U Chiang Mai 

In the heart of Lanna culture

A luxurious and modern hotel within Chiang Mai’s ancient city walls.

U Chiang Mai’s philosophy revolves around getting you involved in local life and experiencing the enchanting culture of Chiang Mai. In the heart of the city within the famous ancient walls, this charming hotel has a fantastic location so you can explore the nearby sights like Wat Chedi Luang. On arrival, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time as you step into the restored Residents’ Lounge, which was once the residence of Chiang Mai’s governor.

Why we love U Chiang Mai

  • It is in the heart of Chiang Mai’s walled Old Town, an easy stroll or pedal from temples, museums, day markets and night bazaars

  • After a day of exploring, there’s an outdoor pool, a cool library and a serene spa where you can stretch out and relax

  • You can have breakfast at any time you choose and in any part of the hotel, which is great for early risers and fans of lie-ins

  • There’s a great programme of cultural activities, from Thai boxing and cooking classes to a chat with a Buddhist monk

4 stars
Oct - Apr
Bangkok 11½ hours
In the heart of Chiang Mai, surrounded by the ancient city walls
Approx. 15 minutes' transfer from Chiang Mai airport



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EAT restaurant offers innovative cuisine, with a European-influenced bistro for breakfast, and delicious local fare cooked using traditional methods. After indulging in a delightful meal, head up to the DRINK bar to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the bustling street life below.

Hosting a bistro-style seated breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cooked to your requirements, the Thai food served here can be enjoyed exactly as you like it.

Just upstairs from EAT, you'll find DRINK an open-air bar area to unwind after a day of exploration.

We love the 'whenever/wherever' approach to breakfast here.

What's included

Breakfast at Eat.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Eat
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Eat.

After a day of exploration, unwind with a U Miracle Massage at the U Spa. Using Lanna massage techniques you will be enriched with pure gold, natural herbs and flower extracts.

The gym is open 24-hours and you can also use the hotel's bikes to explore the region at your own pace.

The hotel offers a range of excursions so you can get to know the heart of Northern Thailand, its people, its culture and its food. Take a lesson in Thai cuisine, learn the art of Thai boxing or join a monks alms giving ceremony.

U Make a Difference is the resort's charitable programme, supporting a local orphanage, a home for single mothers and a mental health charity.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 18 Dec-03 Jan.

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