Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, Chiang Mai, Thailand with kids
Chiang Mai is a beautiful city and wonderfully evocative to visit with kids. Packed full of history, animal experiences and flavoursome food it’s a lovely place to visit. We took a family trip on our trip to Thailand with kids and checked in to the Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, Chiang Mai for a long weekend of fun. Set just outside of the old town it’s the perfect location to feel away from the busy center but still be close enough to get into the main sights.
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Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, Chiang Mai:Location
Set just ten minutes drive from the great Night Market, this hotel is tranquil and beautiful. There are a few restaurants near the Siripanna but otherwise, this is a quiet location.
It’s really quick and easy to get in to the center and all of the main sights though so it brings the best of both worlds.
The hotel has a lovely, traditional Thai feel to it with plenty of plants and green foliage and lots of water in the form of pools.
Staying at the Siripanna Resort
There are a whole range of different accommodation options at the Siripanna Resort. We stayed in two of their interconnecting deluxe Lanna plunge pool access rooms.
This was a great space for a family of five and we had so much room to spread out into.
Each room had a large bed and also a chaise lounge overlooking the garden and plunge pool. This space opened up onto the private pool area which was a great benefit.
There was a large bathroom with bath and separate shower. I love that they have non disposable products in the bathroom.
It was so nice to have the rooms interconnecting, it gave us great space.
Across the hotel grounds the wonderful outdoor pools are a calming and pleasant space to take a dip into to escape the heat. Don’t let the bright green waters deter you from taking a dip, these are well looked after swimming spots where you can gently float and gaze up at the trees and greenery around you.
After taking a dip in the pools or the outdoor jacuzzis which back onto the rooms the grounds are well worth taking a stroll around, with traditional Thai buildings and well planted trees and lawns to enjoy.
The resort also has its own rice field where you can try your hand at planting rice and discovering more about the process. Taking a step barefoot into the water filled muddy field is a sensation you won’t forget but this is a really fun family activity which we all enjoyed.
There are other activities to take part in including making traditional crafts. It’s well worth talking to the hotel about the things you want to do at the start of your visit.
Kids will love the table football. Don’t miss the crescent moon-shaped seat which lights up in the evening and is perfect for late-night selfies!
Eating in at Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, Chiang Mai
The resort caters for a truly global audience and is as popular with Thai guests as it is with visitors from around the globe. So meals have a good selection of Thai, Asian and western dishes.
At breakfast we loved the egg station which produced delicious omelettes. Along with bubbling Thai soups for something a little different.
Their continental-style breakfast complete with pastries, breads, exotic fruits and cereals is more than adequate. And set us all up for a day’s exploring around Chiang Mai.
How child friendly is Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa, Chiang Mai
The staff at the Siripanna Villa Resort were some of the friendliest we met on our trip with great advice. They were lots of help to make sure we got to see the best of the city, temples and local attractions like the Chiang Mai night safari.
The hotel reception team were great in helping us arrange transfers to and from the airport. And sorting our taxis to take us on day trips and visiting the more remote temples.
All across Chiang Mai you will spot Songthaews, bright red pick up style taxis. The Songthaews work as both private hire taxis and public transport where you share the ride (a bit more like a regular bus service).
They are a great inexpensive and fun way to get around the sprawling city and escape the heat or the rains. The hotel can help you book a Songthaew for short or long excursions.
This was a great way for us to get out to the temples at Doi Suthep.
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Find out more about the Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa Chiang Mai and book here.
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