Directory to some of the best Hotels and Resorts in Northern Thailand
Here I spill the tea on some of Chiang Mai’s best Luxury Hotels and Resorts. Join me as I uncover some of these truly exquisite temporary homes. With any luck you’ll bump into your favourite celebrity on your stay!
The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is a super 5 star Hotel set among 60 acres of beautiful natural landscape. Just imagine relaxing for an hour or two in the outdoor Jacuzzi of one of the splendid villas set in the middle of a paddy field. It just couldn’t get better than this now, could it?
Pamper yourself in the hotel’s world-class spa or enjoy a meal beneath the rain trees on the terrace in one of three private pavilions. It’s the perfect settings for a romantic getaway.
The Four Seasons Resort
Four Seasons Resort is a 5-star resort set among terraced rice fields and the beautiful mountains of the Mae Rim Valley. When construction first began at this resort in the 1990’s, the locals laughed at the idea of anyone having to pay such a high price to stay in Chiang Mai. Well, the owners are now having the last laugh.
Keep in mind you’ll need to book well in advance as it is near impossible to get a room during the high season. All 64 suites have teak floors, Thai cotton furnishings and CD sound systems.
The Shangri-La Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel is one of those modern luxury Chiang Mai hotels that was completed in December 2007. The hotel is situated in a beautifully landscaped setting with an enormous free-form pool and surrounded by lush plant life to help you really unwind.
This hotel is very close to the old city and night market which makes it ideal for getting around the town.
The Dusit D2 Hotel
The Dusit D2 Hotel is bright and modern and all materials and textiles incorporated in the hotel’s design are high-tech, functional and elegant. The emphasis here is based on simplicity and spaciousness thus creating a sense of serenity. This hotel will definitely appeal to the young at heart.
The hotel is easy walking distance to the famous bustling night bazaar on Chang Klang Road and its easy access to the ancient temples at Tapae Gateway.
It’s only five kilometres from the train station and seven kilometres from the bus terminal.
The Garden Resort Bungalows
The Garden Resort Bungalows are wonderful luxury self-catering bungalows for daily, weekly and monthly rentals.
The resort is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) outside Chiang Mai and set in the middle of the rice and sweet potato fields. This small but private resort is also surrounded by palm trees and water parties.