Just 19 large guest rooms, each decorated with handcrafted furniture and Thai silks
A spa that specializes in Ayurvedic treatments
Relaxed French dining in the Nakara Jardin, thanks to a Cordon Bleu–trained chef
What To Know
The airport shuttle fee is $20 (one way) per vehicle
Children 12 and under stay free in their parents’ room
Pets are not allowed
Parking on site
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An intimate hotel that pays homage to Chiang Mai’s days as a colonial hot spot
One of Chiang Mai’s loveliest colonial-style hotels, the Ping Nakara is a vision of graceful gingerbread architecture with fretwork made of the teak that gave the city its colonial-era wealth. The designers made abundant use of natural materials but added modern conveniences and comforts like free minibars and WiFi throughout. The restaurant specializes in high-quality renditions of traditional Thai fare, and by request, the chef can prepare a special tasting menu of dishes that date from the Teak Wallah period. A second restaurant in a garden specializes in French cuisine and pastries.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located in Chiang Mai near Wiang Kum Kam, the recently restored ancient capital city (abandoned more than 700 years ago), and the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, the modern city’s premier museum. It’s also near the Tha Phae Gate, a historic site that’s also home to a worthwhile night market, and the Meng Memorial Bridge. Any visit to Chiang Mai should include a day or half-day trip to Wat Pra That Doi Suthep, a temple on a hill about ten miles from the city, that’s sacred to Thai people.