My wife and I stayed at the TheRiverSideBangkok apartments for four nights in January 2013. We stayed in a 21st floor studio apartment called the Narcissus. A few issues prevented us from giving it a 5 star rating (see below). The building is located directly across the Chao Phraya River from the Saphan Taksin river taxi and BTS stops. A ferry that runs every 15 minutes during peak time and every 30 minutes off-peak shuttles you across and back. The best aspects of our stay were the excellent view over the river, the smiling doorman who greeted us as we entered and exited the building, the relaxing ferry ride to and from Saphan Taksin, and the roomy and modern design of the apartment. Contacting Peter to provide transport from/to the airport was worth the 700 THB fare. Our driver, Mr. Viwatt, was prompt, courteous, and a pleasure to talk with making the trip enjoyable and hassle-free.
All is not perfect, however, and being that this was advertised as a luxury apartment, our expectations were higher for the Narcissus over the other more inexpensive hotels we stayed at in our three country visit. Two issues prevented us from giving this apartment 5 stars. First, the wifi connection was very poor. It was not a wonder when after using Speedtest.net, we clocked it at 0.25 Mbps download the first day then slowing to 0.04 Mbps by the fourth day making it impossible to log on to the internet. It went from slow to unusable. We had asked one of the apartment managers about resetting the router but was told that the router was located in the ceiling and was not so easy to reset. A second issue was that the TV had a noticeable blue line running vertically down the middle of the screen. This said, the apartment was still a haven to return to from the noise and chaos outside. At then end of the day, we always looked forward to the ferry ride across the river and relaxing in the apartment.
- excellent view overlooking Chao Phraya River
- quiet setting away from the noise and crowds of Bangkok
- friendly doorman
- convenient ferry to and from Saphan Taksin river taxi and BTS stops
- roomy and modern apartment
- TV with good selection of DVD's
- small stereo with a selection of CD's
- airport transport worth the extra money
- slow wifi with no easy way to reset router
- tv has blue line running down the middle of the screen
If wifi is important, make sure router can be reset easily.
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Many thanks for the review and feedback, we did experience Wi-Fi problems over the new year with our provider but they have been solved now, in addition we will make the router accessible.
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We will also look into the TV problem with the blue line.
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