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Bodhi Serene Hotel
Ranked #36 of 393 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Was one of many hotels in a 5 week SE Asia adventure with friends. While the outside is nondescript, inside is well set out, quient and - puns aside, very serene. Pool and quiet areas around pool (including wonderful Internet/library) are very comfy. Excellent breakfast; ok resturant for dinner (better in city). Very helpful staff. Good walking distance to main streets inside and outside city walls. (Outside and south has great shopping); inside has super night market.) Participating in Wednesday morning blessing ceremony recommended. Very close walk to several of the major temples - a "full battery" day for the photo buff.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hotel is a lovely retreat whilst still being close to everything. The rooms live up to the 'serene' name - the jacuzzi sized bath is wonderful and decor is simple but stylish. My first room was upstairs and had a pleasant view overlooking the leafy courtyard. I went trekking for a few days and when I returned, the only room available was on the ground floor right at the end of the corridor, which was older looking and darker - would recommend requesting the upstairs rooms over the courtyard instead. The location is excellent - it is 5 min walk to the Sunday walking market, 10 min walk to various temples and 15 min walk to the night bazaar (they also provide complimentary 7pm shuttle). The service is very good - reception were very helpful with queries about how to get to places, provide a reliable service for keeping valuables if you go trekking and the tour desk provided good information about cooking classes (and many other attractions). There is free wifi and also a library room with terminals with free internet access.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Michw8
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We were guests at this hotel for three days. The rooms were very nicely decorated, the setting quiet, and the pool and restaurant were both excellent.
Rooms are large, very quiet, and had great air conditioning.
Each morning the breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Kim, one of the receptionists at the front desk was particularly friendly and went out of her way to be informative and helpful.
The location of the hotel was great. We walked to the amazing night market on Sunday evening, many of the temples in the city were within walking distance as the hotel is situated within the walls of the "old city".

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank WayneO604
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a nice and quiet boutique hotel in a large but very interesting city. It is on the large side of boutique hotels (38 rooms), so the service is less personalized than in other boutique hotels. However, the personnel is very polite and the hotel has a really good small pool area where you can relax after the trip. The rooms are large, almost new and very well equiped. I strongly recommend this hotel for Changmai.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

An excellent hotel which serves great Thai food some of the best we have tasted in Thailand. They alter the buffet breakfast slightly each day so that doesn't get repetitive during a long stay. Rooms and toiletries are well equipped and a good size, you could hold a small party in the bath tub. This hotel was above expectations and excellent value. The staff are very attentive and freindly.

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1  Thank Terry252
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Bodhi Serene is a tranquil refuge from the normal busy, noisy day to day activity in Chiang Mai. We stayed here for 3 periods between side trips to Chiang Rai and Luang Prabang. They kept some of our luggage safe for us each time we made our side trips. The staff were always friendly and eager to help with any question or tour advice. We stayed in a deluxe room on the ground floor with a small balcony facing the central garden area. The rooms are large with an air conditioner and are kept clean and tidy and the beds are firm. There is a safe and video player as well as complimentary water and tea and coffee making facilities as well as wifi availability. The breakfast has a minimal buffet selection as well as eggs which are made fresh to order (fried, scrambled, omelets). They also have cereals, toast, waffles, pancakes and a mixture of pastries and fresh fruit. The pool is quite large and there is a large under cover seating area nearby. They also have a library with PC’s for hotel guests to use. They have a complimentary shuttle bus to the night market but you need to book as there are limited places. The hotel is located within a 10 minute walk to the Saturday Walking Market and to the Sunday Walking market. We also made extensive use of the red bus and tuk-tuk which frequently drive by the hotel. There are many laundry places nearby as well.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and was a very pleasant stay. The room was beautiful with wooden floors big bathtub and plenty of space, breakfast was a small affair and did not reflect price paid for room. Our train from bangkok was 3 hours late but pickup guy was there to get us to thehotel. Staff was quite helpful, and would recommend this hotel for those who want to be in the old part of town.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Additional Information about Bodhi Serene Hotel

Address: 110 Ratchaphakhinai Road, Phra-sing, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#30 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $80 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bodhi Serene Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bodhi Serene is located within the old city walls of down town Chiang Mai surrounded by many ancient temples and is a mere 20 minutes from the airport, train station as well as the bus terminal. It is also visually and architecturally stunning with exotic Lanna style influenced by Chinese designs. There are only 38 rooms to offer most of which overlooks our central courtyard area with a tropical garden and waterfall. ... more   less 
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