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Dernier petit déjeuner à The Library.
Navette de l'hôtel à l'aéroport à 8h30.
Check in sans problèmes mais une fois arrivés à la porte d'embarquement on constate que l'avion a 25 min de retard.
On finit par embarquer dans un A320 direction Bangkok. Arrivée à 12h. On se dirige vers notre correspondance qui est aussi en …
Three core programs:
1. Health ,2. basic education and 3. higher education
but they also support non child health programs like Malaria and village health worker programs, as well as social enterprise grants
Team of 30 people in Chiang mai, in a lovely environmentally friendly compound supported by donors
They started in 2003 with …
Today wer went to a elephant farm!
There is a hole in the elephants neck that if water starts pouring out of it they start acting like a mad man! (so stay back) It means that there are getting ready to have a baby.
First we put bananas and sugar cane on to there mouth and they ate it. Then we talked with the tour guide.
El dia empezo con Andy saltando de la cama al bano a vomitar. Pobrecillo, con lo bien que iba sin ponerse malo. La noche anterior cenamos en un restaurante muy mono y la comida nos parecio riquisima, como siempre. Pero algo debia estar mal porque yo tampoco me he levantado muy catolica. Sera que ya estaba condicionada por el viaje del otro dia que …
Sickness is no fun at all. Annoyingly the only thing offered on the TV in our room was 2 blokes with no mates, smugly watching and discussing the Man Utd / Liverpool match in Thai. Not what I needed really when I was confined to bed and unable to even pop into a bar down the street. Luckily mobile technology came to the rescue and I managed to find …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
Very central location
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTamarind Village Chiang Mai
Historical Traveler Reviews Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
Great place to stay!
We stayed here June 14-18, 2005, and we enjoyed it very much. The rooms aren't luxurious, but were just fine for us and we enjoyed the atmosphere of the place very much. The rooms were clean, bed comfortable, laundry affordable, breakfast delicious, cashew chicken great, transportation anywhere by tuk-tuk available and cheap, location fantastic!
We had some mosquitos, but used a coil and had no problems after a couple the first night. We would stay there again. We had a basic room and paid nowhere near $135 a night!!!! Look on the discount sites.
Only problem I can think of would be if you were a "pool person". It was not the greatest. Maybe it had something to do with the rainy season.
I was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Chiang Mai is a village city and I didn't want to stay in one of the high-rise hotels that have no personality and no character. The Tamarind had plenty of atmosphere and charm. This is a village hotel; it is quaint, it is Thai, and has a lot of character.
The setting was lovely making one feel that one was away from the city. The gardens were very natural looking with large mature trees, heliconia etc. The pool, unfortunately, filled up with leaves as soon as there was a bit of a breeze which made it look less than clean.
I have stayed at this boutique hotel three times over two years. It's a little garden oasis in the city. The location is great. Not many nicer hotels in the old city-which is surrounded by beautiful wats (temples). If you don't stay in this area, your other main choice is in the tourist ghetto by the Ping river with all the package tourists.
I have just arrived back from my stay at the Tamarind Village.
Ideal location!! Close to temples and Sunday Street Market. Internet cafe across street. Beautiful open-air lobby with great staff. Concierge extremely helpful. Greatly enjoyed the room and amenities.
I agree with the post by the person who says you have to remember where you are to truly enjoy this hotel. The city is ancient.. so to be in a high rise hotel would just not be fitting.
Just came back from the Tamarind Village - the hotel grounds are kept very nice - although it would have been nice to have had a "wet paint" sign up the day I was checking out so my jacket could have avoided being painted when I sat down near the column. Also, the rooms are quite standard - nothing spectacular - stone cement floors - a rather uncomfortable mattress (no boxspring) and a lamp shade so large it was impossible to see your face in the mirror (unless you hunched over like Quaisimodo). Also the room, for the windows it had was quite dark - really not an ideal room to relax in. The pool could definitely be cleaned and updated as well. The orchids were spectacular though.
Remember that you are in the Old City
If you remember that you are staying in the center of an ancient city you will enjoy your stay at Tamarind village. The deluxe room is not spacious yet larger that the standard room. There are more windows and larger bathrooms. The property is an quiet reprive from the chaos of the old city. Be prepared for mosquitos! The staff seemed overworked from the constant flow of guest and wasn't as attentive as expected. Once again, remember where you are and you will enjoy your stay.