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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

135/9 Charoenprathet Road Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
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4.5
#30 of 507 hotels in Chiang Mai
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa. Set in the awe-inspiring colonial style of the early 1900’s, the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa is located at the heart of Chiang Mai’s vibrant business centre and entertainment venues. The hotel is just a five minute walking distance from Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar to the numerous riverside restaurants, while at the same time allowing guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. The three-storey hotel with a central elevator boasts of 19 luxury guestrooms, all individually styled and elegantly furbished with the colonial charm. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms including a TV, DVD player and a free mini bar. The hotel's restaurant offers a wide variety of food from authentic Thai cuisine to Western dishes. Coffee and tea, soft drinks, wines and liquor are served at the Lobby Bar, and guests can enjoy their drinks in the comfort of the library or at the peaceful verandah by the outdoor pool. For holistic health and relaxation, guests can unwind and enjoy the genuine Ayurvedic treatment from the hotel’s Nakara Spa. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa offers a broad range of services, facilities and amenities designed to provide personalized service and first class hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

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135/9 Charoenprathet Road Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
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1,191Review17Q+A100Room tips

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Cecile wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10 days at Chiangmai and have stayed 9 nights at Ping Nakara for Xmas vacation. Each room here has a unique name signifying a flower, our room is at 2nd floor overlooking a quiet side. The room is cosy with colonial style, and every evening we are served with northern Thai tasty snacks. We definitely have good sleep every night and u will notice the staff has tried their very best to clean up the room and has looked into every details to make us feel like home.
The breakfast is also a highlight to our stay and we enjoy very much starting our day under warm winter sunlight facing the gorgeous pool. The only disappointment is that the water is so cold that we can’t take a dip in this season. But the pool is meticulously maintained and hopefully we will be back in summer time.
Very convenient location and parking available for us.
The dinner here at hotel restaurant is very good serving fresh and tasty Thai food. We enjoyed their massage during our last night which gave us a memorable and relaxing night to end our trip.
Everything here is perfect, staff is always helpful and available. We had nice talk with the welcoming manager Joseph too!!
A perfect getaway trip to Chiangmai and Ping Nakara is definitely the highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Friggykeith wrote a review Mar 2020
Frigiliana, Spain198 contributions112 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ping Nakara is set in one of those building that would be the perfect setting for a millionaires luxury retreat. The location is excellent and despite the street running past there is little noise.. The rooms range from large to huge and thy all have great views of the private pool area.

The airport pickup service in their "old timer" Mercedes is an interesting touch and check in and reception services are efficient and helpful.

Since our last visit we thought the food offerings had improved. Breakfast offerings are not extensive but very adequate and the lunch time/evening menu, in our view, has improved. Wine list is fine albeit not quite sure about an average wine from USA in Thailand - an odd choice in your view.

Our only gripe has to be that after coming back from some heavyweight market bargaining at 22:00 we found it disappointing to be told the bar and all service was finished. Rather early for a hotel in this category.

We will continue to use this lovely hotel during our Chiang Mai visits, it's a real gem.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Logan Edwards wrote a review May 2022
Shanghai, China60 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a five star experience at this beautiful boutique hotel. Even during pandemic times, its clear they have maintained a very high level of service and cleanliness, we were very impressed. The rooms are classic, large, well appointed with many small features and extra ammedinites that surprised and delighted my girlfriend. The courtyard and pool provided wonderful ambience for morning and afternoon swims. The breakfast was substantial and an abundance of western and thai options, we enjoyed both equally. The location is within a short walking distance to the night bazaar with plenty to see and do. We had a handwritten note awaiting us in our room and were presented with a lovely parting gift on the way out. It seems like I might be working for the hotel with such a lovely review, but we just really enjoyed it and look forward to coming back soon. I should add that during this time, the rate per night was a fraction of what it normally would cost but we felt we got a tremendous value and this hotel deserves all the praise and hopefully continues to get enough business to power through this slow time. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DJ_1011972 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The service here is cold, uninterested and unwelcoming.

Particularly the women at the front desk and the elderly foreign manager.

The restaurant staff was lovely.

Have stayed in most of the 5 * hotels in Chiang Mai - this was the worst in regards to service and we couldn't wait to leave.

Avoid!

We have been enjoying a few weeks of 5 * hotels and this was by far our least favourite and we actually couldn't wait to leave the next morning.

The front desk ladies were cold on arrival and could barely smile or look up whenever we returned during the entire stay.

They gave off a very unwelcome vibe from check in to check out.

Most times the 1 or 2 women on staff were in the little office behind the front desk playing on their phones.

