Best Boutique Riverside Bangkok Hotels

The riverside area of Bangkok is a perfect area to stay if you want to experience all that Bangkok has to offer. There are endless shopping malls, temples to visit, and restaurants with spectacular views to watch the sun go down over the Chao Phraya River.

It can be difficult to find the best hotels in Bangkok because of the sheer amount of rooms on offer.  Boutique hotels are a unique way to experience the city by immersing yourself in a unique theme or culture.  Based on my personal experience living in the city for over 8 years I’ve outlined the best boutique hotels along the river to help you plan your next getaway. 

Personal favorites

Budget Talakkia Boutique Hotel
LuxuryHotel Once Bangkok

Amdaeng Bangkok Riverside Hotel

A stunning exclusive four-story building with a minimalist red theme and dark wooded traditional furnishings.  The hotel has ten rooms each catering to up to two people with direct views over the river and a unique outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

Rooftop lounge area with panoramic views over Chao Phraya River and an in-house riverside restaurant called NYE on the bottom floor serving Thai fusion.

Located on Chiang Mai Road directly next to the river in Khlong San district to the west of Bangkok. The hotel is a 10-minute walk to BTS Klong San station or a 5-10 minute taxi ride to BTS Saphan Taksin. Wanglee Pier is also close by if you prefer to take a ferry across the river.

Local attractions in the area include the mega mall ICONSIAM, The Jam Factory, Bakesjourney, Lhong 1919, and Wat Thong Noppakhun.

Best cafe: Walden Home Cafe

Area: South Riverside

Attractions: Shopping and Temples

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 4


Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok

Italian-inspired four-star heritage boutique villa built in the 1920s with luxury European decor throughout.  Large infinity outdoor pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens and shading trees.

The hotel has an award-winning restaurant called Praya Dining serving historical Thai cuisine with “royal preparation”.

Located in Bang Yi Khan part of Bang Phlat district which is a 10-15 minute taxi ride to the closest train station MRT Bang Yi. Although connecting ferries across the river to Phra Athit Pier can be found directly next to the hotel at Wat Daodungsaram Pier.

Local attractions close to the hotel include Phra Sumen Fort, Suan Luang Rama VIII Park, and Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn.

Best cafe: Like Italy Cafe Bakery

Area: North Riverside

Attractions: Temples

Budget: high-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 4


Oriental Heritage Residence

Stylish classical Asian-themed boutique hotel within walking distance of the river with a coffee shop and restaurant on the ground floor beside the lobby.

Three room types accommodate up to three people decorated in a minimal white theme, dark wooden furnishings, and garden views.

Located on Charoen Krung Rd in Bang Rak district the hotel is a 12-minute walk to BTS Saphan Taksin or a 4-minute walk to Wat Muang Kae Pier for connecting boats along the Chao Phraya River.

Local attractions include Bangkokian Museum, River City BANGKOK mall, and Warehouse 30.

Best cafe: Bang Rak Cafe and Bistro

Area: South Riverside

Attractions: Temples and shopping

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 3


Talakkia Boutique Hotel

Chinese-themed boutique hotel with red and black Asain-themed furnishings throughout and a small outdoor swimming pool. 

Three different room types to choose from with double or twin beds catering for up to four people including a family-sized room.

The hotel has an in-house restaurant and cafe serving traditional Thai and Chinese cuisine located on the bottom floor of the hotel.

Located on Charoen Krung Road in the Talat Noi district close to Chinatown. Although not directly next to the riverside it’s within walking distance and the closest MRT station is Hua Lamphong a 10-minute walk.

Local attractions include Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha), Wat Maha Phruettharam Worawihan, and Talat Noi. 

Best cafe: Patina

Area: South Riverside

Attractions: Temples and Chinatown

Budget: low-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 3


Varmtel

Modern chic-designed boutique hotel with white decor, raw exposed brick walls, and minimalist furnishings.

The hotel has three room types catering for up to four people with the option of twin, double, or quadruple 45sqm room.

The hotel is located on Charoen Nakhon 13 Alley in Khlong Ton Sai district within walking distance of Chao Phraya River.  The closest public transport is BTS Saphan Taksin which is a 14-minute walk from the hotel.

Local attractions include Wat Suwan, Chaloem Phra Kiat Forest Park, and the luxury mall ICONSIAM.

