Hotel: The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Room: VORRA-TEERA SUITE

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Overview:

I came back to Chiang Mai for various reasons.  Firstly, I was somehow looking to rediscover Chiang Mai which I have visited a few years back while backpacking through Thailand. And then I also wanted to see if the city was still as relaxed and beautiful as I remembered it and attend the Digital nomad summit.

Upon landing at Chiang Mai International Airport, I was met by a staff member with a big smiley face and signboard with my name on it.  Then after a quick 15 mins ride in a private luxury minivan, I arrived in The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel where I was greeted by lovely, smiling members of staff who took my bags and another smiley face processed my check-in. The whole process took only a minute or two and right after I was then accompanied to my room and made familiar with the room’s features and amenities. The Chiang Mai Riverside hotel is a modern luxury with Lanna touch.

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Introduction/Location:

Chaing Mai is the best place if you’re looking for a break from the hustle bustle of the city of Bangkok. It’s quite busy as well, yet a little more refreshing. The food is amazing, the markets are big and colorful and the surrounding boasts with incredible nature and adventure activities. 

The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel is in a great location right by the serene Ping river and its pristine surrounding.  As you walk in the reception you can see clean, classy and beautiful decor inspired by the ancient Lanna architecture and smiling faces of the staff. This beautiful boutique hotel is the 14 of 1 and 2 bedroom suites with modern design, impressive service, and highly rated local cuisine. No wonder they have won multiple awards like the prestigious World Luxury Hotels Awards 2017.

The Old City in Chiang Mai is only 15 minutes drive from the hotel. It is also easy to arrange uber or grab to pick you up or you could grab a Tuk Tuk for at most 300 baht ($11 AUD) that will take you to the Old City.

Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel sets the new standard in service and satisfaction for the city’s luxury boutique hotels scene. The decor is beautiful and elegant and yet very comfortable and homey.

The luxury hotel also offers Butler service.  I really like this special touch as it is a dedicated service in which no request was too small. When you check in, your butler will familiarize you with hotel’s services and surrounds, and if you like, he/she will assist in unpacking your luggage and arranging your items. They shall be your point of contact during your stay and shall ensure that all your needs are answered promptly.

My Suite:

Upon walking in the first thing my eyes caught were the beautiful chandelier and the stunning aesthetic of the room.
My suite was absolutely beautiful. When I first walk in, I enter the living/dining/ kitchen area. The dining/kitchen area was greatly set up with the kitchen being very basic but having all the essentials such as cooking hob, full-size fridge, kettle, microwave that also works as a grill, and is decorated very beautifully. With the kitchen being open plan it allowed a natural flow to the dining table and chairs to be placed as well.  Personally, I loved the look and feel of a stunning chandelier, lovely flowers, marble-topped dining table, 40 years of finely crafted wooden chairs, minibar and classic photographs on the wall.  It definitely gave the sense of home away from home.

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Then my room extended to the living room where the cozy sofa was, and television with numerous channels for entertainment along with Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV and Apple Music as well! With the hot humid temperature outside, Air conditioning can be vital in Chiang Mai and I’m glad to report it worked like a charm here in Chiang Mai  Riverside Hotel. Then a clean balcony overlooking the beautiful swimming pool and garden view with pretty lights on evenings. They also had nice outdoor furniture to relax. Everything was thought of and catered to.

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On to the bedroom, the most comfortable bed/mattress in Chiang Mai with the sophisticated soft linens and feathered pillows. I remember feeling like I was melting into the most comfortable pillows I had had the pleasure of using. My suite came with the bedroom that leads to a walk-in closet, and bathroom that is accessible from the bedroom, or living room.  The walk-in closet was spacious and bathroom well designed with every little thing you might need or desire during your stay. Everything was top of the line materials including Molton Brown, London’s bath, body and beauty connoisseurs since 1973.  My bed was huge comfortable with a television on the wall for entertainment and also had access to a bathroom with its own toilet, shower, and toiletries.  I felt everything was designed and finished to a high standard, both luxurious and stylish in line with the theme of the hotel. You can also view list of luxurious amenities here

      
Glance at my full stocked minibar 🙂

Some little extras that I loved were the butler service, room service, water bottle covers, the tours on offer throughout the week at the hotel, the comfortable robes, and slippers, the complimentary coffee and tea available for guests.  I also loved the lighting is zoned and adjustable to create the perfect mood or ambiance.  Oh, and did I mention the butler service? That was the cherry on top!

