The most romantic hotel in Chiang Mai. I've stayed at over a dozen hotels in CM and the Aruntara Hotel is my favorite. Food is outstanding, staff is wonderful, rooms are lovely. The hotel exudes romance from check in until check out. The lobby is thoughtfully laid-out and staffed by a group of warm and smiling people. A delicious cool tea is offered at check-in and the process is smooth and speedy. All rooms are accessed through a set of intentionally worn wooden doors that lead into a beautifully landscaped, horseshoe shaped courtyard. This is a real boutique hotel with a 28 room capacity standing at 3 stories. I prefer the first floor units which feature small gardens with a large and comfortable leather lounger at your front door. Rooms are warmly lit and comfortably appointed and the bathroom is large enough for two. The open layout of the room may not appeal to the more prudish but it holds great appeal to a loving couple. I fell in love during my first stay (November 2010) at the Aruntara and I held my wedding reception there one year later. The hotel began preparing the large garden area at the rear of the hotel the day before our evening reception and the results were spectacular. A petal strewn path led the 60+ guests to a flower-strewn heaven. The Mae-Ping River set the backdrop to a rollicking night. Chiang Mai has a vibrant Jazz community and my wedding band, led by my new brother in law, was a CM all-star band. The buffet, wedding cake, and services provided by the hotel were incredible. They couldn't do enough for us. Great thanks to the staff and the hotel manager Khun Dusit, Thanks to the friendly front desk staff, Namta, Aire, Guy and everyone else at the hotel that made my wedding and my stays, memorable. The Aruntara Hotel is a great place for grown-ups.
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- 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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