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Lanna Hill House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Lanna Hill House in the early evening

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Exclusive luxury rental villa located in one of the most scenic locations in Thailand. Fully serviced with professionally trained staff, English speaking manager and a unique suite of activities that offer a rewarding glimpse of the real Thailand rarely experienced by tourists. The house was designed by one of Thailand's top architects, and is the perfect bolt hole for the adventurous, exclusive luxury seekers, families, groups, golfers (behind one of Asia's top courses) and nature lovers. Facilities include infinity pool, 2 acres of tropical gardens, kids facilities (e.g. games room & pool, nannies / babysitters), satellite TV and two dogs!

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chiang Mai 40 km, Nearest railway: Chiang Mai 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house incorporates the best of colonial design and only the finest materials, equipping it perfectly to blend with the semi-tropical environment. The floor area covers 750 sqm. There are 4 double bedrooms, 3 with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms, the other with 2 singles and a cot. Additional single beds can be arranged on request. All bedrooms have air conditioning. The communal areas include living room, play room, great room, library / map room, guest bathroom, kitchen and the 'crow's nest' (perched high in the roof to afford the best views of the lake and mountains. This room can also be used as a bedroom). The garden spans just over 2 acres.

The house is fully serviced, with a full time English speaking manager, housekeeper, gardener and 3 catering staff. The tariff includes breakfast, prepared and served in line with guest requirements.

Further details outdoors

In the semi-tropics you will want to maximize outdoor time. There are 9 covered terraces in total, a courtyard, 2 acres of gardens, a traditional sala (ideal for yoga and fitness) and of course a pool with decked surround.

Further details

1. Staff

Lanna Hill house is serviced by between 4 and 6 staff members, depending on guest numbers and the time of the day. Staff are either recruited locally or from disadvantaged hill tribes. They are fully trained and wear beautiful locally inspired uniforms. All staff are paid a fair wage, above the market rate. They also partake in a profit sharing scheme, which allows them to benefit from all food and beverage sales.

2. In house restaurant

Lanna Hill House recognises that food is a very important element of any holiday experience. Our in-house restaurant, exclusively available to guests, has developed a delicious menu with a focus on fresh food and local dishes. Kitchen staff are professionally trained by our manager, an award winning restaurateur, and his wife.

Vegetarian and children's dishes are available on request. For guests wishing to prepare their own meals, we will be happy to assist with shopping. We also encourage guests to cook with our staff if they so wish. All guests will be asked about food preferences before arrival so our menu can be customized appropriately.

Breakfast comprises a selection of cereals, breads and fresh seasonal fruit. Thai breakfast is available on request. A light lunch menu offers a choice of Thai dishes, salads and sandwiches. Picnics are also available for those who wish to go exploring in the national parks.

A delicious three course meal is served each evening. In the morning guests are asked to select between 4 and 6 dishes, which will then be prepared using fresh ingredients during the day. A typical dinner might include a curry , a fish or prawn dish, one or two vegetables dishes and noodles and rice. Some dishes from our current menu include Red Chilli Seafood Soup, Snapper with Green Mango Sauce, Pork with Lychee Sauce and Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze.

3. Coffee and Tea

thern Thailand is famous for its coffee. Cool mountain slopes are the perfect host to Arabica coffee plants and we exclusively stock northern coffee in our house. Both coffee and tea are available at no extra charge to our guests

A selection of drinks is available from our “trust bar”. We ask all guests about specific drink preferences before arrival, so we can ensure the bar is properly stocked.

4. Housekeeping

Our housekeeping staff will clean the entire house each day. Beds are made up every day and linen changed twice a week.

5. Laundry

An in-house laundry service is available at a nominal rate.

6. Internet and TV

Broadband internet service is available at no charge. Generally this is very reliable, providing a fast broadband service. Wireless connections are available for up to 4 laptops.

Satellite TV is available in both the main living room . A wide selection of channels are available in the English language including five film channels, BBC and CNN news, up to 10 sport channels (all English Premier games are broadcast live) and a host of documentary channels. A small DVD library is available at no charge.

7. Family and nannies

The house is perfectfor families. Most hotels don't offer the space or privacy coveted by family groups, a problem you will not encounter with Lanna Hill House. Facilities for children include wooden high chairs, a wooden cot, two single beds with protective railings, a play room with multi channel TV and DVD player (also a small selection of toys and books), a kids' pool, table tennis and mountain bikes. The house is located in an area with very little traffic and children will enjoy the opportunity to explore the local area by foot or bicycle.

We will be happy to prepare your child's favourite meals. We understand that children can have particular eating habits!

One significant benefit for families is the affordability of trained nannies and child minders. We can arrange for as many trained nannies as you like to help you relax and enjoy your stay. For slightly older children, we can arrange for someone to help keep an eye on your children while you relax.

8. Massage and inside track concierge services

One of the joys of Thailand is the ability to experience massage and spa services at a very affordable price. We are able to offer in-house massage (advance booking required) and even some in-house spa services. If you would prefer to use one of the 50-plus spas in Chiang Mai we can make recommendations and assist with bookings.

