The rooms were slightly on the small size but good, with a nice view of the river (the river view rooms are the definate go). Our booking included breakfast, which is buffet style and good.
The outdoor area overlooking the river is quiet, pleasant and scenic.
Even though we had paid in advance the hotel asked for a refundable 1,000 baht "key deposit". No problems getting this back when we left, but it did tie up baht, which should be planned for.
The service was okay, but we felt that the hotel tried to charge for any extra, including some that might be considered basics. No wi-fi, and the lobby computers where a tad expensive (especially the printing).
Just across the road, and down an alley (the quickest way is the alley to the right of New Siam 2) is Khao Sam, which is a touristy narrow street with heaps of restaurants, bars etc.. From our perspective this was best in the daytime when it was not too crowded, and became a litle tiresome at night.
What is great value is the ferry that runs from the riverfront, which you can access from a walkway at the back of the hotel (turn right).the cost was 15 baht each way to the city. We didn't bother with the much more expensive cruise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Siam Riverside is a luxurious guest house located right beside the Chaophraya River at the heart of Bangkok's tourist district. All of our rooms come with a safe, a mini fridge, satellite TV, bedside control, and a latex foam bed. Additionally, a breakfast buffet is included in the room price. New Siam Riverside features a large patio by the river where you can relax and enjoy a delicious meal from our restaurant, or go for a swim in our pool. We also offer an airport taxi service, Thai massage, and a tour service. New Siam has always been dedicated to providing our guests with the same care and attention we would give to a guest in our own home. The guest house is located within walking distance of a number of great tourist attractions including: the grand palace, Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (with the great reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (the temple of dawn), the national theater, the national museum, Thammasat University, and Khaosan Road. ... more less
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