We have compiled a list of hotels that are located along the famous Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, many with free WiFi.
The famous "River of Kings", the Chao Phraya runs through Bangkok and was the lifeblood of the city in times past.
Once known as the Venice of the East, the Bangkok riverside reflects a constantly changing scene with taxi boats gently transporting passengers, rice barges being towed laden with goods and local trading boats, against a backdrop of glittering temples and modern warehouses.
The riverside area also contains some of Bangkok's most prestigious hotels, from the legendary The Oriental, now called the Mandarin Oriental, which is consistently named "Best Hotel in the World" in various surveys to the Peninsula, another classic hotel of Asia, and the Shangri-La, and Royal Orchid Sheraton.
Taking a romantic dinner cruise on one of the restored teak boats is a must for any visitor to Bangkok.
All hotels listed on this page are located directly on the Chao Phraya River, many with private piers and complimentary boat transfers to public transportation, though they are also accessible by road.
Free Wifi A beautiful, elegant and ambitious hotel offering the only private pool villas in Bangkok. Opened in June 2012 The Siam brings oversized suites as well as three different types of pool villa. Located in the historic Dusit area of Bangkok close to many cultural attractions.
|Lebua at State Tower |
Free Wifi Lebua at State Tower is located in the second tallest building in Bangkok offering unsurpased views of the Chao Phraya river and pretty much all of Bangkok. This locally owned hotel was featured in the Hollywood movie Hangover 2.
|The Peninsula Bangkok |
Free Wifi One of the classic hotels in Bangkok and in fact, all of Asia. The hotel was built in a "W" shape, affording all of the 370 rooms of the 39 story hotel stunning views of the Chao Phraya river.
All rooms feature free internet and bathtub TV. Other highlights include the 6 dining outlets, the 3-tiered 60m pool, tennis court, gym, cooking classes, and access to the Thai Club golf course(!)
|Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok |
Free Wifi Near the heart of the business district of Sathorn, lies this luxurious property with easy access to tourist as well as business venues in the city. The Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok stands on the banks of the historic Chao Phraya river, providing easy access to the many attractions, as well as the nearby Skytrain station. Voted one of the top ten hotels in the world, the 799-room Shangri-La Hotel is just a few stations away from the center of Bangkok.
|The Mandarin Oriental |
Along with the Peninsula, The Mandarin Oriental is one of the legendary hotels of Bangkok, being a favorite of the elite since it opened in 1876.
Of course over the years there have been many refurbishments, the latest being in 2006, providing this iconic hotel with the latest facilities and furnishings. Updated facilities include a large gym, tennis & squash courts, and two outdoor swimming pools.
|Royal Orchid Sheraton |
The Royal Orchid Sheraton is built in a way so that all of the luxuriously decorated rooms have stunning views of the Chao Phraya river. The hotel provides a complimentary
river service to Saphan Thaksin BTS sky train station, just seven minutes
from the hotel with an easy access to all attraction that Bangkok has
to offer. The Sheraton Shuttle Boat is operating from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
and leaves every 30 minutes.
Riva Surya |
Free Wifi Opened in late 2012, Riva Surya offers stellar service and stylish and spacious rooms. 90 degree views of the river from the rooms and balcony, iPod docking station , free WiFi, 24 hour room service and pool make this a great choice. Walking distance to Khaosan Road and Praathit Pier is nearby.
|Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort
Free Wifi The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a rare and true tropical oasis in the City of Angels. Located a little down-river, the resort is easily accessible from Saphan Taksin BTS station via complimentary shuttle boat. All rooms come with stunning views from a private balcony and broadband internet access
|Millennium Hilton Bangkok |
The Millennium Hilton towers high above the Chao Phraya river, offering unparalleled views of not only the River of Kings, but also spectacular city views. This hotel was named as one of the top 100 hotels in Asia by the Condé Nast the “2009 Readers' Choice Awards”. Take the complimentary shuttle boat to Saphan Taksin Skytrain station from the hotel's private pier.
|Chatrium Suites Bangkok |
Free Wifi Luxuriously furnished and spacious apartments with river views await you at Chatrium Suites Bangkok, a hotel in partnership with the well-renowned Dusit group. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle boat service to the nearby Saphan Taksin station, allowing you quick and stress-free access to all parts of Bangkok. The large riverside pool and pool bar offer a relaxing respite from the bustle of Bangkok
|Praya Palazzo Hotel |
Free Wifi The 17 guest rooms in this exquisite property have been lovingly restored in this historical mansion. This is truly a one of a kind boutique hotel, and is only accessible by water. Minimum guest age is 12 years old.
|Bangkok Tree House |
Free Wifi Bangkok's most ambitiously green hotel located amongst the mangroves in Bangkok's "green lung", Bangkok Tree House presents a truly unique experience including Thailand's only open-air bedroom and featuring 360 ° views.
|Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside |
Free Wifi Rebranded by the Ramada group and renovated, The Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel features 525 rooms furnished in a modern Thai style. Rooms are spacious and have sweeping views of the majestic Chao Phraya river. Enjoy meals alfresco by the river and relax in the riverside pool. The hotel provides river transportation to many points in Bangkok, including the BTS Skytrain.
Khaosan Road Riverside
These hotels are further up river near Khaosan Road
|Navalai River Resort |
Free Wifi The rooms at the Navalai River Resort are so modern, large and in such an immaculate condition, that it is hard to believe that this is a 3 and a half star hotel. Watch life float by on the Chao Phraya river from the river terrace while enjoying light refreshments or cool down by the pool.
|Sam Sen Sam Boutique House Hotel 2 stars
Free Wifi This boutique hotel is housed in wooden Thai house that dates back to the reign of King Rama 6. The Grand Palace, Temple of Reclining Buddha, and Temple of the Dawn are all nearby. Sam Sem Sam is only one kilometer away from Khaosan Road, filled with bars, nightclubs, and shops. A quick taxi ride will take guests to Siam Square, filled with small boutique stores, and several shopping malls. Despite the age of the property, the facilities are modern, with internet access as well as 24 hour room service.