With stunning views of the Temple of Dawn across the water, this chic former warehouse sits right on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. It makes for a convenient and charming Bangkok base with its chic rooms, fantastic restaurant, and vibrant rooftop bar.
First-time visitors to the city could not be better placed as, besides being right on the river, the hotel also backs onto the Grand Palace and Wat Pho Temple, and the hip Thonburi canals are only a stone’s throw away.
Each of the hotel’s 15 rooms has a different layout due to its distinctive design, but they are all decorated in a modern style with low-slung furniture, dark hardwood floors, and white walls.
The rooms with river views are extra special since they look straight across at the iconic Wat Arun with its looming white spires. Gazing out at it as it glows in the evening is a major draw of these rooms in and of itself. All rooms feature ensuite bathrooms with delightful locally-sourced lemongrass and ginger toiletries.
Over four floors, the hotel offers numerous seating areas in which to relax. The rooftop terrace and bar is a popular spot to chill with a cocktail and admire the ever-evolving sunset as it paints its colours across the city. Stainless steel chairs line the terrace edge so that the bar essentially becomes a viewing platform for the setting sun each day.
Guests can eat at the terrace bar for casual food, but for a fine dining experience, they should head to the second floor for dinner at Siam Tha Tian. Here, guests can explore an exquisite six-course taster menu combining traditional Thai dishes with international influences.