Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The largest suites in the region, starting around 900 square feet
- A private karaoke room for up to 30 people
- The Spa on the Lake, with treatment suites that have their very own private terraces
What To Know
- Children under 5 stay free in their parents’ room
- There are no elevators in the hotel
- No pets are allowed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With panoramic views of the verdant forests in Thailand’s remote Golden Triangle—where it meets Laos and Burma—Katiliya is an extremely comfortable base for exploring Lanna (northern Thai) culture; 800-year-old ruins from that ancient civilization dot the region. There’s an outdoor pool with cushioned loungers, Jacuzzis, a library, and the full-service Katiliya Adventure Club, which arranges excursions in the area. The dining choices are varied, from northern Thai cuisine in the romantic Baan Thai Restaurant to the tapas menu, single malt whiskeys and cigars at the Fireplace Bar.
In the Area
Nearby Doi Luang National Park encompasses more than 450 square miles and is home to more than 89 species of birds and 12 types of mammals including wild pigs and barking deer. The village of Mae Salong, also known as Santi Khiri (Village of Peace), is sometimes referred to as Little Switzerland for its enchanting mountain scenery and trekking opportunities; tea and Chinese herbs are cultivated here. For those interested in something stronger (learning about it, not partaking), the Hall of Opium offers insights into the history of the drug’s cultivation and use.
How to Get There
Spent 2 nights here as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is in a stunning setting. The scenery is incredible and the hotel is set quite a bit off of the beaten track. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had a superior suite and it was beautiful. The balcony was huge and the scenery it overlooked was incredible.
We ate there too. Dinner was really good. If you are happy to eat Thai food (which you really should) the price is reasonable. As always in Thailand because of importing taxes the real expense is wine. If you’re desperate for one you’ll pay about £40/50.
Loved the surroundings and everything about the hotel.
I read a few reviews complaining that it’s too isolated. But that’s the appeal. It is stunning because it’s out in the jungle. There is plenty to do round about though. We enjoyed going to the golden triangle and the tea and coffee plantations. But ultimately we just wanted to get back and enjoy the hotel.
I also read a complaint that the staff don’t speak much English. I hate comments like that. You are visiting another country. They speak different languages. The English they spoke was good enough to be understood but I liked that it was mostly Thai. It’s part of the charm.
We will definitely be back.
Our privat taxi drove on the long drive way to the hotel,at first i thought we made a bad choice because the drive way was not in a very good condition.
On arrival we where astonished by the grand and beautiful lobby.
I had booked a katiliya suite and we where upgraded to a mountain suite.
The suite was huge with a super bathroom where we had a indoor and outdoor shower.
Breakfast was very good .
This hotel is the place to relax and enjoy nature.
When I am in the neighbourhood of Chiang Rai I will stay certainly In this hotel again
Very calm resort. I love it. If you need a rest, this is the place. Magnificent view. The room is huge and the bathroom too!! 2 showers!! Food was not bad. They manage to cook something for us muslim. Would definitely come again..
The location is fabulous- beautiful views etc. The rooms are gracious and beautifully laid out. Breakfasts were more than wonderful, with so very many choices from Western options to fabulous Chinese steamed buns, fruits, and on and on. The quality of the food was consistently good. We had dinner here for 2 nights and the cooking was excellent. [I am someone who generally avoids hotel food!] Staff were always accomodating. A great relaxing place to stay! Love recommending it!!
Very much enjoyed our stay at Katiliya. Be aware it off the beat and path and away from town. But it is a lovely quiet location on a mountain with excellent rooms and restaurant. We enjoyed the pools and spa services and the meals were very good.