The location of Tara Buri "resort and spa" is really only suitable if you have your own transport, if not it is located pretty far from everything, minus a supermarket and a laundrette, if not you need to get a taxi everywhere you plan to go, which works out 300 baht each time into Chiang Mai. The showers are located outside the bathroom, which would be nice however there are lizards EVERYWHERE!!! On arrival the staff were not very friendly, or welcoming - they do not speak great English. The kitchen in the villa is a good size, with a fridge, although you have no cooking utensils, apart from a kettle! We stayed here while travelling around Thailand, we were lucky to have met a tour company called Khaotan who were extremely helpful during our stay and recommened things for us to do, places to eat etc. They collected us each morning from the hotel we had arranged to do something, took us to where we had asked to go, and left us back in the evening - i dread to think what our stay would have been like if we didn't meet them on our first night. The sun loungers by the pool are pretty much all broken.
The rooms at Tara Buri "resort and spa" were very spacious, you had a living area, seperate from the bedroom. The wifi connection was good. Could be very nice (minus location) but needs major TLC. The location could be helped if there was a bar/restaurant at the hotel. The location will be helped soon as an outlet is being built beside the hotel.