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
This whole place is a work of art. The grounds are impeccably manicured, there are pieces of art and old furniture everywhere. We stayed in one of the rice barns and the rooms were stunning. One warning - I'm 6'4" and I had to watch my head everywhere I walked around this place. View from infinity pool overlooking the river is amazing. Food was good but the cocktails were fabulous and the bar staff was great! Only real complaint was the wi-fi was terrible which made the kids unhappy and actually gave us problems checking out as the credit card machine wasn't working. This is definitely more of a couples hotel than a family spot. Would love to come back just with my wife for a few days stay.
We broke our Chiang Mai stay in two parts: the first few nights were here at The Marnadee, and then the other three were in the city walls. If you have the time, this was a really nice way to approach it. The Marnadee is gorgeous and well-situated, but not so far away that you can't get into the city within a few minutes. And their rooms! My goodness. You won't regret any time spent here.
Marndadee was honestly the best experience, I have ever had with regards to hotels. FIt is located in the outskirts of Chang mai which provides that authentic and real Thailand experience, as opposed to a typical, modern look hotel near the city centre.
I stayed with my girlfriend for two weeks in marndadee and we literally did not want to leave; to the extent to enquire prices to stay for a month when we return in the winter. Rooms are extremely clean, well equipped and conveys a true Thai experience. The staff are the most friendliest, humble and gentle people i have ever experienced within my whole trip in Thailand. They will aim to assist you and accommodate your needs fully. Nice gym, great resteraunt within the resorts, free private shuttle daily to city centre, amazing pool area overlooking the river, just truly amazing experience.
I do not normally leave reviews, but this hotel features, hospitality and the amazing staff, made my Thailand experience, an experience that I will never forget.
The Hotel is lovley , set on the Ping River , we have stayed at the hotel 1 year ago and were warmly welcomed back .
The staff at the hotel go out of their way to make you welcome . A big thank you to Max for taking care of us !
My only comment is the food at the hotel could be better ,this is said in a constructive manner .
Some may find the hotel a bit far from Chiang Mai city ,but once you know the area ,it is serene and a beautiful play to stay .
Looking forward to our next visit.
We really liked the rooms and grounds of this boutique hotel. We stayed in a colonial suite which was large and comfortable, furnished with antiques and unique art work and topped off with a gorgeous balcony. They were good about bringing extra hangers and a luggage rack for our suitcase. I wish they had a water dispenser in the gym, but they filled my water bottle in the restaurant whenever I asked. They did forget to bring towels one day so we had to ask. There are mosquitos in the evening - so mosquito repellent comes in handy. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, but there is a sweet little village market within walking distance - it’s not open at night though. Still, it was calm and beautiful after our busy days.