Thai Travel Rep② Second time staying at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.



Second trip to Thailand Bangkok!


Second time staying at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok!!


Why choose this hotel again because there is a nice pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River!


This stay was really special ...

How…They upgraded my room to a grand suite!!

As it was a filial trip to my parents-in-law, I had really nice memories thanks to this upgrade…!!


The people at Chatrium Hotel did their best, so I would like to leave everything on Chatrium Hotel here!  I took many photos so I want to put all! !

Service, Facilities,Location...everythings is great!! It's a 5 star hotel.

This is the Chatrium hotel !!

Thai Travel Rep② Second time staying at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.



★What is the 5-star Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

The Chao Phraya River, which flows through the capital city of Thailand, is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, skyscrapers and hotels, one of which is "Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok".


If you look at the homepage of Chatrium Hotel, it is written that it is 5 stars, but if you look at other hotel reservation sites, it is highly rated above 4.5 stars!

Especially, there are many comments from the Japanese “The staff was good”, it is a hotel that stays comfortably and is memorable.

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Exterior


Good location !! 

Please look at this "roughly Bangkok map" !

The second hotel from the bottom along the river is the Chatrium Hotel !

As you can see, it is just outside the river and has easy access to the city!

Bangkok Map Hotel Location

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The BTS (train) station “Saphan Taksin”,  and the boat landing “Sathorn”, which serves as a foot to the temples “Wat Arun” and “Wat Po” in Bangkok,

The two are at close range and the Chatrium Hotel is 5 minutes by boat from here! (There is a free pick-up boat from Chatrium Hotel!)

Furthermore, it is 5 minutes by tuktuk to playground "Asiatique" of night!

So very convenient to go anywhere! Location is very good!


Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok: Address and Map

28 Charoenkrung Soi 70, Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120, Thailand




Surprised service for the second time! Ally check in and room upgrade!?

I arrived in Bangkok this time around 6 o'clock in the morning. And I arrived at the hotel at 8 o'clock. It was not time to be able to check in naturally ...

When I get off the taxi from the hotel, the staff will keep our luggage and I will be taken to the reception. So we went through the check-in procedure. And they checked in there immediately.

There was a surprise proposal from the reception staff there!


"The originally reserved room can not be enter until 14 o'clock, but if it is a grand suite room in the annex, you can be enter immediately.

There are two more rooms in one room, each with its own bathroom. How would you do?"


They proposed early check in and upgrade to suite room at the same time!

Originally I booked one room for parents and one room for me and my husband. Each room is river view.

but if there are two more rooms in one room, it's perfect! In addition, the suite room also has a river view!

So I decided to get the room changed, and I was immediately taken to the room.


This is the Grand Suite Room (river view) located on the 31st floor of 36th floor!



This is the Grand Suite of Chatrium Hotel!

First I opened the door and saw it in front of me.

It is too large shoe shelf ! It can put on an outer, but of course there is a closet in each room!



・Living room

And next time I came into my eyes ... this is a living room too large!

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Room



There is also a spacious kitchen! The water put here is free  ! I can not see it but there is microwave.

Chatrium Hotel: Kitchen in the room



Even more…There was a washing machine and a dryer in the hidden door of the kitchen !  Anybody was sweating a lot in boiling hot Bankok, the washing machine was a big success!

Chatrium Hotel: Washing Machine / Dryer


・Common toilet

There was a shared toilet beside the living room! There were a total of three toilets in this Grand Suite Room, so it was not a battle for toilets in the morning ◎! lol

Grand Suite Room: Shared Toilet


・Living room

It looks like this when you look at the living room from the veranda! Too broad ~! Much bigger than my home in Tokyo !! It seems to be 250 m2 in size!

The fruits is free on the table !

Suite: Livingroom


If you sit on a sofa and look at the veranda, you can see the city of Bangkok from the window. There are rooms on both sides of the living room, and each one is separated like this, so the sound was not bothered at all ◎!

View of the veranda from the sofa



It looks like this when you enter the room and look at the balcony! There are two rooms, here's a bit narrow. The suite I stayed last time  had a table and chairs on the balcony!

Chatrium Hotel: River View Veranda


・View (from 31 floor)

Here is the view from this balcony! The view is beautiful because it is a high floor! I could see the city as it was a room with a river view!

