If you haven’t tasted Khao Soi or seen the view of Doi Suthep, you haven’t been to Chiang Mai.This famous Thai saying clearly rings true, as visitors to northern Thailand will find that there are certain things to try in order to experience the city to the fullest. Chiang Mai is definitely more relaxed than Bangkok, and its northern mountain air definitely provides a respite from the country’s normally hot and humid weather.
Visitors to Chiang Mai are of all kinds, with some seeking budget accommodation and others an upscale home away from home. Below we’ve listed the best hotels in town that offer a bit of luxury and nature all in one. From resorts to hotels that have left nothing behind, guests are sure to find something incredible at each of these resorts.
5 best hotels in Chiang Mai
1. Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
This boutique resort features Northern Thai-style décor with wooden furnishings. Here you can relax in one of the bedrooms equipped with bathtubs and bathrobes for maximum comfort. In addition, the resort has an outdoor swimming pool in which guests can swim. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant that overlooks the beautiful and peaceful Ping River.
Na Nirand is located near the old town of Chiang Mai, where attractions such as Art in Paradise and the Night Bazaar are a short walk away. And, if guests bring a car, the resort also offers free parking. In case guests require assistance, the hotel provides 24 hour front desk service to all guests.
Installations: Swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, airport shuttle, spa and wellness center, free parking, restaurant, tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms, bar and fabulous breakfast.
Price: 3,299 baht-17,842 baht.
Address: 1/1 Soi 9 Charoen Prathet Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai district, Chiang Mai 50100.
Rachamankha, member of Relais & Châteaux, is a boutique hotel located near the Sunday market and the ramparts of the old town. The hotel is in an idyllic location, surrounded by jungle with an outdoor swimming pool in the center. Each room is also equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a personal safe, a minibar and a private bathroom. Here, guests can relax and admire the surrounding scenery by simply gazing outside or swimming in the beautiful swimming pool.
However, guests can also enjoy massage services at the hotel’s pool spa where tranquility meets tropical. The hotel also has a library where you can plan your next adventure using the free computers and internet. Upon awakening, visitors can use the courtyard restaurant for breakfast or stop all day for a bite to eat. The restaurant offers Asian, Chinese, European and American cuisine.
Installations: Swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, airport shuttle, spa and wellness center, free parking, restaurant, room service, tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms and bar.
Price: 3,900 baht-13,945 baht.
Address: 6 Ratchamanka alley 9, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai district, Chiang Mai 50200.
3. Manoir Akyra Chiang Mai
Akyra Manor is a luxurious hotel composed only of suites and spa facilities to make your stay a piece of paradise. Offering spacious city suites with outdoor spa tubs and a rooftop infinity pool, this hotel has got it all. Just steps from Nimman Haemin Road, the hotel is ideally located next to chic boutiques, galleries and cafes. In addition, it is less than 3 km from the city center.
The suites also have a separate living area with sofa and a balcony where you can admire the beautiful nature. And, if going out for a drink is too much of a hassle, rooms also have stocked minibars for added convenience. Guests can also enjoy locally sourced toiletries and Italian dishes in the hotel’s state-of-the-art kitchen and pizza oven. Plus, Akyra makes nightlife easy as its rooftop bar and swimming pool can provide hours of fun.
Installations: Swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, exceptional fitness center, airport shuttle, free parking, disabled facilities, WiFi available in all areas, tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms, bar and superb breakfast.
Price: 3,454 baht-11,500 baht.
Address: 22/2 Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 9, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200.
4. The interior house
The Inside House is absolutely stellar in terms of decor and ambiance. With whitewashed rooms and furnishings, it’s easy to feel at peace while staying here. Located just 700 meters from Wat Phra Singh, the hotel is conveniently located near many tourist sites. Additionally, Chedi Luang Temple is less than 1 km away and Chiang Mai Gate is just over 10 minutes’ walk away.
The hotel caters to those looking for nice facilities as it has a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, bar and garden. Inside the rooms, visitors will find a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and other expected amenities. In the morning, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast or an à la carte breakfast. Additionally, visitors to The Inside House can enjoy massage services as well as a steam room, sauna and fitness center. Children will also be delighted with the kids’ club and the games room.
Installations: Massage, sauna, spa, hammam, fitness center, swimming pool, library, children’s club, bar, restaurants, games room and tennis court.
Price: 2,800 baht-8,099 baht.
Address: 51/4 Chiang Mai – Sankampaeng Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
5. House 137 Pillars
Located just a 10-minute walk from Chiang Mai Night Market, 137 Pillars House offers convenient access to the city’s main attractions. A boutique property, the hotel offers spacious suites with garden views, free minibar, outdoor swimming pool, spa and gym. Each room has contemporary decor as well as a balcony and patio. The bathrooms are fitted with a Victorian bathtub and an outdoor shower for ultimate relaxation.
Visitors to 137 Pillars House can enjoy a variety of Thai and international dishes while enjoying snacks and drinks at the Library Bar. And, if rest is at the rendezvous, dinner in the room is quite possible. Thus, guests can truly relax after spending a pleasant day admiring the nearby scenery.
Installations: Swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, spa and wellness center, free parking, WiFi available in all areas, restaurant, bar and very good breakfast.
Price: 8,968 baht-28,430 baht.
Address: 2 soi 1, Nawatgate Road, Tambon Watgate, Muang, Chang Moi, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Nature lovers choose Chiang Mai as their first place to experience a unique and organic journey, full of waterfalls, mountains and rare wildlife. From Doi Inthanon to the Mae Ping River, the opportunities are endless when it comes to visiting the natural side of northern Thailand.
Visitors certainly have a lot of options when choosing a hotel in Chiang Mai. As hotels clearly haven’t left anything out in their list of amenities, guests will surely be delighted with where they spend their nights. From hot tubs to outdoor pools, relaxation is at the top of the list.
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