Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort
What We Love
- A majestic spa retreat located high up in the hills in the cultural heartland of Northern ThailandThe rooms, generously sized and featuring a large balcony furnished with a daybed
- The two-tiered waterfall swimming pool
- Open-air spa treatments in a place of total tranquility
What To Know
- The spa also has a meditation cave
- Play a game of golf, archery, boxing or pool table
- The resort is quite large and hilly, but the hotel has tuk tuks that shuttle guests around
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched on a verdant mountainside north-west of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, the romantic Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort offers spectacular views of green, winding valleys and humid jungle. These views are best enjoyed from the two-tiered waterfall pool and panoramic restaurant. What’s more, Panviman makes a great base for exploring northern Thailand’s abundant beauty – don’t miss the hidden hilltribe villages and spectacular Thai architecture of the region.
Be sure to take rejuvenating therapies and classes available. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the extensive treatment programs available, a blend of traditional Thai lanna healings, eastern meditation and modern remedies. Unsurprisingly, this unforgettable five-star property was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Hotel is located in a beautiful mountain
Has beautiful view
A bit far from city center and the transport is an issue... expensive to take from the hotel
Food is their greatest weakness
They do not have halal food options for muslims
And their food options is limited
No adequate grilled food options
No adequate seafood options
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and paid 7,684 Thai baht or about $250 US for the two nights. We expected a pretty nice place for that price compared to other places in the area. We have lived in Chiang Mai for about 10 years.
We booked the stay on the website of the hotel itself and received a promotion rate. We got breakfast buffet included for both mornings. The breakfast was slightly above average for the normal Asian fare. It was good but nothing special. The staff was less attentive than we have come to expect in Asia. They often allowed dirty dishes to accumulate until we had to ask them to clear them away.
The view from the dining room where breakfast was served was very nice with lots of foliage and wild birds.
The promotion also included "1-hour massage for a couple if stay up to 3 nights." But upon check in we were informed that this should have been stated in English as "1-hour massage for a couple if stay a minimum of 3 nights." Even when we pointed out the confusion in their translation, there was no attempt to resolve our situation. We were simply not getting the massage or even a discount, beyond the 20% spa discount already included in our promotion deal. But since their spa prices were very high, we never tried it out. Their prices were more than 3 times the nicer massage prices you would get in the city. I am sure their spa would be nice, but it's hard to imagine how it could be 3 times nicer than a nice spa in Chiang Mai.
There is a shuttle service to take you in to the city, but it's about 25-35 minutes to Chiang Mai, so plan accordingly. The shuttle times are infrequent.
The resort is very hilly but they have 5 golf carts that respond to your call to the front desk quite quickly and take you where you want to go. If the resort were busier, we went in July - low season, it might take longer for them to respond.
The pool is a little chilly but has a great view and there is a heated smaller pool they call a Jacuzzi. Very nice.
The bathroom had painted cement walls instead of the normal tile. Paint is wearing off giving the bathroom a very cheap, worn look. Wooden back splash of sink was also rotting out.
But the rainfall shower was wonderful with lots of very hot water, if you want it. Large tub was also a nice plus.
AC worked poorly and was hard to control. The beds have only a feather comforter on them, no sheet, so it was difficult to stay comfortable and not get too hot.
The mattress on the bed is about 60 cm smaller than the wooden platform on which it sits making it very awkward to get in and out of bed. Also a good way to bang your shins.
Large balcony off our room was nice, but provided mosquito repellent was needed and appreciated. Overlooked valley and you could listen to the local birds all day long. Man-made waterfall that was near the balcony would have been a nice touch, but it was no longer running.
If you plan a longer stay, there is little storage for clothes. No drawers and only 4 hangers in the closet.
WiFi was good in the room and in the breakfast area and mobile phone service is also good.
They advertised "mini-golf" but this was only a 10 meter square putting green.
Overall, this resort was nice but it is overpriced.
Good service from each staff; especially staff at front and drivers. They show how supportive they’re and service-minded. All of them were willing to help with any assistance I required. I dined in the restaurant and the food was excellent, hung out by the beautiful pool, had a massage in the Spa. I would definitely like to have spent more time here again:)))