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The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Ranked #2 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“The best property ever!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

This was from far the best property I ever stay! The staff was very friendly and the room was stunning
Just a little comments would be on the breakfast, the coffee was very bitter

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Mandarin Oriental brand always has exceptional service. However, "exceptional" could not be the term to do Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai justice. You don't even have to leave the hotel to get a taste of the culture, as the property itself seems like a village. Every day is a new adventure when taking a walk or a bike ride around the property. Rice fields kept up by farmers, beautiful ponds, an organic garden (the restaurants use for produce), a water buffalo (who is friendly to all), and a temple right next to a large park, all make you feel like you couldn't just be in a resort. Besides its obvious beauty, the staff are the warmest most genuine people ever encountered. Their spirits radiate through any normal "service standard," instead, they are most gracious, helpful, and attentive with their interactions. Chef Dominique (Executive chef and director for all of food and beverage) was most humble and helpful not only with dining options and history of the resort, but also acted as a concierge for the city. His love and passion for the beauty of Chiang Mai shines. We thank him for the time he graciously gave for our trip. Thank you to all the staff at Mandarin Chiang Mai. You are what makes this resort beautiful on the inside.

If your next trip is to this beautiful city please do not miss the stay of a lifetime. Stay at the Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

There aren't enough superlatives for the heart-stopping, breath-taking experience of this hotel. From the moment one drives through the gates, one senses a different level of reality.The architecture is without doubt the most beautiful of any hotel in the world that I have ever seen. Photographs hardly do it justice. I felt like a crown prince from the moment I stepped out of the cab. The staff are not just courteous - they make you feel as if nothing in the world is more important than helping you. When a communication snafu regarding a bath fixture caused a delay in the arrival of the butler, the manager immediately offered a complimentary spa treatment, and the treatment was just this side of miraculous. I will travel to Thailand again just to go to this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

I stayed here in February and had booked a deluxe villa for myself and a friend. We arrived in the evening and were greeted by staff and handed tea and a lai. Check in was speedy and within minutes we were ready to go to our room. The lady who took us there explained the resort layout as she drove us to the villa in a golf buggy. The villa was just fantastic. It was stunning and quite up to date. I could not see any signs of wear and tear. The tv was the only old thing in the room, but I wasn't there to watch TV so I did not care. Very spacious, fully equipped kitchen which was nice and came in handy. The 2 bathrooms were a major plus as we were both able to get ready at the same time. The 2 hot tubs were also a plus and the massive bathroom was wonderful. Overall, I loved the villa.
Service of the staff was the best I have seen. Not a single member of the hotel passed us by without greeting us. Everyone I spoke to knew me by name, which is impressive. The buffet breakfast was out of the world.

The spa was as wonderful as everyone has said. Yes it is pricey compared to South East Asia, but not any pricier then a regular spa in North America.

I would recommend this resort to anyone without a moment's hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

This hotel should be #1 on Tripadvisor! It is just amazing! It's as if you are visiting a fairy tale. The staff cannot do enough for you. The property is beautiful! The rooms, suites and villas are something out of a storybook. What a wonderful visit we had! This was our second time visiting this hotel. The first visit we stayed in the Colonial Suites which were perfect! The second visit we stayed in a Deluxe Villa! Oh WOW!!! Just gorgeous! The breakfast was yummy too! Everyone you encounter at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai are wonderful. Everyone is always smiling, even the staff that do not usually have to deal with guests. You feel as if you are the only one they need to take care of. We visited the spa as well which was FANTASTIC! There are daily activities you can sign up for that are free. You can be very busy or just relax by the pool. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. It is on the higher end of the budget but worth every penny. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Property: The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Address: 51/4 Moo 1, Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng Road | Tha Sala, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#1 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Chiang Mai
#2 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#2 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price range (per night): $527 - $1,079
Hotel Class:5 star — The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai 5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is set on 60 acres of verdant tranquil grounds in the historical heartland of Northern Thailand. The hotel's unique design draws from the region's rich architectural and cultural heritage that flourished during the Lanna period, which lasted from the mid-13th century until the mid-16th century, and enjoyed a further resurgence in the last 200 years. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai Hotel Chiang Mai
Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai
Mandarin Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Mandarin Oriental

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