In addition to our own activities, we can offer advice on tours, shopping, car hire and drivers, and restaurants. Of course the advice is free, but has tremendous value. You will be getting the inside track of what is best to do and see in Chiang Mai. Not what travel agents and guides tell you. This will ensure you get a truly authentic and unique view of Thailand.

About this location

The Chiang Mai Province region

Northern Thailand is a truly unique and beautiful region comprising mountains, valleys, a pleasant climate and a rich culture. The people are a delight.

The climate in Chiang Mai is a well kept secret. You are unlikely to find it uncomfortable at anytime during the year apart from perhaps late March through to late April, when temperatures can reach 40c (albeit a very dry heat, that is not altogether unpleasant). Even during the wet season, it usually rains for only an hour every 2 to 3 days. The weather from November to January is usually amazing: No rainfall and rarely over 30c with blue skies on most days.

The geography of the region supports an abundance of national parks which can be visited throughout the year.The weather can be very cool in the parks, even falling below zero on peaks during the winter season.

Northern Thailand was historically known as the kingdom of Lanna. Cities in the region are testament to the history of the region which extends back over 800 years, when towns such as Lampang, Chiang Mai and Lamphun were founded. City walls and temple remains originating from this time can still be seen.The people are very proud of their rich heritage and often regard themselves as being culturally distinct from the rest of Thailand. Their pale skin and soft nature are typical traits of northern people.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, is an ideal location to experience northern culture. Markets, great restaurants, hidden coffee shops, music, festivals, national parks and handicrafts are all in abundance. The town is also now recognized as the spa capital of the world. There are many attractions specifically dedicated to tourists including elephant parks (where you can feed baby elephants and watch them paint) and gardens.Our concierge service can give unparalleled advice on all these activities.

Chiang Mai is located on the western side of the Ping River valley. 35km east of Chiang Mai are the eastern mountains where Lanna Hill House is located. Although largely untouched by development, the area still boasts a treasure chest of locations and experiences that will appeal to discerning travelers (See our website community map). There are two national parks, Mae Takrai being right on the door step and Chai Son on the other side of the mountains. They are both perfect to explore either with your own rental car or with a car and driver (we can arrange for car rental and a driver in advance). There are hidden villages where we can arrange for local people to prepare traditional meals, countless waterfalls, hot springs and nature trails. There are many perfect spots for picnics. According to officials the parks still support a tiger population. So watch what’s in your sandwiches!

The magical village of Mae Kampong at 1300m feels more Tibetan than Thai. A mere 25 minute drive away, the village now boasts a high wire jungle tour as well as forest walks, fresh coffee and even traditional Thai massage. Even closer to Lanna Hill House is Muang Cave, Sankampaeng Hot Springs and for those interested in rock climbing, there is Crazy Horse buttress.

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18 Sep 2014


"Wonderful Memories"

We have so many wonderful memories of this beautiful place. We visited Lanna Hill House last January 14 with our son and his wife , two grandchildren ages 7 and 11 and our daughter-in-law's paren… More

9 Jul 2014


"Beautiful house in the middle of authentic thai countryside"

Stayed at Lanna Hill house with my family in May 13. We were delighted with our stay, the Hill House is a beautiful building in a very beautiful part of the country. If you are looking for peace & t… More

29 Apr 2014


"Breathtakingly beautiful"

Beautiful location, fabulous house friendly staff who go out of their way to assist you to make the most of your stay will certainly go back again … More

28 Jan 2014


"Slice of heaven"

We just came home from a wonderful 10 days at Lanna Hill House. We were 6 including grandparents, us and 2 children aged 2.5 and 7 months. Everything was idyllic from the location to the house to the … More

12 Oct 2013


"Blissful family retreat"

We visited LHH in late September to celebrate a 40th birthday. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 small children. The setting, the staff, the house, the food - everything was simply perfect. Definit… More

9 Aug 2012


"July / Aug 2012"

I can safely say that all our expectationsbefore we came were surpassed. The house itself is fantastic and provides abrilliant base for a fully relaxing holiday with sufficient room foreveryone to hav… More

17 Feb 2012


"Three generation holiday"

We had a wonderful week at Lanna Hill House. It was spacious airy and clean with glorious surroundings. Best of all was the team looking after us! Led by Nok they were so helpful and attentive. The fo… More

14 Jan 2012


"Go if you can !"

I would not hesitate in recommending Lanna Hill. We had a wonderful holiday over xmas and New Year. The house and location are stunning. The staff were outstanding, particularly Nok the house manager … More

13 Dec 2011


"Spoiled in Peaceful Paradise"

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this colonial home set in beautiful tropical gardens, surrounded by jungle and distant small villages. We love the house, the staff was really hospitable and the thai… More

21 Nov 2011


"Simply heavenly!"

I had high expectations of Lanna Hill House after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, but our stay surpassed every one of them.To start with, the location of the house is extraordinary - set in the h… More

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    • 6 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:09 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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