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River View Guest House

768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Aalborg, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good price, friendly, helpful staff. Nice and big rooms with great view of the river., clean but old. Stayed there with our 1,5 year old. Good rooftop restaurant. Love the area, very authentic and away from the crowds of khao san. Close to river boat transport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

RiverView Guesthouse is a very unique small guest house/hotel in a very special location. I had a chance to stay in this hotel for 2 nights in a dragon room. The room itself is in good size. We like the room and the service of the staff but our biggest complaint was the bathroom as the door was not working... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The guesthouse has surely seen better days and the room interior was not the best (we stayed in their City Delight room) bugs could be found in the bathroom but the fan was very much needed so if you're thinking about staying in one of their rooms that do not include a fan, I'd advise you to have water beside... More

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Riverview guesthouse was first recommended to me back in the 90's but my wife and I stayed here for the first time last year. When we came back to Bangkok again this year there was no question as to where we would stay. Now admittedly we booked the sweet breeze rooms (6-7 floor river side) and while more expensive than... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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
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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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Address: 768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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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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