For a few years already, we expected to experience Rachamankha but at any time, we finally decided to stay at The Chedi Chiang Mai… Such a mistake to miss Rachamankha so many times cause our recent stay has exceeded all our expectations.
Discreetly located into a manicured and so romantic garden, right in the middle of the old city, in one of these charming "soi", Rachamankha is a gem of elegance. Rarely we found a place so special with a real atmosphere. It's not one of these standard luxury hotels but clearly a house with a spirit perfecty decorated by one of the most famous Thai designer and art collector. Each room, each courtyard, each corner of this amazing property is simply remarkable and sincerely beautiful. You can't stop to look at each detail and everything is so exceptional a simple walk in the hotel is becoming a perfect enjoyment for the eyes.
We stayed in the room #3 which is a Superior room, the first category, but don't worry, even this category is already great. With a size of 35 sq. meters, you'll feel so relaxed and all the positive energy coming from the heart of this property will help you to release all your stress. The bed is over comfortable, the fantastic pieces of antiques, again, give a warm atmosphere and having a bath in the small but adorable bathroom is a moment not to be missed (the lavender amenities are really good). There is almost no complain but since we're demanding travelers, we would like to have better blind curtains not to be awake by the sun in the morning and a wifi working a bit better… But these details are nothing in this world of perfection.
Actually, even if Chiang Mai is a paradise for Art lovers, even if there is so much to see outside, it's pretty hard to escape from the hotel. What can you expect better than having a nice glass of chilled white wine next to the marvelous pool, just listening the birds singing or reading a good book on the impressive library where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of brandy or trying an excellent Thai massage in the pavilion overlooking the pool… Rachamankha itself deserves a trip to Chiang Mai and we can't wait to go back again in March. I re-arranged the trip just to spend a few nights in this outstanding place… It means a lot…
And again, no need to search for having a yummy dinner… the food at the restaurant is simply delicious. Don't miss the chillies stuffed with a tasty minced pork meat. The best tables are probably in the courtyard which is the most charming place for a romantic time. Candles, flowers and a quiet relaxing local music give a true character and an irresistible charm to this place. We fall in love….
A word about the staff, more a family actually cause all of the people making of Rachamankha such a wonderful place are so kind, so nice, always with a nice word. They know how to be attentive and discreet and the manager of this beautiful house, Paul, is a very friendly guy, not this kind of pretentious GM we hate. He's just the friendliest and nicest person we met and he's managing Rachamankha perfectly.
Congratulations from the deep part of our heart… Our stay was magical and we don't find a word strong enough to recommend to choose Rachamankha for a stay in Chiang Mai. There is not a better place for sure…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in the center of the old moated city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Rachamankha is just one minute’s stroll to the old city’s most important and impressive temple, Wat Phra Singh; just 2 minutes stroll to the city’s newest and most exciting night market the Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market, and a wide choice of bars and restaurants from local to international in style all within a few minutes’ walk of Rachamankha. Unique for a city hotel Rachamankha is renowned for its peaceful and very private atmosphere, and it’s incredible architecture. The hotel, just 22 rooms and 2 suites, is set in 2 acres of manicured grounds and the architecture pays homage to Chiang Mai’s golden age, the Lanna period, offering guests a unique stay in a unique property with a true sense of place. Rachamankha is also the only Secret Retreats property in northern Thailand. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Agoda and Jetsetter so you can book your Rachamankha reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Rachamankha Chiang Mai
- Rachamankha Hotel Chiang Mai