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Food & Beverage at The Vorra Bistro:

I had two different set of breakfasts every morning and both were fresh and tasty. I had pancakes and the other day Lanna breakfast. Then for lunch, I had Squid Pasta with seafood which comes with garlic bread as a side. I must add it was the tastiest pasta I had in Thailand.  For dinner, I had Thai set menu which was amazing as I got to try the authentic northern Thai food.

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review-chiang-mai-riverside-hotelThe live Band Duo was awesome, added nice touch to the evening 🙂

 

         

I can wholeheartedly say The Vorra Bistro at  The Chiang Mai Riverside has the best Thai and western foods in town. Plus the interiors decoration is easy on the eyes and pleasant. I loved it! Oh, and how can I forget their buy 1 and get1 free cocktails Happy hours!

If you are also looking for luxury in Chiang Mai,  and a truly unique experience while exploring the area than I can highly recommend this place. Consider staying here for a few days, immerse yourself in the luxury, delicious food and speak to local staffs and just enjoy Chiang Mai Riverside!

I was very happy with the room, food and service I received and definitely Instagram worthy. I loved it and wish to return sometime.

Thank you for amazing stay The Chiang Mai Riverside. 

This beautiful boutique hotel sets the new standard for the luxury hotels in Chaing Mai. Hope you get to enjoy it for yourself soon!

What I used to take these photos:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

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SanDisk 64 GB Memory Cards

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Ps: Let me know in comments if you enjoyed reading this review. Also, comment if you have been to Chiang Mai or want to visit and stay in this beautiful place.

Until next time,
Happy Travels!

World traveler, photographer, writer, outdoor enthusiast, & social media fanatic! Anna enjoys the minimalist lifestyle, travels only with 10-kilo backpack and a smile on her face. Creativity, inspiration, and travel are what lights her fire. When not geeking out over travel, you will likely find her geeking out over photography, writing, hiking or pretending to sing!
REVIEW: The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

48 thoughts on “REVIEW: The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

  • February 6, 2018 at 11:27 pm
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    This hotel sounds incredible, and the pictures show the beauty of the hotel too ♡ I may just have to add this to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing 🌹

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  • February 6, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    I would love to go here, I’ve never been but it looks beautiful and I I did enjoy your review, it looks so elegant and refined! I love that they had the band for evening entertainment too, always adds a great atmosphere!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 12:31 am
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    The hotel looks stunning. Definitely a great place to stay in Chinag Mai. The photos are really beautiful, thanks for sharing the information.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 12:50 am
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    This post literally made me say “WOW” out loud. The hotel looks absolutely stunning. Although I’ve never been, if I do go to Chiang Mai I know exactly where I’m staying!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    How beautiful Anna. Every single thing you shared about the Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel whispers delicious luxury, class and service. If ever I’m in the area I would definitely want to spend at least a night there. Maybe I can arrange a stop over

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  • February 7, 2018 at 1:49 am
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    This Hotel looks gorgeous . Surely you had a incredible stay there. I love staying at Hotels with beautiful interior. And the food looks pretty too. Surely a best one will recommend everyone.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    Sheer luxury! The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel looks incredible and your lovely pics add testament to that!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 3:43 am
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    Looks like a wonderful place to stay … Love the vibe and comfort of the place.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    This is perfect setting to pamper oneself in luxury. With your review it seems this would be a memorable stay for me if I happen to be around this area in Thailand.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 6:08 am
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    Your photos of this hotel are amazing!! I would absolutely love to stay here!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 6:26 am
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    This is a fantastic review. Your photographs are fresh and inspiring too. I’m always interested in what everyone uses to take their photographs. I just use my iPhone…maybe it shows!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 7:16 am
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    What a beautiful luxury boutique hotel! I adore the elegant and stylish decor! Love the idea of the Butler service. Also the food from the bistro looks absolutely divine! I’ve not visited Chiang Mai but hope to one day. Have bookmarked this!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 7:28 am
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    This hotel looks absolutely amazing! also a big coincidence as I was reading on chiang mai this morning! i wanna go on holiday now!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 11:52 am
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    The hotel looks dreamy, so stylish. I also loved the food servings – looks filling and tasty

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  • February 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm
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    This hotel looks absolutely stunning and elegant look. and the foods they serve looks really delicious and really tempting. Yummy!!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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    That looks like such a luxurious hotel! I loved the small touches, like the live band and the fully stocked mini bar with ice cream. The ice cream must’ve been an amazing refresher during those warm Thailand days. I also loved your photos!

