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Excellent 8.3
Based on 1583 reviews

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About Empress Hotel


The glass tower high-rise of Empress Hotel offers 375 tasteful rooms that offer great views of the city, river, and mountains. Located in a quiet area alongside a park, the property is a 15-minute walk from Chiang Mai’s famous night bazaar. This 4-star hotel is also a 10-minute drive from the airport. There are many excellent onsite restaurants for guests to choose from - including The Brasserie, a newly decorated grill room that offers grilled meats with fine wines and decadent desserts. The breakfast buffet has an excellent assortment of international food to keep guests full throughout the day. If you’re looking for a special and unique experience, look no further than Empress Hotel.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • massage

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

For kids

  • pool (kids)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge
  • smoking allowed

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Thai
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A complimentary dinner is offered for guests who book for 5 consecutive nights.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 100 THB
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 250 THB
Check-In From: 12:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 5 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 17
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 375
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 1992
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 8.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for Money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 8.1

6.4 KEN C.
June 16, 2016
Free gift of snacks and food
I was given a bag of snacks and food during my stays in this hotel.

7.6 Randal O.
United States
June 05, 2016
Good but not great...
Service was decent but nothing special. Breakfast had good variety but few of the staff gave good service(had to serve self coffee, request for well cooked eggs ignored, most staff standing around doing nothing). Maid staff was good and front counter was okay. At the pool, no special efforts made to make guests comfortable. Hotel is a bit older but still had a good ambience to it. Location was a bit far from Night Bazaar and quite far from Old City area. In general, a bit short of a 4 star hotel.

10 peter C.
June 04, 2016
I recommend
We extend 4 more nights. Amazing Hotel. Very good. The rating should be more than 8.3.We had a special dinner sponsored from the hotel. Superb. Tanks again.

9.6 peter C.
May 31, 2016
Great hotel
Staff very helpful, clean room, we come back again

9.2 Tad K.
May 28, 2016
Still Empresses!
This is the 2nd time I’ve stayed here. The 1st time was 5 years ago and I loved the place. This 2nd time didn’t disappoint. Lovely room, good food and an army of friendly staff. The breakfast buffet has much variety, catering for all tastes and there are many staff on watch to top up your coffee. The Lobby tourist information desk is helpful. It is 10 minutes’ walk to the Night Markets however, they have become overpriced with limited variety of goods. However, this is the best location nearby for a wide range of mid to higher priced cafes, restaurants and bars. Without these markets (starting at 6 pm) the nearby eating, drinking and shopping options are limited. Chiang Mai is a large city where tourist attractions are spaced a long way apart. There is not really a central Chiang Mai location for a hotel. There are plenty of transport options from the Empress. The airport is some 20 minutes’ drive away, costing around 160 THB by taxi. Chiang Mai has a very broad variety of attractions and a range of organised tours are available. Such tours usually include visits to wildlife and adventure activities plus jewellery and craft stores. The craft and artistry in Chiang Mai are amazing and worth seeing but can be expensive to buy. The taxi driver from the airport gave his business card, offering pre-arranged tours or a full daytime charter costing 2000 THB where you chose where you go or not go. I chose to focus on the religious, cultural and historical attractions. Visiting only these attractions took 2 full days and the driver visited many wonderful modern and ancient places. Before, I did not know that Chiang Mai had such a rich ancient history, ruins and similar attractions. These are not that well promoted as wildlife, adventure and crafts seem to have the best publicity. Sadly the Chiang Mai Zoo, which was amazing before, has gone down badly and is obviously struggling. The big drought in Thailand is not helping matters. After the disappointment of the Chiang Mai

6 Cynthia A.
May 28, 2016
Better room on upper floor.
Return to the same hotel after a few days. This time the room is much better. Seems like lucky draw for room assignment.

4 Cynthia A.
May 28, 2016
Room is old. Very different from picture.
The hotel is pretty old. Picture shown does not match the actual room. Should look for other better deal nearby.

10 Ronald B.
May 24, 2016
Delightful extras
On arrival we found an excellent fruit platter waiting for us in our room - complimentary. We also received a complimentary large tin of cookies and a small box of quality chocolates - presumably because we were staying for 5 nights and they welcomed our business. Really made us feel valued as clients.

10 Shirley G.
May 23, 2016
Wonderful Staff, Excellent Service
I never expected this much service at such a great price! Not only did we receive a big fruit basket, we also received a welcome bag with crackers, potato chips, and 2 boxes of different chocolates. Then we had bed turn down service each evening with a flower and smiling staff. Then again at breakfast we were welcomed with 2 little elephant key chain souvenirs.I was mostly impressed with the staff at breakfast...there were plenty of staff, they all spoke English, they were efficient and I even saw them taking care of little children's needs by asking if they could provide anything in particular for the little ones. Very spacious rooms, great facilities, great variety at breakfast, nice pool...will definitely stay here again.

8 Nurot P.
May 22, 2016