Considered to be the spiritual capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai welcomes visitors with more laid back options as opposed to bustling Bangkok or a paradisiacal island hopping adventure through Thailand’s islands. Dubbed the “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai lives up to its nickname and boasts breathtaking natural wonders, authentic Thai markets and a vibrant history. The architecture and temples peppered around the city captures the old school charm of Thailand and the city has a good balance between modern innovation and historical Thai.
Tourists flock to Chiang Mai as a brief respite from the busyness of bigger cities. Chiang Mai offers world-class accommodation options that incorporate the intricate Thai Culture resulting in quirky boutique hotels that encompass the blissful calm ambiance of the city. When in this charming city, be sure to visit one of these 13 best boutique hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Taking inspiration from its booming past, Ping Nakara provides an intimate setting among an elegant colonial style. The sophisticated elegance of the hotel is matched with world-class service and attention to detail. Guests can make use of the outdoor pool and lobby bar. Each of the 19 rooms feature hand crafted furniture and offer comfort and luxury. Live life like a celebrity by indulging in a massage, facial or body treatment at the Nakara Spa or get the taste of Asia at the Ping Nakara Restaurant.
Deriving its name from the majestic tamarind trees that are indigenous to the area, Tamarind Village is one of the most charming boutique hotels in Chiang Mai’s Old Town. It is situated at a proximal distance from ancient temples and shopping streets, and perfect to have a taste of Chiang Mai’s nightlife. Drawing inspiration from the rich diversity of Chiang Mai, the decor depicts the fabrics, design and culture of the various tribes of the region. Sheltered among the Tamarind trees, guests can enjoy comfortable rooms, restaurants, a spa and outdoor pool.
Situated in the historical community of Wat Kate, the Rimping Village’s design aims to reflect the lifestyle of the locals while adding a touch of sophistication and elegance. Each of the rooms at Rimping Village are air conditioned and fully equipped with all the amenities needed for a luxurious stay. The hotel features an outdoor pool, beautiful terrace and a tour desk.
Address: 13/1 soi 2, Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd, T.Wat Gate, A. Muang
Price: from 61 USD
Dry cleaning WiFi Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Garden Air conditioning Physical distancing in dining areas
Inspired by the cultural heritage and grace of the Himalayan region, At Niman is a chic boutique hotel in Old City, Chiang Mai situated close to major restaurants, shops and nightlife options. The hotel offers contemporary rooms, each uniquely designed in accordance to the lifestyle of the Himalayan culture and guests have access to the outdoor pool and free bicycles to explore the city.
Located on the banks of Mae Ping River, enjoy a peaceful escape in the quiet oasis and serenity of Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel. Elegantly furnished rooms are matched with unrivaled views of the river or courtyard. Frolic in the outdoor pool, rejuvenate at the spa, explore the city with the free bicycles on offer or merely enjoy authentic Thai meals at the on-site restaurant.
The fusion of Lanna tradition and modern convenience forms the fabric that makes up Bodhi Serene Hotel. If the name isn’t a clue enough, the hotel offers serenity in the heart of the city city centre, where some of the best night markets in Chiang Mai are located. Guests can enjoy Thai hospitality and comfort in the rooms, elegantly designed with wooden furnishings and boasting views of the garden and courtyard from the private balcony. Guests have access to the outdoor pool, treatments at the spa or can indulge in Asian or Western cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
Bodhi Serene, Chiang Mai
Address: 110 Ratchaphakhinai Road, Tambol Phra Singh
Price: from 52 USD
Business centre WiFi Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Airport shuttle Massage Terrace Internet services Garden
Experience timeless Thai luxury at the Lanna Dustita Hotel providing a perfect hideaway among the serenity of nature. Located on the Ping River, guests have picturesque views of the river and garden from their room and can splash out in the infinity pool of the hotel.
Chiang Mai is synonymous with intricate designs and vibrant fabrics, which are prevalent in the decor and design featured in the rooms at De Lanna Hotel. This eco-friendly hotel is a tranquil oasis and perfect hideout from the everyday hustle of the day. Providing opportunities to unwind in the ultra-modern rooms providing in-room dining, poolside cocktails at the outdoor saltwater pool or a scrumptious meal at the restaurant.
Experience authentic Thai hospitality and style at the Yaang Come Village. This 4 star comfortable accommodation is filled with natural light highlighting the modern Thai decor and deep wooden finishings prevalent in the spacious rooms. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, relax at the spa or indulge at the restaurant at the hotel.
Located on the banks of the Ping River, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a delightful boutique hotel that offers a tranquil stay. Comprising grand suites that offer river, pool or garden views, the hotel is luxurious and provides modern amenities like spa-style bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, luxe sound systems and more. Guests also have access to an alfresco restaurant, a rooftop pool and several bars. Many local cafes and bars are a short distance away from this hotel.
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort
Address: 369/1 Charoenraj Road,Wat Ket,Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
Price: from 240 USD
Another great property by the side of Ping River, Raya Heritage is a peaceful abode surrounded by verdant gardens. The resort-style boutique hotel has a contemporary decor that is described as ‘artisanal’. The suites on offer here are chic, luxurious and elegant. A signature restaurant serving Asian cuisine, a terrace restaurant and a lounge on the lawns of the hotel are also accessible to guests. A luxe spa is situated on the hotel premises as well. The city center of Chiang Mai is under half an hour away from the property.
Address: 157 Moo 6,Tambol Donkaew, Chiang Mai
Price: from 387 USD
If the name of this hotel has you thinking of a far-flung, retreat-like place, then you couldn’t be farther away from the actual look and feel of the hotel. Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort - A Vegetarian Retreat is a stunning boutique property that brilliantly combines classic and modern decor. The rooms and suites are comfortable, well-appointed and offer luxe amenities. Some even provide direct access to the hotel’s gorgeous swimming pool. The charms of Old Town are right outside the gates of the property. Guests can enjoy Thai Buddhist-style or Western, but strictly vegetarian meals at this boutique hotel.
Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort - A Vegetarian Retreat
Address: 9 soi 1 Kotchasarn Road,Chang Klan,Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai
Price: from 66 USD
The historical Lanna Kingdom strongly influences the design, architecture and hospitality experiences at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. Set among picturesque natural settings, the hotel offers spacious accommodation among unique blends of Thai and colonial decor. The hotel boasts state of the art facilities, from tennis courts, a gym, spa and business centre. No stone was left unturned to provide unrivalled luxury. Be spoilt for choice from the nine dining options, some offering live traditional dancers while enjoying a hearty meal.
If you’re looking to splurge a little and fully immerse yourself in the Thai culture without having to compromise world-class service and hospitality, then one of these 13 best boutique hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand will quench your thirst for the high life. Whether you’re looking for a hotel close to shopping or a unique rainforest boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, plenty of options are available here. So go on, splurge a little!
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