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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 March 2014

To describe the River View Guest House as disgusting makes it sound misleadingly charming. Flea ridden. Filthy. Rancid. Acrid. Rotten. Contagious. Toxic. Repugnant...am I painting a clear picture? It is unclear whether or not the room they put me in (646!) was even a legitimate guest room. Where to begin? Well, for starters there was an industrial style, outdoor, standing...

4Thank Joan J
River View G, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Khun Sheila J, After reading your review, I immediately called a staff meeting to tell them that we have to sincerely thank you for all your feedback, as you have taken your time will help us raising our standard and make us better. Please sincerely accept my apology for everything. The warning was given to the responsible staffs. The...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This place is great. A friend and I stayed in some new rooms which were essentially just blocked off areas of the stairwell so to be honest I wouldn't recommend them. But they were dirt cheap and having peaked in other rooms they looked lovely. What makes this place awesome is the rooftop terrace with restaurant and bar. It has...

1Thank Annie W
Reviewed 8 February 2014

a little difficult to get there, especially at night. (taxi drivers had a problem too, and we showed them the address in thai) big guesthouse, with lots of rooms. we had the urban chic room, concrete, spacious and a big bed. restaurant on the 8th floor, fantastic view over the river! go there for a sunset drink! guesthouse is 10...

2Thank Backpacklocals
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We had a room on 7th floor with balcony overlooking Chao Phraya river. Could sit out day or night and watch barges on river and 4 other kinds of boats. Close to express ferries with 16 stops and easy to travel. In Chinatown with interesting places to walk to. They give you phone number for cab driver to get directions...

1Thank RichardDawson2014
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 January 2014

large choisse of room for several budget, from 300 bath (dorms) to 1800 bath. Cheepest room very simple, nowhere to put you close . People at the reception lovely and really helpfull. The must in the restaurant on the top floor with reasonable price (150 bath for most dish and cocktail), quiet most of the time. Quality of the food...

1Thank Mathieu R
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2013

I must admit, we didn't actually stay at the Guest House. Bangkok friends took us to the roof top bar/restaurant for the extraordinary view - 260 degrees over the main river! There are probably many other places where you could get a similar view, but here the beer and food is significantly cheaper, less crowded and you can just sit...

2Thank Keith C
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

I landed in Bangkok on a quiet Sunday morning and went for breakfast on the rooftop. Easy to find with GPS and the view is stunning, but the place was deserted. My breakfast was ok, apart from the horrible white sliced bread- why no fresh crusty baguette, there's a bakery nearby. Thinking to stay, I looked at a couple of...

2Thank buieboy
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in a young travelers room, which was just build in the stairways. The room was very very hot during the day, but the view was nice. Upstairs, the rooftop bar and view were great! The food in the beautifully renovated rooftop restaurant was a pleasant surprise as well. A hidden gem. Phon (the afternoon...

4Thank Martijn H
Marseille, France
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The personal is perfect, we are extremely happy to choose this one. Restaurant is the same...we will come back without hesitation. We have difficulty booking one flight for going on our travel and the person of the welcome office helped you with a very good professionalism, kindness and smile. Thank you for all. See you soon...

1Thank Sophie C
Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 November 2013

One thing I must say about this place is, its not easy to find. The best way to get there is to walk inside(the road is too narrow for taxi anyway) - you will be able to see signboard guiding you along the way. It feels very local. Its about 10 minutes walk from chinatown so you are safe from...

1Thank vampirus87

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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: €10 - €30 (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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River View Hotel
River View Bangkok
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