5 BEST FAMILY HOTELS IN CHIANGMAI
The best family hotels in Chiang Mai are suitably well equipped resorts that will appeal to all ages. Clean, comfortable and well positioned for making the best of Chiang Mai’s stunning Lanna architecture and Buddhist temples, this list of hotels was chosen by combining our special list years of knowledge about Thailand’ northern capital and the feedback we receive from you, the guests.
1. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa
The outside of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa looks rather like an impressive wooden box, but once you step through the doors of this 84 room luxury boutique by the river, you are transported into a colonial wonderland, surrounded by reflecting ponds covered in water lilies, and lit up with floating candles at night.Your eye is drawn towards the river, past the original 1920s building that used to house the British Consulate but now serves fresh pastries and juices at breakfast and an east-meets-west fusion menu for lunch and dinner with the best of Europe, India, Japan and Korea covered on the extensive menu.
2. The Rimping Village
The Rimping Village is a charming four star property located just a 15 minute drive east of Chiang Mais central historic walled city center, along the Mae Ping River.Guests staying here will enjoy the history in the surrounding community, named Wat Kate, which was the trading area of Chiang Mai in days long past, where diverse cultures mixed together.The main drawing point to this hotel is their superb staff, and excellently manicured hotel grounds.The most popular hotspots of Chiang Mai, including the nearby Night Bazaar and weekend walking markets, as well as the centuries-old temples within the walled city center can all be reached easily on foot.
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3. Veranda High Residence Chiang Mai
Veranda High Residence Chiang Mai is situated only 30 minutes from the airport and centre of the city, ideal for those who want to enjoy the mountains and forest .Surrounded by rice paddies, the hotel has a range of suites and villas that are in close proximity of the Veranda Hotel, allowing guests to make the most of the amazing facilities including a spa with traditional Thai treatments, both a Thai and European restaurants, children’s play zone and day centre, gym and a library.If you want to get out and explore, the concierge have a range of trips available including trekking and elephant riding
4. Le Meridien Hotel in Chiang Mai
There is no missing Le Meridien Hotel in Chiang Mai.Taller than most other buildings in the Night Bazaar quarter of the city, its yellow facade glows during the day and lights up in the evening.Not only is the location great for making the most of shopping at the stalls and markets that set up every evening, it is also handy for the old town (ten minutes) and riverside (five minutes).Once you step through the doors you will forget all about the noise of the busy streets outside; Le Meridien is a real haven.There is a large lobby with plenty of comfy sofas which lead to Latitude 18 bar, a perfect spot for a chic chilled-out coffee or beer.
5. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is a small five star hotel located in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai.The design offers the best of Lanna tradition and modern luxury, with only 30 stylishly decorated rooms and international standard service.Rooms at the Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel are exquisitely decorated in bold rich colours, including ruby red suites and calming green bedrooms.With vintage and antique touches to the furnishings, you could almost believe that you have stepped back in time.Thankfully the modern conveniences have been cleverly worked into the rooms, with air conditioning, wide screen television with DVD player, wireless internet access and a spacious bathroom with hot rain shower.