La Villeta Chiang Mai combines the value-for-money quality of B&Bs with the individual flair associated with boutique properties.
By Percy Roxas
Bed & breakfast (B&B) hotels have come a long way indeed. Since the 80s, the term “B&B” has been expanding beyond the usual definition of small lodging for overnight stay with breakfast. Now it can even be combined with “boutique,” which was originally used to describe stylish, intimate hotels with luxury facilities and/or full service – such as in this new hotel called La Viletta Chiang Mai.
An intimate property with just 14 rooms, La Villeta Chiang Mai Boutique Bed & Breakfast combines the value-for-money quality of B&B establishments with the individualistic flair of boutique properties in providing a truly guest-centric, experience-driven service so expected from today’s accommodation properties.
La Villeta’s accommodation is subtly chic, cozy, and comfortable; amenities are definitely modern, and service is friendly, with a welcoming “home-away-from-home” charm enhanced by the gracious Lanna character that makes Chiang Mai such a delightful place to visit.
Every room — there are 10 Deluxe and four Grand Deluxe rooms — has its own private balcony and spacious en-suite bathroom (featuring a rainshower, plenty of mirror space, and amenities). Set within a stylish three-storey complex, the hotel is a delightful blend of comfort, contemporary tropical décor and modern convenience. True to its modern boutique B&B character, some rooms are perfect for long stays (the Grand Deluxe Rooms). Breakfast is included in the nightly rate — and guests can enjoy them in the comfort of their room or outdoors in the lovely tropical garden amid the palm trees.
Given its delightful rooms and friendly service, guests cannot be blamed for choosing to just stay and enjoy all that the hotel offers. But guests are happily encouraged to explore all the local attractions to further enhance their holiday experience; among other forms of assistance, the staff can provide information on sightseeing tours and activities as well as arrange airport transfers.
Tucked on a secluded street in Chiang Mai within a quiet residential area, La Villeta can surely satisfy those in search of peace and privacy during their holiday. It is amazing how the hotel can offer this “away from it all” feeling when it is really just about 10-minute drive from the international airport, the railway station, downtown Chiang Mai, and famous attractions such as the Night Bazaar — but it does.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Chiang Mai sans the homogeneity of large hotels and which offers value-for-money besides clean, comfortable accommodation, modern amenities, and friendly service, try La Villeta Chiang Mai. It’s a reasonably priced, chic retreat with that unflashy elan that can be quite comforting.
La Villetta Boutique Bed & Breakfast
544/1 Koh Klang Road Soi 1, Nonghoi, Muang Chiang Mai
Tel: 053 141-887, 089 854-7778