We chose Anantara because Tripadvisor customers agreed it was easy to get transport via the river close to or near some good temples. This is true. We used the hotel's free shuttle to Asiatique (a great shopping and restaurant area) as well as the central boat express port. Taxis can take some time to get through traffic jams in this hustling big city. The rooms were nice, beds extremely comfy. The breakfast buffet was also outstanding but then you also pay for it ($25). The pool has plenty of lounge chairs and is also very lovely. Now for some 'bewares': local phone calls are astronomically expensive. We were charged $40 for a call to our guide on his cell phone (later the staff reduced it). The spa is very pricey. It was good but we've since had just as wonderful massages from street shops for a fraction of the price. Wi-fi is only available for free in certain areas of the hotel but not in your room (which is charged by the hour). All in all our stay was pleasant and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.