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.
- 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