• Ruen Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Village

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.

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Location Type
City centre
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Tripadvisor rating 1930 Reviews

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 45 rooms

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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Tamarind Village

  • City centre
  • Within historic Old Chiang Mai
1930 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1356
  • Very Good 445
  • Average 85
  • Poor 31
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Nov 12, 2019

Tranquil paradise in the heart of the city

Gloucester, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 4 nights whilst on honeymoon and had the loveliest time. The staff make this hotel so special, they are attentive, helpful and speak excellent English. The village has traditional rustic charm. Above all the small personal details made the experience so special - not only small touches in our room but also cultural afternoon activities and an organised tour of the city temples. If you are visiting Chiang Mai this hotel is a must!
Nov 05, 2019

Tamarind Suite #4101 - 19 - 24 Oct 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I chose Tamarind Village because it is located at the Old City of Chiang Mai hence we able to enjoy the Sunday Night Market. Tamarind also the largest hotel establishment at the area hence able to offer bigger room size. Around May 2019, I booked Tamarind Suite on regular rate. By Sep, they are offering promotions for the Suites hence communicated with the Reservation Team and we secured the promo rate (they offered Spa Suite, but I wasn't keen with outdoor shower). The promotion rate gave so many discounts which worked wonderful for us because we every night with dine and enjoy massage at the spa. Our daily laundry also enjoyed discounted rate. The promo also covered the airport transfer for us. Tamarind Hotel doesn't look like a hotel from outside because of the long entrance to the hotel. We love the entrance that covered with bamboo tree and light up at night. I informed that my husband is allergic to synthetic chemical hence they can't use any air freshener or synthetic bug spray in the room. The request was really taken care off. All of our laundry came back with no 'fake' perfume smell from soap or fabric softener. Because there's not much rooms in the hotel, the staffs able to focus to the guests and their requests. There's a problem with the shower drainage, we informed in the morning, when we return around 5pm, all fixed. Our Tamarind Suite is on the ground floor, corner, quiet. We saw the squirrel running up and down the 200 years old Tamarind tree daily. The suite size is perfect for our 4 big luggage. Huge bathroom with double vanity, dressing table, shower, and bathtub. The restaurant is lovely, great food, and my husband loves 2 gentlemen who perform a great acoustic songs. The spa is the BEST that we ever experienced. Yes, Tamarind Spa is expensive compare to the massage prices outside the hotel. But, we found our fave masseuses, these 2 ladies relief our tired and aching muscles every night. We lived in South East Asia for a long time so we are used to Thai / Chinese massage, and these 2 ladies are so talented, so good, I would like to keep their identity secret. I always love small hotel group especially local hotel group as they able to the authentic local personality and atmosphere into their property and service. Tamarind Village really show case Chiang Mai's hospitality that is different from Bangkok and other parts of Thailand. We are planning to return to Chiang Mai and definitely will be at Tamarind Village again.
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Tamarind Village


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Swimming Pool

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

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Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the Hotel

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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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