Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
In the early 1900s Chiang Mai was at the centre of a thriving teak industry. Foreign managers oversaw logging concessions throughout the forests of Northern Thailand. With the help of local labour and hardy elephants they performed their arduous and dangerous work, extracting teak logs and floating them downstream for grading and sale.
Today the teak wallahs are gone. But the river and forestry station remain, and the relaxed ambiance of Chiang Mai city is just as enticing as ever. The Ping Nakara takes inspiration from these times past with an intimate hotel built in the elegant colonial style of the period.
The hotel’s graceful gingerbread architecture is accented by hand-carved fretwork and creates a cool and restful environment. Throughout the nineteen rooms you’ll find thoughtful use of natural materials and a distinctive yet practical style. This sophisticated design is matched by relaxed yet professional service, providing a welcoming retreat for the traveller.
Enjoy the serenity of the veranda next to the pool, curl up with a book in our library, or unwind with a drink in the rotunda. Whatever your preference, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this return to elegance.
The ‘Ping Nakara’ is located in the prime tourist area of downtown Chiang Mai. Close by the Ping River, the hotel is within a few minutes easy walk to major tourist attractions such as the night bazaar (open everyday from 6-11 pm), the city’s main fresh market, and the pier from which river cruises depart. Several temples are in the immediate area as well. As it is such a popular location, there are over fifty restaurants serving many kinds of cuisine nearby.
A bit further away, no more than a five minute tuk- tuk ride, is the old city, inside the moat. In this area are many old temples as well as local neighborhoods. It is a nice area to explore during the day to see temples, old houses, and the Chiang Mai way of life. There are walking streets in the evening every Saturday at Wualai Road and every Sunday at Ratchadamnoen Road.
|Grand Deluxe Room||35-40sqm||There are 11 Grand Deluxe Rooms; all rooms have separate bathtub, shower and toilet room. They vary from 35 to 40 + square meters and are decorated to be very peaceful and some have balconies overlooking gardens. Both twin bed and king size bedded rooms are available, as is a set of connecting rooms for families (one with twin beds and one with king bed).|
|Royal Grand Deluxe Room||45sqm||Eight Royal Grande Deluxe rooms provide the ultimate in elegance; all rooms have separate bathtub, shower and toilet room. Each Royal Grande deluxe room has a king bed and at least 45 square meters room size. All of these rooms have Jacuzzi and royal pool view balconies.|
Facilities and Services
- business center
- meeting facilities
- coffee shop
- poolside bar
- facilities for disable guests
- hot tub
- outdoor pool
- free Wi-Fi in all room
- free Wi-Fi in public area