Rachamankha

Rachamankha

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#3 of 29 boutique hotels in Chiang Mai
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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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 its 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English

Location

6 Rachamanhka 9 Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
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Great for walkers
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Chiang Mai Intl Airport
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EL Teh wrote a review Feb 2020
Colorado80 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Over the years, we have stayed at many Relais & Chateaux properties and the Rachamankha upholds the standard of the R&C brand very well. The facility itself is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and very tasteful as you would expect at a Relais and Chateaux. The service is impeccable. The food at the restaurant for breakfast (breakfast was included), lunch and dinner was great throughout and on R&C standards was very reasonably priced. The staff at the bar and the restaurant in particular, were wonderfully attentive and accommodating. TOP MARKS! My wife and I travel a lot and we rarely eat at the hotel but this was one time where we were very pleasantly surprised. Certainly not the least expensive alternative in Chiang Mai but if you do not mind spending a little bit more, it will be a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JylDee wrote a review Jan 2020
Boise, Idaho39 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rachamankha Hotel in Chiang Mai is one of the most elegant and serene hotels I have stayed at. The architectural and landscaping design is so beautiful. The staff is unfailingly helpful and friendly. Comfortable and quiet. The morning breakfast and the evening dinners were such a pleasure, with a musician playing very pleasant Thai music on classical Thai instruments in the evening. And the bartenders make excellent cocktails. Staying here was like taking a trip to a forgotten time and place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marie M wrote a review Jan 2022
Chiang Mai, Thailand528 contributions231 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live in Chiang Mai, so this trip was a "staycation" for us. Ten years ago we stayed at the Rachamankha on our first trip to Chiang Mai from Singapore. It was immensely stunning a property then as it is now. This is not your average luxury hotel; it is a museum, an Asian art center, a respite, a retreat, a look into the ancient past surrounded by Chinese, Burmese, Thai, and other Asian antiques and objects d'art. Among these artefacts are: numerous ceramic Chinese dragon planters, Han dynasty tomb figures and horses, hundreds of antique Chinese blue and white porcelains, celadons, oriental carpets, antique Thai watercolors, chased and repousséd Thai silver bowls, lacquerwares, swords, multiple Thai and Burmese Buddha statues, Chinese and Thai furniture, Burmese pieces, and much more than I can type for this review! The upper gallery is not to be missed. There is a library on site.
A pool, with a pool bar and massage building upstairs, is surrounded by lovely gardens and walls of hedges. Every architectural detail reminds one of Chinese merchant's mansion. There are modern paintings displayed in one dining room. Outdoors is a dining area with a fireplace for chilly January evenings. The flower arrangements are superb! Bonsai trees are in a few areas.
The rooms are filled with Chinese furniture and are very comfortable. We had a king -sized bed, four poster, with mosquito drapes, which made the atmosphere even more romantic, though we had no mosquitoes!
The food offerings are varied: Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, and European. Impeccable service! I want to add that true luxury hotels know how to fold napkins to make them etiquette perfect for one's lap. The seam and fold are already there to protect your hands and clothing. That is a small detail but impressive! Service everywhere is friendly, attentive, competent, and knowledgable. The tableware is Jingdezhen blue and white porcelains. All the food was beautifully served, fresh, and delicious!
Our only disappointment was not seeing Kun Rooj, the owner, and Kun Zaw Lin Tun, the manager. We would have wanted to express our appreciation in person!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Abbeyking wrote a review Dec 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom562 contributions218 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't fault this beautiful, calm place. The hotel is expertly designed providing a haven of peace from busy Chiang Mai. The hotel is meticulously maintained and seems to ooze peace and tranquility from the minute you walk through the gates. The pool is excellent, long enough for lengths, shaded on one side, sunny on the other, and again, meticulously maintained. Poolside service was also excellent. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and was perfect: a good offering of hot dishes, plus fruits, pastries, cheese, juices, etc. More than enough and all beautifully done.

The staff are all very gentle and calm, again adding to the serenity of the environment, and all very efficient. If you want a boom-boom party place, look elsewhere. If you want a delightful, well maintained oasis of calm in which to relax, this is your place. We loved it.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BC2710 wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort reveals itself when you walk through different courtyards peeling away different areas until you reach the pool. Architecturally, I would say it is understated, keeping in line with the luxurious rustic laidback cool.

However, the rooms could use a little update.

Just to cite a few examples, the room itself doesn't feel all that sophisticated as the exterior. This is where I think it is a bit of a let down. The understated feel is gone and it is now 'budget'.

The air con hasn't been maintained for a bit and it rattles terribly. The mattress is overly firm and though it may be good for some, I would say it wasn't for me.

The bathroom is very basic and the water pressure isn't fantastic.

The entry doors though authentically designed, are ridiculous to use. The panels don't line up and it takes a bit of a brute force to pull or push both doors to align with the key strike box.

Everything works of course but the experience from the first impressions just wasn't carried into the rooms. Perhaps it would have been good if the management have taken the time to refresh the rooms during the lockdown period.

Also, as a ground floor room, I felt it a waste that there wasn't a little patio at least just to open it up.

Breakfast is surprisingly so so. This is the first Thai resort I have been to that doesn't serve good local dishes. The friend rice is blend and the noodles rather tasteless. Stuck with bread and western breakfast the next 2 days.

