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Baan Orapin Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 809 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

It is an oasis in a buissy city. Inside the Gates it is a lush and tranquil paradise close to everything such as the nightmarket and the Thai-food-market. Fantastic room and service. For us it has probably ben the best feeling at a stay ever.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This weekend was the second time I've stayed at Baan Orapin, and I loved it as much as the first time. The gardens are lush and a haven from city life. Rooms are carefully styled with Thai antiques and luxurious linens. The bathrooms are beautiful, with colourful tiles and beautiful fixtures. The junior suites have ample spaces for sleeping and relaxing, with great views of the greenery.
There are cute shops, restaurants and coffee shops along the same road, and the old city is within walking distance. A few great spas are nearby as well.
The staff is very sweet and helpful. Baan Orapin truly is a warm, relaxing environment. I can't wait to get back for my third and fourth visits.

Room Tip: Get a room in the back.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank dancingobroni
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Our family of four were lucky enough to spend six nights at this wonderful B&B. We had the family room at the rear of the property which was two connecting bedrooms (1 x king and 2 x singles) both had bathrooms and ac. The rooms were decorated lovely and had everything we needed. Breakfast was always delicious and was served by the pool. The place is set on a large property behind a secured gate and is so quiet! hard to believe all the action is right outside! When we wanted to visit the old city or night bazaar we just flagged down a tuk tuk (usually a couple parked waiting 50m outside the gate to the left) or went in a song taew. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the river if you don't feel like venturing into the city too. Opas and Pepsi are wonderful people that really make sure you are enjoying your stay. Pepsi organised a motorbike for us as well. The man he deals with was swiss?(from memory) speaks perfect english and was really honest and reliable to deal with. good price too! They really made our time in Chiang Mai that bit more special. We had an early flight the next morning and they delivered a small continental breakfast to our room the day before so we could eat something before we left. After we had left we realised my son had left his mobile phone behind along with a few other bits and pieces. We had already arrived at Koh Tao and they were gracious enough to post our belongings to where we were staying free of charge! We can't wait to get back to Chiang Mai again soon and will definitely stay here again! Thank you Pepsi & Opas

Room Tip: any at the rear near the pool would be good
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank bminus
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

As you close the small white gate and enter the Baan Orapin grounds, the mayhem of the outside traffic just melts away and peace settles upon you. Amazing! This is a special place to stay. The central house is old and in beautiful condition. It's a pleasure to eat breakfast within, and enjoy a choice of so many options, each individually prepared for you. The rear suites are undoubtedly the quietest and the rooms are all tastefully appointed with roomy and well equipped ensuites and sitting areas. Each also has a small but comfortable balcony. The pool is small but well-maintained and ideal to cool off in after a steamy wander around town. The location is very good too - close to some of the very best restaurants in town, and not too much of a hike to the main action. Thanks, Opas, to you and your team for looking after us so well.

Room Tip: Rear rooms are the quietest.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank EHinOz
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The rear wing at Baan Orapin was a quiet haven set well back from the one lane each way but very busy road. It was usually east to head out to the road and flag down a taxi to travel the few km that was sometimes required to get to other parts of the city. The pool was very nice. The breakfast was nice but seemed fairly limited. Compared to other baans enjoyed in Thailand, Baan Orapin lacked something - somehow it seemed impersonal as well as being relatively expensive. we are trying somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank sonlake
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I stayed two nights at Baan Orapin in one of the junior suites in the back building.

Positives:
1) Very quiet yet close to popular river restaurants (The Good View) and about a 10-15 minute walk from the Night Bizarre
2) Nice pool!
3) Large comfortable bed (still firm, but not as hard as many of the other beds I've slept on in Thailand!)
4) Yummy breakfast with several options to choose from

Negatives:
1) Was given a bit of a hard time about paying with a credit card. I was first told I needed to pay in cash. I then had to walk to Warorot Market to find an ATM. Thirty minutes later and covered in sweat, I came back to check out and asked again if there was any way I could pay with a credit card. He said yes this time which was frustrating because it meant I didn't have to go hunting for an ATM in the first place! This being said, there might have been a communication error due to the language barrier.

I would stay here again if I was looking for a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing getaway.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the rear building. Very quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank DiRN05
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our week at Baan Orapin in Chiang Mai (within a seven week holiday in Thailand and Laos) was a highlight. The position next to Wat Kate on the Ping River meant you were across the road from cafes, riverside restaurants (with live music) and galleries. The position also provided easy access (15 to 20 min walk) to all the action, temples, restaurants, museums and markets, within and just outside of, the moat. For this week of our trip we were a group of seven - so we were able to step through the Baan Orapin gates and pick up a Song Tao (Red Truck) for 20 Baht per person to anywhere within the old town within minutes.
The service provided by the wonderful Pepsi (he truly is ever smiling), was excellent. The chats with other guests around the pool were both entertaining and informative - many guests had travelled extensively throughout Thailand and Laos and we were able to pick up quite a few tips and recommendations from them. We enjoyed the breakfasts from the Northern Thai set (huge) to the muesli and yoghurt (our regular choice) each day. The mini bar is restocked everyday and at 40 baht for a beer - we were happy to utilize it regularly. We stayed in a rear wing deluxe junior suite for about $85 per night - low season rate - and we were very happy with our choice. They provide all the usual essentials you expect with a little more space. Bed was comfortable, though the television was a little outdated and the reception was a bit hit and miss. To be honest this did not affect our stay as we barely had it on anyway - not what you go on a holiday to do!! Overall an excellent choice and we would definitely stay there again if we were to return to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank alralph_adventures
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Additional Information about 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 809 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £28 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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