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Chiang Mai Hotels

Chiang Mai has long been associated as a backpacker's haven teeming with cheap hotel accommodation.Whilst this remains true, there are a wide range of Chiang Mai hotels to choose from, including luxury properties.

The hotels in Chiang Mai below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over THB 1,500)
Moderate (THB 750 to THB 1,500)
Cheap (up to THB 750)
The above rates are for a double room per night and include breakfast and taxes.


Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Set in the centre of the city and with easy access to the main sights, this upscale retreat on the banks of the Ping River offers chic Thai and colonial-style rooms, all with balconies or courtyards. Facilities include a riverside pool, a spa and a fitness centre, and activities include cooking and Thai boxing classes. The hotel has two restaurants, including the eccentrically-themed The Service 1921 bar and restaurant.

Address: Changklan, 123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 253 333.

Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel

This tranquil colonial-era hotel set in tropical gardens has just 19 rooms featuring elegant hand-crafted teak furniture, rain showers and a pillow menu; some have balconies overlooking the garden. Amenities include a swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine. A breakfast buffet is complimentary.

Address: Changklan, 35/9 Charoenprathet Rd, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 252 999.


Baan Orapin

Set in a grove of longan trees, this family-run guesthouse feels intimate and private, despite its location just off a fashionable street. There are just a handful of large, well-furnished rooms, decorated with teak and rattan furniture. The best rooms have balconies and four-poster beds and there's a small swimming pool in the garden.

Address: , 150 Thanon Charoenraj, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 616 4016.

Gap's House

Centred on a leafy courtyard, this comfy hotel in Chiang Mai is crammed with antiques and northern Thai bric-a-brac, and the tasteful rooms have air conditioning and hot showers. The restaurant serves a popular evening vegetarian buffet, and the owners run a Thai cooking course in their village home. No advance reservations are taken.

Address: Soi 4, 3 Thanon Ratchadamnoen, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 278 140.

Riverside House

Spacious, air-conditioned and simply furnished rooms are set in three blocks, and there's a small swimming pool in the garden too. Breakfast is free, and there's also a small cafe serving meals. Set along the Ping River near Saphan Lek (Iron Bridge), the hotel is also five minutes' from the night market.

Address: , 101 Thanon Chiang Mai-Lamphun, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 302 121.


Galare Guest House

The riverside setting is the big draw at this long-established, family-run guesthouse. Upmarket, comfortable rooms with air conditioning and hot water overlook a shady, peaceful lawn that leads down to an appealing covered restaurant on the banks of the River Ping.

Address: Soi 2, 7 Thanon Charoen Prathet, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 818 887.

Julie Guesthouse

The most popular backpacker haunt in Chiang Mai, this agreeable guesthouse has a relaxing garden full of exotic plants, a roof terrace full of hammocks, a popular travel agency offering adventure tours, and a terrace restaurant that is always full of travellers swapping stories.

Address: Muang, 7/1 Soi 5, Phrapokklao, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 53 274 355.

Varada Place

Set on a quiet side street, this hotel offers excellent value. The simple, spacious rooms all have balconies and are furnished with small fridges, microwaves and balconies. Breakfast isn't offered, but there are plenty of options nearby.

Address: Changpunk Muang, 10 Thanon Ratchaphruek, Chiang Mai,
Telephone: +66 83 572 2753.