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Review of Tamarind Village

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Tamarind Village
Ranked #15 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Aiming to travel on a reasonable budget, we opted for the entry level room. Comparisons against other hotels did highlight the limits of the room’s scale, but definitely still on the charming side of small, utterly comfortable and with touches like lemon grass incense imbuing a sanctuary like ambience. Inventory wise, the room offers all the usual features: storage, TV, safety deposit box, toiletries, local guide books. All clean and well maintained. I found myself sleeping soundly each night on a respectable double bed, thoroughly rested come morning.

Breakfast, although not gastronomically ground breaking, set a high standard, to which we found subsequent hotels struggling to match. Its a buffet breakfast with a mix of cooked Thai food, fruits, smoked meats and omelets. There’s a choice of teas for the cha drinkers and plenty of fresh fruit juices, and as is custom, polite and friendly service throughout.

The location is in the heart of the old town, a few minutes pilgrimage away from local shrines and other tourist attractions. As a photographer, I could easily visit the shrines in the evening with the benefits of interesting lighting and fewer tourists. Just across the road are surprisingly good tourist friendly restaurants and transport to other areas is easily hailed and fairly priced.

Beautifully formed, full of character and thoughtful touches, I can still vividly remember my experience at the Tamarind Village. Given a chance, I would go back tomorrow, Chiang mai is definitely one of the highlights of my Thailand trip and the Tamarind Village accommodated my stay there brilliantly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

Dear AshleyArthur,

It was a real pleasure for us to read your nice review on Trip Advisor. Thank you very much indeed for the compliments on our rooms, the food at our Ruen Tamarind restaurant and on the hotel's location in the centre of the old town. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time with us and that you would be happy to return.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back on your next visit to Chiang Mai!

Kind regards,

Claudine

Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

What a lovely treat this hotel was. By far the best service we experienced in the whole trip to Thailand. Everyone went out of their way to be of help and little touches like fresh fruit and a free 10 minute massage really added to the whole experience. The pool area and spa were beautifully presented in a delightful old style, which felt authentic but also luxurious. The room could have been featured in a home magazine it looked so good!

The only reasons for not awarding 5\5 for this hotel are a few practical points. The room was at the bottom of an outside wooden staircase and the door opened right onto it. The door would be better placed on the other side of the room because it was incredibly noisy when people were walking up and down. The bathroom also didn't have a proper door, which made it not very private. We also had a cockroach but I think this was more do to with the area than the hotel itself. Finally, breakfast had some strange and limited choices and didn't live up to the rest of the hotel. These are minor points however, and I would thoroughly recommend staying here, particularly in a room not on the ground floor.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This was our first trip to Thailand and we visited Bangkok, Koh Sumuii and Chiang Mai.
The two weeks we spent at the Tamarind Village were the jewel in the Crown. Our room was a basic Llanna and was beautiful, we loved every aspect of it. The furniture and fittings were imaginative and the bed really comfortable.
The gardens are excellent and create a real secluded village feel. Quiet and peaceful.
All of the staff are excellent and know their job so well. They booked trips and events calmly and efficiently. At busy times they excel in managing and caring.
Breakfast by the pool was a delight, and the variety of choice outstanding. Again the staff were attentive and made sure everyone was provided for.
The hotel provides an interesting programme of events for each afternoon.....inclusive.
In short a wonderful hotel in a great location. Would happily return time after time.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Having been in a flashy resort in Koh Samuii before we came here it seemed a bit rustic at first but the experience , hospitality food and service were great. It's a true Thai experience -you actually realise you are in Asia whereas in some resorts you feel you could be anywhere . The staff were truly lovely welcoming and so cheerful the whole time. I treated myself to a session at the spa which was to die for. I strongly recommend it .

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Fabulous hotel aptly named. To escape the noise, hustle and heat, to relax by a beautiful pool in a gorgeous calm setting with lovely attentive staff. The manager is very attentive and quick to solve any minor problems to make a stay here most enjoyable. Would recommend this to all.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our first time at the Tamarind and I really wished that we had stayed longer than the four nights! From the moment we arrived we were treated fantastically. The reception area was beautiful, The staff looked really smart and we were given a refreshing towel and drink while we were checked in. Our room was really nice, very comfortable bed, lovely dressing gowns and slippers.There was a pillow menu, tea making facilities, water and fruit. The shower was amazing and the toiletries were very good and smelled lovely and were topped up to save waste. Our room was cleaned to a high standard every day.
The breakfast was so nice with so much choice and again the staff were really good and super quick to clear the table and very helpful. The Hotel grounds are really pretty and very well kept, such a tranquil place to stay Would I stay at this Gem again yes in a heartbeat! Believe me you will not be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

This beautiful, cozy hotel is perfect. At the same time that it sits in a very busy area in Chiang Mai, it also offers an oasis of peace and quite for relaxation. Staff is very nice and the rooms are really comfortable.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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
#4 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#7 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#17 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £102 - £350 (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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