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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

135/9 Charoenprathet Road Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa. Set in the awe-inspiring colonial style of the early 1900’s, the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa is located at the heart of Chiang Mai’s vibrant business centre and entertainment venues. The hotel is just a five minute walking distance from Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar to the numerous riverside restaurants, while at the same time allowing guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. The three-storey hotel with a central elevator boasts of 19 luxury guestrooms, all individually styled and elegantly furbished with the colonial charm. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms including a TV, DVD player and a free mini bar. The hotel's restaurant offers a wide variety of food from authentic Thai cuisine to Western dishes. Coffee and tea, soft drinks, wines and liquor are served at the Lobby Bar, and guests can enjoy their drinks in the comfort of the library or at the peaceful verandah by the outdoor pool. For holistic health and relaxation, guests can unwind and enjoy the genuine Ayurvedic treatment from the hotel’s Nakara Spa. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa offers a broad range of services, facilities and amenities designed to provide personalized service and first class hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Logan Edwards wrote a review May 6
Shanghai, China59 contributions49 helpful votes
We had a five star experience at this beautiful boutique hotel. Even during pandemic times, its clear they have maintained a very high level of service and cleanliness, we were very impressed. The rooms are classic, large, well appointed with many small features and extra ammedinites that surprised and delighted my girlfriend. The courtyard and pool provided wonderful ambience for morning and afternoon swims. The breakfast was substantial and an abundance of western and thai options, we enjoyed both equally. The location is within a short walking distance to the night bazaar with plenty to see and do. We had a handwritten note awaiting us in our room and were presented with a lovely parting gift on the way out. It seems like I might be working for the hotel with such a lovely review, but we just really enjoyed it and look forward to coming back soon. I should add that during this time, the rate per night was a fraction of what it normally would cost but we felt we got a tremendous value and this hotel deserves all the praise and hopefully continues to get enough business to power through this slow time. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Catherine H wrote a review Mar 2022
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Ping Nakara is a gem of a boutique hotel amidst Chiang Mai. It truly felt like paradise when we stayed this past month - gorgeous setting with colonial architecture, stunning pool, elegant balconies facing a courtyard, and a “library” of lovely plush couches and cabinets of books inspiring nostalgia. PLUS, the spa is incredible! We booked massage after massage and they were never long enough. The staff are kind, helpful, and hospitable. We didn’t want to leave. We will miss this place. We will return and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Paul M wrote a review Jan 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Feel very lucky to have stayed here for 6 nights whilst visiting the sights of Chiang Mai. The hotel is situated around a 20 minute walk into the old city, it’s in a quiet area. The hotel and staff are first rate, the rooms are lovely and breakfast is all you need, great coffee, croissant, smoked salmon, fruits etc. Service is old fashioned, you get cups and saucers and your bed turned down at night. I will miss this place!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded Jan 21, 2022
Dear Khun Paul, Thank you for staying with us while you explore our beautiful city of Chiang Mai! We are so glad you had a wonderful stay with us, and we greatly appreciate the kind review about our services. We hope to welcome you back soon and will miss you as well! Kind regards, Chairat
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Kim wrote a review Jan 2022
109 contributions1 helpful vote
Had such a lovely stay at this boutique hotel! Art was our driver from the airport and helped take us around town. He was such a friendly person and even stopped traffic at one point so my husband could cross the road to get to the ATM. The ladies at the front desk, Mon and Mita were very helpful and always willing to assist us with drivers and Covid testing arrangements. We enjoyed breakfast each morning by the pool area. Be sure to use bug spray at all times of the day. The mosquitoes can be vicious if you have sweet blood like me! For any trips or excursions be sure to speak with Noom to help get you scheduled. He is such a knowledgeable and friendly guide! He will definitely personalize your trip and go the extra mile to make it a memorable experience. The hotel itself is very charming and quaint. Our daily maid service did an excellent job keeping everything fresh and clean. The location itself is in good proximity to the Night Bazzar and local markets. If you don’t like walking the hotel will gladly arrange a ride for you. Be sure to visit the spa for an amazing massage at a great price.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Dear Khun Kim, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel. It’s wonderful to receive such a positive review during this trying times. We strive to provide our guests with our best service, and we are glad to hear that we were able to deliver that during your stay. Thank you kindly for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Chairat
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Reslimpan wrote a review Jan 2022
Rayong, Thailand2753 contributions738 helpful votes
