Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)
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8.6

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Highly rated by guests – 93% would recommend
Housekeeping29
Breakfast23
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.54 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 1.8 km
Wua Lai Walking Street 1.9 km
Tha Phae Gate 2.2 km
Wat Chedi Luang 2.5 km
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 3.0 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 7.2 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 8.7 km
Chiang Mai Night Safari 9.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Chanakan Clinic 230 m
Easy Drug 250 m
Street Market 330 m
Pet Clinic 330 m
Mengrai Bridge 400 m
Core Combat Chiang Mai 410 m
Ratchavej Hospital 430 m
Rajavej Hospital 440 m
Montfort College 480 m
Little Mermaid 480 m
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi
2019

Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)

351/1 Charoen Prathet Road, T. Changklan, A. Maung, Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai, Thailand - See map

This property is in high demand!

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Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center5 km.Km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.9
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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The Elephant Suite
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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The White Elephant Suite
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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DOUBLE Elephant Suite
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
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DOUBLE WHITE ELEPHANT SUITE
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    WHITE ELEPHANT SUITE
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    • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Elephant Suite
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Single room - De Luxe
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      Suite Single Room
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        大床或双床房 豪华
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 300 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          Is breakfast offered at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+). There's an additional charge of 300 THB for adults and 200 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

          What are my dining options at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          Can special events be hosted at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Your special occasion or event can be hosted at the Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)'s venue.

          Can business events be hosted at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 100 people.

          What is the smoking policy at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What restaurants are nearby Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood is Chang Khlan which includes popular restaurants such as The Art of Noodle, Manna @ riverside and Zood Zood.

          What popular shopping places are close to Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Located in the Chang Khlan area, Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) is close to great shopping choices like Kad Nad Sai Lom Joi, Ambassador Fashions and Genesis International Tailors.

          What are popular attractions near Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s location in the Chang Khlan neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, Abundant Grace Church and Victory Family Chruch.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

          Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) is located within Chang Khlan, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Hamerkaz lametayel and Elephant Village Sanctuary.

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          What people love about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Comfy room, clean and best service mind."

            Pornarpa

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            December 25, 2020

          • 8.8

            Excellent
            Staff 

            "The staffs were very nice and friendly."

            Boonyawat

            |

            November 9, 2018

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The staff is helpful with service mind."

            suksan

            |

            July 5, 2020

          Property ranking|Compared to 2,750 Chiang Mai properties
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          Room comfort score
          8.9/10
          Room size
          63 sqm.
          Cleanliness score
          9.1/10
          Service score
          9.1/10
          Better than
          97
          %
          of Chiang Mai properties
          Bigger than
          96
          %
          of Chiang Mai properties
          Better than
          91
          %
          of Chiang Mai properties
          Better than
          89
          %
          of Chiang Mai properties
          Overall rating:

          8.6

          Excellent
          880 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.1
          Facilities
          8.4
          Location
          8.0
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          What travelers say they love:
          Room and bed was excellent and good hot shower pressure.
          Rungsan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          More about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)

          More about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+)

          Set over the Mae Ping River, this 28-roomed boutique hotel offers the perfect escape into natural beauty and chic design. Situated in Chiang Mai’s old town, guests are in close proximity to the famous night bazaar and just 5 km from the airport. Each room's décor is inspired by the four elements of early Buddhism, honed by a combination of colonial and traditional Thai architecture. At The Tara restaurant, visitors can enlighten their taste buds with both Western and Thai cuisine complimented by an extensive drinks list. After an exhausting day exploring Chiang Mai, be sure to soak up some of the sensory pleasures at Four Elements Spa or perhaps indulge in some yoga and meditation. If you’re looking for a special and unique experience, look no further than Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+).

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.4

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          56 mentions

          Housekeeping

          24 mentions

          Swimming Pool

          15 mentions

          Food & Dining

          13 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Thai

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Fitness center
          • Garden
          • Massage
          • Sauna
          • Spa
          • Steamroom
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Body thermometer
          • Cashless payment service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Face coverings on staff
          • First aid kit
          • Free face masks
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hygiene certification
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Safe dining setup
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Sterilizing equipment
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • Coffee shop
          • Kitchen
          • Poolside bar
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Concierge
          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Doorman
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Food delivery
          • Gift/souvenir shop
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Postal service
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • CCTV in common areas
          • CCTV outside property
          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]
          • Smoke alarms

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          • Taxi service
          • Valet parking

