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Riverside House
Ranked #47 of 809 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

This is a very inexpensive but clean and nice b&b. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a nice garden area between the office and the rooms and a nice area to use your computer during the day or evening. The place is very secure as it locks up at 8 PM and guest have a key to the locked gate. The complimentary breakfast only consists of coffee, tea, toast and fruit but you can buy eggs, waffles, musli, etc. for about $1.00 each to add to the complimentary breakfast. It is within 3 blocks of the Night Market. I enjoyed my stay at the Riverside House and will go back to stay if I return to Chaing Mai.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2009

When I stay in Chiang Mai, I usually stay here at the Riverside Guest House. All rooms are out to the garden (no river views, in case you're after those). It's conveniently located in walking distance to the night bazar and the old town. The staff are super friendly and will help you with anything they can. They have a very well organised travel and tour agency which comes in handy for organising trips and tours, renting cars etc.
Price includes a simple breakfast of tea or coffee, toast with butter and jam and some fruit. But there is also a coffee shop that will supply eggs, shakes, fancy coffees etc. at an additional charge.
The rooms are simple, clean and spaceous enough. You can choose between fan and aircon. Some rooms have cable tv, some don't. Clarify when booking. They recently added new rooms in the back, which are obviously nicer and a little more updated.
There are several bars along the street and a very well stocked supermarket nearby that has a lot of imported goods from all over the world. There are tons of hotels and guest houses in Chiang Mai but I always come back here because the people remember us, they are super friendly and look after us well and we have a good laugh together.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Fah Lanna S
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Reviewed April 21, 2009

The hotel owners are fabulous. They go out of their way to make you feel at home and help organize things for you to see and do in Chiang Mai. They provide a complimentary 1/2 day tour of several traditional craft areas (umbrella making, silk weaving). The rooms are clean and well taken care of. This was not my first time staying here, and I will definitely return every time I visit Chiang Mai in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank littlemisstravel1978
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

We stayed at the The Riverside House.
In one of the 12 new spacious rooms as can be seen in the photos with LG A/C with King Size Bed.
Own Balcony, very quiet area.
Breakfast is continental at the moment.
The accomadation is going through a review at the moment.
So all changes should be implemented by the next time i stay there.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2009

We called this place the day before and reserved for three nights. It was affordable during high season (500 baht) and seemed to be booked full. The accomodation was simple but clean and the shower was hot. Basically the accomodation met expectations for this price range. The staff here are fairly friendly and they were able to store a bag for several days.

However, you should note that it is not a "B&B" by western standards. It is a guest house and the free breakfast is only 'wonder bread' like toast and watermelon. Again, nothing more should be expected in this price range but don't think that you are getting more.

The worst part of this accomodation was the noise. The standard rooms are tucked back from the street but have insufficient walls. While mostly the clientele was families and older travelers, we had a young couple next to us one night that chose to play music all evening and had a heated argument when they returned at 3am in the morning. The walls are so insufficient that we basically felt like we were in the room with them.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank GreenieDC
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Reviewed March 8, 2008

The Riverside House is located on a moderately busy street across the river from the night market area of Chiang Mai. At night, the street gets very quiet and one can walk along the river rather peacefully. The guesthouse is actually in the back yard more or less of a building where the family lives (I believe). There are also a few room in the main building. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about Chiang Mai and all of Thailand actually. The breakfast is simple very good, and the little coffee shop on site is also. The rooms are spotless and quite adequate. We stayed in one of the two rooms on the back upper area. It was very quiet at night and comfortable. The price is low and a really great value.

  • Stayed: February 2008
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2  Thank Volmad
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 101 Chiang Mai - Lampoon Rd. | Watket, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #47 of 809 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $29 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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