A seriously top hotel
It would be difficult not to mention The Mandarin Oriental when talking about Chiang Mai hotels. Whilst I have enjoyed small guest house accomodation in the north of Thailand, theres no doubt in my mind that this is the finest hotel in the region. As with all Mandarin Oriental hotels, it isn't cheap, but guests are treated to absolute luxury, and some of the packages include spa treatment. For 12,000 Baht, a night for the room, theres a current deal which includes 3,000 Baht worth of treatment. So, for 2 people the rate is down to 9,000, which is 4,500 Baht each or 100 Euros/130 US$. Have I convinced anyone its not too expensive? Probably not, but it is very very good!