The Imperial River House Resort is a peaceful hideaway set on the Mae Kok riverbanks in the northern part of downtown Chiang Rai. Overlooking panoramic river views, the guestrooms are well-appointed in northern Thai style, with wooded interiors, large balconies, daybeds and high-tech amenities. The large, outdoor swimming pool faces the river and a manicured garden. Other recreational options include an on-site spa, fitness room, snooker table and library. The main restaurant offers Thai and international cuisine. From the hotel, the night bazaar is about 20 minutes on foot.