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Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel
Ranked #40 of 393 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel, located next to the river, is really beautiful. A very minimalist design (maybe not the right word), very sober, which gives a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
Rooms are nice and spacious and the staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful!

It is rather far from the center of Chiang Mai, but it is not a problem because it is in a quiet and nice area.
There is always a “tuk tuk” waiting outside the hotel. It takes 100 baths to move the center of Chiang Mai.

Lunch does not offer a big variety of products but is quite satisfactory. The omelets are very good and waffles delicious!

Only downside, I personally found the beds a little hard.

Room Tip: don't expect river view
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I Re-visited the Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel. I was here with my Family in February. Nothing much has changed - and that was a good thing. The same friendly and helpful staff. I would like to mention Noi in particular. She has been very precise and forthcoming in my communication before and during the stay.
WIFI Works and the hotel is very quiet. Good for my trip.
I also had a late check out with very short notice but with no problems.
I can highly recommend the hotel and the friendly staff.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A new and boutique option to stay at Chiang Mai. Most of the hotels are older over there.
Charming, confy, friendly staff, nice rooms.
Very good brekafast, but no worth dinner.
Good location - 10 minutes walking to the night market - and the hotel offers a van to get to the market (but not the get back).

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I had the chance to stay at this hotel for one night while I was on a business trip in Chiang Mai. My first impression was that the ambience of the hotel is very nice and give a cosy and private feeling. Overall staff is nice. But there are some points which would make this hotel even better if it were improve such as the quality of bedding which was a bit too hard for me. The speed of the wi fi also need some looking into. And lastly the quality of the breakfast needs improvement. But overall I was happy with stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Hotel's located on nice and quite location ... Quite far from town area but close to Catholic church. Well equipped, clean and stylish room. Breakfast was an ordinary ABF with some choices of Asian dishes and tasteless coffee:( Bedding quality is lower than expected ... Clean but not comfort. Wireless signal was bad.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Watit
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Beautiful hotel brilliantly designed from the rooms to the outside garden and neatly tucked away pool.. Very luxurious, quiet and remote set back from a busy street (this is not an issue) me and my boyfriend stayed just two nights didn't spend much time in hotel to be honest .. But when we did it was relaxing. However when it came to service (apart from reception desk) it was far to relaxing food wait was crazy long wait and waiter/waitresses were uninterested and not helpful.. ( food is dear compared to night bazaar restaurants) basically if u r looking peace and no rush stay here and for beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed here solo for one night. It was raining and I was greeted by the door man holding an umbrella out for me. This is where all goods things stopped.

Check in was quick. Maybe too quick because I didn't get to finish my drink before being rushed away. Room was 4 stars, clean and comfortable. Only issue I had with the room was adjusting the water temperature in shower - it kept on changing.

I was disappointed in the design of this hotel. The hotel is situated right next to the river but there was no water views from hotel. (Except for 2 rooms that faced the river) Instead tall grass is planted which further blocks the views. Maybe the pool should've been placed closer to the river and in the sun. At least that way guests could enjoy the river on sun beds.

Breakfast was dull. Choices should be reduced and quality increased. Had lunch- noodle soup which was ok. Staff seem disinterested in helping unless you approached them directly. Even then they seemed slightly annoyed.

Would I stay here again? Maybe if I wanted to spend the day sleeping in.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 351 / 1 Charoen Prathet Road | T Changklan, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 393 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $86 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruntara Chiang Mai is a true treasure for hotel aficionados and the traveling cognoscenti alike. Its British colonial design is complimented by Northern Thai influences that embrace the present while respecting the past. High ceilings sit above beautiful towering teak columns traditionally crafted by Thai tradesman. Each of the luxurious guest rooms is designed to offer stylish accommodation with an expansive open-plan living area and an abundance of room to relax and unwind while glancing over Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping River. ... more   less 
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