On the bank of the majestic Chao Phraya River

I have chosen a good accomm location again, for this second part of my visit to Bangkok.

River View Guest House is next to the impressive Chao Phraya River, deep in the historic, old, Chinatown area. As I write this I can hear ceremonial singing in the ornate Chinese Buddhist temple directly below.

For $66 a night, it’s good value for a “Dragon Move” room on the 5th floor with a balcony looking out onto a sweeping bend in the river, aircon, TV with Macau Lotus classic movies channel (good to chill out for a while), a little fridge, free chilled drinking water in the foyer to keep topping up your bottles, a large bar fridge in the foyer with reasonable prices should you be hanging out for that late can of Chang or Singha, and a nice rooftop restaurant/bar/lounge on the 8th floor which serves cafe latte English style.

The hotel arranged an early morning airport pick-up for $33 and I was able to check in at 8am for an extra half-day rate… much appreciated after no sleep.

Just $2 gets me a ferry ride to revisit Khaosan Road’s pool table and local friends; the late-night return by tuk tuk is $4.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s