Sala Arun

Sala Arun

47-49 Soi Ta-tien, Maharat Road Phraborummaharajchawang, Phranakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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4.0
#13 of 172 guest houses in Bangkok
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
3.9
SalaArun is an opulent boutique hotel located in the middle of Ratanakosin Island. The hotel's classical Asian contemporary facade hides a wealth of rich colors and modern facilities. Lush brocade upholstery and paintings compliment Turkish glass chandeliers creating a cozy welcoming home in the heart of Bangkok. All attractions including Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha Temple, Flower Market are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Temple of Dawn is opposite Sala Arun - across the river.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Rooftop bar
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

47-49 Soi Ta-tien, Maharat Road Phraborummaharajchawang, Phranakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Bangkok Intl Airport
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Don Muang Airport
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Lumpsy wrote a review Nov 2022
Oakham, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has a great location, close to Grand Palace and Wat Pho (home of the reclining Buddha) and overlooks the river and Wat Arun. The breakfast was good and on a terrace by the river, and the Eagles nest bar was very popular, but very expensive! The next door hotel had a nicer rooftop bar and was much cheaper. The room was comfortable, but starting to look tired. The staff were helpful when we had no hot water and fixed it quickly.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Marie M wrote a review Dec 2023
Chiang Mai, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great. I will list all the pros first.
1. best view of Wat Arun on one side of the hotel and the Grand Royal Palace on the opposite side
2. Roof top bar is cozy and wait staff are wonderful
3. Rooms are clean as is the bathroom
4. The sheets and the duvet are the silkiest and softest of any hotel we have stayed at. we would stay again just because the sheets were that great! We have stayed at high end luxury hotels and resorts with scratchy sheets. Sala Arun has the best comfy bed and best sheets and duvet ever. We were in room 801 so I do not know if all rooms have the same quality bed
5. Breakfast inckudes egg choice or Asian Boiled rice with chicken or shrimp...both delicious choices though the buffet has only two boxed cereal choices plus fresh fruit, juices, and pain au chocolate and croissants.
6. View rooms are more expensive, we chose not to have a good view as we could enjoy it on the roof
Cons:
1. Stairs, no lift. We do not mind, I am 75 and I like stairs, exercise to me
2. TV we had the staff show us how to get channels, but we were not able to get TV channels later
3. The bar manager or the man who seemed to be the bar manager on the roof, had a very very loud voice and he made the evenings happy hour UNHAPPY and Unromantic, Staff were wonderful but in Thai culture, staff cannot send a complaint to a manager, especially if the manager IS the complaint. So we enjoyed one evening of our multiple day stay at this roof top bar and then we went next door to the other roof top bar with not as perfect a view of Wat Arun, but very good, because it was quiet and romantic, In fact, if you sat closer to the wall of the Sala Arun roof top bar, you could hear that man's loud voice!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring ear plugs if you stay during a holiday
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Sylm Raj wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel serves an amazing view of wat Arun however the service and quality require more to be done. The sunrise from the room is just amazing and the rooms are okay kitted with looking tired and desperately needing refreshing. No breakfast included however the restaurant on the ground floor is pretty decent.
Staff were very transactional as asked to contact booking.com for the problems regarding incorrect room being allocated (not as described in the pictures)
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Facing Wat Arun sunrise worth it,.
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Mike wrote a review Mar 2020
Europe
2.0 of 5 bubbles
You get a nice view from your tiny ledge of a balcony but little else.
The rooms are tiny and dated, the bathroom shower was weak.
The corridors leading to the rooms smelt like damp dog.
Very overpriced for what you get and not a great area of Bangkok for evening entertainment.
The icing on the cake was when we went to the roof top bar for some drinks.
We were there ten minutes before advertised opening time and there was two free tables by the edge.
However a empty bottle of wine had been placed on one and a handbag on the other.
We approached the table with the empty bottle of wine on it and the man shouted at us ‘no no this is reserved for the boss’
We sat on another table and he brought us the menus. I gave him the tickets for our complimentary drinks as hotel guest and he muttered ‘complimentary drinks’ and walked off.
We would have stayed and had a few overpriced drinks if we didn’t get treated to like that but I decided not to give this place anymore of my money.
Don’t bother, it’s a rip off, there are far better and cheaper places to stay in Bangkok and you can easily get to all the attractions in this area during the day anyway.
The only saving grace was being able to relax on the balcony with some beers from 7:11 with the same view as the pretentious bar upstairs.
I would stay here again for that, if they dropped their prices by about 50%.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tayo_jang wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t see anything that capable to claim as 4 stars except the view. Gorgeous view but not a service. First when you book the room make sure you see the river or the temple asking them exact view you want to see otherwise you may wasting your money to see the tree blocking your view, secondly the blind not fully close (it isn’t cover the door) so when you turn the light on at night, ppl may can see you naked in your room. Third, I think if they can fix staff service mind would be a lot better. I prefer to stay in a cozy room like your asian style grandmom’s house so I chose this hotel but not a first impression since unwelcoming greeting staff in the fist place. Just try if you think I am too picky or I am.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TheresaKotthoff wrote a review Jun 2022
Berlin, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came there for the view and reading previous reviews I expected the place to be noisy. I chose a river facing room which was clean and had a small balcony.
The first night someone in the room above was super loud, luckily I only experienced this in the first night. Can be noisy if the people above you like to jump around. The other nights were calm, also didn’t hear much of the rooftop bar. Just when a group of drunk tourists went down I could hear anything, once.
So it wasn’t as loud as anticipated and I liked the hotel. Staff was friendly too.
Not sure if it’s due to currently lower numbers of tourists but around the hotel there’s not much to do, no bars etc (there’s grand palace etc, plenty of daytime activities, but no nightlife).
If you happen to come back from a late massage .. after 10 am restaurants are closed. There’s also no street food at that time.
Recommend this place for a few nights, the view is incredible.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Make sure to book the room facing the direction you want to see.
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angie c wrote a review May 2023
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room is old small smell. Pipes is stink. Customer service hard to contact . Price is 4 star but service is very poor. Not recommended . You Will disappointed . Management is not professional. I asked them to solve problem pipes but they don’t answer anything . I swear will not come again buy Sala Arun
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t booking
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JOM Paritchawan wrote a review Jul 2022
Phuket Town, Thailand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I expect to bring my parents to stay and enjoy view opposite Wat Arun. It’s brought first night impression to our family. My children really enjoy the stay. We stay in Deluxe Room which has amazing view as we expected. Nothing you need more. Staff are so gentle and helpful. Price is acceptable. Eagle’s Nezt Bar has stunning view and drink options. Once you visit Bangkok, I recommend starting the stay at this location.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brad wrote a review May 2014
Hong Kong, China
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at Sala Arun in Bangkok and had a lovely stay. This hotel is well situated along the riverside, near Wat Po, providing comfortable boutique quality hotel rooms with excellent views of the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun. We would happily return to Sala Arun for another stay next time we are in Bangkok.

