Having booked what we thought were two connecting rooms to accommodate our family of two adults and two kids (8yo & 10yo), our arrival proved it was all 'lost in translation' as the hotel had no connecting rooms. That however was where the disappointment ended. The FOH manager and Hotel manager Magee to accommodate us in the White Elephant Suite at a very discounted rate, setting up a day bed and extra bed in the roomy suite. In short, the property is luxurious and a great relaxing location. Probably better suited to couples than a family with kids, but we never felt out of place. Pool was great and never utilized heavily, whilst the riverside location was relaxing. The distance from central Chang Mai was no inconvenience and a relaxing THB80 tuk tuk fare away. The only (very small) criticism of the Aruntara is that the breakfast fruit selection was very limited given the vast array of delicious fruits available in Thailand and at the local markets. That being said, we bought our own and the staff were more than happy to prepare them for us.
I cannot thank the management enough for accommodating us and for such a marvelous stay.
- 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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