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.
How to Get There
My daughter and I recently stayed at Rachamanhka on a trip to Thailand. The hotel provides a slice of peace and tranquility in the middle of Old Town. The property is conveniently located. The rooms are decorated in a modern Thai style. The staff is exceptional ... Literally the kindest and most helpful hotel staff I have ever encountered ... from the desk staff to the waiters and including the concierge/driver. These people go above and way beyond to make your stay comfortable.
One last note ... the breakfast (provided with your room) is positively delicious! The best hotel breakfast I have ever eaten ... without exception.
I would strongly recommend this wonderful hotel!
My husband and I found Rachamanka to be the epitome of luxury, not in an obvious or lavish way, but of the understated kind. The property is absolutely stunning and the service was wonderful. Make sure you save a night to dine at their restaurant, the food is delicious and they have musicians playing beautiful traditional music.
Centrally located to most things in Chiang mai, this hotel will delight you amidst chaotic city. It is tranquil, beautifully appointed hotel. we were extremely surprised when arriving rather tired to this city. we only hope we could have stayed longer. the breakfast was lovely and the rooms were most comfortable.
Chiang Mai has seen recently a good number of new boutique hotels, some pretty interesting like 137 Pillars House, some others very disappointing despite of pretending to be stunning like Villa Mahabhirom. All these openings make of the North city of Thailand one of the most vibrant hotel scene in South East Asia.
However, after an other and more than amazing stay at Rachamankha, we are very sure that customers hesitating between this stunning property and all the new and possibly tempting new hotels would be wrong not to choose Rachamankha.
This very beautiful place is a model of elegance in the middle of the old city, pretty close from everything you need or want to see but secluded enough to guarantee a peaceful, relaxing and incredibly charming stay. Member of "Relais&Chateaux", Rachamankha is divided between several gorgeous Thai and Lanna style houses all divinely designed by thai architect Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu and the decoration of each room has been supervised by the founder and owner Rooj Changtrakul with an extraordinary attention to detail and mixing some stunning pieces of antiques giving an atmosphere like nowhere else. The 25 rooms and suites are the epitome of discreet luxury and all extremely comfortable.
During this stay, we enjoyed once again the oversized space of the suite #26 located up to the library with a great terrace where to enjoy an evening drink and very close to the fantastic pool. The suite of 100sq. meters is a kind of "home away from home". A spacious living room and 2 lovely bedrooms with ensuite bathroom... it's roomy, fantastically designed, ultra comfy and just perfect for a stay to remember. It gives the feeling to own a very beautiful thai house. The epitome of style and character.
This elegance which is definitively the DNA of Rachamankha is actually everywhere and the staff itself has this unparalleled elegance on top of a great sense of hospitality. Everyone working in this very special hotel is full of kindness, discretion and anticipation. The service has definitively exceeded our expectations and we've been divinely pampered during our stay.
In the morning time, don't miss the excellent breakfast in the more than beautiful courtyard. It's so romantic, so peaceful with well dressed tables (just don't like the paper set to cover table linen...) and a food offer which has been upgraded with an elegant buffet and an extensive a la carte choice of dishes.
We haven't had a dinner in the house this time but no doubt it is as delicious as the breakfast and with an atmosphere like nowhere else.
Every room, every corner of this property, the manicured gardens, the breathtaking pool flanked by its massage pavilion are reflecting an impeccable style making of Rachamankha one of the most secret gem, a true jewel, a place to fall in love for...
superb place, in the style of 15th centuary, only approx. 24 rooms, an astonishing pool of ca. 24 meters lenght with lots of space around it and plenty of cushion coverd long chairs in the shade, top breakfast with good coffee, we had one evening meal at the hotel restaurant and this was very good,very friendly staff! we would book again!