Royal River Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
Itinerary: This morning we visit the Grand Palace and the ancient temple Wat Pho, "Temple of the reclining Buddha." After lunch, we visit the King's Royal Barges and Wat Arun, before boarding our long-tail boats.
We travel along the Chao Phraya River and observe Thai life on the water. In this river community, restaurants, fruit sellers, …
Itinerary: Tonight we will meet up with our ElderTreks guide and other travelers.
Wandered around the city some more. Went inside the Vimanmek Palace, which is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion. There were many very loud voiced tour guides with their large groups.
When we got to the Ananta Samakhom …
Itinerary: Upon our very late evening arrival in Bangkok, we are met and transferred to our hotel, the Royal River Hotel.
After a long journey, we arrive at our hotel.
Itinerary: Explore Bangkok. Overnight at our hotel, the Royal River.
.....but we didn't find the Old Farang, (the Foreigners District) area of Bangkok though we were very close--until we got all turned around and walked in the completely opposite direction. However, we did get familiar with taking the water "buses", which …
The earthquake in Japan happened while we were in the air, flying from Koh Samui to Bangkok. The scale of the disaster was shocking and our hearts went out to the victims. The images being shown over and over on tv are truly horrifying.
We only had 1.5 days in Bangkok but we managed to get to the Royal Palace, a gigantic standing Buddha …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The first room we were shown did not have a window and that just doesn't work for us. For an additional $20 / night we got a window and a river view. Taxi drivers had trouble finding the hotel. Close to water taxi. Wireless internet was quite expensive. Good for breakfast but I wouldn't eat any other meals there. Caters to the European bus tours. I might stay there again but would probably choose something a bit more central.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.