Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

Spread over 60 acres of natural landscapes, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi offers a self contained world of beauty, incorporating serene paddy fields and exotic plantations. At its heart is the luxurious and award winning Dheva Spa, dedicated to beauty and serenity, and a cultural center celebrating local music and dance. Bathe your soul in tranquility and serenity amongst mysterious traditional Thai architecture. Set amidst a most exotic backdrop, this astonishing hideaway was designed as a tribute to the beauty of the ancient Lanna kingdom.

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Tucked away in the cultural and historical heartland of Northern Thailand, and just 15 minutes by car from the International Airport in Chiang Mai, and 10 minutes from the city center, The Mandarin Oriental offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury.

Atoll Paradise will arrange your transfer upon booking.

  • Introduction

    The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is nothing short of a marvel. Here, guests experience the splendor and magic of a Traditional Thai Lanna architectural revival, and an ambiance that will entice even the most well travelled guests to flights of imagination with its expert landscaping, lush rice fields and lakes, inspired spaces and endless creative touches.

    Traditional wooden rice barns, ancient palace-like structures, and magnificent colonial mansions have been erected in clusters, providing luxury, accommodation, restaurants, and recreational areas. The result is a beautiful and richly restored heritage, creating an ambiance of serenity.

    The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai has perfected a take on Colonial Splendor infused with local architectural traditions and a unique embrace of breathtaking Northern Thailand ambiance.

    Be dazzled by the sparkling blue waters of swimming pools that cascade amongst landscaped rice terraces, merging into a tropical horizon of palm trees and ancient temple stupas. At the Mandarin Oriental in Chiang Mai, guests can experience authentic Thailand, with customs, culture and physical landscapes left unchanged for centuries.

    For Cuisine, Accommodation, Spa and Service, Dhara Dhevi is constantly awarded and acclaimed. This is a treat for anyone wanting to experience the best of Thailand, and the best from a luxury resort experience anywhere in the world.

  • Restaurants & Bars

    Each one of Mandarin Oriental's restaurants and bars masterfully achieves excellence in its particular culinary style, as well as magnificent unique ambiance. Choose from French, Chinese, or Traditional Thai and marvel at the perfection of dishes, and the finest selection of wines and beverages carefully curated by the expert team.

    Farang Ses

    One of the most acclaimed French restaurants in Thailand, Farang Ses combines delicious cuisine with wonderful views and a beautiful decor. Located in a magnificent Lanna style building overlooking paddy fields and tall coconut palms, the restaurant's vaulted wooden interior features elegantly sculpted chandeliers and enormous teak pillars clad in sheets of beaten copper relief. Serving some of the finest French cuisine in Thailand, the menu features a choice of quintessentially French delicacies such as foie gras and Brittany lobster. Served with Mediterranean-inspired accompaniments such as polenta or crisp frisee salad, dishes offer the wonderful tastes of the French countryside. For an extra special experience, enjoy a memorable evening at the Chef's Table,. located in the kitchen, where you can watch the culinary team at work. Upon booking, chef Dominique Bugnand will personally call you to discuss your dining preferences before creating your very own tailor-made menu. The Chef's Table seats up to six guests


    Named after the prosperous Chinese province famed for black tea, Fujian specialises in authentic Cantonese and contemporary Chinese cuisine. Overlooking the Kad Dhara shopping village, the restaurant is housed in a stunning two-storey mansion and decorated with rare pieces from art and antiques collection. Under the watchful eye of Chef Yim Man Wai, Fujian is renowned for its delicious dim sum lunches, served every day in traditional bamboo steamers. During the evening, the menu offers dishes representing a variety of Chinese regional cooking styles including classic Cantonese and spicy Sichuan. In keeping with the Chinese ‘family style' meal, portions are intended to share. A Degustation Supper Menu offers miniature portions of the menu's signature dishes. The beverage choices are extensive, and include wines from a cellar containing over 80 different labels as well as a ‘tea tasting' that sources from among the best teas in considerable collection.

    Le Grand Lanna

    Experience the feel of dining in a Lanna nobleman's home at Le Grand Lanna, serving both classic Thai dishes and northern Lanna cuisine. An interesting variation on Thai cooking, Lanna food focuses mainly on vegetables and complements the traditional Thai plates perfectly. Inhabiting a series of low wooden buildings, Le Grand Lanna offers a host of dining areas set along raised wooden platforms. Guests can dine outside on a terrace that overlooks a delightful tropical garden, or inside in salons decorated with art and antiques from around the region. Every evening, members of the cultural team give an hour performance of music and traditional dance at the restaurant.


