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Historical Traveler Reviews Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok
We stayed at the Montien Riverside for four nights in June. We thought that it was a amazing hotel, incredible friendly service and great food. The hotel is a bit out of the way, but not realy a problem with the free shuttle bus and taxis are cheap and plentiful. The rooms are just bigining to look like they are ready for a refurb, but made up for by there size and the views. We will definatly stay there again.
It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel! The service is top notch! We enjoyed the time we spent here very much. Our room was perfect--overlooked the river. The laundry service was prompt and well done. The breakfast was varied and plentiful as well as delicious. The hotel provides transportation into Bangkok with a shuttle that runs on time and is air conditioned! Loved not being in downtown Bangkok due to the heat and humidity; not a problem for us even if we had to shuttle in or take a cab. The pool is really nice--attendants there to provide towels, drinks, whatever you want! Every member of the staff performed their job with efficiency and courtesy. The floor attendant was exceptional as well as the desk people. We would stay at this hotel again!
Ok, but far from everything
I stayed here in July 2004 and have made many trips to Bangkok and stayed in far nicer hotels. The hotel is very average and too far down the river away from everything. Our room was very unappealing and our river view was out to the side on some very unsightly building works. However the evening river cruise/dinner was superb and highly recommended with excellent food and cannot fault the staff. Overall it was ok but would stay at a hotel further up the river next time.
Great Service, Food, Rooms
While the location is not central, they do provide an efficient and free shuttle service to the Montien Plaza, right near Patpong and the BTS train. The buffet breakfast is fabulous (try the guava juice!!). The pool is nice. The rooms are terrific -- clean and new and wonderful. The staff cannot do enough for you, and they greet you after your long journey with a cool drink. A great experience.
Montien Riveride - Bangkok- Do try it !!
Great place to stay. My son and I spent 4 nights here and we were made to feel so welcome by all members of the team. The warmth of the Thai people is well known, but this team is exceptional. From the moment the front doors is opened you feel genuinly welcomed. What an entrance it is too. So peaceful at night, a real place to rest. The hotel is spotless everywhere.
We found the room very comfortable and we enjoyed a good view over the river. Anything we asked for was delivered quickly, and always with a real smile. The elevators are real efficient to all floors, no waiting time of any consequence. The Gym is excellant and has trainers in attendance. The pool is good, but sheltered from the sun PM. The buffett breakfast is first class, plenty to choose from. A chef on duty to cook an egg any style, he also makes a good pancake.
The downside, if it is one is the distance from the city centre. As previous reviewer has said avoid the rush hour as it can take time to travel. A way round this would be to take a taxi to the nearest sky train station, once here it is easy to navigate yourself to the city. The other choice for visiting the Grand Palace woud be to take a cab to nearest Public Pier ( about 15 minutes in non rush hr) and take a water taxi for next to nothing to the Temple of Dawn pier. Very relaxing way to start another busy tourist day. Don't forget to carry the hotel card with you for taxi journeys.
In short a great place, a real rest after the madness of Bangkok city. I will certainly stay here again. Alex and I were sad to check out. Our view is give it a try.
Oasis in BKK
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel in february. The hotel is not in the city center of Bangkok but is an oasis of calm from a chaotic city. The food, service and grounds are very nice. they also offer a free shuttle downtown from which any location is an easy ride by tuk tuk or taxi. Great deal for the price.
Most enchanting service
Not in the middle of the (charming but) chaotic city of Bangkok, but nevertheless a nice location at the river. Shuttle-Bus service to the Montien Hotel in the heart of the city every half hour (reservation necessary) is not advisable during rush hour. Parking facilities for rented cars, car delivery service to the hotel available with most car-rentals.
Rooms are comfortable, service in the different restaurants and bars in the hotel is excellent.
Most friendly personel makes you feel at home after an exhausting day in the city... "Welcome back home!"
Very nice, subtle luxury
Wonderful hotel. Very clean, spacious room. Robes and slippers provided. Beautiful bathroom and shower. Spotless.
The buffet breakfast had a huge selection of food (warm and cold), very attentive staff.
Cheap and delicious room service (if you order the non western food)!
Outstanding and eager staff, greeting you at every entrance/exit to the hotel, elevators, room floor. The service you'd expect at Ritz-Carlton or the 4 Seasons.
It is a little far away from the city proper, but as another review mentioned, taxis and tuk-tuks are readily available. Average cab fare should be about 100 Baht (~4 USD) to most any central location (grand palace, silom, etc.)
Will return without hesitation.
Reception areas were beautiful, staff could not do enough to help and were always smiling. The room was spacious and very clean, the view from the window over the river was fascinating. Only downside was it was a bit too far away from the shopping and nightlife, but taxis or tuk tuk's were always available so didn't really cause us a problem. We stayed in 3 hotels on our trip to Thailand all were very good but this one was probably the best.
Try to find a better hotel in Bangkok or anywhere!!
In one word: Unbelievable. I have been to alot of hotels with my family. They agree with me - nowhere we have ever stayed has come close to the Montien Riverside!!
One night we had dinner at the hotel. There were the three of us. Standing next to us for the mojority of the meal were four waiters!! Talk about feeling like kings! One guy waited to serve more food when our plates were getting emptier, one guy took care of the water, one guy brought the cocktails, and one guy took away the used plates, cutlery, etc. replacing it with new for the next course!
After two nights in Bangkok, we moved down the coast to the Hua Hin Hilton ( one night the Queen of Thailand had a party at the Hilton when we were there ). The Hua Hin Hilton is quite a special hotel ( just ask the Queen ) but after staying at the Montien Riverside in Bangkok, even a Hilton felt like "roughing it".