Are you considering visiting Chang Mai, Thailand? Are you looking for a quiet, relaxing, friendly place to stay, close to the centre of the city and reasonably priced. Somewhere that has a flavour of the country? Then Baan Orapin is for you.
I can't recommend it highly enough. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. The situation is almost perfect, being just over the river from the centre/old city and within walking distance or a short tuk tuk ride. Even though it is near the bustling centre it is quiet. An oasis of calm amoung the bustle of Chang Mai.
There are some aspects of the place being a little in need of repair (from a European, US point of view), but that only adds to the atmosphere. It is clean and you are not going to 'slum it' in any way.
I have stayed at Baan Orapin twice now. I was not disappointed on the second visit, it is just as lovely as it was the first.
I can't finish before mentioning the breakfasts. For western tastes they provide the prettiest little fried breakfasts you will ever see and I haven't had a better coffee anywhere. For those that want to try a Thai breakfast the spicy rice soup was one of several yum options. And for the super health conscious the bowl of fresh fruit with yoghurt was mouth watering and I finished it, twice, despite it's huge size.
Enjoy your time in Chang Mai and Baan Orapin. We did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Orapin, built in northern Thai (Lanna) styled architecture, surrounded by tall longan trees, is within easy walking distance of the Night Bazaar, Thapae gate, riverside restaurants along the Ping river, local handicraft shops, and Warorot market. It boasts an inviting residential ambiance that combines an authentic neighborhood vibe with the modern comforts. Baan Orapin is where you will find genuine ambience of a northern Thai home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baan Orapin b&b
- Baan Orapin Hotel Chiang Mai