Chiang Mai. The largest of Thailand’s northern cities, home to bustling markets and serene temples. And elephants, too. Outside the moats and centuries-old city walls lies the Patara Elephant Sanctuary. And in the middle of all this, the luxury Rachamankha, a spacious boutique hotel hosting bars, art galleries and even a library. Strolling through the peaceful grounds in the morning, then swimming in a waterfall with an elephant in the afternoon? Sounds good to us.
This thoughtfully designed hotel, nestled in the heart of the city and surrounded by plenty of attractions, is conveniently placed to say the least. Just one minute away is Wat Phra Singh, the city’s oldest and more revered temple. The Sunday Walking Market is only two minutes away. Not exactly an arduous journey and we’re sure you’ll be out exploring Chiang Mai in no time. Once you’ve seen all the ancient buildings you can handle, we highly recommend that Elephant Sanctuary. The chance to care for your very own pachyderm is something you won’t want to miss out on your holiday to Thailand.
With just 25 rooms, the Rachamankha Hotel isn’t the largest resort on the books, but it more than makes up for it’s modest size by providing a truly luxury experience. Whether you pick from the deluxe rooms or the opulent suites, there’s something for everyone. The hotel pays architectural hommage to Chiang Mai’s golden Lanna period with it’s tiered roofs and intricate doors. Antique furnishings and sculptures complement the more modern appointments we come to expect these days.
Why We Like it
Quite understandably, the staff know Chiang Mai in and out, and are more than happy to help you plan your trips around the city and further beyond. But within the hotel, the sense of calm and serenity is palpable and it’s just as pleasant to spend your time wandering through the beautiful cobbled courtyards and grounds as it is exploring the highlights of the city.