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47-49 Soi Ta-tien, Maharat Road Phraborummaharajchawang, Phranakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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#55 of 1,217 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
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)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
74Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
269Reviews7Q+A58Room tips
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TheresaKotthoff wrote a review Jun 2022
Berlin, Germany70 contributions25 helpful votes
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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Tayo_jang wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions2 helpful votes
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
1 Helpful vote
Michael D wrote a review Mar 2020
Sandy, United Kingdom34 contributions33 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
Des P wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia1066 contributions176 helpful votes
Look it’s not going to win any awards - but it’s a nice small boutique hotel with lots of charm. Rooms are adequate and clean - and gives you access to the rooftop bar which everyone fights to get a waterfront seat - that itself is worth the look. I’m sure you can find cheaper but I would return - it’s close to many monuments and relatively quiet. Try to avoid the rooms on the 3rd floor - which are directly underneath the rooftop bar!! Breakfast is fine - basic but all that you need. I would return.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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SFBayAreaTrekker wrote a review Sep 2019
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)564 contributions843 helpful votes
Tucked down Soi Ta-tien alley off of Maharat Road you’ll find this humble Bed & Breakfast. The staff is welcoming. Accommodations are on floors 2 through 4 with the Eagle Nest bar on top. Pack only what you are willing to carry – literally, there are no elevators. Once inside the room, you find the room has just enough accommodation to make your stay comfortable. As you look down the balcony, you will see you’re at the edge of the Chao Phraya River, and have a clear view of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The B&B does attempt to go green, but sometimes they will revert to the standard daily changes. The rooms are strictly a place to rest and clean up from a day’s adventure. There is no set up for any interest to catch up on some work, unless you prefer the computer on the lap. To see what type of room you actually get, go direct to their website. Some of the photos on TripAdvisor are from the sister “Residential” establishment. They serve both western and Thai style breakfasts, in addition to a nicely stocked continental breakfast bar. The B&B is in the heart of tourist attraction which can be both a boon for some visitors, and a bane for others. You are in literal walking distance from Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha, 700-800 meters from the Grand Palace, a water taxi/ferry from Wat Arun, and many more. You do not have as many “western amenities”, and you are live prey to the scammers. (Read up on the scams in Bangkok – they are real.)
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: River (Wat Arun) View
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2 Helpful votes
TequilaPepita wrote a review Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand2592 contributions307 helpful votes
Had lunch at Sala Arun with my nephew who was visiting Bangkok. Before a visit to Wat Arun, right across the river from this terrace, we had a light lunch. We order a bitter deck sandwich and a fried noodle with shrimp. The food was average at best and the sticky rice with mango we ordered as dessert was very small. Go there for the View over Wat Arun.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Lex wrote a review Jul 2019
22 contributions45 helpful votes
The view from our room (toward Wat Arun) was amazing! Great pad Thai for breakfast (along with Western options) and very conveniently located for Wat Pho (across the street and don’t miss the massage there) and the Palace. Air conditioned!!! A perfect place to stay for a couple nights.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Zoe M wrote a review Jun 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand108 contributions30 helpful votes
Check in process easy - staff are welcoming and helpful. The room itself is large and lovely including the bathroom which is massive (doesn’t have good lighting though, ladies). Bed comfortable as is the day bed. The view is what we came for (which is stunning), as per most of the travellers on here - and I guess I didn’t really head their advice but where we come from (NZ), if you stay on a riverfront room it’s normally a nice tranquil peaceful experience. The boats are really noisy and I think if the hotel wanted to improve this for guests then double glazing would be a good solution, and would help keep the room cool without much effort. We wore earplugs to sleep and this helped greatly - the breakfast as per other comments is your average fare, nothing special. A nice place but not worth the price in our opinion. Get a drink at a nearby bar and enjoy the same view.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
ferdy wrote a review Jun 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia35 contributions29 helpful votes
The view is amazing during the morning, afternoon and evening, and immediately see the beauty of Wat Arun, and around the hotel many culinary locations are quite tasty and relatively inexpensive, the hotel rooms are quite clean, the staff is quite friendly. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
CCOfenstein wrote a review May 2019
Salida, Colorado131 contributions65 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for one night while in Bangkok and it has a spectacular location. However, the photos online definitely make this B&B look a little more fancy and updated than it is in person. Overall - good quality, very nice staff, hard bed, great location, and nice breakfast. Opt for a view of Wat Arun if you can!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
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ThailandBangkokRattanakosin (Bangkok Old City) / Riverside / Tha Tien / Phra Nakhon
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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 Museum of Siam (0.2 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 All Meals Sawasdee, The Sixth, and Tang Heng Kee.
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.