As you very well know, Pierre enjoys his big-name hotels just as much as he enjoys his boutique hotels. On my most recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand I fancied staying along the river and one of the properties I chose to experience was the Riva Arun hotel located across from Wat Arun. Here you’ll be within walking distance to basically all of the major tourist attractions in Bangkok. This property really does give you a very special experience. I’ve also stayed at the brand’s sister property called Riva Surya.
Once everything was settled upon arrival, and I drank my welcome drink and went up to the fourth floor to check out my corner suite.
This suite was by far the best room in the house and featured an outdoor terrace with private hot tub. This is a really breathtaking place to look over the beautiful temple.
The living room was comfortable and stylish. Moving into the bathroom you’ll find a shower stall and a two faucet sink, perfect for couples. The bedroom continues the gorgeous styling with green and white and has a view of Wat Pho which is just behind the property.
I must say I really appreciated the capsule coffee machine!
A major selling point of this property would have to be there rooftop restaurant and bar called Above Riva. You can read about this restaurant in a separate article. It’s really a great place to have a meal and enjoy this splendid view. At Above Riva you can also have the hotel breakfast. The food is mostly à la carte but there are few buffet items as well. I liked how everything was cooked nice and crispy for my Western-style breakfast.
My stay at the Riva Arun hotel was short but sweet! Unfortunately this property does not have a fitness center or spa but does feature in-room spa treatments. The short distance to the tourist attractions is very hard to beat, if impossible by other properties. If you’re looking for a truly amazing property with a fantastic view of Wat Arun then I would recommend you to stay at Riva Arun hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
392/25-26 Maharaj Road, Phraborom Maharajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Phone: +66 02 221 1188