The Imm Eco is more than just a hotel, it has a familiar and welcoming environment, clean rooms and a great service. They donates part of its profits and the efforts of its employees to help the environment and underprivileged children. Its gardens are botanical garden, where they grow all kinds of local exotic plants. Children go to botany classes and English classes, you can see them run around the gardens and it becomes an incentive to stay in this great place. The hotel has a nice double room, you can choose a shared or private bathroom. It also has a octagonal rooms for 8 people, in which the price is really cheap. If traveling in a group it is a safe place in the city. You can swim in the 25 meter pool, get fit in the gym, hang out with friends in the recreation area with ping pong and foosball, watch television with hundreds of international channels , wash your clothes with their washing machines, have a tasty sandwich at the cafeteria of wood or surf the Internet (free if you bring your laptop with wifi or paid in your computer room). If you want to go hiking or receive any kind of tourist info, the friendly staff will help you. On the same street is a trendy restaurant, where, at night, the high society of Chiang Mai meet for dinner accompanied by live music. You can go to dinner or simply have a drink, for our pockets it is not overspending. Nearby there is also a chocolate store where you can have breakfast or a coffee like you're in the Champs Elysees. The hotel is a 10 min walk from the Night Market and about 20 from the center, but that should not be problem, you can move tuktuk, almost anything 24 hours a day in the city's most charming land of smiles .
I stayed in plenty of hotels during my stay in Chiang Mai, but on my last night I decided to stay at the Shangri-La Chiang Mai. It's right in the heart of the city, and although it's a very luxurious hotel, it wasn't my favorite - it would be fourth in my personal ranking, behind the Chedi, the Dusit D2, and Le Meridien. It's not that it's bad, but it's just not as charming as the others. The decoration is similar to other Shangri-La hotels, with a very Thai theme.
The suites weren't great...I didn't like the overly oriental decor...made you feel like you were sleeping in a Chinese restaurant! My standard room had a fabulous king size bed, plasma TV and, best of all, large windows. Personally, I liked the pool area, with wicker type chairs and umbrellas, and two wooden elephants. I also loved the gym overlooking the garden. The spa area is great too, and I was delighted with the massage service. A good place to stay in Chiang Mai, though not my favorite.
This hotel will strike you from the moment you walk through the front door. It's a real treat for the senses, giving a sense of tranquility. Everything is based on the Zen style, with teak flooring, open spaces, a lake with lotus flowers, large landscaped gardens, stunning Asian art pieces, huge vases, etc ... What really impressed me was the view from the balcony. Needless to say, the room is really awesome, one of the best I've ever stayed in, with a huge bed, a rotating plasma TV which you can watch from bed or from the sofa, and a Japanese couch. There was a bath with glass shower, separate from the toilet. The reception is wonderful, and overlooks the gardens and pool. And the restaurant is great, with a wide range of international dishes to suit all tastes. Needless to say, this is a fantastic 5-star hotel, designed for absolute luxury.
It is lovely place, where you feel like you are in paradise. At night it is even more lovely, with candle lights and the tinkling of the bells, which makes it an exotic and relaxing place. We will go back.