          Available in all rooms

          • Accessible by elevator
          • Accessible vanities
          • Air conditioning
          • Alarm clock
          • Alcohol
          • Balcony/terrace
          • Bathrobes
          • Bathtub
          • Books/DVDs/music for children
          • Closet
          • Clothes rack
          • Coffee/tea maker
          • Desk
          • DVD/CD player
          • Free bottled water
          • Fruits/snacks
          • Hair dryer
          • Hand sanitizer
          • High chair
          • Hypoallergenic
          • Individual air conditioning
          • In-room safe box
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Ironing facilities
          • Mini bar
          • Non-smoking
          • Private bathroom
          • Radio
          • Refrigerator
          • Safety/security feature
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Seating area
          • Separate shower/bathtub
          • Shower
          • Sleep comfort items
          • Slippers
          • Smoke detector
          • Socket near the bed
          • Sofa
          • Telephone
          • Tile/marble flooring
          • Toiletries
          • Towels
          • Trash cans
          • Wake-up service
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          • Wine glasses
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • American
          • Buffet
          Restaurants on site

          Tara Restaurant

          • Cuisine: European, Thai
          • Menu: Buffet
          Location
          351/1 Charoen Prathet Road, T. Changklan, A. Maung, Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai, Thailand
          Very good
          Location

          8.0

          Airports

          • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
            3.9 km 20 min drive

          Public transportation

          • Chiang Mai Railway Station
            2.4 km 8 min drive

          Hospital or clinic

          • Chanakan Clinic
            230 m

          Shopping

          • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
            1.8 km

          Convenience store

          • 7 Eleven
            460 m 2 min drive

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            230 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
            1.8 km
          • Wua Lai Walking Street
            1.9 km
          • Tha Phae Gate
            2.2 km
          • Wat Chedi Luang
            2.5 km
          • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
            3.0 km
          • Chiang Mai Zoo
            7.2 km
          • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
            8.7 km
          • Chiang Mai Night Safari
            9.4 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Chanakan Clinic
            230 m
          • Easy Drug
            250 m
          • Street Market
            330 m
          • Pet Clinic
            330 m
          • Mengrai Bridge
            400 m
          • Core Combat Chiang Mai
            410 m
          • Ratchavej Hospital
            430 m
          • Rajavej Hospital
            440 m
          • Montfort College
            480 m
          • Little Mermaid
            480 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-4 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 5-11 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • Guests must present an identification card or passport upon check-in to qualify for the domestic residents rate promotion.
          • Children 4-11 years old will be charged THB 250 for breakfast when using existing bedding
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-in until23:59
          • Check-out from12:00
          • Check-out until13:00
          • Reception open until23:59

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee300 THB
          • Distance from city center5 km.Km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)300 THB
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

          The property

          • Local Tax ID/ Rental License0105549042044
          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors3
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 30
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2008
          • Most recent renovation2021

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 THB

          Reviews of Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Plus+) from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness9.1
          Facilities8.4
          Location8.0
          Room comfort and quality8.9
          Service9.0
          Value for money8.6
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          <6 Below Expectation (35)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Stephanie from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

          Beautiful hotel with exquisitely designed rooms.”

          Exquisite, Peaceful and Relaxing

          The Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel was our favorite! It is located a bit outside Chiang Mai with easy access to the Night Market and other wonderful excursions. The room and hotel are thoughtfully designed and uses all available space creatively. The staff was professional, helpful and courteous. Perfect!

          Reviewed January 31, 2014

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          LAW from China
          Family with teens
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

          nice design but good service”

          nice design, good service, good staff

          this is a really good hotel, all the staff are very polite, they speak fluent English. they will try their best to solve your problem. design is good, and the room is very clean. i am appreciate the guard at the shop front, his name "PEACE". he will stop the car to make sure you can safety across the road, will help you to hire a taxi, recommend some nice food for you...etc. i have a wonderful experience living in Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel. thank you

          Reviewed March 27, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yee from China
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

          Impressive service”

          The purpose of this journey is the celebration for my boyfriend's birthday and it was our first time to go Chiang Mai and Aruntara. Aruntara offered a free birthday cake to my boyfriend. Besides, I asked them about "balloon decoration" inside our room. They were helpful to provide the information and options to me. (Of course, I asked before my trip began) On that day, the secret Balloons and secret cake was surprising my boyfriend. The details cannot be described here. Thanks for satisfying my requests and let me and my boyfriend had an unforgettable memory in Chiang Mai! ALL staffs are kind and friendly. From inside to outside, the staff in front desk, restaurant, housekeeping and the securities took good and precise care to us. Recommend Aruntara to the travelers! Hope you guys will keep this attitude going!

