We chose Baan Orapin on the basis of many favourable reviews and were not disappointed. We stayed there 3 times in a different room on each occasion and they were all lovely and even those close to the road were quiet. It is a haven from the busy city of Chiang Mai but conveniently located (e.g. close to the river, located in the same street as several good restaurants and only 5 min walk from the fascinating Warorot Markets used by locals; also only a 20Baht per person taxi ride from most other places). The breakfast area is an amazing 100 yr old teak house which includes photos of the original owners. The pool is great too. Most outstanding was the service. My only word of caution is to those who want a fully western style hotel - Baan Orapin has just the very occasional quirk such as some slightly challenging plumbing. It didn't bother us at all - it even added to the charm - but it might not be for those wanting all mod cons. We would definitely stay there any time we went back to Chiang Mai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Orapin, built in northern Thai (Lanna) styled architecture, surrounded by tall longan trees, is within easy walking distance of the Night Bazaar, Thapae gate, riverside restaurants along the Ping river, local handicraft shops, and Warorot market. It boasts an inviting residential ambiance that combines an authentic neighborhood vibe with the modern comforts. Baan Orapin is where you will find genuine ambience of a northern Thai home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baan Orapin Hotel Chiang Mai
- Baan Orapin b&b