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4.5
Very Good 1871 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • A natural vibe, created with the arched bamboo entryway and the gorgeous 200-year-old tamarind tree
  • The sanctuary-like feel — even in the heart of Chiang Mai
  • Breakfast is served at the open-air restaurant overlooking the pool
  • Courtyards to daydream in, lit by candles at night

What To Know

  • There is a two-night minimum stay
  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
  • Better for couples — a little too snug for families
  • Located on the city’s most touristy street
  • The shallow pool is more for wading than actual swimming
  • WiFi can be spotty, and there are no iPod docks
  • This is a small boutique property; those looking for five-star luxury and amenities should book elsewhere
  • From May 15 and June 30, 2015 and from September 1 – October 31, 2015 renovation work will be taking place in certain areas of the hotel. Please see the details section for more information.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Tamarind Village, you’ll be centrally located in Chiang Mai, minutes from Pratat Chedi Luang Temple and Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Sunday Walking Street Market and Tha Phae Gate.

Make yourself at home in one of the 45 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.

How to Get There

Tamarind Village
50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Sri Phoom, Muang
Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1871 Reviews
Excellent boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Brilliant hotel with incredibly helpful staff set in the ancient part of Chiang Mai - definitely the place to be, we ventured outside the ancient moated area one night to visit the night bazaar and it was pretty horrendous, it could have been Benidorm. The Tamarind is so peaceful and has a family run vibe to it. Our suite was spacious, well equipped - amazing toiletries - we decided to upgrade at a discounted rate from a Lanna room which looked lovely but a little small with the extra bed for our daughter. The highly efficient and friendly front desk arranged a trip to the elephant sanctuary, a spa treatment (to make use of our discount voucher - massage was divine) and rearranged the time of our transport back to the airport with our tour operator - nothing was too much trouble. I read somewhere continental breakfast was included so was pleasantly surprised to find an egg station and cooked breakfast items, pancakes etc too - all delicious. We had lunch in the restaurant the day we arrived which was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. The hotel offers a peaceful activity every afternoon and a free temple walking tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It is set in beautifully laid out gardens (candle lit in the evenings) and a lovely pool area facing the restaurant. We visited on the eve of Thailand’s New Year when the Songkran Water festival was in full swing outside the hotel - water fights galore - brilliant fun....to wash all the bad luck away apparently. We regretted only booking 2 nights at the Tamarind during our 3 centre trip to Thailand - if you are visiting Chiang Mai don’t stay anywhere else.

Serene retreat in the middle of old town
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing hotel. It is just what I had pictured a Thai hotel to look like. The rooms surround several quiet picturesque courtyards. The breakfast buffet was great and was served by the pool every day. Rooms are clean and well kept. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating

The hotel is in a very convenient location in old town, with many shops and restaurants just outside the door. It was remarkable to me how quiet and peaceful the hotel was but if u want to be amidst the hustle and bustle its right outside your doorstep.

Didn’t eat at the restaurant except for breakfast, as we were always out and about in the city and ate elsewhere but menu looked great

Are people seriously complaining about the pictures on the wall and the gift shop? I guess I focused on other things that seemed more important. To me this hotel was excellent and I would stay here again next time.

Reasonable Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ground floor room which was okay - was nice to be able to walk out the back door and be in the garden with the big Tamarind tree. However lighting was very poor - dark room with not enough light during the day and no black out curtains to keep light out at night.
Pool was outdoor - nothing special, not heated and right outside the restaurant.
Breakfast was mediocre - not sure the morning staff were happy to be there. Usual selection of breakfast items, both hold and cold, however as vegans we did not try a lot of the dishes so maybe the meat dishes were better.
We did the walking tour of temples with Candy who was wonderful and the tour was very informative - was not expecting to have such an informative and enjoyable time so that was a huge plus.
Another huge plus was the afternoon family activities - we were there for garland weaving which was fun.
Location is fine - especially on Sunday with the walking market right outside, although this could be a problem if you are driving or have lots of luggage since the main road is closed to cars...

Charming Oasis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our 4 night stay in this lovely hotel. It provides a peaceful haven in the middle of the city and is in a great location. Staff were charming and very helpful and welcoming. Lovely breakfast egg lady, cooking fresh eggs ‘anyway’ at breakfast by the pool. Rooms beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We ate at the restaurant one evening and I have to say it was my favourite meal of the holiday.
Would definitely recommend and hope to return. Thank you Tamarind Village.

Outstanding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are stunning stunning, the pool is relaxing, the spa is perfect and the rooms are comfortable. But to us, the best thing about this hotel are the sweet, helpful people who welcomed us (and our two little ones) with open arms. The breakfast is delicious! Everything is close.... stay here, it is the best!