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Little Shelter Hotel is one of the newest boutique hotels to open in Chiang Mai, and it is certainly the most exciting. Opened in 2019, this 14-room riverside Chiang Mai boutique hotel was designed and built by the multi-award-winning architects, Department of Architecture Co. Ltd. Known for their cutting edge yet respectful approach to design, their architectural statements are as wonderful to look at as they are to live within – an often all too rare combination where exciting architecture is concerned – and this philosophy is perfectly exemplified in the Little Shelter Hotel. This exciting team of young architects, lead by Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, have looked to Chiang Mai’s vernacular architecture to inspire their design for Little Shelter. Traditional design motifs of this ancient city can be seen in the textured tile-like wall finishes that echo the wooden shingles that have adorned traditional Chiang Mai homes for centuries and have been seamlessly brought into the 21st century in the clean and bright contemporary design of Little Shelter.

Each of the 14 guestrooms at Little Shelter has its own unique character, with the ceilings of each room decorated with images of Chiang Mai, historical and contemporary, the traditions of this fascinating city reflected in the mirrored tiles that decorate the walls. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, offer a choice of twin beds and king beds, and all rooms enjoy a balcony and river views. Little Shelter also features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service, WiFi, restaurant and bar, café and lobby lounge, riverside garden and a lap pool.

The location of Little Shelter is perfect. Set beside the Ping River that runs through the heart of the city and which the city developed around over the past 7-centuries, Little Shelter is convenient for all of the city’s major highlights, including the city markets, temples, the old walled city and weekend market, restaurants and bars, and both the airport and train station. Hit the town, explore the city and discover Lanna’s ancient culture, enjoy the myriad of dining options and then head back to your very own oasis of serenity at Little Shelter and take a cool refreshing drink on the east bank of the Ping River where its gentle movement will relax you as it flows past.

Starting price: from 100 USD/night
 

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“Passionate about art and architecture, I trusted Bangkok-based firm Department of Architecture Co. to create a unique property, pay tribute to local architecture, but fusing new materials into an existing system, to create a contemporary architectural surface that is deeply rooted in tradition. The façade glitters in the sun as the light reflects off the different material grains, from the solid wood shingles to the different translucency levels of the polycarbonate shingles. With the passage of time through the day the natural light passing through the façade creates a variety of moods and atmospheres, while at night, the lighting design transforms the building’s interior spaces into a lantern glowing on the riverbank.”


Rooms

 

Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)

  • Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)
  • Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)
  • Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)
  • Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)
Little Cozy King and Twin (10 units)
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A 25sqm room set with either a king bed or twin single beds perfect for solo travellers and couples. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom with rain shower, comfy balcony perfect for in-room private dining, and views of the river below. Room features include complimentary bathroom amenities, smart TV, WiFi, in-room safe and minibar.

Little Comfy (3 units)

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  • Little Comfy (3 units)
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Little Comfy (3 units)
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At 30sqm the Little Comfy rooms at Little Shelter comfortably sleep up to 2 guests on the king bed and a maximum of 3 guests with the daybed made-up as an extra bed. The private en-suite bathroom is set with a rain shower and complimentary bathroom amenities. Room features include a balcony with river views, complimentary bathroom amenities, smart TV, WiFi, in-room safe and minibar.

Little Happy (1 unit)

  • Little Happy (1 unit)
  • Little Happy (1 unit)
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Little Happy (1 unit)
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Set on the 4th floor the 50sqm Little Happy Suite offers privacy and great river views. Perfect for couples looking for extra space or for families, this suite is set with a king bed and a large daybed that can convert into 2 single beds and sleeps 2 guests as standard and a maximum of 4 guests. The suite at Little Shelter includes a bedroom, a lounge and a private en-suite bathroom set with a bathtub and a rain shower. Room features include a balcony with river views, complimentary bathroom amenities, smart TV, WiFi, in-room safe and minibar.

Facilities and Highlights

 

Facilities and Highlights


 
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  • Sip@Ping Restaurant and Bar:
    Offering a choice of spaces for dining, enjoying time with friends, sipping great cocktails or a glass of wine, Sip@Ping serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all complimented by great coffee and a full bar. Take a cocktail at sundown sat in the garden overlooking the river, share a glass of wine pre-dinner with friends in the bar lounge, enjoy a cooling drink with a good book lazing the afternoon away poolside on one of the daybeds. A space for every mood and every occasion. The menu at Little Shelter’s restaurant Sip@Ping showcases fantastic Lanna (Chiang Mai) cuisine with a contemporary twist.
  • The Coffee:
    Coffee is taken seriously here at Little Shelter, with beans sourced locally and globally from artisan growers.
  • The Pool:
    Little Shelter features a lap pool in the hotel’s garden.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 14 guest rooms
Annual closing:
none

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: THB
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
Perfectly located on the east bank of the Ping River facing the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral on the opposite bank.
Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) - 6 km
Station: Chiang Mai Train Station - 3 km

CONTACT
208/25 Lumphun road, Wat Ket, Amphur Mueang, Chiang Mai 50000 , Thailand
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“Set in a delightfully serene riverside location in Wat Ket, one of Chiang Mai’s oldest neighbourhoods, Little Shelter, the newest and most exciting addition to the city’s boutique hotel scene, has really brought the Wow Factor back to Chiang Mai’s hospitality offerings. With 14 guestrooms, pool, great restaurant and bar, lobby lounge and river views all set within an exciting design that pays homage to Chiang Mai’s vernacular architecture, a sense of place is assured in this absolutely perfect home from home for visitors to Chiang Mai.”
Kim, the discoverer.
 

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