As stated previously the hotel was well located, near the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the amulet market, among other BKK attractions. The Wat Aurum was also nearby, on the other side of the river, but getting there wasn’t easy since it involved travelling by cab 30 minutes or taking a ferry. The hotel surroundings were kind of messy. Sidewalks were crowded with food, massage oils, ointments and other artifacts.
As for the hotel, building was nice, clean and the staff was extremely polite and helpful. Rooms were kind of tiny and maybe a little outdated. There were not department stores, big markets or shopping areas around, so if you are looking for that kind of entertainment, this is not the right hotel for you. Breakfast was simple but fine, and views were worth only if you stay in a full river view room, which are scarce.
It is also worth noticing that there is not sky train station at a walking distance from the hotel, so you might want to consider this fact, since sky train is the best way to move in BKK. Even though cabs are cheap, drivers speak little English and traffic is a mess.
I would say the Aurum is a nice hotel but nothing spectacular. I guess you could get a better deal for the same rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bangkok's riverside boutique hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Located in "Rattanakosin Island " the historical-cultural reserved area in the middle of Bangkok. Few minutes walk to the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho), Watpo Thai traditional massage school, and the Grand Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aurum The River Place Hotel Bangkok
- Aurum The River Place Bangkok