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Aurum The River Place
Ranked #277 of 889 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed for 1 night, located very close to main temples in Bangkok. Small hotel, room small, not worth paying extra for partial river view room, looks onto apartments across street, down street can see river at end. No restaurant, does serve breakfast across street at coffee shop, breakfast was ok, very few restaurants in area. Paying really for close proximity to Grand Palace etc, stayed many hotels in Bangkok, and for cost can stay in larger hotel with more amenities, / room size.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Aurumtheriverplace, Manager at Aurum The River Place, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Dear Guest Jimmyc217,

Thank you for your review and stayed with us for one night.

Since our hotel is located in Rattanakosin Island, the old Bangkok area which there are many restrictions about the height and construction. This area is one of the oldest part of Bangkok which the former community, called "Tha Tien", has already been existed for at least 200 years. Hence, there are neighborhood low rise buildings and shop houses close by.

For the Side (Partial) River View room type which you have stayed, every room has a small balcony which guest could open the door to balcony and enjoy the River View from there. However, we could not refuse the truth that even there is a View of the River, neighborhood buildings and shop houses are still in the eyesight.

Regarding restaurant, we do serve breakfast outdoor at the riverside Coffee shop, Vivi the Coffe Place, in front of the hotel.

We apologize that we do not have a proper restaurant to serve Dinner. However, there are many restaurants around us open during day and night which we normally recommend guests to enjoy their meals. The few nearest restaurants are located just 50 - 100 Meters away and more choices are about 200 - 500 Meters away from us within walking distance. They are either on the street or Riverside restaurants.

Unfortunately, since you stayed with us only one night so maybe we did not have enough conversation. We should have provided you more information about the restaurants nearby.

We thank you for your comments and will use our best effort to improve the service as much as we can.

Best regards,
Aurum Management Team

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good hotel, clean, comfortable,good bathroom,good bed,weak wi-fi in the room. Everything was very, very good but the location: the best location in the day,majors attractions are near by, but at night you barely can find a place to eat!

Room Tip: Choose a river view room
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This hotel was great. The staff is very attentive, caring and wonderful. Everything was arranged , our pick up from the airport and dropping us off. They gave us directions and helped with our exploration of the city. Advised on places to see and to go. Their breakfast was very good. All in all it was a most wonderful experience from start to finish.

Room Tip: The best rooms are ones that face the river. The view from the room is amazing!
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This hotel is clean, comfortable and well manicured. Although it is a small hotel it is centrally located by the river. It is very quiet. The pier is just outside to take the boats. The Sleeping Budha, Grand Palace, Flower Market, Night Market ect. is only walking distance away.. We were checking out early before breakfast so they prepared sandwiches for us to take away. They booked the taxis with no hassle. We shall not hesitate to stay in this hotel again if we visit Bangkok

Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Although the Aurum is hard to find (be sure to print off the instructions in Thai from the website!) it is worth it. Not the fanciest place I've ever stayed but I like it because:

*my room has a view of the river
*it's quiet (although this is the off season so....)
*the staff is wonderful! They kept a suitcase for me for two weeks until I returned from Bhutan.
*since my flight home is midnight, they arranged for a late checkout (for a fee) and a taxi to pick me up right at the door
*they know the area so can provide directions to a pharmacy, restaurants, etc.
*breakfast is delicious at the outdoor garden of the coffee shop next door
*close to a pier so you can take a boat up and down the river--fun!

Of course, modern bathroom, flat screen TV, and good wifi in the rooms as well as the lobby.


  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Address: 394/27-29 Maharaj Road | Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#137 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: $130 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aurum The River Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bangkok's riverside boutique hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Located in "Rattanakosin Island " the historical-cultural reserved area in the middle of Bangkok. Few minutes walk to the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho), Watpo Thai traditional massage school, and the Grand Palace. ... more   less 
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