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“Perfect Boutique on the River”
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Riva Surya Bangkok
Ranked #17 of 862 Hotels in Bangkok
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Perfect Boutique on the River”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in a river view room. Excellent location with an easy walk to the Royal Palace and Khao San Road. The room is spacious, spotless, and has very stylish decor. Pictures on their website are very accurate to what you will find. Fantastic view of the river and very powerful and effective air conditioning. The units that had an outdoor balcony overlooking the pool and facing the river looked fantastic...will definitely book that if I return. Very friendly and helpful staff...always smiling and wanting to help. We ordered the burger from the room service menu the first night and it was fantastic.Directly in front of the hotel on the river you can hire a boat for an hour-long canal tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We tried to order it the following night, but room service was already closed and I believe it was only around 10:30. On a side note, the tuk tuk drivers in front of and around the hotel are the most dishonest we encountered on our 3-week Indochina trip, so avoid.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

From the moment we walked in the door at 2 a.m. after a LONG flight from the U.S., the wonderful team at Riva Surya was attentive, helpful and showed incredible hospitality.

Every time we stepped out of the elevator or returned from a day out exploring in Bangkok, the staff greeted us warmly and always stopped what they were doing to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Staff was always quick to help us with taxis and with finding our way around town. Any request we had, such as more towels, was always fulfilled quickly. We could barely get back to our room before the towels arrived!

The room was beautifully appointed and comfortable. Lots of space to spread out, great amenities, and nicely decorated. The pool area on the river was perfect for lounging in the hot afternoons with a drink. It provided a little bit of a resort feel even though we were right in the thick of the city. Access to the ferry was also great and made getting around extremely easy.

If we ever get the chance to come back to Bangkok, we will definitely be staying at Riva Surya!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We recently stayed at the Riva Surya Hotel in Bangkok and would just like to say what a brilliant hotel this is! We had spent two weeks on holiday in the south of Thailand in Krabbe and at short notice decided we would like to have our last night in Bangkok before flying home to the UK. The hotel is in an excellent location being right by the river . For someone with only a short time (ie 48 hours) in the city it is close to all the major tourist attractions and you can get an all day ticket from which will allow you to stop off at the sites up and down the river.. The staff were courteous , friendly and more than helpful in every way. We were allowed to use the facilities long after midday on our check out day which made all the difference. We had a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the river . The hotel is stylish and very comfortable. Will hope to revisit.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

This is now my 4th stay @ Riva Surya and each time it's like experiencing it for the first time..

As soon as you walk through the main gate you can leave the chaotic Bangkok behind and find an oasis of peace and tranquility

Location is great for the grand palace, Kho San road (a few minutes walk away) and river transport into downtown Bangkok.

On this trip there was no need to venture far from the front door to experience the Thai hospitality and experiences you only come to expect each time.

Staff are friendly, helpful and very accommodating to any request.

Can't wait to come back and experience this property again and again

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

The Riva Surya is located on walking distance of the Royal Palace and the Wat Po. In the streets around the hotel are many bars, restaurants, shops, etc. Location: perfect! The rooms are very nice and clean, with good airconditioning and with the best beds I ever had in a hotel. Good food, a very nice swimmingpool with a nice view on the Chao Praya River and a very friendly, helpfull and capable staff. Hotel and service: perfect!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful. It was the first stop on our honeymoon and we loved it. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It's close and easy to get to all the sites via tuk tuk or river taxi but make sure you spend some time by the pool.
Would not hesitate to return to this hotel on our next visit to bangkok :)

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eugene
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed for about a week with our 2 year old son. Everyone was very sweet with him which really made the difference. We had to take him to the hospital during our stay and everyone was very conscientious of that and helped us out every way they could.

The food was very good as well as the pool. I would highly recommend this hotel. In fact, our parents are going to stay here in a few weeks due to our stay.

Thank you to everyone at Riva Surya.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Property: Riva Surya Bangkok
Address: 23 Phra Arthit Road | Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #17 of 862 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riva Surya Bangkok 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Along the Chao Pharya River in the heart of Bangkok, Riva Surya is surrounded by some of the city’s most treasured historical sites. A Sixty eight-room boutique hotel, Riva Surya adds a touch of style and charm to this bustling locale. Surrounded by cultural treasures and within walking distance of the lively entertainment district of Khoa San Road, Riva Surya gives you direct access to many popular sites and connects you to the city center via a distinctive mode of transportation, the river boat. ... more   less 
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