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.
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!
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.