I stayed in BaanBooLOoin March and I must say it was a great choice. First of all, it was really well located as not right in the busy centre but at walking distance of it.
Breakfast was the best one I had in Thailand. It was different every day and fruit were ripe and fresh, which was not the case in all the hotels I stayed in later during my trip.
The room was very original in the Thaï style, and very comfortable with a good fan and mosquito nets. It was a pleasure to wake up with the birds singing in all the surrounding trees.
But the cherry on the cake was the owner and staff. I was travelling alone and being welcomed by the Banbaloo team was really great. They made me feel at ease and safe from the first day. They not only took good care of me but also of my baby :-) I was one month pregnant when I arrived there with a few nausea and pregnancy inconveniences. Every day I received different fruit for breakfast, plus fresh coconut milk as the owner told me it is said to be very good for the baby in Thailand :-)
On my last night, I had dinner with the staff and they blew a Thaï balloon, which is to whish health and luck for the baby. I was crying with emotions as I felt it was so kind of them.
So, all in all, if you want a cosy place with a family feeling and a kind staff, don't hesitate a minute!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Baanbooloo Traditional Thai Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai