It was the authenticity of the Lanna style and attention to detail that had me want to book here. Tamarind Village promised tranquility and that it would honor its traditions and we certainly got what we had hoped for. We were travelling with 2 children, aged 7 and 11, and we wanted to stay in one room, rather than 2, as it was more economical. Kids were made to feel incredibly welcome by staff. We really appreciated that. We booked the Suite, which enabled one child to sleep on the sofa/day bed (very comfortable and full size) and an equally comfortable fold out bed, and the room was large enough that we still had plenty of room to move. The bathroom was divine and huge, with a bath and shower. The bedroom was at ground level, overlooking the tamarind tree and grassy area. The pool was about 20 meters away. Pool was perfect for the kids and they used it when ever they got the chance. 5 minute free hand massages near the pool area was a lovely touch, and it meant I could be pampered while still being able to over see the kids in the water. Probably my only gripe it that there weren't enough pool lounge chairs for the number of guests. The position of the restaurant was also a bit odd, being at the other end of the pool, but they are minor issues. Food was excellent and reasonably priced for a boutique hotel of this standard, though, the selection of incredible eateries in nearby streets for a fraction of the price (and equally as delicious) had us opt to eat out, once we'd found our feet. Breakfast was varied and top quality. Position of the hotel could not be beat as it is on the main drag and you can walk anywhere in the old city from Tamarind Village. As everyone else has mentioned, the fact that the Sunday walking market is at its door step made it even more appealing. The next morning, from 6am on the Monday morning, get up and feed the monks. Ask the hotel for some food and join others to participate in this humbling ritual. Very, very special. When out and about take tuk tuks or the red songtaews to get anywhere. Best coffee is up the road at Pacamara, brilliant, and uses lovely coffee sourced only about 4 hours away. Our kids voted this hotel as one of their favorites of the trip. That is saying a lot. We loved Chiang Mai and will be back, and when we do, Tamarind Village will be on our list of places to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that nestles in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from a magnificent 200 year old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace.Tamarind Village is situated at the center of Chiang Mai’s old town. Many of Chiang Mai’s historic landmarks and temples such as Thapae Gate, the Three Kings Monument, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang are located within a few minutes walk of the hotel. Each week, Chiang Mai’s famous ‘Sunday Walking Street’ takes place just in front of the hotel’s entrance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
- Tamarind Village Hotel Chiang Mai