Fodor's Expert Review Ping Nakara Hotel

135/9 Charoen Prathet Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand

It's hard to believe that this stunning riverside property was built in 2009; a masterpiece of colonial-style architecture, it's furnished throughout with exquisite antiques. Massive teak and beveled glass doors open into a marble and white stucco reception area, where a 19th-century wall clock ticks away the hours and sets the leisured tone of the public rooms. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served in an octagonal conservatory, and a reading room has a wall-to-wall bookcase and deep armchairs for browsing and snoozing. Guest rooms, furnished in dark teak and with oriental carpets, have terraces that overlook a quiet courtyard and swimming pool.

PROS

  • quiet corners
  • peaceful ambience
  • garden teatime service
  • big rooms

CONS

  • drab, main-road neighborhood
  • some rooms get road noise
  • so-so restaurant

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 053-252999

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast