We loved Ping Nakara. We were graciously greeted by friendly staff who were attentive to every need and made us feel special as guests, and it was all uphill from there. The web site does not do justice to the beauty of this very attractive establishment. The public and private spaces are stylish, from the elegant study, to the lovely blue tiled infinity pool, to the finely decorated guest rooms with high ceilings, comfortable beds, and balconies overlooking the attractive interior courtyard.
The hotel was nicely decorated for the holidays and our stay was graced by the poolside serenade of tasteful live music one evening. The included breakfast was cooked to order and quite tasty. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the impressive night market of Chiang Mai, and about a 15 minute walk to the old town center. Although this boutique hotel does not have the wide range of amenities to qualify for five star status it certainly matches the elegance of hotels we have visited at costing for twice the price of Ping Nakara.More