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Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd | Samrae Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand   |  
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“Beautiful hotel by the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two nights at the start of a trip. The hotel is beautiful - very elegant as you might expect from a five star resort. The food is very good although quite expensive and the breakfast amazing. They try to cater for everyone regardless of nationality and do it well.

The rooms are large and comfortable although the air conditioning unit was a little over zealous and would switch to 5 degrees Celsius automatically upon leaving the room and re-entering the room was little like walking into a fridge.

The location of the hotel is not so great - quite a substantial taxi ride to most places of interest.

Also the spa is very expensive and far beyond what you normally expect to pay.

As I needed to work a little whilst there, I needed to access wifi. There is wifi in the room also the charges are quite high. Alternatively there is free wifi in the lobby. The downside to this is that there are very few places to sit where a decent signal can be found.

A final gripe was that the lounge at the lobby level seems to be reserved for a select few - which leaves you feeling slightly as a second class citizen when attempting to work in the lobby.

Room Tip: Ask for river view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a lovely hotel to spoil yourself at. The rooms are a bit dated but they are redecorating them, we were offered one of those when we checked in but asked to pay 500baht per night extra.We declined as we paid a fair price already for a better room.
We had a high floor room and it had two huge beds with the best of flffy pillows and duvets. quite odd in the tropics, but so soft and comfy.
Other reviews will tell you about location etc. which is not so bad as all travelling around the city needs transport of some kind. Sadly there is nothing around this area to see if you like to walk.
The prices for food and drink are just too high, who's going to pay £6 for a bottle of designer water without flinching?
The boat to the hotel is regular and fun to use and the mall handy and cheap by comparison.

Room Tip: A high floor river view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

The bad: Ok it's far from bkk even if you use the free shutle boat but not too bad.
Eating onsite will cost you a fortune. No less than $100 for two ppl per meal. Afterall this is Thailand !It shouldn't cost that much. Their spa is wayy costly.
General cleanliness can be improved for a 5 star hotel.

The good: it's far from bkk yess..I mean you relaxxxx
Swimming pool is lovely, big and they give you towels everytime you go in. Poolside bar is nice. We had some pizza and mocktails. Nice..pricely for Thai but not too bad.
Heated jaccuzi is absolutely lovely :-)
They had a Michelline syle French chef, the meals were so nice, ultimate fine dinning with live music. Absolutely lovely. The dinner cost almost $140 for 2. Too much for thai, but not too much for fine dinning so it's up to you.
Room overlooking the river during sunrise is a waww
There is a mall just inside the hotel facing the entrance, cheap massages, food ,shopping etc..

Great stay, if you can get a cheap deal for something under $150 go for it.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

All the time I am in Bangkok I am stay at the Anatara. It is a beatiful hotel with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.
The rooms are very nice and also the restaurants are all high class expecially the Italian BRIO.
The service is so good and all the personell is doing everything to make happen what do you need.
This is an hotel to stay in BKK and enjoy Thailand.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our honeymoon and could not have asked for a better hotel. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough to help, we even got upgraded to a suite. The breakfast was great and there was something for everyone. The hotel shuttle service was useful and the staff on there so friendly. We would definitely recommend visiting asiatiques which is the shopping centre on the first stop up the river on the shuttle boat. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed at the Anantara for 3 days, and as everyone says the staff were all so lovely (special mention to Cake who looked after us at Reception). We felt really pampered and the location is absolutely ideal with the hotel boat leaving regularly into the city. Our room was extremely nice and the food was of special mention. The breakfast choice was absolutely fantastic, and kept us going for hours! Spent some time at the spacious pool - expensive eating there, however. But all round can certainly recommend staying there. Top marks to staff, location and food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

When you stay here it is hard to realise that you are in the middle of a huge city. This hotel on the riverside provides peace, tranquility and exquisite service. Rooms in de south wing are recently renovated and better then the rooms in the main building and north wing. But also for this rooms a renovation is planned. Breakfast is very good and it is difficult to choose what to eat with the huge range of products that represents all cultures. Even you are in an oasis of peace, the free shuttle boat brings you easily to the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd | Samrae Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bangkok
#15 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#18 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#22 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#22 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical Serenity In An Urban OasisSet on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Majestic palms swaying in the breeze. Spa treatments hidden within lush tropical gardens. Luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. Delectable meals fusing tastes from around the globe.Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Imparted with Thai tradition and legendary Anantara service, this exotic Bangkok resort offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the tranquil environment of your own private garden. Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of our 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies. Embrace the unique harmony of luxury and nature within this stunning Bangkok resort & spa. ... more   less 
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Anantara Riverside Spa And Resort
Anantara Riverside Hotel Bangkok
Marriott Bangkok Resort
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