Discover Ping Nakara

In the early 1900s Chiang Mai was at the centre of a thriving teak industry. Foreign managers oversaw logging concessions throughout the forests of Northern Thailand. With the help of local labour and hardy elephants they performed their arduous and dangerous work, extracting teak logs and floating them downstream for grading and sale.

Today the teak wallahs are gone. But the river and forestry station remain, and the relaxed ambiance of Chiang Mai city is just as enticing as ever. The Ping Nakara takes inspiration from these times past with an intimate hotel built in the elegant colonial style of the period.

The hotel’s graceful gingerbread architecture is accented by hand-carved fretwork and creates a cool and restful environment. Throughout the nineteen rooms you’ll find thoughtful use of natural materials and a distinctive yet practical style. This sophisticated design is matched by relaxed yet professional service, providing a welcoming retreat for the traveller.

We know that choosing accommodation can be hard. So we are pleased to offer you an assurance that our hotel is every bit as good as we say. Once you arrive at the hotel, if you feel that it is not quite right for you, or that it does not match what is shown on our website, we will gladly refund 100% of your deposit.

Best Rate Guarantee

Book directly with us to be assured of the best available rate. If you find a lower rate elsewhere, we will refund the difference.

Our Awards

  • Good Design Award 2013 (Japan)
  • Top 25 Small Hotels in Thailand 2013 (TripAdvisor)
  • Top 25 Hotels in Asia 2012 (TripAdvisor)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Service in Thailand 2012 (TripAdvisor)
  • PM Gold Award—Thematic Idea & Culture (Thailand Boutique Awards 2011)
  • Finalist Award Winner in Functional Creations (PM'S Creative Award)
  • Travellers' Choice 2011 - Top 10 Hotels for Romance in Asia (TripAdvisor)
  • Recommended Design Hotel Award (I-Design Magazine)

The Nakara Spa

Within the hotel you'll find the Nakara Spa, with a full offering of holistic health and relaxation. More...

Explore

Step inside and learn about the architecture and background of our beautiful hotel and the city we're in. More...

Picture Gallery

Ping Nakara inside and out, as captured by our photographer. Look around before or after your visit. More...