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Baan Wanglang Riverside
Ranked #184 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great staff, clean rooms and central for the river taxis”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Not an easy place to find if you're a taxi driver as it turns out and, my oh my, make sure the taxi driver switches on the meter else you'll be threatened with the 'taxi mafia'….

A great place with the most ever so friendly and helpful staff. Great views of the river (if you can secure a room - we thought we had but were given a 'partial view' room - wasn't a problem.

The river is lively and vibrant in the morning and full of life. The Hotel is surrounded by busy narrow streets full of markets which are a joy to walk through. The hotel is close to the river taxi, - catch the cheap local one and not the more expensive tourist ones.

Great food on the terrace/bar but do book ahead.

The Grand Palace is a fab place but you should be aware of the options and, to be honest, bribes.

1) Cover up from toe to foot, including you, gentlemen
2) The market at Tha Chang Wat ferry terminal sells a variety of cheap shoes, shawls and trousers…..
3) You can 'rent' clothing at the Grand Palace - it's an additional queue to join & V.V expensive
4) Plenty of (western) girls were walking around the 'sacred' place in short skirts. There was a very rich security guy at the entrance taking bribes…..

True and honest

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Our room had a nice view of the sights including Wat Arun and the river! Very clean, free water and snacks, the bathroom had all the amenities you need from toothbrush to a shaving kit. The hotel has a nice restaurant overlooking the river, a beautiful lobby and a very cool cafe. Wifi is free and accessible every where in the hotel.

When we arrived our taxi driver was not sure where the hotel was located and called the hotel - within minutes the hotel tuk tuk came to pick us up. Very friendly and helpful staff. The neighborhood is great - there are eateries every where and there's a market.

I'll definitely come back to this hotel next time I am in Bangkok!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

On a recent trip to Thailand, my friend and I stayed at the Baan Wang for three nights. The staff was very nice and helpful, providing us with maps, directions, etc. We also took an overnight excursion and they kindly let us leave our bags there in their care. The bar upstairs is really cool and has a gorgeous view, and the staff and bartenders were so nice and friendly. The only issue with the place is that it is across the river, and we had two cab drivers who couldn't figure out the location and had to call the hotel for directions. The ferry is nearby, but doesn't run at night, so if you go out, you have to take a cab to get back. The hotel's business card has a map in it, so definitely bring that with you when you leave. The lobby is in a sort of alley, and it's confusing from the street. The hotel has a tuk tuk and they came to get us a few times, but it definitely created some confusion the first time. Another bonus is there is a street market right outside.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This hotel is in a fantastic location within Bangkok, positioned between two local boat piers making it very easy to get about. It boasts riverside views of the nearby Grand Palace, Wat Pho and also Wat Arun. All of which are best viewed best from the 342 rooftop bar but we had a good view from our balcony also. Facilities were good and rooms were spotless clean but what really made the hotel was the friendly and dedicated staff. No ask was too much, they were all very keen to help with directions, transport advise, tourist attractions, restaurants etc. you were always greeted with a smile and made to feel very welcome. For great panoramic views, great location, clean modern rooms and exceptional staff I couldn't recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

I had stayed here for two nights and it was quite a pleasant time I had experienced. Here are the positives, BEST VIEW EVER!!!! I could see an awesome view, since the hotel is located right next to Chao Phraya river and it is even better on the hotel roof top where there is the hotel bar up there giving me the unforgettable panoramic view and tasty cocktails. There is a local market you can take a look and do some shopping as well which is just right next to the hotel and it takes 2 minutes to go to a pier. The service is quite good, nothing to complain about. The overall hotel decoration is quite interesting since it seems they focus on a Thai traditional wooden theme.
Here are the negatives, you have to walk like 5-10 minutes from the hotel to the main road (However, there is a free transportation service). There is no parking space available. A restroom in the room I stayed is pretty small. And the accommodation here is quite pricey comparing to other hotels nearby.

Room Tip: Strongly recommend river front or panoramic suite, more expensive but worth it!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

The staff were all very welcoming and friendly. The two rooms both had great views up the river.
The Grand Palace and temple of Dawn lit at night added a special ambiance. Also the the view from the roof top Bar was spectacular. It is located across the river from the Grand Palace which makes it difficult to reach by taxi, sky train or subway but very accessible by express river boat which runs very often. We took it from the Sapan Taksin pier which is conveniently connected to the sky train system and the rest of Bangkok. Plus the ride on the river is cheap and very enjoyable passing many of Bangkoks icons along the way with welcoming breezes on a hot day.
The main reason we first chose this hotel was due to its location near a marathon event taking place next to the Kings hospital. The hotel is located next to the famous Wang Lang market making a myriad of tantalizing streets foods available right outside the door. Normally one would not choose to stay here because its out of the waylocation. However, after having stayed here only because of its proximity to our special event, we believe it is a great find because of the great views you only get from high end expensive hotels, great staff, very comfortable rooms with wifi, a market at your doorstep, only steps away from the express boat pier, making all of bangkok in easy reach on a breezy cheap river boat ride and if you want to connect to the sky train system just ride down to the Sapan Taksin Pier stop and the sky train is just steps away. Every time you want to go somewhere its like getting an almost free tour on the river with all of its choatic activity. We think we just found that special place to stay when in Bangkok. But please don't tell anyone. We don't want their prices to go up! Also, if you go their, there is a very unusual museum of anatomy located in the King's Hospital with many different cadavers in formaldehyde . If you like unusual museums you just have to check this out! Never seen anything like it!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view amazing!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Baan Wanglang Riverside
Address: 342 Soi Wat Rakang, Prannok Rd. | Siriraj Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #184 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
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Hotel Class:4 star — Baan Wanglang Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baan Wanglang Riverside is a newly established boutique hotel, situated by Chao Phraya River in Wanglang area - between Siriraj Pier and Wat Rakang Pier, which ensures a convenient connection to many of Bangkok's most famous tourist attractions. Standing amidst the lively vintage Wanglang Market (best known for its savory local food). Baan Wanglang Riverside is beautifully hidden away in a serene ambience of riverfront haven. ... more   less 
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