- Scenic riverside setting
- Excellent pool and amenities
- Superb dining choices
- High end facilities
Named for its scenic location on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the luxurious Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is set in nearly a dozen acres of gorgeous tropical gardens. It’s designed to be a place of serenity and relaxation, where guests can unwind and take things slowly after a long day exploring the many fascinating sights and attractions of Bangkok.
This high-end resort has a total of 306 rooms, each one of which is decorated in classy Thai style. Most of the rooms are located in three buildings spread across the resort’s beautifully tended grounds; floor-to-ceiling windows not only let in a lot of natural light to make the rooms bright and airy, they also offer stunning views of the resort’s gardens, the Chao Phraya River or the bustling streets of Bangkok. Amenities include air conditioning, an LCD TV with DVD player, a minibar and coffee and tea making facilities - each room also comes with a complimentary smartphone that can be used on the resort and when out and about; guests are free to use this for unlimited internet, texts and calls. Two extra rooms can be found on the Anantara Dream, a rice barge over 100 years old that offers private full-service river cruises. These special cruise experiences last three days, with guests spending two nights onboard the barge.
The facilities are superb and include one of the largest outdoor pools in Bangkok, along with a children’s pool and a hot tub. There are also two tennis courts, a fitness centre, a free kids club and even a rooftop hydroponic farm. Cooking lessons and city tours led by expert guides are also available.
There’s a huge range of dining choices at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. The Riverside Terrace, a buffet-style restaurant serving international cuisine - is just one example of the many superb riverside dining options on offer. There’s a broad range of cuisine to enjoy from Japanese Teppanyaki at Benihana, to delicious Italian fare at Brio, or dishes from the Pacific Rim at Trader Vic’s. Other dining options include a lavish breakfast buffet, several bars, a coffee shop selling hot drinks and light snacks and Dining by Design, a special dining experience just for two where couples can enjoy privacy and intimacy as they dine on cuisine of their choice.
Children of all ages are welcome at the resort, with ‘Family Suites’ tailored specifically to family requirements. There’s a kids club and the designated children’s pool, as well as a babysitting service.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019