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Tamarind Village

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A charming and beautifully serviced hotel. It is well located in the Old City, a short walk from numerous temples, cafes, restaurants, spas and Tha Phae gate. The Sunday night market is literally right on your doorstep! And despite this it is wonderfully peaceful and quiet, either relaxing by the pool or in the tastefully appointed rooms. The staff exemplify all the best qualities Thai hospitality is known for. The hotel runs a complimentary walking tour of the neighbourhood everyday at 9.30am. I did one with Rosie my first day in Chiang Mai - and she was an absolute gem, friendly and smiling, providing detailed explanations of temples and the Three Kings monument, and also giving spa and eating recommendations. She is a true asset to your hotel. Other staff were helpful with providing directions, assisting me in booking an additional night, and were always welcoming, often greeting me by name as I walked by the front desk. I had room 3102 and was at first hesitant because it shared a wall with reception. I needn't have worried, I never heard a sound from there. Room was immaculately clean, air conditioning very effective, mattress was firm and some traditional Thai handicrafts displayed on the bedside table were a lovely touch. Safe provided. Shower gel, cotton buds, soap and lotion provided (byo shampoo/conditioner if required). A minor complaint was that the courtyard lights illuminated the room at night in the absence of heavy blinds/curtains, an eye mask might be handy. Pool area was a welcome respite from the heat of Chiang Mai. Clean and refreshing. There were always sufficient sun lounges and food/beverages available. Don't forget the insect repellent, a few mosquitoes about. Breakfast was great! Delicious assortment of Asian options - noodles, curry, rices which varied each day. Eggs, bacon, sausage available from a cooking station upon request. The friendly staff were very attentive about offering & refilling coffee/tea. A fresh assortment of fruits and fresh juices. Various breads, pastries, cold meats, yoghurts. Fantastic! I doubt I will have the opportunity to return to Chiang Mai in the future, but if I did, I would stay again at this hotel without hesitation. As it is, it has set the standard by which other boutique hotels will have to live up to. A wonderful, charming little hotel - well done to all staff.

Booked a suite in January, and stayed only one night due to it's high demand in peak season. The room was nice with lovely courtyard view. Location was also very good. The Sunday Market just right outside the hotel. Wifi speed is acceptable.

My wife and I stayed in Tamarind Village for 3 nights in Chiang Mai. Despite an initial hiccup with the hotel transfer, the property was very quick to react to our feedback. We were overly impressed on how they handled the situation and their efforts to make our stay memorable. The property itself was beautiful, it had an abundance of charm, it was like travelling back in time and walking into the home of a wealthy merchant. It was easy to forget that the property is in the heart of the old city. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. A special mention to Duan who always had a smile on her face. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a true Chiang Mai experience.

The location of Tamarind is great! It's right in the middle of old town Chiang Mai, and right in the middle of the Sunday Walking Market! On Sunday Night, I walked right out of the hotel and into the swarm of the night market - it was great. This is notoriously one of the nicest hotels in the area; when people asked me where I was staying and I answered Tamarind, all I ever heard was, "wooow!" It is really beautiful and nice. The rooms are quite roomy with beautiful nuances and architecture, wicker baskets, stone bowl sinks and stone walk-in showers. It is VERY nice to say the least. The pool is beautiful, the dining area is beautiful, but THE #1 REASON that I will come back is the brunch. It was the best brunch I've ever had... every selection you could want... bagels, croissants, toast, cereal, oatmeal, eggs made to order (western), stir fry, rice, steamed veggies (east asian), cold cuts and cheese, and then the best selection of south east asian fruits: papaya, dragon fruit, watermelon, pineapple, passionfruit, fruit salad.... the list goes on! They've also got the cutest drink area, where all of the drinks are served in vases with banana leaves folded into cones to cover them from the flies - the selection includes watermelon juice, pineapple juice, milk, etc., and a cool drink I discovered called Butterfly Pea Tea! Be sure to try it - it's bright purple! On my way back to the airport for my leave, I asked the front desk to set me up with a cab to the airport the next morning, and right at 8 am it was waiting for me! Would highly recommend this place, the service was great and everyone at the front desk is SO SO nice!

Lovely little place in the heart of Chieng Mai. A true oasis to get away from the heat and buzzle of the city. A large tamarind tree is the focus of the hotel with daily activities under the tree. Northern/Lanna style building and decor makes perfect setting amongst the greens of the compound. Although tightly packed, you don't get a cramped feeling. One of the more expensive hotels in Chieng Mai, the hotel lost a star to lack of professionalism in the amenities and in-room infrastructure. The windows in the room door means 100% privacy is not achievable or a lie-in with complete darkness is not possible. So don't expect big city 5-6star hotel. Just enjoy the slow life and the real world of imperfection.