    Named in Sanskrit, Akaligo means timeless, the sensation we would like to impart to the guests. Enjoying a light and airy feel with large windows overlooking landscaped gardens, Akaligo is open every day for a breakfast buffet and on Sundays for a Jazz Brunch. Breakfast is a leisurely affair with guests able to sit inside or outside on a pretty terrace. On Sundays, our fantastic brunch features everything from salads to noodles and curries and is accompanied by live jazz music.

    Colonial Pool Bar

    Nestled alongside of the elegant Colonial Suites and dramatic blue and white tiled swimming pool, the Colonial Pool Bar offers welcome respite from the tropical heat. Created with relaxation in mind, the bar offers al fresco dining at shaded tables, poolside benches or any of luxurious daybeds. With a far-ranging menu including a selection of Thai and international favourites, delicious salads and sandwiches, fresh tropical fruits and Asian noodles, diners are spoilt for choice. Colonial Pool Bar also serve a variety of refreshing cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, fruit juices and teas.

    Horn Bar

    With a stunning design and a relaxed atmosphere, Horn Bar is the place to go once night falls. Serving an enticing mix of cocktails, spirits, beers and fine wines, the bar lies just off the main lobby. Named after its unique horned mask collection, the bar's walls display masks from the many different regions of Myanmar. Depicting a multitude of mythological characters, such masks are frequently used in certain traditional Thai dances. Atmospherically lit, the bar takes centre stage in the middle of the room surrounded by a choice of comfy leather sofas and high backed chairs. With cool club sounds, stylish seating and excellent mixologists, it's the perfect spot for a pre or post-dinner drink.

    Loy Kham Bar

    Serving light snacks and beverages, Loy Kham Bar enjoys a wonderfully relaxed setting next to the dazzling infinity pool. Only steps away from Villas and Residences, the bar is spread over two floors in its own beautiful wooden building. Here guests can enjoy indoor or alfresco dining whilst enjoying stunning views of the lush green rice paddies surrounding the resort. Featuring a variety of salads, sandwiches, Asian noodles, and Thai favourites, the menu is perfect for hot days. Also on hand is a huge variety of refreshing drinks, including freshly squeezed fruit juices, healthy smoothies, tropical cocktails and mocktails, exotic teas and coffees.

    Oriental Shop

    Try an artisan cake, ice cream, tea or coffee in this traditional tea house located within Kad Dhara Shopping Village. The Oriental Shop is a pretty one-storey Victorian-style Tea House framed by lush green palms. Enjoying a pretty colonial-style decor with white walls and wicker chairs, the menu includes delicious sandwiches and salads, as well as delicious homemade specialities such as chocolate and coffee flavoured pastries, melt-in-your-mouth macaroons and crunchy chocolate mousse cakes. There is also a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as a selection of thirst-quenching juices.

    Private Dining

    Anything from a relaxed barbecue, picturesque picnic, romantic dinner for two, or a lavish celebratory feast can be organized in the privacy of your Villa or Suite.

  • Activities & Recreation

    Being right in the heart of the Cultural Hub of Chiang Mai, world heritage Buddhist temples abound within close proximity, as do terraced rice fields, bustling colorful market places, and meandering lush river systems. This is a true paradise for those wishing to experience Authentic Thailand.
    Even within the Mandarin Oriental, examples of traditional architectural style abound, as does a spectacular recreation of nineteenth century colonial grandeur and ambiance, perhaps the finest example in South East Asia.
    The Dheva Spa is a destination in itself, and no stay is complete without sampling its heavenly treatments. For onsite recreation, you are spoilt with 2 delightful swimming pools, unlimited sports facilities, 60 acres to explore, including forested hills, and a selection of award winning golf courses only minutes away.


