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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This resort is awesome...it has all you need ! You will forget the busy world and enjoy one of the beautiful set rooms inside the park..in the middle of jungle, flowers and evening jungle noises.
The food being served is top level and so delicious. Thai to European can be ordered.
The staff is truly awesome..starting at the frontdesk..the ladies do their utmost to support in making it a dream stay. Great service ladies and big thanks !
The service personnel in the restaurant..especially mr Wa and mrs Tieamjan were making the additional huge difference in feeling welcome and being a guest in the resort. Thank you so much too ! The rooms are fantastic..the hillview villas stunning with an extraordinary view..breath taking.
Chiang Rai is only 40 minutes away..e.g like the white temple and the golden triangle less than 55 minutes by car. Walking and cycling are great in the Katiliya park on the bottom of the hill...beautiful scenery !
A must come to this beautiful resort with so friendly staff..a big thank you to all.
Score 10+ service, food, facilities, scenery and a 2 times 10+ for the staff !!
This is my second visit to this wonderful mountain resort. Nice peaceful, semi-remote location in the Mae Chan hills. Every room is a 100 square metre suite, with a palatial bathroom, large balcony and amazing views. The suites have a very clever design, half buried in the hill so the air conditioning doesn't have much work to do. The restaurant serves a great range of local and international cuisine, including the buffet breakfast. Service is great, as you would expect in Northern Thailand. The surrounding area is nice to explore, with complimentary bicycles and a shuttle service to help get you there. I will come back!
I visited Katiliya Mountain resort with my family, and from the beginning to the end of our stay, we received such outstanding hospitality and found it was an incredible location to stay.
The resort is situated in the mountains of Chiang Rai, and the views will take your breath away. We were in awe of how such a large resort could be in such a beautiful location, yet appear to not even disturb the amazing surroundings, almost as if it’s tucked away! If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that is peaceful and relaxing, then I couldn’t recommend this resort any more!
There are two pools; a heated jacuzzi pool and larger pool and both have towels that you are able to use. The pools, along with the whole resort, are kept absolutely immaculate. Due to the time of our visit not being peak season, we even had the pool
to ourselves most days!
The restaurant is exceptional and boasts a very varied menu, from Thai Cuisine to a more ‘western’ menu if you like. We ate there every night and their Thai menu was incredible! We also upgraded to breakfast and were very glad that we did; there is so much to offer from a chef cooking eggs to your preference (poached, scrambled, omelette etc), to fresh fruit, homemade bread and cakes, Asian cuisine and your typical ‘fried breakfasts’. The staff in the restaurant and bar areas were so friendly, caring, and professional and always ensured all tables were attended to.
The rooms were clean, well equipped and incredibly spacious, and had an amazing view from the balcony. The beds were very comfy and the black out curtains were a treat!
I’d really recommend visiting the resort’s park that is a 5 minute drive away (the staff were kind enough to take us)-Katiliya Park where you can borrow bikes to bike around or walk if you’d prefer. It is so well kept and you see some incredible sights, including the deer and parrots that live there! Would also recommend costing the Choui Fong Tea plantation close by; lovely to go there for some great tea and lunch!
We were lucky enough to meet the hotel owners during our stay and their passion is reflected in the resort itself; everyone working at the hotel cannot do enough to help you, and made our stay so special so I can only thank them for this. I have absolutely no criticisms as everything was perfect and I hope I can return one day and stay for longer!