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Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Mae Chan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at this resort and had a wonderful time. It has been beautifully designed and is in an idyllic location. Some work was still going on to prepare it for the high season, which caused us slight inconvenience. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The grounds are very attractive, with great views over the surrounding hills. We were greeted warmly on arrival. The restaurant was quite pleasant, although the prices a little high. The breakfast was rather average, with the usual boring selection of fruits, cereals and breads that you find in all Asian hotels. Even Lipton's Yellow label tea was served, which must be the worst tea on the market..! The swimming pool is very attractive, but the water was cloudy, and stung our eyes. But overall a very nice hotel in a fantastic location..! We will probably make another visit, and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

From the moment we were collected at the Chiang Rai Airport, we knew were were in for something special. Took around 60 minutes to get to the resort from the Airport in air conditioned comfort. Check in was quick, friendly and a delightful staff. Our room was an upper level room but with amazing views, just as we had expected and seen on the internet. You know sometimes when you book your hotel/resort on the internet direct, you do wonder whether the photos and information is accurate. Well it was in every respect and we were not disappointed. Rooms were large and very comfortable, loved the outdoor shower which we used often! The balcony was superb to sit on with a glass of bubbles watching the sun go down and listening to, well nothing except the birds!. The swimming pool was ours for our stay, not many guests when we were there, The restaurant we just loved. The views from their balcony, the food, the service and attention was second to none and our expectations were exceeded on every occassion. Breakfast choices in the morning were plenty and there is nothing we could fault about this resort. Yes we did try the spa treatments as well, quite a few actually and reasonably priced. There is nothing we can fault about this resort and we are well travelled. Will definitely return to this hidden little gem when next in Thailand. For what we paid, I feel we did get value for money. It was just what we were after and a break away from every day life. Pampered all the way!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank yakityak
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great, wonderful rooms, really cool surroundings, but they don't know what to do to be high-class. The people are sweet, and they were cleaning up the place all the time, but with the rain and damp surroundings(wonderful views) there are bound to be problems. Good room, but some strange worker painted half the green tiles white. Big bed, really big, big bath, nice private terrace, but the pool was murky and the walkways very very slippery. On the restaurantterrace I for once ordered a Pernod. Sounded so welcome and wealthy. Should have known better....I got a chemical alcoholic replica that did't even change colour(if you know your pastis).Bleh.Come in season to see the best side of this resort.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank diederika
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

My family & I of 6 pax stayed at this resort for 2 nites recently in July & eventhough it was more than 30 kilometres away from the nearest city of Chiang Rai, were extremely pleased with its tranquil location which was high up in the forest & away from the usual city hassle. As the resort did not have many guests, service to us was also fast & great with buggies readily available anytime to transport us to & fro our Suites to the lobby & other areas in the resort. The size of the Suites together with the mountain view balcony were extremely pleasing with plenty of room to move about being more than 90 sq. mtrs & were well equipped with LCD TV, sofa, work table, coffee & tea making facilities, etc, Their bathroom size was also larger than usual with separate Bathtub, enclosed Shower & Toilet Areas & washbasins for him & her. Would definitely return again & stay longer as we found it real value for the price paid, except that you certainly need to have your own transport to go in & out of the resort to visit other tourist spots, etc.

Room Tip: The Mountain & Katiliya Suites are both o.k.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Kirti T
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We found ourselves booked into Katiliya when we bought a two night mystery Wotif deal. We did not know what to expect, but were beyond thrilled with what we got! It was the highlight of our 12 day trip to Thailand.

Unfortunately getting there was a bit of a problem, as we found ourselves stranded at the Mae Sai bus depot where the resort staff had told us to go. Once we got there, no-one had heard of the resort and it was 9PM. Finally a shop owner took pity on us and took us to his home to use the internet to look it up. He then insisted that a reluctant driver take us there for 1000 Baht). It would have been much easier to just get a ride from Chiang Mai instead.

But once finally there, all was forgiven. The lovely staff escorted us to our king deluxe suite and were enchanted.The room was huge, immaculate, and well decorated with absolutely gorgeous views over the mountains.

The rest of the resort had a very calm and peaceful feeling, and we found ourselves whispering just to blend in. The food in the restaurant, free buffet breakfast and dinner, was acceptable, but not great. But given their remote location, and small number of guests while we were there, this can be understood. Dinner was reasonably priced which was nice.

