The hotel is about 5+ yrs old and although we did not stay there, appeared to be high quality.
The hotel is set off the main street near the Ping River and does not suffer from heavy traffic noise like some hotels which are set immediately adjacent to busy roads. The hotel is reasonably situated for access to night markets and popular pubs and restaurants on the river.
Hotel tuc-tuc transport and security appeared good based on our visit.
By Middle East and Western standards, the price was extremely modest. The New Year’s eve price may be more expensive compared to one of the deluxe hotels in Chiang Mai, but it was all worth it.
New Year’s Eve dinner started at 7ish. Live local Thai dance and entertainment started at 730 with 15 min presentation per set. It lasted until 1030. Food had a wide variety and spread of local thai cuisine in a buffet setting. It had Khantoke local dishes, the popular chicken curry with yellow noodles, live station for noodle soup, pad thai, grill station, etc. Food itself and the presentation was first class. From 1030 onwards, the musicians kept us entertained.
The most memorable/emotional event (for us) was the launching of the “hot air lanterns” into the night sky. At 1130, guests were invited to light their own traditional “hot air lanterns”. The lanterns were provided by the hotel. Few seconds from 12mn, the hotel provided all guests with a complimentary drink to toast and welcome the new year whilst watching the fireworks from the poolside.
Catering service, excellent. Fantastic setting in the garden restaurant and poolside.
Wine menu not very extensive and perhaps the hotel may consider that point. The guests we spoke to who were staying there commended the hotel.
The owner of the hotel was present on New Year’s Eve and was an excellent host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel, an intimate small luxury property with a total of 30 rooms is constructed in a contemporary Lanna- Oriental architectural style inspired by traditional homes found in Chiang Mai during colonial period. The hotel is situated in the midst of one of Chiang Mai's centuries-old communities where ancient Lanna treasures, cultural traditions and way of life have been well-preserved. ... more less
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- Hotel Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique