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Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)

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8.6

Excellent

950 reviews

950 reviews

Housekeeping30
Breakfast23
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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.54 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 830 m
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
Elephant Rescue Park 42.6 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

Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)

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

In addition to the standard of SHA, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Chang Khlan part of Chiang Mai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

820 meters to Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

SHA Certified

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 with public and firms’ health safety measures.

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
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

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Exercise area

Sauna

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Mai every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
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 Extra Plus)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

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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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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DOUBLE ELEPHANT SUITE
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
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WHITE ELEPHANT SUITE
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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DOUBLE WHITE ELEPHANT SUITE
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    Suite (Elephant)(1 Double Bed)
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
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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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    WHITE ELEPHANT SUITE
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    • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
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    Elephant Suite
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

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

    Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra 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 Extra 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 Extra 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 Extra Plus)?

    Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra 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 Extra Plus)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra 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 Extra Plus)?

    Located in the Chang Khlan area, Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus) is close to great shopping choices like Ambassador Fashions, Genesis International Tailors and Leather Craft.

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

    Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Chang Khlan neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir and Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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

    Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra 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 Extra Plus)

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Wonderful Hotel, pleasing decor, extremely neat, clean and tidy, prompt service"

      Harshavardhan

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      January 13, 2022

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "Good price and nice hotel"

      Rata

      |

      March 16, 2021

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Everything was clean, breakfast was good and overall amazing definitely recommend this boutique hotel :)"

      Wanphen

      |

      January 11, 2021

    Property ranking|Compared to 2,917 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
    950 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    Would recommend this hotel and I will definitely come back t...
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    Family with young children
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    More about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)

    Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus)

    Take advantage of the many attractions Chiang Mai has to offer with a stay at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus).
    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus). Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Chiang Mai.
    If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
    For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus) guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus) are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus) include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
    The hotel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus). Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
    Recreational facilities at Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel (SHA Extra Plus) are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, steam room and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the hotel's poolside bar.
    Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the souvenir shops.


    Around the property

    Take some time to explore Chiang Mai during your stay at the hotel. The best way to remember your time in Chiang Mai is with a nice gift at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar located about 1.8 km away. An afternoon of browsing the works at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 820 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


    Reasons to stay here

    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 92% of the city's accommodation.
    This hotel scores higher than 91% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Chiang Mai.

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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

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Exercise area
    • Garden
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • 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
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency conversion service
    • Daily cleaning
    • Disabled facilities
    • Doorman
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Postal service
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    Access

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

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service
    • Transport to airport
    • Valet parking

    Available in all rooms

    • A/C
    • Accessible by elevator
    • Accessible vanities
    • Alarm clock
    • Alcohol
    • Bathrobes
    • Bathtub
    • Books/DVDs/music for children
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea machine
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Desk
    • DVD/CD player
    • Fruits/snacks
    • Hair dryer
    • Hand sanitizer
    • High chair
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Individual air conditioning
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Lock box in room
    • Mini bar
    • Non-smoking
    • Phone
    • Private bathroom
    • Radio
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety/security feature
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Slippers
    • Smoke alarm
    • Socket near the bed
    • Sofa
    • Tile/marble flooring
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Wake up call
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
    • 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

    Airports

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

    Public transportation

    • Chiang Mai Railway Station
      2.4 km 8 min drive
    • Saraphi
      7.8 km

    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

    • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
      830 m
    • 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
    • Elephant Rescue Park
      42.6 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 vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for 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 6 or more rooms, special policies 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 Extra Plus) from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.6
    /
    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.6
    High score for Chiang Mai
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    9+ Exceptional (232)
    8-9 Excellent (175)
    7-8 Very Good (122)
    6-7 Good (54)
    <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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