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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Navalai River Hotel Bangkok
- Navalai River Bangkok