The luxurious Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi is nestled within a big luxuriant park close to Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. The hotel is a tribute to the Lanna traditional architecture and beautifully mingles designs from northern Thailand and bordering countries. Downtown Chiang Mai with its numerous cultural and historical sites is at a mere few minutes drive and Chiang Mai's airport is 12 kilometers away.
Designed in traditional Lanna style, the 123 spacious and luxuriously appointed suites and villas are beautifully furnished with objets d’art and antiques. All of them are equipped with air conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar, tea and coffee machines, rain-effect shower, hair-dryer, jacuzzi, bathrobes, satellite TV, telephone, CD/DVD player.
-Colonial Suite (88 m2)
Living room and separate bedroom, private veranda
Accommodates 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12
-Deluxe Villa (110 m2)
Two-storey pavilion featuring a roomy living area on the ground floor and a bedroom and bathroom on first floor as well as a terrace with a view of the garden or the rice fields.
Accommodates 2 adults and 2 children under 12 or 3 adults
Three restaurants and three bars are at the gourmet's disposal. The Oriental Shop Dhara Devi offers home-made pastries as well as tea and coffee specialties. Upon request, the cooking team also organizes private barbecues, picnics and romantic dinners.
-Le Grand Lanna : Northern Thai cuisine and traditional Thai dance shows in the evening ; open for lunch and dinner
-Fujian : Chinese (Cantonese) cuisine ; open for lunch and dinner
-Akaligo : Mediterranean specialties ; Sunday jazz brunch; open for lunch and dinner
-Colonial Pool Bar : salads and sandwiches ; open all day long
-Loy Kham Bar : international and Thai light dishes, refreshments ; open all day long
-Horn Bar : cocktails and mocktails ; open in the evening
Sports and Wellness
The Holistic Centre & Spa (3100 square meters and 18 treatment rooms) is a real paradise for guests in search of peace and relaxation. Designed like the elegant Mandalay Palace in Myanmar, the magnificent wellness center provides traditional Thai massages and lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy and ayurveda treatments, rhassoul baths, reflexology massages as well as a wide array of wellness care. Sports lovers will enjoy the two tennis courts and the hotel fitness center is equipped with the latest training machines. The hotel also features a swimming pool as well as yoga, Pilates and Thai boxing lessons.
The Mandarin Oriental takes great care of its younger guests : in Lanna Kid’s Club, parents and children can discover the Thai culture through an extensive choice of activities like traditional Thai dancing, excursion in a rice field, buffalo riding and many other things. Every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the club welcomes kids ages 4 to 12 with an exciting entertainment program. The restaurants also display special menus for youngsters and a baby-sitting service is available.
Like its partner hotel in Bangkok, The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi features specific Thai cooking lessons where guests can learn to prepare typical Thai specialties. The “Art & Cultural Centre” hosts cultural events and exhibitions. Local and international experts regularly come to give talks and discuss about the south-eastern culture, arts and handicrafts. Guests services also include a library, a 24-hour room service and a laundry service.