At Niman is designed and set up beautifully. Each room is decorated differently and has a quiet serene atmosphere. At the same time it's easy to want to be in the common areas as they are open to the outdoors or out by the pool. The breakfast was delicious. In fact, two mornings we were leaving earlier than breakfast is served; they gave us beautiful, freshly prepared boxed lunches. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
The name of this residence is very unassuming... the location is magnificent - amidst the hustle, bustle and colourful plus convenient Niman. Just 15-20 mins away from the airport (with a bit of jam along the way)!
The room I had was just next to the pool and dining area. Super convenient. Room was well appointed, large and very comfortable. A little like a hotel, but more like a home.
Breakfast was great - though I had to make a decision on what to have the day before.
Thankfully and thoughtfully the reception and rooms are mainly on the 2nd floor, away from the street noise... and a wonderful bar - Caravan!
Yes I will be back at this residence and yes I would recommend it to my friends who are looking for a retreat yet want to absorb the charm of Chiang Mai.
I got recommended by a friend so took a chance. For the same price as a giant major group 4 star hotel I got a gem you simply run out of words for. Just 9 boutique rooms, everyone unique. I was in 203 which has a chandelier on the balcony overlooking the pool. The owner, Me, and his #1 staff, Joy, are amazing people. You could not be made to feel anymore special. They care. The large rooms have great modern bathrooms. Everything top notch. For a small extra, breakfast is included and there is a huge menu to choose from. Because they only have 9 rooms, you need to order breakfast the night before. Absolutely worth it for what I got. You have breakfast poolside in a lovely garden. Very quiet and very peaceful. They have a tea/coffee room whee you can make espresso 24/7. There is also an amazing bar, Caravan, on the ground level of At Niman. As good a bar as you will find in Chiang Mai. For us oldies, they even have a dj playing vinyl. Great atmosphere. Prices are about what you pay anywhere similar. One thing to watch out for is access. Being basically a 4 story house, there is no lift. Fine for me but not with any difficulty with stairs. That I see as the only caution. It is walking distance to 1 Nimman, 2 7/11 and hundreds on cafes & restaurants. Me, the owner, or Joy will happily help with recommendations. What lovely people they are. You are "in their house" and treated as special unlike an 800 room hotel.
We arrived around 7.30pm and checked in to room 103 at front of the property with direct pool access our the front door. The room was decorated tastefully and all the little quirky details made us excited for our upcoming stay of three nights. We did here a little music when we went to bed, but it didn’t worry us at all. The next morning we had our pre-ordered breakfast but with additional fruit, small sweets and Chinese donuts. Breakfast each day was lovely. We came back from our first morning out to a surprise bottle of wine and a card apologising for the bar noise the previous night. The staff have been very kind and courteous and helpful. The hotel is conveniently located to many food joints and bars and not far to the old city. I would definitely stay again.
Very pleasant experience staying here with a very pretty and cosy room. They also offered a pretty pool, 24 hour tea and coffee bar and free DVD section where you can pick a movie and watch it in your own room. Breakfast was only alright though as it was served a little cold and staff didn't seem very friendly or willing to share information about the city. As we were staying on the second floor at the unit closest to the breakfast area, we could also hear the sounds of cutlery every morning during breakfast.