The Sheik Istana Hotel is a Moroccan-style hotel situated along Ping River, a 10-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. It features a spa and 2 saltwater outdoor pools. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are provided. Inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, the rooms command stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium ancient temple from the balcony. Each room has a DVD player and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some rooms have a kitchen and a dining area. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and the Saturday and Sunday Walking Street Markets, which the hotel provides free shuttle service to for guests. A fitness center is available for work out sessions. Laundry can be done at the hotel. Guests can enjoy a variety of Moroccan, Mediterranean and Thai cuisines in the restaurant. Freshly-brewed coffee and pastries are featured in the coffee house.