Last week we we did stay for a night at The Riverie Hotel in Chiang Rai, what is an older and big hotel right along the Kok River at Chiang Rai town. I say older because I know this hotel from many moons ago but in 2018 it was totally renovated under management of Katathani. So of course this hotel has everything you might need. Two bars/lounges, 3 restaurants, swimming pool, fitness, spa, massage, private parking, a huge tropical garden but most of all comfortable luxury rooms. And a great breakfast buffet! All good reason to spoil ourselves for 1 night in Chiang Rai. At least that was the all idea of staying for 1 night, but it did go a bit differently.
I checked out reviews of the hotel via Booking and TripAdvisor and then my wife called them to ask for a promotion. But as they did not have that we did book via Booking and with that the hotel did just lose the commission that is paid to Booking. We arrived in the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the hotel grounds that is like a park with many big & old trees. At the lobby we were greeted by the staff and our luggage was taken care off. After a quick & efficient check-in we did go to our room on the 5th floor with stunning view over the skyline of the mountains surrounding Chiang Rai town. Our luggage was brought to our room by a friendly bell-boy. The quality & modern decoration of the room showed that renovation was done for 100%, I love that. We had an extra big king-sized bed, a sofa and a beautiful bathroom with shower.
After a rest we had a cocktail & snack in the lobby bar and we checked out the huge swimming pool in the garden along the Kok River. At about 18:00 we went to the rooftop restaurant on the 10th floor where we first had a drink before ordering our dinner. We both had a delicious Australian Tenderloin beefsteak and a glass of house wine. Food, service and ambiance were fantastic, we had a great evening.
The Riverie by Katathani is located in Chiang Rai town, right along the Kok River, has 271 rooms, 3 Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Private Parking. Room rate : 2.500 - 5.000 Thai baht incl. breakfast, for more information see their website : The Riverie by Katathani.