After a days busy schedule all you've got to have is a days getaway out of the noisy world Great place with wifi swimming pool with ocean front not at a beach but an amazing place to watch go down by the bridge

Based on other reviews I chose TV for my stay while in Chiang Mai. I was not disappointed. I thought this hotel was lovely, and perfectly located within the Old Town section of the city. I took advantage of the free Temples tour that is offered by the hotel each morning. The tour is 2 hours with an English-speaking guide. You visit 4-5 temples in the vicinity around the hotel, make an offering at one of them in exchange for a blessing, and have the option of seeking blessings at the others in exchange for a small donation.The Sunday night market takes over the entire street in front of the hotel driveway and is well worth a walk.I had 2 tours during my stay (Elephant Nature Park and Flight of the Gibbon) and no issues with pickups or drop-offs. TV is approximately 15 minutes by car to/from the airport, and the hotel offers a transfer service for a fee (550 Baht each way). I arrived prior to the normal check-in time on my first day and only had to wait about an hour for my room. On the evening before my day of check-out, I appreciated that the front desk called me to offer assistance in ordering a taxi for me if needed, or lining up an airport transfer. In terms of dining, I enjoyed the breakfast buffet, although it was smaller with fewer options than some of the other hotels I stayed at while in Thailand. Given the hotel's location, it is within easy walking distance of many other restaurants, so I did not try the hotel restaurant for other meals. The hotel spa is lovely - very peaceful and quiet with many options for massages. I felt the prices were reasonable. Finally, with respect to the room itself, mine was very spacious and comfortable. I especially liked the Thai artwork in the room. I thought it was a very nice touch. I will note the area around the sink (which is separate from the toilet and shower) is not the most comfortable to stand in for taller people. I'm 5'6" and had to kneel to see my face in the mirror while brushing my teeth. I ended up pulling the desk stool over and sitting on it. Someone taller than 5'10" or so will likely hit their head on the ceiling in this area.

With three nights to spare after presenting at a conference in Bangkok I was going to go and sit on a beach but a colleague said no don't do that go to Chaing Mai -yu will like it and I know a great hotel where you will be made welcome and feel at home.... From my first email dealings with the hotel to being taken back to the airport I was made to feel special and valued. As a women traveling alone it can often be a daunting task - but the chauffer who met me from the airport instantly put me at ease. Indeed every member of the staff made me feel welcome. The hotel is quite wonderful - the decor is creative and interesting. There was an excellent exhibition of Hmong tribal photos instruments and costumes. I was lucky enough to attend a talk by the curator - which was really informative and brought the exhibition to life. .. Eating in a resturent on our own is often a little daughting but I enjoyed every minute of it.Breakfast and supper was scrummy! All in all I can't wait to go back

The hotel itself gives off a very calming feeling as you will walk through the bamboo lined walkway into a rustic yet charming looking building with an inviting pool on the right, one of the largest tamarind trees in the neighborhood on the left and a temple off in the background. The staff is extremely professional as you would expect and food was very good. They offer a free hand massage and different craft activities daily. I came with my husband and his parents and everyone had a great time. We saw families with younger children but it is a quieter, more subdued atmosphere which was just perfect for us.

We started our honeymoon at Tamarind Village and just could not have been happier with the whole experience. The hospitality was incredible - the staff is so gracious and welcoming. We stayed for four nights and it was a perfect place to normalize after being jetlagged. The pool area is lovely, and we ate at the Tamarind restaurant two of our four nights because we loved the food so much. The breakfast is also OUT OF THIS WORLD. Could have had breakfast for lunch and dinner too. We also loved that this hotel is right in the middle of the old city, so is very accessible, but feels totally secluded from the hustle and bustle. Love Tamarind so much!

50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Sri Phoom, Muang Chiang Mai Chiang Mai

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center and Wat Chiang Man
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Old City, Tamarind Village is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center and Wat Chiang Man. This 45-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Centrally located in Chiang Mai, the hotel is also a short walk from Tha Phae Gate and Sunday Walking Street Market.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Tamarind Village's 45 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Tamarind Village enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room (Lanna)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite (Tamarind)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

The Spa Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Lanna Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1527 reviews