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River View Guest House

768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed at the River View in 1992 and over the years have often recommended it to friends but with all the lodging available in Bangkok now, there are many better possibilities at lower prices. To be sure, the location is excellent (once you figure out how to get there) and the terrace restaurant has a terrific view---but anyone... More

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River View G, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Khun facinho, Thank you for taking your time to give us review. As for the elevator, please sincerely accept my apology for your inconvenience. At that time, we wished to fix the problem as soon as possible, but our elevator maintenance contractor was shorted of staff as well. And due to the safety concern, we only left to last... More

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

To describe the River View Guest House as disgusting makes it sound misleadingly charming. Flea ridden. Filthy. Rancid. Acrid. Rotten. Contagious. Toxic. Repugnant...am I painting a clear picture? It is unclear whether or not the room they put me in (646!) was even a legitimate guest room. Where to begin? Well, for starters there was an industrial style, outdoor, standing... More

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River View G, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Khun Sheila J, After reading your review, I immediately called a staff meeting to tell them that we have to sincerely thank you for all your feedback, as you have taken your time will help us raising our standard and make us better. Please sincerely accept my apology for everything. The warning was given to the responsible staffs. The... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This place is great. A friend and I stayed in some new rooms which were essentially just blocked off areas of the stairwell so to be honest I wouldn't recommend them. But they were dirt cheap and having peaked in other rooms they looked lovely. What makes this place awesome is the rooftop terrace with restaurant and bar. It has... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

a little difficult to get there, especially at night. (taxi drivers had a problem too, and we showed them the address in thai) big guesthouse, with lots of rooms. we had the urban chic room, concrete, spacious and a big bed. restaurant on the 8th floor, fantastic view over the river! go there for a sunset drink! guesthouse is 10... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had a room on 7th floor with balcony overlooking Chao Phraya river. Could sit out day or night and watch barges on river and 4 other kinds of boats. Close to express ferries with 16 stops and easy to travel. In Chinatown with interesting places to walk to. They give you phone number for cab driver to get directions... More

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Paris, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

large choisse of room for several budget, from 300 bath (dorms) to 1800 bath. Cheepest room very simple, nowhere to put you close . People at the reception lovely and really helpfull. The must in the restaurant on the top floor with reasonable price (150 bath for most dish and cocktail), quiet most of the time. Quality of the food... More

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I must admit, we didn't actually stay at the Guest House. Bangkok friends took us to the roof top bar/restaurant for the extraordinary view - 260 degrees over the main river! There are probably many other places where you could get a similar view, but here the beer and food is significantly cheaper, less crowded and you can just sit... More

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20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I landed in Bangkok on a quiet Sunday morning and went for breakfast on the rooftop. Easy to find with GPS and the view is stunning, but the place was deserted. My breakfast was ok, apart from the horrible white sliced bread- why no fresh crusty baguette, there's a bakery nearby. Thinking to stay, I looked at a couple of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in a young travelers room, which was just build in the stairways. The room was very very hot during the day, but the view was nice. Upstairs, the rooftop bar and view were great! The food in the beautifully renovated rooftop restaurant was a pleasant surprise as well. A hidden gem. Phon (the afternoon... More

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Marseille, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The personal is perfect, we are extremely happy to choose this one. Restaurant is the same...we will come back without hesitation. We have difficulty booking one flight for going on our travel and the person of the welcome office helped you with a very good professionalism, kindness and smile. Thank you for all. See you soon...

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Also Known As:
River View Guest House Hotel
River View Guest House Hotel Bangkok
River View Hotel
River View Bangkok
Address: 768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #406 of 746 hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated "River Vibe Restaurant & Bar" is open. With Thai and European menu, extensive cocktail and wine lists, you can enjoy the moment with definitely 7-star view over Chao Praya River. "See.., feel.., and breath REAL Bangkok living." Established in early 1980s, River View Guest House is a family-run budget guest house which offers a truly unique experience. It is hidden among small alleys of Chinatown’s Talad Noi area, but it is very famous the breath-taking view over Chao Praya River. Serves International tourists for decades, River View Guest House is recognized world-wide and honored to be listed in world’s most respectable guide books such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Frommer’s, Guide Routard, Fodor’s, so as to be named. ... more   less 
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