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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

City view room with A/C overpriced and lacking any charm for a family run guest house. Room and bathroom are big, but that is the only good thing. Tuk tuk drivers can't find the place so getting there is a nightmare. Perhaps the cheaper rooms are better.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this hotel as a stop over for one night. The only thing good about it was the view. The photos of this place are absolutely nothing what it is actually like in person. The room was mostly clean, but the shower was a bit sketchy. Definitely made sure to use flip flops to shower. It is very outdated...

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Marseille, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location near chinatown by the river is perfect. Close to mbk by public transport but in a quiet area. the staff is very nice friendly and helpfull. The rooftop with restaurant on the 8th floor have a magnific view specially to watch the sunset. The rooms are clean and they clean them every day! I recomand this place !

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Benjapak P, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Jones, Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to our team who work so hard to make our property the best place to stay in Bangkok. We hope to see you again. Regards, Benjapak (Benny)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy so much this guest housse .its clean and its a good location in chinatown for take the ferry or walking around ...friendlly staff .we will be back .thanks so much for help us for our first experince in bangkok.see ya

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Benjapak P, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Michel-wood, Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to our team who work so hard to make our property the best place to stay in Bangkok. We hope to see you again. Regards, Benjapak (Benny)

Limone sul Garda, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I m going to review the restaurant: JUST FORGET ABOUT IT. We saw the open view terrace at the top from the boat and decided to have a drink and some food there. After having being sitting for a long time I tried to get the attention of the unfriendly staff.we ordered pad Thai goong (let's say like pizza in...

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Benjapak P, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Zyrylla, I'm deeply regret to hear that your experience with River View Guest House is not up to your standard. We do take your review seriously and are trying very hard to fix it. The management has taken into serious action to improve service and food standard, we hope that for your next visit you will find an improvement....

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay here each time I come to Bangkok. Always clean, always friendly staff and always the best food upstairs at the restaurant. It's in a small laneway down by the river in Chinatown, so can be a little tricky to find but is well worth it.

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Benjapak P, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ed G, Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to our team who work so hard to make our property the best place to stay in Bangkok. We hope to see you again. Regards, Benjapak (Benny)

Cirencester, UK
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been to the River View rooftop restaurant several times over the last few years and have been saying how good it is, but having taken our visitors there last night, it will be the last time. Really disappointed it has changed, as this was one of our favourite places. Not sure if its changed hands, but the quality...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If you like staying in an authentic and safe neighborhood, away from all the buzz, check into the River View. We have been traveling Thailand and Vietnam for 7 weeks and arrived and returned to Bangkok three times. Each time we checked in into this lovely place. It has the most wonderful roof terrace, with extra ordinary ends of your...

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Kent
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very cheap guest house (£60 for 4 night double room) with a good base location. Basic room with en suite (bathroom walls more a screen than anything else, walls don't go to the ceiling etc so not very private), shower has no cubicle which wasn't a problem for us but it does mean that everything in the bathroom gets wet...

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Horsley Park, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I last stayed here in 1986. Things have been repainted, the restaurant is full every night, You need to book for dinner. People have discovered what a gem this is for the price. Basic, clean, friendly great views, peaceful. What more do you want in the middle of a capital city. Quite a challenge to find but everybody in China...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"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: RM49 - RM146 (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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Also Known As:
River View Guest House Hotel Bangkok
River View Hotel
River View Bangkok
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“We stayed on level 5 and would go back tomorrow.”
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“Dragon move balcony”
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“Best to have A/C”
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