When in Thailand, you absolutely cannot pass up the chance for a traditional Thai massage. But what’s even better than a Thai massage? It’s rewarding yourself with a spa retreat in one of Chiang Mai’s most luxurious resorts – the Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort.
Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort
Address: 199/135 Moo 3 Baan Nai Fun 2, Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53-920-199
Check-In Time: 2:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM
About Oasis Baan Saen Doi
Oasis Baan Saen Doi is a 4-star resort part of the Oasis Spa collection. This unique boutique accommodation is a hidden sanctuary nestled in the suburban southwest corner of Chiang Mai. Even though it is far enough from the busyness of it all, it is still relatively close to popular tourist attraction sights. From its beautiful Teakwood architecture to relaxing in-room jacuzzi baths, Oasis Baan Saen Doi provides total tranquility to ensure guests feel well-rested and rejuvenated after a long day of exploring the city!
Oasis Baan Saen Doi is located approximately 10km away from Chiang Mai International Airport. That said, it’s a quick 20-minute drive give or take. I recommend downloading Grab, which is a a ridesharing mobile app. It definitely makes ordering your personal ride a lot easier than trying to hail a taxi off the busy streets of Chiang Mai.
As was previously stated, check-in begins at 2:00PM. My friend, Lily, and I landed in Chiang Mai at around 5:00PM. By the time we reached Oasis Baan Saen Doi, the sun had started to set already. The lanterns by the entrance lit up as to welcome us and we were immediately greeted by the resort’s extremely hospitable staff as well as hot hand towels and tea.
The Luxury Suite at Oasis Baan Saen Doi is a sophisticated one-bedroom suite decorated in traditional Lanna style. It features a spacious living area, a king-size bed, and a well-equipped bathroom with both rain shower and a jacuzzi bathtub.
Lovely personalized note + mini welcome gift.
Hallway closet that leads to the bathroom.
Elegant vanity area for getting ready.
One thing I particularly enjoyed about the suite was its layout. I loved how each section of the room blended into the next seamlessly. With the closet connected to the bathroom, it really made getting ready an effortless task. Also, there was a vanity table in the closet too. At most hotels, you usually get ready in the bathroom – standing. And let’s be honest, some of us can take thirty minutes, or longer. Needless to say, that’s a lot of standing. Plus, bathroom fluorescent lights tend to be gross and terrible. Oasis Baan Saen Doi really does pay attention to the smallest details and ensures that every aspect of a stay can be as comfortable as possible.
Again, we checked in during the evening so it was not until the next morning did I realize that we actually had an outdoor terrace. Talk about an ideal spot to catch up on some reading!
Oasis Spa at Nimman
Spa treatments are available onsite at the resort. On top of that, Oasis Spa has 15 different branches all across the country. Chiang Mai alone is home to 6 followed by 3 in Bangkok, 5 in Phuket, and 1 in Pattaya. We had the pleasure of experiencing Oasis Spa’s signature massages right here in Chiang Mai at their newest location in the trendy Nimman neighborhood.
Sanitary underpants and hairbands + safe to store valuables.
Post treatment chilled tea and fruits.
I chose to go with the most popular type of massage on the menu: the King of Oasis massage. As its name suggests, this stress-buster treatment is fit for a king. It combines traditional Thai massage techniques with aromatherapy and begins with a Thai herbal hot compress, followed by a hot oil massage to enhance circulation as well as increase energy levels. I used to go to RMT and hated every second of it because of how painful it was. At Oasis, I asked for a gentler pressure and it was so relaxing that I fell asleep!
Lily, on the other hand, chose to try the Queen of Oasis treatment, which is a Swedish aromatherapy massage that utilizes hot stones. Its purpose is meant to improve the body’s functions and promote self-healing. Moreover, we were told that this massage is fantastic for the digestive system. If it’s your first time in Thailand, your stomach may not be used to all the new spices just yet. With that in mind, you’re for sure gonna to want to try the Queen of Oasis massage.
Café de Oasis
There are two restaurants onsite at Oasis Baan Saen Doi. Additionally, breakfast is complimentary and made fresh to order every morning. However, as we were invited as guests to stay at the resort, their media team had arranged for us to experience all of their newest spas/restaurants.
Café de Oasis is run by the same owner as Oasis Baan Saen Doi and had only recently just opened during our visit in February, 2019. It is a hip hangout spot set in a lush garden oasis with a laidback atmosphere. If you’re looking to get some work done on vacation or you’re a digital nomad, this would make for an excellent “office”.
They even have a koi pond!
Fruit Bowl left; Sukhothai Noodles right.
Bacon and Eggs Baguette. What’s special is that the egg is actually inside the center of the bread!
Not only is its décor a visual treat, breakfast here is an absolute delight as well. Whether you prefer Western classics like pancakes or omelettes, or you’re looking to sample local flavors such as rice porridge or the Sukhothai Noodles pictured above, Café de Oasis has the perfect dish to satisfy your cravings. AND they are vegan friendly too so everyone is welcome!
Lobby lounge area where we checked-in.
Flowers and natural herbs to dispel insects.
In-room mini fridge and refreshments. You’ll also see a “No Durian” sign in most hotels in Thailand.
Flower baths are available upon request at an additional cost.
Amenities: ★★★☆☆ (spa facilities, outdoor swimming pool + two restaurants; no gym I don’t think)
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary
- Incredibly charming property that really does feel like a modern oasis.
- Exceptional services and friendly staff
- Free airport shuttle
- Free bike rentals
- Shuttle services for travelling within the city are available for hire as well.
- Complimentary breakfast
- Amazing spa treatments! You can’t stay at a spa resort and not try one of their massages!
- Lots of mosquitoes. The resort does take preventative measures such as displaying herbs in the lobby, but this is inevitable as mosquitoes are very common in the Asian heat.
To get a better sense of what the suite looks like, check out my latest vlog from 0:34 to 0:54.
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