Besides its historic and cultural attraction Chiang Mai is also famous for its welcoming character and hospitality. To experience these trademarks to their fullest and often enjoy authentic surroundings in intimate accommodation with a high degree of privacy you may want to consider booking your accommodation at one of our small luxury hotels in Chiang Mai selected for their prime locations and great service.
Even though the city has developed into a sprawling metropolis it is nowhere near comparable with the exhausting pace and skyscrapers of Bangkok. Inter-woven with modern developments its heritage is strikingly visible in its many old teak wood buildings, its delicious food, gilded temples and local products sold in its markets. To be surrounded by these intrigues and be able to discover Chiang Mai by foot, small boutique hotels in the city centre which you can now book at our remarkable prices offer the ideal base from where to explore city attractions.
GREAT DEALS AT THE 15 BEST BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS
137 Pillars HouseLocated along the Ping River in the historic Wat Gate area 137 Pillars offers boutique luxury in a restored 130 year old structure featuring only 30 suites. Their vintage interiors feature en-suite bathrooms with free standing Victorian bath tubs and outdoor terraces overlooking tranquil garden scenery.
Akyra ManorAkyra Manor is a swanky new hotel offering romantic accommodation in suites with circular spa baths on private balconies with views of the mountains and glass encased bathrooms with separate showers overlook the bedroom. It has a rooftop pool, pool bar and Italian restaurant.
Aruntara RiversideFeaturing hand crafted furniture and fusing colonial and Thai architecture Aruntara sits on the banks of the Ping River, far enough from the city to feel secluded, yet close enough to be there in under 10 minutes. Aruntara has a pool set in lush foliage and rooms with spa baths and private balconies.
Bodhi Serene HotelWith a large outdoor pool and adjoining pool bar, bicycle rentals to paddle to nearby attractions and aromatic massages Bodhi Serene is centrally located for shopping and sightseeing inside the old walled city. Its garden setting is tranquil and its charming rooms adorned in traditional motives.
Ketawa Stylish HotelSurrounded by old teak wood structures in historic Wat Kate this charming boutique property is pet friendly, feature custom made decor and is centrally located to explore attractions by foot. The color-themed rooms has an almost trendy modern style without loosing their local character.
Makka HotelLocated near Walking Street and many famous city landmarks Makka is a designer hotel with only 26 rooms set in a leafy garden complete with tranquil lotus ponds. Arranged around a courtyard rooms feature large windows overlooking the garden while those on the ground floor have private gardens.
Ping Nakara Hotel & SpaShowcasing early 1900s colonial architecture this small and intimate hotel is in the centre of the city near walking street markets. It has 19 rooms with hand crafted furniture, wooden floors dressed in Persian carpets and private balconies. Royal Grand Deluxe Rooms also feature private Jacuzzis.
Puripunn Baby GrandBuilt around a swimming pool this award winning property evoke images of this former kingdom's rich history. Located in the oldest part of the city the Puripunn Grand Suite have private pools and jacuzzis, Baby Suites have a Jacuzzi or vintage bath tub and there is 2 bedroom family suite.
RachamankhaOffering luxury boutique accommodation in the city near Wat Phra Singh the rooms are adorned with antique furniture and original Chinese decor evoking an elegant historical charm. The hotel features spa treatments, in and outdoor restaurant, and pool surrounded by trees.
Rimping VillageSituated in the old trading community of Wat Kate Rimping Village has a design, furniture and decor to create an original accommodation experience. You can dine in or outdoors, take a dip in the pool and use free wi-fi. Rooms have private balconies and there is a spacious family suite.
Sala Lanna Chiang MaiIf you are in Chiang Mai during the Loy Krathong festival when floating lanterns are released onto the water there is no better place to enjoy the beauty of it than from this riverside hotel's rooftop bar. The luxury rooms are modern with plush furniture and private balconies, most with enchanting river views.
Shewe Wana Boutique ResortSurrounded by fragrant gardens featuring streams trickling through tropical shrubbery Shewe Wana is a small and private resort walking distance from the night market and riverside restaurants. Traditional designed rooms feature bathrooms with jet tubs and romantic four poster beds.
Sirilanna HotelFeaturing rooms with private balconies, solid wood carved four poster beds and spa baths, and a honeymoon suite which also has a private pool the traditional styled Sirilanna is a great place to stay for couples on a romantic holiday. Nearby attractions include street markets and Tha Pae gate.
Tamarind VillageBuilt around a garden courtyard with its single two century old Tamarind Tree a local and intimate feel prevails and you are near attractions such as walking street shops and Tha Pae Gate. It features a quaint pool-side restaurant, suites with spa baths and rooms adorned in a local style furniture.
The Rim Chiang MaiSituated in a historic part of the city near the Sunday Walking Street and only 250 meters from ancient Suan Dok Gate rooms at The Rim have traditional Lanna (old northern Thai) interiors and feature private balconies overlooking the pool and garden. Facilities include a small gym, bar and restaurant.