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Riva Surya Bangkok
Ranked #22 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
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“Excellent Hotel, Staff, Room, View and Food!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Whether you take the water taxi or a car taxi to this hotel, it is excellence at its best. Food, drink, sleep quality, rooms and river view, it has it all. A bit of a drive from the airport but well worth it for the ambiance and the views! Barges and tug boats along with river taxis and long tail taxis everywhere along the river!

Room Tip: There are only good rooms with views at this hotel!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel located on the river front near the Grand Palace and Kao San Road. Good pool and restaurant. Very good rooms especially if with river view. Street facing rooms may be noisy due to the busy street.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

5 mins walk to the mayhem of Khao San Road
The river taxi stop is literally at the hotel
Plenty of restaurants and bars in the area
Hotel is spotless and the staff are very helpful
Pool looks out onto the river

Had a non river view room and the noise from across the street was annoying
It wouldn't stop me staying there again though

Room Tip: River view rooms mean you wont hear any noise from across the street!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed here for two nights on a stopover and it was well worth the drive from the airport. Located right on the Chao Praya river, this hotel is a fabulous place to stay. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The pool area is right on the water with a deck made for sitting and sipping cocktails while you watch life on the river go by. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location is handy for the major attractions, river cruises and local restaurants. As it is a newish hotel, however, remember to take the address with you as some taxi drivers had trouble finding the place. If you are after a smaller, boutique hotel in Bangkok, this is the place. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: It is worth the upgrade to a river room with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Currently staying at the Riva Surya and am finding it the perfect place to stay in the hustle, bustle and heat of Bangkok. The rooms are of a high standard. River view room with a balcony especially. The food is also of a good standard even if a little expensive. Breakfast provides excellent variety. Pool area is chilled and needed after a hot day sightseeing. A stones throw from the nightlife of Khoa San road and a little walk to the Grand Palace and Wat Po (must see places to visit!) off for a chilled beer at the bar!
You will enjoy!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The Riva Surya has become our favourite boutique hotel in Bangkok - chosen originally last year for its proximity to the Grand Palace and the Khao San Road and the view over the river, we returned this time to find that K. Wit and the team remembered us and were even more friendly and welcoming than before. Calming neutral decor in a pleasing mix of modern and Thai traditional styles, wonderfully evocative floral decorations, cooling fresh drink on arrival, all staff smiling, chatty, helpful with every small detail, beds supremely comfortable. K. Wit highly knowledgeable about all the attractions on offer, ready to provide advice on which is good value and suitable for your family. Breakfast is a feast, with a variety of Western and Asian buffet items, plus omelettes etc to order. Oh, and the masseur is the best I have experienced snce my first visit to Thailand 25 years ago!

Room Tip: We had the most basic room and it was very comfortable and quite large, with a huge super-king size...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Great location! Near a market, The Grand Palace, and Kao San Road (if the night scene interests you). The staff was very accommodating and helpful, super nice. The atmosphere at the hotel was great--beautiful pool/ lounge/ bar/ restaurant area where you have a great view of the boats. Can relax, play the various games offered, get a massage, or sip on some cocktails.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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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 #22 of 858 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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