Chatrium Hotel; River View

Chatrium Hotel: A view from the room


And this is the night view of Bangkok! Both the river and the town are splendid and beautiful!

Around the pink bridge is Sathorn Pier and Saphan Taksin Station!

Chatrium Hotel: Night View from Room

Chatrium Hotel: City View




Next I show you the each room! There are two rooms, one with one king size bed and the other one with two semi double bed !

Chatrium Hotel: Bedroom / King Size Bed

Chatrium Hotel: Bedroom


As you can see, the bedroom is large enough! On the left side of this picture ...



There is also a closet, with bathrobes and valuables cases in it!

Closet and valuables case



And here is the bathroom with each room!  Wide~!

Chatrium Hotel: Bathroom


Here are the toilet and shower. The shower temperature control is a little difficult, but the water pressure was enough◎!

Bathroom, toilet and shower


There are many plays in Bangkok, so quite important is there have bathtub or not! There is bathtub so that we can extend leg.

I forgot to take some amenities but there are basic amenities. There was no element of bubble bath..!!


Chatrium Hotel: Bathtub


This is the Grand Suite Room! It may have been transmitted how large and special the room was!

I was tired on the first night, I bought chilled rice and drinks at Seven Eleven on the premises and ate in the living room, but it was also fun !!

I thought when I came last time, Seven Eleven is delicious in Thailand! lol 

I love prawns chilled dumplings!


Rice in the room

I could spend the time I could talk to my parents who didn't know Thailand, and I could also have a meal like this…The three days I spent in such a feeling was really the best and I have remembered my life!

Well, next time, see the wonderful breakfast buffet of this hotel!



It has exceeded the last time! A leveled up breakfast buffet

Even when I came to the last time, there is a good impression that the breakfast here is plentiful and good, but then two years after the whole round ... it was a wonderful thing that clearly exceeded the last time!

You can have breakfast at the "River Barge" restaurant, which is straight from the reception on the first floor.

Breakfast opening hours

Breakfast is from 6 am to 10.30 am! at the River Barge Restaurant. 

Chatrium Hotel: Restaurant


If you complete the reception, you will be guided to the seat

If you are booking a room with breakfast, you can get a seat by saying the room number and name at the entrance! You can choose the seat either inside or outside!

Inside is cooler and cool. But it's cool in the morning even if it's the hottest in May. So I recommend to eat outside! The Chao Phraya River will be a pleasant breakfast on your side!

Breakfast at the side of Chao Phraya River will be a pleasant time !

When you get in, ask the staff, "Would you like Coffee or Tea?" So please choose the one you like. Not only this but also fruit juice and milk are put here !


Breakfast Buffet: Seats



This is a breakfast buffet for the chatrium hotel!

From here, take a look at the food in the breakfast buffet!

・Warm dim sum

First of all, there is dim sum near the entrance! Dim Sum is delicious wherever I eat!

Chatrium Hotel Breakfast Buffet


・Freshly cooked Pho

In the back is Pho! Here you can choose your favorite ingredients and sheff makes me  a fresh Pho! Two years ago there was no such Pho ! By the way, this Pho was delicious!

Breakfast Buffet: Fresh Pho


・Choose freshly cooked eggs!

Not only Pho, They also make freshly cooked eggs!


Breakfast: Fresh omelet


I got an omelet! It was delicious!

make a breakfast omelet


・ (Maybe) rice porridge

What this... Maybe It's Ingredients of Chine tipe rice porridge..?? 

Breakfast buffet: rice porridge


・Salad, dessert, hand-rolled sushi

The table in the middle also had vegetables, fruits, cheese and hand-rolled sushi!

・Salad, dessert, hand-rolled sushi


This is yogurt & fruit! Tropical fruits are delicious no matter what you eat!

yogurt fruit



This is the Bread stand ! There is a rotary microwave for baking bread, so you can eat  warm it. How to eat a large bread.. grab it with the cross on the table and cut it. Put it on the plate just for the amount you want to eat ! (I saw what Westerners are doing so !! It's not wrong, maybe..)



・Other more..

There are a lot of other types meal, but I just only took the fashionable tomato. lol

What else there are.. Bacon, Wiener, Curry ... Oh! I do not remember that much! Because I can not eat so much in the morning, I did not look in detail! Sorry!


