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- Characterful Chiang Mai retreat
- Pool and massage treatments
- Adventure activities in the area
- Traditional Thai food and fine wines

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Rachamankha is a well-presented boutique resort lying within Chiang Mai’s old town walls in northern Thailand. Featuring distinctive Thai architecture and lovely gardens with a pool and tranquil courtyards lined with colonnades, the property provides a serene and characterful retreat away from the frenetic hustle and bustle of the city.

The accommodation comprises 23 deluxe and superior bedrooms and two suites, all with a good range of amenities including TV with DVD player, air conditioning and complimentary designer toiletries. Rooms and communal areas are handsomely decorated and furnished with antiques and objets d’art from a variety of time periods and places, including Africa, Europe, China and, of course, Thailand.

Though Chiang Mai’s thriving old town is right on the doorstep, there’s plenty to do at the hotel as well. Rachamanka houses a collection of over 2,000 books, including novels and informative books detailing the rich art, history, culture and architecture of Thailand. Refreshments are available in the library which provides a relaxing space for anyone wishing to unwind with a good book. There’s an open-air massage pavilion overlooking the 20 metre pool, and in-room massages can be arranged on request. Drinks and snacks are served all day at the poolside, and the hotel’s restaurant specialises in traditional Thai cuisine and offers both indoor and al fresco dining, along with a great choice of fine wines.

Chiang Mai was founded centuries ago in 1296 and remains to this day an amazing place to explore. Just a stone’s throw away is one of the city’s best-known temples, Wat Phra Singh. There are lots of other temples and monuments of historical and cultural importance in the vicinity, not to mention plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. The city is the second largest in Thailand and is decidedly rich in heritage, tradition and character, with a vibrant arts scene. Available in and around the city are all sorts of exciting adventure activities from elephant trekking and mountain biking, to hiking and quad biking.

While Rachamanka has a ‘grown up’ feel and families with children under 13 are unable to stay, children aged 13 and above are more than welcome, with extra beds available on request.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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