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Banthai Village

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- Close to Chiang Mai's old town
- Relaxed, informal atmosphere
- Pool and jacuzzi
- Mid-range option

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Banthai is a good mid-range option in Chiang Mai for those on a budget. The buildings have a lovely traditional look and feel and the hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from the Gate into the Old Town. The pool area is lovely but it is small and enclosed in a courtyard so can get quite busy.

Banthai is characterised by well-tended gardens full of colourful plants and wooden buildings surrounding a modest but inviting swimming pool. All of Banthai Village’s 44 guest rooms combine pristine modern décor with a traditional Thai feel. Rooms have a ‘clean-cut’ feel and come in five categories: Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Family and Banthai Suite; common to all categories are convenient amenities such as air conditioning, a cable TV with DVD player, coffee and tea making facilities, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi.

The Pool Bar and Bistro is open for three meals a day offering Thai cuisine, with cocktails and wine available at dinner and for those who prefer to dine in private, room service is available. The pool and jacuzzi are the centrepiece of the hotel, overlooked by the bedrooms.

The hotel lies just a short walk from the city’s historic old town - the only old town in all of Thailand whose walls are still intact - and there are many shops, markets, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions within reach. Some of the many highlights in the immediate area include the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, the Three Kings Monument, the Vieng-Joo-On Tea House and the Chedi Luang Temple.

Children are welcome to stay at Banthai Village and the property’s informal atmosphere suits families well and there are a couple of spacious family suites with a double and two single beds and extra beds available on request.

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