Where to stay in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand
Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand
The design of the resort is very traditional Thai and all rooms have private balconies overlooking the Golden Triangle. Using the Anantara Golden Triangle as your base gives the perfect opportunity to explore. The location is spectacular with superb views and its own Elephant camp. Have a mahout teach you how to handle the enormous beasts, go on a trek by the river or through the forest, rice fields and bamboo groves, join in with elephant bathing time or discover tips for surviving in the forest from the mahouts. The camp is designed like a traditional mahout hill village and sits right beside the resort.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand
Located 30 minutes from Thailand’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai in the Mae Rim Valley, the location of the Four Seasons is perfect for a rural Thai escape with access to all the highlights of northern Thailand. The resort is built around working rice terraces with breath-taking views across the paddies and mountains in the distance. Besides relaxing in the tranquil setting of the resort there is plenty of options to experience Thai lifestyle, from guided gardens tours, join the farmers and learn how rice is planted or join a birdwatching tour around the verdant grounds, borrow one of the resort mountain bikes and explore the local area or join a cookery class. Beyond the resort visit one of the nearby villages for a sample of local hill tribe life or visit on of the elephant parks and spend the day discovering these magnificent creatures.
Tamarind Village, Chiang Mai
Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s cultural hub, Tamarind Village is a charming and unique Lanna-style boutique property. Found at the end of an inviting bamboo lined driveway just off one of the main streets that runs through the walled old town of the city, the resort is typically northern Thai architecturally set around a series of garden courtyards. One of the courtyards is home to a 200-year-old Tamarind tree from which the resort takes its name.
137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
The charming boutique 137 Pillars House was originally an old colonial house, built in the early 1800’s, designated to foreigners by the Siam Government, and it was built around the construction of 137 pillars, hence the name. Converted into a hotel in 2012 the design is spectacular, fully capturing the elegance of by-gone days, but with a contemporary finish. Located close the banks of the Mai Ping river it is just a short taxi ride from the centre of Chiang Mai and the lively night markets.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, Thailand
Simply one of Northern Thailand’s most elegant, stylish and luxurious hotels, the Anantara Chiang Mai combines the facilities of a luxury hotel with a highly convenient location, just a five minute walk from the famous Night Market. The site itself was home to the former British Consulate and thus enjoys one of Chiang Mai’s prime locations, on the banks of the Mae Ping River. The main Consulate building dates back to the 1920’s and has been integrated into the hotel – it is now the location of the stylish restaurant, whose leather chairs and colonial style afternoon tea are designed to recreate the British club feel.
Lanjia Lodge, Chiang Rai
A stay at Lanjia Lodge offers a unique opportunity to live amongst the Hmong Villages in a community based lodge in Chiang Rao Province in northern Thailand. Offering dramatic views of the Mekong Valley and Laos, the lodge is building in complete harmony with the lush green environment as well as the Hmong and Lahu villages in which it is located.
Raya Heritage Chiang Mai, Thailand
This new sanctuary located on the banks of Chiang Mai’s River Ping has been designed with northern Thailand’s Lanna heritage in mind. Those seeking a serene escape on the outskirts of the bustling ancient city should look no further, as the tranquil atmosphere of Raya Heritage provides a balance of Thai charm with luxurious contemporary touches. This is a gorgeous base from which to explore the enticing sights, sounds and smells of Chiang Mai and the peace of the verdant Thai countryside.
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