What We Love
- Antiques from Thailand, Burma, China, Africa, and Europe scattered throughout the hotel
- A lovely open-air massage pavilion
- A sense of calm in the midst of bustling Chiang Mai
What To Know
- Children 12 and under are not permitted
- An airport shuttle is available for about $10 each way
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by a Thai architect, the hotel is inspired by 11th-century BC Chinese dwellings, which influenced Northern Thai style—the effect is residential and respectful of the city’s history and culture. Hidden gardens and courtyards are full of surprises like antique artworks, and the library has more than 2,000 books, many on Thai history, art, and architecture. An open-air massage pavilion overlooks a serene swimming pool, and dinners (traditional dishes from Lanna Thai, Burmese, and Shan cuisines) often take place al fresco, on an intimate patio.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located in Chiang Mai next to Wat Phra Singh, the city’s most famous temple (c. 1345), as well as several other major temples, and near Wiang Kum Kam, the recently restored ancient capital city (abandoned more than 700 years ago.) Also within range are the Tha Phae Gate, a historic site that’s also home to a colorful night market and the Meng Memorial Bridge.