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 Chiang Mai, be sure to visit one of these 10 boutique hotels.
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.
Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa
Address: 135/9 Charoenprathet Road, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 176 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.
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Address: 51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road., Moo 1, T. Tasala, A. Muang, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 358 USD
Deriving its name from the majestic Tamarind trees that are indigenous to the area, Tamarind Village is a charming boutique hotel situated in proximal distance from ancient temples and shopping streets. 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.
Address: 50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Sri Phoom, Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 141 USD
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, Wat Ket, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 79 USD
Inspired by the cultural heritage and grace of the Himalayan region, At Niman is a chic boutique hotel situated close to major restaurants, shops and active nightlife. 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.
Address: 37 Soi 9, Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep,, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 114 USD
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.
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel
Address: 351/1 Chareonprathet Road,T. Changklan, A. Muang, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 106 USD
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 Chiang Mai city centre. 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 Boutique Hotel
Address: 110 Ratchaphakhinai Road, Tambol Phra Singh, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 106 USD
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.
Lanna Dusita Boutique Resort by Andacura
Address: 146 Paton Road, Muang, 50300 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 44 USD
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.
De Lanna Hotel
Address: 44 Inthawarorot Road, T. Sriphum, A. Muang, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 76 USD
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.
Yaang Come Village Hotel
Address: 90/3 Sridonchai Road, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 95 USD
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 ten boutique hotels will quench your thirst for the high life. So go on! Splurge a little.
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