Away Chiang Mai – Hot Springs Resort
What We Love
- A tranquil resort surrounded by tropical jungle, with breakfast, discounts, a transfer and moreSwimming in the skin-soothing pools of the natural hot springs
- Discovering a huge rock Jacuzzi and gushing waterfall, as you explore 328 feet of outdoor pool
- Being showered with perks, from breakfast to dining and spa discounts to movies to an airport transfer
- Being within a 30-minute drive of the airport, yet surrounded by serene, unspoiled tropical jungle
What To Know
- It's an hour drive to downtown Chiang Mai, but there is a free shuttle
- There are plenty of activities from organic cooking classes to mountain biking on one of the hotel's rentals
- The location is remote, so come here if you want a relaxing hot spring retreat, not a jam-packed itinerary
Tucked within the unspoiled natural environment of Thailand’s Chiang Mai Mountains, Away Chiang Mai – Hot Springs Resort offers a serene escape in paradise. Abundant tropical jungles and national parks surround the traditional Lana-style architecture, but there’s plenty to marvel at on the property itself. There are 328-feet of outdoor pool formations to explore, including a spacious rock Jacuzzi and a gushing waterfall, plus plenty of water bars for rehydration stops.
For the ultimate well-being experience, visit the on-site natural hot springs, which boast skin-soothing properties, or explore the region’s fascinating geology in the stalactite-clad Chiang Dao Caves. Then head back to nibble your way through an organic cooking class or an afternoon high tea. Crystal is the resort’s main restaurant and bar, and there are also a fitness center and rental bikes if you feel the itch for adrenaline and adventure.
Awake to magnificent views over the Chiang Mai Mountains and unspoiled natural surroundings.
Amenitie- 400-thread-count bed linens- 42-in. flat-screen smart TV with cable channels- Electronic safety deposit box- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Walk-in rain shower- Air conditioning- Electric kettle- Minibar- Premium
Choose from Romantic, Lana and BBQ set dinners, nibble your way through an organic cooking class, or fill up on a sumptuous afternoon high tea.
Visit the nearby village of Sankampaeng to select your souvenirs from the arts, crafts and collectables on offer, or venture within the otherworldly, stalactite-covered caverns of Chiang Dao Caves. Head off-road, and you’ll find a wide network of tree-lined mountain biking trails to explore around the resort. Then, find rejuvenating natural hot springs gushing forth from the ground, back on the resort.
How to Get There
Doi Saket region, a place less travelled, has plenty to offer by car. But looking for a reasonably comfortable place to stay could be a challenge, as many are just the basics and may not match everyone’s idea of a relaxing stay. Away is after all reputable for her good chain of hotels in Thailand. That said, you can be assured it will meet your expectations of reasonable comfort. The room size is generous for sure, nothing of a disappointment. They had a small balcony but it was more catered for mosquitoes looking for prey. It was cool December season, so I did not get to indulge in the pool right down the center of the resort. But I bet it is great for hotter months. Imagine, coming back to the resort all exhausted and overheated, jump straight into the pool and order that cold beer. Retreat into relaxation. Immediate surroundings, nothing. Even looking for a restaurant will be a challenge unless you have a car. I have a car, but following Google Maps’ recommendations got me to a plot of barren land. So, it was back to the hotel to dine. I have to say the price was rather steep. I was comparing to what I could have paid if it was at local eats this region. But it was really generous in portion. Other than chilling out enjoying the ambiance by the pool in the night, I could have also enjoyed their hot sauna which was offered free to all hotel guest. The guest, a small number of van loads and mostly foreigners. No rowdy crowds while I was there, the night peaceful. Great selection of English channels on the flat screen TV. I slumbered well.
My spa experience on the Norwegian Getaway What is the most unpleasant part of my cruise. I booked a seaweed spa as soon as I boarded the ship. The first error came about when the wrong day was booked and they threatened to charge half the price If I didn’t show up. I left another activity and went to the spa to straighten it out. They did not have my correct time available and I had to book for a little later time on the day that I had actually scheduled. When I booked the spa, I specifically asked if they were price differences when in Port and when at sea. I was told the cost would be $189. On the day of the spa, the wrap was not done as I have usually had it done. I have had several from different places. This one was not well done it all. My skin did not Feel silky smooth as it has always felt in previous spas elsewhere. I was then greeted with a $256 bill. When I questioned and complained, I was basically told too bad. I will never have another spa on this shipping line. I do not recommend it to others. If I could give it zero stars I would.
Amazing hotel !! Staff were amazing the room was amazing looking out over the trees and Forrest. If you love animals then this is the place it’s cover in lizards, birds spiders, dragon flys , butterfly’s and some amazing trees.
It’s about 40mins drive away from the city but it’s so worth it, and the pool is out of this worl 5 star all round x
We live in Chiang Mai and wanted to go to the nearest hot springs so chose this resort to stay for a night. We were greeted by very friendly staff. In the evening we ordered room service, the food was fresh and delicious! Our room was spacious, unusually clean compared to other resorts and hotels we had stayed in, and nicely decorated. The breakfast buffet was great and had several vegan options which I was absolutely delighted about as it is quite a rare thing in Thailand.
The resort looks amazing, tiny but very beautiful. Out of all cascaded pools only one was clean and appealing but we didn’t mind as we swim quite often in our condominium pool in Chiang Mai. As for other facilities, we didn’t have a chance to use any of them so I can’t say anything bad or good about them.
As a weekend getaway from the city and to hot springs it’s a much better option than Pai Hotspring Spa Resort: it’s closer, the staff are friendlier and speak better English, the rooms are cleaner and more spacious, the restaurant food is more varied and delicious.
I really liked this resort and hope they improve all the little and big downsides other travelers have written about and become the best resort in the area, they actually have such a potential. Good luck!
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and it was fabulous. The staff were very helpful and so lovely, our room was great. The hotel is about 45 minutes from the centre of Chiang Mai but there is a courtesy bus and the taxis are very cheap. It is near the hot springs and we had a great morning there.
The pool didn't look too appealing so we didn't go in. Next door was a supermarket/bar and we had a great time socialising with the local people.
Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.