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
- 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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