We would say that The Chiang Mai Riverside is definitely the most special and luxuriously comfortable boutique hotels in Chiang Mai and rivals anywhere we've stayed in Thailand so far. Other than the lack of a restaurant and bar (which will be opening very soon) we would never have known that they'd only been open 1 month.
The service is impeccable and somehow the staff manage to perform as though they've been working here for years rather than weeks. The decor is beautiful and elegant and yet very comfortable and homey. As an interior designer myself I appreciate the effort and skill it would take to create this balance of luxury, comfort and practicality. The bed is so comfortable you may never want to leave.
Although the full menu is not yet available we did have an amazing breakfast delivered to our room every day. There were four set menu choices: Lanna, Vegetarian, Asian and American. My favorite was the Vegetarian and the Lanna. Based on the breakfast I will anticipate that the restaurant food will also be amazing.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended by an extra night and will look forward to returning next time we are in Chiang Mai to try out the new bar and restaurant.More