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Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   351 / 1 Charoen Prathet Road | T Changklan, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Ranked #20 of 327 hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stop in Thailand and the hotel was a very nice example of a classic boutique property. We stayed in the White Elephant suite with a beautiful walk out balcony over looking the river. The room layout was a little odd but still charming. My only real complaint was that the bed was very hard. (this is... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aruntara was our first stop in Thailand during our two week trip. It was our first time to visit Thailand and Chiang Mai was a great first stop, as it is not as busy as Bangkok. Furthermore, Aruntara was a great first hotel! It's authentic to the culture, but also very clean and crisp. The spa had very affordable prices... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at the hotel during the Lantern Festival. In order to accommodate as we needed to change rooms mid stay but that was a small inconvenience in order to stay at this property. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, the rooms were spotless and had a modern Thai vibe to them. Breakfast was included in our... More

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Hong Kong SAR
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was accommodated in a standard room for 4 nights in Aruntara and welcomed with a nice smile from the receptionist. The iced welcoming tea was tasty and suitable for the summer time! The room was good and spacious with raised platform for the bed. All staff are nice and willing to chat and share travel recommendations. Location was not... More

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hong kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed in the White Elephant Room and enjoyed the spaciousness, with a terrace overlooking the quiet river (and jacuzzi tub!). The design of the hotel and room is impeccable and quaint, and you wouldn't be able to tell that you are just on the other side of a pretty busy road. Beds are a bit on the hard side... More

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Osaka, Japan
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First things first: The peaceful riverfront location is quiet and calming, but not much of anything is convenient. They will let you use bicycles for free, or better yet, just rent a scooter. Even if you do it through the hotel it's not more than ten bucks a day, and it gives you complete freedom. Two can ride on one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Pros: Clean, delicious breakfast, room service was awesome, not bad location (5 minutes by car to night market). Not the best hotel but we still enjoyed our stay here for a good price. All the staff are very nice and helpful. Cons: bed was a bit hard, that's all

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the White Elephant suite (facing the river) for 4 nights. The room is large, quiet and offers a large balcony with good view. However, our first disappointment came the first night when water from the shower wouldn't drain at all. We told them to fix it the next day, and they did, but I didn't expect something... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
37 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Frankly, as an experienced world traveler, I cannot understand so many positive reviews of this hotel. Our experience was so bad that we had our tour company transfer us to the far superior U Chiang Mae hotel. Here are some of the worst aspects of Aruntara. There was not one drawer of any kind in our room; we could not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is a bit out of the way but it's cheap and easy to get around the city. As usual in Thailand the bed was rock hard and there was a weird smell in the room. Also if I was getting picky there was a limited number of English TV channels. Awesome service and Excellent restaurant.

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Address: 351 / 1 Charoen Prathet Road | T Changklan, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 327 hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruntara Chiang Mai is a true treasure for hotel aficionados and the traveling cognoscenti alike. Its British colonial design is complimented by Northern Thai influences that embrace the present while respecting the past. High ceilings sit above beautiful towering teak columns traditionally crafted by Thai tradesman. Each of the luxurious guest rooms is designed to offer stylish accommodation with an expansive open-plan living area and an abundance of room to relax and unwind while glancing over Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping River. ... more   less 
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