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Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel
Ranked #42 of 387 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We loved staying here on New Years. The hotel was not far from the airport. I thought the beds were a bit hard and the staff immediately brought me a pillow top mattress! The hotel is beautiful. We had a standard room which ended up being very large. The wifi worked well. The best part was that they gave us free tickets to their New Year's Eve gala. They decorated the outside of the hotel beautifully and the lights reflected on the river behind the hotel. The night was complete with great food, raffle prizes, hats, noise makers, Thai dancers and performers and some fireworks. Our favorite part was when we got to light large lanterns and release them into the sky. There was only about 20 small tables filled and this intimate setting was memorable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Everyone was so friendly at this small, boutique hotel. We really enjoyed the hotel design and our suite. The grounds were beautiful, the spa was fantastic and the breakfast was fresh and perfect. It was very quiet in the back on the river - didn't even feel like you were in a city!

The most AMAZING thing happened when we left though. We left our child's iPad charging at the front desk while we went out for the day after checking out (our flight didn't leave until 5pm). We ended up forgetting it when we came back. We never even realized it until while sitting at our gate at the airport about to board, the agent calls our name over the load speaker. We go up to the desk and they have our iPad. The hotel realized we forgot it and somehow figured out our flight and it made it through the airport and to our gate. Never before have I experienced such amazing service! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Unbelievable!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Visited Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2009 and stay at this hotel. Booked regular suite online but moved to the White Elephant Suite on arrival, boy what a great decision. Loved the suite, great place, great people. Have saved it in my Trip Advisor to stay at again whenever I visit Thailand again.

Kob Khun Krap

Room Tip: All rooms are good but the Elephant and the white elephant suits are exquisite.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AliSultanKhan
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Wonderful Hotel with very cool design. When you walk in, it seems like you entered an oasis of tranquility. The girls at the spa are amazing! The location is only 15 minutes walk away from the center of the town, located directly at the river. Breakfast is ok, could be better. I don't recommend the restaurant - the food was not at the level of any other restaurant we ate during our Thailand trip.

Room Tip: The white elephant suite, overlooking the river.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I are 26 and we stayed at Aruntara for two nights at the end of May 2013. It is a lovely and interesting hotel. We stayed in a regular suite. It was spacious and clean.

The pool is very small and is meant more for cooling off than for swimming. For some reason the beach chairs are positioned in a way that they don’t really catch much sunlight, but they do look out at the river which was nice and relaxing.

The breakfast was fine but not as good as some of the other hotels that we stayed in.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank danajoey
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Clean, nice, romantic, quiet hotel.
Free bottles of water. The made us a breakfast basket for the airport the day we left.
Very helpful staff.
Easy to reach the city center by bike.
I would definety stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KATIA-GEORGE
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a nice stay at the Aruntara Boutique Hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, a true asset to this resort. The hotel had a very relaxed feel to it, and was very clean throughout.
We had a standard room, which was very nice. The platform bed was very comfortable. It was a little strange to have the toilet in the same space as the shower and the rest of the bathroom across the hallway. We did like that you could open the screen between the bathtub and the rest of the room but wish the tub had been jetted.
We both did a spa package, which was wonderful for a very reasonable price. The two staff members did a great job and we both walked out feeling very relaxed.
Breakfast was included in our rate, and we enjoyed the variety and taste. We had dinner here as well, and thought the food was very good and reasonably priced.
There didn’t seem to be a lot right around the hotel, but you could quickly take a tuk-tuk to get around. Just wish I had a face mask as the exhaust was pretty bad from the other vehicles.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gordo
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Additional Information about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel

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 #42 of 387 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $69 - $176 (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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