Chiang Mai, Thailand
Experience the timeless allure of traditional Lan Na style architecture in this beautiful boutique hotel at the heart of Chiang Mai’s Old Quarter. A series of interlocking, colonnaded courtyards, overhung with mango trees and red-tiled temple roofs, enclose a complex of intimate spaces exquisitely decorated with framed lithographs, Chinese porcelain, scroll boxes and antique Buddhist artefacts. Featuring huge old wooden doors and four-poster beds, the rooms are heavenly and the pool one of the prettiest in Thailand. With Wat Phra Sing a stone’s throw away, the Ratchanamankha is a must for lovers of Southeast Asian heritage chic.