"Remote hideaway on the banks of the Ping river"
Need to know
- 36 rooms (22 standard, 2 suites and 12 villas)
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Riverside resort with hospitality from the heart
- Check-out time: noon, but flexible
- The riverside location
- The artful combination of colonial and traditional Thai architecture
- The mineral pool with the view over the river
There is always more than meets the eye at The Marndadee Heritage. The rustic-looking cabins on the banks of the river? Traditional Thai rice barns, painstakingly transported and transformed for your stay. The beautiful hand-carved furniture? Antiques from the owner’s own collection, given new life in the property. That piece of art that caught your eye? A clever tribute to the Thai king, crafted by a local artisan. The person that picked you up at the airport? Brimming with knowledge, they will tell you the history behind every tree and the meaning behind every bloom.
Whether you are a first time visitor to Chiang Mai or a frequent flyer, the Marndadee Heritage provides a whole new lens with which to experience one of Thailand’s most special cities. Easy transfers to town give you access to the famed temples and markets, but those who choose to stay put will be rewarded with a glimpse of what makes the city so magnetic. Sit out by the mineral pool and watch the morning mist roll over the river with a herbal tea. Take one of the resort’s bicycles and chase the distant chimes of temples. At a candlelit dinner savouring Thai delicacies, breathe in the particular scent of the North: fragrant flowers and woody fires. For guests who just can’t stay still the resort offers complimentary daily activities: yoga, meditation, Thai boxing – or even a lesson on rice transplantation at their paddy field.
Perhaps on your second or third day, after you’ve found pandan leaves hidden in your cupboard to freshen your clothes, or spent a restful afternoon on the massage table in the spa, you might start planning a repeat visit. The hotel offers three, five and seven day wellness retreats where you can enjoy the beauty of the property alongside activities of your choice and nourishing food. This is a hotel that deserves repeat visits.