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Navalai River Resort
Ranked #34 of 1,186 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
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“Nice to start or end your trip”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

A comfortabel mid range place to stay. Clean, spacious and nicely deco rooms. If with child(ren): book a river view room. In the evening you can sit at the balcony enjoying a river breeze while kids are a sleep. Breakfast is great. Staff efficient and friendly. Tuk Tuk to Koh Sarn Road: 5 minutes.

Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Comfortable little hotel hidden away on the river not far from Khao San Road. Very handy for access to the riverboats, a short walk from Khao San Road and a short tuk-tuk ride from the Grand Palace and associated temples as well as Chinatown. Hotel is clean, staff are friendly and there is a small but very refreshing pool and bar on the roof. There is a restaurant attached called Aquatini which is a little expensive but serves nice food and is a good spot for a drink on the terrace next to the river. Breakfast is served here as well which is the fairly standard hotel breakfast for Thailand. Would stay here again if I happen to be in Bangkok.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

I loved this simple little hotel. Everything it needed to be. Amazing service. Really friendly staff. Great breakfast choice. A small but great pool and bar area on the roof. I had the serene corner room which was perfect for a couple. Quiet and plenty of room. Was impressed by the breakfast box they gave me on checkout for the Airport as I was missing breakfast! The little touches. Free wifi too. Would come back. The shower wasnt amazing as a downside and dinner at hotel bar a little overpriced as expected. But these are small things. The pier for River transport is right on your door step as is a whole host of great cheap eats!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Location on google maps is way off, search for Aquatini riverside bar instead!
(I've read this thanks to other reviewers so management: when are you going to fix it!?)

Stayed two night 3 friends for sightseeing around Bangkok.
Rooms are nice and spacious comfy beds and very nice balcony (although we weren't bothered to pay extra for a river view one). Roof top pool is a great plus, nice river view.
Breakfast was well worth the 250baht per person. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Location is superb right at the number 13 phra arthit ferry pier were you can easily access all bangkok a major tourist destinations like Wat arun, grand palace, asiatique etc.

Room Tip: If you are in a budget do choose a city view room but bring earplugs for the heavy traffic and noisy...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a deluxe double room with river view and we loved it. It was our last night after 3 weeks travelling around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and sitting on the balcony watching the sun go down made it really special. Very big room with a proper double bed (not twins pushed together).
Big rooftop pool with plenty of sun loungers and again an amazing view.
Excellent location. Right on the river ferry stop (one of my favourite things to do in Bangkok) which will take you to the grand palace, Wat Pho etc and 10 minute walk to Khao San road area.
Did not have breakfast so can't comment on that. Staff provided excellent directions.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Lovely hotel and roof top pool/bar is perfect for a relaxing day. Scenic views of the river and boats from the restaurant/bar. Loads of choices for breakfast. Kaoh San Road 5 minute walk away but loads of bars, eating places and shopping on the way there. Would definitely recommend staying here

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

This hotel was booked by our tour operator for us for the first two nights of our stay in Thailand. The room, whilst fairly large, well decorated, clean and with all the usual facilities, had one of the hardest beds, EVER (although after staying in 5 other different hotel/lodge rooms, Thais must like a hard matress - it was like sleeping on a wooden plank!). The hotel is well situated for Kao San Road (a must visit) and also the River Ferry Terminal it's only drawback was the noise from the surrounding bars - which didn't stop until first light! The rooftop pool was great with a nice bar and breakfast on the terrace was varied and hot.

Good - great location, nice pool area, clean and serviceable rooms, free wifi and computer terminals available for guest use
Bad - noise from the nearby bars (ask for a room at the rear, overlooking the river)

Don't think that, as you had worn the slippers in the room, that they are complimentary. Oh no! I made that mistake and either had to pay for them or ferret around in my bag (which had already been loaded into a minivan for the next part of our trip). Slippers are obviously recycled - yuk!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the back to avoid the karaoke from the nearby bars.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Navalai River Resort
Address: 45 / 1 - 2 Phra Athit Rd | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #34 of 1,186 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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