Located inside the walls of Chiang Mai’s old city is a luxurious boutique hotel called Rachamankha. Due to the Yee Peng festival, Rachamankha was almost completely booked out when we were visiting Chiang Mai. When I enquired about availability they didn’t have a single room available for a three night stay! They offered me a unique solution: Paul and I could stay at Rachamankha, however we would have to switch rooms every night.
To some travellers, this might not seem ideal. I, however, was very interested in checking out the various room types at Chiang Mai’s best hotel so this was fine with me! We stayed in three different rooms (a Classic Suite and two Superior rooms), but the two bedroom Classic Suite was my absolute favourite. Since this particular suite was my favourite that’s the one I’m going to share with you. Rest assured, no matter which room you stay in at Rachamankha you’ll have a luxurious stay in a beautiful hotel.
Ps: More pictures from the other rooms we stayed at can be viewed at the end of this article, just below the video!
We entered the two bedroom suite into a courtyard. The first room of our unit was a spacious living room with beautiful art, large furniture and an entire wall of antique glass doors the opened into the courtyard. The entire area felt very private, and the living room made for the perfect home office for the next 24 hours.
There was even a small kitchen off the living room that was stocked with drinks and snacks. I also loved that the coffee table had a stack of luxury magazine and picture books. It really gave us a feeling of being at home, and we instantly felt comfortable as we relaxed in our new room!
There were two bedrooms in this unit, but I fell in love with the smaller of the two. The classic furniture and art was beautiful put together with a black and white theme that made the entire room feel a bit more modern than the rest of the suite. Despite being slight smaller, this room felt very cozy! In fact, if Paul and I ever stop travelling and finally buy a home I would decorate our bedroom to look exactly like this – that’s how much I loved this room!
The larger bedroom was just as beautiful, and the antique wardrobe and desk in this room was particularly beautiful. The bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the suite, and the each have their own foyer and separate entrance to the courtyard. This would be ideal if being shared by a family or two couples as it gave you a bit more privacy. Both bedrooms also came with two freshly pressed robes beautiful packaged on top of each bed.
Each bedroom in this suite came with it’s own bathroom. The larger bedroom had a bathtub and stand alone shower, while the smaller room had just a bathtub and shower combination. Both bathrooms came stocked with my favourite brand of bathroom products – Molton Brown! Another nice touch was the fact that each bathroom came with two bottles of water, and 4 full-sized towels.
The onsite restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Chiang Mai, and the service is wonderful. You can dine indoors or outside, but the outdoor courtyard terrace was my favourite spot. Breakfast was included in our stay and included some luxury treats, like crepes and a very delicious yogurt parfait with muesli. On one day of our stay we had to leave the resort at 6am for a day trip, and the staff graciously packed us a breakfast to take with us!
Towards the back of the property is a beautiful pool. I really can’t decide if I like this pool better at day or in the evening, because it looks stunning at both times of the day.
If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Chiang Mai there’s nowhere else I’d recommend staying than Rachamankha. This luxury hotel is a beautiful mix of classic and modern decor, the location is perfect and the staff are wonderful. To book a room please visit their website. We filmed a short video tour of our two bedroom suite, which you can also check out below:
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to Rachamankha Hotel as guests, however our opinions remain our own.