Monday, June 10, 2013

HOTEL CHECK THAILAND, Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Heading north in Thailand is a great idea, suggests our product manager Neil Bedford after his recent trip.  For top luxury in magical natural setting - Four Seasons Chiang Mai.

Here you can drink in the lush feel of the tropics by the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the paddy fields. Add to your sense of well-being, by working out at the extremely impressive modern gym, or letting tension drop away at the highly regarded spa.  Or take a path to better (more exotic) eating...

The hotel's cooking school is widely regarded as one of the best in the country - and has a dedicated building which is very impressive. The restaurants have a focus on fresh Thai food and they also do a great afternoon tea. Must do is The “chefs table” dinner.

Cooking school - great value for top luxury

Private dining in the cooking school with numerous dishes cooked in front of you. If you like to join in you can help as well! Must book ahead.

Leisurely breakfast


64 pavilions (all the same beautiful wooden Lanna style on stilts which only vary according to the view), 12 pool villas (spacious and secluded), 17 residences and 5 vast residence villas (1-4 bedrooms with pool).

All pavilions lie in a horseshoe around paddy fields/lake. Pavilions are Lanna-style with ornately carved woods. The higher the price of the pavilion the better the view.

Pool villa
Pool villas are very impressive with luxurious hideaway feel, hidden in the trees.

Residence rooms are in a big separate building that feels basically like a separate ‘club’ section of the hotel. These are designed as apartments and you may perhaps not feel of the essence of the hotel here.

The residence villas are great for groups of friends but families need to be aware bedrooms are separate so you need to walk to a different building (within the villa complex) to access each room.

How to get to Four Seasons Chiang Mai

 45 mins from Chiang Mai airport. Same distance from the city itself.

Why go

To try something different during your Thailand trip. Direct flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui (as well as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hongkong) make it an easy 3 night add-on.

Must do

Have a half day guided tour of Chiang Mai (impressive temples and markets - doesn’t have the congestion of Bangkok) and spend the rest of the time enjoying the hotel. And don't forget the chef's table dinner...

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