The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is spread over 60 acres of untouched landscape in the beautiful Thai province of Chiang Mai. The hotel is nestled between rice paddies and thick jungle. Each of the suites and villas have been decorated and furnished with distinct Lanna style, making this one of the most desirable hotels in Northern Thailand. Enjoy a variety of marvellous culinary settings inspired by the history of Lanna and cuisine that has gained both an international and highly valued local reputation. Contained within the hotel are facilities for beauty therapy and wellness treatments, as well as a cultural museum detailing the history of the Lanna kingdom. The Dheva Spa is the pinnacle of relaxation, while the Kids’ Club will keep youngsters entertained.
Nestled in the lush, tropical gardens, these luxurious villas were converted from authentic Northern Thai rice barns, which were imported complete from the countryside. While exteriors maintain their unique Lanna style, interiors enjoy a spacious, modern design with accommodation spread over two floors. The décor of the ground-floor living space incorporates traditional rustic elements such as bamboo, silk and hill tribe textiles. Upstairs, accommodation features crafted wooden beams and sliding shutters as well as a peanut-shaped spa bath in the inviting bathroom. An outdoor terrace off the king bedroom is furnished with a small table and sun-loungers. Several villas are clustered around a private cottage garden through which a small brook flows.
Enjoying a colonial-style décor, these elegant suites are situated close to the main lobby and Akaligo restaurant. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the resort, all suites boast floor-to-ceiling terrace doors opening out onto spacious balconies overlooking the pool, lake or the lush gardens. Each suite has a bedroom and separate living room featuring beautifully tiled floors, glass chandeliers, ceiling fans and Victorian desk lamps. Adjoining bathrooms provide ample space and comfort with whirlpool baths, walk-in showers and twin vanity units.
Enjoying a simple yet chic design, these spacious two-storey teak villas overlook our lush green gardens or tranquil paddy fields. Generously sized, the downstairs living and dining area opens out onto a large terrace where guest are able to relax, dine or take a dip in their own private plunge pool. Adding to the sense of luxury, there’s also a kitchen, private massage area and steam shower. Upstairs, the beautiful bedroom enjoys high ceilings, wood floors and doors opening out on to a private balcony and gazebo area. Entered via a foyer, the bedroom lies adjacent to a private study area on one side and a bathroom on the other. Featuring a whirlpool bath, rain shower and walk-in wardrobe, bathrooms provide the ultimate indoor sanctuaries.
Situated within the Spa Residence, these suites enjoy a serene and restful feel. They are the ideal choice for guests looking to embark on a programme or enjoy spa treatments in the comfort of their own room. White walls, wood floors and a selection of dark wood furnishings combine an elegant, formal design with traditional Thai style. Furnished with a king bed, the bedroom lies adjacent to a living room leading to an outside terrace. There is also a large bathroom and spa area complete with massage table, whirlpool tub and steam room. Some suites overlook the intricately carved roofs of the spa.
Spread over two floors, these spacious teak wood villas offer the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living. Overlooking the lush gardens or a beautiful paddy field, ground floor accommodation includes a spacious living and dining room, powder room and an outdoor terrace with an adjoining massage area. Upstairs, the high ceilinged bedroom features either a king or twin beds, polished teak floors and a spacious bathroom complete with whirlpool bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers. Guests also have use of a private balcony and gazebo area accessed off the bedroom. Outdoor furnishings include sun-loungers with cushion covers fashioned from vintage Lao textiles.
One of the most acclaimed French restaurants in Thailand, Farang Ses combines delicious cuisine with wonderful views and a beautiful décor. Located in a magnificent Lanna style building overlooking paddy fields and tall coconut palms, the restaurant’s vaulted wooden interior features elegantly sculpted chandeliers and enormous teak pillars clad in sheets of beaten copper relief. Serving some of the finest French cuisine in Thailand, the menu features a choice of quintessentially French delicacies such as foie gras and Brittany lobster. Served with Mediterranean-inspired accompaniments such as polenta or crisp frisee salad, dishes offer the wonderful tastes of the French countryside.
(Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
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