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"Ruby wedding vacation"
Ping Nakara boutique hotel is well worth a visit, from the moment you arrive the service is nothing but excellent. Check in was smooth, there is a peaceful quiet atmosphere in reception, none of the usual tourist noise, we were ushered to sit with welcome drinks and ice cold towels while the staff checked us in, no coach loads of photo snapping tourists here as the hotel only has I believe 19 rooms. We had a grand deluxe room with a balcony on the 3rd floor for 2 nights, every amenity was provided, a lovely touch was the complementary local snacks and soft drinks in the mini bar. Turn down service went above and beyond, not just someone pulling back the duvet, bug repellants were plugged in for us, towels and bathroom amenities replenished, curtains drawn and bedside lights were set for our return. The shower was really good, there is a bath although we didn't use it, air con was quiet and efficient, the bed was big and very comfortable, you also have a choice of pillows types. The pool is small but lovely and clean, loungers with towels already on each, no signing in and out towels here, a lot of thought has gone into the layout with an open lounge area to one side of the pool if you need some welcome shade, a bar menu and a little bell left by each lounger for when you get thirsty. Breakfast was excellent, coffee was off the charts, every cup is freshly made, no filter coffee here, the usual help yourself buffet available, the fruit juice is freshly squeezed, you can choose from a menu for your cooked breakfast, everything cooked to order, the pancakes are delicious. We were pleasantly surprised by the bar prices, happy hour is 5:30 till 7, drinks are not overpriced. A lovely touch was when I booked I mentioned we were celebrating our Ruby wedding anniversary, a chilled bottle of prosecco and 2 glasses was waiting on first night. We felt thoroughly spoiled staying here.
"A good choice in Chiang Mai"
This is a small boutique hotel located about a 15 minute walk from the "old town" and is an excellent choice if you don't want to stay in the usual "tower" hotels and want a bit of exclusivity. They offer a pick up service from the airport in an old 50's Mercedes Benz, which we took on arrival, but took a taxi back. This feels like an old colonial villa, which has been updated to serve as a Boutique hotel. The rooms are lovely, as are all the facilities. Breakfast is served overlooking the pool and has all the usual fare. The coffee was delicious. The staff are diligent and accommodating. One surprising thing was that we had to sign a declaration on registering that we would not smoke , nor have Durian fruit in the room. After smelling durian in the market, I can understand why. Our room was accessed by an open corridor and overlooked the pool. This corridor is located above a busy street and the traffic noise can be heard in the room, which was disconcerting. Also access to the large bath was through a arrow opening on the short side and reaching the taps to fill the bath required some gymnastics - really not well planned. (see the photo). Other than those two peeves we had a wonderful two night stay.
Lovely small hotel. Only 7 years old but designed and decorated in colonial style. Very quiet and stylish. Facilities are very good and staff are also great. Located in leafy street close to old town area.
lovely boutique hotel. ask for a room on the quieter side of the hotel if you need that, i should have and didnt. staff is absolutely great. food is good and reasonable. nearby is a tea house of similar name by the river - try it out. rent bikes to visit chiang mai old quarter.
I liked everything about this Hotel starting from Staff, their willingness to help and the facilities. Also like that the hot-breakfast is made to order - much better than the industrial scale dump from the large hotels. Although the choices are limited, but it should not be a problem for a short holiday. We traveled with our 5 months old son - although I did not make any specific request for baby cot, but to our surprise when we reached the hotel our room was provided with baby cot.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM