Perhaps you’re considering a trip to Chiang Mai and checking out neighbouring places to travel to too. And you’ve heard of Lampang, but aren’t sure whether it’s worth a stay or not.
Speaking from personal experience, if you do go to Chiang Mai, you simply have to dedicate at least 1 night in Lampang – so you can check out cool places like Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum!
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Whatever it is, I’m sure you’ll be impressed with this list of boutique hotels in Lampang that will make your trip all the better!
PS: There’s a really cool temple (Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Phrachomklao Rachanuson) hidden in the clouds at Lampang!
1. For something a little more upscale and peaceful – Baan Suchadaa Lampang Resort
Children under 14 are not allowed at this resort, allowing you to luxuriate in peace. Boasting a salt-water infinity pool, you can chill there with a drink from the bar – or take a stroll and see if you can chance upon their ducks.
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The rooms which are based on male and female energies, come with rain showers and some feature erotic art.
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The overall feel being rather grand and luxurious, like a superglam bachelor’s pad meets vacation home – bringing the concept of Arabian nights to mind, with the billowing curtains and bold and with repeating patterns.
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However, you could forgo those and book one of their standard rooms that are more modern, if you just want something more basic.
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With a balcony that looks out into a mix of palm trees and coconut… but the main star has to be the huge bed with fluffy white sheets, though.
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Instead of tables, they have marble slabs built into the wall for a sleek and classy design. Decorated in subdued neutral hues, it’s a pleasing stay to unwind at.
Dubbing themselves ‘Simple Paradise in Lampang’ they’ve lived up to guests’ expectations of being clean and efficient. Many were happy with the vicinity of other stores and eateries as well. By the way, the airport is just a 6 minute drive away.
The property also owns a restaurant that has been known to host events from time to time (if you’re interested!)
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3. Have an antique experience in these villas by the river – Lampang River Lodge
Some rooms come with a semi-outdoor shower, but they all feature a relaxing balcony over the river. (Depending on the season, you might want to bring along some mosquito repellent.)
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This is the only other place with a pool on this list, and it has superbly scenic views. Not only does it look comfortable, it seems like it’s a great spot to be explored too!
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20 mins from the airport and equipped with massage service, Lampang River Lodge also provides the horse carriage and bike tours.
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4. All those hipster feels will bring you back to 2013 – Chailai Baan Rooms & Cafe
The rooms are eclectic but cosy, and you will find mismatched furniture that adds to its charm.
Another upside is that it is perfect for group stays, as the space can comfortably accommodate up to 15pax. You might be happy to know that BBQs are available here too. (During the wintery months in Lampang, this would be heavenly.)
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They also have a co-working space slash cafe that serves whipped cheese rose tea and a hangover cure that comes in the form of a hip flask. Great for hanging out together or just to grab a bite – there’s a variety of snacks available, but the most prominent one is definitely their sweet potato cheesy balls.
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5. It’s like a mini-town by the river in here! – Kanecha’s Home
Colourful and quirky, this great little find is perfect for families or friends. There’s also wifi access throughout the property which can sleep 14 and best of all – it has a river view!
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The rooms are mostly self-contained, you’ll have the means to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, but if you would like some socialising, you’re more than welcomed to relax together in the lounge or garden.
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The airport is a 12 minute drive away, but it’s just 500 meters from the city center. A great place to explore from and unwind at the end of the day.
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PS: If you intend to rent a car or drive while in Lampang, they offer free parking here!
6. When Modern meets Zen in an unpredictably stylish way – The Zenery
If you think you can’t relax in the midst of a city center, you’re wrong.
While the airport is 8 minutes away, and Kad Kong Ta Street Market is a 15 minute walk away – you’ll find zen here. The place has been decorated tastefully with mini statues and various ornaments to give it the right peaceful vibes.
The rooms are very comfortable and come with a flat screen tv that has access to satellite channels and a balcony for chilling at!
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They also offer parking, so if you’ll be driving, be sure to KIV this one!
7. Chic, modern and sleek, live the countryside life! – Karpenter Lampang
Chic, modern industrial fittings accompany the rooms equipped with large showers and outfitted in black accents.
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The minimalist vibes and glass panels for their toilets, make it appealing to those who quiet environments uninterrupted by clutter.
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The room comes with breakfasts which look pretty darn good. Patongko doughnuts, fresh fruits and a main of your choice.
