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
This hotel is simply perfection. We stayed in one of the two bedroom suites. It was spacious, sumptuous and luxurious. I humbly wish the Thai award winning architect could design a home for me. The gardens are gorgeous and the overall attention to detail throughout the property is extraordinary. It was a combination of the perfect pieces in the perfect places that astounded me. The restaurant is equally deserving and the included breakfast was simply the best I have encountered. The staff are professional, discreet and most helpful. Before we left, I told my family that Rachamankha rated among the top five properties that I have ever stayed, and I have stayed at many outstanding places.
The Rachamankha is one of those places that is so beautiful and comfortable that you have a hard time convincing yourself to go out and hit the streets/temples/markets of Chiang Mai. Architect-designed, and it shows; you could walk around …
away from the centre, quietness, charming ambience. there is a travel agency outside hotel which some tours can be booked. the service at the hotel is good, especially the breakfast and dinner, there are lots of options of fruits, pastries, drinks, etc. the environment is spacious, well-designed, suitable for architecture lover with oriental elements. plants. good cleanliness. soft beds... :)
Very good choice to stay in Chiang Mai on a relaxed holidays. Fantastic stuff and environment and very nice rooms. Breakfast very good as well, with fresh fruits, a la carte menu, all very well cooked after you place your order.
Now the cons... if you need darkness to sleep you are out of luck, as the courtains even when closed do not stop sun light, and let me tell you that room is better illuminated this way rather than with the poor artificial light of the room. Also, you need to renter constantly the WiFi password in your devices, which was annoying and cover could be better but acceptable. Also, the shower head could not be moved, and was placed so close to the wall, if you’re not slim you may have problems to get your shower. And last, I had to fight all days with the room locker, maybe an isolated case but should have been checked by hotel personnel.
Overall anyway was a good stay, location is perfect to visit city temples by walk.
This hotel was built with such love 15 years ago and what is truly amazing is it is being lovingly cared for. Staying true in spite of the leaps n changes everywhere in the old city
We walked in the gardens, sat on the benches, walk through the raised corridors, stood in the courtyard, swam in the pool, spent half a day in the library, walked on the pebbled driveway. The care for details is amazing, yet not pretentious or opulent. It is there to not show off, but to just be enjoyed. A joy.
And the staff, so many worked so many years. Jan and Dao to name a few. It really tells you something.
The same Thai architect designed The Tamarind 700m away. We went there for dinner too. Good too but a different vibe. Ramachankha is truly what they say, a retreat. A home.