Luxury in Chiang Mai with AsiaRooms.com

 

Lobby, Le Meridien, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lobby, Le Meridien, Chiang Mai, Thailand

After traveling in Asia for the last eighteen months, I have to admit Thailand is my favorite country. I love visiting new places, but I think I could live in Koh Samui or Chiang Mai. I hope that you have the chance to explore Chiang Mai!

Are you wondering where to sleep in Chiang Mai, Thailand? There are so many choices for hotels near or inside the old city walls. While we are traveling I often search on AsiaRooms.com to filter properties and discover gems for where to stay. If you are looking for luxury, art, culture and a view, my recommendation is Le Meridien Chiang Mai. The food at Latest Recipe is tasty and the café is open all day! I loved the pool, Plunge, and the Spa is very inviting! The view of the city from the 11th floor was fantastic and I enjoyed the specially selected music around the property.

Le Meridien Chiang Mai
Le Meridien Chiang Mai

We went for dinner and drinks with friends and enjoyed the live music at Riverside Bar, which has a bar, boat and annex. There is always a space for you on one side of the road or the other. Our large table under some trees was a perfect spot to chat with traveling friends and listen to music on a Saturday night. Another night, we went to the mall to see a movie, which was a great treat!

You can get nearly everything done in Chiang Mai. We applied at the Indian Consulate for visas and went to the dentist. I enjoyed the shopping and the food at the Sunday Night Market. There are many streets to explore and discover all the Wats. I enjoyed visiting Doi Sutep, which George called, “Thailand’s Shwedagon Pagoda.” There is culture, shopping and many other towns nearby to explore. We have visited Chiang Rai, Pai, Mae Hon Son and Chiang Saen. I can recommend them all to you after you have had time to explore Chiang Mai.

Le Meridien Chiang Mai
Le Meridien Chiang Mai

I can recommend a few spots for great food: The Hut on Soi 6 has big portions and reasonable prices. Peppermint on Soi 5 is a lovely place with great food and very friendly service. If you are looking for great vegetable dishes, fresh baked bread and cookies go to Soi 9 for food at Blue Diamond.

We are always looking for a great fruit shake and found the Shake Lady on Soi 7! And Nice Kitchen on Soi 6 (which is closed on Mondays) has an excellent and large breakfast!

Speaking Thai is challenging. Languages with tones are not easy for me. When I try to speak Mandarin in China, often someone will look at me and say, “Sorry I do not speak English” and George will say, “She is not speaking English.” I am making progress in Thai and George has learned so much that he recently impressed our new friends in Koh Lipe with his ability to have a conversation although it was mainly to order dinner!

Wherever you decide to travel in Thailand, I am certain you will enjoy your explorations! Let us know what favorites you find! We thank Le Meridien Chiang Mai and AsiaRooms.com for inviting us to enjoy a wonderful time in Chiang Mai!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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