          Reviewed July 02, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          William from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2010

          Great Hotel!”

          Lovely rooms, great staff and wonderful New Years eve party!
          We liked everything

          we fully enjoyed every aspect of our stay at aruntara riverside boutique hotel. the staff is warm and helpful. everyone at the front deck spoke very fine english and was eager to meet our every need. the new years gala held at the hotel was really wonderful. good food, good music, skilled thai dancers and beautiful settings. the lantern lighting was the highlight of the evening.

          Reviewed January 10, 2011

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Daniel from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

          Relax and Unwind at the Aruntara Hotel”

          Quiet Location, Friendly and Helpful Staff, very relaxing

          Our stay that the Aruntara Hotel located on the quiet banks of the Ping River exceeded expectations with the beautifully quiet manicured grounds which relaxed the body and mind when drinking and chatting with friends or preparing for the day with a modest but well appointed breakfast. At night dinners were carefully prepared by a very skilled chef and catered to a range of local and international tastes. All the hotel staff responded with enthusiasm and a welcoming Thai graciousness to all requests and were most helpful in providing guidance, recommendations and assistance with arranging tour activities, advice on visiting charming parts of the old city and sincerely and promptly responding to our needs as guests of the hotel. If the TV programme 'Getaway' could enter the doors of the Aruntara they would discover a sensative but striking presentation to the reception area, standard rooms well appointed and uniquely designed in a northern Thai style with generous beds elevated on a platform within the room, shutters to an adjoining full bath ensuite and tranquil views of the inner courtyard. The atmosphere is cool and breezy perfect for an afternoon nap or reclining by the sheltered pool sundeck reading a novel, or taking in the distant evening echoes of temples situated further along the banks of the river. Located some 20 minutes by tuk tuk from the centre of the old city (likey faster by airconditioned taxi), the Aruntara is a welcome escape at the end of a morning's temple touring, elephant trekking or jostle amid the Sunday night market to retreat and relax for the next day's adventure. Many thanks Aruntara we will be back!

          Reviewed January 26, 2012

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Xin from China
          Family with young children
          Deluxe
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2014

          Excellent”

          Lovely rooms and couryard, nice environment and good conditions

          My stay at the Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel was excellent. The room is spacious, clean and in good conditions. The place is very quiet and elegant. The restaurant is just by the riverside and has very good location and view.

          Reviewed October 10, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jennifer from Australia
          Couple
          The Elephant Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2010

          Hidden wonder”

          Spacious rooms with modern & appropriate decor,a peaceful & quiet atmosphere, beautiful gardens, excellent food both Thai & western, extremely friendly & helpful staff & delightful aroma therapy products for sale & the location is ideal.
          You have to remove key when leaving each day..therefore the air con does not remain on. Room does get very warm & takes a long while to cool down.

          my partner & i stayed at the aruntara for 5 nights during the songkran festival. the hotel participated with inviting guests to release fish into the river to celebrate the occasion which was very enlightening. each day we felt very welcomed & also staff were very attentive but "not in your face". the hotel has a very calming & relaxing ambience which was greatly appreciated after surviving the celebrations out on the streets. the decor in the room (we booked the elephant suite) was just beautiful & the spa bath was very much appreciated each evening. we will defintely stay here again when we visit chiang mai..just loved it so much

          Reviewed April 28, 2010

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Katherine from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

          The most amazing stay! ”

