Sela Chiang MaiThailand/Sela+Chiang+Mai

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Opulent comfort awaits at the Sela Hotel Chiang Mai, a three-storey 14-room colonial-style mansion boutique hotel in the heart of the ancient Lanna kingdom of northern Thailand. Surrounded by scenic forests on the border of the Ob Khan National Park with its winding rivers, rocky waterfalls, craggy cliffs, and hilly hiking trails, Sela Chiangmai offers visitors the charm of yesteryear in contemporary elegance. Its 14 well-appointed suites and guestrooms are testament to the area’s long history as the home of Chiang Mai’s woodcarving artisans. Sela Chiang Mai’s colonial period inspired design pays homage to the influence of the architecture and design of ancient Indochina with an interior decorated with the finest eastern lacquerware, porcelain, and silver antiques from Thailand, Burma, China, and India. Guests are invited to relax in the library with a coffee or a cocktail, peruse the menu in the on-site restaurant, or take a dip in the heated pool. Lovingly created by, and the home of, a husband-and-wife team, the hotel's interior is designed to make you want to explore every corner of the property. Rooms have views out of their high-shuttered wood-framed windows over this boutique hotel in Chiang Mai’s well-tended sustainability-oriented garden and the forests and peaks of the Khun Tan Mountain Range beyond. As well as an outdoor swimming pool, guests have easy access to walking trails, and an opportunity for horseback riding at the neighbouring stables. Natural, private, ponds and streams offer the chance for a spot of fishing, and there is a water park close by ideal for families looking for a more ‘immersive’ aquatic adventure. Bicycle rental is also available at Sela for those wishing to explore the Chiang Mai countryside at a perfectly leisurely pace. The team at Sela Chiang Mai are happy to help you with an itinerary for a day out, or equally pleased if you choose to stay in the hotel and take the day for yourself relaxing and enjoying their incredible home.

Your Host and The Team


“Our vision for Sela was to create a place that combines boutique hotel hospitality with a welcoming, home-like atmosphere where our guests can stay comfortably, easily access the city, and maintain a profound connection with nature. Living in the hotel ourselves, we love the simple joys of strolling through its passages, reading in the library, or enjoying walks in the garden. From our windows, we witness the transformation of the nearby deciduous woods with the changing of the seasons, and it’s always a pleasure when our garden occasionally serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, and birds and animals come to drink from the pond. These experiences inspire us every day, and we hope that our guests here at Sela Chiangmai also discover their own inspiration, both within the walls of our hotel and in the beautiful countryside that surrounds our Chiang Mai home.”


An Opulent Boutique Hotel in Chiang Mai Offering Colonial Period Comfort and Luxury

Sela is a breathtaking boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, located just a short drive south of the walls of Chiang Mai’s old city, and is the ideal choice for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation surrounded by the peace and serenity of the mountains, forests, and rice fields under northern Thailand’s clear blue skies. Each of the 14 rooms and suites have been furnished with all of the modern amenities that you would expect to find in a luxurious Chiang Mai boutique hotel and beds have been dressed in the finest linens and duck down bedding. The owners and team of the Sela Chiangmai are also keen to support and preserve the traditional craftsmanship that has long been the hallmark of the area. Guests can learn all about the traditional crafts of Sela’s home by taking a trip to nearby Baan Tawai, a living crafts village where you can watch artisans create incredible woodcarving, embroidery, pottery, lacquerware, wickerwork and silverware. In designing the interiors of Sela Chiang Mai the owners have created a space that feels homely, elegant and refined, this combined with the warm and personalized service style all contribute to that sense of staying in a family home rather than simply within a beautiful boutique hotel. Of all of Chiang Mai’s unique hotels Sela Chiang Mai is a great choice for solo travellers, couples and families and friends travelling together will come to be known as a Writers Hotel, the inviting spaces, the privacy, the serenity, and guests will find every bedroom furnished with a writing desk, pencils, pens, writing paper, drawing paper, envelopes, postcards, and stamps. Other services include 24-hour reception and security, car parking on site, complimentary WiFi, family room, bar, and a library with books and board games. Ask the friendly staff about activities in the area such as a cooking course, sunset stroll round a temple, or a relaxing massage or simply spoil yourself by doing nothing in gorgeous colonial comfort.



“A postcard-perfect Chiang Mai boutique hotel built in the Lanna-colonial style where guests relax in lavish luxury deep within the peace and quiet of the Northern Thai countryside. The 14-room Sela Chiang Mai is a celebration of the local craftsmanship that has long been associated with the region. Enjoy charming Thai hospitality in colonial splendor while enjoying a cocktail on the veranda overlooking the immaculately kept gardens. Consider Sela Chiang Mai your elegant home from home where you can forget about the world outside for a while.”
Kim, the discoverer.