Best cafe: cafe SOU

Area: Riverside

Attractions: Temples and shopping

Budget: low-range

Rating: 9/10

Star rating: 3


Inn A day

Four-story concept hotel built in 2013 directly next to Chao Phraya River. Each room is based on inspiration from the local community with concrete walls and steel stairways.

Eleven exclusive rooms each with their own unique style like the “Fresh Market” with pictures of the daily catch on the walls and “Tailor” decorated like a local tailors studio.

Located in a perfect location next to Wat Pho temple within a small alleyway called Maha Rat Road in the Phra Nakhon district.  The closes MRT station is Sanam Chai which is a 6 minutes walk.

Local attractions include Wat Pho as well as Saranrom Palace Park an oriental-based park with lush gardens and tranquil water features.

Area: North Riverside

Attractions: Temples and parks

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 9/10

Star rating: 4

Riva Arun Bangkok

Exclusive luxury 25-room hotel along the banks of Chao Phraya River.  The hotel is designed around colonial Thai heritage with hand-crafted furnishings and clean-cut green and white decor.

Six different room types are available from cosey studio to premium jacuzzi suites each catering to a maximum of 2 people.

A unique rooftop dining experience at their Thai fusion restaurant Above Riva with views over the river and Wat Arun temples which comes alight at night.

Located on Maharaj Road in Phra Nakhon district which is a 6-minute walk from MRT Sanam Chai.  If you prefer to travel along the river, boat connections can be found at Tah Tian Pier a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Local attractions include Wat Pho, Saranrom Palace Park, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Museum Siam.

Area: North Riverside

Attractions: Temples

Budget: high-range

Rating: 9/10

Star rating: 4


Hotel Once Bangkok

Luxury nine-story hotel with fine French-styled furnishings throughout including rooms with victorian bathtubs and plush bedding. Three different room types are available including an exclusive jacuzzi suite.

Rooftop bar and restaurant called Top Knot with panoramic views over the city with glimpses of the river.  The restaurant is perfect for a romantic night to watch the sun go down over Bangkok.

Located on Charoen Krung 72/2 Alley located in Bang Kho Laem district which is a 12-minute taxi ride from the nearest train station BTS Surasak.  The Wat Worachanyawas pier is within walking distance if you prefer to experience the river by boat.

Local attractions include Asiatique The Riverfront (outdoor mall and market), Wat Sutthi Wararam, and Wat Yannawa.

Area: South Riverside

Attractions: Temples are shopping

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 4


Kene Hotel Bangkok

Modern minimalist designed hotel with an infinity-length swimming pool overlooked by the hallways throughout the hotel. Inspired by simplicity but comes alive with natural lighting and lush tropical trees.

Four room types with an occupancy of up to four people including rooms with direct pool access.

Located on Charoen Nakhon 35 Alley in Bang Lamphu Lang district overlooking the river. The closest BTS station is Krung Thon Buri which is a 5-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Connecting river ferries can be found at Wat Sawetachat Pier a 12-minute walk from the property.

Local attractions include Wat Sawetachat Worawihan, Chaloem Phra Kiat Forest Park, and Asiatique The Riverfront.

Area: South Riverside 

Attractions: Temples and Shopping

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 4


Baan Wanglang Riverside

Traditional historic styled hotel with Thai decor and stunning panoramic views over the riverside including The Grand Palace. The hotel has 5 different room types including an exclusive villa with a kitchen and outdoor bathtub.

A wide selection of in-house wining and dining including a rooftop bar (342 Bar), Thai restaurant (Tonmakok), riverside coffee shop (N10 Café), and craft beer bar (Tanee Beer Tap).

The hotel is located in a small alleyway along the Chao Phraya River called Trok Watrakhang in the Siri Rat district. The closest train station is MRT Fai Chai which is a 15-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Prannok pier is a 3-minute walk if you prefer a ferry service along the river.

It’s a perfect location for sightseeing temples including Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, National Museum Bangkok, and The Grand Palace

Best cafe: Kanin Cafe

Area: North Riverside

Attractions: Temples

Budget: mid-range

Rating: 8/10

Star rating: 3

Looking for more boutique hotels in Bangkok? check my recommended boutique hotels in other areas around Bangkok.

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