Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is one of the many boutique hotels that you can find in Chiang Mai. It is an intimate small luxury property with a total of 30 rooms designed, constructed and inspired by contemporary Lanna-Oriental architectural style, a traditional home design found primarily in Northern Thailand during colonial period.
Since Lanna Thai heritage is famous for cultural splendor and very rich history, Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel goal is to share the cultural value of their home-town while staying with them.
From the time I arrived at the main entrance, I immediately noticed the cultural experiences that the hotel offers. The style, design and character of the hotel brought me to the historical past of Chiang Mai. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by their staffs wearing traditional clothes.
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel got its name from the words ìBuriî and ìPunnî. The first word means ìtownî or ìcityî while the latter means ìto shareî.
The reception is in the corner of the main building. Upon introducing myself and presenting my passport, the receptionist who assisted me gave me my room key along with other hotel vouchers which I can use during my duration of stay with them. She also explained to me that they can provide a tuktuk service if I want to go anywhere within the town proper.
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel provided me complimentary stay in their Superior room. They have 16 of this kind of room and it measures 38 sq. meter. These large rooms, on the second or third floors, come with a private veranda and daybed, a seating area, a spacious bedroom with a king-size or twin beds, and an ensuite with bathtub and separate rain shower.
Each room in Puripunn feature walls in deep earth colors with dark wood flooring just like the colonial-period house. Each room also has a private balcony with a wonderful view of their tree-filled courtyard and pool as it is in the center of the property. What I love in their rooms is that you have the option to use the ceiling fan instead of the aircondition unit if itís too cold at night.
View from my room
This boutique hotel also offer amenities in their rooms like TV, DVD Player, Safety deposit box, hair-dyer, complimentary tea and coffee maker facilities, complimentary wi-fi access throughout the hotel and bottled water(replenished daily).
They also have personalized card for their guest with details about the room along with some traditional Thai desserts and fruits. They also decorated the room with real flowers creating a very lovely ambiance inside the room.
The room also has a separate working station if you need to finish some online work and a small sofa set if you donít want to stay in the bed.
The bathroom in their Superior Room is quite small compared to other hotel, it only have enough space to move around. Nevertheless, I can say that they did an amazing job in designing the bathroom. What I love in their bathroom is the sink! It has a rounded basin shape with a very intricate colorful design. They also use copper like metal in their faucet and shower head adding a vintage look in the bathroom.
Breakfast ñ Punna Cafe
The room that Puripunn gave me comes with buffet breakfast. The breakfast is daily serve at Punna CafÈ, a bright and airy wood-lined dining area on the second floor and an open-air veranda on the ground.
Punna Cafe offers a pretty decent breakfast selection. The staff also prepares a platter of customized order for freeñ options of omelette, bacon, sausages, rice or noodles which they served hot and nicely plated. My breakfast experience was so elegant, peaceful and serene.
Punna CafÈ also offers a selection of fine cuisine featuring Thai and Northern Thai and western dishes during lunch and dinner. They also serve traditional high tea in the afternoon.
The hotel has their own Spa called Sala Spa. It offers an idyllic signature aroma massage and classical Thai massage.
In the center of the hotel is where their pool is located , the rectangular jade swimming pool in the middle of Puripunn has a large Jacuzzi at its center and is surrounded by elegant greenery giving you the chance to relax your body after a day tour in Chiang Mai.
Jacuzzi at the center of the pool
They also have Bar serving light meals, snacks and drinks.
For relaxation and fitness, the hotel offers a fitness center located on the lower ground floor.
On the upper floor of Punna CafÈ, the hotel has a library corner if you want to read some books and it also has computer units where guest can use for free.
Puripunn Deluxe Room
The hotel has 10 Puripunn Deluxe rooms and the rooms are located on the ground level at 48 sq. meter, close to the garden walk and main swimming pool, these signature rooms have a private terrace surrounded by tropical plants, double-entrance doors and a large bedroom with a king-size bed and a daybed.
The large bathroom has an oversize sofa with a bathtub and a separate walk-in shower.
Puripunn Family Room
Located on the second floor at 57 sq. meter, this suite is perfect for those traveling with children. It comes with two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one separate room with a single bed. The shared bathroom has a bathtub and washbasin. The hotel has only 1 of this kind of room.
Puripunn Baby Suite
The hotel has 2 of this kind of room. This one-bedroom suite (76 sq. meter) comes with a living room and a large private veranda that has a daybed and seating area.
The large ensuite bathroom has a whirlpool bathtub, a seating area and a separate walk-in rain shower.
Puripunn Grand Suite
The hotel has only 1 of this kind of room. This HUGE suite (280 sq. meter) comes with a private swimming pool and terrace, a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a generous living room and a dining area. The ensuite bathroom has a large whirlpool bathtub and a separate walk-in shower.
The hotel is located in the midst of one of Chiang Maiís centuries-old communities where ancient Lanna treasures, cultural traditions and lifestyle have been well-preserved. Puripunn Hotel is situated in a small soi, immersed in local heritage, giving you the chance to relish the serene ambience of the area. The location is also a delightful hideaway from the bustle of the old town but just walking distance from the Waroros flower market and the popular Chiang Mai night bazaar. Adjacent to the hotel are some local restaurants and pubs by the Ping River.
All in all, I had a very memorable and wonderful time while I am in Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel. Memorable because I spent my 31st birthday with them and wonderful because with very friendly staffs who treated me like a family member, I really feel at home while staying with them.
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
104/1 Charoen Muang Soi 2, Charoen Muang Road.,
T. Wat Gade, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
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