We stayed at Baan Orapin in mid March for 2 nights and cannot fault the service and stay.
When we arrived at the B&B, it was along a busy/noisy road. Slightly concerned about the noise at first but when we walked into the grounds, it was beautiful. The combination of the architecture of the buildings (built in Northern Thai style) and the greenery (trees and lush garden) instantly made us feel completely relaxed. Prior to our arrival, I had been liaising with Opas regarding the reservation and recommendation for a room as I am a light sleeper. Opas recommended the rooms located in the rear wing so we booked the Junior Suite. The room was lovely and yes, very peaceful! Spacious and quiet.
Although English was limited for some staff, they go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they can. Always willing to help. I think (Pepsi?) was the main person we dealt with. He is an absolute gem, helping us with all our enquiries. He also arranged breakfast for us on the night before an early tour and I still feel bad that I didn't eat mine! (I can't eat too early in the morning). It was such a thoughtful gesture and was entirely his idea/offer, we didn't even think about it.
The only drawback would be the mosquitoes! But nothing like good ol insect spray to eradicate the problem! The comfortable 4 poster bed has the added bonus of a mosquito net and we had no bites!
Highly recommend this hidden, beautiful and peaceful retreat! Will be back definitely.
- 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 Hotel Chiang Mai
- Baan Orapin b&b