U Hotel, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand, North and East
The U Chiang Mai is a chic, boutique hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai's old city and a short stroll from the city's plethora of attractions.
The hotel has 41 luxurious rooms in three sleek, low-rise buildings. These are divided into 29 Superior and 12 Deluxe rooms. All rooms have wide screen tvs, dvd players, music systems, ipod docking station, rain shower, bathtub and free wireless internet. Most rooms have balconies with day beds and cushions.
An infinity pool is at the heart of the property, whilst some of the Deluxe Rooms have access to the additional swimming pools which are shared by three ground floor rooms only.
The restaurant serves a variety of mouthwatering food, with emphasis on quality Thai cuisine. Upstairs, overlooking the street, is a small cocktail lounge with relaxed cushioned seating, ambient lighting and some awesome drinks!
Other facilities include a spa, small gym and a reading room. The hotel has free bicycles to explore the city. A scheduled program of free excursions and activities is also in operation with yoga, heritage talks, guided walks and bike rides of the town on a regular basis.
The U Hotel is one of our favourite Chiang Mai properties and its style elegance comes at a very reasonable rate for the level of service provided.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
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