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Rachamankha
Ranked #7 of 388 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2008

The Rachamankha has won several design awards, and rightfully so: the attention to detail and proportions make this place a delight. It should be noted though that even comfort is sacrificed to the aesthetic cohesiveness of the decor, so anyone looking for five star comfort may end up being a little disappointed. For example, the rooms are furnished with antique furniture and no comprimises are made.

Having said that, staying at the Rachamankha was a very special "Thai" travel experience which is exactly what many people are looking for! There are lots of places with top comfort but not many design gems like the Rachamankha.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2008

As our taxi pulled into the courtyard in the moated old city at Rachamankha in Chiang Mai, we were greeted by red and white banners flapping.

We stepped into the hotel and suddenly we were transported to 18th Century China or Thailand. Our room was elegant, yet sparse. No extraneous goo-gahs. Wireless access. The hotel has a number of public areas: a library and outdoor sitting room, a pool area, that led themselves to quiet.

It's just steps away from a Wat where some 700 monks live and are trained and also from a lovely private spa.

Breakfast was included and was more than adequate, although not spectacular. Dinner is also served, but we never dined there.

The staff was helpful and courteous, although like most Thais ,their English skills weren't great and our Thai was significantly less than great.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2007

This is a very nice boutique hotel which felt like coming home to a private estate. It is located in a residential area a block away from one of the biggest temples in the old city. The entry is through a fenced courtyard off of a side street, where there is ample parking. The check-in process is very relaxed, where the guest sits down at a desk and is offered a drink. The rooms are off of interior courtyards, with a sitting area in the middle. The rooms are quite spacious, as is the bathroom. The beds are comfortable. The hotel offers a lovely swimming pool, a library, and internet access.

The breakfast, which is included with the price of the room, is plentiful. It is served in the dining room in an adjacent building. The meals are tasty but overpriced for the area. In order to get into the heart of the old city, you need to take a tuk tuk or a taxi. It is too far to walk. Once there, you can find a wide variety of restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2007

Excellant, very clean and beautiful spot to stay in Chiang Mai - although hard to find.

Restaurant is very nice but rather overpriced for dinner.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Rachamankha hotel on our Honeymoon in August 2007. The hotel is well located and the staff is very courteous. The rooms are simple yet pretty. The hotel pool was a welcome site after a day in humid Chaing Mai!

However, based on the price point of this hotel, there are a couple things that disappointed me. First, the bed was stiff and uncomfortable with cheap pillows. Also, there were no individual toiletries in the bathroom. Rather, there were large pump bottle of Shampoo and Body Wash, no bar soap. Even the EconoLodge gives me my own bar soap.

Finally, the hotel left some nice candies out for us one evening. We had just come back from a big dinner so we weren't hungry and decided to leave them until the next day. Well when we came back that afternoon, there were hundreds of small red ants crawling all over them. Shame on us for leaving it out but shame on the hotel for putting snacks in the rooms that attract ants.

Don't get me wrong, overall the hotel was a good place to stay and I might stay there again. But for the prices they charge these sort of things shouldn't be issues.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2007

My wife and I went in July for our honeymoon. We were blown away by the meticulous care given to the grounds and hotel in general. It's definitely not an inexpensive hotel choice, but we felt it was a decent value for the money. We did get a below published rate through a website, which slips my mind right now. The hotel's website's photos are a direct representation of the grounds.

Regarding the staff, when we arrived, we were offered beverages during our check-in. The staff spoke superb english, and was very nice. The staff was very respectful and would try their best not to be noticed when you walked the grounds. That was a bit strange for us. The staff tries their best to accommodate your every wish. We asked for a private car for touring the city, and they asked us how soon we'd like to leave. When we said soon, they gathered a car and two tour guides immediately. We were shocked because we thought now meant 30 minutes or so. Our guides were very nice. When they found out it was our honeymoon, they sent us champagne while we were at the pool. Very sweet of them.

The hotel itself is fantastic. Thought was given to the room, and the grounds. The Rachamankha has a good restaurant and cute bar, which is perfect for a drink before going out. We had the daily breakfast with our stay. It was not mind blowing, but a very decent western style breakfast. The pool was small, but adequate for lounging and doing a few short laps. There is also a small library on the grounds, where there's free internet, brandy,and books. The hotel grounds feel very peaceful.

The room was on the smaller side considering the price, but very tastefully decorated with chinese styled furniture. We did not reserve one of the bigger rooms. The only ding would be the use of dark tiles/grout in the shower. We did not have a tub in our room.

The Rachamankha succeeds in creating a soothing sanctuary.

We want to return to the Rachamankha again.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2007

What a gem. My husband and I just returned from a trip around SE Asia and this was one of our favorte spots. The hotel is a great retreat in the middle of Chiang Mai. Fantastic location in the old town. What surprised us most is how incredibly peaceful and quiet it was right in the middle of the city. The best way to describe the decor is simple elegance. Only 26 rooms, beautiful inner patios and plants, and friendly staff. Even after touring all over the Chiang Mai area, you'll leave here feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Address: 6 Rachamanhka 9 | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
#4 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#5 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £123 - £443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rachamankha 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located in the center of the old moated city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Rachamankha is just one minute’s stroll to the old city’s most important and impressive temple, Wat Phra Singh; just 2 minutes stroll to the city’s newest and most exciting night market the Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market, and a wide choice of bars and restaurants from local to international in style all within a few minutes’ walk of Rachamankha. Unique for a city hotel Rachamankha is renowned for its peaceful and very private atmosphere, and it’s incredible architecture. The hotel, just 22 rooms and 2 suites, is set in 2 acres of manicured grounds and the architecture pays homage to Chiang Mai’s golden age, the Lanna period, offering guests a unique stay in a unique property with a true sense of place. Rachamankha is also the only Secret Retreats property in northern Thailand. ... more   less 
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