For CYCLISTS, here is what one of our many cyclist guests left his comments on Trip Advisor... 

Ideal for cyclists

If you are in CM on a road cycling holiday stay here!  Great set up for cyclists - secure storage area, bike wash facilities, tools, advice on routes, right side of town for the hills.

Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. There's hot water, wifi, air con that works, washing machines (20THB). What more do you need?


Ride More Pay Less with AMAZING savings for cyclists

Make it a epic cycling holiday in Chiang Mai! The longer you stay and ride, the more you save! It is as good of a time as ever to hit the roads for some world-class cycling! Not convinced? Let VANILLA give you the rundown

#1 Save Big! The most important part !  We want you to come experience the amazing riding Chiang Mai has to offer, year-round.  So, we offer special rates year-round,

From today to 29th Feb.24 we are offering cyclists a special rate of THB 1000 nightly. (Notes: 1st night only, then it gets better!) This includes full access to all bike facilities and amenities including our D.I.Y Bike Service and Cleaning. To make it even more enticing to stay and ride with us a little longer, the 2nd night is THB 950 and from the 3rd night onward it’s only THB 900 per night.  


From 1 Oct.24 to 28 Feb.25 we are offering cyclists a special rate of THB 1200 nightly. (Notes: 1st night only, then it gets better!) This includes full access to all bike facilities and amenities including our D.I.Y Bike Service and Cleaning. To make it even more enticing to stay and ride with us a little longer, the 2nd night is THB 1100 and from the 3rd night onward it’s only THB 1000 per night. 

Notes :

- Rates for Standard rooms. Additional 200/night for Deluxe rooms and 400/night for Family & Executive rooms 

- Limited number of promotional rate rooms available each day. Therefore such rates is subject to availabilities.

#2 Upgrade Your Space! Cycling inevitably comes with loads of gear! That's why we are offering a complimentary upgrade (from Standard to Deluxe or even Executive & Family / subject to availabilities) to all our cycling guests.  A little more space will go a long way.

#3 CHALLENGING the Elements! We admit it, there is a chance of some rain in the Fall, some chills in the Winter and some stifling heat in the Summer, but if you plan it right, there is nothing but good vibes and amazing rides throughout the year.  You will have the space and freedom to really enjoy the natural surroundings of Chiang Mai.

So, this decision to stay with us is as easy as 1,2,3!  Here's how to get this special offer:

  • As this offer is for cyclists only, make sure to show us your bike upon check-in.
  • Nothing great like this comes for (almost) free, we ask you to kindly share at least 1 pic of your cycling adventure with us on Facebook or Instagam.
  • Bookings must be made direct with us via email: or by Tel : 053-215 502‬ or by sending us a message on Facebook @vanillaresidence.  

See you on your bikes!


Probably one of if not the best place to stay in Chiang Mai for Cycling Enthusiasts

Bike Route Map

We have created a cycling map of Chiang Mai that showcases 12 popular and recommended routes. Explore the map and see the direction of each ride from Vanilla Residence, as well as the distance and elevation gain.  The best feature of all, is by scanning the QR code, route details will appear on your Strava and can also be linked to your Garmin. While the map features 12 of our favorite routes, there are endless possibilities for you explore in and around our wonderful city, feel free to ask us for additional inspiration or ideas.

Cycling Map of Chiang Mai

VANILLA x KAZE RACE Bike Rental Service     

Our dedication towards creating a cycling community in Chiang Mai and our efforts to make Vanilla Hotel & Residence a cycling hub for visitors and locals alike caught the attention of our friends at KAZE bikes. Together we have forged a new partnership, where KAZE Race bikes are now available to rent and trial here at Vanilla Hotel & Residence.

Rental Details:

Model : KAZE Kenzai 2 2022

Frame : Full Carbon

Group Set : Shimano 105 R7000 / Disk brakes / Compact 50-34 / Cassette 11-28 & 11-32 

Stem : 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 mm. (goes up with the size of the bike)

Handle Bar :  40/42 cm. (goes up with the size of the bike)

Wheels : Peral aluminum - 30 mm rim


Number of bikes available : 10

Sizes (cm.) : 46, 49, 52, 54, 56


Daily : 1st day 1,100  / 2nd day 1,000 / 3rd day 900 / 4th to 6th day 800

Weekly : 1st week 5,800 THB / 2nd week 4,700

Monthly : 15,500 

What are included with the bike (upon request): helmet / water bottle / rear light

What to bring : pedals / shoes  / cyclocomputer & its housing

Terms & Conditions : Advanced reservation of 20% non-refundable deposit recommended to secure limited inventory. A security deposit of 5,000 THB (or the deposit of the actual Passport) and copy of passport is required for all rentals.

Visit our Bike Rental page


D.I.Y Bike Service at Vanilla Hotel & Residence

We are excited to announce the launch of our D.I.Y. Bike Service and Bike Washing Station at Vanilla Residence, where our guests have access to all the tools necessary to keep their bikes it pristine condition.