The Sela Hotel – An Exquisite Boutique Resort in Chiang Mai Like No Other

A stay at Sela means you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and service of an immaculate boutique resort in Chiang Mai located in a rural setting on the doorstep of Thailand’s second city. Entering the hotel, guests are greeted by a magnificent lobby reaching up to a skylight in the roof that allows natural light to flood the building. While the hotel, and its guestrooms, is air-conditioned, Sela Chiangmai is designed with energy efficiency in mind and air flow through the property is regulated to keep the rooms cool during the hot season and comfortable during the cold season. The property features 14 perfectly proportioned rooms and suites with high ceilings, each individually decorated with Indochina inspired interior design. Snuggle down in the finest duck down bedding surrounded by a mix of traditional furniture and modern amenities including air-con, en-suite bathrooms and all the comforts you would expect from a luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai before waking to a breakfast of continental and traditional Thai dishes. Relax in the breakfast room or on the terrace as you enjoy fresh yoghurt, home-made preserves, locally produced pastries, and a selection of seasonal fruits. The guest rooms at Sela face out onto well-kept gardens and a park that extends to the borders of the Ob Khan National Park with its forests, rivers, and waterfalls for you to explore. Visitors are free to treat Sela Chiangmai as their own whether relaxing in the library, enjoying the wonders of Northern Thai and classic European cuisine in the Windows Café and Restaurant, indulging in delicacies from the French brasserie, or enjoying a cocktail by the heated outdoor swimming pool. Chiang Mai, and all it has to offer, is just a short drive north from Sela. Spend a day exploring the countless temples, delighting in the incomparable northern Thai cuisine, or wandering around the city’s many markets. Book a day trekking through the countryside, visiting one of the area’s many ethical elephant sanctuaries, cooling off at the nearby Grand Canyon Water Park, or hire a bike and cycle the lanes of this rural idyll to discover the wonders of Chiang Mai for yourself. With so much to do, contact the team at Secret Retreats to help you plan the perfect Chiang Mai itinerary while staying at Sela Hotel Chiang Mai.


Rooms


Standard Double or Twin Rooms (3 units)

At 27sqm the Standard Rooms at Sela Chiang Mai can comfortably sleep up to 2 guests. These rooms are set with twin single beds dressed in fine linens and duck down pillows. Bright and airy the Standard Rooms enjoy views of the gardens. The private en-suite bathroom is fitted with a walk-in rain shower and a separate toilet. Other features of the rooms include air-conditioning, a minibar, writing desk, smart TV, in-room safe, complimentary bathroom amenities, tea coffee set, minibar and complimentary WiFi.

Deluxe Rooms (3 units)

At 37sqm the Deluxe Rooms comfortably sleep 2 guests on a comfy king bed dressed with luxury bed linen and duck down pillows. Views from the Deluxe Rooms are of Sela’s gardens and the mountains beyond. The private en-suite bathroom is fitted with a luxury air-jet bathtub and shower. Other features of the rooms include air-conditioning, a minibar, writing desk, smart TV, in-room safe, complimentary bathroom amenities, tea coffee set and coffee maker, minibar and complimentary WiFi.

The Suites (6 units)

The Suites at Sela Chiangmai are 52sqm and very comfortably sleep up to 2 guests on either twin single beds or a king bed. In Sela style the beds are dressed with luxury bed linen and duck down pillows. The Suites feature extra living space including a separate dressing room and a lounge space within the bedroom. Views from the suites are of the gardens and the mountains beyond. The private en-suite bathroom is fitted with a luxury air-jet bathtub and a shower. Other features of the rooms include air-conditioning, a minibar, writing desk, smart TV, in-room safe, complimentary bathroom amenities, tea coffee set and coffee maker, minibar and complimentary WiFi.

The Presidential Suites (2 units)

The two Presidential Suites at Sela are the height of luxury. At 72sqm they very comfortably sleep up to 2 guests on either twin single beds or a queen bed. The very comfortable beds are fitted with luxury bed linens and duck down pillows. These suites also have a balcony that enjoys garden and mountain views, and a separate lounge and double vanity bathrooms with luxury air-jet bathtub and shower. Other features of the rooms include air-conditioning, a minibar, writing desk, smart TV, in-room safe, complimentary bathroom amenities, tea coffee set and coffee maker, minibar and complimentary WiFi.

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Sela Chiang Mai highlight
  • Concierge/Tour DeskConcierge/Tour Desk
    WifiWifi
    BoutiqueBoutique
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Gay FriendlyGay Friendly
    Wedding/EventWedding/Event
    NatureNature
    GardenGarden
    Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
    Spa/MassageSpa/Massage

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 14
Annual closing:
Open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: THB
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONTACT
519 M.7, Namphrae, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai , 50230 , Thailand
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ACCESS
Sela Chiangmai is a 25 minute drive south from Chiang Mai International Airport. The hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the Grand Canyon Water Park (2.5km).
Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) - 20 km
Train Station: Chiang Mai Railway Station - 28 km



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