Breakfast buffet


・Take what you like and have it !!

Let's eat them!!

However, this is the only the plate I took... I'm not hungry in the morning..

Chatrium Hotel: Breakfast



Pool which can overlook the Chao Phraya river which is most favorite in this hotel!

Now I would like to introduce is my favorite place, pool at this hotel!

This hotel's swimming pool is located on the 6th floor and overlooks the Chao Phraya River! The pool is big enough, there is a pool for children, a pool for a little warmth, and a pool in the annex where I stayed!

・Pool opening hours

The pool can swim from 6:30 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening!


Here is the pool in the annex!

Like the main building, the Chao Phraya River can not be seen from here, but it is vacant !! If you want to be quiet, this is recommended!

However, there is no pool bar in this annex, and maybe there aren't always enough towels ...

pool in the annex


Main building pool which can overlook Chao Phraya river is this!

We went into the swimming pool in the main building! You do not have to bring your towel out of the room. Towels are provided here anytime. There are enough chairs, so I think you can sit somewhere even if it is crowded!

Chatrium Hotel: Swimming Pool


・ Children's pool

This is a children's pool and there are chairs around it so it's perfect for families!

Children's pool


・ Pool bar

There is a pool bar, where drinks and liquor, ice cream and popcorn are on sale! There is a book on it too!

Pool bar


When you check in to this hotel you will receive a welcome drink ticket, one for each person, which can also be used here! It is this drink that can be selected by the welcome drink ticket! I had to Coke ... but it was nice to have the Chatrium Punch!

Welcome drink ticket: pool bar menu


・ Scenery from the pool

Take a look! Here is the Chao Phraya River seen from the pool! (It was great if the river wasn't brown!)

Scenery from the pool


In the daytime, you may feel like 'It's normal..', but ... This pool shines at dusk of 18-19 o'clock! The sunset in South Asia is beautiful in orange and purple, but at this hotel you can see the sun fall over the river. You see, it's so beautiful!

Chao Phraya River at dusk



Let's go to the main station by a free pick-up boat!

It is fun to play in the hotel pool, but Bangkok is also fun in the city! You can even go to Wat Pho or Wat Arun in the city by boat!

To do so, you must first go to Sathorn Pier. The Sathorn Pier also has the Skytrain (BTS) station "Saphan Taksin Station".

And this chatrium hotel has a free boat to that Sathorn Pier!


・ Let's go through the garden and get on the boat!

You have to go through the nice garden of this chatrium hotel to get on the boat! I like this garden. Many fish are swimming in the pond, and wild squirrels live in trees and bamboo. The road is always clean as there is a staff cleaning.



You can sit on the bench while waiting for the ship, or cool in the shade, or look at the river from a little square. This garden is really calm and pleasant!



・ Chatrium hotel landing place

This is a boat dedicated to Chatrium Hotel! Boat regularly go and come between the hotel and the Sathorn Pier. It is about 5 minutes by here to Sathorn Pier. It is quite near!

Chatrium hotel landing place


Take a boat and you will see the whole view of the Chatrium Hotel. It is a tall big hotel! The front is the main building with the reception and breakfast restaurant pool, the middle is the annex where we stayed, and the back is the residence where local people live. It's a new building next to the hotel... wondering what will be built??

Chatrium Hotel Exterior


・ Sathorn Pier

Here is the Sathorn Pier. The boat of the hotel along the river which is not only a chatrium hotel stops here. I think that there is no mistake because the name is written on any boat◎!

Sathorn Pier


・ Time schedule of the boat

It is time schedule of the boat, put the around May 2019 which I used. Perhaps I think that every season ships out at this interval (about every 15-30 minutes). You can get this time schedule table when you'll check-in !

Time schedule of the boat



There are Starbucks, Seven Eleven (Convenience Store) and massage on site!

It's useful to have this near the hotel, isn't it?? Especially, Seven Eleven is convenient! Details are below.

Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is located on the first floor of the annex. Unexpectedly, I did not use it, but please go here if you want to drink coffee!