No welcome drink/cold towel or anything on arrival that resembled what most 5* in Thailand do during check in.

The room was spotlessly clean but the AC never got below 25. Blew warm air and we just didn't feel like dealing with the ladies in the front or the hassle of getting it fixed.
Based on the service thus far we knew this is not the place to graciously move you, but instead send a maintenance guy in the room to fix it.

You oddly enter into the room through the bathroom.

We were on the top floor in their highest category.
The balcony has no warmth just a rattan table and two chairs.
Bed was fine.
Water pressure good.
Front desk woman escorted us to the room and promptly walked out.
We had to search the room for things like towels, toiletries and refrigerator.
Again, no semblance of service.

BE WARNED!

There is a massive construction site across the street,so expect quite a lot of noise.

Breakfast was adequate. The lady serving was absolutely lovely, efficient and friendly.
She should be the manager and train the surly ladies at the front desk.

...which brings me too the actual manager.

I greeted the elderly foreign manager after breakfast as he was walking past and asked him a question.
He curtly answered and walked away.

Never have I stayed in years at a 5 * boutique property and had a manager so uninterested in guests.

Chiang Mai has so many lovely 5* properties with exceptionally warm service and we've stayed at most of them over the years.

My advice is to avoid this hotel
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Dear guest, We are really sorry for your unhappy stay with us. During this pandemic time we work to keep our standards high, but in this case it seems we have fell short. Some of the issues you mentioned are a result of the governments strict protection for our guests. Still, we will work with our staff to continue to improve the level of satisfaction that we have given to many guests over the last ten years. Thank you for your comments, and please accept our sincerely apologies. Kind regards, Chairat
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Jamtraveltips wrote a review June 2020
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida298 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ping Nakara Hotel & Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel just outside of the Old City. It sits on the Ping River just a couple of blocks from the Night Bazaar. The Ping Nakara’s relaxed, yet elegant colonial atmosphere was the perfect spot for us.

Its architecture is a tasteful gingerbread highlighted by hand-carved wood. The hotel is in a quiet location, and it has a very friendly and welcoming staff.

We had a huge room with our own balcony, and a delicious breakfast on the veranda was included. We also enjoyed their afternoon happy hour in the rotunda..

A really fun part of this hotel was that they have two antique Mercedes’ they can transport you in, or, even more fun, a rickshaw! Whenever we wanted to go for just a short ride to dinner or to a temple nearby, they would pedal us to the location. Such a blast
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Shirley L wrote a review Nov 2022
18 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 11 nights at the beautiful Nakara Hotel. I could have written this review on the second day I was here because I didn't have a doubt it would end as beautifully as it started. The staff at this hotel goes goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Each and every one of them from the room cleaners to the front staff at the reception to the cooks and to all the drivers they took such great care of us they were so informative. They were so helpful. It is a place that I will always remember and miss until I come back again. The hotel itself is beautiful and tranquil and peaceful but the staff is what makes it for me.I was blessed to stay here
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James B wrote a review Feb 2020
Balmain, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I give this hotel 5/5 and well deserved as I dont usually mark a review with full points.
This hotel is spotless, the staff are polite, professional, friendly and very, very helpful. Nothing is a trouble to them. Only 19 rooms with beautiful pool (little cool at times). The eating area is big, clean and amazing, and the staff very attentive, the food excellent and at breakfast,the eggs are perfection. The rooms are spacious, well maintained and balconly overlookinmg pool area. The grounds and walkways always clean, the foyer is so inviting and if want a little quieter place to read or just sit, the Gazebo room off the foyer is perfect. If i ever returned to Chiang Mei I would not stay anywhere else and highly recommend to anyone. The spa and beauty treatment area clean and well laid out and believe value for money. I may have stayed only 5 nights but the stay at this hotel was the best ever and can only sum it up in one word: PERFECTION.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Can only say would not stay anywhere else in Chiang Mei.
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Kim wrote a review Jan 2022
Montclair, New Jersey197 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had such a lovely stay at this boutique hotel! Art was our driver from the airport and helped take us around town. He was such a friendly person and even stopped traffic at one point so my husband could cross the road to get to the ATM. The ladies at the front desk, Mon and Mita were very helpful and always willing to assist us with drivers and Covid testing arrangements. We enjoyed breakfast each morning by the pool area. Be sure to use bug spray at all times of the day. The mosquitoes can be vicious if you have sweet blood like me! For any trips or excursions be sure to speak with Noom to help get you scheduled. He is such a knowledgeable and friendly guide! He will definitely personalize your trip and go the extra mile to make it a memorable experience. The hotel itself is very charming and quaint. Our daily maid service did an excellent job keeping everything fresh and clean. The location itself is in good proximity to the Night Bazzar and local markets. If you don’t like walking the hotel will gladly arrange a ride for you. Be sure to visit the spa for an amazing massage at a great price.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chairat Usavangkul, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Dear Khun Kim, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel. It’s wonderful to receive such a positive review during this trying times. We strive to provide our guests with our best service, and we are glad to hear that we were able to deliver that during your stay. Thank you kindly for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Chairat
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Cameron wrote a review June 2023
Melbourne, Australia215 contributions186 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I very much enjoyed my stay at the Ping Nakara Boutique hotel. The standout for me was the fleet of vintage Mercedes cars. I do recommend you add airport transfers in one of these lovely cars. It’s only a few dollars more than a taxi but much more enjoyable. The hotel was also kind enough to drive me into the city on a few occasions, although reception seemed hesitant to do so and encouraged me to get a taxi instead. Whilst I did tip the driver, I would have been happy to pay for these trips. I would have also been happy to pay for the use of one of these cars for the entire day, with the driver, to tour around local attractions.

