Looking for the most romantic place to stay in Bangkok? Somewhere where atmospheric restaurants and rooms with balconies punctuate exotic scenery with captivating views, where you can travel in traditional style with the wind in your hair to intriguing landmarks, and where you can relax in an environment reminiscent of a tropical resort as apposed to a city hotel? We have selected the 10 best Bangkok Riverside hotels promising an enchanting experience. They are undeniably romantic, while some also offer specious accommodation for families.
These have in-house facilities taking full advantage of the location with boat cruises showcasing local life along this ageless body of water. Much more exiting and original than the chocking city traffic shuttle boats transport you to the sky train station, traditional rice barge water taxis transport you to riverside attractions like the Grand Palace and Asiatique lifestyle mall, and dinner cruises passing by lit up temples and bridges will add memorable moments to your honeymoon or anniversary, and simply make any holiday romantic.
Most accommodation on the Chaopharaya River is situated in high rises to allow a bird's eye view of boats going ceaselessly back and forth, some have rooftop bars and restaurants, and even swimming pools with 360 degree views, while others feature al fresco dining down by the water. This is also where you will find some of the best spas in Bangkok to enjoy sumptuous treatments within tranquil tropical gardens. Finally we want to re-iterate that while you will find many hotels near the Chaophraya River, all our venues are in fact right on its banks.
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With spa treatments offered in a forest setting or even in your suite's private garden, Anantara is more a resort and spa than inner city hotel. It offers romantic dinner cruises to mark the start of your honeymoon, restaurants framing views of The Temple of the Dawn, a pool under towering trees and luxurious riverfront rooms.
From the cozy grand room to one bedroom suites with separate lounge areas to a lavish 250 sq.m 2 bedroom suite, all with private balconies revealing activities on the Chaophraya, Chatrium caters effortlessly to couples and groups. Facilities include a tree-lined pool on its roof, a spa and beauty salon, a gym and kids play area.
Part of the city's history for more than a century Mandarin Oriental offers shuttle boat services, waterfront dining, a pool, tennis court, a gym and spa. One of only a few hotels by the river with a kids club and thoughtful facilities for babies its butler serviced rooms are the epitome of luxurious elegance.
Using water taxis for sightseeing in Bangkok is a great way to beat the traffic and Millennium Hilton has its own private pier and shuttle boat to transport you to the skytrain station and must see attractions. Other highlights include 4 restaurants with open kitchens, a rooftop bar and infinity pool complete with its own beach.
Certificate of excellence award winner Ramada Plaza Menam has a secluded location, yet it is only moments from entertainment in up-market Silom. Its extensive pool with adjoining Jacuzzi and sundeck is right next to the water, it features 5 restaurants, 3 bars and deluxe rooms allowing you to wake up to great views.
Riva Surya has an old world charm with vintage features retaining its cultural heritage. It has an waterfront pool and open-air restaurant and you can walk to Khao San Road and the quaint restaurants and boutique shops of Phra Athit Walking Street.
With views of a suspension bridge lit up at night, free shuttle service to the centre of Bangkok, an indoor and outdoor restaurant and a pool the Riverside Residences offers cozy studios for couples and 2 bedroom accommodation ideal for a party of 4. These are all equipped with a kitchen and living area.
Located next to 2 public piers allowing easy access to other parts of the city every room allow captivating views. They all come with plush furniture, high-end amenities and floor to ceiling windows framing exotic scenery. Reminiscent of a resort a pool is set amid lush gardens, there is a pampering spa and 4 restaurants.
Located in Silom and steps from public transport Shangri La has our vote for the most romantic hotel on the river boasting countless awards. It is a city resort landmark featuring the acclaimed CHI Spa offering treatments in private spa suites, a pool, tennis courts along the water and elegant rooms featuring an outdoor terrace.
Towering 37 floors you can expect the views of the Chaophraya to be magnificent. Besides luxurious accommodation which include The Terrace Suite with a whirl pool and the 2 bedroom Grand Terrace Suite, you can also have a fulfilling cultural experience with Thai cooking classes or even Muay Thai boxing classes.