Before our trip to Chiang Mai I read through many reviews on many of the hotels in the city including information on the forums. I narrowed it down to the Le Meridien, Dusit D2, and the Chedi. I chose the Chedi and am glad that I did. There is no comparison. This might be one of the nicest, if not the nicest, hotels I have ever stayed at. We rarely saw other guests except in the restaurant or at the pool. There is such an exclusive feel to this hotel. It does come at a price, but it's a bargain compared to the hyper-luxury properties in Chiang Mai.
The location is very good. One of the night markets is literally one block away. The other ones are very close too. It's a short walk to the area near the Le Meridien and D2. If you don't want to pay the high prices at the restaurant, there are tons of places along the river or down the main street that ends at the hotel's driveway. If you walk towards the old city, you will pass tons of restaurants.
The hotel itself is awesome. It is clean, precise, elegant, refined, minimalist, modern, yet inviting and warm. Many other hotels in the world that try to be modern and minimal end up being cold and sterile. This hotel is not like that at all. You will not want to leave the property. The breakfast is incredible and it is a buffet, but you also order off of a menu for the main things like eggs, omelets, pancakes, congee, french toast, or whatever else. The only things on the buffet are pastries, fruit, cold cuts, etc, but it's all included.
The room is very nice and modern. Most of the other reviews have captured the essence of the hotel. The only caution is that since the hotel is open air and the rooms are not enclosed in hallways, there are lots of mosquitoes. They have cans of spray in the room and every few days they fumigate the property. It is still bad though especially if you have drinks on the terrace in the evening. I don't know if it's the time of year I was there (June) or if Chiang Mai is always like that but the mosquitoes are really bad everywhere. Bring citronella spray or something simliar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edging the meandering Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is conveniently situated a mere five minute walk to the famous Night Bazaar and only 10 minutes from the quaint and traditional attractions of the old moated city. Explore authentic Thai areas, seemingly endless markets and the city's quirky art culture with its bohemian vibe as well as popular cosmopolitan hangouts and a growing wellness scene. Surrounding the valley in which Chiang Mai resides, verdant mountains are home to vast national parks of virgin rainforest, impressive waterfalls and rare flora and fauna. Discover countless Buddhist temples, timeless hill tribe communities, exotic animal sanctuaries and fascinating handicraft villages, as well as historic ruins that tell a tale of a time when Chiang Mai was the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel Chiang Mai
- Chedi Chiang Mai