I booked a room here the night before I left for SE Asia, and what a nice surprise it turned out to be. The room was spacious, lovely, and modern, with a coutyard balcony and sitting bench overlooking the lovely pool and leafy green courtyard. The bed was comfy, the AC worked great, the staff was friendly and helpful. It was so nice to be able to return to this pretty, calm refuge after a day of being out on the bustling streets of Chaing Mai in the heat of the day.
While I was there, one of the staff members would come out in late afternoon and play some traditional music by the pool. Pleasant, relaxing, and a really nice touch.
I transferred later to Le Meridien as part of a group, and while Le Meridien was "nicer" and had a superior level of service (and toiletries), I much preferred Banthai Village both for the hotel and the location.