Quiet place in Chiang Mai area end of December
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 7:05 AM Last Post By: THIERRY8
Nov 10, 2012 11:19 PM
Quiet place in Chiang Mai area end of DecemberMy wife and I are both residents in Bangkok and we are planning to go up north for Xmas and possibly new year.
We are looking for a place where we can do a lot of daily walks in the country side, where there is good thai food
and a pool. We are not looking at ultra luxury ie like four seasons or Oriental but rather a local place with character.
many thanks in advance for your input.
Nov 10, 2012 11:36 PM
1Maybe check out the Away Suan Sawan in Mae Rim about 15km north of Chiang Mai city. It's in a beautiful peaceful area surrounded by rice fields and green hills, actually not far from the Four Seasons but a whole lot cheaper. There are quite a few mini-resorts popping up in the same area so it's worth searching for other options in Mae Rim. http://www.agoda.com/asia/thailand/chiang_mai/maps/mae_rim.html
Book early! Places will fill up for the Christmas period soon.
Nov 11, 2012 5:25 AM
2Check out www.baanmonmuan.com They are located north of Chiang Mai city in the Mae Rim area. Their website will give you all the details. Their website doesn't mention a pool so if that's important then maybe you wont be interested. We have a reservation there in early December.
Nov 11, 2012 5:18 PM
3Another place you might want to consider is Chiang Dao Nest. Check out the details at
www.nest.chiangdao.com Also they do have a pool. We stayed there last December and will be staying there again next month. The cabins arn't luxe but they are quite nice. Very quite and peaceful area.
Nov 11, 2012 11:33 PM
Nov 11, 2012 11:46 PM
5Might want to reconsider the importance of a pool in December. Days are shorter/cooler and most pools around here aren't heated. But yes, Chiang Dao Nest would be another good place for relaxing in nature with plenty of great walking trails. Excellent food as well. It's not close to Chiang Mai though (75km north of the city).
Nov 14, 2012 7:05 AM
6Many thanks everyon for your input. Whilst the Chiang Dao Nest does indeed loo enticing, it is fully booked. Has anyone tried Marisa Boutique Resort and Spa that also get very good reviews? We ar hesitating between Marisa and Mae Nai Gardens located in Mae Rim. Any comment??
(3 star Hotel)
From US$57.24 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$112.12 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$57.21 per night