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Villa Mahabhirom

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection

Sala

sala lanna Chiang Mai

Baan Tazala

Bann Tazala 

Ruang Tawan

Ruang Tawan Hideaway

Occupying such choice real estate, the city offers a wealth of upscale accommodations up in the mountains, to plenty of boutique options around the old city walls and the backpacker ghetto of Moonmuang Road. For longer stays, serviced apartments are more affordable, especially for families.

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Villa Mahabhirom

It may be hard to live up to a Thai name that translates roughly to "supreme pleasure," but this spot with just 14 century-old stilted teak houses does its very best.

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Khum Phaya Resort & Spa

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection

Ornate teak wood carvings lend this laid-back resort a subtle fragrance and traditional Lanna flair.

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Sala

sala lanna Chiang Mai

Drink in views of the rolling Ping River at Sala Lanna Chiang Mai from the couch on your terrace.

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Baan Tazala

Bann Tazala 

How's this for a grand entrance? A series of stone courtyards leads into Baan Tazala, where guests enter through a frangipani-canopied lobby.

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Ruang Tawan

Ruang Tawan Hideaway

The Ruang Tawan Hideaway's philosophy is back to nature: rooms are ventilated with ceiling fans, and the spacious Balinese-style bathrooms are outdoors.

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At Niman

At Niman Hotel Chiang Mai

Converted from a former shop house, At Niman has nine spacious rooms that exude atmosphere.

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Mo Rooms

MoRooms 

Art and astrology make for strange, yet strangely compatible, bedfellows at this hip locale.

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137 Pillar House

137 Pillars House

Old-world elegance meets Lanna Thai charm in a restored 1889 building with 30 suites named after colonial-era explorers.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Dhara Dhevi

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

The design of the suites, villas and residences is a visual journey through the history of the Lanna region, melding influences from Burma, China, Laos and northern Thailand.

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Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

This hotel and healing haven is tucked away on the verdant grounds of a lovingly restored, three-story residence with roots dating back to the early 20th century.

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The Heritage House & Garden, Chiang Mai hotel, Chiang Mai bed & breakfast, Thailand hotel, Asia travel

The Heritage House & Garden

Set among a shady, hillside valley of Chiang Mai, this European-inspired bed and breakfast country manor bestows a new meaning upon the East-meets-West philosophy.

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Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

Only five minutes away from Chiang Mai Old City, this three-story, colonial-inspired contemporary Lanna architecture situates right at the heart of a centuries-old neighborhood where a traditional way of life is still prevalent.

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Lanna Mantra

Lanna Mantra, Chiang Mai

The infinity pool has a shallow section that's separated by a wall. One huge draw is the lush riverside garden—a perfect spot for youngsters to explore.

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Four seasons chiang mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

A cluster of Thai pavilions surrounded by rice paddies in the idyllic Mae Rim Valley, with a design that delivers an authentic Siamese up-country atmosphere. The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai was voted T+L 500 World's Best Hotels, January 2009.

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rachamakka

The Rachamankha

The Rachamankha’s architecture takes inspiration from Wat Phratat Lampang Luang, northerb Thailand’s finest extant Lanna period temple.

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