We travelled to Bangkok as a family in September 2012 for a wedding. The wedding took place at the hotel, which was why we stayed here. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful, although there are a few things to note: firstly, we were travelling with our 3 & 6 year kids, who absolutely LOVED the hotel, although for those of you who have - shall we say - very "active" children, you may want to be on your guard. The breakfast area has an outdoor seating area that is right on the river. There is a railing, but you may want to supervise your child, as if they climbed up onto the railing, they could easily fall into the river below - and when i say river, i mean THE river that flows through Bangkok! Also, there are ponds around the pool with water lilies floating in them. They look very pretty & my 3 year old (who is not a naughty child) went to have a closer look & fell in (she thought she was stepping on to grass). It wasn't above her head, but nonetheless, I would not have wanted her to swallow any of the muddy water & she got a big fright. But apart from that, thisisan absolutely wonderful hotel. The breakfast is AMAZING - you name it, they have it. The staff put bread out every morning so that hotel guests can feed the catfish in the river. They also have someone playing music, or flower arranging in the hotel lobby, which the kids loved. There is a kids club, but my two weren't that interested - there weren't any other children there, so I think they would rather be with us. We got a suite rather than two rooms (it was cheaper that way) and the bathroom was the largest I have ever seen (apart from the honeymoon suite). We had an extra bed in the room , which was enormous, but I would have preferred that the lounge area of the suite was separate to the bedroom area, that way we could have put the kids to bed without having to go to bed ourselves. The chocolate cafe was sooo yummy, but quite expensive (not surprising, really). The boat across the river was really handy and much faster than travelling any other way. All in all, a magnificent place to stay, although if you want to be in the heart of things,then this isn't for you. It took quite a while to get to any of the major shopping centres.