Must see hotels in Chiang Mai

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    Dhara Dhevi

    At first sight it's hard to tell if Dhara Dhevi is a resort or an ancient temple complex. In fact the structures were built in the 2000s, yet they're jaw…

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    Tamarind Village

    This refined, atmospheric Lanna-style property sprawls across the grounds of an old tamarind orchard in a prime location off Th Ratchadamnoen. Walkways…

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    Baan Orapin

    Set within the historic Wat Ket district, Baan Orapin has been a family affair since the owner's relatives first occupied the stately teak house and…

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    Hotel des Artists Ping Silhouette

    An elegant, minimalist boutique hotel channeling the Chinese and European roots of its neighbourhood with chinoiserie details throughout, including two…

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    Banthai Village

    True to its name, Banthai does indeed resemble a country village transported to the modern city. The hotel sprawls over a series of wooden buildings with…

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    Sri Pat Guest House

    A standout flashpacker guesthouse with all the trimmings: wi-fi, pool, wood-decked communal areas, scattered Buddha carvings and smart tiled rooms with…

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    Purple Monkey

    This sister hostel to the wildly popular namesake in Pai opened just outside the eastern edge of Chiang Mai's old city in 2019. Rooms in the five-storey…

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    Na Nirand

    A magnificent, giant, century-old rain tree anchors this romantic boutique property perched at the edge of Mae Ping. A restored teak house contains the…

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    Awana House

    The pick of the guesthouses around the medieval city gate of Pratu Tha Phae has rooms for every budget – all kept spotless – and a mini swimming pool…

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    Anantara Resort & Spa

    Where James Bond would stay if he came to Chiang Mai, the Anantara sprawls across the grounds of the handsome former British Consulate, and it offers a…

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    Raya Heritage

    This new, 38-room beauty is still ironing out kinks with service and construction, but its charming setting on the bank of Mae Ping 20 minutes north of…

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    Chai Lai Orchid

    If you've ever wanted to be woken up by an elephant at your window, here's your chance. This collection of comfortable jungle huts is planted in the…

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    Tri Yaan Na Ros

    South of the main tourist bustle on Th Wualai, and tucked away behind a restaurant, this charming boutique hotel features elegant period decor – perhaps…

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    Mo Rooms

    Mo Rooms is designer in the urban mould, all exposed concrete and sculptural timbers juxtaposed with natural materials. Each of the Chinese-zodiac-themed…

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    Hostel by Bed

    Although you can find a room in Chiang Mai for the same price as these dorm beds, you get a lot of flashy facilities for your baht here, including a good…

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    Thanatee Boutique Hotel

    In a quiet residential setting southeast of the old city, this four-storey oasis will please travellers looking for luxury at an affordable price. Rooms…

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    U Chang Mai

    Tucked efficiently into the heart of the old city, this graceful boutique hotel stands out for its excellent service and stellar location. The apartment…

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    Buri Gallery

    Seconds from Wat Phra Singh, Buri Gallery is a perfect base for exploring the old city. Rooms, set around a lovely pool that's ideal for families, are…

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    Diva Guesthouse

    An energetic, vaguely bohemian spot on busy Th Ratchaphakhinai, Diva offers the full backpacker deal – dorm beds, budget boxrooms, adventure tours, net…

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    Villa Duang Champa

    In a prime piece of real estate for the Sunday Walking Street market, the airy rooms here have polished-concrete floors, antique wooden French doors,…