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 anyplace like it.

Words cannot do this hotel justice, so we'll have to rely on photos...

Each night, I returned to find that someone had lit jasmine incense in that little pot on the stoop outside my room. A peaceful end to such amazing days.

The hotel only has 15 rooms, so the pool and public areas have a small, intimate vibe.

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.

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