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
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.
To start planning your vacation to Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
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 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, 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.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
The cooking school is quite spectacular, I dipped in for one days training and feel like I learned 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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
Chiang Mai Classic Sites
Take a day to explore some of the highlights of Chiang Mai, including ancient temples and charming streets, accompanied by your own private guide.
Chiang Mai First Date
This unique adventure explores the kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai’s nightlife, darting through the best routes by scooter or tuk-tuk. Stop off to sample streetfood, enjoy a Northern Thai feast and take in the city's night markets and bustling streets.
Chiang Mai Life & Legends
Learn the story of Thailand's most charming city, accompanied by your own English speaking guide. This full day tour, encompasses some of the most fascinating historical sites in and around Chiang Mai, including glittering temples and ancient settlements.
Chiang Mai Segway Experience
Enjoy a segway experience and explore the city in a different way! Drive your own personal vehicle and head to the main cultural sights of Chiangmai.
Cooking at Home
Food plays a very important part in Thai culture. This lovely cooking class in rural Chiang Mai offers an exciting opportunity to not only gain an understanding of the cuisine, but also to get hands on and try some of the dishes yourself.
Distinguished Hosts - Chiang Mai
This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to get more of an in-depth understanding of Thailand, or a particular area of the culture, be that history, architecture or literature - there is plenty of choice depending on your interests.
Mae Wang Adventure Jungle Trek
Today you'll enjoy a full day trekking experience in Mae Wang, a remote and verdant area which is fantastic for those looking for something a little more active.
The countryside around Chiang Mai is lush and green, dotted with local shrines, swathed in rice paddies and encased by dramatic mountains. What better way to make the most of the fresh air than exploring by bicycle?
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.
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Koh Samui
- Dive into the bustling energy of Bangkok, whilst staying at the most luxurious hotel in the capital on the Chao Phraya river
- Experience an early morning excursion to Wat Pho to listen to the monks chanting in the temple
- Submerge in the abundant rural beauty of Chaing Mai, spot wildlife and experience the hill tribe way of life
Thailand and Malaysia by Train
Thailand and Malaysia
from $8700 pp 16 nights
- The ultimate trip for those wanting to experience a unique yet luxurious way of traveling
- 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
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.
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