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The Best Hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to stay in Chiang Mai, both international luxury and boutique choices.

Our Team to Chiang Mai are two professional travelers who lives in Thailand.

Welcome to Chiang Mai, the "New City", and welcome to the Mae Ping River. Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, located 700 km north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. Chiang Mai is a diverse city, a modern noisy city centre, and the more relaxed and green old town and along the tranquil Mae Ping River.

One of Chiang Mai's major attractions is its old city - inside its moat, is an extraordinary vision. Barefoot monks in flame-coloured robes is collecting alms in the morning, amid the 30-odd temple spires, and street vendors sell their wares by night.

Chiang Mai is a town of many markets. As the provincial capital it is the main commercial centre of the region. The most interesting markets are the many fresh and food markets - a riot of smells and sounds. The most famous are the Warorot Market and the Saturday and Sunday Walking Street markets.

A lot of people love Chiang Mai. The city appeals to a diverse range of tastes, from adventure seekers who use it as a base, to power shoppers who love the local handicrafts, to those who just like the relaxed pace.

Whatever your taste is, go to Chiang Mai and enjoy.

Currency is Baht (THB).

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Hotels and Restaurants:

Hotel picture Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from the magnificent 200 year old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace.

Set around a series of garden courtyards, the rooms and suites reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Intimate, serene and relaxing, Tamarind Village is an oasis of calm and tranquility.

Tamarind Village's rooms and suites are situated around a series of courtyards, giving each room a sense of relaxed space. Decorated with simple yet elegant touches, the interiors draw on contemporary design for the runners, throw rugs and accessories and contrast the bold visual patterns of hill tribe fabrics against white bedding and polished concrete floors to striking effect. All rooms feature modern, fully equipped bathrooms.

A secret sanctuary in the heart of historic Chiang Mai and a perfect base for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond.

50/1 Rajdamnoen Road
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Hotel picture Rachamankha is situated in the heart of historic Chiang Mai old city. Rachamankha, the leading luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, does not reveal itself to the passerby, but excites curiosity and creates a receptive mood. Only after passing through the hotel forecourt, the Zen-like simplicity and sophistication of the colonnaded courtyards welcome guests to the world of serenity and contentment.

The 23 luxurious rooms and two exquisite suites is fully equipped with every amenity for either work or leisure: wireless internet connection, cable TV with large LED screen and CD/DVD player. The common design theme is the uninhibited mix of antiques from different periods around the world, from Europe, Africa, China, Burma and Thailand.

The enchanting open-air massage pavilion overlooks a tranquil 20-meter pool where drinks and light snacks are served pool-side throughout the day.

Rachamankha is truly a beautiful hotel situated in a green haven in the city. Very warm and helpful staff.

6 Rachamankha 9 Phra Singh
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Hotel picture Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is conveniently situated on the banks of tranquil Mae Ping River, a 5-minute walk to the famous Night Bazaar, 10 minutes from the traditional attractions of the old moated city.

A striking wooden exterior, a world of indulgence, an oasis of calm, this refuge provides the perfect access point for exploration of the city’s hidden treasures and surrounding natural wonders or simply relax and let the world go by.

The sleekly designed rooms and suites are in perfect harmony with the lush green surrounds. Each boasts a balcony or terrace, where guests can relax on their oversized daybed and take in the tranquillity of manicured gardens or the river.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary décor and stylish furnishings, decorated in neutral hues with flourishes of authentic luxury - indulgent rain shower, an expansive tub, and all modern equipment you may need.

Savour afternoon tea on the veranda, the city is at your doorstep, very warm and helpful staff, a unique stay in a unique property.

123 Charoen Prathet Road
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Hotel picture The Restaurant at the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is savour gourmet all-day dining in the elegant dining room, or outside on the peaceful waterfront deck.

Lunch and dinner menus celebrate the native cuisines of the passionate chefs – a range of starters and an international cuisine focusing on Indian and Western dishes – main dishes include burgers, pasta, steaks, prawn curry, lamb kebab, pan fried Australian Barramundi with sautéed porcini and asparagus, Australian Black Angus tenderloin with duck liver, and grilled New Zealand Lamb rack.

Pair distinctive tastes with expert wine recommendations from an interesting wine list.

A sophisticated and elegant restaurant. Quality of food and service are excellent.

123 Charoen Prathet Road
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Hotel picture Dash is located in a beautiful wooden house with doors open onto a small patio. The restaurant is set out over two floors, a teak building that stands out amongst the small guesthouses that line the road. Downstairs a bar, upstairs a traditional Thai style dining with low tables and comfortable cushions. The restaurant is open to the elements, in Chiang Mai it is generally warm with a cooling breeze.

Dash offers a wide variety of Thai dishes, as well western favorites and the most decadent desserts that are impossible to beat! Every morning, Chef Noi purchase only the freshest ingredients from local farmers in order to provide the most healthy and natural dining experience.

Dash's tasty Thai food suits all palates. Chef Noi servs amazing food, excellence cooking.

Moon Muang Rd Lane 1
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Hotel picture Punna Cafe at Puripunn Boutique Hotel is surrounded by greenery making a tranquil intimate and secluded setting. Everything from the cutlery to the china to the tablecloths is antique, with absolute attention to detail.

Punna deliver its guests genuine taste, sophisticated beautiful presented. The kitchen offers various authentic Thai dishes, flavorful fashionable Thai-Lanna dishes, and some international dishes including burgers and soups.

Try “Khan Toke”, the highlight of the Lanna traditional fine dining. At Punna, “Khan Toke” menu set is well prepared and delivers authentic flavour with aroma of northern Lanna provincial herbs. It is customary served in a ravishing table-like standing painted wooden tray, of which, decorated with beautiful hand-made folding banana leaf and flowers.

Punna Cafe is really a fine dining experience in a cosy dining room, food is sophisticated prepared and beautifully presented, a memorable experience.

Excellent Thai cooking.

104/1 Charoen Muang Soi 2
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