The pool was large enough for us to lap swim which is a big bonus for a hotel pool. The free pool toys and floating lounges were a nice touch.

We were able to follow paths from our room take a run each day. The resort is also within walking distance of tribes at the top of the hill. This had the great benefit of being able to experience the real culture and not having to pay for a sterile tour!

The resort was pretty empty while we were there and we worry about it's survival. It would be such a shame if they went the way of the resort nearby (which was an absolute mess, but the desk clerk handed us a brochure offering a room for $200 a night!-double what we paid for Katilya)

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights of peace, quiet and gentle luxury. Wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SydneyNancy13
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Booked two rooms in May 2012, The rooms are hugh with perfect bathroom, comfy beds and beautiful vistas from balcony. Although the staff don,t speak very good English they are very helpful and kind souls. We booked a van( hotel organised this) with driver to take us touring it was great. This is a special Hotel that you only find every now and then.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Margshep
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Booked two rooms here in April 2012. Hotel and grounds are beautiful and rooms as well. Rooms very large and spacious with great little surprises like the closets opening from both sides from both the bedroom and bathroom, and a spa tub, separate shower, and another shower with a rain showerhead. The hotel is made up of three story bungalows connected to another three story bungalow. We had a room in the middle level and realized later that the rooms were not all the same when we had to temporarily switch rooms later. Tip: ask for a room in the middle...more spacious bathrooms and more privacy than the top ones. Great and spacious patio area as well with a great stream/valley view. Location is very remote with no stores, etc or anything near it. 50 baht per person for hotel to take you into town. Turn on the air conditioner though and it was a great escape from the heat and humidity. Buffet breakfast was complimentary and while not extensive, was very good with hot made to order options.

Now the cons:
- Internet was free but conectivity was terrible...worse than dial up...very slow and kept dropping every couple minutes if you could even get on. Thought connecting in the lobby would be better but experienced the same problems even there. Lobby has no a/c or even fans so very stifling to sit there anyway.
- Hot water for the rain shower took five minutes to warm up each time although my parents did not have the same issue.
- Hope you don't mind little bugs and mosquitos in the room with you. My husband discovered a millipede in the bathroom on returning to our room at night by stepping on it. We later discovered 3 beetles flying around as well as mosquitos, and then he felt a small beetle in bed with him. My mom discovered a beetle everytime she took a shower...it seemed to come out of the shower head by the force of the water.
- Our first day, our electricity blew out and we were in the dark. The hotel was very nice and helped us move to the room above us which is when we realized the bathroom was smaller. On returning later, we asked to move back to our original room since the room was bigger and more privte and closer to my parents and they let us.
- Patio doors not sealed completely when locked...you can see large cracks in the frame, explaining how critters were getting in.
- While beautiful from afar, on closer look, many small cracks in the walls and in the sealant around items.
- Very nice staff and difficult to get mad at them even with all the issues we had given how softly they speak. Only one person spoke English fairly well, otherwise, they would nod but not understand what you wanted.

Would have rated it higher if not for all the little things above.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the middle of the three story bungalows. Larger bathrooms with rain shower in tho...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 388/1 Moo 4 | Pa Sang, Mae Chan, ChiangRai, Mae Chan 57110, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Mae Chan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Mae Chan
Price Range: $84 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shrouded in mist at the gates of the fabled Golden Triangle, Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa brings contemporary luxury to a land steeped in lore. Situated in Thailand's northern-most province, Chiang Rai, Conveniently equidistant between the city of Chiang Rai, Mae Sai, Doi Tung and Doi Mae Salong, just 35 Kms. from Chaing Rai airport and the Golden Triangle where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge. KATILIYA, is an all-suite luxury resort in Chiang Rai. Nestled on the top of the mountain KATILIYA retreat said to be the only all suite resort here in Chiang Rai , boasts over 90 - 175 sqm of living space in each suite, with panoramic views across the valleys enhanced by the peace and quiet. Distance From /to ChiangRai Airport & City. : 35 Kms. Mae sai (Burma-Thai border) : 30 Kms. Golden Triangle : 45 Kms. Amenities include on site restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, outdoor swimming pool and kids pool and free wifi in all the rooms. ... more   less 
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