The place is actually quite nice in terms of design, amenities and of reasonable size. It is surprising to find such a place in this neighborhood (this is the university area, with no special features).
However, the hotel needs better maintenance, mostly around the pool: the deck needs to be totally replaced. Electrical installation around the pool is also scary (but this seems a trademark of Thai buildings) and trees were showering fruits on the reclining chairs (a light fabric roof would prevent this easily).
Some review mention the pool temperature. It was cool but not cold, ok for use (this is winter). Anyway I have never stayed at any reasonable place in Thailand with heated pool..
As mentioned by others, you will need transportation as soon as you pass the door out. Your own or arranged taxi: nothing of particular interest at walking distance.
Despite the above, I would recommend this place for the rooms (nice) and global quietness/layout. (Only noisy disturbance came from careless guests but you find them anywhere)
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Ayatana Hamlet & Spa, Chiang Mai Hotel Chiang Mai
- Ayatana Hamlet Hotel Chiang Mai