Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa
Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa
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7.2
Very good

"Clean, tidy and great spa service ."

TONY

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November 14, 2017

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What guests are saying:
Environment is very nice.
Hiu P. from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Beautiful boutique hotel, very comfy bed and pillows.
Yanyun from Australia
Family with young children
Super cozy and stylish hotel. Great staff, awesome pool, good food and drinks, amazing spa too. This place is also close enough to the action and nightlife to go have fun but not in the middle of the noise and craziness. I would definitely stay here again.
Brian from United States
Couple
pretty little place in the heart of Chiang Mai city center. Friendly atmosphere, lovely staffs and service. breakfast was impressive with the selection, only the wine list that may need to add a little more.
Piyanee from Thailand
Group
As a big fan of this city. I found Ping Nakara is one of the best hotel in Chiang Mai. Staffs are all helpful and the hotel building is stunning. I love their breakfast menu, full of choices, not a useless buffet.
nutre from Thailand
Group
Excellent - I would highly recommend. Everything was excellent from the service, to the ambiance, to the food, to the overall experience. It was one of our favorite hotels we have ever stayed in and hope to go back one day.
Matthew from United States
Couple
Our stay was wonderful! This is by far the best hotel I have stayed at in Thailand. The staff were so kind a warm, the spa treatment was out of this world and the rooms are adorable. I will return here anytime we go to Chiang Mai.
Jenifer from United States
Business traveler

Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa

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- 1.18 kilometers from city center
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9.0
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.4
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.7
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport4.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

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9.3
Exceptional
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Royal Suite
Royal Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Grande Deluxe
Grande Deluxe
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Grand Deluxe
Grand Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Street view
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      What people love about the property

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Very nice atmosphere."

        Siraphong

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        June 19, 2017

      • 7.6
        Very good

        "Overall is nice."

        Hoi M.

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        June 12, 2017

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "The staff were extremely friendly and helpful."

        Su Y.

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        May 16, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Quiet, tranquil."

      Andrew

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      September 19, 2016

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      What to eat nearby

      Thai cuisine
      Thai cuisine
      Family Food
      600 m Thai
      Yorgi's
      620 m Thai
      Tum Tong Tang
      640 m Thai
      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Namton's House Bar
      350 m American, Fusion, Italian
      BTC Lametayel Chiangmai Restaurant
      550 m American, Asian, European
      The Duke's
      620 m American, Bar, European
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Tab Tim-Krob Restaurant
      340 m Asian, Thai
      The River Market
      420 m Asian, Gluten Free, Thai
      Nat's Bistro
      440 m Asian, Thai

      What they offer

      7.6
      Very good

      "All is excellent and everyone is friendly and helpful ."

