For our first visit to Chiang Mai, we could not have chosen a better guesthouse! Me and my partner stayed in one of the teak cottages, which are approximately the size of a typical "double" hotel room. However, it's completely private as it is a completely separate house. But it's also just a hop and a skip away from the main building which houses the breakfast area/kitchen as well as the guesthouse office. The fridge in the breakfast area has an unlimited supply of drinking water bottles which is a nice touch (no "2 bottles per day" rule like other Thai hotels!). The daily breakfast was also very good; dishes included scrambled eggs, cereal, bread, and various fruits. There's also a free espresso/latte machine!
The owner, Aor, does a fantastic job of ensuring you are comfortable and providing assistance booking hired cars/tours and tuk-tuks. During our stay we had to ship several heavy statues back to our home country and she even had a solution for that! Since she lives on-site in the main building, she is always available to provide help. Security is also not an issue since Tanita House is located in a very safe part of Chiang Mai amidst art galleries and luxury guesthouses (15 min. walk to Old City) -- also, the cottages are located towards the back of the property, away from the main road. Lots of privacy.
The actual cottage has a comfortable double bed, a wet bathroom with modern fixtures, and several other pieces of furniture (a small table, chairs, end tables) to allow you to comfortably stay in your room if you want. Of course, it's also well air-conditioned, has strong wi-fi, and has a front porch if you want to sit outside. My only request is that a small laptop-compatible safe be added to the rooms (simply for peace of mind). I should also mention that it's cleaned every day, and new linen/towels are provided.
Tanita House was definitely our favorite hotel during our extensive SE Asia trip, and we'll definitely be coming back here for our next visit to Chiang Mai. Highly recommended!
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