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  • February 7, 2018 at 3:36 pm
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    I always wanted to go to Chiang mai and this hotel seems like the perfect place to stay! Really gorgeous photos by the way. I love the way you edited them.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    What a great review it comes out to be!! Enjoyed every bit of Chiang mai riverside hotel. Incredible minibar and the Vorra Bistro will certainly be a luxury for me. Good to know that you uses canon powershot G7 X Mark II. I never used it. I usually click pictures with my nikon d3300.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • February 8, 2018 at 12:06 am
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    Wow the hotel looks so luxurious, very instagrammable indeed! So glad you had a great stay and enjoyed it so much 🙂

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  • February 8, 2018 at 3:30 am
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    Beautiful! My girlfriend and I are looking for an interesting place to travel this summer and this might actually make the list. Sending to her now to see what she thinks 🙂

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  • February 8, 2018 at 3:49 am
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    More than anything I love love LOVE your photographs! Property looks amazing.

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  • February 8, 2018 at 4:55 am
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    What a beautiful looking hotel, everything looks so crisp and clean! And the food looks delicious!

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  • February 8, 2018 at 5:21 am
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    What a luxurious place! Your suite is absolutely stunning, and no wonder that you liked the butler service. It sounds just perfect!
    I love that you added what kind of camera you’d used! I always wonder seeing beautiful photos like yours 😉

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  • February 8, 2018 at 9:32 am
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    Wow! I am so impressed with The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel! Your room and the view are spectacular!

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  • February 8, 2018 at 11:44 am
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    This place looks gorgeous! I love the clean lines of the design. And that breakfast!

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  • February 8, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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    I totally agree with you chiang Mai is better choice than Bangkok. I love it there too as it has so much to offer. A great place to relax away from the busy city. Love your pictures and hotel that you choose!

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  • February 8, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    I enjoyed this review. Your pictures were stunning and you make me want to go visit this place.

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  • February 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm
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    This is such a gorgeous hotel. I have never been Thailand before, but I definitely want to visit there someday. I also wouldn’t mind staying at a hotel like this.

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  • February 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm
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    after reading your review of The Chiang Mai Riverside hotel, I find it to be a really amazing luxury hotel, very well written

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  • February 8, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    Looks like an amazing and luxurious stay. I can make out that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself from the narrative and the photos. The food photos almost had me striking on to my keypad.

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  • February 9, 2018 at 4:01 am
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    Love the bed shot. They must provide amazing room service. I think I have the same mouse pad as you!

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  • February 9, 2018 at 6:35 am
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    Everything is so whitish and bright. Reminds of Scandinavian design. We don’t have much sunlight here, so we have big windows and white interior to collect all of it.

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  • February 9, 2018 at 10:25 am
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    Your gorgeous suite all for your own pleasure?! That’s fantastic! Now I know where will i head next this summer 🙂

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  • February 10, 2018 at 3:08 am
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    I think it is fascinating to visit that Chiang Mai riverside inn. I love the snow white colour instead of which the lovely vibes of energy and beauty are almost everywhere there.. The ambience and the decoration of the dinning table is just awsome..

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  • February 10, 2018 at 4:11 am
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    Your suite looks amazing! I enjoy having a balcony in a hotel room, especially facing the swimming pool!

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  • February 10, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    This is my kind of accommodation. Service is always a deal breaker for me. Will check this out if in case we’ll decide to explore Thailand. 🙂

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  • February 12, 2018 at 2:52 am
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    Gorgeous images! Your suite looks awesome. My favorite shot is the top shot of variety of food and the hat.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    Anyday I’m a sucker for river side hotels. Always love to wake up to a window with a view! Good to see the balcony and outdoor furniture!

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  • February 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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    Your images are very well shot. Love the top shot of you by the pool with brunch. The hotel as any other top end hotel looks immaculate. It would have been nice to also see a little bit of Chiang mai along with your hotel images.

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  • February 15, 2018 at 3:10 am
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    I love reading hotel reviews because seeing the amazing places to stay around the world is awesome. I plan on going to Chiang Mai this summer so I would love to stay here! How generous of a space from the balcony to the pool views, the plush robes and amazing food. I could literally taste it.

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