Located not too far from Wat U Mong (Tunnel Temple), the hipster outdoor cafe No. 39 and Baan Kang Wat Community Mall, Villa Mahabhirom is made up of of beautiful antique Thai houses that are over a hundred years old.

Each teakwood villa consists of a bedroom suite, a study area, a spacious marble bathroom and an open-air balcony, many of which come with a view of the swimming pool or of Doi Suthep. Two to three villas can be reserved together to form a Terrace Villa or Private Pool Villas that come with private salt-water plunge pools and garden courtyards. 

The signature restaurant serves up home-cooked-style Thai dishes using ingredients from the Royal Projects, with a private Mahabhirom Dining Room available for intimate gatherings.

Through Oct 31 this year, a two-night stay for two will cost you B18,000 ($735), inclusive of daily breakfast, a 60-minute spa session for 2, transport from the airport, a 20 percent discount on food and drinks, and 10 percent discount on afternoon tea at The Mahabhirom Tea Room, which features locally sourced organic tea. Otherwise, room rates start at B12,355/night ($504/night) for the Villa Duplex.

Several airlines fly directly from Singapore to Chiang Mai. Flights on AirAsia start from $331 and from $464 on Singapore Airlines.