I am currently lying in bed in my room at Aruntara. Makining use of the free wi-fi and generally marvelling at how well things can be done when people try.
The rooms are designed to make you feel as if you are experiencing something special. Flat screen TVs, a sliding door between bed and bath. Marble and stone everywhere.
What makes it even more special is the staff.. A common feature in Chiang Mai (see my Rimping Village review). They aim to please and seem proud of their ability to make you feel pampered and 'special'.
I am travelling for business and have found this hotel probably meets the needs of the business traveller better than Rimping Village, while somehow still being a great potential choice for holidaymakers. I arrived sweaty and very dirty after 2 weeks of walking through the jungle, but they still treated me like I had breezed off a private jet in my linen suit.
My only complaint so far is that room service is limited and ends at 10:30pm. Pretty petty quibble bearing in mind everything else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aruntara Chiang Mai is a true treasure for hotel aficionados and the traveling cognoscenti alike. Its British colonial design is complimented by Northern Thai influences that embrace the present while respecting the past. High ceilings sit above beautiful towering teak columns traditionally crafted by Thai tradesman. Each of the luxurious guest rooms is designed to offer stylish accommodation with an expansive open-plan living area and an abundance of room to relax and unwind while glancing over Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping River. ... more less
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