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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
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A boutique riverside getaway, with breakfast, a Thai set dinner on one night and dining and spa discounts

The Lowdown

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

Marndadee Heritage River Village
9 Moo 1, Kuamung
Chiang Mai, 50140 Thailand