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“Bedbugs and filth under beauty”
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Amata Lanna
Ranked #14 of 758 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Milford, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bedbugs and filth under beauty”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is indeed a beautiful hotel with private garden and lovely architecture but BEWARE. My wife and I now have bedbugs in our clothes. the rooms appear clean until you look closer under the bed and dresser or in corners. When we took a filthy towel to the desk after looking under the bed for lost articles upon checkout, no manager, no speak English. Probably going to throw everything away when we get home so our house will not be infested. BEWARE!

Room Tip: Avoid room 108 or stay elsewhere
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We have travelled around the world and have to say that for a hotel that is located in the heart of everything, this is truely a little bit of paradise. The owner has gone to great lengths to create a beautiful, warm and inviting atmosphere with lovely gardens, an adequate pool that is beautiful all lit up at night, outdoor dining and gorgeous decor! The rooms are beautiful and very well maintained, spotless and equipped with everything. Upon our arrival, we were greated by one of her hosts, Yu who was so kind and made us feel right at home. In the morning, we awoke to the owner at her own little cooking station and had such a lovely breakfast...home made omelette's, etc. On the menu it mentions "porridge" but be aware that this is not porridge but an amazing broth soup with little pork meatballs...yes different for breakfast but an absolute must as the flavour is wonderful. In the evening, we were able to take a short walk to the night market and this was one of the better markets in Chiang Mai with great deals to be had. If you are looking for a quaint boutique type place run by owners who treat you like family, then this is the place to go! At one point, I needed to go to the hospital as I was having pain and the owner's son, Paul, took my husband and I by car and accompanied us into the hospital, helped explain and then waited. We couldn't believe that I was seen immediately and out the door with medicine within twenty minutes...all for $35.00! Anyway, just go...you won't be disappointed. Also, Yu's husband Yut can take you on some tours if you ask her and we exercised this option and had a great time.

Room Tip: Beautiful, Clean, Great Service! Truely five star!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bophut, Thailand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

We stayed here for just 2 short nights - I wish it had been more. The Lanna design and decor is beautiful. The hotel itself small - but immaculate and homely. Much is made in other reviews about the noisy road, and this is true, but as somebody who is very sound sensitive, I can assure you that this small annoyance is worthwhile! The rooms are generous in size and very comforting.

The only bothersome aspect of the stay was the erratically leaking air-conditioner - but the room was so good that I preferred to put up with the odd drop of water than be moved.

I often rave about staff in Thailand, but here they've taken the cake! My 5 year old daughter ate almost every meal and spent just about every hour with them over these 2 days. The one young lady even took my daughter shopping for a suitably "Thai" outfit. There are few employees here, but they are very efficient, warm and caring.

I can highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Being on the ground floor is the way to go!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

Staff incredibly friendly, nice facilities with very limited rooms, only. Small pool rather for cooling down than for swimming. Street a bit noisy in case you are sensitive to noise (earplugs?). Bedroom and particularely bathroom clean and nice with statues, antique furniture etc. - very nice! Breakfast included but very limited offer - but it is good in a nutshell. Wifi for free.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2011

Good hotel, great service, beautiful authentic Thai-style rooms. The hotel is designed as an oasis and the staff is extremely helpful. The hotel is located a walking distance from the Night Bazzar, and Ping river, with all its nearby coffee shops and restaurants. The only downside is that it's a boutique-style hotel situated near the road, and there was a bit of a noise from the traffic, but not too much - bearable!
Definitely recommended for your stay in Chiang Mai!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vadim M
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Singapore
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161 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2011

This is an oasis which is less than 5 minutes by taxi away from the hustle and bustle of the night bazaar and bar area of Chiangmai. Located on a small squarish plot, it consists of only 12 rooms each of which has a traditional Thai name and not a number. The rooms are on either the ground floor or the second floor forming two sides overlooking a swimming pool. At another side of the pool is a simple reception which also serves drinks and coffee. There are no restaurants on site although breakfast is served by the poolside. Above the reception area is a reading lounge with ample reading materials, comfortable seats and a PC station with free internet and printing facilities.

Like the rest of the place, the room was done in the traditional Thai style. It was spacious with a huge 4-poster bed, plentiful seating area, wardrobe with personal electronic safe and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom and toilet was impressive. The floor and the walls were nicely tiled. There was a jacuzzi as well as a shower area with rain shower-head. After a long day out in town, it was most relaxing to soak in the jacuzzi.

One gets the impression that every item in the room has been carefully picked by the owner as if she were doing up her own room.

The road outside tends to get a tad noisy during the day. But at night, it was real quiet and peaceful.

If you are tired of the usual big hotels and want to experience something traditional on a small scale without paying sky-high prices, this is the place for you. It is a place where you automatically lower your voice and slow down your pace. The staff are always polite and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2010

We have just arrived back from spending a week in Chiang Mai. We found this hotel on Agoda and booked it because the price ws good. It is a good location, just near the River and The Chedi so only a few minutes walk to the Night Bazaar. The rooms are nice, traditional, clean and comfortable. There is a safe, free wifi etc. What makes this place is the staff. The main receptionist, lead member, whos name we didnt get was absolutely wonderful, always making sure we were ok. I had to work each day but she assisted my partner in booking spas, taxis, trips each day. I cant recommend this place enough. Its not big and fancy but its family run, comfortable and good value.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Amata Lanna
Address: 222/2 Chareanprated Rd. | T. Changkarn, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 758 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amata Lanna 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Amata Lanna Chiangmai, a place rich in the art from the ancient kingdom of Lanna. The traditional buildings are designed with teakwood to reflect the beauty of the Lanna culture. Amata Lanna's courtyard and 12 uniquely designed antique suites provide an intimate and cozy atmosphere which transports you back to a time of the flourishing cultural heritage. The boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Chiangmai, the capital of ancient Lanna. It is only 10 minutes from the airport and in the walking distance to many tourist attractions, i.e. the night market, the Mae Ping River, and the ancient city. ... more   less 
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