It has been more than 3 long years since my last trip to Asia. In detail it has even been five years since my last trip to Thailand, specifically to Chiang Mai, where I just arrived a few days ago. For this trip I had the great pleasure to team up with The Chiang Mai Old Town boutique hotel, which is a five-star hotel property in Chiang Mai, offering a luxurious accommodation with a superb and elegant design..

Within this article, I will share my impressions and experience, as I was a staying guest for two nights. Personally, I would call Chiang Mai a smaller city and very accessible, compared to others. Maybe that was one of the reasons, that the airport was fortunately not far away. I had the comfort to enjoy a pick up organized by the hotel from the airport. It was only a short ride to the hotel, which was still very comfortable in the modern car, offering a cold drink and great views on the way to the hotel.

Arrived at the hotel I was complimented with their welcome drink, which is a coconut, giving a sense of the local amenities already. Even through the welcome drink you can feel that there is a lot of caring for details, as each coconut has the logo on it. The reception and lounge area look both like a luxurious club lounge, offering a small shop with hotel items to be purchased, such as their own lotion or bathrobes. Guests can also enjoy some time in the lounge with refreshments and newspapers to relax in between their stay or after their arrival. After check in I was guided to my suite. The hotel itself has three floors with five different suit types. The design of the room has a dark elegance, spreading luxurious vibes. Suit types reach from the deluxe king suite with 40 m² up to 60 m² with the Heritage House suite with an own balcony.

Each room is equipped with modern technologies, at least one TV and a steady internet connection. The bed area is wide and all furniture is high quality. Besides having international plugs offered, there is also USB-plugs next to the bed, such as a selection of different types of pillows. In case it´s also worth to mention that the hotel has won multiple awards in the past, such as winner of the World Luxury Awards.

As I had a late arrival at the hotel, I was just making my way to my room and getting changed in order to have dinner at the hotel restaurant which is named the Vorra bistro. The restaurant is focusing on traditional Italian food, which can be a refreshing change to the traditional Thai cuisine. However, The Chiang Mai property at Riverside offers local Thai cuisine in their restaurant named Malao Malao. Vorra bistro offers a wide menu, including wood fired pizza. Personally, I can confirm that allergies are very well taken care of by the skilled kitchen staff. For me as a vegan Italian cuisine is at the first view obviously not the most comfortable choice but the team made sure that I had a pleasant dinner experience with multiple choices to select of. One can taste and feel the luxury with every spoon. Sustainability is a big headline over here which becomes more visible due to freshly picked and prepared ingredients. The restaurant is truly focusing on local products which is good for the local industry and gives a true experience in terms of taste and quality. Of Course, the freshness of the food can be preserved by using local items rather than having products imported. It is a fine dining experience that is not only offered for in-house guest. Also, walk-in guests and reservations are welcomed. The restaurant holds furthermore an own bar where multiple cocktails and a fine selection of wines and own creations are being served. No matter if alcoholic or non-alcoholic, it's a must try to enjoy a drink over here. Furthermore, the restaurant opens for breakfast and lunch.

The menu has many offers to select of, including fresh juices and fruits. There are that many options that I have been served some new dishes with every upcoming day. After breakfast on the second day, I was greeted with a spa treatment. The hotel has its own spa facility offering a wide range of treatment including facials and other options for treatments, like a signature Thai massage.

It might be of interest to mention that the Heritage House is one of the oldest residences within Chiang Mai. The Chiang Mai Old Town boutique Hotel has pretty much to offer. From special discounts when booking within their own website, to culinary offers and a dedicated team that will also help you to organize tours and activities around Chiang Mai. The hotel has all the amenities one could ask for as a staying guest. From a fully equipped gym with cardio devices and weights, up to a decent pool area. The Chiang Mai hotel group holds a total of 2 hotels in Chiang Mai. My review about The Chiang Mai Riverside will also be published soon.