          Breakfast Buffet, Staff, and Hotel accommodations

          We loved every moment at Aruntara. It's a bit far from the Old City and the Night Bazaar but if you like to walk around and explore like we do than it is possible. Night bazaar is about your halfway point. A tuktuk from either place is about 100baht, depending on driver. Breakfast buffet is the best we had. So many Thai options, every day there was something new! They also had a standard breakfast (pancakes, waffles, bacon, potatoes, cereal, fruit, yogurt, granola, and toast) but I liked the hot buffet best. Good coffee. The pool is nice and refreshing. The water is COLD. It's located in a shady spot so the sun doesn't warm up the water. Very refreshing in the afternoon sun. The room we had was beautiful. It was spacious for two people but could have easier slept another person on the daybed. House keeping came every afternoon and it was nice to come back from a long day and have a clean room and fresh towels waiting for us. There is also a minibar you can take advantage of and if not, it’s just a regular mini fridge with a little extra space for you to put personal items in there. House keeping will leave 2 water bottles for you every day There is a rain showerhead. A deep soaking tub. Great water pressure and hot water (we had a room on the 3rd floor). The hotel provides shampoo, conditioner, soaps, shower caps, ear qtips, a mini toothbrush and toothpaste, and a hair dryer for your convenience. The mattress was standard for Thailand. It's a little harder than back home but we got used to it. It was a true queen sized bed. Great recessed lighting all around. The air conditioner worked great! Just know that the room key has a slot near the door that will turn the electricity on in the room. So when you come back to the room at the end of the day it might not be as cold as you would like it to be but it cools down quickly. Aruntara also provides free bicycles you can borrow as well as a free shuttle to the Night Bazaar at 7pm (one way, no pick up)

          Reviewed April 08, 2014

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Stuart from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

          Great boutique hotel near downtown Chiang Mai”

          Facility, staff performance, food

          Our stay at the Aruntara was one of the most pleasant times, and I have had many, in Chiang Mai. In addition to the stunning architecture, the facility is well maintained and excellently staffed. There was really no area that I did not find well done by this boutique hotel.

          Reviewed March 17, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Pakinee
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 1 night in December 2010

          Beautiful hotel”

          Lovely room and best staff
          Cannot really find any thing that I do not like about this hotel

          We had a wonderful time at Aruntara Riverside Hotel, wonderful room,the view was so lovely , the staffs are great, we will stay there next time we visit Chiang Mai.

          Reviewed December 29, 2010

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Abbie from Canada
          Group
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

          Neighborhood Gem”

          Atmosphere, Cleanliness, Privacy

          I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights with two other friends. We had two rooms side by side looking into the garden. It was 10-15 min taxi ride from the airport. Hired a cab from the "taxi meter" counter for 150 baht, flat rate. We arrived in the evening, the lighting definitely set a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere. Love it already! I like boutique hotel rather than big chains because you don't need to bump into (a lot of) other travelers at the lobby. Staff were nice and friendly. The welcome drink tastes really good! The staff walked us to the room and showed us where to have breakfast. The room was clean, nicely scented with essential oils and quite spacious. It was quiet and I slept no problem at night. Not a fancy breakfast buffet, but you can choose patio (by the river) or indoor seating. "Egg frying pan" was very tasty and freshly prepared by the chef at the omelette station. Transportation to other parts of the city was easy by Tuk Tuk (80-100 baht to night market, negotiate price!) and/or "Red Car" (you may share ride with other locals, 20 baht per person to night market and 30 baht per person to nimmanhemin road). Red Car turns out to be cheap for our group of 3. Getting a Tuk Tuk or Red Car in the daytime and early evening was not a problem. But since the hotel was not on a busy street, we waited for a good while for a ride when we headed out at 11pm one night. There is a spa at the hotel, but we didn't use it. There is a so-called pool by the lawn, but you can barely swim because the water depth was from ankle-depth to 1.2m only. Overall, it was a 5-star experience and I will return for sure! Thank you to all the wonderful staff!

          Reviewed March 11, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Allison from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2009

          Elegant riverside hotel”

          Quiet and peaceful location by the river. Nice garden. Elegant rooms and hotel design.
          Swimming pool does not get enough sun - water was very cold. Western food was a bit average

          We stayed at Aruntara with a three year old child, and all of us enjoyed our stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and most spoke english well. We had a normal deluxe room with a huge double bed and a chaise lounge. As our daughter is now too tall for the baby cots, they transformed the chaise lounge into a very comfortable mini bed which was perfect for our needs. There was also a lovely 'semi open' bathtub and a separate shower and lavatory room. A minor drawback of the room was their lack of sensible storage space. The cupboard was big enough, but there were no shelves or drawers, so it's not used efficiently. The sleeping and bathroom areas are quite well laid out and did not feel cramped even with an active three year old. However if you can stretch your budget I would highly recommend their balcony suites overlooking the back garden and river. You get a large private balcony as well as a shared balcony with the adjacent suite. Our room, like all the other deluxe rooms did not have a balcony but we did have tall windows which faced a nice internal courtyard. One of the reasons we chose this hotel was because it had a nice lawn at the back for our daughter to run around in. The lawn and garden is overlooked by the restaurant, which meant that we could enjoy a relatively leisurely meal while keeping an eye on our daughter playing on the lawn. After a busy day exploring markets and roaring about in tuktuks, it's really nice to be able to come back and let children loose in the garden to 'decompress'! Location wise it's a little bit of a trek to the town centre, but tuktuks and songthaews are readily available. Our tuktuk rides cost between 50 to 100 baht depending on distance. Having visited a few other boutique hotels, I think the Aruntara definitely offers fantastic value for their star rating and rates. We wouldn't hesitate to go back, and would recommend this hotel to other travellers of all age groups.

