Royal River - Bangkok13.783455, 100.500977
ex. Royal River Hotel
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Thailand
The 4-star Royal River Hotel is placed about 3.9 km from The Grand Palace. Residing in a 10-story building, the hotel was opened in 1987 and renovated in 2007.
Its location next to a boat dock allows to see monuments, a temple and a palace in Bangkok. The property is set within 8 km distance from Bangkok city center.
Don Mueang airport is located 25 minutes' drive away from Royal River Hotel.
Royal River Hotel features rooms with a traditional interior that come with individual climate control, flat-screen television, a safe, a living area and a sofa for a pleasant stay in Bangkok. Royal River Hotel offers rooms with city view. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries.
Eat & Drink
In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the dining room. The poolside bar serves snacks and barbeque. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Water Front and Chon Thai Restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.
A free private car park, a designated area for smoking and a cloakroom along with computers, a meeting room and a photocopier are also at guests' disposal.
Guests will enjoy using a steam room, a Jacuzzi and a sauna available on site. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness center.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2007. Number of floors: 10. Number of rooms: 436.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
On-site car park
24-hour room service
Poolside snack bar
Outdoor heated swimming pool
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Restaurant buffet
- Poolside snack bar
- Buffet breakfast
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Night club
- Sun terrace
- City view
- River view
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
12 years or adultsExtra bedTHB 800Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Double bed
In the Room
Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
In the Room
1 Double bed
- City landmarks
Comfortable and convenient to go to any where else.
We have stayed at this hotel many times before over the past 15 years. The quality of service has fallen rapidly just lately to a point where we will never visit again. The room was dirty with shower curtains filthy. Breakfast used to be international but is now concentrated on Asian food for the Chinese influx. Out of the 11 floors only one floor is designated for non smoking , which we requested and did not get. The smell of smoke in corridors was offensive. Maybe the new guests in the hotel are satisfied , Royal River beware when they no longer come.
Non Fusher in the toilet
Wide balcony, we can enjoy comfortable wind from the river because of old style. Many of other latest hotel can"t do that. Some of them can not open the window as well.
We can watch nhk World, not nhk Premium, so it's only English but not Japanese. There are only fixed shower in the bathroom. I wanted to use shower with the hose.
My memory of it. I started to be a customer of the Royal River more than 12 years ago.
Services: (i) average waiting time for a taxi: more than 30 minutes; (ii) No table lamps functioning the room; (iii) outdated television (only 4 cable chains available); (iv) inability of staff to provide information on Bangkok and specific events; (v) very low level of unedrstanding of foreign languages (e.g. french, english); (vi) food quality rather questionable; (vii) absence of bookstore where to purchase souvernirs, handycrafts, etc..; (vii) outdated internet(WIFI access system; etc.. Payment of bills (credit cards): the effective payment should not be done before arrival.
Having stayed at the hotel several times since it opened there were no surprises. The lack of the evening buffet on the terrace was a dissapointment as was the poor river boat service from the hotel, this used to be better organised. The reception staff were less fluent in English. The hotel could do with a refurb....
I liked the terrace fronting water.
Extremely poor room not even a kettle Run down place, not a 4 stars place very unreasonable accommodation I blame greedy management Not staff.
I like very much Royal River Hotel and we enjoy the river view all the time and feeling relax, very comfortabel when we got into our room. We stayed Deluxe river view room on fith floor and the view is really nice and beautiful. Hotel staffs are very helpful and warmly welcome. I will stay at this hotel again when I back to Bangkok next time. Very nice hotel.
Staff Cleanness Food Facility like fitness, pool
Not much at all. It's old, showing its age but the rooms are generally ok. Clean enough if you don't have a white glove handy.
This is not a truly bad hotel but it could be much better. The standard of some aspects of the hotel has decreased badly in recent years. The breakfast used to be excellent. Now it is very, very poor. The hotel staff in the Breakfast room (Phang Nga) have no idea about customer service. Those who should speak at least some English often speak none at all. Try to ask for bacon for example. It's like no-one has ever asked for bacon before in a dining room that does serve it, every day. And, when you've explained that you actually want bacon, you'll find that what's presented is quite inedible because it's been kept warm possibly for hours before it's served, and it's served only when it's asked for. I don't mean just that the bacon is not cooked to my liking. I mean something other than a strip of something that snaps like a twig. I truly mean inedible. Rooms are just ok and reception staff often unhelpful with little English. Yes, I know it is up to we farangs to speak Thai and I accept that. But, in hotels and major stores where a large number of guests and customers speak English, it would appear to make a lot of sense for the hotels and stores to employ staff who can help that large number of customers with at least a passing acquaintance with English. It all comes down to customer service which is still regrettably a pretty foreign concept in Thailand. I will also have a bitch about the lack of free wi-fi internet at the Royal River. Many or possibly most hotels offer free wi-fi at least in the lobby these days. Not so at Royal River. I recently bought one of their internet cards which was supposed to offer five hours of internet time for the 300 baht I paid for the card. Let me say that I was very careful to log off at the end of each time I was logged in. I am quite certain that I had no more than three hours internet use instead of the five hours I was expecting. I complained to the staff about this but they didn't understand my concern.
rooms r very big and excellent .,it is river facing and it is very beautiful
only complaint was the cold pool and hot tub
Hotellet hadde et ok basseng, og utsikt over elven. Og hotellet ligger I nabolaget til noen familiemedlemmer.
Hotellet virker slitt. Var plaget av stadig mas om tips, pluss en dress- selger som holdt til like ved. Frokosten var en skuffelse.
Nære det meste og supert med utsikt over livet på elven fra balkongen på morgen og kveld
Hotellet er bra og rommet med utsikt mot elva var det ikke noe å si på. Brygge på hotellet er fint hvis en skal på kanaltur.
Vi visste ikke at det konstant er "traffic jam" i Bangkok. Siden det var lange avstander til steder vi ønsket å besøke, hadde hotellet derfor en dårlig beliggenhet. En person i vestibylen ordnet billetter for oss til et par gjøremål, men vi likte ikke at vi måtte betale cash til han, uten kvittering. Samme "snille" fyr ordnet gratis skyss til oss til et kjøpesenter. Vi ante at dette ikke var stedet for oss, og spurte om sjåføren eventuelt kunne kjøre oss videre. Det gikk som forventet: "Jalla-butikken" var ikke noe for oss, og sjåføren ville ikke kjøre oss andre steder enn retur til hotellet. Vi skjønte at det ble dårlig mottatt at vi ikke handlet på "hotellets butikk". Vi kan bare gjette hvorfor taxien vi hadde bestilt gjennom samme karen i vestibylen, IKKE kom for å bringe oss til flyplassen.....!? Vi bestilte kanaltur, som skulle vare to timer. Vi kunne godt ha fått beskjed på forhånd at store deler av turen var avsatt til besøk på et par steder som kostet penger, og at det ene var et tempel og at vi derfor måtte ha med tøy for dekke av skuldrene. På tempelet måtte vi betale ved ilandstiging, enda mer for å gå inn i tempelet, og enda mer for leie av skulderdekke. Elendig, dvs. ingen info på forhånd!! Turen varte dessuten bare 1 t og 40 min.