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ABOUT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
LOCATION OF PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICE AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
SERVICE AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
CHECK-IN AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
OUR ROOM AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
THE BALCONY AND JACUZZI
I was impressed with the personal touches shown by the resort. We were given a fruit basket when we arrived in our room, which was a perfect snack after soaking in the tub. Also every night a staff member dropped off crispy cookies on a cute white platter! All of these extras made us feel rather special and well looked after.
RESTAURANT AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
BREAKFAST AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
AMENITIES AT PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT
Panviman Spa Resort is huge; a sprawling complex that includes a pool and fitness area, the main hotel, the spa and the villas. The property is so large, that instead of walking around, you can call and have a golf cart bring you anywhere you’d like to go on the property.
Unsurprisingly the resort grounds have a plethora of indulgences to lose yourself amongst – that is if you manage to tear yourself away from your beautiful room, patio and private jacuzzi.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
THE MEDITATION CAVE
On our very first evening at Panviman Spa Resort, we decided to explore the grounds of the hotel and discovered all sorts of activities, for adults and kids alike.
Guests with children will enjoy that the resort has plenty to offer. Indeed we found a life sized outdoor chess board, an area to play mini golf and one for archery an education and conference center, a health track circuit complete with steep hills, as well as various pull up bars and monkey bars
Then, looking down from the games area, spread out before us we discovered the vegetable patch. Many of herbs and spices used in the Panviman’s Restaurant come from here, grown fresh and organically. They also produce berries to make delicious homemade jams that can be enjoyed at breakfast.
This is without a doubt one of our favourite hotels in the whole world. The pools, the jacuzzi, the massage, the food, the views, the activities, the staff, everything was better than we could possibly have even imagined!
To be fair by Thailand’s standards Panviman Spa Resort isn’t a cheap place to stay. But by western standards, for the amount of amazing features, the view and the quality of the service from the staff, the value for money at the Panviman Spa Resort is actually pretty amazing.
I can’t think of anywhere in the west where we could get a Jacuzzi Bath overlooking the mountains, along with a large powerful stand up shower, a Private Infinity Pool and private terrace with sun loungers plus an outdoor table and chairs by the same view, posh bath robes, TV, Fridge and more and such a large space to enjoy it all in for the same price.
We came to Panviman still slightly stressed out from nearly missing our flight, dirty from traveling, and very much in need of decompression.
After two nights at Panviman with our private jacuzzi, a 90-minute aromatherapy massage in their incredible spa, delicious Thai food in the restaurant that overlooks the valley, singing birds off my back balcony, sunshine, and just the right amount of solitude, we truly felt refreshed.
As the sun went down we sat in the Jacuzzi holding hands. Within a week we’d be back in the UK. But now, as the sky turned orange above us and the waterfall tumbled below, we relaxed and lapped up the moment of calm together before the storm.
Cost: Prices start from around 3,500 baht (US$97) a night, for a room in the hotel complex.
How to get there: Panviman is located around an hour from Chiang Mai’s airport. A transfer with the hotel costs about 1,500 baht (US$42) one way.
Booking: You can book through the hotel’s website here.
Special thanks to the Panviman Chiang Mai for hosting us and letting us enjoy some alone time. As always, our opinions are our own.
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