Located in Wat Gate, one of Chiang Mai’s older districts made up with a mosaic of cultures and religions, Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is a luxuriously cosy boutique that’s a stone’s throw away from the city’s top tourist spots like the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Walking Street, Ping River, Warorot Market and the flower market.
Its 30 rooms all seem to travel back in time with traditional Lanna designs fused with colonial style, creating the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Guests can expect generous living areas, high ceilings and wooden floors, a spacious bathroom housing a separate rain-shower room and a terrace or balcony.
Its premier room, the Puripunn Grand Suite, even features a private pool with a Jacuzzi bathtub and his and hers washbasins. Parents travelling with children are recommended to stay in the Puripunn Family Room with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Its restaurants also offer a taste of authenticity from century-old recipes to Royal Thai cuisine and Lanna traditional foods like khao soy (curry noodles), sai aou (sausage) and jinn tord (deep-fried pork or chicken). Guests can also retreat to the pool lounge for something lighter to end a day of exploration.
A fitness room and swimming pool are available for more active visitors; while those looking to unwind can book an afternoon off at the Sala Spa, where they can find traditional treatments like Thai Hot Herbal Compress, aromatic therapies and Royal Thai massages with tropical herbs, botanical fruits and other local ingredients. www.puripunn.com