Our family of 5 had a great 4 night stay in " Marigold" on the 25th floor in December 2012. It's a huge 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment, beautifully furnished, with views of the river (just gorgeous at night). Perfect apartment for our family with small kids, and much more space than we would have had in a hotel. We've stayed in Bangkok a number of times before, but the info pack in the room was thoughtfully compiled and useful.
The pool complex is fantastic, lots of little spa areas to keep the kids occupied. The location is great if you want to be on the river - it's not in a touristy area but it has quick and easy transport options to the main centres. The hotel boat shuttle has limited hours but we usually used the public ferry which is only a few minutes walk away - it costs next to nothing and runs every few minutes. We ate on the 'quiet side' of the river a couple of times and there's a couple of good restaurants within easy walking distance of the apartment, as well as heaps of great street food day and night.
A couple of little frustrations - the free wifi was fairly intermittent, and the computer terminals in the public areas were only open limited hours. During our stay the electrical wiring for the building was being checked, so they had scheduled 3 days of fairly lengthy power outages (7 hours on one day!). We were surprised we hadn't been advised of this in advance as it meant we had to plan our day around the outages. But these were minor issues.
Overall excellent value and we'd definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TheRiverSideBangkok If you are looking to rent an elegant vacational apartment with the best views, if you want value or a relaxed home from home holiday not a hotel suite without paying five star rates then stay in our beautiful apartments in the heart of the city's wonderful riverside community. We are situated just across the river from Saphan Taksin Skytrain and Bangkok's main river pier. Cross the river by our private boat or walk across the bridge. ... more less