    • Two Swimming Pools
    • Fitness Center
    • Lanna Kid's Club
    • Concierge Desk
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Oriental Culinary Academy
    • Arts & Cultural Center
    • Library
    • Amphitheater
    • Traditional Thai Shopping Village


    • Tennis
    • Yoga
    • Pilates
    • Bicycling
    • Jogging
    • Cooking Classes
    • Golf Courses Nearby

    Near-By Attractions

    • Golf at Chiang Mai Green Valley Country Club
    • Chiang Mai Highland Golf Club
    • Elephant Camps
    • Doi Inthanon National Park
    • Bird Watching
    • White water Rafting
    • Tha Pae Weekly Walking Street (Cultural Street)
    • Wat Phra Sing
    • Wat Chedi Luang
    • Tribal Museum
    • Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
    • Mae Sa Waterfall
    • Ban Tawai Wood Carving Village
    • Sankampaeng and Umbrella Making Village

  • Dheva Spa

    Dheva Spa is a world class spa facility and promises an outstanding experience in a magical setting. The home of traditional Thai Massage and healing treatments, practiced the world over, as well as a range of holistic Ayurvedic treatments to heal, rejuvenate and indulge, spoil your every sense here.
    An ode to professionalism and excellence, Dheva Spa even houses its own Academy where staff are trained to the highest standards.

    Spa Facilities

    • 18 Treatment Rooms and Suites
    • Steam Rooms
    • Private Whirlpools
    • Vichy Shower
    • Heated Scrub Table
    • Hammam
    • Rhassoul
    • Watsu Pool
    • Outdoor Relaxation Area
    • Spa Boutique
    • Signature Line developed by Aromatherapy Associates Products
    • Spa Cafe
    • Spa Academy for Therapist Training and Guest Classes

    Spa Treatments

    Try for example the delicious Essence of Rose Treatment, incorporating a rare body and facial treat. Natural olive grains are used for body exfoliation followed by a nurturing massage with essential oils and creams. The facial massage includes a hydrating mask and damask rose water to enhance circulation. Rose oil is known for its relaxing, soothing and balancing effects. It also inspires emotional calmness and stability.

  • Awards & Recognition

    Both the Mandarin Oriental and The Dheva Spa Facility are awarded endless praise, most recently, in 2011, being awarded ‘Best Resort Spa for the Best Signature Treatment in the Asia Pacific' and ‘Best Service World Wide' by the renowned ‘Travel and Leisure' Magazine USA.


    Preserving the Lanna Culture

    Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai is dedicated to the preservation of the Lanna culture. Guests can observe traditional Thai ceremonies and participate in art and craft demonstrations, such as weaving or Thai flower arrangements. Enlightening lectures and tours are conducted regularly and traditional entertainment can be reserved for special events.


    Tha Pae Weekly Walking Street (Cultural Street)

    This weekly market beginning at Tha Pae gate is a street of handicrafts and a window on local culture. Many locals join the throng, sampling the food and drinks stalls and enjoying Thai performances.


    Elephant Camps

    There are only 3,000 to 4,000 elephants remaining in Thailand. Visiting a camp, you can enjoy these majestic creatures and the skill of their mahouts. Or you may take a trek and elephant ride to a hill tribe. Inevitably the further you travel, the more interesting scenery and fewer tourists await.


    Chiang Mai Green Valley Country Club

    The nearby Chiang Mai Green Valley Country Club is set beneath rolling green hills and scattered with swaying palm trees. It is a par 72 golf course. The 18-hole championship course is quite a challenge not least in its length (7,177 yards) but in the creation of many water holes and bunkers. It is a beautiful walk round between waving palms, although they don't provide a great deal of shade.


Rooms & Suites

Channeling a traditional Thai village of the ancient Lanna kingdom, the Mandarin Oriental's accommodation villas are accessed via a wooden walkway amongst the lush fertile wetlands where the rice terraces of Northern Thailand thrive.

Feel as though you a wandering into a time that has passed, choosing either the grand colonial styled Suites, or the private two-floor Villas, all encompassing the height of comfort sophistication and style that the Mandarin Oriental is famed for. Let your imagination guide you.