The rooms are very comfortable and very spacious with a balcony. My room even had a large bath. The complimentary in room snacks and sweets are a very nice touch.

The breakfast offered a good selection and the staff on duty at breakfast each morning were lovely and very welcoming. Sitting by the pool was lovely, quiet and peaceful.

The hotel is not in the centre of Chiang Mai but their are a number of restaurants close to the hotel including Nakara Jardin which is behind the hotel, overlooking the lake. This restaurant offered a lovely afternoon tea and many French options. Nearby is also, L’opera French Bakery which is nice for lunch as well as Anantara resort which is nice for dinner.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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arnoldoaroma wrote a review July 2023
Düsseldorf, Germany135 contributions145 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Ping Nakara. While the location from the old town/restaurant area is probably a bit more than walking distance, we could easily manage with taxis/tuc-tucs. Rooms were very comfortable and nicely decorated. There also is a nice pool in the garden. We very much appreciated the breakfast and the bar in the evening. If you directly book with the hotel, they offer complimentary airport transfer - also with their Mercedes oldtimer. Recommended !
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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michael m asked a question Dec 2022
Sturgis, South Dakota26 contributions55 helpful votes
December 2022 Is Breakfast included in the room rates of upper level room?
simon h asked a question June 2022
Devon, United Kingdom53 contributions27 helpful votes
Can you hire scooters/mopeds from the hotel, and can you recommend a good route to explore ?
Answer from HDLBruxelles
Ohaupo, New Zealand945 contributions465 helpful votes
I think the best is to call him yo know. But aniway it s always cheeper in town
SteinLaFemme asked a question Jan 2021
Lakewood Ranch, Florida99 contributions10 helpful votes
Does each room have a door to the bathroom?
Answer from ChairatPingNakara
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
Yes.
Christine B asked a question Jan 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you have cocktail hour? Is the minibar extra?
Answer from ChairatPingNakara
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
Our minibar has non-alcohol soft drinks, snacks, bottled water (all you can drink), and all of these is complimentary for guests. Our bar is open from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, with Happy Hour (buy one, get one free) from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm everyday.
pingw888 asked a question Aug 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you have an accessible room for guests using wheelchair?
Answer from ChairatPingNakara
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
Yes, we do.
Ls8989 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Atlanta, Georgia61 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for airport pickup so you cam enjoy the plush vintage (and free!) Mercedes cars. Book your spa treatments asap too."
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Chris wrote a tip Jan 2024
Billericay, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you try the French toast at breakfast. The ‘library’ bar has a happy hour from 5 to 6 each day."
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RomeHome wrote a tip Dec 2023
USA131 contributions128 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are some rooms that face the street or on the side of the hotel. If you can, book rooms overlooking the back of the hotel/pool."
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dex.meiyan_travel wrote a tip Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most Delicious French Toast by Chef Sanit!"
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Crazy Dave wrote a tip Dec 2023
Mesa, Arizona8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a driver/concierge/security man available to give you complimentary rides to nearby restaurants."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$140 - AU$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ping nakara boutique hotel chiang mai, ping nakara boutique hotel and spa
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceChiang Mai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Chiang Mai Urban Adventures (0.5 km), Chiang Mai Cabaret Show (0.5 km), and The Castle Ghost House (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar, Bodhi Terrace, and Tiger Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiang Mai Gate (3.5 km), Fort of Ka-Tham (1.3 km), and Fort of Ku-Hueang (1.6 km).
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