Great pool and garden setting
Though room rates are slightly on the high side, a very good location, great garden and comfortable, pleasantly decorated rooms make Karinthip Village an all-round good deal in Chiang Mai’s midrange category.
Karinthip, down a quiet soi off Chiang Moi Road, was established back when real estate in this part of town wasn’t at such a premium, so the low-key resort is well spread out with a good sized pool and garden, and spacious restaurant and reception.
A large restaurant sits immediately on the left upon entering, plus tables and chairs are set up around the pool behind reception. Their swimming pool is a particularly attractive one with an abundance of loungers and a lush, jacaranda-filled garden separating it from the accommodation blocks.
The latter are in a kind of two-storey horseshoe shape around the garden. Ground floor rooms have small seating areas outside though certain ones behind larger trees or clumps of vegetation can be slightly gloomy. Second floor rooms are bright though have the access corridors at the front and windows looking towards the exterior—a slightly odd design feature, though the interiors are excellent.
Beds are good and there’s the minimum necessary wooden furniture plus minibar, safe, cable TV and air-con in all rooms, as well as decent hot shower bathrooms. Deluxe are perhaps slightly larger but definitely better decorated.
Check which room you’re getting or splurge a couple of hundred baht extra on a deluxe. Be sure to shop around online for a discounted rate.
Address: 50-52 Chiang Moi Khao Rd, Chiang Moi
T: (053) 874 302;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º59'43.12" E, 18º47'27.2" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||2,200 baht||2,500 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,400 baht||2,800 baht|
|Family room||4,500 baht||5,500 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||6,000 baht||8,000 baht|
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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