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Riva Surya – Bangkok

8 October 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , — Michael @ 7:53 am

Riva Surya is a new hotel set right on the river just north of the Grand Palace area, in the center of old Bangkok. The 68-room hotel bills itself as a five-star property, and it certainly is rather posh at first glance, but I seriously doubt it can live up to the standards set by Bangkok’s well-established POSH properties. Still, with high season published rates starting at around $100 you might find it good value for money, especially for a riverside location. (Continue reading →)

Sneak Peek – The Siam

17 June 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , — Michael @ 7:01 pm

It seems like we’ve been hearing about this new hotel project for a very long time, and now that I’ve seen the almost-finished product, I’d have to say it was worth the wait. The new hotel is right on the river, although far up from most of the other riverside hotels – that’s about the only drawback to the place. The nearest tourist sight – within walking distance – is Vimanmek Mansion, the golden teak palace of Rama V. In the neighborhood around the hotel you can catch glimpses of many large old homes built by the courtiers of the time. (Continue reading →)

 

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