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Sit with the horses or feed the chickens, you can pretend for a day that you’re just a simple farmer living the high life.
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8. A place that feels as bright as it looks – The Cottage Lampang
It is as vibrant as the staff is warm. Guests cannot stop gushing about the stellar service. Paired with their bold designs, I think we have a winner on our hands.
Featuring different themes for different rooms, some have a painted flag emblazoned on the walls – but others are splashed in varying shades of pink, blue, green so you may sleep with your favourite colour!
The location is pretty spot on too, with Central Mall a few minutes away.
We are loving the daring decor though, aren’t you?
9. Charming and rustic with a private shower under the stars! – Sudd.Slee
The best part about visiting a place will always be its people, if they are warm and welcoming, it makes that vacation all the more enjoyable and meaningful.
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The rooms have a traditional air to them, utilising linens and earthly decor. You can even grab a private shower under the stars.
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Over here, it’s pretty impossible to leave unimpressed. Previous tenants have only kind words for the hosts, and their neighbours who are happy to engage and tell you about the local spots.
If you’re more interested in discovering the area for yourself, grab one of their free bikes and be on your way!
10. Restored old Thai house with modern conveniences – Baan KUM – ON
The artists at heart will definitely appreciate this jewel – a classical antique stay.
The four posterbeds they have are curtained with lace trimmings which makes it quite whimsical and romantic. Each room has their little tea spot, with cushions you may sit on and a little table for tea.
However, travellers have warned that it might get a little noisy at night, so if you’re a light sleeper, you might wanna bring along some earplugs or earphones so you may fall asleep to your favorite lullabies.
It’s a small price to pay for the immersive Thai experience you’ll get. And not to mention the delicious traditional breakfasts they offer.
11. Find old fashioned grandeur complete with a garden – Wienglakor Hotel
This charming abode has a snooker room, a pub, a cafe and a restaurant.
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They also offer various packages for those looking for activities such as horse drawn carriage rides and a pre-wedding shoot!
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The rooms are spacious and modern with a touch of Thai hospitality. Their location is pretty central and it is a 18 minute walk away from Kong Ta Street Market, to boot!
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PS: While they do provide WiFi, previous guests have mentioned that they found it rather problematic.
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12. Escape from the hustle of town and recharge in peace – Lampang Vintage
We stayed here ourselves, and the rooms are pretty standard, modern without any excessive furnishings.
It was an extremely comfortable sleep, and we got a pretty good view out from our balconies, making the door frame look like an oversized painting. In the mornings, you might even catch the soft morning mist over the fields.
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But a word to those traveling with elders: this is a warm family-run hotel that is a 3-storey building with no elevator.
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It is a little more out of the way, so you may require a taxi or a rented car. They have a car park right in front of the hotel so it’s pretty perfect for roadtrippers.
PS: Breakfast was lovely, and the hotel owners were very welcoming!
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13. It probably doesn’t get cheaper than this – Malai Place
At only $11 per night, you’ll still get your own ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and a flatscreen tv! Honestly, the price is way too unbelievable for the quality of stay.
It’s pretty cosy and you’ll also have access to a shared kitchen and a washing machine.
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While the place is set up to be like a dormitory, you’ll actually still enjoy your own privacy like in a normal hotel!
If you’re looking to socialise, you can kick back in the lounge, but if not, adventure calls… There are bikes you can rent at the place, so you’re all set.
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14. Pristine and clean with a cool concept – Flat White Cafe x Poshtel
A poshtel should be spacious with good designs and feature something unique. This place has all of that and more – it is strategically located in the heart of Lampang.
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It is incredibly white and instagram worthy. They even have a cafe that accentuates their theme. They apparently have very good macchiato and matcha, so you might want to give those a go.
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As for the rooms, they are as expected: a lovely minimalist white. And they’ve got one that sleeps four singles, so if you’re out with a group of friends – this could be the one.
15. Special Mention: Chill in a tree for the night like you’re Tarzan or Jane but with WIFI – Tree House
While this place might not have air-conditioning, the ample foliage keeps it cool in the afternoons and even cooler at night (especially during winter!).
There is a shared kitchen space, gym, library and meditative spots for Yogis.
If you’re looking for a unique stay that offers glamping on different level, look no further! Plus, it’s not as though it’s smack in the middle of nowhere – it’s actually just 10 minutes away from the city center.