Style Heritage homage, contemporary courtyards
Setting Inside the Old City
Built around a series of characterful courtyards, gorgeous boutique hotel Rachamankha's well-proportioned design emulates Chiang Mai’s ancient heritage by creating a private compound. Once inside, the decor is a sublime mix of white walls, raw silks, stripped floors and an enviable collection of Asian art and antiquities.
Need to know
- Rooms 24, including two suites.
Double rooms from $210.44 (THB6,296), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (THB6,296) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include à la carte breakfast and selected minibar drinks and snacks.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, book and DVD library, art and antiques gallery, massage pavilion, gardens, boutique. In rooms: LCD TV with satellite, DVD player, minibar, air-conditioning.
- Poolside A delectable 20-metre turquoise-tiled pool with terracotta surrounds, day-beds under umbrellas and a massage pavilion for the ultimate in relaxation.
- Check-out Check-out 12pm; check-in, 1pm, but both flexible subject to availability. Late check-outs up to 6pm are charged.
- Children Rachamankha isn’t particularly child friendly; only babies and those over the age of 12 can stay. A cot or a rollaway bed can be added to Deluxe Rooms and Suites.
- Also Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only. The hotel offers knot-kneading massages upstairs in a pavilion by the pool, as well as in-room treatments.
Food and drink at Rachamankha
- Hotel restaurant The elegant Rachamankha dining room is the only part of the hotel open to non-guests. Small and intimate with white linen-covered tables, Ming-style porcelain, Lanna-period antiquities and heavy silverware, it serves northern Thai and European food. Top tips are the deliciously fragrant Tai-Yai prawn soup and earthy lamb masala stir-fry.
- Dress code Smart but pared down – it’s a city hotel not a beach resort.
- Top table One outside in the pretty courtyard.
- Last orders Both the restaurant and bar see action until 10pm.
- Room service Light snacks and drinks are served from 6.30am–10pm.
- Hotel bar Rachamankha’s bar, beside the restaurant, is a charming spot for a pre-dinner cocktail or a cup of the best coffee in town.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
Rachamankha 6 Rachamankha 9, Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, 50200
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Our favourite rooms
The Two-bedroom Suites may have the space of an apartment – along with private access to the pool – but our pick would be a romantic Deluxe Room with silk-draped canopy bed.
Relaxed and chic, Chiang Mai is a city built for exploring. Flat shoes for shopping, maxi-dresses for evenings out and something suitable for elephant trekking should all be in your case.
Rachamankha is the personal project of interior designer and owner Rooj Changtrakul and his step-father, the award-winning Thai architect Ong-ard Satrabhandu. The main inspiration for the hotel is 15th-century Lanna architecture, although it also reflects the symmetry of Chinese design. The owner’s collection of art and antiquities is on display throughout the hotel and in the upstairs gallery.