"Rachamankha, the leading luxury boutique hotel, does not reveal itself to the passerby, but excites curiosity and creates a receptive mood."
Only after passing through the hotel forecourt, the Zen-like simplicity and sophistication of the colonnaded courtyards welcome guests to the world of serenity and contentment.
The hotel distinctive architecture aesthetic is inspired by the eleventh centuries B.C. vernacular Chinese dwellings, from which Northern Thai architecture has its roots. Rachamankha was designed by Thai architect Ong-ard Satrabhandhu in the style of residential living to encourage a genuine feel for the history and culture of Lanna Chiang Mai. A leisure walk reveals hidden courtyards and gardens where unexpected surprises and captivating spaces are to be found on every turn.
The interior of Rachamankha was conceived according to an oriental concept of simplicity albeit with extraordinary attention to detail. Walls are made with traditional lime plaster over handmade brick, the same technique used in temples since the founding of Chiang Mai in 1296. The founder, Rooj Changtrakul, supervises every detail of every room, from choosing antique Chinese cabinets, area rugs to the arrangement of flowers. Of the 23 luxurious superior and deluxe bedrooms and two exquisite suites fully equipped with every amenity for either work or leisure: wireless internet connection, cable TV with large LED screen and CD/DVD player. The common design theme is the uninhibited mix of antiques from different period around the world, from Europe, Africa, China, Burma and Thailand scattered throughout the hotel. The owner, not prepared to compromise, is always trying to improve on the furnishing and decoration. A regular guest will find something new every time he comes back to stay.
The Library at Rachamankha exudes old world charm and character; it houses over 2,000 books ranging from novels to work on Thai history of art and architecture, design and culture. The library lounge is a relaxing place for conversation and refreshments. The enchanting open-air massage pavilion overlooks a tranquil 20-meter pool where drinks and light snacks are served pool-side throughout the day.
- Free WiFi
- Art/antiques gallery
At Rachamankha, you can dine al fresco in the intimate patio or in the restaurant. The restaurant offers a taste of Chiang Mai that supposedly is fast disappearing. The traditional dishes celebrating Lanna, Burmese and Shan cuisines are prepared in a simple yet elegant style. There is also an extensive wine list.
Chiang Mai has a very hot climate, with temperatures close to and above 30°C almost all year round. There are three main seasons - from the end of October through to February it is the 'cool' season, but temperatures still remain above 20°C on average. This is the most preferable time to visit the city, as the heat will not be overwhelming when exploring the region. The temperature then peaks sharply from March to May, and days are long and sunny during this period. From June on to late October you should expect frequent rain and thunder showers, although temperatures remain high.
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"This beautiful Thai region boasts curious hill tribes and sprawling temple complexes which are perfect for adventuring."
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