Our tour group booked us (in 5 rooms) in this hotel as we were told other hotels were fully booked on this Lunar New Year 2012 week.
We stayed from 22-24 Jan 2012 and again upon returning from Chiang Rai on 25 Jan2012.
The first impression upon arrival was pleasant as the hotel's cozy lobby was quiet and nice pleasant surroundings with pool and trees.
The checking in was unfortunately a bit chaotic and staff were disorganized. Room and bath area are spacious. Amenities are a bit dated.
The mattress bed is very hard and a bit uncomfortable to sleep on if you don't like firm bed.
The water pressure at the shower area in 4 rooms are inconsistent and thus the hot water temperature was not easy to control and noisy-perhaps from the faulty water pump. The shower head placement was a bit high and not user friendly.Toiletries provided are very basic.
On early morning 24 Jan, 3 rooms experienced no hot water-we have to take cold shower in the 'winter' morning. One of the toilet in one of the room was faulty too, unable to flush!
We requested to move to another different room on 25 Jan when we return again and the staff agreed. Unfortunately on 25 Jan 2012, evening when we re-check-in again, the 5 rooms arrangement that was promised to us were given to other customers. We were not happy as the staff do not apologize. 3 of the rooms are again located on the same block and floor with faulty water heater.
This is a boutique hotel, not a 5 star international standard hotel. There are many other better hotels within Chiang Mai. The restaurant is opposite the road-DECK 1 by the Mae Ping river bank. Ambience was ok, Small size. Breakfast is very basic. Buffet style. The porridge served on all 3 mornings were miserable and look too watery. Fried rice was basic too. Pastas or noodles are edible but below average standards.Other than that there are some breads, fruits, bacon, sausage, eggs counter. Coffee & tea. 90% of the breakfast menu is the same daily. Staff service at DECK 1 need improvement, they are not attentive and very hard to get simple service.
The spa ambience at this hotel is only average and pricey for Chiang Mai, Thailand standard. Depending on your luck on how good masseurs that you get. Not all masseurs are good here.Two hour Thai Body massage or aromatherapy with some light foot scrub is 1800 Baht before tax.
This hotel can be ok for dry season but not for heavy rainy season as the blocks are not inter-connected and certain area do not have roof shelter-you will get wet in rainy season when returning to room or crossing over to the restaurant or getting out from the car at the entrance.
The choice is yours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come into RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand and experience entering a different world. Housed in a 140 years old antique Thai teak wood home in the Wat Ket Community. The resort is ideally situated near the historical Ping River and overlooking the majestic Doi Suthep Mountain within the heart of Chiang Mai city.Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort, the boutique hotel resort situated in the heart of Chiang Mai City, only 5-10 minutes walk to the Night Bazaar and 15 minutes from the airport, offering four categories of 35 luxurious deluxe and suite rooms, embellished and decorated with modern setting and stylish antiques. All rooms are decked with private verandas and ceiling fans overlooking swimming pools with Doi Suthep Mountain and Ping River views.Facilities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-equipped Wellness Spa, Fitness and Yoga Studio, Outdoor Swimming Pool and a trendy resort's restaurant, Deck1 Exotic Scene and Cuisine (Riverfront restaurant).Whether you are looking for a wonderful retreat or a perfect getaway, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is a perfect holiday destination for you. RarinJinda has more than what others can offer. An award winning fully equipped boutique resort with the most complete spa in the northern region located in the distinctive architecture, permeated by the comfortable ambiance of days gone by, in the centre of the charming community, providing the calm and tranquil atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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