The owner of Lanna Palace 2004 hotel, Narong Sarachon, has opened a new boutique stay inspired by the red wood buildings of Myanmar, The Chaya (053-245-995,
The two-story building comprises three room types: Deluxe (from B3,920), Executive Suite (B5,920) and Chaya Pool Access (B7,290). Guests can prepare to be spoiled, too. All rooms include free minibars—aside from soft drinks and juices, Executive rooms come with six free beers, while the Chaya Pool Access has free SangSom.
Guests can take the all-day breakfast whenever they want and between 6am-10pm they can order free tea and coffee from the in-house Perfect Blend cafe, which uses beans from Chiang Mai’s Doi Wawee.
The hotel is located near Wat Suan Dok on Suthep Road, with the hip Nimmanhaemin neighborhood just a few minutes away. A free shuttle bus can also whisk you away to the Old Town or night markets.