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
Spent 3 nights here. The hotel was very nice but the staff did not address a serious problem with their pool. The tile steps were very slippery and I fell. Guests by the pool thought for sure I hurt myself but luckily did not. I reported the problem to the staff who were going to pass it on to the manager. I told them they need to place a sign indicating the steps are slippery. When I left the next day I asked that they send me a picture to my email address so I know the problem was addressed before someone else hurt themselves. I did not receive any sort of verification that they did anything about this.
This hotel provides an oasis of calm from the bustle of Chiang Mai.
A wonderful welcome from friendly and efficient staff. From collection at the airport to departure the service was faultless.
The layout and architecture of the hotel is stunning.
Food in the hotel for breakfast and dinner provides a varied choice with excellent quality
Take some time to enjoy the quiet of the library
And definitely make time for a massage!
We had the very good fortune to stay at the Rachamanka Hotel for one night after our three night tour of the hill tribes in the northern Thai mountains. Having heat and hot water after our adventure was an immediate plus; however, we absolutely loved our stay at Rachamanka. For anyone who appreciates design, the buildings and grounds are breathtaking. Collectively, they create a serene, almost other-worldly experience. You forget about the hustle and bustle of the city. Service is equally lovely. We enjoyed two wonderful dinners in the on-site restaurant. Absolutely delicious and, again, with impeccable service. We loved every minute of our stay.
This is our second time in Rachamankha. Overall the place, the service, the experience is / was excellent. I especially commend the frontline staff (Man and B, but there were others whom I did not managed to get their names), they really make the difference to the stay.
· 1) The lighting outside the library and at the suites were rather dim (I am sure it is mood lighting), but not too conducive to read. So unfortunately, while we could sit outside, one cannot have a quiet evening reading outside. 2) I have told the hotel, but for the other travellers interested in staying here, unfortunately if you have any questions, direct dealings with the hotel whether via messaging on Booking.com or email; the reply / responds are not forthcoming.
Another note, this hotel has quite a fair number of small steps, not very suitable for people who find difficulty in walking.
We absolutely loved this quiet and restful oasis within the old city. Beautiful grounds, excellent dining. We ended up having every meal here, the food was that good, the service and attention to detail that exquisite! Looking for peace and quiet, we selected this property also because they don't allow children 12 and under to stay here. We'd stay here again in a minute!