Nicely blended in design with details
Reviewed 22 December, 2020
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.
A peaceful and elegant oasis!
Reviewed 16 August, 2020
The service is superb from every member of the staff! The atmosphere is very nice. There are lots of antiques from the region, - the style is very Chinese - it reminded us a lot about Hong Kong where we used to live. The room was big, and very good bed and bedding. Very clean bathroom where one can find everything one needs, including insect repellant, which is very important especially in the rainy season in Chiang Mai (but also in the dry season, - i thought I had to remove part of one finger when i got an insect bite during the dry season when I visited Chiang Mai about 25 years ago). The breakfast is very nice with lots of choices! The only thing we were not happy about was that even if the hotel is in the old part of Chiang Mai, it is far from lots of the most famous wats. If one wants to see the Night market, it is very far from the hotel. We took a lot of taxis during our stay here, but even then we were walking between 12.000 og 16.000 steps a day, - and we never went to the area where the Night market is because it was way too far away. So I am surprised that the hotel get 96 of 100 points when it comes to walking. We find it best if one wants to have a calm and relaxing stay in Chiang Mai. I think it is hard to find a place which can beat the beauty and atmosphere of Ratchamanka in Chiang Mai!
Five day stay March 2020
Reviewed 11 March, 2020
A wonderful stay! A lovely hotel, calm, well-tended, manicured, perfectly proportioned and full of beautiful objects. Designed by leading architect owner. Staff informed and helpful; manager first-class. And generous in acknowledging muddles and putting matters right. Thoroughly recommend.
An Elegant and Lovely Hotel in the Middle of Chiang Mai's Old City
Reviewed 11 February, 2020
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.
Peace & tranquility in the centre of Chiang Mai
Reviewed 2 February, 2020
We’ve just had 5 nights at the Rachamankha hotel and we absolutely loved it.
The hotel is situated in the old part of the City of Chiang Mai with easy access to the temples in the vicinity. It’s a bit further from the river and main part of town, but there are tuk tuks all the time which will take you anywhere for a few baht.
Initially we thought the hotel may not be for us being so quiet and reserved, but we fell in love with the charm of it over our stay and can’t wait to return! You can hear a pin drop at night although you are in the centre of Chiang Mai!
Amazing food, rooms, staff and service, gardens and pool. It’s really 5* and the hotel deserves its Relais & Chateaux affiliation as the food is superb.
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If you are looking for a peaceful sanctuary in the city with comfortable rooms, excellent food, and first class service then look no further. We won’t go anywhere else now if we go back to Chiang Mai.
Ps we left early on our last morning and they even packed us up a breakfast box for the journey, now that’s service.