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Imperial Golden Triangle Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at New Year’s Eve which is when I write this. We were charged 2500 bath (10x vs lunch) for worst ever food for an evening which ended at 8.45pm. This is Dec 31st. This hotel has not been upgraded since at least 30 years and has no notion of service nor notion of English. We now learn the Golden Triangle is bigger tourist trap ever and this is so true!

The lobby and grounds of the hotel are stunning and there are several spots on the property to enjoy amazing views of the Golden Triangle's rivers, including from the restaurant's outdoor patio. The rooms are spacious and clean, though a little dated (remember CRT TVs?). The hotel staff was great. The included buffet breakfast had a variety of options, both Asian and Western, and a fruit and salad bar. There was also "made-to-order" skillet options, but what I assumed was the display in the frying pan (eggs over medium) was then re-heated with more oil in the pan and served to me, making it extra greasy and unappetizing.

Good location and very nice staffs. Comfortable bed with the connecting room. Good view for the restaurant we can see the river as well as the delicious ABF. Even it was raining when we were here, we are still happy and hope to stay more for the next time visit.

My husband and I stayed for 1 night on a 5 day Golden Triangle tour. Beautiful location and grounds. Swimming pool looked lovely but didn’t try as it rained the evening we were there. Staff were very helpful. Lunch, dinner and breakfast next day good. Bed was comfortable Negative points were 1. Only half a toilet roll in the room. Had to ring for more 2. No iron or ironing board available 3. Room was very dark 4. One of our pet hates is a plastic shower curtain over the bath. Sticks to your body when showering 5. Only 1 electric socket available in the room, which was on the floor by the bed. Had to use this for the kettle as well as there was no other plug socket available 6. The tv wasn’t working

The hotel is located facing the river, so you can clearly see the adjacent Laos and Myanmar. The room is spacious and has a balcony. The swimming pool is nice. The service of staff is very good and friendly. The buffet breakfast is tasteful. Although the hotel has been built for so many years, the maintenance works is doing so good that I do not feel it is old. The appearance of the hotel is very beautiful. The hotel is good for relaxation. It should be on my list if I visit golden triangle again. I stayed there on 23 November 2017.

This hotel is excellent, while complex is kept clean and in tiptop condition. Stayed there 6 years ago and everything still perfect. Good breakfast. All rooms over look the Mekong with views to Laos and Myanmar.

This is my first time here, yep, i expect to be here again. I love the morning view and their warm welcome make me feel like i am not far away from home. Especially the food, i think lanna is the best type of thai food, and they cook very well. Last night must be one of my favorite dinner.

loaction of this resort is perfect - large panoramic view over Mekong river and neighnour countires. rooms and furnitures quite used and bit old-fashioned (e.g. no flat screen TV, bathroom tiles....) - but very spacius rooms and very friendly and fast acting staff. best time relaxing on balkony during sunset or early morning at sunrise

The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, as the name implies, is located at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai Province. It is a short walk away from the Big Buddha, the Opium Museum and other attractions as well as many outlets selling tourist memorabilia and clothes. A few restaurants are within walking distance but be aware that many close around 7.00pm. At check in I was greeted by two smiling receptionists. A porter had already retrieved my bags from the vehicle I arrived in. Check in was swift and when completed I was escorted to my room by a receptionist who said that it was her duty to perform this service. The porter was already waiting outside the room and when the door was opened both the porter and receptionist checked that all was in order, turned on the a/c and wished me a happy stay. The room was large and had a breathtaking view of the Golden Triangle. The view was spectacular and you could see the three countries which make up the Golden Triangle – Thailand, Myanmar and Laos as well as the Mekong River and its tributary, the Ruak River. The room itself was immaculately furnished with splendid pictures on the wall. I was truly impressed with the quality of the room furniture and wall hangings. A balcony had two chairs and a table. The bathroom was clean and had a bath tub with shower over. It contained a full complement of toiletries including shampoo, soap gel ear buds, hair dryer and tooth brushes. Both the room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The hotel offered a same day laundry service. Wi fi service was free and 26 TV stations were on offer including the BBC news. In the wardrobe were robes and slippers and a safe. Free tea and coffee making facilities were available and two complimentary bottles of water were provided daily. A full stocked mini bar was in the room. Prices of some items were as follows; Chang Beer 320 ml 70 Baht, Est Orange 330 ml 40 Baht, Soda Water 325ml 40 Baht, Mekong Whisky 200ml 200 Baht Room service was available from 6.00am until 10.30 pm. An example of items available include: Club Sandwich 240 Baht, Pad Thai 210 Baht, Pepper Steak 580 Baht, Pork chop with vegetables and French Fries 280 Baht. Breakfast, included in the room rate, was served in the Border View Restaurant. This was located in a splendid building with magnificent views over the Golden Triangle. On the first morning I was told that there were not enough guests to provide a buffet breakfast. However I was given a choice being able to choose from American, Asian or Continental set menus. All items were freshly prepared and when I had finished I was asked whether I required more to eat. There was no danger of leaving the restaurant hungry. The next morning I was surprised to find that a buffet self-serve breakfast was provided. It seems that a few more guests had arrived. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and from 5 pm until 7 pm the bar in the restaurant holds a happy hour. Only two brands of beer were available, Archer and Chang. In the immaculately kept grounds of the hotel was a swimming pool as well as several flowering trees. A nice touch was that at the foot of each tree was a sign indicating its name. The hotel provides guests with umbrellas to use during their stay. Useful given that it rained heavily for one of the days of my stay. The hotel will also organize transport from the hotel to Chiang Rai for 1,800 baht per car. The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort is a quality hotel. Its décor is pleasing, the front line staff friendly and helpful, the rooms immaculate and the views second to none. You will not be disappointed if you stay at this hotel.

Fabulous hotel, rooms large, all river facing for £20 a night including breakfast which was fine and always plenty. Pool was a good size for swimming and cooling off after a day out exploring. Great location to take a trip across to Myanmar and Laos. Is a good 45mins out of chiang rai only 10-15mins away from chiang saen which you can travel to for 50baht on a local bus! Amazing pizza restaurant Mekong a short walk fro the hotel too! Great hotel for chilling out at after a crazy few days in Bangkok!

222 Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen Chiang Saen Chiang Rai

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Sop Ruak within a 5-minute walk of Golden Triangle Park, Imperial Golden Triangle Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Hall of Opium. This 3.5-star resort has 74 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Chiang Saen National Museum is also within a 15-minute drive.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Imperial Golden Triangle Resort's 74 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 299 reviews