Four Seasons Resorts Thailand

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand

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

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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.

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Insider's View

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.

I absolutely loved the pool villas at the Four Seasons - set within the rice paddies they are so unique.

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!

Try their Sai Ana spicy sausage unique to the North Lanna region, it takes a month to preserve and is absolutely delicious!!!

Head out on a chef-guided shopping expedition through local markets, and purchase authentic cookware to make your Thai dishes more personal.

Don't miss out on the top notch interpretations of Northern Thai and Yunanese classics at the excellent Khao restaurant.

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Description

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.

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 centre 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 holiday.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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 programme, children's menus, DVDs, toys etc. to borrow and babysitting is available.

Facilities

With three restaurants and two bars there is something for everyone at Four Seasons Chiang Mai from Thai to Asian to international specialities. 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 centre, tennis courts, cooking school, library and children’s club.

Activities

Activities at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai are extensive and include cooking classes, 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.

Reviews

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Katie Kennard (Staff)

The cooking school is quite spectacular, I dipped in for one days training and feel like I learnt more than I have done for a long time. The luxurious spa, with 7 treatment rooms and separate beauty salon, it also has a special parlour for childrens treatment, princess parlour I believe. I particularly enjoyed lunch at the Sala Mae Rim restaurant. I could see afternoon tea was also a key event. The pool is on two layers, one pool is more child friendly and the other offers privacy for honeymooners.

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Jules Maury (Staff)

Wishing to take some real life cooking experiences home with me, I took part in the Four Seasons fantastic cooking school. Open 6 days a week and set amidst beautiful gardens complete with a waterfall, we were fully immersed into the ancient art of preparing spicy soups, traditional soups and Noodles. The chef passed on secrets of Thai curries, Thai appetizers and the Chef' special recommendations and we finished a perfect half day at The Chef's Table where there were yet more demonstrations before our amazing meal of 15 different Thai dishes to share! Yum!!!!!

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Clare Barratt (Staff)

Four Seasons Chiang Mai has a rather special spot amongst the padi fields and hills of the north. The natural landscaping is at the heart of the resort, providing wonderful views, many activities and as a food resource! The rooms themselves are admittedly a little dates but you usually bypass that as they are still very luxurious and spacious and offer lush views. They are also due to be upgraded soon.

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Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

The Four Seasons is in a really rural location amongst lush working rice paddies and with a beautiful mountain backdrop. It is a great place to get a feel for the rural northern part of Thailand and you can go for great walks in and around the resort. It does take around 40mins to get into Chiang Mai so it is not ideal if you are looking to eat out every night but it is perfect for guests looking for peace and quiet in luxurious surroundings.

Offers

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai - Early Booking Offer

Save up to 15% on Pavilion, Pool Villa and Residence bookings at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2019 and 2020.

1 May 2019 - 21 December 2019 and 4 January 2020 - 30 April 2020:
Book 90 days in advance and receive 15% off or
Book 45 days in advance and receive 10% off

22 December 2019 - 3 January 2020:
Book 90 days in advance and receive 10% off

Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact one of our Asia specialists for more information.

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Experiences

  • A Morning with the Monks

    Explore the spiritual side of Northern Thailand, visiting some of Chiang Mai's most sacred sites. Witness the daily alms giving for the monks, take in the views from Wat Doi Suthep and venture into the mysterious tunnels beneath Wat Umong.

  • Chiang Mai City Temples

    This half day tour takes in Chiang Mai's best known and most impressive temples. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, learn more about the history of Chiang Mai and northern Thai culture and craftsmanship.

  • Chiang Mai Night Street Food

    No trip to Thailand is complete without sampling some of the country's mouth-watering cuisine. Spend a lively evening in the vibrant Chiang Mai street food market, enjoying the wonderful array of traditional dishes and local delicacies on offer.

  • Cycling Wiang Khum Kham to Ban Tawai

    Venture out into the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside on a bicycle to explore ancient ruins, local villages and the lush landscape. This route offers a lovely way to learn more about northern Thai history, culture and rural lifestyle.

  • Doi Inthanon Waterfalls Walk

    Head out of the city into the lush green countryside for a day of adventure in Doi Inthanon National Park. During this experience you will have the opportunity to meet local hilltribes, try and spot wildlife, and of course take in the beautiful scenery.

  • Elephant Discovery Camp

    Spend the day with three female elephants, learning about the species' behaviour and their relationship with the northern Thai people.

  • Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom

    Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city centre. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.

  • Pantawan Cooking Class in Thai Teakwood House

    Partake in a Thai cooking class based in a traditional teak house in a beautiful garden and organic farm on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Here at Pantawan discover the wonders behind Thai food and just how much thought and creativity is used to make it.

  • Wat Rong Khun

    Wat Rong Khun, or rather the White Temple as it is better known as amongst foreigners, is located between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and is a rather spectacular temple, very different from the many others in the area.

Holiday Ideas

  • Thailand and Malaysia by Train

    Thailand and Malaysia

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • The ultimate trip for those wanting to experience a unique yet luxurious way of travelling
    • Explore the jungle and rice paddies of northern Thailand from your base in Chiang Mai
    • Before starting your rail journey, enjoy two nights in Bangkok, soaking up the buzzing atmosphere and exploring the city's temples and markets
  • Thailand in Ultimate Luxury

    Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Koh Samui

    from £12600 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Stay in a grand Deluxe Room at the family friendly Peninsula where you have great views down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok
    • Experience an early morning excursion to Wat Pho to listen to the monks chanting in the temple.
    • The Four Seasons is easily the most luxurious option in Chiang Mai, a northern Thai town famed for its temples, markets, rich culture and slower pace of life.

Location & directions

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, 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.

How to get there

11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Chiang Mai International Airport. The Four Seasons is 20-minutes from the airport.

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