“My girlfriend and I stayed at the Rachamankha in November 2015 for several nights. We absolutely loved our Chiang Mai experience and my girlfriend admits that Chiang Mai is her favorite travel destination so far (and we have been to many). In addition to the scootering around the city, the expeditions into the countryside and the Thai cooking class, the Rachamankha had a huge role in this wonderful first impression. The hotel does an amazing job of balancing natural and classic beauty with modern luxury. I felt calm at this hotel like I haven’t at other hotels. The staff, the rooms, the property, the pool – everything seemed perfect. For the experience that you get this hotel is well worth the money.

One funny note. There is a library in the middle of the hotel that is beautiful and has glass cases with all sorts of books, including a ton about history and architecture, as well as free brandy. The only problem is that these books are not generally accessible to the guests and I believe they are the personal books of the owner. We tried to ask if we could see a couple books and after being passed off to a couple of people they allowed us to take a look at a limited number of books in only two cases but it felt very much like we weren’t supposed to be doing that and were being offensive. It just struck us as natural that if you put a beautiful library in a hotel that guests can access, the guests may want to read the books. This did nothing to tarnish our amazing stay at this beautiful hotel, we just thought it was kinda funny.”

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