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At the edge of the Mae Ping River in Thailand’s beautiful northern city of Chiang Mai is Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – a city hotel with a tranquil, resort feel. The central location is within walking distance to the city centre where there’s a plethora of temples, artisan markets and Lanna heritage to discover, and it’s an excellent springboard for an adventure.
Kitted out in a mix of contemporary Thai and colonial style, at the heart of the resort is the colonial building that was once the British Consulate. Guest rooms and suites are sleek and feature beautiful wood panelling, local art and huge sliding glass doors that open onto a balcony or terrace with a daybed. Views are either of the gardens or the river. If you like extra luxuries, opt for a Kasara Garden or River View Suite for access to the Kasara Executive Lounge that serves complimentary refreshments throughout the day.
Enchanting afternoons can be spent enjoying the famous afternoon tea service, whilst The Restaurant serves up an array of culinary delights including Indian and Peruvian specialities. For a sense of fun and fabulous Thai dishes, book a table at The Service 1921 Restaurant that recreates a British intelligence concept and comes with a hidden private dining room accessed through a secret bookshelf door. If you develop a taste for Thai, you can learn the art of cooking it yourself in the hotel’s cooking school.
There is plenty to do at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, from catching some rays by the outdoor pool to visiting the spa where you can enjoy a Lanna-inspired ritual or a Thai massage before unwinding in either the indoor or outdoor relaxation areas. There’s yoga or Tai Chi, or how about an introduction to the art of Muay Thai boxing? In the evenings, a river cruise makes a romantic interlude.
The beauty of this hotel is its proximity to the heart of bustling Chiang Mai, so at least one day to explore is a must. There are quirky cafés, boutiques and art galleries to check out whilst sightseeing. And if you’re looking for an adventure of a different kind, head a little bit further afield for jungle tours, elephant encounters, hill tribe villages and river rafting experiences.
How to get here
15 minutes by road from Chiang Mai International Airport
84 rooms & suites