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Tamarind Village

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- Heart of the Old City
- Peaceful and shaded
- Traditional Buildings
- Swimming Pool

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The Tamarind is one of our favourite hotels in Chiang Mai. This luxury boutique hotel is named after a tamarind tree over 200 years old that keeps most of the property in welcome shade during the hot summer months. The hotel is located in the heart of the old City, yet offers guests a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of city life amidst beautiful gardens and traditional Lanna architecture.

There are 41 guest rooms and five suites at Tamarind Village spread amongst a number of courtyards filled with colourful flowers and lush vegetation. All accommodation is designed to be contemporary and stylish, with polished concrete floors, soft white bedding and a range of tribal fabrics giving the rooms a sense of elegance and character. Amenities such as air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries and a minibar/fridge are provided, while all bathrooms are fashioned with marble and come fully equipped. There’s plenty of room provided, though for more space and comfort, any one of the five suites is recommended.

Guests staying here can make use of the full-service Village Spa, which has a good range of indulgent treatments on offer. The Tamarind Boutique is the hotel’s on-site gift shop and sells a variety of designer clothing and jewellery, as well as local artefacts. For dining, there’s the Ruen Tamarind Restaurant, which is open for three meals a day, as well as afternoon tea, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining; in-room dining is also available until 10pm every day. The menu consists of both international cuisine and authentic Thai dishes from across the country.

Those wanting to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions can take advantage of the many activities offered by the hotel, from joining in with hill tribe and flower garland weaving sessions, as well as umbrella painting. The hotel also offers daily walking tours of the historic sites in the area for no added cost, while the travel desk can arrange an array of both private and public tours to many of the city’s top places of interest. Trips to gardens, scenic spots and national parks are also available for those interested in seeing the captivating mountainous nature of northern Thailand. As the hotel is so centrally located, guests can always step out and explore the city at their own pace.

Children of all ages are welcome here, with cots, extra beds and a babysitting service all available on request. A limited number of interconnecting rooms are available. Parents should keep an eye on their children when by the pool.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

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    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

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