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Tamarind Village
Ranked #15 of 388 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

We have just spent 17 nights touring Vietnam and Thailand. We stayed in 5 hotels during this time. The Tamarind Village was by far the best. All the staff were extremely helpful. The setting was beautiful and it is right in the middle of the old town perfect location. We stayed in a Lanna room which was the smallest of the hotel rooms we stayed in but again was our favourite. Yes it is dark but the lighting is unlike most hotel rooms and offers plenty of light. Plus we were hardly in the room as there is so much to do in Chaing Mai. We had a complimentary massage in the spa which is the best massage I have ever had and we booked again for the next day. Yes the massage was a bit more expensive but it was well worth it. We will definitely be rebooking this hotel on our next visit.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Smudger 3008,

Greetings from Tamarind Village Chiang Mai! Thank you very much for your nice review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you found us the best of the hotels you experienced on your trip and that you would come back to stay with us on your next visit to Chiang Mai. Thank you as well for your compliments on our spa and massage treatment. We are pleased to know you enjoyed this.

Wishing you all the very best.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Tamarind Village is a great hotel. The grounds are immaculate, the service is excellent and it's located right in the middle of the old town where you can walk pretty much everywhere.

The only small minus is that the rooms are small for the price and they're quite dark. This is due to the use of traditional Lanna architecture and so it's understandable. You shouldn't be spending too much time in the room anyways if you're in Chiang Mai which is such a pleasant city filled with street side cafes and restaurants.

The concierge service was very helpful and the pool area is as pleasant as it gets

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Kevin J,

Thank you for your nice words and for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are really glad to know you enjoyed your experience staying with us and appreciated the grounds and the convenient location in the heart of the old town.

Thank you as well for your compliments on our concierge service and the pool. We hope you will be back again one day in the future!

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

I stayed at Tamarind village for three night in December 11-14, 2013. This place completely tranquil boutique resort typical Lanna style located at the center of Chiang Mai old town which you can reach to many tourist attraction like Wat Pra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang or other temples nearby the hotel where you can walk or take or rent the bicycle. There are many shop, bar, restaurants which you can walk around and very easy to reach.

At the time we reach to the hotel, the staff are ready to assist us and gave us fresh towel as well as the welcome drink . This is my first impression with the services that we received from the front staff. One man in particular Mr. Saksit was exceptional with great smile. Other staff also great in what they were doing.

The breakfast served at the Ruen Tamarind located nearby the swimming pool which there are variety choices of food and again the staff seem to have a great pride in what they are producing and it shows. I really appreciated for their services.

Our room was lanna room so the room a bit small but we were acceptably with that size. The hotel provided very good smelling of bathroom amenities which we enjoyed a lot with those spa type amenities. As long as I know that bathroom amenities from Erb spa product. There is no bathtub for this type of room.

The hotel provided free unlimited WiFi with stable signal so no need to worry about the internet connect.

The bed provided are really comfortable .When we come back to chiang mai I would probably stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Guy S
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Danzaaas,

Thank you very much for your review of Tamarind Village on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you found our boutique property a tranquil base from which to explore the temples and sites of the old town. Thank you as well for your compliments on our staff service and for mentioning Khun Saksit by name. He will certainly be pleased to know you appreciated his efforts.

Thank you as well for mentioning our breakfast selection and our comfortable beds. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back on day on your next visit to the north.

Until then, take care.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We rented several rooms for several nights for our wedding guests. The service was warm and excellent. The rooms are beautiful- full of rich woods, textiles, lovely old photos, gentle lighting. The gardens are really special- well managed but not overly manicured. The huge old trees give plenty of shade and amazing white orchids are everywhere. Breakfast around the pool was very nice. The Spa is very nice but frankly it is overpriced given the many other excellent Spas and massage places in Chiang Mai.This is a quiet hotel- not a place for drunkenness or parties- but perfect for a romantic getaway or a special vacation with friends. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank TheVeteranTraveler
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Veteran Traveler,

Thank you very much for your nice review of your recent stay at Tamarind Village on Trip Advisor. We are glad your wedding guests enjoyed their time with us and it is very nice to know you appreciated the small details which make Tamarind Village such a special place: the gardens and flowers and the design features in the rooms. Thank you especially for your kind compliments on our staff which are most appreciated.

Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here with our two children, 5 and 3 years. It is a beautiful hotel with attentive and welcoming staff. We stayed in a Lanna Deluxe in the back of the resort and found it to have enough space for our family of four. It is ample room for a couple. The rooms are dark but for us that was conducive to a restful sleep. The pool is beautiful and the grounds are tranquil. It is well located and quiet. The hotel is geared toward couples and the walls are thin so keep this in mind when travelling with little people. The staff were extremely welcoming to our family and readily engaged our children with a cheerful sawadee kap every morning. There are also fun little activities in the afternoon which we found enjoyable.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Frizzy Bee,

Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated the setting, our staff and the afternoon activities. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again on a future visit to Chiang Mai.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed here 2 years ago and fell in love with Tamarind Village, only to revisit it and fell in love all over again. Great service, food and spa treatments, this time we did the village walk on the Sunday morning which was great. Thanks to every staff member that were there to make our time special again, and the flowers at dinner on our last night topped off our perfect stay.Last time we stayed in a suite, but this time we had the Lanna deluxe which was fine, great bathroom, people have complained about room size and darkness, but we found that this was no issue for us. We only used our room to sleep in, we layed around the pool, and the old city has so much to explore that we were out and about a lot, as we were there to enjoy Yee Peng.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Brisbane Holiday,

Thank you so much for your very kind review and for returning to visit us for a second time in two years. We are very glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we are happy that we had the chance to celebrate the lovely Yi Peng festival with you both. Hope to be able to have the chance to welcome you for a third visit in the not-too-distant future!

Until then, take good care.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

After a week in Hanoi, we wanted a more relaxed pace and there's no doubt the Tamarind offers a fantastic escape from the outside world.
The staff were incredibly helpful, even offering to dry out my wife's shoes after a sudden downpour we got caught in! They hold daily activities for the guests and any available staff come and join in too, all to a really nice, fun atmosphere.
The bad point for us was the noise factor; we were woken early one day by some sweeping outside and the plumbing is quite noisy, as it was in the adjacent room too. Usually this would be a major problem to me as I'm a light sleeper, but the rest of the hotel was so good, it pretty much negated the noise issue. The addition of the world's most confused rooster down the road didn't help things as it clearly couldn't tell the time!
We stayed there (15th November - 21st November) over the festivities, so there was a load of fireworks going off regularly anyway that would've been noisy in any hotel!
Location is brilliant, we walked everywhere and only got the occasional tuktuk back after a long day which would only cost about £1.50.
Free WiFi in all areas of the hotel was a great bonus too.
Breakfast is really nice, we didn't actually get to eat in the hotel later in the day as we were out and about & there's an abundance of places to eat all around Chiang Mai.
The laundry charges were the cheapest I've ever known for a hotel, so it's worth bearing that in mind when you're packing!
In summary, this place does have it's negatives for light sleepers like me, but the positives highly outweigh those and our stay was truly memorable.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2013

Dear Adam,

Thank you for your nice review of Tamarind Village. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with other Travellers of Trip Advisor. We are very glad to know you had a memorable stay with us and that you really enjoyed the location, the breakfast and the attentive and helpful service of our staff.

Apologies if noise from the festival and the neighbour's rooster disturbed you during your stay but we are happy to know you found that overall the experience of staying with us was an excellent one. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Address: 50/1 Rajdamnoen Road | Si Phum, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#6 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#8 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#17 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £92 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind Village 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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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