Tucked at the very bottom of Nimman St. soi 12, the hotel looked like many other apartment buildings in Chiang Mai. Once you step inside, however, you'll find the most charming decoration and helpful staff of At Pingnakorn.
We stayed here over the Christmas weekend in a two bedroom suite on the 5th floor (504). Our suite was nicely decorated like everywhere else in this hotel. I must mention here that I love all the paintings -- all of them depicting the Northern flora and fauna and sceneries/lifestyle.
The main purpose for this trip is to visit the Royal Flora Ratchapruk which was just fantastic. It's very well done and I highly recommend it. We also went up to Doi Suthep, visited Bhubing Palace (really beautiful roses) and pay homage to Buddha's relics at Doi Suthep Temple. The weather was wonderful, slightly chilly.
Night times are shopping time and the hotel is just a short walk from Chiang Mai's hip shopping street. Many tempting restaurants and stylish shops lined both sides of Nimmanhaeminda. There are walking streets on weekends as well - Saturday at Wua Lai street and Sunday at Ta Pae. I'm not a big fan of walking streets. Too many people and same old touristy stuff. Good experience for those who've never been to one, though.
One last thing that must be mentioned about the hotel is their famous breakfast. I have yet to see worthy rivals. They serve truly delicious Northern style breakfast like kanom chin nam ngiao as well as more common Thai style kao tom, fried patongko and also really fresh salads, fried eggs & bacon.
I love the place and will surely come back!
P.S. pillows are a bit too hard for my liking.
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