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“Nice hotel in a good location at the end of 5 weeks travelling!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Navalai River Resort
Ranked #35 of 1,128 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
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Preston, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in a good location at the end of 5 weeks travelling!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

After 5 weeks of travelling we wanted a couple of nights in a nice hotel but still in a good location to go shopping and go to Khosan road in the evenings - this hotel was perfect! Lovely setting by the river (although we had a view of the city from our room) and this is where you have breakfast. The breakfast was the best we'd had in Asia, but not surprised as you can pay 250 baht per person for breakfast even if your not staying here. The private pier is great for exploring Bangkok, and it only costs 100 baht or less to get the main shopping malls. Khosan road is 10 minutes walk away so good for evenings.

Nice big rooms with everything you could want. However, for £70 a night I didn't actually think the quality of rooms was that much better than rooms we'd paid £30 or less a night for elsewhere in Asia! a couple of the tiles on the floor were cracked, and the bath/shower had seen better days. The shower didn't stay up so I had to take it off the stand when showering (unless you under 5ft tall and could get under it!!).

Also, the swimming pool didn't look the cleanest. The area around it and sunbeds was lovely, but the pool clearly had green scum lines all the way round!!

Overall we enjoyed our stay, but a couple of things made us think was it worth paying double what we had elsewhere & apart from breakfast nothing else was any better. Maybe you pay for setting/location i.e. riverside.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights prior to sarting a tour. ( Sadly we had to move to the Bangkok cente for the trip which in comparison was awful). The rooms were vbery comfortable, airy and particularly clean. We had a room on the 4th floor with a balcony overlooking the river. This was excellent value for money. Spent time watching people from the balcony. We were on the ferry route so it made the hotel an excellent choice for travelling around. Breakfast was good. ( we learnt that breakfast in SE asia wasn't up to much but here it is)

Staff were very helpful, particularly the youg man who persevered in gettnig us a taxi!

Close to the Khao San road area though a little out of the centre. The ferry made up for this. Good restaurants nearby.

Would recommend this withoout hesitation.

Room Tip: Have a room overlooking the river
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was our accommodation for the first night of our trip to South East Asia. We were very impressed by the room and the resort itself. It was clean, exotic and exactly what you want in luxury accommodation. The hotel was very peaceful and the breakfast was delicious. The pool was beautiful and being on the roof had an interesting aspect over the city. Also the location was excellent, although it is far from the airport which we arrived at and the taxi driver definitely took us on the long route to get there. Very close to Khao San Road, we really enjoyed walking there for dinner and shopping, where there was a fun atmosphere and some great street side stalls. We also took the ferry at the back of the hotel straight to the Grand Palace which was quick, cheap and easy. Later we hired a tuk-tuk back here from the BK shopping centre which didn't cost much and was a fun journey. Would highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely stay here again if visiting Bangkok.

Room Tip: We didn't have a view of the river but we still had a lovely room and were not bothered by noise...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

A stylish hotel in a great area of Bangkok.The rooms with a river view are great and well worth the extra cost for both ambience and quietness. The pool on the roof top is small but adequate enough for relaxing and offers good bar and food service. Staff are pleasant and friendly.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marthar R
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Siam Reap Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Choose this hotel because of it's view and location. It overlooks the river and is in an interesting part of Bangkok. Room was clean and well presented. Decent sized balcony that overlooks the river where you can watch the people get on and off the jetty to the many river boats. This is the reason we booked here as we saw it last time we were in Bangkok. Friendly and helpful staff Good breakfast with a lot of choice. The bed though large was firm like many throughout Asia. Good roof top pool
Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Plenty of market shopping.
Easy to get to other parts of Bangkok by boat and metro
I do feel that it is a bit overpriced for the area.

Room Tip: Pick the one with the balcony facing the river the rest might be cheaper but no good for people watc...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We've stayed in this hotel before, this is our second time to stay again. The quality & service always the same as last time. The location is the best, the west side is near the river bank and the east side is near the main Khaosan road.

Room Tip: The room in the west wing near the river & less noisy
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

The hotel was in a great location,right next to the ferry which is cheap and convenient to use.walking distance to all thr shops and restaurants.it really comes alive at night.the hotel was spotlessly clean.we had a city view room which was a really good size.the only downside is the noise from the locals bar opposite the entrance to the hotel.there was a live band every night till 1am and then the noise continued until 3am most nights.we are a young couple so didnt expect it to bother us,however the music was even too loud for us and we struggled to sleep through it.i would stay in a riverside room next time.overall though a lovely stay

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Navalai River Resort
Address: 45 / 1 - 2 Phra Athit Rd | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 1,128 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Navalai River Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Navalai offers a hip design, unlike any other city hotel. You can find this extraordinary experience of Oriental Chic Boutique and be inspired by historical and social context of hotel location. 74 unique and stylish rooms are decorated in four different themes: Artist; Thai-lifestyle; Colonial-influenced; and Rattanakosin heritage. This uniquely designed hotel is the ideal place for honeymooners and travelers who look for a unique life style. ... more   less 
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