Ruen Tamarind Restaurant


Tamarind Village

Tamarind Village

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Charming boutique hotel set in the heart of Chiang Mai

Set in the heart of historic Chiang Mai, the chic Tamarind Village is a charming boutique hotel designed in the traditional Lanna style. With just 42 rooms the hotel offers intimate settings for a city break and guest rooms which are simply yet elegantly furnished. All rooms overlook the courtyard gardens and the Tamarind tree which lies at the heart of the complex and from which the hotel has taken its name. Enjoy a selection of classic & northern Thai dishes at the Ruen Tamarind Restaurant, relax in the swimming pool and enjoy a treatment at the spa for a rejuvinating stay.

The Tamarind Village is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, and is a great base from which to explore Chiang Mai being within a short walk of the night bazaars and riverside restaurants. In addition, nearby attractions include temples and the Tha Pae Gate.

  • Cookery classes and cultural activities
  • Walking distance to local attractions
  • Lanna-style boutique hotel with traditionally styled rooms

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

City centre

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

Tamarind Village

  • City centre
  • Within historic Old Chiang Mai
1871 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1310
  • Very Good 434
  • Average 85
  • Poor 30
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 18, 2019

Excellent boutique hotel

Bourne, United Kingdom

Brilliant hotel with incredibly helpful staff set in the ancient part of Chiang Mai - definitely the place to be, we ventured outside the ancient moated area one night to visit the night bazaar and it was pretty horrendous, it could have been Benidorm. The Tamarind is so peaceful and has a family run vibe to it. Our suite was spacious, well equipped - amazing toiletries - we decided to upgrade at a discounted rate from a Lanna room which looked lovely but a little small with the extra bed for our daughter. The highly efficient and friendly front desk arranged a trip to the elephant sanctuary, a spa treatment (to make use of our discount voucher - massage was divine) and rearranged the time of our transport back to the airport with our tour operator - nothing was too much trouble. I read somewhere continental breakfast was included so was pleasantly surprised to find an egg station and cooked breakfast items, pancakes etc too - all delicious. We had lunch in the restaurant the day we arrived which was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. The hotel offers a peaceful activity every afternoon and a free temple walking tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It is set in beautifully laid out gardens (candle lit in the evenings) and a lovely pool area facing the restaurant. We visited on the eve of Thailand’s New Year when the Songkran Water festival was in full swing outside the hotel - water fights galore - brilliant wash all the bad luck away apparently. We regretted only booking 2 nights at the Tamarind during our 3 centre trip to Thailand - if you are visiting Chiang Mai don’t stay anywhere else.
Apr 14, 2019

Serene retreat in the middle of old town

New Orleans, Louisiana

Amazing hotel. It is just what I had pictured a Thai hotel to look like. The rooms surround several quiet picturesque courtyards. The breakfast buffet was great and was served by the pool every day. Rooms are clean and well kept. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating The hotel is in a very convenient location in old town, with many shops and restaurants just outside the door. It was remarkable to me how quiet and peaceful the hotel was but if u want to be amidst the hustle and bustle its right outside your doorstep. Didn’t eat at the restaurant except for breakfast, as we were always out and about in the city and ate elsewhere but menu looked great Are people seriously complaining about the pictures on the wall and the gift shop? I guess I focused on other things that seemed more important. To me this hotel was excellent and I would stay here again next time.
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Tamarind Village


Tamarind Boutique

The Tamarind Boutique is located just next to the reception area and offers a unique selection of design items, jewelery, clothing and artifacts sourced from around the region.

Village Spa

The Village Spa is a serene sanctuary for guests to relax and be pampered in, offering perfect privacy and tranquility within one of the six treatment rooms. The spa uses only the finest herbal ingredients drawn from the Lanna Thai heritage of natural healing.

Sports & Entertainment

The hotel offers a complimentary daily walking tour of the areas historic sites and offers cultural activities for guests to join such as umbrella painting, flower garland weaving and a hill tribe weaving demonstration, which are available at a supplement.

Swimming Pool

The hotel features a swimming pool lined with sun loungers for your enjoyment.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the Hotel

Tamarind Village

Room Types

Lanna Deluxe

Lanna Deluxe Rooms are more spacious and feature a small balcony or terrace where you can sit and enjoy pleasant courtyard views. Located on the first and second floors all are decorated to a very high standard and feature hand-made lacquer boxes and embroidered tribal caps creating an elegant ambiance found throughout the hotel. In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.


Lanna Rooms are located on the first and second floors of the hotel and feature pleasant garden courtyard views. Decorated to a very high standard all feature hand-made lacquer boxes and embroidered tribal cap to create an elegant ambiance whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Tamarind Village

Food & Drink

Ruen Tamarind Restaurant

Ruen Tamarind Restaurant

Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering Thai and international dishes in the stylish setting of Ruen Tamarind. Dine indoors or outdoors on the pool terrace and take in the ambiance of this cozy cafe-style restaurant. Tamarind Village also boasts a selection of authentic Northern Thai dishes, and a unique menu designed by resident chef.

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