Marndadee Heritage River Village
What We Love
- A peaceful riverside sanctuary, including breakfast, a set dinner and dining and spa discountsCooling off in the outdoor mineral pool with a Jacuzzi that overlooks the Mae Ping River
- Being just 20 minutes from the wood-carving village of Baan Tawai
- The daily breakfast, set dinner and dining and spa discounts
- The unique design and antique flourishes in the villas
What To Know
- Daily free cultural activities include Tung flag-making, bamboo weaving and dried-leaf card-making
- It's 30 minutes away from Chiang Mai; there's a free shuttle bus, but depart/return times are limited
- The Thai decor is done up in dark woods, rich hues and local textiles
Satisfy your craving for a cultural getaway to Chiang Mai at Marndadee Heritage River Village. Thisfour-star playground along the Mae Ping River excels in two things: keeping you busy, and helping you wind down. The first is accomplished through the property’s daily cultural afternoon activities, which include vegetable carving, folding Pandan leaves into rose flowers, Tung flag-making, bamboo weaving, and dried-leaf card-making. Meanwhile, total relaxation comes in the form of an outdoor mineral pool with a Jacuzzi, plus gracious hospitality and a heavenly day spa with an excellent treatment menu.
The property is also home to a signature restaurant overlooking the river, where you can enjoy delicious Thai cuisine indoors or on the terrace. When you dine (or spa) yourself into an early slumber, you’ll find your room – one of 23 unique accommodations – decked out with antique furnishings, all the high-tech gadgetry you’ll need and thoughtful extras, like bathrobes, slippers and well-stocked minibars. And, appropriately, the décor is typically Thai, with polished floors, dark woods, rich hues, local textiles, tasteful artworks and decorative items from Bangkok’s Sra Pathum Palace.
Antiques and rich hues are the defining design features of the 23 unique rooms, situated in villas with different architectural styles and stunning views over the Mae Ping River. Sino Colonial rooms are housed in a cool concrete Western-Chinese fusion-style villa and offer an eclectic mix of design elements. All rooms feature double or twin beds and promise you plenty of conveniences, and Rice Barn villa rooms are set in an antique rice barn-turned-luxury villa.
Creative Thai cuisine is showcased at the signature restaurant overlooking the Mae Ping River. Choose to dine al fresco on the terrace or in the air-conditioned dining room. Alternatively, room service is available during select hours. Please note that a casual dress code applies.
Enjoy top-to-toe pampering at the gorgeous Ploenchit Spa, a peaceful haven, complete out with a steam room and Jacuzzi. Using all-natural products, treatments include Thai massages, foot massages, aromatherapy massages, herbal scrubs and more.
Set in the district of Saraphi in the Chiang Mai Province, you’ll be right on the banks of the Mae Ping River and just 20-minutes from the wood-carving village of Baan Tawai. Both the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek National Park and Nong Hoi Market are nearby. For a true taste of Chiang Mai, be sure to shop at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, marvel at the splendor of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, see pandas at Chiang Mai Zoo and explore the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam.
How to Get There
Such a cool vintage hotel Thai colonial style. Great combination with good old stuff, arts, and nature. What I'm impressed the most is the feeling of King Rama IX everywhere not only the paintings/sculpture of him but also the simulated rice fields following the royal initiated project.
Furthermore, despite the huge numbers of trees, the place is so clean. There is no leaf on the walkway at all.
Oh and of course the staff's are also very nice and kind.
I totally recommend this hotel! ????????
Good location that not quite far from Chieng mai downtown ( 20 mins drive from Airport ) / Appreciated for their service and location with v. heritage decoration from v. antique items / It's good combination of quite location but able to enjoy life in Chieng mai downtown
We stayed one lovely week at the Marndadee Heritage near Chiang Mai. We stayed in both the colonial room and in the hay loft villas (very unique). This is a very relaxing place directly on the Ping in the country 20 minutes from the Old City. The architecture is traditional Lanna style and the whole place abounds with antiques from all over the world. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable (but more than you would pay in the Old City) prices. Service is excellent; the staff will do everything they can to make your stay a pleasant one. We loved it here. There is free shuttle service to and from the Old City several times a day. The Marndadee is close to Ban Tawai Woodcarving Village and is a good base for a visit to Doi Inthanon National Park. There is a nice pool and restaurant overlooking the PNG and the surrounding hills.