I wanted to finish our northern Thailand adventure with some style and Ping Nakara lived up to all of our expectations. The property as such is stunning, very nice architecture with a lovely pool and inner courtyard. Very nice and large room. Nice interior decoration just like the rest of the hotel. The bathroom was large as well with a deep bathtub and a separate shower. Best shower in a long time. Happy Hour at the Library bar was nice and relaxing. Made to order breakfast in the morning was great. Location was quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Dear Khun Reslimpan, Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel! We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and that we lived up to your expectations. Your positive review means a great deal to us, especially during this difficult time. We hope to welcome you back whenever your travels bring you to Chiang Mai again. Kind regards, Chairat
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CCsmother wrote a review Oct 2021
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions10 helpful votes
This charming little hotel completely ticked the boxes for a mini-break in Chiang Mai. it had everything we needed - pool, large comfortable room, fabulous shower and above all a wonderful chauffeur service in a vintage mercedes! the staff could not have been more helpful and we we definitely be returning and sending our friends there. Well done to everyone for providing such hospitality in difficult covid times.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded Oct 31, 2021
Dear CCsmother, Thank you so much for your kind words. This review made our day especially during this pandemic. We are so grateful for all our guests, and we strive to provide the best service possible while we cope with this difficult time. Kind regards, Chairat
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Edmund W wrote a review Oct 2021
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions2 helpful votes
A rather well managed boutique hotel in the midst of Covid pandemic. Notably a clean and tidy property with the charm of a bygone era. Our stay was a lovely one and we look forward to staying again when we visit Chiang Mai the next round.
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Date of stay: October 2021
CapersnLemons wrote a review Dec 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand13 contributions4 helpful votes
From the staff, to the room, to the property, to the breakfast our stay a Ping Nakara was amazing. Located in the heart of Chiang Mai but yet quiet and peaceful. The hotel is from the Lanna Colonial inspiration and everywhere you look there is beauty to behold. Highly recommend this quiet boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Marioneire wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently stayed at Ping Nakara resort on a Chiang Mai trip and really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the hotel in addition to the beautiful colonial decoration. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious, both buffet and a la carte dishes. Definitely worth checking out.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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DJ_1011972 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
The service here is cold, uninterested and unwelcoming. Particularly the women at the front desk and the elderly foreign manager. The restaurant staff was lovely. Have stayed in most of the 5 * hotels in Chiang Mai - this was the worst in regards to service and we couldn't wait to leave. Avoid! We have been enjoying a few weeks of 5 * hotels and this was by far our least favourite and we actually couldn't wait to leave the next morning. The front desk ladies were cold on arrival and could barely smile or look up whenever we returned during the entire stay. They gave off a very unwelcome vibe from check in to check out. Most times the 1 or 2 women on staff were in the little office behind the front desk playing on their phones. No welcome drink/cold towel or anything on arrival that resembled what most 5* in Thailand do during check in. The room was spotlessly clean but the AC never got below 25. Blew warm air and we just didn't feel like dealing with the ladies in the front or the hassle of getting it fixed. Based on the service thus far we knew this is not the place to graciously move you, but instead send a maintenance guy in the room to fix it. You oddly enter into the room through the bathroom. We were on the top floor in their highest category. The balcony has no warmth just a rattan table and two chairs. Bed was fine. Water pressure good. Front desk woman escorted us to the room and promptly walked out. We had to search the room for things like towels, toiletries and refrigerator. Again, no semblance of service. BE WARNED! There is a massive construction site across the street,so expect quite a lot of noise. Breakfast was adequate. The lady serving was absolutely lovely, efficient and friendly. She should be the manager and train the surly ladies at the front desk. ...which brings me too the actual manager. I greeted the elderly foreign manager after breakfast as he was walking past and asked him a question. He curtly answered and walked away. Never have I stayed in years at a 5 * boutique property and had a manager so uninterested in guests. Chiang Mai has so many lovely 5* properties with exceptionally warm service and we've stayed at most of them over the years. My advice is to avoid this hotel
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Dear guest, We are really sorry for your unhappy stay with us. During this pandemic time we work to keep our standards high, but in this case it seems we have fell short. Some of the issues you mentioned are a result of the governments strict protection for our guests. Still, we will work with our staff to continue to improve the level of satisfaction that we have given to many guests over the last ten years. Thank you for your comments, and please accept our sincerely apologies. Kind regards, Chairat
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Chiang Mai Urban Adventures (0.3 miles), Chiang Mai Cabaret Show (0.3 miles), and The Castle Ghost House (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar, Nakara Jardin, and The Restaurant at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chiang Mai Gate (2.2 miles), Fort of Ka-Tham (0.8 miles), and Pratu Chiang Mai (1.0 miles).