The What’s Up Guide to the Best Holiday Resorts in Chiang Mai – Top 10

The Rim Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai boasts a collection of holiday resorts which provide guests with a relaxing home away from home. A few of the resorts are in or close to the Old City while others are spread out in nearby districts. Most establishments classed as resorts in Chiang Mai come with lush tropical gardens featuring a full repertoire of indigenous Thai plants and trees. In the case of the Twenty Lodge, gurgling streams provide a relaxing sound. Guests checking in will find they have rooms with the likes of polished wooden floors, marble-tiled bathrooms and furniture crafted from old teakwood.

Almost everything is provided at these resorts and it is only the magnetic pull of Chiang Mai’s attractions which entices many a visitor to go out exploring. Rooms, villas and suites are air-conditioned and generally have TVs with international cable channels, minibars, coffee makers and refrigerators. Restaurants and swimming pools are standard resort facilities and come with extras which are fitness rooms, spas and onsite massage treatments. Our recommendations on the best holiday resorts in Chiang Mai are shown below.

Last Updated: June 2019

 Chang Khlan Area:   Hongkhao Village | Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort  
 Chang Phuak Area:   Ruen Come In | Sireeampan Boutique Resort and Spa

  Old City Area:   The Rim Resort Chiang Mai | The Twenty Lodge
  Tasala Area:   The Oriental Siam Resort
  Thapae Area:   Viang Thapae Resort
 Wat Ket Area:   Baan Ing Ping | Shewe Wana Boutique Resort & Spa Further Reading


The Rim Resort Chiang Mai faces out from the Old City to the west side of the moat. This prestigious address just 10 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport comes with facilities which include a garden swimming pool, the Canal Restaurant and a fitness room. Rooms at the Rim feature plenty of polished wood and are equipped with wide-screen TVs, free WiFi, minibars and coffee makers plus bathrooms with both bathtubs and showers…more info & booking     


The Shewe Wana Boutique Resort & Spa is located on Charoen Muang Road and halfway between Nawarat Bridge and Chiang Mai Railway Station. The frontage is a restored Chinese heritage building and leads back into a verdant garden ringed by rooms and suites. The units are loaded up with amenities such as LED TVs, safety deposit boxes, minibars, free WiFi and air-conditioners. Complimentary shuttle services, an outdoor pool, spa treatments and a restaurant round off the facilities here…more info & booking     

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Up in the northwest corner of the Old City, The Twenty Lodge is a five-minute walk from Phra Singh Temple and a 10-minute journey from Chiang Mai International Airport. The Twenty Lodge offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a restaurant, a car park, a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. The 20 rooms at this resort are equipped with air-conditioning, wide-screen TVs with cable programmes, tea and coffee makers, minibars and bathrooms with rainshowers…more info & booking     


The Viang Thapae Resort is a brick and polished timber complex built around spacious gardens close to Thapae Road. The Old City, the lively Sunday Walking Street Market and the Night Bazaar are easily reached on foot from this resort while it is four kilometres from Chiang Mai International Airport. The resort offers a restaurant, a bar, a fitness facility, an outdoor pool, a tour desk and shuttle services. Stylish air-conditioned rooms boast minibars, free WiFi, balconies, TVs and safes…more info & booking     


Located in the Chang Khlan area, Hongkhao Village is 2.4 kilometres from the Saturday Walking Street Market and four from Chiang Mai International Airport. Hongkhao Village is a pleasing Lanna-themed resort with modern conveniences and shaded by tropical trees. It offers an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, a restaurant, a car park and free WiFi. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and nicely appointed bathrooms…more info & booking     


The Ruen Come In is a haven of tranquillity and comprises a complex of modern Lanna-style structures. It is situated in Chang Phuak area of Chiang Mai. Chet Yot Temple and Nimmanhaemin Road are the nearest major attractions. Classic rooms are equipped with balconies, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safety boxes and bathrooms with either bathtubs or Jacuzzis. The onsite restaurant serves Thai and Northern Thai specialities. Shuttle and laundry services are also available…more info & booking     


Close to the east bank of the Ping River, Baan Ing Ping is just five minutes’ walk from the Night Bazaar while Chiang Mai International Airport is less than 15 minutes by car. A boutique collection of 10 elegantly furnished rooms feature cable TVs, refrigerators, air-conditioning and free WiFi. The on-site restaurant serves Thai and International favourites…more info & booking     


Located on Charoenprathet Road, Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort enjoys a relaxing riverside setting and is a 12-minute walk from the Night Bazaar while Chiang Mai International Airport is five kilometres away. The resort is shaded by a huge rain tree planted 100 years ago and features a vintage Northern Thai design. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, gardens and a 24-hour front desk. A collection of suites celebrates Lanna heritage and come with comforts such as air-conditioning, cable TVs, bathrooms with bathtubs, safes and balconies…more info & booking     


Situated in the San Kamphaeng area, the deluxe Oriental Siam Resort is only a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. The Oriental Siam provides complimentary pickup services from the airport and the train station. This resort offers Lanna villas with terraces and teakwood furniture which are equipped with air-conditioners, cable TVs and bathrooms with showers and bathtubs. Guest amenities include massage, a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a restaurant…more info & booking     


Sireeampan Boutique Resort blends contemporary and heritage Siam with buildings and décor reminiscent of the Lanna palaces of history. This resort features an outdoor pool, a spa, a 24-hour front desk, a piano lounge, a restaurant and a business centre. The suites are the epitome of style and are well equipped with air-conditioning, seating and dining areas, Apple TV-iPad media players and five-fixture bathrooms with L’Occitane toiletries. This resort is in the Chang Phuak district and eight kilometres from the city’s airport…more info & booking