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Aurum The River Place
Ranked #283 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
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“Simply lovely”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

When choosing a hotel in a big city you also choose what slice of the city you will have a taste of. Aurum The Riverplace offers a slice of old Bangkok and river life.

I stayed here for three nights and I loved it to pieces. The staff does everything to make your stay an enjoyable one, giving practical advise or help with bookings - all with a big smile.

I had a river front room which I truly recommend if it fits with you budget. The view adds to the whole Asian river life feeling and ferries and boats cruising up and down stream make you forget that your share Bangkok with another 7 million.

The room was impeccable, robes and slippers ready to use. The decor is both elegant and fresh.

I took the local ferry to Taksin and the BTS from there to go shopping and see central parts of town. Easy, quick and a total relief not to be stuck in the horrible Bangkok traffic.

At Aurum's doorstep awaits two riverside restaurants with a tasty menu and a lovely view of the Wat Arun. Both The Deck at Arun and the restaurant at SalaArun are 5 minutes walk from the hotel and highly recommendable. On my last night I dined under a moonlit and starry sky in an Asian metropolis - what more can you ask for?

If you're not into night clubs and the high life I trust you will take a liking to my slice of Bangkok.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Aurum is in a peaceful spot on the river, right near the Grand Palace, etc. and an easy walk or tuk tuk ride to other old city sights. We had an amazing views of the river from the windows of our 4th floor room and the staff were extremely helpful with transportation, directions, restaurant recommendations, and reservations.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a great stay, it was such remarkable experience I can't wait to go back soon! The rooms have an European touch and are nice. The service was great, from the time you book until the day you leave. They provide a Thai description for the cab driver how to get to the hotel from the airport, that was really helpful! We got a small gift when we left and all our wishes were fulfilled. The breakfast is served in a private little oasis garden- just beautiful and the omelets were the best I ever had, also the Thai option was very tasty! There is a nice place for lunch close by, called "the gate: it has great curries. Also there is a rooftop bar opposite Wat Arun, called Arun Residence, it has great drinks and you see the temple lit up at night- very special.

If you want a hotel with heart and soul and not some sleek modern no-name skyscraper hotel, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great hotel in the old part of Bangkok, very close to some main attractions as, e.g. Reclining Buddha, Grand Palace. Right on the river and so great for travel around the city.
Staff could not more helpful, even to walking us to river ferry to make sure we caught the right one at the local (not tourist) rate.
Ms Jin prompt and courteous in answering our emails and making local arrangements. I cannot thank her and the hotel staff enough for making our stay so delightful and hassle free.
A lovely boutique hotel with lovely staff - I cannot recommend too highly.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The staff is the most kind! The room was comfortable and very clean! We really liked to spend 5 days there!!!! The location is perfect because you can take the boat, during the day, till the city center! Is a peaceful and quiet place far away from the craziness of downtown, as Steve W well said!!! We really enjoyed our stay there and we recommend with any problem!
To have breakfast was amazing! We took it outside in the nice cafe Vivi, very close to the hotel!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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liedekerke
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

It was the first hotel we visited during our trip in Thailand. What a start. The staff was so helpfull and friendly. The arranged a taxi from the airport to the hotel, which is great service when you are tired from a long flight. The room was comfortable and very clean. for breakfast you could choose between Thai breakfast and american breakfast, both were very delicious. It was served in the garden on the river side. The location is perfect and on walking distance from The Palace and Wat Pho.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

My brother and I stayed here in April 2012 and were very happy with our experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They helped me catch a taxi to take me to the train station when I was going to pick up my brother. They gave great tips on everything from how to avoid getting scammed to appropriate clothing for different monuments. We had breakfast every morning at their charming patio right next to the river. The proximity to the river and the old part of the city was ideal for us. Wat Arun, the Palace and the reclining Buddha are all within walking distance. It's not close to train stops, so keep that in mind. We ended up taking the water taxis up and down the river to get to our destinations and loved that experience. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. Our host even packed us a lunch for the day we checked out! I would recommend staying here to anyone visiting Bangkok.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Aurum The River Place
Address: 394/27-29 Maharaj Road | Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#137 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aurum The River Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bangkok's riverside boutique hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Located in "Rattanakosin Island " the historical-cultural reserved area in the middle of Bangkok. Few minutes walk to the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho), Watpo Thai traditional massage school, and the Grand Palace. ... more   less 
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