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BaanBooLOo Village
Ranked #7 of 826 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

my friend and I spent 4 nights in the BaanBooLOo Guest House - lucky us - we were able to spend our nights in two different rooms, both extremely different. Outside baths and showers in secluded areas of the accommodation and such clean and comfortable sleeping - no television or radio, back to basics and so relaxed. Everyone who was staying there from many different countries exchanged thoughts and were able to exchange experiences of their day in Chiang Mai - no flash fittings - it was back to basics - will not forget our super trip and we both would love the people who are looking for something different in their lives (living as a thai) to try this -this is the place - I wish other countries could show you the same experience

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

After traveling in India and Thailand for over a month, I can say that my stay at BaanBooLoo was the most welcoming, delightful experience I've had in any place. It's set in a peaceful enclave of the Old City, and when you're there you feel you could be in a little village somewhere, rather than a couple of blocks away from the city traffic,

But above all, even more delightful than the authentic, traditional Thai setting of the guest house, where each room has its unique flavor, is the warmly welcoming spirit that you feel when you stay here. My second day here, one of the managers, Orn, supervised a little Thai cooking class in the afternoon, and as I got back that evening, I was invited to partake in an unbelievably delicious fare which had been prepared by Orn and other guests that day.

The staff clearly love what they do, and they genuinely seem more interested in sharing the gracious spirit of traditional Thai culture with guests - massage, meditation, cooking and overall friendliness - rather than making money from you. There is a fridge and kitchen in the public space stocked with everything you might want to snack on, freely available, just using the honor system. What a lovely, trusting place!

If you want to watch TV or sunbathe by a swimming pool during your stay in Chiang Mai, don't come here. But if you want an experience of authentic Thai hospitality, filled with warmth and generosity, I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Room Tip: Staying in the Poh-Lieng suite was a fabulous experience
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We stayed at BaanBooLoo for 9 days, a familiy of five. Very nice and quiet place in the heart of Chiang Mai, but most of all incredibly good people running the place. If you go there you have to use time with Orn, Adisak and the rest of the crue - it gives an extra dimension to your stay in Chiang Mai and knowledge of Thai life and culture. We went giving food to monks, went for a monk chat, spend time at markeds and made Thai food - all together with Orn (in additon to all "traditional" things to do in Chiang Mai).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Amazing Time at chiang mai thanks to banbooloo team and gorgeous place

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We stayed here for a week leading up to Christmas 2011 with our child and friends of ours (another family, with two children). Having travelled throughout Thailand on our trip, we all now look back at our stay in Baanbooloo as the absolute highlight of our time in Thailand.

The accommodation is totally charming, and the location in a quiet laneway in the old city was excellent.

Our children were made very welcome, and Lek in particular always had a smile for them.

Breakfast was great - tasty, intimate, relaxing - we missed it when we moved on to a bigger resort- style stay in Phuket. We also really missed having Orn on hand to answer all our travel questions, help us with booking and designing day trips, and to teach us about Thai culture.

The cooking class with Orn was a fantastic day for all the adults in our party, while the kids were free to enjoy the lovely gardens of Baanbooloo. I particularly recall how relaxed and laid back the children were at this stage of our stay. Baanbooloo was like a remedy for all the stress built up from our incredibly busy and over-stimulating lives back home.

I would highly recommend this guesthouse to travellers looking for an alternative to hotel accommodation.



  • Stayed: December 2011
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Additional Information about BaanBooLOo Village

Address: 5 Soi 3Kor, Intawaroroj 3 Road | Sriphoom, Amphur Meuang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (Formerly BaanBooLOo Traditional Thai Guest House)
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Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 826 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $224 - $606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BaanBooLOo Village 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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Baanbooloo Traditional Thai Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai

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