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This serene boutique hotel in Chiang Mai's old town, accessed down a bamboo-lined entrance, is set up around a series of quiet courtyards, the main one of which is home to a 200-year old tamarind tree.
The village is made up of 42 guestrooms and three suites, all clean-cut and simple in design with striking touches of local tribes in the patterned fabrics and carved wooden details. Each room has a private bathroom and views, while superior accommodation offers a balcony or courtyard terrace, a marble bathroom and more intricate pieces and local artefacts. The most exclusive and spacious of the lot, the Spa Suite, boasts an outdoor shower and large private terrace overlooking the tamarind tree on one side, and an ancient pagoda on the other.
Tamarind Village is the perfect base from which to exploring the surrounding ancient temples and shopping streets of Chiang Mai, and is just a ten-minute walk from the night market and riverside restaurants. Alternatively, while away your days at Tamarind relaxing in the outdoor pool, indulging in the spa or even try your hand at cultural activities such as umbrella painting and Thai cooking classes. You wont be able to resist an opportunity to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen once you've sampled the authentic delicacies and family recipes at the hotels own Ruen Restaurant.