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“Quiet gem out of the Chiang Mai bustle” 4 of 5 stars
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Ayatana Hamlet & Spa, Chiang Mai
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   99/9 Moo 14 Suthep Road | Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #94 of 330 hotels in Chiang Mai
Shepparton, Australia
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“Quiet gem out of the Chiang Mai bustle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed five nights here while exploring Chiang Mai. The hotel is about 10 min west of the 'Old City' and near the Chiang Mai university. This is a bonus at night when food vendors set up on the main Suthep Road and have fantastic local and cheap eats. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was a good spread served on the tables at the front of the hotel. We had one dinner at the restaurant which was good without being spectacular. There is a shuttle that runs into the city twice a day (mid morning and evening) and will drop you at the main tourist areas. You can negotiate with the driver if you want to be dropped elsewhere. Alternatively you can walk the 300m to Suthep and jump into a songtaw for 20-30b into the city. Tuk Tuks cost us 100-200b for three people to return to the hotel depending on the driver and time of the day. There are convenience stores (with ATM) and local laundries in the small streets surrounding the hotel. A pool bar operates in the afternoon at the swimming pool which was refreshing after a day of shopping and exploring.
We stayed in a second-floor room which was spacious with a huge bathroom and shower. At the back of the shower was an alcove which was great for drying clothes.
The hotel is set in a 'water' setting so make sure you have mozzie repellant and use the nets over the beds.
Great hotel and would certainly stay there again

Room Tip: Second floor is certainly quieter than being adjacent to the activity around the grounds each mornin...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed at the Ayatana in early Feb 2012 as we wanted a quiet, relaxing place to stay in Chiang Mai whilst also doing the main tours and markets. The Ayatana did not dissapoint, location was great for us (but is not central), staff very pleasant, especially the driver who was great from picking us up to dropping us back at the airport, and the bed is one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Wonderful setting for couples. Would say we were dissapointed the fitness centre was out of use during our stay, as this was something we did intend to use during our time, but all in all a very nice place and would reccommend :-)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saline, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 weeks in late January 2012 to February 2012 at the Ayatana Hamlet. It is hard to summarize all that is wonderful about this place and the people running it. The Ayatana is beautiful, romantic, artfully appointed. It is sabai sabai, as the Thai would say. Every single staff person is friendly and helpful. I wish I knew everyone's names because they all deserve a mention in this review. April, Dith, Khun Dang, Dao, Pin, Kwan, Rung-aroon....they are all gracious and filled with good humor and went out of their way to see that our stay was delightful. The grounds are tranquil. The breakfast which is included in the stay is superb, a mix of authentic Thai and continental. The location is perfect...near Chiang Mai University and the markets on Suthep Rd. We loved walking in the neighborhood. So safe and interesting. Would go back to the Ayatana in a heartbeat and plan to!

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor overlooking the pool. Lovely.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

My wife and I went to Ayatana for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time there. Since it was late January the hotel was almost empty. There were only a handful of other guests. All in all, we found the hotel to be very clean, peaceful, aesthetically comforting, and wonderfully served. Other reviews mention the mosquito problem. Yes, there are mosquitoes here, but you'll find that every hotel in Chiang Mai has mosquito problems. Just read reviews on any other hotel, and you'll see those complaints there as well. The hotel has plenty of water features, but they do an excellent job of running bubbling fountains in the water all through the day. This seems to help control the mosquitoes. They also provided a very convenient (and romantic looking) mosquito net around the bed. All in all, we only got a few bites in our two days here.
The bubbly fountains also kept the hotel very peaceful. When we were in our room, we couldn't hear anything outside. When we ate at the pool-side tables, we couldn't hear any conversation from other tables. It was wonderful!
The breakfast was fantastic! They offered made to order omelets, different types of breads, fruits, fresh fruit juice, freshly brewed coffee, and cereal. We had both of our evening meals at the hotel as well. The western food wasn't amazing, but the Asian dishes were fantastic.
The hotel really isn't that far from the city. They offer two shuttle buses into the night market area each day (10 AM and 7:30 PM). Also, it's only a ten minute walk to one of the main roads in town. So, it's quite easy to get down to a 7-11, other restaurants, laundry service, etc.
Great price, great service, great ambiance!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms seem to have more privacy
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stayed here for 6 nights towards the end of a 7 week trip and was the most comfortable we've been. Was a little apprehensive due to the price we paid but any concerns we had were easily quashed upon arrival. Lovely hotel and the staff are the most helpful I've ever come across. It's a little of of the town but this is what we were after as it provides a nice relaxing atmosphere. The hotel also provides a free shuttle bus to town once in the morning and once in the evening. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and have everything you need! We were sorry we had to leave!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The room was lovely and romantic,the staff is helpful and always smiles.The entire resort is very relaxing

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We found this place because we intentionally wanted somewhere slightly out of the main town. The hotel is hidden up a street near shops and the university so there is almost zero traffic noise which is just heaven. The hotel is immaculate, in traditional northern Thai style (the most authentic Thai hotel we have stayed in so far), with beautifully maintained gardens and a refreshing pool with bar. The rooms are impeccably kept with large, comfortable beds, good showers and bathroom facilities. The food was top notch, the hotel staff are friendly and always available when needed. They cheerfully organised a hire car for us for a much better rate than the rental companies in town. We also had a problem with the in-room safe, but they had that rectified within 10 minutes. They also offer free transport into town each night (you need to make your own way back - about 5-10 minutes by tuk-tuk or taxi, or a 30-45 minute walk). We stayed in off-season and essentially had the entire hotel complex to ourselves. There is a slight problem with mosquitos at night (being much closer to the outskirts of town than other hotels), however, if you close the hotel room door at dusk, the air-conditioning does the trick magically. A highly recommended stay for those visiting Chiang Mai, and I would definitely stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 99/9 Moo 14 Suthep Road | Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#36 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#94 Top resorts Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ayatana Hamlet & Spa, Chiang Mai 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience your six senses in the land of Ayatana. Ayatana Hamlet and Spa, Chiang Mai, is a small, friendly and comfortable hotel designed and decorated in the northern Lanna style. AS you walk in from the city to this little hideaway, a welcome smile awaits you and willing hands attend to your every need throughout your stay. Whether relaxing by the pool, enjoying a good meal or simply spending quiet time in your artistically designed room, you are guaranteed a great stay. ... more   less 
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