Chiang Mai Resort Recommendation

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1. Posted by Kimlen (Budding Member 4 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

I will be in Thailand for a work conference and was thinking of taking 3 days after and getting some rest and relaxation in Chaing Mai.

Would anyone have resort recommendations? My main objective would be relaxation with a possible side trip to the Elephant Sanctuary. I would really like a resort with great food options, a wonderful spa and spacious pool for (again) relaxing. I would like to stay under $200 a night if possibe.

Thanks!

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 774 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I can't help you with recs (the last time I was at a Chiang Mai Elephant sanctuary was 20 years + a few months and things change), but I would suggest you pick somewhere that's not too remote.
July is 'Rainy Season' and although July (especially early) shouldn't be too wet, the heavy showers can make smaller/rural roads difficult.
Also if you are unlucky enough to get a patch of solid rain then you'll want access to a town+.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2216 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

" I would like to stay under $200 a night if possible."

I don't think you will have too much of a problem finding a place to stay in Chiang Mai in your price range. My price range is 1000 baht or less for a room with TV, hot water, private bathroom, wifi and refrigerator. No problem finding a room in this range in Chiang Mai. At $200 US per night you will be renting a very nice place!

I can't give you a specific hotel for your price range but I can recommend the Thapae Gate area as a city location to look into.
https://www.whatsup-chiangmai.com/attractions/thapae-gate/
https://www.chiangmaiplaces.com/thapae-gate

Info for Chiang Mai from this TP forum:
https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Chiang_Mai_Province/

In Chiang Mai first day check with your hotel tour desk for tours for your Elephant Sanctuary trip. (If you have a trusted travel agency in Bangkok you can check with them too.) Local travel agencies in Chiang Mai (like Bangkok) usually have shared day tours you can sign up for. Private tours also can be arranged ahead of time but it will cost more than a shared tour. Your choice!

Google search will give you some luxury hotels for Chiang Mai. Be careful if the hotel write-up says 10 - 20 minute drive to some location in the city vs a short walk for 10 to 20 minutes.

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Mar-2019, at 14:02 by karazyal ]