The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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18. Chedi, Chiang Mai

Asia

Readers' Choice Rating: 97.4

Rooms: 100

Service: 96.3

Food: 100

Location: 96.2

Design: 96.3

Activities: 95.2

Chiang Mai's Chedi has upped the ante in this posh town on the Mae Ping River. The 84 sleek rooms, protected from urban noise by two sets of thick doors, have sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of Thai river life. Daybeds indoors and out are a relaxing pleasure, as are teak chaises by the riverfront pool. A wrought iron staircase twists up to the rooftop bar.

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