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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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