Fodor's Expert Review Ruen Come In

79/3 Sirithorn Rd., Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50300, Thailand

An extremely hospitable Thai couple runs this two-story teak-timbered hotel whose main building was the family home before the children left the nest. The rooms, some in a newer structure with the same wood-centric aesthetic, range in size from merely spacious to downright huge—the aptly named Grand Suite takes up 99 square meters (1,065 square feet) and has a Jacuzzi and a sauna. The restaurant serves fine, authentic Lanna food, some from old family recipes, that incorporates produce from the couple's organic farm. Just off the Super Highway and handy for getting out of town and to Greater Chiang Mai, the Ruen is only a short stroll from Nimmanhemin Road, an emerging neighborhood popular with young Thais and expats. The owners are happy to drive guests to the Old City or out to restaurants at night. It's easy to get a taxi back.


  • massive rooms
  • superb food
  • swimming pool
  • owners speak English


  • few facilities
  • Old City not within walking distance


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Phones: 053-212516


10 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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