We stayed at the New Siam Riverside several times during our last trip en route to and from other destinations. The location is great, near Rambutri Street which has a much nicer atmosphere than Khao San Road (also nearby), and has lots of restaurants and street food. The hotel is also near the pier where you can catch the boat to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, or Chinatown. We had a standard room, which was just fine. Once we were upgraded to a superior room which was pretty much the same but bigger. The rooms are clean and comfortable with A/C, TV and a safe. You do need to make a request in order to get your room cleaned daily. There is a good buffet breakfast and a pool which is fairly small and has some loungers and several chairs. There is a good travel agent desk in the lobby where they helped us make some travel arrangements, and they can also book airport shuttles for you for 150 THB per person. All in all, it is a great place to stay in Bangkok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Siam Riverside is a luxurious guest house located right beside the Chaophraya River at the heart of Bangkok's tourist district. All of our rooms come with a safe, a mini fridge, satellite TV, bedside control, and a latex foam bed. Additionally, a breakfast buffet is included in the room price. New Siam Riverside features a large patio by the river where you can relax and enjoy a delicious meal from our restaurant, or go for a swim in our pool. We also offer an airport taxi service, Thai massage, and a tour service. New Siam has always been dedicated to providing our guests with the same care and attention we would give to a guest in our own home. The guest house is located within walking distance of a number of great tourist attractions including: the grand palace, Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (with the great reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (the temple of dawn), the national theater, the national museum, Thammasat University, and Khaosan Road. ... more less