There are tons of cheap accommodations in Chiang Mai and I hope to someday take advantage of those for an extended stay. But, for a short trip of say a week or even two, Sirilanna is worth every penny. I’ve never stayed anywhere like it.
Words cannot do this hotel justice, so we’ll have to rely on photos…
My first morning there, I expected the usual breakfast buffet, but instead was given a quiet poolside table. Soon, the lovely hostess came by and asked if I’d prefer an eastern-style or western-style breakfast. When in Thailand, go East. I explained that I was a vegetarian, she was as well and took excellent care of me with the best Pad Thai of my life, a pot of green tea, and a plate of fresh fruit. The other mornings, I had a fried rice, and a super-fresh stir fried veggies plate. Kudos on the liberal use of tofu :)
Such a beautiful and relaxing start to my day. I could not have picked a nicer place, it totally made up for the hell that was Patong.