The drive from the airport to this unique hotel is a short ten minutes, but it will take you past the ancient seven-century city moat, glittering temples and other major city landmarks as you arrive at your destination near the old East Gate of the city.
A shady tunnel of lush green bamboo filters out the hustle and bustle of the city right at the door step, as you enter the welcoming world where you will be laying your hat for the next few days.
The hotel draws its inspiration from the mythical Naga, a giant serpent which represented strength, opulence and eternal life, seen as murals and sculptures in temples across the north of Thailand. The majestic naga is similarly featured throughout the hotel, weaving its way amidst the Lanna architecture and design which reminds guests of the exotic city just beyond the walls of the hotel.
Guest rooms, whatever their types, are remarkably spacious, each coming with polished teak floors, hand crafted and sourced furniture and objet d’arts, while maintaining impeccable international standards in terms of amenities and facilities. Lounge on day beds against silk pillows, sit on the terrace surrounded by tropical foliage, step into the marbled bathrooms with wood-carved mirror frames; the hotel oozes exotic culture while being mindful and anticipating all of guests’ needs.
There is a lovely Lovers’ Court where guests can while the afternoon away reading a book in a quiet corner, enjoy a delightful afternoon tea, or have a romantic tete a tete over a glass of wine from the well curated wine list at twilight…or deep into the night.
Families will also enjoy the Spa Pool where parents can lie back on comfortable sun lounges and order a chilled fresh coconut or pina colada from the pool bar, as they watch their kids frolic in the pool.
While the hotel is surrounded by everything the city offers, the hotel’s Naga Restaurant is known for its quality cuisine. With both indoors and outdoors seating, the contemporary Thai design of the restaurant offers cool respite from the heat, and a cosy escape on a monsoon day. The menu covers a range of delectable dishes from many corners of the world and has a great selection of baked goods fresh out of the oven each day.
Weary from a day’s exploration of the city? The Naga Spa offers the best of Thai massage services from body scrubs to Thai and Swedish massages, reflexology to body scrubs and detox treatments. The treatment rooms are private or a deux, should you wish to share your experience with someone special.
There is also an onsite Naga Gallery where works of local artists as well as some handicrafts and souvenirs are on sale, so you can take something special home with you to remember Chiang Mai by.
The location doesn’t get much better than this, the service is well honed and professional with staff greeting guests with a smile, the food drinks are excellent and varied enough to keep you satiated, however long your stay, and the hotel itself is a sanctuary of serenity, not at all far from the madding crowd.
21 Ratchamanka Road Soi 2, T. Phra Sing
Tel. 053 209 030