travelled there as a couple in late january - it was a great and very unique experience staying at the Bambooloo.
The place is basically a (nice!) garden in a quiet area of Chiang Mai city, with a open-air reception/cafe-area and a few wooden huts (the rooms).
It is pretty much unique in that it is so much open-air, i liked that very much - however consider well which time you go there and the wheather.at the time - i guess it can be a bit nerve-racking when you are there and its raining for most of the time.
the host-family and staff are very nice and friendly and for the most part helpful - it was however difficult in the evening to arrange a tuk-tuk or taxi at the place, we tried for about half an hour waiting in the cafe/reception-area to no avail. its location is simply to much in a small cul-de-sac sideroad no Tuk-Tuk would be driving by.....
room itself was great - very very unique and nicely decorated, everything very clean.
the temperate was just perfect at the time we stayed there - for the heat of the summer they have fans in the rooms.
big nice bathroom with a big bath-tub and seperate shower.
location is close the airport in the northwestern corner of the city. the distance to the city center is still walkable - to the nightmarket you need a Tuk-Tuk.....
note: its in a small cul-de-sac sideroad of another sideroad - quite hard to find for taxi-drivers. when we arrived in Chiang Mai airport, the driver had no idea where it was and had to asked a couple neighbors to point him in the direction of the Baanbooloo.
Also one needs to be aware that -- as this is a mostly open-air place - there are mosquitos, especially in the evening there are lots of them - so bring your mosquito-repellent, and wear long sleeves if it isnot too hot.
all in all: this is a very nice, friendly and unique yet a bit pricy (relatively) B&B. Not the right thing for everybody, but i enjoyed it very much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique small Thai country village style guesthouse with surrounding wooden villas, hammocks, country garden, outdoor lounges with lots of arts and wood carvings. Visitors should be aware that this is a very natural setting. There are many kinds of creatures in the gardens Some bathrooms are semi open air and mosquitos are omnipresent as in the most part of Chiang Mai. We use mosquito netting in bedrooms as well as using air-conditioning, fans and mosquito repellents and creams free of charge. Guests are advised to wear loose fitting clothing with long sleeves and leg coverings in the early mornings and early evenings or to use a good strength anti mosquito spray. Sunny daytimes are mostly mosquito free. Hard to believe but BaanBooLOo Village seems completely cut off from the noise of the city centre yet is only 15 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport. It is without question the quietest location in all of central Chiang Mai. We are in the central historic Old City Inner Moat area just 5 minutes walk from the major landmark Wat Pra Singh temple known by all in Chiang Mai. We provide a comprehensive and hearty Thai and International breakfast from 7am until 10am. We do cater for early start breakfasts and special dietary needs. Guests are recommended to discuss any special needs upon check-in. We have a quiet policy after 10pm as these are wooden houses and respect for neighbours is paramount. We also have an outdoor late lounge area with music and drinks until around midnight which is separate from guest rooms to avoid sleep disturbance. There are late night bars, jazz club and eateries all within 20 minutes walk or a short tuk tuk ride for around 100 baht. Most venues are open until around 1am. A handful are open until the early hours. Our concierge service includes helping guests to plan activities/spas/trekking plus advice on events in and around the city. This service is impartial and is included in the room charge. We would never recommend tourist service companies with animal cruelty reputations. BaanBooLOo Village is a 'green' environmentally friendly organisation evolving gradually. Our long term goal is to create a green oasis in the form of a living museum in the historic old city walls. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Expedia so you can book your BaanBooLOo Village reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Baanbooloo Traditional Thai Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai