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“Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rim Resort

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The Rim Resort
Ranked #28 of 375 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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177 reviews
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“Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed for four nights at the Rim. We had a second floor room with no view.
The room is decorated in dark wood, and can appear to be dark and gloomy, but is well appointed and very clean. The beds are hard, so be warned.

The staff are excellent from the moment that they met us at the airport to the second that we left.

The pool is small but very tranquil set in the middle of the courtyard of the hotel. This is a basic hotel but very comfortable. The breakfast was included for our package, and was very good, the only negative being that there tea selection was limited. The lunch and dinner menu offered a wide variety of choices server. We spoke with a couple from France who had just been walking by and stopped into the restaurant and they declared the restaurant to be the best that they had eaten at in Thailand. We happen to agree. The kitchen tends to tone down the spice for tourists, so if you like it spicy just ask. Kudos to the food and beverage manager and her staff.

Taxis and Tuk Tuks for some reason are more expensive at the hotel, walk a block away and you can usually save half the cost.

If possible take a day and go into the Mae Sen Valley, we hired a car and driver and went to the Elephant Training Center, Tiger Farm, and Orchid Farm.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

This resort style hotel is built with a distinctly Thai style, and is really relaxing and comfortable to stay in.
The staff are exteremely friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable.
The breakfast was the best hotel breakfast I have had anywhere, and food in general at their restaurant is really good because they seem to use very fresh ingredients and make healthy choices.
Super fast Wifi access from almost anywhere in the hotel.
The pool area is also nice and firnedly, although a little small and the pool water is a little cold for Thailand, but still very manageable.
Even though they are on the edge of the old ChiangMai area, it's not a long walk to get to the center, and the hotel offers shuttles that take you to wherever you want in the city center, so you have the best of the city center without the noise and hassle that come with it.
The only negative is mosquitoes, having lots of green shrubs and water near by, it's inevitable, but every room has mosquito killer in it so you never feel as if there is a problem, and as long as you don't leave your windows open, you won't have an issue.
Over-all, it's a wonderful place to stay, and I would go back there next time I go to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

I was traveling with a friend from the US (I currently live in Singapore). The Rim was just what we wanted...lovely, peaceful with a friendly, helpful staff. It was totally quiet which made a sound sleep. I see some reviews say it is rather far from the center of things...true, which makes it peaceful BUT not really very far. It is a pleasant walk to many things..ie, temples, restaurants..and a short tuk-tuk ride to the river with the more upscale restaurants . For these reasons and more, I highly recommend The Rim.
In fact, I am coming back to Chiang Mai in June with my husband, daughter, son-in-law and 8 year old granddaughter....and I plan to stay here. I can't wait to show them lovely Chiang Mai and this hotel.
oops, almost forgot..the breakfast was outstanding and the coffee was spectacular (for this coffee snob). Also, dinner at the restaurant was yummy as well.

Room Tip: We stayed in # 129 and it was perfect...we had twin beds. not sure what the configuration of other r...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Just returned from a week in Chiang Mai to attend a wedding. There were several people from the wedding staying there also (including families with young kids). We spent many an afternoon sitting around the pool area having drinks/food and chatting. The food and drink service was perfect. The food delicious and the cocktails unusual, but nice. Breakfast has a basic buffet plus a menu with western and thai-style eggs / soups. The room was kept very clean. Our room was at the very front of the resort and therefore we had a bit of noise from the road out the front. Didn't keep us awake, but it may if you were a light sleeper. It's located in the quieter part of the old city, so not in the centre of everything, but there were always tuk tuks or songthous (sp?) available to take you anywhere for very little. I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

The Rim resort is a wonderful hotel with amazing rooms, nice amenities, a lovely pool (though a limited lounging area), and an amazing staff. Most restaurants and markets are a bit of a walk, even though the resort is within the wall of the old city, it is in an undeveloped area. We had a great stay, but we don't mind 20-40 minute walks. The restaurant is AMAZING & so are the cocktails. Great place to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

The hotel is very well designed in Lanna/contemporary style, just right- nothing tacky, nice pool as well. It is small, calm and serene place, one can get the feel of relaxing in a large house in Chiang Mai. Its location is at the quiet part of the old town, so for someone who likes the hustle-bustle of the city or nearby row of bars & nice restaurants to go at night, may not be the best choice.

The Superior room is large, nice bathroom with both tub and shower, a small balcony. I particularly like the idea of a sliding window between the tub and the bedroom, makes the bathroom nice, wide and airy. The only set back is probably there is no elevator and it'll not be too easy with large luggage if you don't want to wait for the porter (not a long wait but we like to handle carry-ons ourselves, luckily we have the 2nd floor room, not the 3rd.)

The hotel is generally quiet, but we can hear the noise from the walkway quite clearly when the service person knocked at the next room's door, it sounded like on ours and we heard every word. (But that only happened only once a day, no trouble actually.)

Breakfast is not impressive but good enough with a selection of hot dishes a la carte plus the basic breakfast buffet. We tried the dinner once, Thai dishes were all really good. Dessert, however, was not as good as it sounded in the menu.

We are very impressed with the service, from the driver who picked us up from the airport, the receptionists, the repairman(The door opening to our balcony was difficult to open), the waiters at dinner, and all the staffs we walked pass who always greeted us nicely. Only the persons at breakfast were not too friendly. There is also a small parking in front of the hotel, making all pick-ups & drop-offs convenient. A small, lovely and quiet place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

the most romantic hotel I have ever stayed in, its a lovely small hotel with an extremely helpful team of staff who made our stay wonderful.

We moved to this hotel after a week at the Kantary Hills, which was also excellent but very different, we also extended our stay because of the flooding in Bangkok, with no regrets.
The Rim was good for us because its on the edge of the old town and very atmospheric.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Rim Resort
Address: 51/2 Arrak Road | Phrasingh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#23 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#34 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rim Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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