          Reviewed January 03, 2010

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Terry from United States
          Family with teens
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

          Lovely, quiet hotel”

          Comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful staff

          My recent three night stay at Aruntara was excellent. The location is convenient for touring. However, its riverside setting provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Although I was traveling with an adult son, this hotel would also be great for families with younger children. The pool and adjacent green space are very family friendly. The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are spa-like.

          Reviewed August 03, 2011

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Philippe from France
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

          Great location. Good value for money 💵 ”

          I warmly recommend the Aruntara riverside hotel, located along the Mae Ping river. This hotel is closed to Chiang Mai center

          Reviewed September 23, 2020

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Sarah from United Kingdom
          Group
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2011

          Lovely hotel and staff friendly and smiling.”

          Staff very efficient and friendly. Hotel very comfortable and nice setting. Excellent food.

          I stayed in the Aruntara in 2010 and it is a very nice boutique hotel. Staff are always smiling and very helpful. Nice location on the banks of the river Ping and within a short taxi ride to the town centre and airport. Excellent food and the Restaurant Supervisor was very helpful and always welcomed guests with a smile and a chat. I would recommend this hotel very highly.

          Reviewed November 26, 2011

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Debra from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 6 nights in October 2013

          Better than expected, I would recommend this hotel”

          , the staff were welcoming and attentive. Spotlessly clean. And spacious room. Lovely breakfast.

          We enjoyed our stay. Staff could not have been more helpful. . Comfortable room with all facilities. A lovely bath with all toiletries as needed. The Aruntara is a few minutes ride from the city centre in a quiet riverside position which allows time to unwind. Transport was provided each evening and weekend to the night market. The garden pool area very quiet and restful although there was no comfy lounge for relaxing on a rainy day! We arrived late in the evening and the hotel had a an ambience of the traditional and mystical.. Excellent overall.

          Reviewed November 01, 2013

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Brian from United States
          Family with teens
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

          Lovely rooms but expansion has ruined river view”

          Great staff, great rooms, quiet

          This is the second time that we stayed at Aruntara. Although it is a bit out of the way it is a nice property. Unfortunately, they are expanding the hotel and have completely ruined the river view of all but a few rooms. There is almost no reason to stay at a riverside property if the view is ruined. Too bad.

          Reviewed August 18, 2014

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Sara from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          The Elephant Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2010

          Quite simply - A brilliant hotel”

          The setting, pool, room size, clean, peaceful
          nothing

          If only every hotel in the world was like the Aruntara ! After a long journey we arrived with a very tired 1 year old and were immediately shown to our room - we had booked the elephant suite, but chose to upgrade to the white elephant suite that overlooked the river - everything about the room was perfect, the bed very comfortable, the view relaxing, excellent internet connection, lovely products in the bathroom, lots of fluffy towels, fresh fruit every day. The staff could not have been more helpful - and even though the hotel was nearly full it felt like we were the only guests there - the spa was excellent and no more pricey that the hundreds of day spas in the city. We love to walk and didn't find the location too far out from the night market - to be honest, it was great to get away from it all. Perfect !

          Reviewed January 27, 2010

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          chan from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          The White Elephant Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

          Great stylish hotel in Chiang Mai”

          helpful staff , good room, nice breakfast

          Aruntara is a famous hotel brand name, their quality is good and everything is well organised with good service. I like the location as it is apart from the "old city" but not too far away, quiet and nice environment. Staff is very helpful and with good English as well, not causing communication problem. I have booked the white elephant suite for 2 days and everything is good except the electricity has some problem, the last day electricity all gone and I know it is an accident. But would like the hotel to pay attention to it, only our room like that. Thanks everything.

          Reviewed January 02, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Yosef from Indonesia
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

          Nice and comfortable place”

          Room, cleanliness and service

          We had a wonderful time at Aruntara, too bad it was only for a short visit. Would love to stay a bit longer next time we are in Chiang Mai. Great place and highly recommended.

          Reviewed September 18, 2014

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