Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, only a 3-minute walk from Wat Phra Singh, Baan Boo Loo is a wonderful guest house focused on nature and northern Thai tradition. Surrounded by fast-growing bamboo and with views of Doi Suthep, Baan Boo Loo succeeds in making you forget you’re in downtown Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city.
Each guesthouse, built using teak wood, is elegantly decorated in traditional Lanna style, furthering the village feel. With Wat Prasat located next door, just beyond the jungle-like trees, you can sometimes hear monks chanting in the mornings.
We stayed in a 60-year-old converted rice barn suite and the inside was full of luxury. The open air construction let a gentle breeze through, and a mosquito net covered a very comfortable queen-sized bed.
Seating areas both inside and out were comfortable and relaxing. The highlight, though, was the large bathroom with its deep soaker bathtub and the accompanying selection of bath products.
Baan Boo Loo keeps it simple and pays attention to detail. Rooms are equipped with a safe for your belongings, fans and an air conditioning unit, and a soothing mosquito repellent lotion. Wireless internet is included and the signal was consistent and strong.
Khun Adisak, the owner, and Khun Orr, the manager, will take good care of you. From ensuring you have clear directions to their guest house after you make your booking to preparing a delicious breakfast in the morning, it’s an absolute pleasure to stay at Baan Boo Loo.
For our special occasion, we were treated to a traditional Thai dinner, using fresh home-grown ingredients from Khun Orr’s garden. Our vegan diet was no problem at all, and we’re confident that any special request could be handled by the kitchen.
Overall, Baan Boo Loo has perfected the combination of simplicity, comfort and northern Thai tradition. It has all the necessary amenities to make your stay an enjoyable one, and has the added benefit of giving guests the experience of living in a typical Lanna home.