20 Best Hotels on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Bangkok not only is filled with skyscrapers housing hotels offering modern city views, but also has the other, more unique and relaxing, side - the Riverside. Plenty of hotels and other accommodations can be found on the Chao Phraya River, the most important river of Thailand that nourishes the city life for over 200 years, flowing through the old town of Bangkok.

Today, the Riverside has become one of the top tourist destinations in Bangkok that guests from all over the world want to visit and experience closely.

We have picked 20 best hotels on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok that are offering a relaxing and enjoyable stay with a touch of the simple life style and Thai culture. 

The Royal ThaTien Village

The Royal ThaTien Village is a small hotel. The hotel is across the road from Wat Pho, which is a convenient location for visiting several Bangkok’s top attractions such as Grand Palace and Wat Arun. The Royal ThaTien Village offers cozy accommodation with en suite bathrooms. The rooms in the hotel are decorated with traditional Thai style and offer beautiful views to Wat Pho, especially at night.

The Royal ThaTien Village

  • Price range: $
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Kaloang Home

Kaloang Home is a cozy vintage style accommodation that will make you feel like going back in time and staying in a wooden house by the river like it was 20 years ago. The place is shady with a large tree dominating the area. The surrounding atmosphere is quiet. Kaloang Home rooms are simply decorated, but give a warm feeling. There is also a restaurant on site where you can enjoy the view of the Chao Phraya River.

Kaloang home

  • Price range: $
  • Our Rate: 8/10 

Ibis Bangkok Riverside

Ibis Bangkok Riverside is a hotel on the waterfront of Charoennakorn district. Ibis hotel chain is well known as guaranteeing value for money with good quality, price and location. The hotel is simply decorated and offers bright and modern rooms. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and free shuttle service to Krung Thon Buri BTS SkyTrain Station. Additionally, guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river while relaxing at Sala Massage.

Ibis Bangkok Riverside

  • Price range: $
  • Our Rate: 8/10 

Chetuphon Gate        

Chetuphon Gate is a hotel that is hidden in the heart of Rattanakosin Island. It is located next to main attractions such as Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho. You can sit and enjoy the river view overlooking Wat Arun temple and Navy Auditorium. The hotel has simple retro-style decor with wooden materials making the feeling like living in the old age. In addition, each room is designed as if you would be staying at home.

Chetuphon Gate

  • Price range: $
  • Our Rate: 7.5/10 

Chann Bangkok Noi

Chann Bangkok Noi is a traditional Thai house located by the river. It is beautifully designed and decorated by wooden and all natural materials to match with the Bangkok Noi community. At the same time, the hotel still gives the modernity and access to the lifestyle of Bangkok people in modern times. The place offers a warm, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Chann Bangkok Noi

  • Price range: $$
  • Our Rate: 9/10 

Loy La Long Hotel

Loy La Long Hotel is a boutique place located within the temple compound which is a quieter place on the Chao Phraya River. Once it was used as one of the famous Thai movie scenes because of the romantic atmosphere. There are 7 types of rooms, each with a different charming view of the river. There is also a terrace overlooking the waterfront. If you are looking for a comfortable place that give you a unique or more local experience, then you should consider staying at this place.

Loy La Long Hotel

  • Price range: $$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Baan Wanglang Riverside

Baan Wanglang Riverside is a luxury accommodation along the Chao Phraya River decorated in a boutique style combined with Thai style. It's located in Wang Lang district near Siriraj Hospital, Wat Rakhang and Wat Arun. There are many rooms to choose for your relaxation in a variety of styles. The room that should not to be missed is the only one Panoramic Suite which overlooks the Chao Phraya River. However, the other rooms are beautiful and equally relaxing.

Baan Wanglang Riverside

  • Price range: $$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Arun Residence

Arun Residence is a small boutique hotel in a modern Indian style with a touch of local warmth nearby the Chao Phraya River. The views of the river and Wat Arun make this hotel a popular place to stay for tourists. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with a balcony for chilling. In addition, Arun Residence offers a well-known restaurant called The Deck by The River.

Arun Residence

  • Price range: $$
  • Our Rate: 8/10 

Navalai River Resort

Navalai River Resort is another accommodation on the Chao Phraya River that shouldn’t be missed. This place is not only adjacent to the river, but also close to Bangkok’s popular tourist attractions such as Khao San Road, Phra Athit Road, The Grand Palace, Wat Saket (Golden Mountain Temple). The convenience that this hotel can offer is excellent as well as its modern facilities. The rooms are decorated in a beautiful Thai style, combined with modern style. There are many areas to sit and relax along the Chao Phraya River.

Navalai River Resort

  • Price range: $$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10

Sala Rattanakosin

Sala Rattanakosin is another boutique Hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, with the most beautiful views of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The interior is decorated in a Minimalism style with white-black tones giving a relaxing feeling. Each room is designed to absorb the beauty of Bangkok deeply. There is a famous restaurant with a lovely view for chilling and enjoying the scenery.

