There is something to be said about stepping out of your hotel and being within mere minutes’ walk of some of the city’s most iconic and important sites. Check these new sleeps in Phra Singh.
Phra Singh Village
Phra Singh Village is imposingly spacious, considering the dense neighbourbood in the old city where it is located. At a glance it looks like the many other contemporary Lanna template hotels ubiquitous to the city these days, but on closer inspection you will see that the hotel has borrowed a hint of Lan Xang culture, what is now Laos today. With such a prime location, it is a great base from which to explore the city. The hotel also offers cultural experiences with free daily workshops on Thai dessert, flower garland crafting, making traditional flags etc. Just a stone throw away from the hotel are two branches of Makkha Spa, under the same ownership, one with the traditional wooden house setting, and the other with the modern, lofty, bright ambience.
5 Ratchamanka Road Soi 8, T. Phra Singh
Tel. 053 272 480
Stay Here Hostel
A home that housed a family for over 50 years has been renovated to greet all who venture to Chiang Mai. The ground floor is a spacious bright open aired area with a small coffee bar where guests can enjoy their chill-out mornings before heading out into the city. The house’s wooden floors remain, giving it all a sense of authenticity and place. Rooms are available in both sharing bunker beds and cosy private rooms, all with quality linen and pillows, so rest assured, you’ll get a good night’s sleep after a long day of exploring.
Ratchamanka Road Soi 7, T. Phra Singh
Tel. 063 364 5945
Chala No. 2
Chala No. 2 is the modern, homey version of the luxury Lanna style hotel which we have already featured, Chala No. 1! Although, this second branch is a budget boutique hotel, the hospitality is operated at the same standards. As you walk in, you will immediately feel the tension melt away with the hotel’s signature WAYA organic fragrance, which is also used in all bathroom products. There are two types of rooms, the boutique gallery for two persons and a spacious junior suite for families. For Citylife readers, mention Citylife and get 20% off.
12 Soi 8, Prapokklao Road, T. Pra Singh
Tel. 053 278 795