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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2006

After reading the various Trip Advisor reviews of the Riverview Lodge, we checked in and were looking forward to a relaxing stay in what was supposed to have been a well run and tidy hotel. Unfortunately a lot must have happened since the first Riverview Lodge reviews in 2005. Not only did the rooms smell terrible (we think they must... More 

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6 Thank PatrickP
Guildford, Surrey
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2006

I have to wonder if some of the contributors who provided such poor feedback for River View Lodge are referring to the same hotel as we stayed in. Our own impression was one of complete charm. The price we paid for our room which was more than adequate was very reasonable considering we were in an important tourist city and... More 

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12 Thank Jill Worth
Comox, BC, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2006

My husband, daughter & I stayed at the River View Hotel for one week out of our month long trip to Thailand in May/05 & we thoroughly enjoyed it. What a beautiful, quaint hotel!! The rooms were air conditioned, very clean & comfortable, the gardens were absolutely beautiful & serene, the pool was wonderful & a welcome relief from the... More 

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3 Thank roadtravellers
Los Angeles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2006

I'd have to agree with some of the other reviews about the River View Lodge - the grounds and the setting are very nice, and it's in a good location near the river. But the rooms are very basic - much more basic than we expected given that it's a mid-priced hotel for Chiang Mai. Like other reviewers, we stayed... More 

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Seattle, WA
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2006

The title of this review almost says it all. The hotel setting is off the main street so it is fairly quiet. Coupled with the lovely garden and pool area, the place feels quite serene. This hotel is located outside the Old City and is a 5 minute walk to the Night Bazaar and restaurants, making it very convenient. The... More 

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4 Thank b.p.Seattle
Sterling, VA
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2006

Wow-- River View Lodge exceeded all of our expectations! In reading other recent reviews, I can't believe that we stayed at the same beautiful, hospitable and very clean hotel. During our 2-week trip to Thailand over Christmas & New Year's, we enjoyed our 5 nights at River View more than any other hotel. The owners have a winning recipe here... More 

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15 Thank VATravelers
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Reviewed 27 November 2005

We stayed at the River View Lodge for two days in November, 2005 and were very disappointed. The bathroom grout was covered in mildew and the shower curtain was downright filthy. The hallways were cluttered with old magazines and water-stained potted plants. To make matters worse, the service was just as bad. We had to store our luggage there for... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2005

Have you ever visited your senile, grouchy, great aunt? The one who wasn't very friendly, and never cleaned? Had mildewed magazines from 1983 stacked to the ceiling and dirty potted plants everywhere? And probably had 6 cats? You never wanted to touch anything in her house, or eat her cooking, because it was... well... scary. And she really needed a... More 

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8 Thank Pangaea_Man
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Reviewed 9 November 2005

I stayed in this hotel several years. The location is very nice. Right on the river. The rooms are pretty basic for the price butthe foyer is quite nicely decorated. The thing that really lets this place down is the service, or to be more precise, the lack of it. Surly and unhelpful receptionists and restaurant staff make for an... More 

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Halifax
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2005

My partner and I visited the River View Lodge on a recommendation and we definitely enjoyed our stay. It's a rambling house full of bric-a-brac with some nice gardens out the back and a decent well maintained pool. If you're wanting plush pampering that some of the big hotels offer the this probably isn't the place for you. The rooms... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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: $55 - $92 (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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