Opening hours: (weekdays) 6: 30-20: 00 (Saturdays and Sundays) 7: 00-19: 00

Starbucks Coffee


Seven Eleven (Convenience Store)

There is Seven Eleven near the entrance on the hotel premises, it is really convenient ! "Seven" is all for the Japanese people, there have more and more stores opened in Thailand! (There have been seven here for two years ago!)

By the way, Thai lunch box and chilled dumplings sold at Seven are quite delicious ◎! This rice and dumplings cost around 30 baht(US$1)! SINGHA-beer 35 baht (US$1.15) per bottle! Food and drinks are cheap! !

However, in Thailand, the time to sell alcohol is determined by the law, so be careful! (Between 11a.m. to 14p.m. and between 17p.m. to 24p.m.) And also want to be careful ...only mango was not delicious (Why) lol

Business hours are 24 hours nonstop of course◎

Seven Eleven (Convenience Store)


Massage "Namita Spa"

There is also a massage in the annex basement of the hotel. Although the price depends on the part and time, it about 400-1400 baht (US$13 - 46), but I think that guest has certainly got a discount. I will put a pamphlet here... ( but There is a cheap massage area near this hotel, there is 100 baht for 1 hour ( US$3.3)! Super cheap! Please see the last related article for details!)

Opening hours: 10: 00-22: 00




Other services ...?

Lastly, I will write down all the other things I would care about! Actually, I used in May 2019, so I think it may change depending on the season!

・ About Wi-Fi ・ About money exchange at the hotel ・ About booking for return taxi ・ Is Japanese available? is about!

・You can get FREE Wi-Fi !

You can get Wi-Fi! Passwords are different in the main building and the annex, but when staying in the annex, information on main building Wi-Fi is also given ! 

By the way, it is the speed of Wi-Fi is comfortable, no problem at all ◎!



・You can exchange money!

It is okay if Thai baht is not enough! You can exchange money at the hotel reception !

But after all the rate of the airport is slightly lower than the good place ...

However, compared with the place where rate is good, the hotel is a little inferior ...

How much was it...

<Airport good rate>
¥1 = 0.2845 THB
¥10,000 = 2845 THB
<Chatrium Hotel Rates>
¥1 = 0.2676 THB
¥10,000 = 2676 THB

Difference 169 Baht approx. 590 yen(¥ 1 = 3.5THB)

→Difference about US$5.5

The loss is about one meal at restaurant in Thailand? It is better to exchange money at rates as good as possible, and it may be better to use it when you really run out of it.


・ Let's call taxi to return airport!

If you say "How to get back to the airport", it is better to have the hotel call a taxi! I used to go and go back and used a taxi, but I was able to make a reservation at a rate without ripoff and no extra◎!

You can book a taxi at the counter near the end door of the main building. When you say "I want to make a taxi reservation" to the person at the reception desk, you will be asked "room number, date of reservation, time, type of taxi".


By the way, the price was decided, and it was 700 baht (US$23) for the 4 people Onebox type that we got from the hotel to Suvarnabhumi airport.

If it's a regular type, maybe 600 baht (US$19.6) ... (I'm not take it, but when I was asked hotel stuff, and she said the regular type taxi cost is 600-700 baht !)

I think it's a good to book your return taxi here !


・They can not speak Japanese, so it's English, but it's kind and easy to understand.

Finally I think the big problem is the part of language such as "They can not understand Japanese(or other country's word)" and "I can not speak English" ..

Although there is no staff who can speak Japanese at this hotel, I think there may be no language problems.

Becaouse looking at the hotel review, most of the Japanese commented that "Staff was good". (Although most Japanese can not speak English!!)

I also felt it from the beginning to the end, but the staff here is kind and speaks slowly! So if you have a face that you don't understand, they will speak including body language. So I think people who can not speak English will probably stay without problems!




That's all about Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok!

It has become quite long, this is Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok! It is a really nice hotel, and I think I will stay here again if it is my third visit to Thailand.

Thanks to the upgrade this time, I had really nice memories with my parents!

If you are concerned about this hotel and arrived on this page, I will do my best to recommend it to you ~\(^o^)/!


Booking is cheap on Expedia!

I always reserve overseas tours and hotels at Expedia,  I would recommend it cuz always for sale! There are many luxury hotels available at low prices.

Airplanes are discounted, it is almost impossible to cancel, but hotel can be canceled until the day specified by the hotel.