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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel

Sep 17, 2019 Mirooke Ghent, Belgium

The hotel is huge, but very nice. Rooms are spacious, wel maintained. Breakfast is good, and the Wifi is superfast. Location is very good. And do not forget happy hours in the bar. The desserts are not that great though.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still a good surprise 3rd time around

Sep 4, 2019 paullightspeed

Back to this hotel again for the 3rd time. I can just say that it just gets better! I was very happy last time I visited back in January this year. Having my expectations high this hotel still WoWs me. The garden well taken cared for green and peaceful, the room was really 5 stars ++ quite and relaxing overlooking the matured garden with the view… Read more
Back to this hotel again for the 3rd time. I can just say that it just gets better! I was very happy last time I visited back in January this year. Having my expectations high this hotel still WoWs me. The garden well taken cared for green and peaceful, the room was really 5 stars ++ quite and relaxing overlooking the matured garden with the view of the river you just can’t get it any better.. Having dinner at the hotels restaurant was great hey had a good selection of Northern Thai dishes. Parking is never a problem here they are capable of taking on big events. On top of all the above what really matters most is the friendly and helpful staff, they were very knowledgeable about the city and gives great recommendations. Definitely my hotel of choice and will call again next time round. Thank you! The Riverie by Katathani for a great stay..... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A classic place by the river bend

Sep 1, 2019 Arb-aroon L Bangkok, Thailand

Stayed here for 3 nights for a conference in another hotel in the city. The hotel appeared new in the classic style you hardly recognize it was totally refurbished from previous Dusit Hotel. It is a large hotel in 3 wings located by the Kok River which give us a rustic feel even though the city center is about 15 minutes’ drive away. Interior is… Read more
Stayed here for 3 nights for a conference in another hotel in the city. The hotel appeared new in the classic style you hardly recognize it was totally refurbished from previous Dusit Hotel. It is a large hotel in 3 wings located by the Kok River which give us a rustic feel even though the city center is about 15 minutes’ drive away. Interior is bright, new and pleasant. Mr.Bellboy at the elevator who dressed in hill tribe costume always greeted us with warm welcome. The room was in classical style with white wood paneling with hints of gold, sliding-folding fretwork wardrobe doors, wooden floor. The view across the river was reeds and dense grasses with hills in the distance. Lamps imitated traditional Northern Thai style. Bathroom was also bright and large, with large shower room with rain shower. Breakfast was scrumptious with various Western and Thai and Northern Thai options, with many items changed each day, including pork skewer, sticky rice, and grilled banana in condensed milk. We like the Northern style herbal soup with/without noodles. Automatic pancake maker. Traditional Thai coffee and tea. Nice outdoor swimming pool with small slider and play area for kids. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Deserves the Accolades

Sep 1, 2019 Simon B Hong Kong, China

This hotel offers a very high standard of customer service and quality environment. The grounds are stunning and well tendered. The swimming pool and connected kiddies water play park are well looked after and in pristine condition. The staff are exceptional, I would challenge anyone to find any better attentive staff who are as friendly and… Read more
This hotel offers a very high standard of customer service and quality environment. The grounds are stunning and well tendered. The swimming pool and connected kiddies water play park are well looked after and in pristine condition. The staff are exceptional, I would challenge anyone to find any better attentive staff who are as friendly and helpful as the hotel team here. Truly impressive. We would consider this hotel extremely good value for money, but of course budgets are personal. If you only have one meal in the hotel then you MUST go to the roof top restaurant, The Peak, picturesque views and setting, with top class food and service. Faultless. Breakfast is nice, with a simple and wide variety of choice, nothing exceptional, but all tasty and fresh, only the most critical customers could find fault. We had the deluxe rooms which were spacious, modern decoration and spotless. Our rooms overlooked the river, but even the garden view rooms would have had nice views. The rooms do not have balconies, but there are rooms that do, these must be the suites I guess. Outside of the hotel, you will find the town only a gentle 10-15 minutes stroll and there you will find nice town, with several local temples which are worthy of a visit. Even though it is not entirely tourist focused, there are enough local and western foods available and the aspect we found the most enjoyable is that there is no high pressure selling or attempts to lure you in to venues. Even the Night Market, which is well worth a visit, especially for the local outside food court where you can eat freshly prepared dishes for very low cost. The goods for sell in the market are the usual gifts/crafts etc you would expect to find, but once again, there is no hard selling, just friendly stall owners. If you be brave and try one of the local small cafe's, use google translate for the menu's and you will be sure to find some delicious dishes. A stay here will live up to expectations and leave you feeling spoiled and relaxed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chiangrai 4 day stay at Hotel The Riverie by Katathani

Aug 12, 2019 larss861

We went to Chiangrai to meet our old Thai family friends since 32 years back at Doithong. Doithong is only a 10 min walk from the 5 star hotel and therefore suited us perfect. As always my best friend and taxidriver mr Pad fetched us at airport and drove us to the hotel safely(He speaks good english and are an welldressed charming, helpfull man… Read more
We went to Chiangrai to meet our old Thai family friends since 32 years back at Doithong. Doithong is only a 10 min walk from the 5 star hotel and therefore suited us perfect. As always my best friend and taxidriver mr Pad fetched us at airport and drove us to the hotel safely(He speaks good english and are an welldressed charming, helpfull man and close friend since 5 years back) The entrance to the hotel over the bridge where a gard opens the gate is magnificiant and takes you through the garden up to the hotel entrance, here you imnediately understand that this is really and 5 Star hotel. When you enter lobby area you will have problem to close your gaping mouth.Breakfast outstanding, several rest, On top of hotel is skyrest and bar with an large collection of exclusivev wines -The view over Chiangrai and mountains is amazing. outside children and adult sep swimmingpool. Children playcenter - Gym. The river is alongside hotel where you can go trips with longboats touring( buy ticket hotel reception) Every hous minibus transport is provided to city center for a small fee(and take you back) Since we were a couple I dont think price is high. 1 night tot 2600 (river view)baht and up depending on room type and location -Garden view or river view. Mr Pad came everyday with his big taxi and took us around Chiangrai , showing us things we still didnt know about after all theese years visiting Chiangrai (He know everything) Tel Pad 086-7949073/094-6296973 -Taxi and tourguide -and his rates are good and correct. I recommend the hotel warmly bec of its location and service and facilities (even have an mini markt inside to buy snacks, drinks, sun oil , souveniers etc) At the end of stay Mr Pad brought us back safely as always to the airport -Thankyou Pad!!!! Read less