Secret Getaways

 |  June 1, 2015

Whether it’s a mini hotel tucked away in the inner city or a short trip into more natural settings, these three hotels are all found down un-suspecting sois, but are guaranteed to give you a great night’s sleep and delicious breakfasts included.


Soodkobdong Resort & Spa
With glorious décor, ranging from bright light rooms with floor to ceiling windows to family rooms with beds in the windowsills, Soodkobdong brings luxury into the realm of reality, with inexpensive prices in a beautiful location. Just pop down to Huay Mor in Doi Saket to get away from the city, or use it as an out of city base camp when visiting. Each room provides free drinks and beverages and there is a 20% discount on restaurant orders for those staying more than three nights. Try the delicious foi gras for as little as 400 baht or enjoy a range of western delights inspired by tastes and themes from around the world. With air conditioning, free wifi, large TV and a hot shower as standard, nothing is missing from Soodkobdong except you.

90 Huay Mor, Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road,
Doi-Saket district
Facebook: soodkobdong
093 1591709

now mini

Now Mini Hotel
Just off Chang Puek road, tucked into a small soi sits the quaintly named Now Mini Hotel, a cool, minimal and modern designed hotel with all you could want, right in the heart of the city. Just minutes from the moat, Now Mini is perfectly located for those who wish to explore. With just eight rooms across four floors, each room has a great personality, which is perfect for people like me who like to stay in places with a cool character. The fridge, work area, TV with cable, free wifi and private balcony made me feel right at home already, but when I went to check out the large, downstairs communal kitchen area I knew that Now Mini Hotel is the perfect home away from home. The facilities make a great place for a weekend with friends or the travelling professional. One of my favourite parts was waking up knowing that bread, jam and cereals were free of charge every morning! Care for a beautiful mountain view with your breakfast? Rise and shine!

Reception open 7am – 8.30pm
1/10 Chang Puek road, Soi 4
053 410599 / 081 5956785


Is Am O Resort
Opened just one year ago, Is Am O is one of Chiang Mai’s city resorts that teleports you to another place, with quiet natural scenes, beautifully themed rooms and exciting photo opportunities. Each of its 15 rooms is designed in its own special way, from a beach side resort, to a couplés love nest with a heart shaped bed. Their café explores nature in its décor and presentation, with hay bales as seats, ancient wooden tables and exquisitely designed drinks and food. Try their ‘cha dit din’, a blended ice tea served in a small sauce pan with crushed Oreos and earthy tastes. Sip their espresso, with an injection of fresh strong coffee paired with homemade choux cream buns for less than 100 baht.

Café opened daily, 8am to 5pm
230-231 Moo 1, Chiang Mai – Doi Saket Road
Facebook: isamochiangmairesort
053 867 284 / 083 885 4747