Need to know
11 two-storey Thai villas and three single-storey Thai villas.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $229.45 (THB7,170), excluding tax at 20.7 per cent.
Rates usually include a daily Thai-style or continental breakfast, plus your transfer to and from the airport.
Behind the bedhead in some rooms you’ll find exquisite silk fabric from Jim Thompson, a man with quite a history in this part of the world. It was the WWII spy-turned-designer who revitalised the Thai silk industry in the 1960s, before mysteriously disappearing while walking through the rainforests of Malaysia.
The swimming pool will be closed for renovation works from 26 February to 31 March 2019.
The resort will be closed for construction works from 26 February to 4 March 2019; one-, two- and three-bedroom pool villas and a limited number of the rooms in the Villa Duplex will reopen from 4 March, while renovations continue. The entire, freshly spruced up resort will be open again from 31 March 2019.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: minibar, TV, air-conditioning, free bottled water, tea and coffee.
Our favourite rooms
It’s hard to pick a winner from these handsome stilted villas, especially since each has been personalised by the owners’ tasteful collection of antiques. But Villa Doi Suthep does have a deep copper bath and views of the gold-domed Doi Suthep temple in the mountains to the west… If you’re in a larger group, choose a two- or three-bedroom villa with its own private pool.
A handful of villas peer from behind a leafy, cactus-y perimeter onto the sleek, black-tiled lap pool, itself lined by stylish seating on one side and outdoor tables serving the restaurant on the other. Two- and three-bedroom villas have their own private pools.
Budding antiques dealers will find themselves in a treasure trove here. Pack a copy of Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide so you can enact your very own episode of the Antiques Roadshow.
All villas are spread across two storeys, so they’re not accessible for wheelchair users.
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Although over-12s are welcome, the pool is adults only and the antique decor isn’t particularly child-friendly.
The hotel has an organic garden for growing a small selection of vegetables, herbs and spices, and for composting food waste. The restaurant sources all of its ingredients locally, seasonally and free-range.