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Baan Orapin Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 732 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Haifa, Israel
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“Very nice, be aware of few drawbacks”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I enjoyed my 6-night stay at Baan Orapin, and I would certainly choose to go there again. As other reviewers note, it is surprisingly quiet given the relatively central location -- and I loved being adjacent to the river, with its thriving nightlife; the small grounds are nicely maintained; the staff are friendly; and the rooms (and bathrooms) are very spacious and clean, at what I considered to be a good price.
However, I do think it's important to point out a few issues, which some of the glowing reviews might diminish. First of all, the rooms are spacious but not luxurious -- even when they have a sitting room, the sofa in that sitting room is quite uncomfortable, so you don't actually do much sitting. For that reason I'm not sure it's worth paying for the larger rooms. The breakfast is minimal -- certainly the smallest breakfast I encountered over 7 hotels on this swing through Asia. Perhaps most important -- the rooms in back really are quieter and have a greater sense of privacy, so make sure you stay in back and not up front (I happened to stay in both during my visit). Finally, a word about the service -- the kind man who operates the B&B seems to work his butt off, but it might be better for him in the long-run, and more pleasant for the guests, if there was a bit more staff helping him out. He simply cannot be at all places at all times.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the guest house for 5 day while travelling around Thailand. The hotel is located on what is a busy road which I thought would be a problem, but once you enter this bed & breakfast guest house it's like someone has pressed the mute button. It is so peaceful and quite. The gardens are beautiful, it's like a a mini oasis. The rooms were clean and had lots of old teak furniture which really added to the charm of this beautiful quest house. The owner was very helpful organising taxis when we had booked a spa treatment near by. The internet was possibly the only thing if I had to make a complain about, it was very slow with some days not working at all. My daughter and I loved this place and have said when we come back to chaing mai we are staying here as it was that good.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had a junior suite which was really lovely. The suites are furnished and decorated beautifully and all have a verandah (with a fan) great for hot weather. The gardens and surroundings are really nice. Its hard to believe once you close the gate at the front that you are right in the middle of town basically as it is very peaceful. Opas the Owner is very helpful and welcoming as is his manager who could not be more helpful and friendly.
The location is great with many places close by for eating etc and just a short walk into the city.
Great place for families as it just has that feel about it. Nice pool area and great breakfasts.
Definitely would recommend Baan Orapin we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights here.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

A tranquil place with Mr Pepsi always rushing to assist. However, as we arrived as the Coup started it would have been good to see more of the manager , Opus, who seems to be never around. Maybe time to improve the TV in rooms as ours had lousy reception on an old tube unit. Not what you expect at that price level in Thailand. Lots of places to call into for a good meal or drinks within 3 minutes walk.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Don't hesitate to book this, even if you're put off by the price - you really get what you pay for. We booked a junior suite and it was more like a mansion. 4 poster king size bed, reception room, large bathroom (no bath in ours, but there is in others), huge room, all wooden carved furniture. Outside the room the pool is very clean and a good size, towels provided, nice gardens, amazing breakfast - all around the family house. In a quieter area of Chiang Mai but you can walk to town in around 15 mins or 30 to the moat. Not far away (5 min walk) there are some lively bars with live music (which you can't hear from the hotel), coffee shops, art galleries that serve great cakes and a local shop. Staff offered good advice for motorbike rental and onward travel and hotels. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is our fourth stay here, in 7 years, and we will be back, as it keeps to its very high standard. Its amazing how quiet it beomes just a few feet from the gate. Breakfast can be Thai or western, and all are good. Its very much a Thai establishment, if you want the feel of a bland international hotel then stay in an international hotel and pay a lot more for it. There are plenty of good eating places nearby, and whilst it is outside the old city, its easy to walk or take a tuk tuk. There is a pool to cool off in on your return.

I say "fourth" stay, we went up to Mae Hong Son, but from there you have to come back to Chaing Mai. We had our 5th stay a week later. Wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We spent 5 great days here with our two years old little girl and it was absolutely marvellous. Suites are fab,spacious and clean.The manager/ owner is very kind and always available to satisfy any request.The green surrounding and the super relaxing atmosphere atound the pool plus the good location made our stay unforgettable!
We will definitely go back! :)

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Baan Orapin Bed and Breakfast
Address: 150 Charoenraj Road, | Wat Gate,, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 732 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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