One of Bangkok’s finest hotels where the facilities and service are second to none. Perfect for those who want to stay in central Bangkok but still enjoy a little peace and tranquillity.
AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel
One of the newest properties along the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel is a sleek, modern high-rise hotel with contemporary styling and a wide range of facilities. The lobby is on the 11th floor of a tower block with rooms leading right up to the 26th-floor where a large, rooftop infinity pool awaits.
High ceilings and large windows give the interiors a great sense of space, while pale woods and pared-back, modern styling give it a chic, international air. The rooms feature business-standard decor and large windows to make the most of the views.
Along with the rooftop pool, there's a large gym and a small spa, as well as four restaurants and bars offering everything from fine dining to Asian tapas, light snacks and craft cocktails. In the evening the chic Attitude rooftop bar and restaurant offers sweeping views of the twinkling city lights. Guests can also take advantage of the restaurants and entertainment at the Anantara Riverside Resort, a sister property on the river in front of the hotel.
A complimentary boat shuttle runs to the Skytrain stations and public ferries and there's a small mall with a bank, clothes shops and some restaurants on the first three floors of the building.
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The rooms here are sleek, modern and comfortable but have little in the way of Thai style or character. The decor is elegant in an international business-like style with pale neutrals and contemporary furnishings. Large windows overlook the river and sliding doors lead to bright, well-equipped bathrooms. Standard rooms have a rain shower, while junior suites and above also have a bath. All rooms feature air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and minibar.
The hotel is set on the Chao Phraya River away from central Bangkok. A tuk-tuk to the nearest Skytrain station takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, guests can use the complimentary Anantara boat shuttle to Central Pier to connect with the Skytrain or public ferries. The boat journey takes 20 minutes and runs every 20 minutes. Bangkok's Asiatique night market and entertainment area is across the river about a 10 minute drive away. A longtail boat to the Royal Palace and Wat Po area takes around 25 minutes.
Food and Drink
The hotel has four restaurants and bars with breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Skyline restaurant on the 11th floor. The buffet breakfast offers a good selection of hot and cold dishes while later in the day the menu features Thai specialities as well as international dishes. For something lighter the Pantry is a deli-style eatery offering a selection of salads and sandwiches. Next door is the Long Bar which serves tapas and cocktails, while the Attitude Rooftop Bar and Restaurant on the 26th floor offers Asian tapas and fusion-style fine dining. It has indoor and outdoor tables, an open kitchen and resident DJ.
Connecting rooms are available and babysitting can be arranged.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel's 25 m (82 ft) rooftop infinity pool offers glorious views of the city and is a highlight of the property. Yoga classes are offered on the deck beside the pool and there's a large gym with personal trainers available. The hotel also has a small spa with just two treatment rooms but a wide range of therapies on offer.
While the AVANI is not located directly on the banks of the river, it offers sweeping views and represents great value for money with a large selection of dining options and a thrilling rooftop infinity pool.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Just across the Chao Praya River in Bangkok lies the city's secret garden — Bang Kra Jao. Only accessible by boat, you must cross the river on a small ferry to reach this beautiful area full of small villages, temples and tropical flora.
The Songkran Festival celebrates the New Year. They are colourful and lively celebrations, with music, traditional dance and, of course, water, which symbolically cleanses the body from the sins of the previous year.
You and your guide will walk you through the narrow streets to experience many local sights with various food tastings along the way. Try things like ‘kafae boran’, a classic Thai coffee, or the popular Thai dessert, 'Khanom Thua Paep' (mung bean rice crepe).
Jim Thompson's house is a real highlight of any trip to Bangkok. The house itself is beautifully decorated and preserved and provides a fascinating insight into the life of this mysterious man, who set up a huge empire trading in Thai silk before disappearing whilst walking in the Malaysian highlands in 1967.
An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual and avoid the crowds who arrive later.
An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. Later you will visit the temple grounds and the famous 45 metre Reclining Buddha, and The Grand Palace, Thailand's most important landmark.