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General Overview of the Hotel...
Rachamankha, 22 courtyard rooms and 2 two-bedroom suites set in 2 acres of manicured gardens. Uniquely for a city hotel Rachamankha is renowned for its peaceful and very private atmosphere. The hotel's incredible architecture pays homage to Chiang Mai's golden age, the Lanna period, offering guests a unique stay in a unique property with a true sense of place. Rachamankha is also the only Secret Retreats property in northern Thailand.
Rachamankha is perfectly located in the heart of the 700 year old moated city of Chiang Mai Northern Thailand, next to the city's most revered Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Singh. The best of Chiang Mai is just a few steps from Rachamankha's doorstep with 35 Temples, Museums, The Art and Culture Hall, Galleries and Coffee Shops, a Wide variety of Bars and Restaurants, Shopping from Fine Art to Hilltribe Crafts, Banks, city Post Office and Convenience Stores and the Saturday and Sunday Community Markets are all within a few minutes' walk of the hotel.
Architect Ong-ard Satrabhandhu chose the unassuming architecture of the centuries-old vernacular Chinese dwellings, a carefully orchestrated sequence of courtyards as a source of inspiration. The architecture and landscape design of Rachamankha celebrates local Lanna historical heritage, climate and traditional building practices of the Northern Thai region. Southeast Asian architecture defines the character of the hotel, which is full of delightful surprises, a studied composition of light and dark, open and closed outdoor spaces to achieve a true sense of place that expresses serenity and mystery. Interiors and gardens designed by Mr. Rooj Changtrakul, also Rachamankha's M.D. Rachamankha is owned, and the home of, both Mr. Satrabhandu and Mr. Changtrakul.
|Rachamankha has 25 rooms, from 1 to 26 in keeping with
tradition there is no room number 13. There are 3 types of room; 18
superior rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 2 suites. No, there's no mistake,
we do have 25 rooms; suite 24 can be converted into 2 rooms, a deluxe
room and a superior room if required and the guests rooms have had new
upholstery and new raw silk drapes fitted. All the rooms now offer complimentary
fruit and complimentary daily mini bar.
The two keynotes of Rachamankha are a more personal, friendly service - we want our guests to really feel at home - and design. With design in mind, the owner personally designed the interior of every room, fitting each one with antique furniture and object d´art from his own private collections to emphasize the personal touch, and give each room its own character.
Superior RoomThe Superior or Courtyard rooms are located around two courtyard gardens. Each room is 32sqm fitted with either a king size bed or twin single beds, 19th century Chinese furniture and individually decorated with Asian art. Of the 18 Superior rooms, 12 are fitted with a king bed and 6 are fitted with twin single beds.
Deluxe RoomThe Deluxe are our most popular rooms. The 4 Deluxe rooms are located in a two storey building near the pool with 2 rooms on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor. The Deluxe rooms are 40sqm with en-suite half bathrooms and fitted with a silk draped canopy king size bed, 19th century Chinese furniture and individually decorated with Asian art.
2 Bedroom SuiteThe Suites are 100sqm with 2double en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge and kitchenette.
Suite 26 or the Verandah Suite, is situated above the library and has a large private verandah overlooking the library lawn.
Suite 24 or the Courtyard Suite, occupies a ground floor corner position near the reception and secreted behind a private walled courtyard garden.
|Suite 24's Lounge||Suite 24's Bedroom||Suite 26's Bedroom|
|Suite 26's Lounge||Suite 26's Bedroom||Suite 26's Bedroom|
Offering two dining environments, the air-conditioned dining room and the courtyard. Each dining area can seat up to 50diners in a formal layup.
Breakfast is served a la carte from 6.30am to 10am with a choice of both Asian and International dishes.
Food and beverage service, lunch or dinner is served through 10am to 10pm.
Room service, is served from 6.30am to 10pm. Complimentary WiFi is also available to guests in the restaurant.
Rachamankha's restaurant offers a unique menu of regional and international dishes supported by a full wine list of both old and new world wines.
|Pool & Massage
Rachamankha's 20m by 8m teal-tiled pool is serviced by the two-storey pool pavilion which houses both the pool bar, and on the second floor, the massage spa. The pool bar offers a full beverage service and a range of hot and cold dishes served from the restaurant. The massage service, performed by well trained and very experienced masseuses, includes: Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Herbal Hot-Compress Massage, Foot Massage, Reflexology, Anti-Cellulite Massage, Aromatherapy Oil Massage and Athletic Massage.
Traditional Thai massage is also available in the guest rooms. All the massage services are by appointment only.
There is undoubtedly a classic style to Rachamankha, perhaps nowhere more evident in the hotel than the library. Fitted from floor to ceiling with polished hardwood and lit by a chandelier the effect is completed by the addition of crystal glasses and a crystal decanter of brandy provided free for guests' enjoyment.
The day's papers are put in the library every morning; books are available for guests' enjoyment during their stay; and 2 personal computers are set-up with high-speed internet connection for free use by guests.
The Boutique is located on the second floor of the restaurant building. Unique pieces from local designers and artisans are available along with antiques and a range of books about the regions peoples, culture and histories. Open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On the second floor above the restaurant, the gallery is a showcase of the regions culture and history. A permanent but ever changing display of antiques, and objects that reflect the regions fast disappearing cultures and traditions. All the pieces are taken from the owner's private collections; the aim is to inform guests and visitors alike about the regions rich artistic and cultural heritage. Open to all from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
|Swimming Pool||Sunbath||Massage Spa|