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“Chao Phraya Riverside Resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred

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Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Nonthaburi
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Chao Phraya Riverside Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Good experience to stay here with resort style, enjoin with delicious Thai food at the riverside restaurant (Song Fang Klong), friendly staff, just near by Bangkok city center. Good view to do photo shooting and many activities to do, I went to Koh Kert tour by boat, very interesting with local Thai village.

Room Tip: Stay like home enjoin with 2 swimming pool
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suakrai
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 11 January 2013
Dear Suakrai,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred.

We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful colonial style hotel and made the most of all our modern facilities.

Thank you for also mentioning our Song Fang Klong Restaurant, which sits right beside the Chao Phraya River and offers a wide range of exquisite Thai dishes.

We hope you will be able to visit us again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Koh Chang, Thailand
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68 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

This is quite a different type of hotel for Bangkok. Located along a quiet spot on the river down an out-of-the-way soi which really does leave the bustle of Pak Kred far behind. In 5 minutes you are in absolute bedlam with scooters, tuk tuks, three wheeler bicycles loaded above their riders' heads and pedestrians all competing on the clogged roads. Just your usual SE Asia in other words!

It has a colonial style and feel about it, with the exterior being built like a fort. Rooms are very nice with clapboard style walls, wooden floors, marble bathroom, and a huge shower. The room has an alcove working space in addition to the dressing table.

The swimming pool located in the inner courtyard with plants around is one of the biggest I've seen, and deep all through. There is another swimming pool on the first floor overlooking the river (when you stand up).

Breakfast was included in our option, but not kept warm, even 30 minutes before closing. The very large dining area has an interesting decor. They have clearly spent money on fittings with lovely elaborate colonial style opening windows. There is another huge deck open to the river for eating.

Be warned that if you need a taxi, it takes a while to arrive because the staff have to go up to the road to hail them down. I guess this is a small price to pay to be out of the way.

We ate at the on site Italian restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised with their pizzas. Proper home made tomato base, a light and crispy base and generous toppings, accompanied by a really good Argentinian Malbec/Sangiovese wine available by the glass if you really have to, but we changed to a bottle once we tasted it!

We went to a concert at Impact Arena, not far away. The taxi there cost 80 baht, plus a tip. To get back, the rogues wanted 500 baht for the same journey because now you were a captive market with hundreds of other competing customers with no other way to get back from miles away who would otherwise be stuck for the night! (Clearly not a problem with the hotel, just something to be careful of.)

Room Tip: It would be better to be higher and on the riverside itself, not on one of the side rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Julian C
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 11 January 2013
Dear KC Saffas,

Thank you so much for your concise review of your recent stay at the Buddy Oriental Riverside at Pakkred.

Everyone here is pleased you liked our quiet, peaceful location right beside the Chao Phraya River. Sometimes, as you said in your review it is nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and yet still be safe in the knowledge that all the main areas of Bangkok are only a short taxi ride away.

We are also pleased you were impressed with our two swimming pools, especially the larger pool which makes up part of the main courtyard.

I have shared your online comment with the staff from our Italian Restaurant, Pazzo and they were delighted with the high praise you reserve for the food served there.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we all look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards

John

John Pettengell
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Virum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We had 2 nights at the hotel around the 1.11.2012 and we were very impressed by the beautiful hotel and our beautiful room No. 216. A small minus, our bedside light was so weak that we could not read in bed, which we like very much on vacations.
In our itinerary was a bike ride out to 4 temples, which was a good experience, the guide was very good, spoke nothing particularly English, but went anyway.
The next day we went on a boat trip to a nearby island, also a nice trip with the option of purchasing.
The same day we should have massage, and the experience is so great that it is difficult to describe. Everything worked so well, our introduction to massage, choice of massage oil and massage the ears, and the environment. A very nice experience.
The first night we ate at the restaurant, but there were some things that should be changed. There was no wine list, and a very cute waitresses were standing at our table: waiting for our order. It would have been nice to have some alone time to determine the menu.
All in all, the hotel and the staff so commendable.

Sincerely,
Henning Schou and Nancy Kristensen
Virum, Denmark

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HenaVirum
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Supoj P, Front Office Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 25 November 2012
Dear Hennning

Thanks for stayed with us with a nice program we do hope to have a good chance on the next time and will having fund at koh khed island also the spa therapist is always beside you.

Regrads

Supoj Pochana Mr.
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

A great hotel not too far from Bangkok/Don Muang Airport - and yet so quiet and relaxing. Part of a 3-night Bangkok hotel voucher stay. Rooms beautifully designed and decorated. Went on a very interesting boat trip. Staff were lovely. And the high point of my stay - a fantastic massage experience at their gorgeous spa facility. Looking forward to staying here again sometime in the future.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amanda L
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Supoj P, Front Office Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 30 September 2012
Dear Amanda

Thanks to stayed with us and glad to hear that we hope to have a chance to service and offer an alternative of sightseeing, massage also lot of promotions..looking forwards to welcoming to BDR..
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

I have chance to go to buddy riverside for meeting. The hotel is very nice decotated in Thai style. I bet you could not find any hotel with this price with the wooden floor. Moreover, staffs are ver friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great that you can enjoy river view as well as typical Thai lifestyle by the river. The restaurant have a great taste, eecially seafood.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Jiravit
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 11 January 2013
Dear Jiravit,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred.

We are delighted you had such a positive experience during your stay at our hotel and were impressed with all the different facilities we can offer here.

We hope you had a successful meeting. The Buddy Riverside is very well equipped with three large, spacious conference rooms, two of which can hold well in excess of 150 delegates.

We are pleased you also had the opportunity to sample some of the delicious Thai food from our Song Fang Klong Restaurant.

We look forward to your next visit to our “Diamond in Nonthaburi”

Kind Regards

John

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Good stay in an unusual location - a little bit out of the way but great when you get there. Views of the river life are fantastic, so you can see Thailand the way it was. Best of character and comfort in one place, with old world charm with all modern amenities. A great choice for something unusual

Room Tip: river view rooms are great
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chuck I
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Supoj P, Manager at Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred, responded to this review, 9 September 2012
Dear Chuk

Thank you for selecting Buudy Oriental Prakked and would looking forwards to welcoming again in the near further by upgrade to river view as your preferable...Regards../Supoj
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Bangkok
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

So nice to unwind from busy Bangkok ans so close too.
Our party of 6 families had such a great time, nothing is trouble, enjoy the place very much. Rooms are nice and clean. Staff is soooo nice. We did a leaving due an nothing was an issue, and we have been demanding :) Nice cocktail by the canons, a trip to Koh Prakket by long tail..... a superbe dinner by the river... for us all it was a superbe stay. All the kid between 6 to 12 had great fun too. Thanks to K Ake and K Tim for looking after us... and not too mention the Spa.... can only recommend the 3 hours package....

Room Tip: we had deluxe suite, connecting room. 220-221 are very nice, no view to the rver but direct access t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Valor06Bangkok
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Property: Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred
Address: 17/56 Moo.7 Sukhaprachasan 2 Bangpood Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Nonthaburi Province > Nonthaburi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Nonthaburi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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