By no means a bad place to stay in for a couple of days. There are of course many good points about the resort. The staff were welcoming and attentive. There were no nasty surprises. And the location isn't bad.

Will return to stay but hopefully will afford the suites. Or if they renovate the rooms at least (hopeful).
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Check which has better bathrooms if its your thing.
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Amornpan S wrote a review Dec 2020
Bangkok, Thailand504 contributions78 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Only a short visit in Chiangmai but I chose to stay with Rachamakha. This is a long long time since my first visit early when the hotel has opened.

I stayed in a superior on the first floor near a swimming pool. The room was well treated despite the years of operation of the hotel. Every decor details remain the highlight as always.

Breakfast was nicely prepared and was served individually. Having breakfast in an outdoor space with a small fireplace as a background is a good start of the day.

Staff was very helpful particularly the front office team. I would take a round applause for the gardening team.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PBH wrote a review Oct 2022
New York City, New York115 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Rachamankha for three nights and would say we had a nice stay. The hotel is centrally located and the grounds are very nice. The food was good.
We stayed in a deluxe room which we found to be a bit dated and in need of some small repairs. For example, the bathroom doors slide open/closed but one of our doors was stuck which made entering/exiting a little cumbersome. It wasn’t a huge deal but it was noticed. Also, even though we had a couple of windows in the room, there was a limited amount of natural light that came into the room. The staff did a great job in assisting us and housekeeping and the grounds staff really did a wonderful job. We would rate our overall stay a three and a half star but without that option we will bump it to a four star.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ECB wrote a review Aug 2022
Esposende, Portugal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience: beautiful traditional Thai style architecture, comfortable rooms, delicious food in different styles, the kindness of the staff and attention to details is really high level. Everything well organized and clean. This is a true oasis in Chiang Mai. Thanks for the hospitality and congratulations for the great job.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jay_BKK wrote a review Jul 2022
Ankara, Türkiye192 contributions153 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only spent one night here, but what a lovely experience it was. We had dined at the hotel on another occasion, and were taken with its beauty, and so decided to spend a night here. The architecture and the grounds are simply stunning, and it was so quiet and peaceful. Our room was beautifully decorated and the bed was incredibly comfortable; we slept very well here. We spent a lot of time by the pool - it's quiet and relaxing, and the cocktails were good. The breakfast was very good - rather than a buffet, it was a la carte, with a good selection of options that are cooked specifically for you - so it was fresh. The staff were very polite, professional and helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Zoe F wrote a review Jan 2024
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautifully designed hotel with every consideration made for your comfort. On arrival (after a very long flight) the beauty and tranquillity of the hotel and its grounds was breathtaking. The Deluxe room we stayed in was amazing. Not only was it elegant and sophisticated, the room also had lots of storage and great amenities such as high quality toiletries and a decent hairdryer. Every morning breakfast in the restaurant was served by polite and efficient staff who were always willing to help. The breakfast was amazing with a great choice. After a busy day in a beautiful but bustling Chiang Mai the serenity of Rachamankha was very welcome.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great, fast (and relatively cheap) laundry service.
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Answer from Ronald P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands66 contributions40 helpful votes
no problem to stay here with a 12 year old
Answer from ZAW
Chiang Mai, Thailand1 contribution
Dear blk1_12, Greetings to you from Rachamankha! Thank you for your question may I suggest would you contact our Reservation department directly and do not hesitate to ask your questions please.
Answer from ZAW
Chiang Mai, Thailand1 contribution
Thank you for the question, Rachamankha swimming pool provide for hotel guests only. Please come to stay with Rachamankha and enjoy with the pool.
Answer from Ajvmel
New York City, New York39 contributions29 helpful votes
I don't believe there are hotels right near the elephant camps and this is a very lovely place to stay. Many tour groups including Viatur will pick you up at the hotel and drive you about an hour or so to the camps.
Answer from Hstsbm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates70 contributions43 helpful votes
Hi, There is a spa right next to the hotel. They will pick you up and drop you off. great thai massage.
Jennifer S wrote a tip Apr 2024
new jersey26 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chiang Mai is very busy, but at Rachamankha you feel worlds away even while being in the heart of the city."
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Judith P wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's a good value laundry shop opposite the hotel. Tour operator opposite arranged a full day trip with driver. Fab chicken shop nearby."
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WillDaish wrote a tip Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try not to be loud American which helps if you are not from there"
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Zoe F wrote a tip Jan 2024
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great, fast (and relatively cheap) laundry service."
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245studio wrote a tip May 2023
Sydney, Australia10 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool is lovely but the terracotta tiles can get slippery If travelling with people with mobility issues rooms have 2 steps up"
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PRICE RANGE
S$289 - S$318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rachamankha chiang mai, rachamankha hotel chiang mai
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceChiang Mai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rachamankha
Which popular attractions are close to Rachamankha?
Nearby attractions include Elephant sanctuary care Park (0.1 km), Wat Phra Singh (0.3 km), and Wat Thung Yu Temple (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rachamankha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rachamankha?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rachamankha?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rachamankha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rachamankha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baan Buri Café & Restaurant, Its Good Kitchen, and LINK Cuisine Chiang Mai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rachamankha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rachamankha have airport transportation?
Yes, Rachamankha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rachamankha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rachamankha?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) (7.1 km), Chiang Mai Gate (1.3 km), and Fort of Ka-Tham (1.5 km).
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