Ideally located in the center of Chiang Mai’s old-moated city, Rachamankha hotel (the only Relais and Chateaux in Northern Thailand) is a few minutes from Wat Phra Singh and the new night market, Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market. This boutique hotel emulates the design of Chiang Mai’s ancient heritage, embellished with white walls, raw silks and Asian art and antiquities. Its 22 rooms and two suites is a treasury of Lanna art and Chinese antiquities and pays homage to Chiang Mai’s golden age. Savor international dishes, snacks and world wines at the air-conditioned dining room or the delightful restaurant courtyard.
One evening we were in the dining room trying to order dinner. The waitress encouraged me to select certain meals and discouraged me from ordering others. When I requested why she was making these recommendations, she did not seem to be able to express herself. There was nobody around who knew enough english to explain. I took her advice and ordered what she recommended. I suspect the restaurant had a shortage and she was steering me in the direction of availability....Read More
Dec 09, 2016
Initially I did not like this hotel, but it really grew on me as we stayed. It was quiet so initially I felt uncomfortable making noise. But I started to appreciate the calm nature of the hotel. We had issues the first day because the hotel was in an alley. Initially I did not like this hotel, but it really grew on me as we stayed. It was quiet so initially I felt uncomfortable making noise. But I started to appreciate the calm nature of the hotel.
We had issues the first day because the hotel was in an alley. It was harder to locate when we took the red trucks....Read More
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