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“Preservation of Thai atmosphere in a town planning disaster”
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Tamarind Village
Ranked #16 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I could imagine Chiangmai 30-40 years ago being a town with nice wooden houses in large gardens, peaceful and beautiful. Now it is a busy city with ugly concrete 2-3 storey houses behind untidy electricity cables. No character is preserved, and the visitor only refuge is isolated cafes or hotels that respect the culture of the place, the temples and the colourful markets.

Tamarind village is100% pure Thai architecture and atmosphere, an oasis in the middle of an architectural desert. Full of positive energy with excellent and trained staff, with very good thai food at the restaurant.

it is really lovely to stay in this hotel. It preserves all good qualities of Thai culture, natural environment and people.

Areas for improvement exist. Swimming pool is old and small, breakfast could have a better selection of breads and cheeses, vanity mirror in the bathroom.... However it is value for money and I would easily recommend it.

We stayed for three nights with the family during our 14 days trip to Thailand and returned for one night more after a jungle tour. We all enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I spent 4 days at the Tamarind Village in July and we were so impressed with the hotel and all the staff who work there. It truly is an oasis in the middle of the old city that was so peaceful and serene.We stayed in a Lanna room and were very impressed - so comfortable and clean. It was nice being in a small hotel with only 30 rooms so it never felt busy or over-crowded in the restaurant or pool. We would certainly stay there again as it was so central and close to some very nice restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Melinda T
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2014

Dear Melinda T.,

Greetings from Tamarind Village! Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay on Trip Advisor. It was very nice to know that you and your husband found our hotel "an oasis in the middle of the old city", and we sincerely appreciate your compliments on our accommodation and staff.

We wish you all the best and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future.

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

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My new husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of our honeymoon. The hotel was beautiful and only 15 minutes from the airport!! It was hard to believe that it was in the middle of the city. Once we walked up into the hotel it was quiet, peaceful and serene. We loved the atmosphere and layout of the hotel. The spa was fantastic too!! We eat at the restaurant several times and the food and service was great. All the staff, both at reception and at the restaurant were always smiling, friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. I enjoyed the one of the afternoon leaf folding activities and the staff even took some of us to a local temple for the beginning of Buddhist Lent. We also liked the little story cards that were left on our bed with room service. We booked a day excursion and our driver Souviet was fantastic, He was very friendly and helpful and we had a great day with him. We had a fantastic time and loved every minute of our stay. It was the perfect stay for our honeymoon, thank you.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2014

Dear Taffy82,

Greetings from Tamarind Village! Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we are very glad to know you loved our hotel's atmosphere and layout. Thank you as well for your compliments on our accommodation, spa treatment, food at the restaurant, our staff service and especially for recognizing Khun Souviet, our driver for his good work.

We are glad to be able to be part of making your honeymoon trip a memorable one.

We all look forward to welcome you back very soon.

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

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

It is a well kept property in sync with nature. Couldn't believe it's in the middle of the city. Rooms are fabulous.

Spa is wonderful(I got one free back massage as part of the package). The setup is very well planned. They saved whatever trees they could by building around it.... Very thoughtful.

The restaurant is excellent overlooking the pool. The entry to the hotel reminded me of my grandmas village home. The decor is tastefully done. Staff was pleasant and ever smiling. I loved the table mats in the restaurant so much that I wanted to know the shop. They actually managed to source some for me from their storeroom as it was from Bangkok.

Fresh Jamun(local fruit) every day in the room... Delicious!!!

All in all, my money's worth. Will highly recommend this for the experience.

Stayed: March 2014
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Dear Saumi,

Thank you very much for your kind review of Tamarind Village on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and know you enjoyed your time with us and found our hotel peaceful and quiet place to relax while in Chiang Mai. We appreciate your compliments on our accommodation, restaurant, staff and ambiance. We are glad you liked our table mats so much that you wanted to bring some home with you and that we were able to arrange it for you as well.

We take it as a very nice compliment that the cozy atmosphere of Tamarind Village reminded you of visiting your Grandmother's village home.

We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

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

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Tamarind Village was highly recommended by our friends - it was everything they said and more. This centrally located hotel is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the Chiang Mai City. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and pampered. The rooms are heavenly - no detail is overlooked - impeccably clean with a fresh scent, not to mention the intoxicating body lotion and bath products. They offered us a discounts at the restaurant to celebrate our daughters 17th birthday - along with a card + small gift for her. The breakfast was probably the best we had in Thailand - fresh fruits and many other offerings. The staff was extremely helpful in connecting us with a driver for a 5 day tour of the north. We returned for our last night in Thailand and it felt like we were coming home. The self guided walking tour was a great way to see the sights and the city. Simply amazing!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Naomi017
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2014

Dear Naomi017,

Greetings from Tamarind Village! Thank you for your kind review of your stay on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We are glad to know you found our property like "A little piece of heaven" We also appreciate your compliments on our location, accommodation, service and bath amenities and for your kind words regarding our staff.

Please come back to visit us again sometime in the future.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Tamarind Village is the perfect place to relax in a quiet atmosphere in the heart of ChiangMai. The rooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. In addition, the staff is amazingly attentive and the restaurant serves awesome authentic thai food.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Xavier L
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2014

Dear Anhangabau,

Thank you for your kind writing a review of your stay on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are glad to know you had a relaxing time and appreciate as well your compliments on our location, accommodation, decoration, restaurant and our staff.

We wish you all the best and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future.

Kind regards,

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

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful stay here. We were so warmly welcomed and the staff made a huge effort to make our stay comfortable. The hotel is ideally located in the middle of the old town. The roads around the hotel are very busy, but the hotel is an oasis of calm and peace. The pool was lovely and breakfast delicious. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Catherine C
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Claudine T, Director of Sales at Tamarind Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Dear CatherineC,

Thank you very much for your kind review of Tamarind Village on Trip Advisor. We are very glad to know you enjoyed your stay and found our property an oasis of calm in the city. We hope to have the chance to welcome you and your family back again in the very near future.

Until then, wishing you all the best.

Claudine T.

Director of Sales & Marketing
Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

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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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#17 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £102 - £349 (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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