Where to Stay in Bangkok Riverside
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Riverside
Packed to the brim with many delightful sights, alluring charms and a deep-rooted historical connection to the city's colourful past, the riverside is one of Bangkok's most prestigious areas. Little wonder that it is home also to some of the world's finest hotel brands like Hilton, Marriott, Peninsula, Sheraton and Shangri-La.
From these great hotels and the colonial chic of a famous landmark like Mandarin Oriental to less-known and independent hotels found along the river banks, the riverside is an ideal choice for those planning to do lots of sightseeing in the Old City and along the Chao Phraya River.
Lower Chao Phraya River
Using the Skytrain (BTS) Saphan Taksin station as a marker, more or less central along the river and to where most riverside hotels offer a complimentary shuttle boat service, we start in a southwestern point with the Montien Riverside Hotel (25 minutes by shuttle boat from the BTS station) and the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa (20 minutes). The immediate vicinities of these hotels don't offer much in terms of attractions or shopping experiences, but to explore the many riverside charms is a breeze...
4-star | Family Hotel | Affordable | River and City Views | Shuttle Service
Known as a resort hotel, this 462-room luxury hideaway is a tranquil oasis of pure Thai hospitality. It offers five great restaurants, a dinner cruise on board a converted rice barge, a bar with live entertainment, a karaoke lounge, business centre, in-house massage, and all the recreational facilities your heart desires. Located away from the city buzz, it takes 20-25 minutes to reach central city areas or BTS Saphan Taksin with a free shuttle service. Read More...
Sathorn Bridge & Saphan Taksin BTS Station
Our journey now takes us back to Saphan Taksin Skytrain (BTS) station, tucked in next to Sathorn Bridge that crosses the Chao Phraya. The biggest advantage of staying at this part of the river is the easy Skytrain access it offers, and Sathorn Pier is also a main gateway from where to catch river taxis and tours. Popular areas like Sathorn, Silom and Siam are quick to reach too.
5-star | Luxury Family Hotel | Spa | River and City Views | Executive Floors | Internet in rooms
Indulge in luxury and service fit for royalty. The resort-like environment, wonderful culinary experiences at a choice of five restaurants, dinner cruise and a Tibetan spa all add up to make for a memorable experience. The 25-storey Shangri-La Wing (670 rooms) and smaller, more exclusive Krungthep Wing (129 rooms) encircle the lush garden and pool area. For an extra degree of luxury, an upgrade to The Horizon Club floor is worth splashing out for. BTS Saphan Taksin is just a few minutes' walk away. Read More...
3-star | Riverfront Views | Riverside Pool and Sun Deck | Free Shuttle to BTS | Tour Desk
Ibis Riverside is the only hotel in the budget category that overlooks magnificent river views, from the Thonburi side. Apart from the standard Ibis rooms, service and amenities - in-room Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV, 24/7 drinks and snacks, an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby bar - there’s a landscaped outdoor pool right by the water’s edge. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to BTS Saphan Taksin, or hop on a ferry taxi and find yourself at the Taksin Pier in less than 10 minutes. Read More...
5-star | Club Lounge | River Views | Business Centre | Spa | Free Shuttle Boat to BTS
This luxury serviced residence just south of the Taksin Pier and the BTS Saphan Taksin Station features spacious one- to three-bedroom suites with sweeping river views. Each suite comes with a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with separate show and bathtub. The six dining venues offer an eclectic experience, whether alfresco style by the water’s edge, by the poolside, or with the backdrop of the cityscapes from the 36th floor. The scheduled shuttle boat service delivers guests to the BTS Saphan Taksin and Taksin Pier. Read More...
River City Shopping Complex & Pier
From Saphan Taksin BTS station, it takes 10 to 15 minutes upriver in the hotels' shuttle boats to reach The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers on the Bangkok side, right next to the River City Shopping Complex and pier. The River City Complex is well-known for beautiful art, antiques, quality tailors and other collectables. Next to it is an important pier that is a stop on the river taxi route, and a collection point for guests joining tours and dinner cruises. It is also possible to cross the river here with a ferry where an interesting local market (Khlong San Market) is tucked into an alley right next to the Millennium Hilton.
5-star | Spa | River and City Views | Executive Floors | Shuttle Boat to BTS | Internet in rooms
Unashamed pampering awaits at this award-winning, 28-storey luxury hotel. Each guest room and suite commands panoramic views, and is elegantly decorated and equipped to ensure utmost comfort and convenience. Memorable dining experiences at five different restaurants, three more casual venues, a world-class spa and great pool area are thrown in for your enjoyment. It is situated next to the River City Complex, and a shuttle boat takes guests to BTS Saphan Taksin a mere 10-15 minutes away. Read More...
Krung Thon Bridge / Upper Chao Phraya River
From the River City Shopping Complex, the Chao Phraya runs through Bangkok’s Chinatown, Phurat Textile Market and Saphan Phut Bridge, before entering the Old City, also called Rattanakosin Island. This is the historic part of Bangkok, where you will find important cultural and historical landmarks, such as The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, National Museum, The Royal Field, The Golden Mount and Wat Saket (The Giant Swing).
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