      YEOH

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      June 8, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (538)Booking.com Reviews (234)
      9.0
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      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality9.3
      Service9.3
      Value for money8.7
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Adrien from United States
      Solo traveler
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
      Absolutely gorgeous hotel - highly recommend”
      I’m very particular about hotels, and the Ping Nakara exceeded all of my rather high expectations. The hotel is beautiful, extremely well maintained, and well located for tourists. The staff are wonderful - very friendly, helpful and attentive to guests. Food in the restaurant is very good, especially the Thai food they prepare at dinner. The spa is also top notch, and worth trying. It is a lot more expensive than even the really nice spas in town, but it’s a lovely setting and they offer a first class experience (try the ginger tea at the end - I’ve never tasted anything like it, outstanding). Unless you stay at the (supremely expensive and very remote) Four Seasons, I can’t imagine there is a better hotel in Chiang Mai. I loved it, and I will return.
      Reviewed November 20, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Herve from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Royal Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
      Classic Hotel in Chiang Mai ”
      My wife and i booked this lovely colonial hotel in Chiang Mai, The porters were immediately on hand as we walked in. The reception staff then asked us to sit down to complete the checking in process. You can see that someone paid a great deal of attention to the decoration/details. it has a warm feel whilst using antique throughout the hotel. if you are looking for a smaller hotel centrally located, but away from the 1,000's of tourists, well this might just be the place for you. i would certainly return and would recommend the place, my only comment is that the breakfast offering, whilst good, could be improved. there is a nice pool and spa, and just few meters from the hotel, there is also a riverside cafe (le Jardin du Nakara), where you can have light bitted and afternoon tea.
      Reviewed August 23, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Cheung from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016
      Good Hotel”
      Good Breakfast, just a few minute walk to Anusam Market Walking Street. Suggest spare some time to enjoy the study and swimming pool. Nice place. But be careful of the carpet in room which was not stay fast on the floor and also the mosquitoes when breakfast.
      Reviewed October 14, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      ryan from Malaysia
      Group
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
      GEM in Chiangmai”
      A very charming boutique hotel with a touch of Thai elements. Very attentive staff and you can actually feel that they are doing their very best to make sure you have a blissful experience during your stay. Not so commercialized like the international-chained hotels, Ping Nakara offered a very homey and cozy environment gave us a brand new experience. They even prepared sandwiches with juices for us to take away when we checked out at 5AM knowing we had a morning flight to catch!? p/s: Delicious breakfast too =D Thank you Ping Nakara for the pleasant experience.
      Reviewed July 18, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Cheng from Singapore
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
      Elegant and romantic!”
      Comfortable, classic ambience and excellent service
      My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this month at the Ping Nakara because it reminded me of our famous classic and elegant Raffles Singapore hotel back home. And we were pleasantly surprised with the unexpected treat of having refillable snacks and soft drinks in our room. Well, we're foodies, you see. And more surprises, the housekeeper presented us with a bottle of sparkling wine that night! Needless to say, we were tremendously impressed with the service. And on entering the warm and cozy Library, we found more snacks and a fruit tray. These little hospitality touch says a lot about the excellent management of a classic boutique hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our two- nights stay there.....so tranquil, comfortable, romantic, relaxing...love the breakfast. Applause for the chef! All the staff deserved to be commended, especially, Khun Suchat, who insisted on taking my husband on a short short ride on the rickshaw around the driveway for fun. Will definitley recommend visitors to stay there, and will come back ourselves.
      Reviewed December 18, 2015
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Carl from United States
      Solo traveler
      Royal Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
      Quirky but very nice”
      Staff Performance, facilities, ambience
      A new hotel designed in the colonial style, with beautiful wood appointments, nice interior decoration and a beautiful setting once inside. The hotel is on a pretty busy road and I worried that noise might be a problem, but once inside the room it was extremely quiet. This is because of the unusual layout of the room: when you enter you are immediately in the bathroom, which you have to walk through to get to the bedroom. This was off-putting at first but the staff explained it is to provide a buffer between the noise of the street and the room - and it worked fine! The staff was helpful at every instant, and I enjoyed afternoons and evening in the library or in the quiet small bar. I would happily stay here again.
      Reviewed January 26, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Wee from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014
      Great looking hotel but ”
      Great looking hotel, quiet and exceptional service
      Exceptionally beautiful hotel and great service from staff. But room was a bit of a let down in terms of design / standard. I was given a connecting room next to a family with kids and the noise was unbearable. Given the old classical theme, the connecting doors should be given some treatment to shield off noise and not just for the sake of aesthetic purposes. Great breakfast selection, quiet and quaint little hotel which it would be a gem if not for the privacy of the rooms and guests have been overlooked.
      Reviewed December 29, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      August from United States
      Couple
      Royal Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2014
      Nostalgic perfection”
      Staff, Ambience, Location
      Fantastic stay. Staff embody Thai hospitality at its best. Deluxe room big and comfortable. Breakfast excellent. We ate dinner at the hotel all three nights as the food was fantastic. Spa was exceptional. Certainly you can dine and enjoy a spa outside the hotel for less baht, but you will not get the same quality or service levels. Treat yourself to a ride to or from the airport in the vintage Mercedes. Fits perfectly with the theme of the hotel and harkens back to yesteryear. Bask in the colonial ambience created by the team at Ping Nakara. We did and we will be back.
      Reviewed November 30, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Daniel from Malaysia
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2014
      As charming as the city it belongs to”
      Interesting architecture, spacious rooms, perpetual cricket symphony
