The Riverie by Katathani Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai, Thailand

The hotel

Framed by the flowing waters of Kok River, The Riverie by Katathani is a unique hotel in a unique island setting. Its slick modern architecture is softened by authentic details in keeping with its location – like ornate fretwork, elegant arches, and structures reminiscent of Far Eastern pagodas and temples. The rooms also mix contemporary comforts with cultural touches, with Lanna-like lamps and lotus flower-inspired bedhead artwork. Its island setting doesn’t cut The Riverie off from the rest of Chiang Rai, with shopping, dining and attractions all nearby – although it also has five bars and restaurants of its own, including the Jujube Bar at its fabulous riverside pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

By the Kok River, in Chiang Rai, Thailands Northernmost province.

Hotel information

271 renovated rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV, universal plugs, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, slippers, mini-fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. Deluxe Rooms offer limited, garden or river views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Suites offer more room with a separate kids' corner for privacy, with 1 king-size bed and bunk beds, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children.

Blossom Restaurant, China Garden (Cantonese Dim Sum and authenic dishes), The Peak Wine and Grill, Jujube Pool Bar and Lobby Bar. Swimming pool with whirlpool, kids pool and play area. Fitness centre, spa* and beauty salon*. Jogging track. River walk. Games room. Kids' club*. Complimentary WiFi. Room service*. Convenience store. Laundry service*. Babysitting service*. Valet parking $** plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 9, 2020 sybilla1945 Guildford, United Kingdom

The location is beautiful but ultimately this building is a monstrosity which should have never been built, a real scar on the otherwise magnificent landscape - a great white concrete carbuncle. Most of the rooms are air-conditioned cells - although spacious they have no windows that can be opened so you definitely feel trapped (the rooms with… Read more
The location is beautiful but ultimately this building is a monstrosity which should have never been built, a real scar on the otherwise magnificent landscape - a great white concrete carbuncle. Most of the rooms are air-conditioned cells - although spacious they have no windows that can be opened so you definitely feel trapped (the rooms with small balconies are more expensive). The hotel is quite isolated - a good 20-30 minute walk from the centre, and there isn't much around it so walking into town is not a very attractive prospect. A hotel shuttle service is offered in the evening, but using a tuk-tuk is definitely cheaper and really the only solution during the day. The hotel 'shops' are ridiculously expensive, indeed most of the prices (food and drink) are crazy by Thai standards and high even by European. On the plus side, the buffet breakfast is very good, and the staff were unfailingly polite and helpful. Nonetheless I would not stay here again, I would advise visitors to Chiang Rai to stay somewhere more central, smaller, and rather less pretentious. Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 CathySmith_11 Wirral Merseyside

Recently spent 3 nights at this hotel paid an extra £20 a night for a room with a balcony which was annoying considering the hotel was virtually empty ! Good buffet selection. Staff very friendly but a good 20 minute walk into town. Shuttle bus provided but the fee was more expensive than ordering a tuk tuk As the hotel was so empty it lacked any… Read more
Recently spent 3 nights at this hotel paid an extra £20 a night for a room with a balcony which was annoying considering the hotel was virtually empty ! Good buffet selection. Staff very friendly but a good 20 minute walk into town. Shuttle bus provided but the fee was more expensive than ordering a tuk tuk As the hotel was so empty it lacked any type of atmosphere and the poolside was very quiet Would only visit Chang rai if you really need to see the white temple or the big Buddha as there is little else there Read less
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Mar 3, 2020 LeCaper United States

In a beautiful setting next to the Kok river the Riverie is situated across from the Myanmar border. This is a five star hotel resirt with breath taking views on the 10 floor where the Peak is located. We watched the sunset while sipping on happy hour cocktails. The breakfast buffet is the best we have experienced so far while touring around… Read more
In a beautiful setting next to the Kok river the Riverie is situated across from the Myanmar border. This is a five star hotel resirt with breath taking views on the 10 floor where the Peak is located. We watched the sunset while sipping on happy hour cocktails. The breakfast buffet is the best we have experienced so far while touring around Thailand. Taxi to the White Temple is quite affordable or hire a driver for the day. The grounds are immaculately landscaped with all varieties of floral. We would definitely stay here again. Read less
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Mar 1, 2020 Dyerbeast Seaford, United Kingdom

We stayed 3 nights at the Riverie and loved the spacious stylish rooms, wonderful setting with lovely riverside views, excellent breakfasts and helpful staff. Booking through website easy, and airport pick up arranged by hotel with efficient friendly driver. Good touch was the useful hotel shop where you could buy beer, soft drinks and snacks for… Read more
We stayed 3 nights at the Riverie and loved the spacious stylish rooms, wonderful setting with lovely riverside views, excellent breakfasts and helpful staff. Booking through website easy, and airport pick up arranged by hotel with efficient friendly driver. Good touch was the useful hotel shop where you could buy beer, soft drinks and snacks for your room's fridge at very sensible prices. Good spread at breakfast. All the staff helpful and efficient- especially the front desk who booked restaurants for us, arranged for a great driver to take us to the White temple/ blue temple/ and black house, and even posted on a dress I left behind at no extra charge! Minor niggles were no mattresses on the poolside loungerswhich were consequently quite uncomfortable and freezing cold pool. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Five-star rate for a luxurious stay in Chang Rai

Feb 15, 2020 attyjing Metro Manila, Philippines

Such a great end to our Thai vacation. Fantastic view of the river, even from your room. In the afternoon, very relaxing to just lounge in their outdoor restaurant. Lobby fixtures are new and modern in design. Room is very clean and spacious. We rented a car from the airport, thus it is very convenient to drive from the hotel to the tourist spots… Read more
Such a great end to our Thai vacation. Fantastic view of the river, even from your room. In the afternoon, very relaxing to just lounge in their outdoor restaurant. Lobby fixtures are new and modern in design. Room is very clean and spacious. We rented a car from the airport, thus it is very convenient to drive from the hotel to the tourist spots in Changrai. I think the real gem of this hotel is their staff, from the minute you walk in, you are already greeted by their warm smiles. Check in and check out was a breeze. The kind man on the elevator, the team from the restaurant and the concierge are all attentive to your needs. Room service is 24 hours and fast. Food during breakfast has plenty of choices. Outdoor grounds are well-maintained. It would have been great if their pool is heated so you can still enjoy a night swim with the kids. But all in all, our stay is superb. Thank you for your wonderful attention to your guests. Read less