The North Hotel
small, family-and-friends-run hotel in the city centre of
Chiang Rai. The ownership is partly Thai, partly Norwegian. We
aim at giving our guests good quality and personal service to
a reasonable price. We are centrally located in a quiet street
with the bus station and The Night Bazaar in one end, and
Sirikorn [silikon] Market, the fruit and flower market on the
other, and within walking distance from everywhere in downtown
We have 14 nicely decorated rooms, 13-14 m2, with TV and
mini bar. All rooms have private facilities and most of them
have a small balcony. Two of the rooms even have access
directly to the backyard terrace.
kitchen is specializing in Thai northern style food, but you
can also find other Thai dishes on our menu. The idea is to
give you the experience of the everyday kitchen of the region,
like the food you will be served when visiting a Thai home. As
The North Hotel is supporting the sustainable and
environmental-friendly agriculture, we carefully select our
food suppliers. At present ca. 80% of the raw materials we use
in our kitchen are grown with organic fertilizers and
Our cosy little lobby bar has a concept unique
to Chiang Rai: Here you can relax with a drink when listening
to parts of our huge collection of jazz records. We have
selected recordings mostly from the time before the music
industry took control over the musicians and their art. The
music is played in a volume which still makes it able to have
a conversation with your sideman. To make the atmosphere
complete, there will also be a selection of jazz books
available for you to browse through.
the backyard terrace of the second floor we have a small
library or book corner available for our hotel
If you want to elevate from the street
level, the nicely arranged roof terrace can be what you are
looking for – but sun block is recommended!
North Hotel is a non-smoking hotel.
The North Hotel concerns about our
environment. This has been a guideline for us during the whole
planning and construction process. Practically all the timber
we have used is recycled. The teak doors in the guest rooms
are from young, farmed teak trees, and the hot water is
produced from a solar heater system.
How to get
Thai Airways International, Air Asia and
One-Two-Go all operate on the Chiang Rai destination from
Bangkok, and Siam General Aviation, in cooperation with NOK,
has opened an air service with 12-seat Cessna Caravans from
Thailand’s fine-spun web of bus and coach services makes it
easy and convenient to reach Chiang Rai with direct lines from
many cities in the country, Bangkok and Chiang Mai included.
The travel time from Bangkok is approximately nine hours by
For those who feel the journey itself is as important as
the destination, we can recommend the early morning train from
Bangkok to Chiang Mai, and SGA-flight from Chiang Mai to
Chiang Rai the next morning. A part of the train ride is of
particular interest, as the train (narrow gauge!) meanders
slowly in and out of green valleys in a hilly landscape.
If you come by air, we have a pick-up service from the
airport (charge applies!). If you come by bus, the hotel is
just one minute’s walk from the bus station (see map). But if
you have a lot of baggage to carry, we will be happy to give
you a hand, just inform us!
If you want to escape from the huge shopping
malls and the turbulent night life, Chiang Rai is a place
worth visiting. Many people have found this little city as a
laid-back alternative to the busy and overcrowded tourist
spots. Situated in the very north of Thailand, the city is the
ideal starting point for excursions into nature and culture.
The climate here is also more comfortable, Thais regard it as
“the best in Thailand”.
The North Hotel is a small,
family-and-friends-run hotel in the city centre of Chiang Rai.
The ownership is partly Thai, partly Norwegian. We aim at
giving our guests good quality to a reasonable price. When you
stay at The North Hotel, our staff will do their best to make
sure you feel at home.