Veranda Chiang Mai The High Resort – M Gallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Private balconies with day beds in the 80 guest rooms
- A cultural pavilion with daily classes in Thai cooking, flower garland making, fruit carving, and basket weaving
- Two restaurants serving international and Lanna (Northern) Thai food
What To Know
- The “Comfy Studio” rooms are a little on the snug side
- Check-in time ends at 9:30 p.m.
- The property declines certain group bookings, such as bachelor or bachelorette parties
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Veranda, set on valley slope just outside of historic Chiang Mai, offers 80 rooms with tremendous views over a mountain landscape of meandering streams, rice, and tea terraces. The rooms vary greatly, covering seven categories, but all have sleek furnishings, cushy duvets, big bathrooms, and private balconies with inviting daybeds. The spa offers signature treatments using products that were developed in-house, and the two restaurants offer European and local Lanna Thai fare, both with a choice of air-conditioned indoor or breeze-cooled outdoor seating with views of the infinity pool and the valley beyond.
In the Area
Although the Veranda is outside the city and relatively far from its temples, museums, restaurants and other attractions, it’s close to Wat Pra That Doi Suthep, a temple on a hill about ten miles from the city, and Wat Umong, another beautiful 700-year-old temple. It’s also very convenient for the Chiang Mai Night Safari, which offers after-dark tram rides though animal parks, and the riotously colorful botanical gardens of Royal Park Rajapruek. A trip into the city itself should include a stop at the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, the modern city’s premier museum.
How to Get There
My son and daughter in law held their wedding here in January. There were 60+ guests travelling from around the world and we were hoping all would go well. We need not have worried. From the professionalism of the hotel wedding planner, the wonderful friendly staff, food and last but not least the absolutely stunning location of the wedding venue. Book your wedding here - you will not be disappointed. Thank you
Located a little way out of the bustle of the Chiang Mai city so it’s quiet and secluded.
Great resort facilities with two pools, two jacuzzis, gym and bikes.
Staff are excellent - very attentive and friendly.
Slight mishap with room service- took ages and arrived just warm ... but the menu generally is excellent and the food is prepared and served with love and attention.
Wifi is free but patchy and very slow - so. It great of you’re needing to use it for anything substantial.
Overall - a very pleasant place to while away some time.
We were just there this weekend with my partner for a wedding, the hotel is absolutely stunning. We live in Bangkok and going there to escape will definitely be in our top staycation destination. The service was great, they allowed a late check out after a long night and took perfect care of us. The swimming pools are great and the views are impressive. The only downside would be the breakfast food quality, not up to Accor Hotels standards according to us.
The hotel is not too far from city center,just 30 mins drive, you can find restaurant and coffee shop along the way. The overall services are good but not as good as the other Accor hotel in Thailand (as my personal experiences) For example, the uncleaned toilet room at poolside, no official on duty during openning hour in fitness room. Anyway,what I was impressed most is buggy promptly service and housekeeping.
What a wonderful hotel. Firstly the design is stunning set in the hills overlooked by a white temple which reflects in the pool. Various water gardens and private and secret spots where you can find some solitude and take in the wonderful vistas afforded by a very clever designer all with the sound of gentle running water and sounds of nature. The service was impeccable, all members of staff were so helpful, professional and friendly, food was great too. Pool was fabulous. The Rooms were clean, spacious, very well appointed, great bath tub, ours was on 3rd floor as we requested scenery and the views were wonderful seeing the temple shimmer at sunrise and glow at sunset. At night the hotel twinkles with candle and fairy lights which is magical. I wish I could have stayed longer. Such a relaxing place and a great location to explore North Thailand. Shuttle bus 3 times a day into Chiang Mai centre too, taxis and Tuk tuks know where to come too. Perfect hotel, loved it.