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“Very nice boutique hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
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“Very nice boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

When i was locating a hotel for my Chiang Mai holiday, i chanced upon Ping Nakara and absolutely loved it when i saw the visuals. The british architecture, the lovely library, pool and importantly the fabulous rooms.
And they were all exactly the way they looked when i stayed there too. The food at breakfast may be not a wide range but all you wanted was there and the kitchen staff very friendly.

The food was good too and you felt at home. They had a nice antique Mercedes that picks you up from the airport. The best part is that the hotel is well located to go to the night market and other hotspots. The hotel staff are very friendly and were helpful in our finding a great Ziplining trip.
Overall a memorable stay whether you are a couple or a family with kids.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

This hotel is absolute perfection. Beautiful property both inside and out with outstanding attention to detail and service. The staff are friendly, efficient and extremely helpful, the rooms are pure luxury and the restaurant serves some of the best food I've eaten in Thailand. The location is close enough to walk to the city centre but there are plenty of transport options available on the doorstep. One to treasure.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

The Ping Nakara is a stunningly beautiful property that keeps you in constant state of awe, no matter how long you stay there. We took many pictures in the hotel itself where elegance, character, and attention to detail are virtually everywhere. Our room was gorgeous and well appointed, although the front door opening to bathroom might take some getting used to. Staff was professional, welcoming and very accommodating. Vijitra, Supreeya, and the young man whose name I didn't get, were all genuinely caring and quite helpful (thank you!). Housekeeping was consistently good and room service was prompt, accurate, and a great value indeed. We had a chance to interact with the restaurant staff who were also quite hospitable.

Location is wonderful, only steps away from the buzzing night market where you can walk around, shop, and eat. We arrived late after a long flight, checked in, then walked to the night market where we had dinner at a restaurant/bar. There was a good live band at the restaurant and a bunch of people grooving to songs played- it was such a great, upbeat start to our Chiang Mai vacation.

We found Chiang Mai to be a very charming city; we were also impressed with the kindness of its people. The city is huge and spread out with so much to see and do, we recommend hiring a private tour guide for a day or two to take you around the area and assist you with day trips- that's what we did, it was affordable and added so much depth to our trip.

Room Tip: Can't go wrong, all rooms are nice!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

What a beautiful place to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay at this jewel of a hotel. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was very good (try their curry night) and plenty of everything for breakfast. This boutique hotel is very tastefully done and the location is great. Combine the hotel with the excellent travel service (Lanna Boutique Travel) that they offer in the lobby and you will have a near perfect holiday. What made this though, was the attitiude of all the staff. They are simply lovely and helpful. If you are a bit of a car buff, get their Mercedes to pick you up at the airport. Its a good trip back in time. Loved the place and we shall return. We have stayed in many hotels in may countries but this one has to rate up their with the best in ambience, value and staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

We stayed at the Ping Nakara hotel during Songkran in chiang mai and would highly recommend it for a short stay in chiang mai.We had an amazing time during Songkran in the city our location at ping nakara was perfect, a ten minute walk to the markets and five mins by tuk -tuk to the thae-pae gate and the central city.Also close to many wonderful restaurants, boutique shops and day spa's. Our room was magnificent,the best bed I have ever slept in! the pool area is exceptional and the restaurant was reasonably priced with lovely food .The staff were friendly and most helpful when we needed information,This was our second stay at ping nakara in the last 12 months and we will definetly stay again.This hotel is quite upmarket and is perhaps better for couples rather than families with small children.Definetly perfect for a 3-5 day stay in chiang mai.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

Find yourself in an Agatha Christie novel (the good way), plus great pool. Excellent experience, perfect location, good service, almost difficult to leave the hotel. The plus : airport pick up in a cool 60es mercedes, library/bar.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We fell in-love with Ping Nakara Hotel! The building itself is beautifully designed with interesting antiques spread throughout the sitting room, library and veranda. The room was clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was great where we were able to order anything from the a la carte menu in addition to the buffet. There was turn-down service with fresh flowers left on the pillows every night. The free wifi actually worked well everywhere in the hotel. But what impressed us most was the service! The staff were all so friendly, helpful and accomodating and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Because it is a smaller boutique hotel, we actually felt like they knew who we were and cared if we were enjoying our stay.

We were there during low season so the hotel was not full, but I get the sense there is always a very calm serene atmosphere. So if you are looking for a more "social' hotel, this may not be the one for you. That being said, this was our favourite of the 5 hotels we stayed at in Thailand and would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful romantic getaway in Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ChairatPingNakara, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewers,

As we reach 200 excellent reviews, I would like to offer a special thanks to all of you for taking your time to review our hotel.

At the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa we continuously work to improve the standards of all aspects of our service, and to develop outstanding service to our guests in all areas of the hotel.

It is gratifying to read your comments, criticisms as well as plaudits, as we then know that we are on the right track, and can make appropriate changes where needed.

We also hope to welcome you back in the future, but meanwhile, travel well.

Kind regards,
Chairat
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Property: Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: 135/9 Charoenprathet Road | Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#3 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#5 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#12 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa. Set in the awe-inspiring colonial style of the early 1900’s, the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa is located at the heart of Chiang Mai’s vibrant business centre and entertainment venues. The hotel is just a five minute walking distance from Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar to the numerous riverside restaurants, while at the same time allowing guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. The three-storey hotel with a central elevator boasts of 19 luxury guestrooms, all individually styled and elegantly furbished with the colonial charm. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms including a TV, DVD player and a free mini bar. The hotel's restaurant offers a wide variety of food from authentic Thai cuisine to Western dishes. Coffee and tea, soft drinks, wines and liquor are served at the Lobby Bar, and guests can enjoy their drinks in the comfort of the library or at the peaceful verandah by the outdoor pool. For holistic health and relaxation, guests can unwind and enjoy the genuine Ayurvedic treatment from the hotel’s Nakara Spa. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa offers a broad range of services, facilities and amenities designed to provide personalized service and first class hospitality. ... more   less 
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