We stayed at the Lanna mantra for five nights in a deluxe room.
The location has both positives and negatives, positives being that it is quite relaxing and a welcome break when one becomes sick of the hustle around the old city. However it is around a 15-20 minute tuk tuk ride from tha pae gate area with the free shuttle from the hotel only being one way at 1030am and 6pm. The going rate for the tuk tuk seemed to be 150 baht during our stay however with persistence 120 could probably be achieved.
Our room was adequately sized with tasteful decor in the traditional lanna styling. However I would say the bed and pillows were some of the hardest I have ever experienced on my travels.
As we visited in winter there were some issues with the bedding being insufficient on the coldest nights and the air conditioning seemingly only able to put out cold air. Secondly there is a lack of sound proofing in the rooms which is an issue depending on neighbour's with one night a thirty minute argument upstairs between a Chinese couple able to be heard clearly over the tv.
The pool is of a good size although fairly cool to swim in. There is a lack of deck chairs and given the pool is surrounded by trees, chairs only sporadically receive sun throughout the day, perhaps a lesser issue in hotter seasons.
Breakfast was adequate albeit a limited selection, with the 2 hot dishes changing daily. Staff were helpful and friendly. We ate at the restaurant twice, it was adequate although perhaps a touch expensive. Down the road on the right is a thai restaurant which I can recommend if one doesn't want to make the trip into town.
Overall the stay here was satisfactory and if possible I probably would have given 3.5. It would best suit those who want to stay somewhere more relaxing preferring to make a trip into town at their leisure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The view from the hotel ranks among the most beautiful spots facing the vast river bend. Most tourists want to get a glimpse. Experience a world of difference between a visit to Chiang Mai. When you want to avoid the chaos to place your stream of quiet where you can relax and be yourself. We cater to all your senses when you come to us. The simple beauty of Lanna ... usually impress and create memorable experiences for you to experience the Lanna Dusita located in the middle of a natural habitat that offers the same family. In general, urban Lanna this will make during your stay, you have access to the peaceful exploration and experience the unique cultural charm through the history of art. The tranquility and beauty around the heaven of Lanna. Lanna Dusita located north of the city and only 15 minutes from the city center. Along the Ping River There are many cultural events throughout the year in the capital of Lanna former empire. Getting comfortable commute Shopping Kad Luang (Warorot Market) Night Bazaar and Tha Pae Gate, all the needs and desires of those who stay in order to get the maximum satisfaction and tight seal in memory. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lanna Mantra Chiang Mai
- Lanna Mantra Hotel Chiang Mai