      Somewhat situated by the Ping River (I say somewhat because you don't really get a view of it from the hotel itself), Ping Nakara sits on what used to be a forest station mahouts parked their elephants at. All the history is long gone, and despite the interesting and quaint architecture (a combination of nine influences if I'm not mistaken) the hotel is a surprisingly modern building, no more than a few years old. There's the colonial feel, the spacious rooms--each named after a flower/plant, tasteful decor and always-smiling, English speaking staff. The spa is not cheap but it's definitely clean, professionally run and nicely appointed--popular enough to warrant an advanced booking. A stroll through the garden will take you to the Nakara Jardin, a cafe/restaurant on the hotel grounds offering seats perched by the Ping River. Here, under overhanging branches, you get the crickets, frogs, serenity and view. Location wise, although the Night Bazaar is just a short stroll away (and not particularly worth its hype), the Old City (its walking street is not to be missed on weekends, especially the evenings) may take about 15-20 minutes to get to on foot. There are enough tuk-tuks to ensure a short-cut is always available, but as always, haggle to keep it within 100 baht. I went to Chiang Mai to get away from the mad city life for a few days, and the Ping Nakara had a big part in making sure that went without a hitch. (Well, the air-con stopped working the first night, and after the technician failed to fix it, we were upgraded to a larger, pool-facing room the next day. It's a detail I only recalled at the end of this review, and that says plenty about how much I enjoyed myself.)
      Reviewed June 18, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Frederic from Switzerland
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
      One of my best experiences in a hotel”
      Attentive staff, excellent colonial atmosphere, value for money
      We've stayed 3 nights in Ping Nakara and it was exceptional from the very first second. The hotel is so well designed, with attention to every little detail. I like beautiful objects and architecture, and they have managed to exceed my expectations. We had a top floor room with a small balcony overlooking the right side of the pool with a view on luxuriant vegetation. The rooms are very well decorated and comfortable, I felt at home for the entire duration of the stay. We also went for a 2-hour massage and it was a delightful experience. The staff is well trained and it was one of the best massages I have ever had. I would definitely go back to this hotel every time I have the chance traveling to Chiang Mai.
      Reviewed June 13, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Joyce from United States
      Solo traveler
      Royal Suite
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014
      Lovely Boutique Hotel”
      exclusive feel, fast service, full service spa in hotel
      i only got to spend one night, but took full advantage of the pool. Its not a large pool, but thats part of the exclusive boutique feel. The staff is attentive. There is only 1 restaurant but food was nice. Hotel packed me a take away breakfast in the morning, as I had a super early flight. They even gave me a give on on my check out morning. Airport transfer was 650bht, but they drove in a old vintage mercedes. spa services were great, got a body scrub, massage and steam bath, which was nice.
      Reviewed February 26, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Kalyaphas from Thailand
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2013
      Exemplary hotel, fine service, excellent rooms”
      Staff, Location, Design
      Always a pleasure to stay at this hotel. The daily breakfast is a buffet with smiling service and excellent food, the rooms and overall design of the hotel are outstanding, not your usual hotel, more like a beautiful residence than a standard cookie cutter hotel, making you feel welcome at every point. We relaxed by the pool in the library terrace with a bottle of champagne one evening, the staff were excellent, friendly and always looking to assist us.
      Reviewed July 26, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      michael from Thailand
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2013
      Absolute Serene”
      Location, Large Rooms, Library
      Our stay was very pleasant, loved the large room and very large bathroom. The service was good and the location is great. The area where the hotels is located is very green and quiet while it is just 5 minutes from the Anusarn Market and anoter 5 minutes to the Night Bazaar. A littel Gem!
      Reviewed July 19, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sandy from Australia
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2013
      Old world charm and elegance”
      Spa, food, room
      This place has real WOW factor. It oozes old world charm and elegance, from the plush sitting rooms by the pool, to the gorgeous library, all the common areas have a distinct quality about them which continues throughout the private rooms. Large comfortable beds with pillow menu ensure a good quality sleep, decked out in colonial style decor, staying here really felt like a journey back in time, but with the modern conveniences of fast internet and cable TV. The food was a real highlight (must taste the Burmese Pork Curry) but the Ayervedic Spa was truly world class and highly, highly recommended.
      Reviewed May 28, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Ritthikorn from Thailand
      Couple
      Royal Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
      Great deco and convenient location”
      Great design and service. Love it all!
      The property is spectacular from outer to inner. Hotel and room facilities are fully provide as a five star boutique hotel. Spa service is comparable to other branded or chained spa or hotel with higher score. Small line of breakfast but much enjoyable. No nuisance from silly staff or hotel policy. As stated, love it all. Suggest to try and come back.
      Reviewed January 31, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Vongsakorn from Thailand
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2013
      Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
      Room and decoration
      Nice decoration with lovely service which you could never find from other hotel. The area of the hotel also close to the shopping area and with good environment. The service from staff are incredible they have ability to serve you and the hotel is very clean.
      Reviewed January 17, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Alan from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2012
      Lovely, charming hotel”
      Old world charm in a new building
      A beautifully crafted boutique hotel with a fantastic little pool. The rooms will take your breath away. Don't miss the food at the restaurant -- especially the Thai breakfast. Location isn't great but it's still easy to get into town for sightseeing. But if you want a secluded and quiet getaway, this is fantastic.
      Reviewed December 18, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Fred from United States
      Couple
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2012
      A Wonderful Hotel”
      Great Location and Peaceful Atmoshpere
      Ping Nakara met all my expectations. The hotel is small and has a nice quiet classy atmosphere. The staff is very friendly. The breakfast was great - your order for eggs was taken by a waiter and delivered to your table. The restaurant also prepares great Thai dishes. The bed in the room was very comfortable. I would definitely come back to this hotel. It is truly a five star location. It is easy walk to various downtown Chiang Mai attractions. The Ping Nakara Spa has everything you would expect in a high end spa. I enjoyed my two visits there.
      Reviewed December 01, 2012
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Julie from United Kingdom
      Group
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
      Absolutely gorgeous”
      The style and ambience
      I stayed here with a friend for two nights and wish it could have been longer. Due to the style we thought it was a colonial refubishment but it turns out it's around five years old but with the most amazing attention to detail and styling. Everything about the hotel is goregous and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody planning to visit Chiang Mai.
      Reviewed November 22, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Ariyatash from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Grande Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in July 2012
      Award-winning architecture”
      Helpful but not well-trained staff, great spa
      The hotel gave you a colonial feeling with a very beautiful architecture. The room is decorated in an colonial style with the private bar for free! The spa therapist is also very professional and the atmosphere was just awesome. The only problem of this hotel seems to be the front desk who didn't seem to be well-trained and took a very long time during my reception process
      Reviewed September 05, 2012
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