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River View Guest House

Not exactly cheap, but still a budget option to ge

Photo of River View Guest House, 768 Soi Panurangsri, Songvad Rd, Chinatown. , Chinatown

What we say: 4 stars

This eight-storey guesthouse wins the prize for being Bangkok's trickiest place to find despite being easy to see from the river. The views from the restaurant are superb; while the food is pretty standard guesthouse fare, it's a great place to relax with a beer. A renovation of all of the rooms and the restaurant was almost completed when Travelfish visited, bringing the value-for-money ratio back into the positive range. The top three floors of rooms are the best, with tasteful decoration and lovely balconies overlooking the river. River View is in a good location if you plan spending a lot of time in Chinatown or if you're keen on a river view without paying five-star prices but it's pretty out of the way otherwise. The rooms with balconies are pretty amazing, but it's debateable if the other rooms are really a good value. Still, it's peaceful. To get there, hop off at River City ferry pier — otherwise known as the Harbor/Marine Department, turn left and follow the small soi that runs off through markets. Keep going till you enter an area full of used car parts, take the third little soi on your left which has a sign pointing to the guesthouse — the sign is actually facing the opposite direction so look backwards as you pass the soi to spot it. Follow this, take a turn to the right and you're there. Alternatively, get off the MRT at Hua Lamphong and take a motorbike for around 20 baht.

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Contact details:

768 Soi Panurangsri, Songvad Rd, Chinatown.  T: (02) 234 5429 F: (02) 237 5428  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan share b'room 450 baht 500 baht No balcony
Dbl air-con private b'room 1,200 baht 1,500 baht With balcony
Dbl fan private b'room 700 baht 750 baht No balcony

Added to Travelfish on: 26th October, 2003
Last visited or updated on: 21st December, 2011

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