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Tamarind Village
Ranked #14 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“Amazing and peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

What a gem, right in the old town and next to the road that has the amazing Sunday night market.
15 minutes from the airport.
Superb old traditional style apartments, superb staff, amazing pool, great food, great location what more do you need?

we stayed for 5 nights as part of our thai honeymoon and after the crazyness of bangkok it was nice to come to chiang mai and totally relax...

The hotel was very quiet and peaceful, almost like being in a buddhist temple. The rooms were spacious and clean and had all the usual amenities that you need such a safe, tea and coffee facilities, air con and laundry if required ( though a little pricey compared to the place down the road)

Resturaunts near by, many bars and coffee places.

the hotel seemed very secure and all staff so helpful... definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to Chiang Mai...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We loved Tamarind Village and spent New Years Eve here. It truly is an oasis in the heart of busy Chiang Mai. This is the place to come if you are looking for quiet and relaxation and a chilled out atmosphere. The staff were awesome - polite, pleasant and helpful - and even joined in the dancing as we celebrated New Years Eve. The food was top notch and unexpectedly good and each dish came with a Thai twist (try the Thai-style tamarind ribs, homemade pineapple and coconut jam and coconut ice cream). The complimentary room products were above-average hotel quality and indicative of how I will remember Thailand with the scent of jasmine, ginger and lemongrass. I appreciated how they paid attention to small details from the room decorations (northern Thai style decor), the food presentation, the florals to the art, the ceramics, and the courtyard layout that is built around a 200-year old tamarind tree. Location is great - close to restaurants, shopping, temples, airport and the night market.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and I are 26 and we stayed at Tamarind Village for four nights in May 2013. We were deciding between this hotel and U Chiang Mai (which is about one block west). We could not have been happier with our choice. Tamarind Village is an incredibly charming hotel in the heart of old Chiang Mai.

The grounds of the hotel, including the beautiful landscaping (and gigantic tamarind tree at the center) are lovely. I studied architecture in college and absolutely loved the design of the hotel. One feels completely insulated from the city just outside the walls. The pool area is clean and quiet, and we had delicious breakfasts sitting at the pool each morning. Also, at least one of the nights we were there, the hotel restaurant had live music which was great.

Although the room is somewhat small, it features all sorts of interesting and unique touches. We particularly loved the handwoven rugs and pillows in our room and the tiles in the bathroom. The hotel may not tell you this, but room service gave us four new bottles of water each day.

What really makes the hotel standout is the service. There were always multiple people sitting at the desk eager to help or answer any questions. On our first day, they gave us a historic map of the city with directions to a number of the important temples nearby (of which there are many). The hotel staff helped us plan a trek, a cooking class, a trip up to Doi Suthep temple, and multiple cabs. Each member of the staff always greeted us with a smile. The hotel also has free activities going on almost every day of the week - we did paper umbrella painting and flower garland weaving. I also got an authentic thai massage at the hotel spa which I loved – you can definitely get cheaper massages at other places in Chiang Mai but my experience at the hotel spa was great and I would recommend getting at least one treatment there.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

beautiful grounds, beautiful room, walking distance from the night market (big tourist attraction) and great massages. massages at the hotel are much more expensive than those in town. my wife massaged her way through this vacation and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. breakfast was very good, lots of choices.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

A perfect oasis! Our spacious well-appointed room, even with an outdoor shower and huge bath tub, was just what we hoped for! We were in the Lanna Deluxe room with large patio to enjoy morning coffee and the evening stars. The grounds are lovely with boutique hotel charm and very nice staff. Easy to walk to places and sight see the beautiful city temples, local shopping, and get a $5 1 hour massage. A quick ride to the river area and other shopping districts. It is in the quieter area, not where all the late night bars are happening but definitely easy to get to. Only be sure if you are hungry, eat in other areas if late at night, nothing opened in this area and hotel has no room service after 1030pm.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Stacy B,

Thank you for your kind words on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are very glad to know you enjoyed your time and that we could be a part of your honeymoon holiday. We hope that we may have the chance to welcome you back on day in the near future and wish you all the best for the New Year ahead!

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Thank you to all the staff at the Tamarind Village Hotel for our wonderful stay in October for our honeymoon. The staff, food, ambience and hotel were all excellent quality and we had a brilliant 5 nights stay as part of our tour of Thailand.
The food is the best I have ever tasted at a hotel, the live music was brilliant, staff were the best we have ever experienced and the room was so relaxing and peaceful.
Highly recommended and so central to Chang Mai, everything is on your doorstep! Thank you very much.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sara P
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Sarah P,

Warm greetings from Tamarind Village Chiang Mai! Thank you for your glowing review of your stay with us on the Trip Advisor forum. We are very glad to know you thoroughly enjoyed your 5 night stay with us and that we could be a part of your very special holiday in Thailand.

Thank you as well for the nice comments on our staff and service as well as on the food in our restaurant, Ruen Tamarind. We hope to be able to welcome you both back again one day in the future.

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
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Kintore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I cannot understand any negative reviews of Tamarind Village. I have stayed there twice now and would not stay any where else when I am in Chaing Mai. I travel regularly and I am very fussy about the quality of my accommodation and in receiving value for $$. The staff at Tamarind Village are so friendly, courteous and helpful, your comfort and enjoyment is their chief concern. The food is scrumptious no matter which meal you have at their restaurent and their cooking classes are not to be missed if you have an interest in learning to cook the traditional Thai way. I learned to cook Pad Thai (main course) and all of my friends say mine is better than any restaurent they go to...and I am not a fabulous cook...LOL.

When you walk through the bamboo lined entrance to Tamarind Village after a busy day investigating the many fascinating places to see in Chaing Mai, you feel the tiredness fade away as you feel the tranquility of this little piece of "heaven on earth" relax and revive you.

The staff have a superb knowldge to the best tour guides and trips and make sure that your every wish is catered for whilst you are in Chaing Mai.........Wonderful, wonderful place - I will definitely go back next time I am in chaing Mai.

Room Tip: Any room facing into the courtyard with the giant Tamarind tree in the centre is the best location...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Terri G
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Terri G,

Thank you very much for your kind review of Tamarind Village on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to read and to know you really enjoyed your time with us. The nice compliments on our rooms, attentive staff, peaceful setting and the food in our Ruen Tamarind restaurant are very much appreciated as well. We are glad to know that after taking the cooking class, you are making some very good Pad Thai.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again one day soon. Best wishes for 2014!

Kind regards,

Claudine T.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
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Property: Tamarind Village
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
#5 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#6 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#8 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#17 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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