The Eight Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels

These are the eight best riverside hotels and Bangkok Riverside Resorts in Bangkok. Sample beautiful views of the famous Chao Phraya River from the best Bangkok Riverside Boutique Hotels. historical Thai landmarks and the buzzing nightlife of the Bangkok riverside district.

Best Riverside Hotels Bangkok on Thailand Event Guide
Best Riverside Hotels Bangkok on Thailand Event Guide

The picturesque riverside area of Bangkok is a prime hotspot in the city, providing a healthy mix of Thai culture, history and an added dose of some of the best bars and restaurants in the capital. Known as the ‘River of Kings’, the Bangkok riverside provides captivating sights and postcard-worthy views of famous Thai landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. From small boutique hotels to larger resort-style chains, we take a look at some of the best hotels in the Bangkok riverside district.

The Peninsula Bangkok

Urban Luxury with Timeless Elegance

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The Peninsula Bangkok – Best Riverside Hotel – Riverside Resort Bangkok – Thailand Event Guide

The Peninsula Bangkok, an urban luxury resort, perfectly mixes timeless elegance and sophistication with contemporary comfort and technology. Its distinctive waved-shape design affords each of the 370 rooms and suites stunning views over the historic Chao Phraya River.


The magnificent Peninsula Spa offers treatments that layer Thai, European and Ayurvedic philosophies for an entirely new experience. The Peninsula ’s gracious Thai hospitality, serene garden pools and award-winning cuisine makes every stay at the Peninsula a truly uplifting experience.

Riva Arun on the Riverside

Sunset Cocktails and Riverviews

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Best Riverside Hotels – Riva Arun Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

Riva Arun is a boutique hotel that is famed for its luxurious interiors and furnishings. This hotel is oozing with elegance and situated in a coveted area of the Bangkok riverside area. With just 25 rooms available, each has been carefully designed to reflect modern design with high-class elements. The Bangkok hotel houses a beautiful restaurant and rooftop pool, perfect for sunset cocktails and river views.

The Siam Bangkok Riverside Hotel

The epitome of Boutique Brilliance

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Siam Hotel in Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

An exquisite Bangkok residence is overlooking the Chao Phraya River and Thailand’s most historic landmarks. Part of the Sukosol family of hotels, The Siam Hotel is the epitome of boutique brilliance, with breathtaking interiors and attention to detail layered throughout the hotel. The Siam is the recipient of what seems like a never-ending list of accolades and awards, with a single glance at the hotel justifying the entirety of them.

Chatrium Bangkok Boutique

A Bangkok Riverside Hotel with Comprehensive Facilities

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Chatrium Riverside Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

Located on the east bank of the river, the Chatrium riverside hotel in Bangkok is an excellent option for those looking for all of their needs to be fulfilled in one place. This 5-star hotel in Bangkok prides itself on a comprehensive range of facilities and cutting-edge technology. It excels in providing convenience as well as comfort, not to mention clean and modern interiors. From restaurants, bars, business and events facilities, the hotel blends accessibility with optimum service, ensuring that all the requirements of business and leisure guests are always met.

Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok

Temple of Dawn

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

The Sala Rattanakosin arguably presents the best views of the ‘Temple of Dawn’, with the windows of one high-end suite, framing the famous landmark perfectly. This boutique retreat in Bangkok is a haven of pure luxury and a perfect choice for those looking for elegance, style and a central riverside location. This grand hotel is situated mere minutes from famous tourist attractions in Bangkok such as the Grand Palace, Wat Po and an array of bars and restaurants.

Shangri-La Hotel

Landmark Hotel for both Leisure and Groups

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

A Bangkok landmark hotel and commanding resort in the centre of the riverside with equal proximity to a wealth of Bangkok transport networks. The Shangri-La hotel is a 5-star hotel complex with over 800 rooms and nine resident eateries. The hotel boasts incredible views of the Chao Phraya River and regards their countless range of facilities and amenities as their hallmark. With two outdoor pools, award-winning Spa, fitness suite and an in-house boutique shopping mall, the Shangri-La is a tropical resort in the centre of the Thai capital.

Chakrabongse Villas

Riverside Oasis in Bangkok

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Chakrabongse Villas Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

Known as a riverside oasis in Bangkok, this hotel is a former royal residence! Prince Chakrabongse created this extraordinary location as a way of escaping palace life in 1908 and is now ran by his granddaughter. This hotel is aesthetically mesmerizing with interiors that are a sheer celebration of Thai culture. A perfect option for old city exploration, this hotel is perfectly matched to the historical landmarks that surround it.

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort

A True Oasis in a Lush of Greenery

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels – Anantara Riverside Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide

This city-famous hotel sits on the west bank of the river and is at the centre of 11 acres of lush greenery. This hotel is a true urban sanctuary in Bangkok and offers the convenience and excitement of a guest shuttle boat to and from the city. The Anantara Riverside hotel location and facilities provide the ability to enjoy the perfect blend of riverside serenity and the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city.

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