A series of stone courtyards leads into Baan Tazala, where guests enter through a frangipani-canopied lobby. 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 TV’s; 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. Call for an in-room aromatherapy massage, relax in leather-studded armchair in the library or take a dip in the turquoise-tiled pool. T+L TIP Foodies are well catered to: in-house Thai restaurant serves 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.
55/5 Moo 1, Chiangmai-Sankampaeng Rd.,
Tasala, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Telephone: +66 53 850 111