We have stayed at many of the 5 star Hotels along the Chao-Phraya and this one compares favourably with most.
It doesn't have the elegance, or service standards, of the Oriental or the Peninsular. But it is a good choice for anyone seeking sanctuary within a City location; with space to relax and enjoy great views of the river at close quarters.
Chose high floor, river view rooms (deluxe or suites)
The rooms have a kitchenette, which we didn't have need for; but I would imagine would come in very useful for families (especially as there is a small supermarket just a short walk from the Hotel, opposite the International school)
The rooms aren't as plush as some of their contemporaries, but who spends much time in a City Hotel room, apart from Honeymooners ?
The River Barge restaurant serves the usual high quality breakfasts seen at all 5 star Bangkok Hotels. You can sit inside, with aircon; or outside with riverside views.
The River Barge restaurant also doubles as a nightime restaurant venue. It definitely is a pleasant place to spend an evening riverside, with twinkling lights and soft jazz music.
Service was a bit slow (there seemed to be a shortage of staff when we were there.)
The magical ambience seemed to compensate for this, however.
The pool area was very good indeed. Excellent view of the river, spacious and relaxing.
I would say that the Royal Orchid Sheraton has the slightly better poolside options.
However, for a short City stay, the Chatrium pool area would please most guests looking for refuge from the hustle and bustle outside.
Like all riverside Hotels, the Chatrium has a courtesy river shuttle to take you to the all-important Sathorn pier. (convenient for boat ferries and the BTS Saphan Taksin skytrain)
The Hotel was better than we anticipated.The staff were pleasant, friendly and efficient.
(even more so, the staff at the Chinese Silver Waves restaurant)
We would definitely add it to our return visit options.(and we're fussy)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is our multiple award-winning 5-star hotel situated by the legendary Chao Phraya River, offering unparalleled and truly breathtaking views. Unwind in superiorly spacious guestrooms, each with river or cityscape views from the comfort of your bed or private balcony. Drink and dine at any of our six restaurants and bars, including spectacular buffets and Chinese cuisine. Work off the calories in our Fitness Center, relax by the infinity pool or be pampered at Nemita Spa, and when business calls, hold meetings in the function rooms or grand events in the Chatrium Ballroom. Chatrium is born from a passion to deliver uncompromising, warm service and an authentic destination experience. It is something we spread across all of our properties to ensure a remarkable experience that’s genuine, personal and reliable,wherever you decide to stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chatrium Hotel Bangkok
- Bangkok Chatrium Hotel