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“Nice hotel with great service - location could be better”

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Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel
Ranked #45 of 388 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2010

We stayed at the Aruntara at the height of the Bangkok protest issues. It seemed that the hotel was only 20% full because of the problems in Bangkok. In terms of service, the restaurant, the rooms and pool, I could not fault the hotel. Location could have been a bit better as you needed to catch a tuk tuk to see the main town and the night bazaar. Having said that, a tuk tuk only cost between 60 and 80 THB, so given the nice surroundings at the Aruntara, I would probably stay their again rather than going for a better location.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

I stayed at the Aruntara hotel for 2 night during my staying in Chiang Mai. It's a fabulous hotel with beautiful room, and the staffs there were very friendly and helpful. It's 10-15mins walk away to the city centre and a great location along the Ping river, though a bit far to the Old Town, but I certainly enjoy the peace and quiet during the night. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

Arriving to Aruntara after a hot and stressful time in Bangkok was heaven. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing atmosphere of the pool after a day of shopping or site seeing in gorgeous Chiang Mai- it's a 80 baht rid to the night market and downtown area in a tuk tuk. Our only issue was that they provide only one key to the room, which controls all power in the room- so it was very warm and slow to cool upon our return in the evenings. We definitely recommend this small intimate hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

This hotel turned out to be the greatest find out of everywhere we stayed in Asia. The design of the rooms and the property are lovely. Unlike some hotels, the Aruntara actually is as beautiful as it's website depicts. The service was suberb. The staff went above and beyond on numerous occasions during our visit. When my sister wasn't feeling well, the Aruntara staff went out and got her some stomach medicine at nearly midnight. Then, the next day, when I needed some antibiotics, the manager offered to ride with me to the pharmacy since I was alone and it was dark outside. This hotel was a great value for the price, and if we ever visit Chiang Mai again, I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere but the Aruntara.

Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2010

The hotel is located in a quiet area between the old city and the airport. It's easy to visit the town and going to the shopping center (Robinson, near the airport).
This hotel is not very big and that's for us a very good surprise, the staff is very helpful and friendly and the room and all area are very clean.
The breakfast was served in a beautiful area close to an lovely exotic garden and not far to the river.
We were a bit disappointed only by the breakfast, because the choice was too limited in comparaison with other hotels.
And the last point, but not the least the hotel provide for free an WIFI access.

We recommande this Hotel in Chiang Mai !

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

I spent a week in the Aruntara. I liked the room and service very much. The Staff is very helpflull and nice. The Location is on the river and about 20 Minutes to walk to oldtown. A Tuk Tuk will cost you about 60 to 100 baht to go to the maingate of the oldtown. I enjoyed having breakfast in the nice garden area. Of course you can also sit in the cooler inside part. The beds are, as for this part of the world typical, hard but you will get adjust to after a few nights ;-)

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 May 2010

We did stay for 2 night at a Deluxe room of Aruntara and for the given price it was outstanding. Not only the room, hotel and garden but most of all the staff who took care for us in a such a pleasant way. Great location along the Ping river, although a bit far of the old city.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 351 / 1 Charoen Prathet Road | T Changklan, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #45 of 388 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £52 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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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