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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This was my second time here. Stayed for 6 nights in February. This small family run hotel is basic, but very clean. It backs onto the river and the garden is spectacular. I loved having breakfast on the terrace. It's close to the Night Market and many restaurants. If you want tranquility and charm, then this is it.

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st helens
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This place is pleasant enough. Rooms are a little tired but they are clean and bed comfy enough by thai standards. The owner was a bit aloof. We only tired the pool once as it was so cold. We asked them to order a taxi for us (4) to the airport it was only when we got to the airport...

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RiverViewLodge, Owner at River View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Regarding the taxi fare, we charged a premium for the service because the guest requested a taxi before 5AM. There are not many taxi drivers that operate this early in the morning and therefore the driver wanted to be compensated more for their efforts. We believe we gave our guest time to check around for...

St-Germain-en-Laye, France
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Nice hotel located not too far from the night bazar, with a good view over the river and nice (cold) swimming pool but.... Very cold and unpleasant owner only interested by the money she can get ( the initial price she mentioned was without taxes that she charged afterwards, she also charged us extra 50 baths to book a cab,...

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RiverViewLodge, Owner at River View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Regarding the taxi service charge of 50 Baht, we believe that this is a fair price for the service as we have to call and organize with the taxi company. We have noted about our printing fee and have reduced it since. We do offer free WiFi and we have a PC for guest to...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The room was tired and there were problems with toilet flush and air con,breakfast was the same everyday and felt limited. Location is good.OK for short stay staff could be helpful. Trips arranged. Not to easy to meet other guests as no lounge.

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RiverViewLodge, Owner at River View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will try to improve our services in the future.We are a small, family run hotel that offers a relax and laid back atmosphere. We understand that we may not have the services and amenities to match modern hotels but we believe that with our location and large garden, we do offer a unique experience....

Bermagui
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights in August. It is a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai but still walkable to most places. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the garden and pool area. Although the River View Lodge is a bit tired in some places it has a very homey atmosphere with...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a pleasant, comfortable room with balcony overlooking the beautiful garden and pool. The staff were helpful and obliging. River View Lodge is furnished with many interesting items of furniture and collections of ceramics, etc. It is situated within easy walking distance of the night market and other attractions. The property is clean and well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 10 July 2015

River View room overlooking the garden is a must. This was our favorite place in Thailand. Unpretentious, charming garden and great staff. Khun Dang is an excellent and generous host. The pool is just right and very relaxing. Breakfast is included with the room rate and they do much to make sure to cook to your tastes. We truly can't...

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Reviewed 3 March 2015

If you are looking for somewhere relaxed, quiet and comfortable but still just a walk away from all that Chiang Mai has to offer this is a great place to stay. I stayed there a couple of times this trip and started each day with a lovely breakfast out in the garden by the river. My room was spacious, clean...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a lovely spacious place, with a truly beautiful hidden garden and swimming pool right on the river running through chiang Mai. It's wonderfully tucked away down an alley which provides a nice retreat from the occasional madness of chiang Mai. It's quite a walk to the old city, but it's easy to catch a red truck or tuk...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Like a long beloved coat, this property is nicely worn but actually burnished with considerable care and consideration. I was very happy to find it, its home-like comfort, clean rooms, attentive and friendly service, and wonderful garden still in business since my last visit 20+ years ago. For people who do not need to revisit the bustle of Chiang Mai...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River View Lodge is overlooking the Ping River and is less than 10 minutes stroll from Chiang Mai's famous Night Bazaar. Decorated with regional carvings and textiles, our rooms are clean, neat, beautifully appointed and simply furnished with good showers, hot water and air conditioning. Fifteen of our 35 rooms have balconies and verandas that face the Ping River and overlook a beautiful tropical garden with several intimate pavilions and patios. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River View Lodge

Address: 25 Soi 4,Charoen Prathet Road | Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: RM182 - RM307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
River View Hotel Chiang Mai
River View Chiang Mai
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“Avoid this hotel, there are plenty better and less expensive around”
 of 5 bubbles Z3880CWcharlottem, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms had good views over the lovely garden”
 of 5 bubbles Hoogs3, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the garden and pool are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles beachlover841, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The river view rooms overlooking the garden are a must!”
 of 5 bubbles 941tall, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I couldn't get a river view room but the one I got still had a nice view across the neighbours' gardens and rooftops”
 of 5 bubbles MattP812, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
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