Pros
Booking and Check-in: Reservations made through www.booking.com. Check-in was expedient upon arrival, luggage storage available if you arrive prior to the scheduled 2pm check-in. Staff members were pleasant, polite and helpful throughout our stay.

Location: Hotel was well situated along the river just 3-4 minutes walk from the entrance to Wat Po. It was a nice experience watching life on the river during our stay. The Bitter Deck ground floor restaurant and the Eagle Nest rooftop bar provided additional opportunity to enjoy the outstanding views of the river as well as Wat Arun on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya. We also found nice dining opportunities in the area of Sala Arun. Favourites included ESS Deck and the Inn a Day restaurant.

Room: Well decorated, tastefully furnished room, with nice space, a private terrace with river views, spacious bathroom with modern fixtures and toiletries. Bed was large and comfortable, providing very good rest. Room included TV with satellite - offering plenty of English channels, stocked fridge, coffee and tea station replenished daily, a small safe and wifi that worked well. Importantly, the A/C also worked well, providing instant relief after coming in from a day of sightseeing in the punishing heat of the city.

Breakfast: Room stay came with morning breakfast out on the Bitter Deck tables. We tried the western option one morning and found this to be okay. Other mornings we had the Pad Thai (note this comes with fresh prawn unless otherwise specified) which was very good. Breakfast was served with coffee/tea and there were fresh fruits and fruit juice as well.

