Relais&Chateaux is a collection of over 500 of unique hotels around the world. Based on my experiences with the marketing organisation in the past, I arrived in Rachamankha with high expectations.

I wasn’t disappointed. From the moment I arrived and saw the beautiful uniquely designed property, I became in a great mood. I was given a warm welcome and offered a welcome drink and towel before being escorted to the room.

I stayed in a Superior Room and despite being small it had the same unique feel to it as the hotel itself. It also had some details I didn’t like. Hard bed (soft pillows though) and no separate shower from the bathtub. The internet was complimentary, but an irritating experience. It didn’t work after dark and was slow at daytime. For most people travelling to a Relais&Chateaux resort, it wouldn’t be critical, but the resort is situated n the city, and I think the internet always will be important.

Update, June 2012: Rachamankha now has a pillow menu and also have pads which can make the bed softer if preferred. The internet has also been changed and is now reported to be the fastest in town without any problems.

After checking out the room, I checked the room service and spa menu and was happy to see the low prices. A one hour massage was priced at 30 dollars and much cheaper than similar hotels in Asia. The food was very cheap as well where could have a main course in the restaurant for 7 dollars. The food was great and so was the service there. Gon from the restaurant was one of the best staff I had seen. He told me he prefer Kon because of the King Kong movie and that he had worked in the night market for seven years before he applied for Rchamankha. What a turnaround and if there were a competition for best staff in the world I would nominate him. He’s attitude and service were outstanding. The service was in general very good, but some staff had a very bad English level and was sometimes a problem.

Overall an excellent Relais&Chateaux experience. It’s a unique and beautiful property with great staff and food. The value is incredible, and this is a hotel I can’t recommend enough for a relaxing holiday.

My opinion: Great experience.