On top of the spacious and fully equipped guest rooms for the general travelers, the personal passion of the management-owners of the hotel is cycling, and they built an absolute haven for cycling enthusiasts, with comprehensive on-site cycling facilities and services. This is probably one of the best places to stay in Chiang Mai.

On-site Cycling Facilities and Services (complimentary with room reservation) :

  • On-site bike parking room, cleaning and service facilities.
  • For a sizable group, we can arrange for a specialist to handle this service on site.
  • Recommending cycling routes. And perhaps linking you up with local cyclist groups to go riding with them.
  • Brewed Fresh Coffee available daily 06.30-10.00 by an automatic machine in the lobby.

Additional Bicycle Services (extra charges apply) :

  • Airport Transfer from & to Chiang Mai International Airport for guests and their bicycles:  Baht 200 - 500 (depending on the number of guests) for one way.
  • Support Van with a driver (to follow & service your cycling trip) : THB 2,000 / day (gasoline not included).
  • Service & Mechanical Cycling Guides both with or without service van: THB 1,500 - 4,000/day, depending on the route.
  • Lactate Testing for personalized training levels with consultation. THB 3,500 /1 hour

About Cycling Guide Services :

Mr.Tom will cycle with you and your cycling group. He will set up your pre-ride bikes for optimum performance and safety as well as clean / service post-ride (if required). Apart from looking after your bike, he will guide you and teach you the technique to ride and conquer the challenging mountainas terrain surrounding Chiangmai. He will greet you at the hotel for the evening of your arrival to help with your bike installations, service, cleaning (a good way to make sure all the parts are working ok) and discuss / plan your biking routes. We highly recommend this option to ensure the safety, comfort and maximize enjoyment of you cycling vacation in Chiang Mai.

Sport Massage for Cyclists:

Before or after the rides you will find this an excellent option for relaxing & increasing performance. We have created a specialized massage oil for cyclists (as the therapist himself is an avid cyclist). Our appointed therapist (Mr. Ball) will come to your room with his own massage bed and short pants for you to change into. The service is available from 17.00 on weekdays and all day on weekends. The service fee is THB 500 for 1 hour, and according to Mr. Ball that's more than enough for maximum effectiveness. Reservations can be made with our hotel reception.

Other useful information:

Recommended Cycling Routes 

  • Doi Suthep> Bhu-Bhing Palace> Doi Pui
  • Samuang Loop
  • Doi Inthanon
  • Others (see our map)

Here is a bit of insider info for the Doi Inthanon ride. We strongly suggest you hire a mini van with a driver to take you to the starting point (approximately 80 km from VANILLA). You can then ride up (50 km) and the van can follow you and bring you down. Cycling down is NOT recommended. Using the service of Cycling Pro mentioned above is biking along side you are strongly recommended for this and the Samuang Loop routes. For other routes, you can just let GARMIN lead you or we may be able to connect you with Chiangmai local groups doing the same loops on your cycling day.

Food and Dining Options

  • 7-Eleven is a one minute walk to the left of the hotel entrance (facing out). (temporary closed)
  • Nearby local restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner.
  • Maya Shopping Mall & Nimmarnhamin Rd., The main shopping, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, are about 500-800 meters from VANILLA.

Service Payments

Please note that we are only doing the organizer's role and make your cycling experience here in Chiangmai one of the best. Therefore please pay all service providers directly. We believe these are the best of the bunch here in Chiang Mai and are proud to connect you. Enjoy your ride.


Vanilla Hotel Hosted the Rapha Prestige

Vanilla Residence is proud to host the Rapha Prestige Chiang Mai 2017 on June 3rd, 2017


The Rapha Prestige team of four with an all-day adventure across stunning terrain. Unsupported and unmarshalled, the rules are simple: start and finish as a team, and pass through all the checkpoints.


Prepare for approximately 162 kilometers and 2882m of climbing. Expect to be on the bike for between 10-12 hours. We seek out less traveled roads, aiming to be quite remote at times. The surface will be mixed, with sections ranging from perfect tarmac to rugged gravel. There will be checkpoint locations and a supplied route, which will be revealed to the participants only, 24 hours before the ride.

Take a peek at the incredible scenery aroung Chiang Mai here:





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Vanilla Residence Chiangmai

11/7 Tewan Road, Tumbon Chang Peuak, Maung, Chiangmai 50300 Tel : 053-215 502, 095-447 7007

Whether you are a first time visitor to Chiang Mai, a well-traveled businessman or global nomad, Vanilla Residence and Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Chiang Mai. We are located just a short distance from the city center and have an excellent location for reaching the top attractions in the city. Our convenient location makes it easy to eat and explore like a local or head out to the city’s must-see attractions via foot, bike or an exciting tuk-tuk ride.

We are located within the heart of Chiang Mai, tucked away in a quiet area away from the busy main roads, yet easily accessible from main Superhighway. Other nearby attractions include MAYA mall, Chiangmai University, other universities, hospitals, shopping areas, theatres, zoo, Suthep Mountain and the Walls of the Old City.