Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
A wonderful Four Seasons resort set in a tranquil, idyllic location. The perfect luxury base from which to explore the local culture, relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and experience excellent service and facilities.
At a Glance
Rural location surrounded by verdant rice paddy fields
Impressive Thai cookery school
98 pavilions, pool villas and larger residences
Four outstanding restaurants to choose from
Complimentary shuttle into Chiang Mai five times a day
The cooking course at Four Seasons Chiang Mai is the best I have ever done. Visiting the market with the chef is great fun and the setting where you learn to cook is amazing. It is worth pre-booking though as it really popular.Scott Dunn team
I absolutely loved the pool villas at the Four Seasons - set within the rice paddies they are so unique.Victoria Hogg
The resort is about 30-40 minutes outside of Chiang Mai but this takes you closer to lots of activities and means that you really are staying amongst the tropical hills of the north!Scott Dunn team
Try their Sai Ana spicy sausage unique to the North Lanna region, it takes a month to preserve and is absolutely delicious!!!Jules Maury
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a stunning resort set in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, just north of Chiang Mai. It is designed like a traditional Thai village, laid out around working rice terraces and surrounded by mountains, and a stay here feels like stepping into another world yet is just 30-minutes drive from the center of Chiang Mai.
The spacious pavilions and huge residences are luxuriously appointed with local touches, and all have outdoor salas with daybeds. Twelve luxurious one-bedroom villas set in tropical gardens have been added to the portfolio at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, with stunning views onto the mountains and spacious private pools.
The renowned cuisine here must be sampled to be believed and not only is the food fantastic but the settings for the various restaurants simply stunning. For the ultimate in romance, the Rice Barn is a private dining venue for two overlooking the resort's rice paddies and lake - after a five course candlelit meal, designed by yourselves with the chef, you can release a krathong - or banana leaf cup - containing a candle, onto the lake in traditional Thai style.
From the hotel, you can explore the rich culture of the local area, visit elephant sanctuaries or take part in a cookery class preparing local dishes at the renowned cooking school. The resort is well equipped for all ages with an award winning spa with plentiful indulgent rituals, and has something to suit every pace of vacation.
The Four Seasons has Pavilions, Pool Villas and One to Four-Bedroom Residences. All rooms have vaulted ceilings, polished teak floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art as well as an outdoor covered veranda (a sala) with dining table and day beds. The Pavilions are located in two storey clusters around the resort, the Pool Villas are free standing in walled gardens and are more like homes than hotel rooms. The Residences are even larger and some have plunge pools. All pavilions, villas and residences feature:down duvets and pillows, thick bathrobes, wifi, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, mp3/iPod dock, safe, iron and ironing board, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary daily newspaper.
Children under 18 can share their parents room at no extra cost (but under 12s are not allowed in the Pool Villas). There is the complimentary children’s Gecko Club (4-12years) with daily activity program, children's menus, DVDs, toys etc. to borrow and babysitting is available.
With three restaurants and two bars there is something for everyone at Four Seasons Chiang Mai from Thai to Asian to international specialties. Special private meals and in villa dining can also be arranged. Take part in a cooking course at Rimtai Kitchen and learn the secrets of Thai cuisine. There is also a two-level infinity pool, award winning harmonious spa, fitness center, tennis courts, cooking school, library and children’s club.
Activities at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai are extensive and include cooking classes, elephant experiences, rice planting, off-site golf (5 minutes) and horse riding (15 minutes). Enjoy unwinding and focus on wellness, with selected yoga, meditation and Pilates classes. There is also a shuttle to Chiang Mai five times a day for those wishing to explore independently.
Location & Directions
Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is situated in the Mae Rim Valley, 30-minutes drive from Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand. The resort is linked to the city via a complimentary shuttle service, running five times per day.
When to go
The best time to visit Chiang Mai is between October and April. The monsoon season traditionally begins in May and lasts through to October, with July to September usually being the time of heaviest rain. The hottest month is April, when temperatures can hit the 40s. The cooler months of November to January will be a good time to travel if you don't like the heat, with the average day temperature slightly below 30°C.