Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort Review
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I have written several posts about Chiang Mai and the beauty of this city, and I can literally write countless more. This place in Northern Thailand has got me returning over and over again to experience more of what its colorful culture, breathtaking nature, and vibrant streets have to offer.
In my latest come-back trip to Chiang Mai, we stayed in a hotel called Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort (hotel info), which was opened in December 2016, courtesy of The Tourism Authority of Thailand. Although it sounds like a hotel where only couples would enjoy staying in, I loved everything about this fancy hotel from the very first day of arrival until check-out—and no, I was not bitter!
About Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
The designers of Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort took inspiration from the Lan Na Kingdom, a monarchy that lasted from the 13th to 18th century in Thailand. The hotel’s unique charm comes from its traditional aesthetic, with furniture made from wood and rattan, accented with local textiles.
The buildings in the property all look very old-fashioned, akin to the Spanish colonial homes in the Philippines, but every corner was crafted to perfection, luxury, and elegance.
Part of what makes this resort so spectacular and, well, “romantic”, is its location. Situated near Ping River, and located just a mere five minutes’ walk away from the market, it stands between a balance of seclusion and accessibility. Furthermore, Na Nirand is just a tuktuk ride away from landmarks like Chiang Mai Old City, a major tourist destination.
The resort was an enthralling trip for us, who traveled all the way from Manila to Bangkok and from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
It appeared and felt like a really classy living room of a mansion, with the soft sofas. The reception desk and the shelf behind it were lighted, and above us was a hanging chandelier that emphasized the height of the ceiling. The staff spoke to us in English and led us to our respective rooms right away.
Na Nirand has three types of accommodation: deluxe rooms, corner suites, and riverfront colonial suites.
Their most “basic” room is called the Romantic Lanna Deluxe, which features colorful, hand-woven cloth headboards upon a large, comfortable bed; shiny wood tile floor, a glass shower pod, and a flat screen HDTV.
The earthy colors of the room contrast greatly with the hung picture frames, which showcase local textiles. The large window lets in a comfortable amount of sunlight, and a huge dose of fresh Chiang Mai air.
The Riverfront Cuisine and Bar offer local dishes and drinks.
Guests may choose to dine on the first floor, with its elegant wooden interior and peaceful setting. Meanwhile, there are also tables in the rooftop, which serves as a bar. Seats on this level offer a gorgeous view of the surroundings, including the silently flowing Ping River.
The main highlights of the Na Nirand resort (hotel info) is its Rice Barn and Pool Bar. The Pool is lined with trees, so swimming here is a relaxing treat. Meanwhile, the Rice Barn may be used a function room.
This facility is already so marvelous in the morning, but much more during nighttime, when the Barn and Pool are lit up.
Another facility is the Huan Kammung, a lounge of sorts. Inside this cozy building is a mini library and a number of seats where guests can relax. The Huan Kammung may also be converted into a function room. Guests may also expect Na Nirand Spa to open soon.
Departure and final verdict
To be honest, the departure was a bit difficult for me. It was really hard to leave a resort that is as beautiful as Na Nirand!
As we expected, the staff were as courteous as the first day, and checking out was as seamless as checking in. We did not experience any inconvenience during the span of our stay. Although as a foodie, I would have preferred more dining options, that was not a problem as the market was just a few minutes away.
Despite being a “romantic boutique resort”, Na Nirand was perfect for any kind of traveler—be it solo travelers, barkadas, or people such as myself, whose first love is food. The property’s pretty and relaxing ambiance, as well as its perfect location near the Ping River and the city centers, makes it a sort of safe haven in the middle of an already perfect, traditional city.
Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
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Address: 1/1 Soi 9, Charoenprathet Road, Changklan, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Phone: +66 62 875 2401
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