“This is a beautiful, wonderful oasis. Every single detail has been thought through in this serene, beautiful place. It whispers luxury, but – as a welcome change – doesn’t shout it. I want to package it all up, and take it home!
We lived in China for many, many years, and being here felt like coming ‘home’, only better. The Rachamankha has the ambience of a very old Chinese courtyard home/hotel, but with the convenience of a new one. I thought it WAS old, but learned that it was built in only 2004! The ornamentation (spectacular screen doors, statuary in every courtyard) is all old, though. And stunningly beautiful. You will also see a smattering of gorgeous Thai antiques adorning the walls and public areas.
Don’t miss the library. Or the pool. Or the outdoor, covered ‘lobby’ lounge area. The only disappointing thing about this lovely spot is that you have to leave it to explore the many attractions of Chiang Mai. But they’re all close, and you’ve got this oasis to return to at the end of your day.
Oh, and (I almost forgot to mention, because it really goes without saying) the service is wonderful — unobtrusive, attentive, and friendly. Sigh. We’re checking out this morning…..