Absolutely stunningly gorgeous place! The exterior of the Lanna-style buildings are beautiful (the library/internet room is up in the trees on stilts!) and the gardens/pool/bar area landscaping is perfect with a lovely calm, soothing atmosphere (instrumental traditional Thai music playing in the courtyard/pool area undercut with the sound of the fountains). High quality, lavish, tastefully authentic interior decor. Our double room had a jacuzzi in the all-wood and porcelain tile bathroom and a huge 32" LCD TV with satellite (for dropping in exhaustion for awhile after site-seeing your feet off). The place is quite new and very very clean.
There were hardly any other guests there on the same weekend as us and the service was absolutely top notch. We felt like the whole place was just for us and it's small (11 rooms I think) so that doesn't feel weird/desserted, it just feels like you're royalty and Amata Lanna your domain!
The location is quite good too, right near Wat Chaimongkol that has a pier on the Ping from which you can take river cruises. And best of all, it s just a 5-min. walk to the night market, a 30-60 baht tuk-tuk ($1-1.50) or songthaew ride to the old city.
Oh and think about checking out the restaurant across the street (at the next corner on your left when you step out the gate of the Amanta Lanna), it s a bit pricey for Thailand but top-notch and apparently world-renowned in the foodie set: the owner's daughter hooked up with a French co. and did a coffee table book about it (La cuisine de ma mere).
And all that luxury for +/- $125/night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Amata Lanna Chiangmai, a place rich in the art from the ancient kingdom of Lanna. The traditional buildings are designed with teakwood to reflect the beauty of the Lanna culture. Amata Lanna's courtyard and 12 uniquely designed antique suites provide an intimate and cozy atmosphere which transports you back to a time of the flourishing cultural heritage. The boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Chiangmai, the capital of ancient Lanna. It is only 10 minutes from the airport and in the walking distance to many tourist attractions, i.e. the night market, the Mae Ping River, and the ancient city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amata Lanna Hotel Chiang Mai