Eagle Nest Rooftop Bar: Atop the Sala Arun hotel is the very nice, 360 degree rooftop bar, which we found to be a great venue to watch the sun go down in Bangkok. Night views of Wat Arun from the Eagle Nest were superb.

Cons:
Location: While well located, it takes a bit of effort to find Sala Arun the first time. It is located at the end of a side street branching off Maharat Street, just look for the multi-story, reddish-orange coloured building. That is Sala Arun. There is a map of the hotel you can download from the Sala Arun website that is helpful if you need a taxi from the airport.

Safe: The room safe was large enough for passports, important paperwork and small cameras but too small for laptops and larger camera equipment.

No Lift: There is no lift in the Sala Arun building. While this won't be an issue for many people, it will be for those with mobility concerns. You do have to walk up stairs to get to your room and the rooftop bar.

Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay at Sala Arun. This hotel gets the important things right and is very reasonably priced for what it is offered. The location, room quality, views and having access to important attractions and nice dining in the area, makes this a no-brainer hotel recommendation as well as a place we would happily return to during future trips to Bangkok.
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Date of stay: May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Highly recommend rooms with views of the Chao Phraya River.
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JennyN696 wrote a review Oct 2012
Dallas, Texas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although, upon first arrival you will think you have been taken to the wrong place, once you get there, the views and general location make up for the trip down the alley you take to get there. Our rooms had amazing views of Wat Arun, really stunning. And you are across the street from Wat Pho, and just down the road from the Grand Palace and the temple of the emerald Buddha, all must sees while you are in Bangkok. In the mornings, if you walk towards the Grand Palace, you will see the Buddhist monks asking for alms and giving blessings to people who give the alms, quite a site. The staff was also very helpful and the breakfast was good. There is some construction going on next door, so if you are in a room adjacent to that wall, it can get loud during the day. But the noise stops early in the evening...
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Monica I asked a question May 2018
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia12 contributions
Hai, can i stay in deluxe apartmen for 3 people? Thank you
Answer from William T
Bangkok, Thailand347 contributions94 helpful votes
By Taxi it will take about 40 minutes to Sala Arun if you take the expressway. Which airport will you be flying from? Traffic will be light on Sunday morning. So, to either airport should take about 30 - 40 minutes by taxi.
Answer from ArunResidenceGroup
bangkok9 contributions
Thank you for your interest in our Arun Residence. Please contact us through our e-mail address but both e-mail address and website name is not allowed to put here. Please just type arunresidence, and our website will show up instantly. One suite plus an extra bed can accommodate your family. Many thanks to Mr. Alexamber for your kind assistance.
Answer from ArunResidenceGroup
bangkok9 contributions
Dear John Building is an old building with wooden floor. It may have some noise when the bar is opened as people walk up the stair. SalaSuite is the best view of the building with one side facing Reclining Bhudha and the others is Temple of Dawn. Should there be any major noise during your stay, we certainly do apologise in advance. We have most guests staying with us on this room and they are fine with the level of noise though not a 100% seal as mentioned above. Hope this helps. Best. Management
Marie M wrote a tip Dec 2023
Chiang Mai, Thailand528 contributions231 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring ear plugs if you stay during a holiday"
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angie c wrote a tip May 2023
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t booking"
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Sylm Raj wrote a tip Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom56 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Facing Wat Arun sunrise worth it,."
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TheresaKotthoff wrote a tip Jun 2022
Berlin, Germany88 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to book the room facing the direction you want to see."
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SFBayAreaTrekker wrote a tip Sep 2019
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)563 contributions849 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"River (Wat Arun) View"
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PRICE RANGE
$87 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ThailandBangkokRattanakosin (Bangkok Old City) / Riverside / Tha Tien / Phra Nakhon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sala Arun
Which popular attractions are close to Sala Arun?
Nearby attractions include Wat Phra Chetuphon (0.2 miles), Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) (0.2 miles), and Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sala Arun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Sala Arun?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sala Arun?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sala Arun?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sixth, All Meals Sawasdee, and Home Cafe Tha Tien.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sala Arun?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Sala Arun?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Grand Palace (0.3 miles), The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat) (0.5 miles), and Phra Sumen Fort (1.2 miles).
Does Sala Arun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
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