The Riverie by Katathani 

Go with the flow

This river-hugged landmark is a fresh and contemporary hotel close to Chiang Rai’s centre.

The Riverie delivers spectacular views from its enviable spot on an island in the Kok River. It was recently renovated and is centred around a dazzling gold-on-white theme – a cool contrast against the river’s earthy tones. And because this stretch of river is uncrowded, there’s plenty of space to breathe in the outstretched views. By the bright blue pool, you’re just a sun lounger’s space from the water and the rooftop Peak Wine & Grill has stunning vistas that bring you almost eye-level with watercolour mountains in the distance.

Why we love The Riverie by Katathani

  • This distinctive waterside hotel is looking better than ever, with a new light-filled design featuring northern Thai motifs

  • The location just outside the centre means you can be exploring Chiang Rai’s night markets and intricate temples in no time

  • Watery delights include flower-scented baths in the serene spa and a mini aqua park with slides for younger guests

  • You can dine on spicy Thai curries, dim sum dumplings or wagyu steak in the three restaurants, which all have river views

4.5 stars
Oct - Apr
Bangkok 11½ hours
On the Kok River, a short walk from Chiang Rai’s markets and Wat Phra That Doi Thong
Approx. 20 minutes’ transfer from Chiang Rai airport



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The hotel’s restaurants have wide glass panels so you’ll get river views whether you’re trying a spicy Thai curry at the main Blossom Restaurant or nibbling dim sum dumplings at China Garden.

Blossom Restaurant
The Riverie’s main restaurant for breakfast buffets, traditional Thai food and international dishes.

China Garden
Offering an à la carte menu and dim sum delights.

The Peak Wine Bar & Grill
A rooftop bar for drinks with a view.

Lobby Bar
Great for coffee and cake intervals and evening entertainment.

Jumanji Bar
The place for colourful cocktails poolside.

Enjoy the views across the city at The Peak Wine & Grill where Chiang Rai river prawns, Argentinian steaks and chocolate lava desserts are just some of the items on the menu.

What's included

Breakfast at Blossom Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Blossom Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Blossom Restaurant.

The hotel’s just-off-centre riverside location means you can be tasting your way around Chiang Rai’s night markets and seeing intricate temples in next to no time.

As well as a swimming pool, guests can enjoy the River Splash - a mini water park with slides and a lazy river.

The Tivaa Ratrii Spa offers a range of massages and treatments based on techniques from ancient Thailand.

If you want to maintain your fitness regime, there is a running track around the resort.

As well as a kids' club, children can enjoy their own pool and enjoy the water slides at the River Splash. The spa also offers treatments including the Little Prince and Little Princess Care Package.

Optional Loy Krathong, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners require a supplement and should be pre-booked.

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