Set amongst mature gardens on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this lovely five star hotel allows guests to experience resort living, but with the added bonus of being only a short distance from Bangkok famous sights including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, which are on the opposite bank of the river. It takes around 15 minutes to cross the water on the complimentary shuttle from Saphan Taksin pier (where you will find a BTS skytrain stop).Although the hotel isn’t in central box, there is plenty to do onsite, with 11 restaurants serving a range of international cuisines including Thai, international, Italian, Japanese and Polynesian.
For an extra special evening, make a booking on the hotel’s rice barge dinner cruise. There are plenty of facilities too, including a pool area with large sun terrace, fitness centre, a children’s club that is staffed during the day. Rooms at the hotel have a vintage colonial vibe, decorated with natural tones and wood and there are private balconies overlooking the water or the gardens. In-room facilities include wireless internet, television with DVD player and an iPod dock so you can play your own tunes.