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Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai
Ranked #17 of 375 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane QLD
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

My husband & I stayed at this Resort for 3 nights. It is the most Beautiful Resort that we have ever stayed at. The room was Lovely & Spacious. BIG King size Bed, a bit hard but all Asian beds seem to be the same. Spa Bath with TV, large shower nozzle & good size shower. Balcony that had a day bed to relax on & table & chairs. The balcony overlooked the river. Very quiet to sleep at night. The restaurant had Great food & the Buffet Breakfast was to die for! We had a meal one night in the Brazilian Restaurant & the food was delicious! The staff were very friendly & couldn`t do enough for us. The Resort has a very large pool next to the river with a swim up bar. The whole experience of staying there from when we checked in was Wonderful. If ever we go back to Chiang Mai we would stay ther again! The Resort has their own shuttle bus to take you down town to the Markets every night at 6pm. We would highly recommend the Resort if staying in Chiang Mai...LOVED IT & was sad to leave such a Beautiful place...:):)...

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

In a few words: we stayed there 4 nights last year and 6 this year. It's really an excellent resort: staff is very friendly, pool is great and rooms very comfortable
Only cons:
- location is not perfect as you have to take a tuktuk to go to the city center. Yet, it gives you access to the river.
- limited choice at the breakfast compared to other 5-star hotels

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Stayed 3 nights in Deluxe Room.

Whats Good

1. Very large bedroom with wifi access. Looks clean. Very large big bathroom with separate bath and shower.

2. Peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. This is a smallish hotel and for for those wanting some peace and quiet, this would be suitable.

3. General decor of hotel is good with wooden floors everywhere.

4. Friendly welcome from staff at reception and lady showing me to room.

5. Had room service one night and thai noodle curry was delicious.

Whats Not Good

1. At night seems like a ghost hotel. Bar almost deserted and totally lacks atmosphere with a guy playing Elvis songs on the piano. Not a great Thai evening experience.

2. Its a river setting but the river is underwhelming. Lot of the rooms at the side of the hotel look on to each other and you need to swivel your head to see some of the river from your balcony. At the front of my room when i go out into the corridor is a very shabby looking collection of derelict warehouses next door to the hotel.

3. Pool area has about 15 sun lounges which fill up quickly. Due to space no room to put other chairs round the pool. Get there early if u want a spot !

4. Gym is spacious and ok. Running machines old and need replaced. Hotel offers gym membership to locals so it can get busy in morning.

5. Breakfast Ok but food left open so small flies evident, especially on fruit.

6. Location not great. Need transport to the tourist areas.

All in all is Ok but I have stayed in far superior hotels for equivalent money in Thailand.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Maryborough, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We are currently staying at Ratilanna Hotel at the moment for our second visit. From the minute we walked through the door the service and smiles never stop as per our visit 3 years ago. The hotel is about 5-10 minute ride from the Old City but not a problem as taxi and tuk tuk
are very inexpensive 100-120 baht. The hotel is on the Ping river and very luxe. The rooms are beautfully furnished and very large, comfortable and quiet. the bathroom is large with a fountain and television at the end of the bathtub. The pool area lounge is a delight to sit and have a few drinks looking over the river.

The food for breakfast is very fresh and a good variety every day. The staff are very friendly and helpful and cannot do enough for you, always with a smile. Ate night the bed is turned down with a Northern treat left for out enjoyment. We will be very sad to leave this wonderful hotel again, but it is the hotel we will always choose when staying in Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. The staff were beautiful, friendly, very helpful and always had a warm smile. The breakfast each day had a great selection to choose from and was always fresh. We had lunch one day sitting overlooking the pool which was really relaxing. We were given a complimentary dinner which we used on a Friday night buffet. We never normally like buffet type meals but the food was beautiful. Our room was big and beautiful with spa. We have always said we wouldn't really go back to a place we'd visited because there are too many places in the world to see but after a couple of days at Ratilanna I was wanting to come back already.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We spent a week at this hotel in July 2012 with our two 9 year olds and could not have been happier.

The hotel itself is beautiful and very well located. The rooms are spacious and clean with very good facilities and the bathrooms are fantastic. The hotel is a great size and feels very intimate with the staff quickly recognizing you and making you feel welcome. Swimming pool was lovely. The beds were also super comfortable.

The breakfasts were awesome and the staff were so friendly. The restaurant at the hotel was very nice however for some reason not very well patronized by guests. The concierge was of great assistance.

Staff always made sure they translated for us to taxi drivers to ensure they knew where we wanted to go.

Really could not recommend this more highly it was exactly what you want from a hotel to ensure that you have a nice relaxing stay. We would go back to Chiang Mai just to stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Our first impressions were WOW! This hotel is spectacular in every way. I know everyone says the staff in Thailand are friendly but here they went out of their way to be helpful and interested in you as an individual. The rooms are amazing with huge lounge, bathroom and bedroom. 3TVs in our room, one even in the bathroom! and a waterfall as well. The setting is beautiful by the river and the kids spent plenty of time in the large pool. Breakfast was great, sitting outside watching the river slowly passing you by. The BBQ dinner which was being promoted when we were there was OK but not brilliant. Would definately say stay here if you are heading to Chiang Mai, it is simply perfect.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai
Address: 33 Chang Klan Road,Pa Daet, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#12 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
#15 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the banks of the Mae Ping River, Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai captures the essence of the destination's Lanna ancestry that subtly appears in its architecture and interior decor. Ratilanna Riverside Spa Chiang Mai is only minutes from the airport and the city's popular night bazaar offering the ultimate indulgence of a five-star urban sanctuary ... more   less 
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