Singha Montra Lanna Boutique Style is the boutique style hotel with a classic design of Lanna. It is is surrounded by local people with Lanna tradition. There are 2 big mystical lions statues in front of the hotel’s entrance and it is why the hotel is called Singha because Singha mean lions.  So this hotel has nothing to do with Singha Beer.

Lanna is a Thai word which mean areas or tradition or way of life or style in Northern Thailand. Also Lanna can mean cities in Northern Thailand include provinces like Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Phrae, Nan and a few more. Lanna culture also covers part of Laos and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in China’s southwestern Yunnan province too.

There are totally 20 rooms. Each of room is beautifully designed in Lanna style, making it a very comfortable hotel to stay, especially for families and couple, while not kids may not like it that much. There are also LCD TV, coffee maker, hair dryer and amenities. There is a outdoor jacuzzi for your relaxation.

There are 5 room types,  8 Lanna Jacuzzi Suites, 2 Bedroom Jacuzzi Suite, 2 Singhamontra Jacuzzi Suites, 4 Nakara Montra Jacuzzi Suites and 4 Sky Loop Jacuzzi Suites. The walk-in room price start from 3,500 Baht up, but you can get a better deal which we will explain later. Booking through online booking website with Ctrip.com seems to get the lowest rate, followed by Agoda.

Room service is available from 09.00 – 21.00 only. So if you stay late, make sure you have all drink, food and snack from outside which can be bought from restaurants or convenient stores not far from the hotel. Other facilities include coffee shop, bar, swimming pool, gym, sauna, spa and Thai massage, and car rental. Tour service is also available and it comes with the hotel deals which we will tell you later.

Stunning view of Doi Suthep and some small green forest nearby, but the view of neighborhood is not so pleasant because a lot of houses nearby block most of the view. Breakfast is served in Thai, Lanna or European dishes with good service.

Singha Montra Lanna Boutique Style received Certificate of Excellent 2013 winner from TripAdvisor.

Pros:

  • Beautiful and unique design of Lanna art which we don’t see much these days.
  • There is a convinient store (7-eleven) just less than 100 meter away.
  • There are at lease 5 restaurants nearby within a few minutes walk. The best restaurant in the area is Qin Kitchen (秦厨房) only 250 meters from the hotel which you should not miss.
  • The hotel is only 2.5 kms from Chiang Mai International airport.

Cons:
Despite being a beautiful hotel and it can easily be a 4-star hotel, its location is not great. There is a stunning view of Doi Suthem from afar, the surrounding area is not pleasant. It is located in middle of a remote village and not closed to nature at well, or at least it should be closed to main areas of Chiang Mai.

The village here is not like a local village that we usually see in country side which is more pleasant to be in, but this location is a modern village similar atmosphere at a village in Bangkok. So when you look from the hotel window, most of the views are other people’s rooftop.

I my opinion, at the price of 3,500+ THB a night, the sounding area should be more like a resort than hotel in the middle of a village. For those who like to stay among Thai people may like this location because basically you just stay in a hotel surrounded by modern Thai houses.

Why do we recommend?
Ok, the hotel design is unique. The location is not so good at the price of 3,000+ THB a night, but why do we recommend it? As you know all hotels alway have some kind of deals. Singha Montra often has very good deals. Booking 3,000 THB night room might be a little expensive for Northern Thailand standard, but booking a deal from Singha Montra, you can enjoy more activities at the same price. From time to time, Singha Montra offer 4-5 different deals for 2 nights stay.

The deals usually are rooms with trip to Chiang Rai, rooms with trip to elephant ride and visit long neck karen, rooms with trip to Doi Suthep the nearby area, etc. The cost of the deals is usually 6,000 for 2 nights stay with activities mentioned above. Normally the deals are available from August to Feb and each deal lasts about 2 months. All deal include free shuttle to the Airport.

It seems that the deal of rooms plus trip to Chiang Rai has the most value for money. For this deal, first day you will have Lanna style feast called ” Khan Toke Dinner with Cultural Performances”. The second day, the is the trip to Chiang Rai with is another 230 kms away.

When arrived Chiang Rai, you will be brought to White temple, Golden Triangle, and to visit the Long Neck hill-tribe and take a boat trip along Mae Khong River. Normally, the expenses on a trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and visit the famous tourist attractions there for one day is already 4,000 THB.

So, should you stay in this hotel?
If you want to stay close to the airport, then yes. If you want to focus on exploring the city than nature, then yes. If you are ready to spend 6,000 for 2 nights deal that include have tour package to explore the city or Chiang Rai, then yes.

Visit its website for their deals:    http://www.singhamontra.com/offer.php

Or just have your travel agent arrange everything for you.

 

 

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