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Reviewed 9 July 2014

RiverView Guesthouse is a very unique small guest house/hotel in a very special location. I had a chance to stay in this hotel for 2 nights in a dragon room. The room itself is in good size. We like the room and the service of the staff but our biggest complaint was the bathroom as the door was not working...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The guesthouse has surely seen better days and the room interior was not the best (we stayed in their City Delight room) bugs could be found in the bathroom but the fan was very much needed so if you're thinking about staying in one of their rooms that do not include a fan, I'd advise you to have water beside...

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Riverview guesthouse was first recommended to me back in the 90's but my wife and I stayed here for the first time last year. When we came back to Bangkok again this year there was no question as to where we would stay. Now admittedly we booked the sweet breeze rooms (6-7 floor river side) and while more expensive than...

3Thank rbirr
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I first stayed at the River View in 1992 and over the years have often recommended it to friends but with all the lodging available in Bangkok now, there are many better possibilities at lower prices. To be sure, the location is excellent (once you figure out how to get there) and the terrace restaurant has a terrific view---but anyone...

1Thank facinho
River View G, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Khun facinho, Thank you for taking your time to give us review. As for the elevator, please sincerely accept my apology for your inconvenience. At that time, we wished to fix the problem as soon as possible, but our elevator maintenance contractor was shorted of staff as well. And due to the safety concern, we only left to last...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 March 2014

To describe the River View Guest House as disgusting makes it sound misleadingly charming. Flea ridden. Filthy. Rancid. Acrid. Rotten. Contagious. Toxic. Repugnant...am I painting a clear picture? It is unclear whether or not the room they put me in (646!) was even a legitimate guest room. Where to begin? Well, for starters there was an industrial style, outdoor, standing...

4Thank Joan J
River View G, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Khun Sheila J, After reading your review, I immediately called a staff meeting to tell them that we have to sincerely thank you for all your feedback, as you have taken your time will help us raising our standard and make us better. Please sincerely accept my apology for everything. The warning was given to the responsible staffs. The...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2014

This place is great. A friend and I stayed in some new rooms which were essentially just blocked off areas of the stairwell so to be honest I wouldn't recommend them. But they were dirt cheap and having peaked in other rooms they looked lovely. What makes this place awesome is the rooftop terrace with restaurant and bar. It has...

1Thank Annie W
Reviewed 8 February 2014

a little difficult to get there, especially at night. (taxi drivers had a problem too, and we showed them the address in thai) big guesthouse, with lots of rooms. we had the urban chic room, concrete, spacious and a big bed. restaurant on the 8th floor, fantastic view over the river! go there for a sunset drink! guesthouse is 10...

2Thank Backpacklocals
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We had a room on 7th floor with balcony overlooking Chao Phraya river. Could sit out day or night and watch barges on river and 4 other kinds of boats. Close to express ferries with 16 stops and easy to travel. In Chinatown with interesting places to walk to. They give you phone number for cab driver to get directions...

1Thank RichardDawson2014
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 January 2014

large choisse of room for several budget, from 300 bath (dorms) to 1800 bath. Cheepest room very simple, nowhere to put you close . People at the reception lovely and really helpfull. The must in the restaurant on the top floor with reasonable price (150 bath for most dish and cocktail), quiet most of the time. Quality of the food...

1Thank Mathieu R
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I must admit, we didn't actually stay at the Guest House. Bangkok friends took us to the roof top bar/restaurant for the extraordinary view - 260 degrees over the main river! There are probably many other places where you could get a similar view, but here the beer and food is significantly cheaper, less crowded and you can just sit...

2Thank Keith C

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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"See.., feel.., and breath REAL Bangkok living." Established in early 1980s, River View Guest House is a family-run budget guest house which offers a truly unique experience. It is hidden among small alleys of Chinatown's Talad Noi area, but it is very famous the breath-taking view over Chao Praya River. Our "River Vibe Restaurant & Bar" is on our rooftop, serves Thai and European menu, extensive cocktail and wine lists, you can enjoy the moment with definitely 7-star view over Chao Praya River. River View Guest House is recognized world-wide and honored to be listed in world's most respectable guide books such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Frommer's, Guide Routard, Fodor's, so as to be named. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River View Guest House

Address: 768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Chinatown / Yaowarat
Price Range: $22 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River View Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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River View Guest House Hotel Bangkok
River View Hotel
River View Bangkok
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