Now that I am retired and living here in Chiang Mai Thailand I am thinking of doing Thai style boutique cottages for guests to stay in. There will be no more than 10 total rooms in 5 cottages with 2 connecting rooms so families can stay together. Since most of the guests will be out doing tours in the day I was wondering when they return would they like to swim in a small pool with other guests or relax in a semi private Jacuzzi/spa (I want to build 5 jacuzzi). An area for massage therapy will also be on the property. Since the property doesn't have room for both a Pool and 5 Jacuzzi/spa I can't build both. Which would you prefer?
I'd prefer a combination -- a semi-private pool for each cottage... ;-) Like the small splash pools you see at Evason and other spots like that.
Spa bath in each bathroom (or only in 'luxury' rooms) and a shared pool would be the ideal setup in my opinion If I really had to pick, I'd pick the pool..
Thanks for the input.
I believe I will add a jacuzzi/spa tub in the bathrooms and then do the pool. Since I will have only 10 rooms a decent sized exercise pool should do the trick.
I will have 5 cottages with two connecting rooms in each cottage. Large thick double doors will seperate the two rooms or can be opened for families. One of the bathrooms in the cottage will have the Spa tub and seperate shower and the other just a shower.
Sounds fantastic Randy. Let us know when you are up & running. I like the thought of a spa bath in the room & the pool for cooling down in..
have you thought about a traditional thai herbal saunas - as I believe they were popular in Thailand once but somehow not many of them survived.
That can be a nice addition to your massage therapy area.
Myself I wouldn't go for all this jacuzzi idea - it's high-tech equiment, expensive to buy, install, operate or fix if broken. They make as well a lot of noice when used and you will have to think about soundproof walls.
As a small establishment your won't be able to survive on your guests alone - I would open all your facilities to public to get an extra income.