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.
- Also Known As:
- Baan Orapin Hotel Chiang Mai
- Baan Orapin b&b