First, let's get the Thai elephant out of the room....it is an expensive resort no matter how you cut it. That said, it is worth every penny.
THE ROOM. We had a Pool Villa which was lovely. At first, we didn't think we were going to like the heated pool but we quickly became converts. You really need to stay for multiple nights to be able to exploit the beautiful bathtub, outdoor rain forest showers, dining sala, sun loungers, and the day bed swing. We did explore the rest of the resort but there really wasn't any need to.
THE SPA. We did about sixteen hours of various spa treatments....lovely lovely lovely...wonderful staff, beautiful spa.
THE MAIN POOL. We only made it there once. If we were in a room without a pool it would have been a nice place to spend the day and the pool side service was attentive. Lovely views.
TERRACE RESTAURANT. One night for dinner and once for Sunday brunch. Brunch is worth it to be able to have drinks included and to be able to try different things on the menu. We preferred the Thai restaurant.
THAI RESTAURANT. Delicious food. Friendly staff. We went multiple times. This is also the breakfast restaurant and they use beautiful salmon in the Japanese breakfast. Really couldn't fault any of the food in this restaurant...
ROOM SERVICE. We did this a lot...the great food from the Thai restaurant brought to our sala to eat by the pool. Exceptional service.
CHEF'S TABLE. We loved it so much we did it twice!
RICE BARN DINNER. This is a beautiful experience but is probably best suited to people celebrating a really special occasion or folks who do not travel often to Asia.
ACTIVITIES. There are lots of things you can sign up for and some of the ones in the gym become personal training sessions as no one else seems to sign up! There is also a shuttle into town and we went in on a Sunday night to the market. Guests are supposed to book travel times but it seems that some just randomly show up and it causes confusion.
There is probably a lot more to say about this resort but it would just be gilding the lily. We went to rest and relax and it was exactly what we wanted and needed. If I had to complain, i think that it would have been nice to have had a dedicated butler but the staff were always very helpful no matter who you asked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling the majestic Mae Rim Valley, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai features refined local Lanna Kingdom culture and contemporary designer-enriched Pavilions with stunning views of terraced rice fields and misty mountains beyond. Minutes from the historic city of Chiang Mai, the resort is a perfect springboard for discovering the Northern region's most glittering heritage sites and colourful contemporary life. Explore the resort's lush tropical grounds to discover intriguing insights into the exotic local flora and fauna. Tick off atmospheric ancestral shrines, rice fields and beloved water buffaloes. Discover local flavours and original cocktails, especially those created by world-renown mixologist Javier de la Muelas. Add another talent to your repertoire at the resort's acclaimed Thai cooking school and feel the world from different perspectives at The Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Hotel Mae Rim
- 4 Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
- Four Seasons Chiang Mai
- Four Seasons Thailand
- Chiang Mai Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Province, Thailand