Life at Thai Akara Lanna Boutique Hotel: A Review
The perfect starting point for exploring the heart of Chiang Mai’s Old City.
Down a small and unsuspecting alley lies ahead a beautiful oasis known as Thai Akara Lanna Boutique Hotel. The passionately-owned family-run boutique hotel is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, temples, and shops nearby - no doubt a convenient spot to discover city highlights like Wat Chiang Man (oldest temple in Chiang Mai), Zoe in Yellow (Old City’s nightlife melting pot), and Ta Pae Gate (one of five original ancient gates into the Old City on the Eastern side). After a full day wandering the streets and admiring all of the city’s historic beauty, Thai Akara is a tranquil escape to come home to.
As you stroll through the property grounds, your eyes are immediately drawn skyward to the striking and elegant design inspired by the history of the Lanna Kingdom (the kingdom of a million rice fields) and today’s contemporary styles. The hotel celebrates Thai heritage through it’s grand entrances, thoughtfully planned gardens and colour palette of rich chocolate, gleaming gold and pearl white. At night, you can appreciate the lights that create a beautiful glow between pillars and pool water reflections. Every vantage point of the hotel is simply breathtaking.
The hotel is an intimate and personal experience with only 27 rooms spanning across three levels. If you’re after a quiet night of rest and relaxation, you can feel totally at home in your plush slippers, bathrobe, and king-size bed (BRB, just building a pillow fort over here). Drift into dreamland as soft natural aromas from the essential oil diffuser fill the air. In the A.M., wake up to a little gift in your room - fruit, cookies, or Thai snacks to enjoy.
The spacious, lanna-inspired room is simply decorated with touches of locally-sourced art, traditional floor tiles and delicate bed linens. If you’re looking to do a bit of journaling or pick up a book, there’s a beautiful solid wood desk and comfortable seating.
In the private ensuite bathroom, you will feel completely secluded from the world. The tall ceilings, grand bathtub and rainfall shower create a 360 degree space to unwind and practice a little self care. A thoughtful array of custom toiletries are provided to enhance your stay.
The best part, POOL ACCESS. Staying in the Deluxe Room, you are treated with a view and direct access to the most refreshing salt water swimming pool. With the pool at your doorstep, it’s easy to dive straight in and never get out. Wake up to a dip in the pool or soothe your skin from a day in the sun. With 2 salt water swimming pools and pool bar serving high-quality cocktails, a private gym and reading room, there is plenty of reason to spend your day at Thai Akara.
When you’re ready to excite your taste buds, take a stroll over to the Thai Akara restaurant on the second floor for an exceptional Thai-inspired dining experience. The cultural menu offers delicious dishes such as a tropical fruit salad, Tom Yum Goong, pineapple fried rice. and the best part - real coconut ice cream. While you dine, take in the views overlooking the property, teak wood ceilings, lantern-style lights and simple table decor.
Thai Akara is welcoming oasis with an attentive and highly-conscientious team. Your wellbeing is the most important factor during your stay; they do not miss an opportunity to assist and delight. On the first day, don’t be surprised when each team member knows you by name. It is no wonder Thai Akara guests fall in love and never want to leave…
TIPS FOR STAYING AT THAI AKARA LANNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
- Do build a pillow fort and prepare to sleep in
- Do go for a dip in the refreshing salt water swimming pool
- Do order the coconut ice cream
- Do enjoy a traditional Thai lunch in the dining space overlooking the gardens
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
Jakraphan Lekuthai and the entire Thai Akara team
GET IN TOUCH:
Thai Akara Lanna Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai
133 Rachaphakinai Rd., T. Sriphum., A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Call +66 53 215 995