While the exterior has the feel of a centuries-old Chinese village—the Lanna façades are fronted by tree-trunk columns that support imperial-style roofs—the interiors are more Wong Kar-Wai than rustic. The eight guest rooms, some with Jacuzzis, have plush ivory bedding, heavy moss-colored curtains and Chinese wood-screen doors alongside ultra-modern amenities (42-inch flat-screen TVs; Play Station 2 consoles). Artfully designed suite No. 7 is the pièce de résistance, with a playful, life-size ceramic rooster and a Botero-inspired oil painting in the living room. For other diversions, call for an in-room aromatherapy massage, relax in the leather-studded armchair in the library, or take a dip in the turquoise-tiled pool.
T+L TIP Foodies are well catered for here with an in-house Thai restaurant serving authentic northern Thai dishes such as chicken khao soi (egg noodles with curry), award-winning Japanese restaurant Tengoku is next door, and the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi's array of dining options is just across the road.
Tel: +66 53 850 111