This is our 5th stay at Rachamankha after discovering it. The property is roughly 3-4 acres and is one of the few hotels within the ancient walled city. Rachamankha was designed, constructed and is owned by a couple, one an architect and the other an interior designer. They also constructed their private two story home within the complex. The theme and design of the Rachamankha is “Lanna Thai” referring to neighboring Burma’s occupation of this area of Thailand for hundreds of years and the fusion of their design styles.
The hotel has only 28 rooms. Two long one story buildings run parallel along the left and right side of the center courtyard. You are seeing 1/2 of the courtyard in above photo. In the middle of the courtyard is the open air connecting sala (back of photo). The courtyard continues on other side of the sala.
(Sitting on sofa inside the sala at night)
The owners have a vast collection of Lanna Thai antiques which fill the public spaces and the guest rooms. The rooms have multiple framed contemporary Thai limited edition prints on the walls.
(Unlocking our door)
(Breakfast in the Courtyard)