Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok


Chatrium Riverside Hotel Bangkok

Our thoughts of our stay!

We stayed at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights. The hotel is situated beside the Chao Phraya River and only 36 km from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It took about an hour on a Saturday in transport to reach the hotel from the airport.

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The entrance to the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

Our Grand Room – 2804 at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

We booked a Grand Room City View which we were really pleased with, it was huge! The balcony wasn’t very wide, the city view was ok, though next door there is a new Four Seasons resort being built, so you were a little distracted by the cranes!

Our King Bed which was actually two single beds pushed together, which was really comfortable and plenty of pillows were provided.

There was a kitchenette with hob and microwave, and some cutlery etc which we didn’t use, and a kettle with complimentary tea and coffee which we did. There is also a mini bar in the room but obviously comes at a cost. Plenty of storage was available in the wardrobe and drawers with complimentary bathrobes and slippers. There was a large room safe big enough for a laptop. We were very excited to find the work desk had a charge port which enabled all types of plugs, including english plugs and 2 usb ports to be used. This was great for charging multiple devices, simple things make us happy!

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The exciting charging station!

The bathroom was an excellent size, with a big separate shower and large bath. There are 2 electric points in the bathroom, and complimentary toiletries were also provided.


Here is a short tour of our room 2804 –

WiFi at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

Wifi was a good speed, and could be used for a number of devices. However, it did get a bit frustrating as you kept getting logged out, but this was not a huge problem.

Breakfast at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

There was a great selection of food, as you would expect at a 5 star hotel. It included all the english favourites and a continental selection, asian foods including curry and rice were also available. The butterscotch buns were superb and the noodle soup also went down well!

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Outside breakfast area

We certainly didn’t get bored of the breakfast here and you could sit inside or out by the river. Having this view of the Chao Phaya River was a great start to the day!

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Chao Phaya River

The Pool Area at the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

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Infinity pool

The pool on the 6th floor with views over the river was a great spot to just relax. We had lots of fun in here, the pool is a good size and there was a selection of bean bag type beds and normal sunbeds.

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and breath!!

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The pool at the Chatrium

It did get busy but we always managed to find beds and enjoyed spending time here cooling off in the Bangkok heat. We had an excellent lunch around the pool too, the food was superb not cheap but worth it.

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Pork with Garlic and Basil

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Tuna Salad

Have a look around the pool area and the view towards the river.

Location of the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

The location is excellent. There is a 7:11 on the drive leading to the hotel where you can stock up on beers and snacks which are a little cheaper than the hotel! You can enjoy the free boat shuttle from the Chatrium to the nearest BTS Saphan Taksin BTS, literally a couple of minutes walk and you are there. This gives easy access to exploring Bangkok, you can see the route map here.

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River Shuttle

When you get off the complimentary boat shuttle do be aware of scammers. We had just got off the shuttle when we were approached by a smart looking lady asking us where we were going. She said that it was a bank holiday and it would be difficult to get around today so she would help. Due to our previous experiences we knew this was a scam. The scam involves the lady arranging for transport for you but you end up at a relatives jewellery shop and things can become difficult. We politely declined her offer and carried on our way.

Within easy walking distance of the Saphan Taksin BTS Station is the Lebua State Tower. As well as a hotel, this iconic building is home to Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bar the Lebua Sky Bar, which is really worth a visit. It isn’t cheap but the most awesome place to watch the sun go down and where the film Hangover II was filmed.

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Lebua views

Turn right out of the hotel and you will pass a few thai restaurants and after about 20 minutes walk you will come to Asiatique, this is a great place for a night out on the Chao Phraya river with plenty of shopping, eating and drinking options. There is also a Ferris Wheel to go on and admire the views.

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The Ferris Wheel at Asiatique

Don’t forget to take a card from reception out with you so you always have the hotel address just in case you get lost, that way you will always be able to get home. For further information for things to do in Bangkok, please do have a read of our Bangkok Post – What to do and not to do!

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Riverside sunset views

Verdict of the Chatrium Riverside Hotel

We were very impressed with this hotel, the service, standard of breakfast, and in particular the location was excellent. We were traveling in a group of 7 and we all agreed that if we were visiting Bangkok, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again! Book your stay now!


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43 Responses to Chatrium Riverside Hotel Review Bangkok

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  2. Sounds and looks like a great hotel – will check it out for our stay in Bangkok in July!
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  3. Great review, I can tell you enjoyed your time here, and it’s always good to start the day off with a filling breakfast! Thanks for highlighting the scam about places being closed due to public holidays – this is used quite a bit in Bangkok so it’s good to let people know (the other one is that it’s free to visit for today only – nothing is free in Bangkok lol). Thanks for sharing this review, I hope people book to stay here 😀 #feetdotravel

    • It was an excellent hotel, we have stayed in Bangkok many times now and this was is definitely at the top of the list. Scams and Bangkok go together unfortunately so always good to share this information. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Travel Lexx says:

    Great review and this is a hotel that I’ve looked at to treat myself for one night next time I am in Bangkok – I always stay in hostels and guesthouses but nice hotels can be very affordable in BKK so seeing this is very timely! Love the pool and the awesome views. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Garth says:

    This brought back lots of memories as we stayed here! You’re right it’s a great hotel and location. The breakfasts were amazing we had thai food every morning! Should have done what you did and walked to Asiatique, we were lazy and got the shuttle!
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  6. Anna says:

    Haha I loved Asiatique!! So many cute stores there. I wished I had more room in my luggage. This hotel looks wonderful. I’ve been to Bangkok a few times, but never stayed by the river. What a nice view for breakfast every morning!

  7. Albert Bond says:

    Great post! When I was last in Bangkok I stayed in the same neighborhood. Finding a great place to stay in Bangkok is really important considering the size of the city and number of hotels to choose from. Love the pool!

  8. The Chatrium Riverside Hotel in Bangkok looks like a wonderful place to stay. The rooms and especially the pool area is a great place to keep cool. I will have to pin this for later so I can check out this hotel on my next trip to Bangkok. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. Jen says:

    That’s a great view of the Chao Phaya River! We will consider this when we plan a trip to Bangkok. The hotel food looks amazing delicious especially the tuna salad! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Anna Schlaht says:

    This sounds like a great place to stay in Bangkok! I love that they have a variety of food options and that you can eat out by the river. 🙂 If we ever make it here, we’ll be sure to check out this hotel for our stay. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I lived near Asok station in BKK so have never stayed by the river, but this hotel looks great. Asiatique is fun and I agree, Skybar is worth a tipple to watch the sunset.
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  12. Oh my! This looks like a lovely place to stay. I like hotels that have great restaurants and pools.

  13. Lovely place! Will keep it mind for our next Bangkok trip. The infinity pool looks so inviting! Did not know about the boat shuttle scam. Thanks for the tips.

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  18. Anisa says:

    You guys really know how to chose a hotel! This really looks nice and I love that pool. I will definitely keep this in mind for my next trip to Bangkok. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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  19. Anda says:

    Scammers is what I fear most in these big cities. I’ve had some bad experiences back in the days when I started traveling. I’ve never been to Bangkok but Chatrium Riverside Hotel seems to be in the middle of everything. Ah, and that seared ahi that I saw in your picture…. made me drool all over my keyboard. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  20. looks great! #theweeklypostcard
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  21. What a great looking hotel! Love the “exciting” plug – it would be nice to see those in more hotels. 🙂 The views are spectacular, and the food looks fantastic. Adding this to our hotel Pinterest board…just in case we find ourselves in Bangkok! Thanks for sharing with us on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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  25. John Wills says:

    What a great hotel! Thanks for sharing.

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