Stayed in U Chiang Mai for 2 nights in January 2013 as part of our 2 weeks trip in Thailand. We chose U Chiang Mai based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we were really not disappointed. We loved everything about this hotel, the location is excellent, just 10minutes drive from the airport, 5 minutes walk from all the temples, shops and very close to the riverside. The hotel is really great, so relaxing and peaceful. The staff is very friendly and gives you a warm welcome when you arrive, giving you the choice of which soap you want for your room and advice on where to go for activities, elephant trekking, bamboo rafting, etc. The rooms are spacious and great, We loved the decoration in the room, the nice sofa on the balcony overlooking the pool and the gardens. We had a great time in Chiang Mai, and particularly in U Chiang Mai. I would definitely recommend this hotel, you won't be disappointed !