Shewe Wana is lovely and an oasis of calm in a busy city.
The location isn't great, on a busy road and a good 20 minutes walk from the old town, but the serenity of the hotel makes up for it.
Lovely gardens, 2 small pools, lobby bar, a coffee shop, restaurant (reasonable prices but we preferred to go into town), spa (very expensive) and com.mentary tuk tuk to the night market (hourly) are amongst the facilities available. Breakfast is very nice, including a delicious selection of pancakes, and can be eaten in the garden. Service is polite, efficient and somewhat formal.
Our standard room was small and basic but well equipped - bathrobes, slippers, aircon, TV, umbrellas, fridge stocked daily with complimentary water and soft drinks, and absolutely lovely toiletries. The only thing lacking was a decent amount of clothes storage, but I guess that most people only stay a few days. The suites appear much larger, but are almost twice the price.
Overall, I think I would have preferred to stay in the old town, but nevertheless Shewe Wana was a lovely place..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Shewe" means life, "Wana" means forest and nature. "Shewe Wana" means life returning to the forest. Shewe Wana is a small cozy boutique style resort in Chiang Mai city. We are an environmentally friendly resort, using natural products made by Chiang Mai local people. We are located about 15-20 minutes by walk from resort to Chiang Mai old city. It is located on the main road to the railroad station and a few minutes walk to the Ping River where you will find a variety of international restaurants, pubs and cafes. It is also just a short walk to a Buddhist temple and a local market name "SAN PA KHOI" where you will find a delicious assortment of northern Thai food, fruit and confections. We offer complimentary 'tuk-tuk' shuttle to the night bazaar and railroad station and van service to the airport. Shewe Wana Boutique wing A cozy boutique resort with two room types; Superior Double room and Superior Twin room have Thai-style wood furniture and windows that open to a view of the lovely garden and pool-side setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shewe Wana Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai