Photo: This should do nicely.

The Rim Resort Chiangmai

Classy Lanna style boutique

51/2 Arak Rd, Phra Singh T: (053) 903 999 F: (053) 903 998

The Rim Resort Chiangmai

Our rating:
4 stars, based on 1 expert review

There is a lot of completion in the boutique, Lanna style, four-star category, but the low-key, unassuming, yet classy Rim Resort gets our vote.

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Low season discounts and online booking rates make the rooms good value for money and we liked the relatively small size of the resort which conjures a friendly, intimate atmosphere and there’s an attention to detail perhaps lacking in some of the larger resorts.

Welcome to Northern Thailand.

Welcome to Northern Thailand. Photo: Mark Ord

Rim Resort Chiangmai offers a total of 36 rooms spread between three principal buildings named after local flowers, Chaba, Monta and Dahla. There was clearly only limited space available to the architect and the stairs, corridors and various blocks can get slightly confusing but any cramped feel is dispelled by plenty of garden areas and they’ve managed to find room for an attractive and decent-sized swimming pool.

In front is the reception and lobby area located in a renovated, old teak villa with plenty of dark varnished teak while to the left, facing the street, is their bar and restaurant. The pleasantly laid out and decorated restaurant is called the Canal, (although it faces the moat), and serves Thai and North Thai specialities as well as having an extensive cocktail and wine list.

Comfortable interiors.

Comfortable interiors. Photo: Mark Ord

Interiors of the rooms are a mixture of modern and Lanna styles—too much old varnished wood can get gloomy—and are bright, spacious and not over cluttered with decor. Furnishings are, as you’d expect, high quality and rooms are well-appointed. All come with balconies—some garden and others pool view—and deluxe options are correspondingly larger for the price. There’s also a top floor Junior Suite which sleeps four people.

WiFi seemed efficient, breakfast is complementary and additional extras include free, full minibar, a bottle of wine offered on checking in and free return airport transfers. Staff were friendly and helpful without being obsequious as they sometimes can be in this kind of place.

Shady well-kept grounds.

Shady well-kept grounds. Photo: Mark Ord

Finally, the location is satisfactory with a site towards the southwest corner of the inner moat road so within walking distance of most of Chiang Mai’s primary sights. As we said there’s a lot of choice in this style and price range but all things considered The Rim gets our vote.

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Last updated on 12th June, 2017.

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The Rim Resort Chiangmai

51/2 Arak Rd, Phra Singh
T: (053) 903 999 F: (053) 903 998
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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