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The River House

419 M. 12 T. Wiang, Chiang Khong 57140, Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 10 Chiang Khong B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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Ontario, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here for one night in order to cross to laos the next day. The place is clean and all you need. It's family owned and they are very friendly and helpful. It's a cute hotel with river view. Has a restaurant on the property ( didn't get a chance to try it). Close to Border crossing ( 20... More

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Seattle, Washington
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27 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I like to travel inexpensively, and usually without frills. But life is too short for non-air-conditioned rooms, so, I chose The River House, which, at $28 for the night, was expensive by local standards, but worth the investment. It's a simple, clean, comfortable place if you want a bit of privacy and can afford to pay a little bit more.... More

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Penticton, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
87 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We spent one night here in a room with a balcony. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. We had a King bed which was hard as usual in Asia and a flat screen TV, fridge, Air con, hot water, good wifi and a kettle with free coffee. The lady that runs the desk was nice and they also have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late at the River House and paid extra price to get a riverside room, abt 600bht/night. We expected some much nicer rooms and were a bit disappointed. It is clean and comfortable but definitely overpriced. The shower head was broken. Friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is what we would call a "mean" hotel. It is nicely situated overlooking the river but the rooms are too small to put anything down with no shelves and the only place to work on your computer is also too small to rest the computer on. There is nowhere to put your clothes and only 2 hangers in the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place has very good river views. The room was clean & we had our own bathroom, TV, Fridge, A/C & Fan & free Wi-Fi. It was nice to sit & watch the boats going up & down the river early morning & late in the afternoon. We only stay one night as we were touring North Thailand by motor... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed in the River House the evening before crossing the border into Laos for the slow boat to Luang Prabang. I was a bit wary of the options in Chiang Khong but went ahead and booked the River House through Agoda. We splurged on the $30 river view superior room as the reviews indicated that some of the cheaper... More

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Canmore, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Good basic budget hotel. Our room was a bit on the small side but clean with good bathroom, fan & aircon. Only stayed one night travelling from Laos to Chiang Mai. Nice location on river excellent value. Helpful staff, arranged our minibus to Chiang Mai and drove us to another hotel to meet it.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The hotel has a good location with great riverview. It's funny to realise that the other side is Laos. The hotel his really nice decorated. Modern and cozy. There are a lot of facilities in the hotel. You can book for a nice price the transfer and more to for example the slowboat. We liked room. It was actually the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We only stayed one night in Chiang Khong as a stopover before getting the slow boat to Luang Prabang. Room was fine, big and the shared bathroom had no hot water. There are rooms with private bathroom but none were available when we arrived. Our room was noisy because it was very close to the communal area. Location is good... More

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Address: 419 M. 12 T. Wiang, Chiang Khong 57140, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Khong
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