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Rachamankha

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8/10

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Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 511 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

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  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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