Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
What We Love
- Architecture inspired by traditional Thai styles
- Hands-on cooking classes that take place in an open-air pavilion
- Shuttle transportation to the night bazaar in town
What To Know
- A 30-minute car ride away from the airport and the Night Market, but the resort has its own boutiques
- Kids 18 and under can stay free of charge in their parents’ pavilion or resort residence
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Towering bamboo trees, vibrant tropical flowers and the Mae Rim Valley’s jungle-covered hills surround the lavish resort, which covers 20 acres of landscaped terraces, lily ponds, waterfalls and rice paddies. Guestrooms are housed in two-story pavilions or extravagant private residences designed in the local architectural style, complete with soaring teakwood ceilings and an outdoor sala (a Thai gazebo).
Bed and Bath
Decorated with impressive Siamese art, original paintings, rich Thai silk and cotton décor, and featuring vaulted ceilings and covered outdoor verandas, the two-story Lanna-style pavilions house 64 units that feel like private homes. Each is outfitted with the expected creature comforts—iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi as well as terry robes and hypoallergenic pillows. The Private Residences feature plunge pools, terraces and personal housekeeping services.
The resort’s bucolic panoramas are especially striking from the spa, where specially commissioned Lanna frescoes and sculptures of deities in various meditative and sitting poses complement an architectural style inspired by a northern Thai temple. The treatments, which utilize herbs, spices and flowers, are also based on ancient Thai rituals. Dining at the resort is, in a word, outstanding. Try the curry noodle soup with chicken, a Chiang Mai staple, at Sala Mae Rim, the resort’s restaurant specializing in Northern Thai dishes. On less balmy days, enjoy an organic salad or homemade pasta at the Terraces located in the center of a rice paddy. And finally, two infinity pools (one is adult-only) overlook the rice paddies.
In the Area
You don’t have to leave the resort if it’s yoga, golf, tennis, cooking classes or biking you’re after. In fact, you can even be a rice farmer for a day when you sign up for a rice paddy ritual, in which you’ll don your own mor hom (a traditional farmer costume) and learn how rice is planted and how to transplant sprouts from the seed ben. Get up close to the smartest mammals on the planet at Mae Sa Elephant Camp, where you can watch them at play and even take a leisurely ride atop an elephant’s back. Visit the nearby village of Sankamphaeng, where a stretch of road known as Handcraft Highway features artisan-made furniture, silk, celadon, pottery or other handicrafts for sale. Scale the 300-plus steps to the summit of Doi Suthep Temple for a breathtaking (literally and figuratively) view.
How to Get There
Don't miss an opportunity to stay at the 4 Seasons in Chiang Mei. It surpassed all my expectations and I am sure it will yours. Only wish I had time to play their golf course! This resort is memorable in all ways, spa, grounds, staff and attention to detail. LMc
but.....disapointed with the sunday brunch....
only one sort of tiny oysters, poor variety of cheeses, and desserts, small things nothing really original or tasty.
I was expecting much better for a 4* hotel...
(once a month, at Dhara Dhevi, it is so much better-except for the desserts, same tiny ridiculous glasses...)
Four seasons resort Chiang Mai is located in a quiet place, we lived in rice field view room on the 2nd floor, the landscape is very beautiful, a bid rice field is outside our window. You could join the free activities, like rice planting, buffalo bathing, and some yoga course. And the nature trail is very delightful and unforgettable, two staffs of the hotel are my tour guiders, they are very nice and professional, introduced special plants and flowers in the resort, and we have tasted some of the flowers, unforgettable experience!
And the Thai restaurant is very good, food is delicious and friendly service, with reasonable price.
The least of perfection is that, our room is not an independent villa, the neighborhood is a little bit noisy.
The room rate is a little bit high but deserve it. Highly recommended hotel in Chiang Mai, you will never disappointed.
Yoga tutor and Nature Trail Guider, Buffalo bathing staff, they are very nice.
It was without a doubt the most relaxing, serene, and carefree holiday ever. Looking out on the property from the restaurant or pool is breathtaking. The staff here elevate quality service to a level of its own. I will come back here again. A wonderful change of pace outside of the city but close enough you can get to any attraction easily. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property. Also, I should add, if you are looking for a “romantic” location, this has to be one of the best in the world. Pool Villa is incredible.
We loved everything about this property. The personalized service and attention to detail by all employees is unsurpassed. We were welcomed and given an understanding or the property and all the activities available to us. The property itself is stunning. Every residence is very private but is close proximity to the restaurants, gym, spa and pool. All the employees were very attentive to us. They arranges a special event for us on short notice and made it very personal. Truly an exceptional property and experience.