Chiang Mai has earned the tag of the ‘The Rose of the North’ and is renowned in Thailand for its rich history, beautiful scenery and the charm and friendliness of the local people. Whether you choose to stay in the city or in the surrounding countryside, the area is a delight to visit and a stay in one of the boutique hotels listed will provide you with a memorable experience.
City or countryside?
We would just like to point out the difference between the city of Chiang Mai and the province of Chiang Mai. Some websites list their hotels as being in the middle of Chiang Mai which can be misleading because being in the centre of Chiang Mai province is very different to being in the centre of the city of Chiang Mai. For that reason, we have divided our listings into 4 separate areas of Chiang Mai: Old Town, Downtown, City and Countryside.
You may notice various references to ‘Lanna style’ throughout this website. Chiang Mai people are justifiably proud of their culture and heritage which marks the region as very distinct from other parts of Thailand. The ancient northern kingdom of ‘Lan Na‘ (‘Land of a million rice fields’) has over 700 years of history and up until the early 1900s the region remained largely independent. Influences from Burma, Laos and China can be found in Chiang Mai’s temples, art and architecture and this Lanna style is reflected in many of the boutique hotels listed on this site.
High season & low season
Hotel rates are often higher during the period from November-February which is the tourist high season in Thailand. Some hotels may also charge an additional premium for stays over Christmas and New Year which may include a compulsory fee for a gala dinner.Overseas and Thai tourists flock to Chiang Mai to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year Water Festival. The Songkran Festival takes place in mid-April (normally April 13th-15th) and rooms usually fill up quickly and higher rates may apply. The same is true for the enchanting Loy Krathong Festival in November and advance booking is recommended in both instances.Discounted rates are often available during the low season which is roughly from July-October and corresponds with the rainy season in much of Thailand, including Chiang Mai.Terms & ConditionsThis website acts as a source of information for boutique hotels in Chiang Mai and does not handle bookings directly. If you make a booking via this website, you are bound by the terms and conditions of the company who you made the booking with (e.g. Agoda) and any questions or queries in connection with bookings or payment should be directed to them.