Royal Residence

Perfect for friends traveling together, extended families and those wishing for complete indulgent privacy, Mandarin Oriental's Royal Residence is a magnificent complex featuring six private Lanna-style pavilions with three king-sized beds and three twin bedrooms as well as numerous sitting and dining rooms, open-air salas, and a private lounge

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Deluxe Two Bedroom Residence with Pool

From gold roofs to golden threads of silk, numerous details of this residence evoke the palaces of Mandalay. Guests have two rooms, one King and one Twin bedded, accommodating up to 4 people with ample space. Each room has a walkway connecting to the private pool. There is a living and dining area with a pantry. A spiral stairway leads

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Penthouse Residence

The Penthouse Residence is designed with fine handcrafted details and decorated with finesse, polished teakwood floors are spread with Persian carpets; a grand piano makes a majestic centerpiece. With access through your private lift your residence offers an ante chamber, drawing room, dining room and a quite spectacularly sized bedroom. Within

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Grand Deluxe Two Bedroom Villa with Pool

Two adjoining Grand Thai Villas are the perfect and palatial setting for sharing the wonder of the amazing Chiang Mai surrounds with friends or family. Relax by the large emerald swimming pool that occupies part of the enormous teak deck area, gaze at the lush garden surrounds, meet for a meal or sunset drink in one of the many indoor

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Grand Deluxe Two Bedroom Colonial Suite

The ideal choice for families or groups of friends, these exquisite two-level suites combine colonial style with touches of Chinese design. Entered via a black and white marble entrance hall, the stately living room has a selection of exquisite furnishings including an ornately carved Chinese daybed. Lying adjacent to this is a large bedroom

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Deluxe Residence with Pool

These Residences each have one bedroom and each offer the pleasures of its own private pool and Jacuzzi. The bedroom has a King size bed, a walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with shower and steam shower. Entertain yourself with your piano, alternatively the resort's cultural center offers many talented artists for private traditional Thai

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Grand Deluxe Two Bedroom Villa

Two adjacent double storey Deluxe Villas with approximately 350 square meters of living space allow the incredible experience of a traditional Thai villa accommodation to be shared with a group of friends or family. Each of the adjoining villas features a large double bedroom that can be appointed with a King Bed, or two Twin Beds. The

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Grand Deluxe Villa with Pool

This Thai style villa is simply Mandarin Oriental's 'finest'. Replete with large exotic private pool, steam room, jacuzzi, massage room, and traditional Thai dining Sala…and that is before you even get to the stunning interiors, two levels of living, lounging, and indulging space, Thai woodwork and textiles embracing the fine architecture

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Grand Deluxe Colonial Suite

The Mandarin Oriental describes their Grand Deluxe Colonial Suites (148 sqm) as a 'recreation of colonialist 1920's Riviera elegance'. And they are indeed very convincing in their period furniture, elegant architectural details, and special touches that will delight all the senses and capture the imagination of the fortunate guests who experience

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Grand Deluxe Villa with Plunge Pool

The ground floor of this luxurious teak wood Villa invites a private dinner party. The large pantry is an excellent facility for the resort's butlers who will serve you by candlelight in your dining area or on one of your terraces lit by flaming torches. Alternatively, reserve one of the Spa's expert therapists for a treatment in your massage

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Deluxe Villa with Outdoor Jacuzzi

Relaxation is the soul of the Deluxe Villas with Outdoor Jacuzzi. From your terrace, enjoy serene green views over your garden or the paddy fields or dissolve muscle stress with a private treatment in your outdoor massage area. This spacious villa is your private home away from home, set over two floors, and created without reserve as

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Deluxe Villa

These authentic Thai style two storey teak wood Villas will enchant. Set amongst lush gardens of palms, tropical flowering plants and vegetables, its lavish and considered living space is fitted with cutting edge luxury amenities and lovingly appointed with traditional vintage Thai handicrafts, fabrics and textures. High ceilings, polished

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Deluxe Colonial Suite

Elegant and refined colonial style Suites encompass 107 sqm of inspired space. With grand entrance hall, sitting room, original and revival furniture, high ceilings, day beds, chaise lounges and writing desks, they will delight those who favor style and imagination and escaping into the relaxed pace of a bygone era, with all the modern

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Colonial Suite

A celebration of colonial grandeur, these Suites are adorned with original and revival furniture and fittings that will capture your imagination with the lavishness of a time long passed. Recline on a plush day bed or settee, gather your thoughts at the charming writing desk, and enjoy high tea on the terrace as you gaze out across the

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Authenticity oozes from every inch of the traditional Northern Thai Rice barn, converted into two stories of enchanting living space. Hand crafted wooden fittings, exotic scented timber, exposed wood work, Thai silk and bamboo adorn the interiors, with premium luxury amenities integrated to pleasing effect. Two stories of living space

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