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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank Ed G
Cirencester, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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...

Thank Rokus L
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...

Thank Emma T
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...

Thank GrimmoG
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself was situated around 20/30 minutes away from the nightlife and 15/20 minutes from Sukhumvit. There are a few small Street stalls around the hotel for thai food. The hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant which is expensive but worth it for the view and the food is quite nice. As for location, if you are looking...

Thank Daniel S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I enjoyed my stay here. A little difficult to locate but once you establish it's not a problem and it's easy to jump on the ferry to go down river. I did have some gifts go missing from my bag so take care and lock up your stuff.

1Thank Cybergenic
Reviewed 14 December 2016

โรงแรมเก่า ราคาประหยัด บริการดี เป็นกันเอง มีจักรยานให้เช่า ห้องสะอาดดีครับ ทำเลดีแต่อยู่ลึกลับ เพราะย่านนี้มีตรอกซอกซอยเยอะ วิวร้านอาหารชั้น 8 ดีงาม เห็นแม่น้ำเจ้าพระยาในมุมที่กว้างมากๆ ลมเย็นสบาย นั่งเล่นได้นานๆ Old but clean room.Very good view on 8 floor restaurant.

1Thank 819pandits
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 December 2016

OK , I admit , you will struggle a bit to find this place. It is in a small alley and you cannot reach it directly by taxi BUT it is worth. First of all it is great to walk in the small alley of what was before the Bangkok Chinatown , second the rooftop restaurant has really a great...

2Thank Rickyfox47
Roissy-en-France, France
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent a couple nights here dragon move room with incredible view The lady with the glasses at the front desk (evening shift) was really friendly and helpful always have a smile on her face.Thank to her to help me when i lost the bag at the airport.

Thank pierrelagat

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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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"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 

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Address: 768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd. | Talad Noi, Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Chinatown / Yaowarat
Price Range: $14 - $43 (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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#19 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
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“We stayed on level 5 and would go back tomorrow.”
 of 5 bubbles GrimmoG, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask to see the room before you commit as the building is odd with some poorly located rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Cybergenic, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dragon move balcony”
 of 5 bubbles pierrelagat, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best to have A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 804billp, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The restaurant on the 8th floor is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles oktadvisor, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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