Need to know
84, including 32 suites.
Noon, or until 4pm for a half-day rate. Check-in 2pm, or earlier subject to availability.
Double rooms from $225.80 (THB7,072), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Some rates include breakfast. Standard bookings for stays up to 31 Oct 2015 will receive a complimentary 20 minute head and shoulder massage.
Teak doors lead into the minimalist Anantara Spa, where the signature treatment is the Jade massage, a dynamic deep-muscle kneeding by two therapists working in sync. Afterwards, chill out on the rooftop deck. Yoga devotees can get their fix here, too.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, bikes, CD/DVD library, concierge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, free broadband, minibar and local Soap-n-Scent toiletries. The Kasara Suites also have coffee machines.
Our favourite rooms
We'd be content in any of the chic, wood-clad Deluxe Rooms, which offer a private courtyard entrance, king-size bed, spacious red-tiled bathroom with tub and rainshower, and lovely balcony with double day-bed (floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of those river and garden vistas). If you want twice the space, book a Kasara Suite, which boasts a larger open-plan bathroom, an indoor day-bed and dining zone, and separate changing area. Aim high for the best views.
It's all about riverfront views at the 34-metre-long, streamlined outdoor pool, a stroll from the water's edge. Flanked by chargoal-grey modern loungers, white sun umbrellas, lily ponds and manicured reeds, it's a chill-out oasis.
Bring an extra fold-away bag for bearing home all your treasures from the Night Bazaar. If you're planning on going elephant trekking in the nearby jungle, shorts or trousers will preserve your modesty.
Smoking is allowed in the Lobby Lounge and Terrace Bar & Cigar Lounge only. Pets are not permitted.
Welcome: baby cots are free and extra beds for older children can be supplied for THB3,500. Babysitting with staff is available with 24-hours notice for THB400 an hour, plus a THB100 charge after 10pm.
Children are welcome at the Chedi Chiang Mai, although it has a sophisticated adult feel and isn't the kind of place to sport a kids' club.
Older kids or teens who will enjoy Chiang Mai's city charms and can fit in with this chic abode.
The spacious Chedi Club Suites, the only room type which can accommodate extra beds for older kids.
The free guest bikes are a fun way for children to explore the grounds or local area, and older kids will enjoy cooking classes, river cruises, a visit to local Doi Suthep Temple, or shopping trips to the nearby Night Bazaar or Saturday and Sunday Walking Street markets. Further afield, elephant treks, hiking and whitewater rafting will appeal to sportier members of your brood.
There is no children's pool, but kids can use the generous main riverside pool, which offers lots of loungers for watchful parents.
Children are welcome in the hotel's restaurant during all opening hours, and there's a dedicated kids' menu. Staff are happy to heat up baby milk or food, and can provide breakfast boxes for little guests.
Available with hotel staff, given 24 hours' notice, for THB400 an hour. After 10pm, you'll also need to pay a THB100 taxi charge for your sitter to return home.
No need to pack
Baby cots, high chairs.
Baby cots are provided free of charge; extra beds for older children are only available in the Chedi Club Suites, for THB3,500 a child a night.
Cuisine ticks all the eco boxes, and is locally sourced, seasonal and organic where possible. The hotel is also a committed recycler.