Sala Rattanakosin

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Sala Arun

Sala Arun is a hotel along the Chao Phraya River that emphasizes Thai culture and is decorated in traditional Thai style. The rooms are spacious with dark wooden decorations and balconies for a scenic view of the river. The rooms are divided into two zones, the rooms overlooking Wat Arun and the rooms with the view of Wat Pho. The view is beautiful in both zones.

Sala Arun

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Millennium Hilton Bangkok is a 5-star luxury hotel that is regarded to be at the best location offering a 360 degree view of the Chao Phraya River from a high angle. The hotel has 533 rooms, overlooking the river and city of Bangkok. Millennium Hilton Bangkok also has 8 restaurants and bars, a fitness facility with modern equipment and swimming pool.

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Riva Arun

Riva Arun is located just a few minutes’ walk from Tha Tien Pier and only 5 minutes walk from Siam Museum. The highlight of this hotel is that guests can admire the beautiful sunset on Wat Arun and the Grand Palace. The hotel offers modern rooms with many amenities. There is an open-air restaurant serving delicious food in a charming atmosphere by the river.

Riva Arun

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 9/10 

Ibrik Resort by The River

Ibrik Resort by The River is another waterfront resort in Soi Wat Rakhang. The rooms are decorated in white tones and ready to bring you the relaxing atmosphere that will fulfill the holiday happiness. The hotel offers the view of Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace.

Ibrik Resort by the river

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10 

Buddy Oriental Riverside

Buddy Oriental Riverside is a resort style hotel in the midst of nature along the Chao Phraya River that allows you to enjoy the view of the river all day and night. The hotel is decorated in Colonial architecture style, combined with Thai style. The highlight here is "Siri Chao Phraya Fort" which was inspired by the design of Phra Sumen Fort reminiscent of the beauty of the past. The hotel is just a 7-minute boat ride from Ko Kret. The hotel also has a waterfront restaurant, the Fah Prapha Restaurant.

Buddy Oriental Riverside

  • Price range: $$$
  • Our Rate: 7.5/10

Praya Palazzo

The old building from the reign of King Rama V became a classic hotel named Praya Palazzo. The hotel can be accessed only by boat and there are only 17 rooms open for service. All rooms are unique with an original Thai style decoration concept aiming their guests to experience the atmosphere of Thai houses in ancient times. All rooms are overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The architecture of the building is a combination of Chinese and Western style. Praya Palazzo at night looks very distinctive and beautiful.

Praya Palazzo

  • Price range: $$$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10

Inn A Day

Inn A Day is a chic style accommodation located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, opposite side of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The interior is a combination of modern loft and vintage style aiming to match the old community atmosphere in the Tha Tian area. Each room is decorated by using time as a concept, such as rooms 08.00 AM, 01.00 PM, 02.00 PM, etc. Most of the rooms come with stunning views of the Chao Phraya River. Inn A Day is a convenient place to stay which is not far from the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang.

Inn a day

  • Price range: $$$$
  • Our Rate: 9.5/10

Riva Surya Bangkok

Riva Surya Bangkok is a hotel on the Chao Phraya River, next to the Somdet Phra Pinklao Bridge, Khao San Road and other prominent attractions in Bangkok. Staying here, you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views of the Chao Phraya River. The rooms are decorated in a boutique style combined with modernity making the atmosphere warm and relaxing from all the hustle bustle of Bangkok.

Riva Surya Bangkok

  • Price range: $$$$
  • Our Rate: 8.5/10

Chakrabongse Villas

Chakrabongse Villas is a small boutique hotel located by the river, opposite Wat Arun. Chakrabongse Villas boasts its interesting history as it was formerly a royal residence built in 1908. The hotel is a peaceful oasis with beautiful gardens in the middle of Bangkok’s old town. The rooms are luxuriously decorated in a variety of styles, including Chinese Suite, River View Suite, Thai House Suite, Garden View Suite and 3 small rooms with full amenities. There is also a swimming pool, restaurant and cruise service along the Chao Phraya River. The price is quite high, but staying at Chakrabongse Villas gives you more genuine experience than staying in one of big 5-star chain hotels.

Chakrabongse Villas

  • Price range: $$$$$
  • Our Rate: 9.5/10 

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Anantara Riverside is a luxury hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya River in Charoen Nakhon area. The hotel perfectly combines the fun and excitement of living in the city with the charm of luxury. The rooms here are spacious and decorated in Thai style, applied to emphasize dark wood giving a warm feeling. The hotel is offering the city view, garden view and Chao Phraya River view from the private balcony. There are 10 restaurants and bars serving different types of delicious food at Anantara Riverside.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

  • Price range: $$$$$
  • Our Rate: 9/10
Enjoy your stay!

 

Important Note: The price range is compared between the hotels described in this blog only and may vary depending on the season. The rating score is based on the reviews in many sources and is just our personal opinion. Please check for more information about each hotel before booking it, so you could decide if the hotel is right for you.

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