Lanna Ban has a unique, Zen-like design meant to resemble a 12th-century Thai village, with Buddha statues, lotus flowers imported from Thailand blooming in the fish pond, and high peaked roofs topped with golden decorations that symbolize protection. Rooms come with one queen bed or two and are beautifully designed with Eastern wood carvings, while bathrooms are done in marble imported from India. Elaborate wooden window shutters can be opened wide like doors or propped open vertically for more privacy, and cable TV and ceiling fans add to the creature comforts. Costa Rican owner Ignacio Gil, an importer of clothing who travels widely in Asia, has done an impressive job of reproducing an architectural style from the other side of the world in a pleasantly coherent design. The hotel serves a continental breakfast but has no restaurant for lunch or dinner, though there are plenty of good ones nearby.