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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is a very small hotel (5 tables in restaurant,17 rooms). At anything near full occupancy, I can't imagine what it would be like.

The building is L-shaped, the long edge facing directly onto road (other than a narrow pavement). A lane runs behind. In short, two sides of the hotel are flanked by roads. Traffic noise is quite considerable.

There is a lot of wood in the room (cupboards, blinds, doors etc) which, because of humidity, is warped and are therefore quite difficult to open/close etc. For example, to close the balcony doors, quite considerable strength is required.

The small very pool about 12m. There are 6 loungers. After noon, there is little if no shade.

Shortly after we arrived, a family of 5, with 3 children under 9. They dived bombed into pool and took all the loungers. Nothing was done about this by either their parents or by the hotel. We left.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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ChairatPingNakara, Owner at Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2012

Dear Guest,

We are very sorry that our hotel did not appeal to you. We work hard to develop the soul of our colonial house style property, and so many of our guests are happy being here as one can see from TripAdvisor’s reviews.

I should correct some mistaken facts about the hotel. Our restaurant has twelve tables both indoor and outdoor; we also can put more tables in the veranda if needed. The hotel has 19 rooms with public areas as shown in my previous reply.

“ . . . The Ping Nakara was built in the colonial style of a grouping of houses, so it is true that the hotel looks like a large house—or, in fact a large 3-story mansion with an elevator. With the total floor space of over 37,500 square foot there is plenty of space for 19 large rooms, 4 spa rooms, restaurant, library, bar, and swimming pool. Because of our commitment to preservation of the Lanna colonial style, the Ping Nakara received many awards for design and architectural excellence . . .”

Kind regards,
Chairat

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is the sort of hotel you just dont want to leave. It is beautiful in design, every detail has been thought of (love the pillow menu) and the staff were exceptional (this was highlighted by our previous bad experience at The Passage, Ko Samui). The location is near the night market and the river and a short tuk tuk ride from the old city. The food was great and good value. I had a treatment at the spa which was lovely but overpriced for what you can get in the area, especially as the 15% discount voucher you get only covers the service charge.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Throughout our trip in Thailand we stayed at several fantastic hotels, of which Ping Nakara was our favourite, unfortunately we only styed for one night. The building is as beautiful as it look in the photos, the food in the restaurant is very good and I really enjoyed the Thai breakfast. We also found the service provided by the staff to be excellent. Our room was very comfortable. We were a little worried before our stay regarding some of the comments about noise from the main road as we are both quite sensitive to noise. However we did not find it disturbed us at all. After check out we sat by the pool until 4.00pm waiting for our onward transport, this was a great way to while away a few hours.

Room Tip: Try the Chaing Mai sussage for breakfast.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Everything about this place is wonderful. The boutique hotel with just 19 rooms is a colonial design with period piece furniture throughout. The architecture and decor is delightful. There is a lovely pool in the centre of the property with a veranda to sit and relax. The room I was in was large and had a balcony. There is free WiFi throughout the property.
Breakfast is included and is delicious.
All the staff are helpful and friendly. Mr Noom who can organise tours and transport is particularly helpful.
It is a classy place and i hope to have the opportunity to stay here again sometime soon.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank ozallan
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Great stay at Ping Nakara. The building is as charming as the photos suggest.

Loved getting picked up at the airport by a uniformed driver in a vintage Mercedes.

Excellent service at the front desk with all the basic stuff (help getting songthaews, tuktuks, directions, etc.) and providing DVDs, special pillows, etc.

Pretty good breakfast in a nice setting.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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