry came with breakfast. Since Mr Kishore told me yesterday that they don’t serve non-halal breakfast, I decided to check it out. I went down to the cafe at 8:30am and Mr Kishore was already there speaking to the hotel guests who are having breakfast. I am actually amazed by this guy, especially at how he treats his guests. I have been to a few boutique hotels and yes, their staffs offer satisfactory individualized attention to me, but Mr Kishore simply takes it to another level. He is a friendly dynamo, a great conversationalist who appeared constantly determined to make his guest feel at home even at breakfast. He doesn’t go up to only one or two of us; he goes up to everybody and ask if there is anything he can do to make us feel better.
Gosh. What a service.
This is what the frontage looks like. So Modern it didn’t blend in with the other buildings beside it.
This is the breakfast spread. You can request for eggs if you would like some.
Fruits and bread. Again, you can request for eggs if you would like some.
Milk, cereals and hot water. Again, one more time, you can request for eggs if you would like some.
Newspapers as your companion if you are feeling lonely. But with Mr Kishore around, you will not feel lonely.
This was what I had that morning. Coffee and banana.
There were a few of us in the cafe that morning. I overheard a conversation Mr Kishore had with a couple of Americans. Apparently, Mr Kishore is a citizen of the Netherlands, a native of Amsterdam. He set up a hotel in Chiang Mai because he wanted a challenge (or something like that).
Gosh. I wish I have his sense of entrepreneurial adventure.
After breakfast, while I was hanging around the lobby area, Mr Kishore came up to me and offered me suggestions of what I could do in Chiang Mai that morning. That was a whole 15 minutes of informative conversation. He just couldn’t stop talking to and helping his guests.