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“Some rooms nice but sadly ours was disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Baan Orapin Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 711 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Some rooms nice but sadly ours was disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We enjoyed our stay with Baan Orapin, but after having heard rave reviews from friends and colleagues for years, I wasn't entirely wowed. We stayed in the building near the entrance/parking lot, just to the left, and found the room comfortable and charming enough, but the bathroom was a touch cramped and the shower disappointing. Furthermore, when we first arrived both the bathroom sink and shower drain were draining very slowly -- which is one of my big pet peeves. The staff fixed both drains after we told them... but come on, we shouldn't have to tell them.

That said, our friend stayed in a larger room to the back of the property, behind the swimming pool, and it was lovely!

The swimming pool is nice, the property is nice and green, and the main building with the dining area is a lovely old Thai wooden home. Baan Orapin is conveniently located next to a bunch of coffee shops and restaurants, though there used to be a very convenient walking bridge across the river, and this seems to have been destroyed after the 2011 floods.

The next time I'm in Chiang Mai, I admit that I'll browse other options before booking here, though I would consider staying here again -- probably in one of the nicer rooms in the back.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back, behind the swimming pool, are nicer, with much more spacious bathrooms. We di...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was truly magical! From the service, to the grounds and lush surroundings, Bon Orapin is one of the most unique and special places I've ever stayed. If you're looking for a truly unique experience, this is the place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

On entering the grounds of Baan Orapin - AHHH! THE SERENITY. So much so we stayed here a week.
We cannot say enough good things about this place. The food, the location, the accommodation, the setting,the historic building - the serenity- perfect.
The staff, namely Pepsi, were attentive in a quiet calm manner.
Across the road check out the bakery that does delicious cheesecakes.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This B and B is as good as you will find, very spacious rooms, quietly tucked away from the bustling main street and very good service. An excellent choice of breakfast near the pool is a great way to start the day. Garden maintenance and some old furniture in need of upgrading detract a little from the lovely atmosphere but this is the best place to stay in Chaing Mai. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Junior suites at the rear are very large and the best choice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at Baan Orapin for five days in January of 2013. We spent the first four nights in the one bedroom suite in the back of the property and the last night in a junior suite at the front. Both rooms were clean, comfortable, and quiet. The one bedroom was (obviously) more spacious, having a lovely separate room for lounging and a table. The staff was friendly and welcoming and helpful with all of our questions. The breakfasts were delicious and we loved starting each day eating by the pool!

Having never been to Chiang Mai before this trip, I was a bit nervous that the location was outside of the city proper. However, the location is perfect. There are restaurants and shops near the bed and breakfast itself and it is easy (and cheap) to catch a tuk tuk if you need to go farther into the city and don't feel like walking. The area is quiet and quickly turns residential once you get off the main street where Baan Orapin is located. The whole property is lovely, well-cared for, and peaceful. A perfect place to stay in Chiang Mai!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

On entering the property we were warmly welcomed and helped with our bags. Nothing was too much trouble As soon as we walked into our room (front junior suite) we were at home. It was clean, spacious and just had a lovely feeling to it. The canopy bed was big and comfortable, a separate area to sit and also a little terrace with outside table and chairs - they even supply umbrellas! . The grounds were lovely - hard to believe there was a busy (to us country folk) street outside the gate, The old homestead beautiful, the pool a luxury in the heat, breakfast so yummy A+ for presentation and service. There was nothing at Baan Orapin that we did not like (love).
Maybe not the place for young children if you plan on walking on the streets as in places you are forced to walk on the road and there is a bit of traffic to contend with. The city is within easy walking distance and only a short 50bht tuktuk ride if walking is not for you. Several eating places close by. There was a little bit of traffic noise but did not detract from the lovely experience and once you are behind the gates of Baan Orapin you are in a totally different world from Chiang mai city life. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We loved our room (Junior Suite in the front of the property) but the rooms in the rear garden would...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Macau, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We booked four nights spread over 5 nights due a to side trip to the Elephant Sanctuary (if you are interested in the well-being of Thai elephants this is a must see destination but don't expect to ride on the animals). This is in a quiet part of town but convenient to everything. Surrounded by good restaurants and cafes and a short stroll to the day and night markets, I cannot speak more highly of Baan Orapin.

The comments from fellow trip advisors is accurate...if you are after five star this is not the place. we had a one bedroom at the back of the property which was fine for two sharing adults and one teenager...was cramped but good value. The staff were wonderful and breakfasts were very good...ideal for a relaxing 'no rush' holiday. The pool was very welcome after a days adventure. A big thanks to Pepsi who was very attentive to all our needs...we will definitely be back. If you are heading to Chiang Mei, transport is very reasonable and accessible from pre-paid hire cars, meter taxis and tuk-tuks which are also prevalent throughout the city. In the markets, be prepared to bargain as prices start high but can be negotiated down with generally good humour (a rule of thumb would be start at about a third of what is offered).

Room Tip: Go for the back of the property.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Baan Orapin Bed and Breakfast
Address: 150 Charoenraj Road, | Wat Gate,, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #6 of 711 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
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