Staying at the Avani Riverside Hotel in Bangkok

 
I decided to start my 2016 Asia trip, by staying at the Avani Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is one of the most enchanting and always exciting cities in the world, and everything happens at such a fast phase, that if you blink, you might just miss out.

One of the city’s most magical sightings is the Chao Phraya River which is one of the Bangkok’s charismatic areas, especially the views from some of best rooftop bars I have ever seen. After a long-haul flight of almost 20 hours and little sleep, I arrived at the hotel late. I instantly got greeted by a fascinating view of the Chao Phraya River from the lobby, located on the 11th floor of the hotel. The open plan design and striking, spacious interior made a great first impression, but it was the quick check-in procedure that ensured my first impression was exactly what I expected of a 5-star establishment.

I stayed in on the 19th floor, a Riverview room which neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, with a lot of space. I loved that the bathroom was integrated into the room with a spacious rain shower, dedicated work station and a media hub docking station.
I spent most of my 2 days at the hotel’s breathtaking infinity edge rooftop swimming pool which enjoys stunning views of the city. The Attitude bar and restaurant is located on the same level and is an amazing venue for drinks and truly gives Sirocco Sky Bar a run for their money when it comes to service and views.
Breakfast was served from their Skyline restaurant which was remarkable with a huge selection of options for the Western or Eastern traveler.

I had the pleasure of meeting the Director of Marketing & Communications for Avani Riverside and Anantara Riverside during my stay where she took me through the history of both properties.

One aspect that made an impression on me was the fact that next door to Avani Riverside is the luxury Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Anantara has partnered with Bangsai Agricultural Centre to offer guests from both hotels a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested selection of Western and Asian herbs, vegetables and salads in the hotel’s 2,800 square meters rooftop Hydroponic Farm. So basically, everything I ate was super fresh and forms part of a greater cause. Love it!

Another aspect was that the hotel’s riverside location makes all of Bangkok’s attractions easily accessible and you did not have to travel endlessly in taxis to reach some of the top destinations.

Avani guests have access to Anantara’s complimentary shuttle boat service which transports guests to and from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station and to the Asiatique Night Market as well as some of the most beautiful riverside restaurants and bars.

Avani Riverside was truly one of the best urban hotel experiences I have had so far. I was truly impressed with everything the hotel had to offer, from food, views, service, and staff. I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Bangkok, whether you stay for 1 evening or 1 week.

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