Viang Tak Riverside Hotel

Viang Tak Riverside Hotel

River views and a pool

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Rooms at the long-running Viang Tak Riverside Hotel don’t quite stack up to Soho’s, but here you get a swimming pool, river views and a prime riverside location.

Travelfish says:

The huge ice-blue building is part of a larger complex that also includes a shopping centre, karaoke bar and restaurant with the sort of depressing atmosphere that some old-school Asian business travellers seem to like. Fluorescent lights and mirrors covering walls and ceilings in the long entrance hall reminded us of a North Korean hotel, and the dated lobby didn’t help.

Accessed by stairs, rooms come with decent beds set over wall-to-wall carpets, tables, fridges with minibars, TVs, hot-water bathrooms with tubs, generic Thai art and large glass windows. Be sure to ask for a room facing the river, as they’re no more expensive than the “city view” editions.

Set next to a concrete patio with river views, the medium-size pool looked enticing on a scorching April day. Buffet breakfast goes for 200 baht and staff were not overly friendly.

Contact details for Viang Tak Riverside Hotel

Address: 236 Jompol Rd, Tak
T: (055) 512 507-8; (081) 887 2905;  F: (055) 512 168  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º7'21.89" E, 16º52'19.54" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 800 baht 800 baht
Deluxe double room 1,200 baht 1,200 baht
Family room 1,700 baht 1,700 baht

Reviewed by

David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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