The interior of the rooms is lovely, though why oh why would anyone think glass walls on a toilet is a good idea? There is a curtain but it doesn't close properly. Uncomfortable chairs and no table on the balcony made sitting there less idyllic than I imagined. The view is of the river which is nice, but it doesn't have the same dramatic back drop that you get from nearby Icon Siam. The side windows overlook a shanty town which is never comfortable viewing when staying in a hotel. The roof top looks NOTHING like the photos on the hotels website and Facebook. There are no matresses, just weird plastic chairs like you'd find in a bus station, some of which are broken. The paint is all discoloured, the bar is closed and it looks abandoned. Similarly the restaurant has an abandoned atmosphere. It is only open on Saturday and Sunday meaning you really have nowhere but your room to hang out if you don't come at the weekend. The decor in the restaurant and ground floor is nice but it has a very unwelcoming atmosphere. The pool is dirty and very oddly positioned right at the front entrance to the hotel. The hotel is at the end of a long narrow path, down a long dark soi. You have to park your car a long distance away in a car park with no security, and then walk down these dark sois to the hotel. There was no visible security at the hotel either. This hotel is like someone with no experience in hospitality's design project. I should have appreciated the design in the magazines I saw but stayed somewhere with some training/understanding of the hospitality industry. I was HIGHLY disappointed by this hotel. I would not recommend it and would never come back.
We stayed a week at the Amdaeng Bangkok Riverside Hotel. What a great experience we had! Actually, we stayed there 2 times, as we did an overnight trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia, but didn't check out of Amdaeng, so we could keep our luggage in the room.
The hotel is hard for the taxi drivers to find, as it is down a narrow side street (more like an alley), and then you go down a path (big enough for their golf cart) to the hotel. Most times, we had to have our taxi driver call them for precise directions. But the plus side of that was they were always expecting us, and when we first arrived with our luggage, they had the golf cart out at the main street to transport us and our luggage to the hotel.
The hotel is a 10 minute leisurely walk from Lhong 1919 (a riverside pier and a stop on the Hop-on, Hop-off boats, among other water taxis), so this is an alternative way to get to the hotel.
We were in room 32, which was a corner room and had a king bed, TV, A/C, small fridge (with soda, beer and free water), an electronic safe, WiFi, robes, and slippers, a bathroom with a stand-alone claw-foot bathtub, in addition to a shower and toilet room. The bathroom only had a curtain around it for privacy.
The highlight of the room was the balcony, which had 2 chairs and a table. Watching the river traffic was fun. So many different types of boats, all going by right outside your room. The boats mainly stop at midnight, with only the slow-moving tug boats operating later.
There is a 3-person elevator in the hotel, which only goes up to the 4th floor. The rooftop bar is on the 5th floor. And there is a swimming pool out front, which we didn't use. The pool only has one step to get in, and no ladder.
Breakfast is included, and should not be missed. Quantities are large and very tasty. You have several choices on the menu, and I think we tried them all. The friendly service in the restaurant was on the slow side, and sometimes a person who spoke better English had to be called in to answer a question. Lunch and dinner can also be had there. The rooftop bar offers even better views of the river than the rooms. They had a portable fan up there, which they moved to where we were sitting, to provide a cool breeze.
The service in the hotel was outstanding. Both Viveck and Som Sak always did their best to attend to our needs. This included telephoning to make reservations, offering advice, and using the golf cart to take us out to the main street (or close to the Lhong 1919 pier). One time, they even took us all the way to the major road, to get us a tuk-tuk for the rest of our journey! When we arrived, the safe was not working. They tried fixing it, and when that failed, they brought in another safe to replace it.
The only complaints I had were there was a fluffy blanket (a comforter) on the bed, (which I don't like) and the toilet seat didn't stay up by itself.
We would gladly stay here again.
Unique Beautiful Hotel by the Riverside... I called it is RED Color everywhere!
Amazing place to stay in Bangkok!!!
Excellent Thai food here at Amdaeng Hotel by riverside. Vintage style everything is red even the swimming pool, which is in front of the hotel. For those who take a car here, You can drop by at LHONG1919 and call the Hotel they will have shuttle bus to pick you up all day...
The Bedroom is clean, Bed is comfy, Bathroom with bathtub. Excellent view close to the riverside!
You can just across the river to Yaowarat Chinese market! and close to LHONG1919 place to hangout by the riverside...
Amdaeng hotel also have a roof top you can walk up to chill out to see a clear sky with nice weather + river view!
The hotel is stylishly designed and got a great river view. However, the maid could do better in cleaning the room and facilities of the hotel. There are several spots in my room with spider webs; corner of the wall, by the bed, on the balcony chair. And the swimming pool looked dirty. The staff said the pool was actually swim-able by the time I booked, but I found the water color was so grayish. The breakfast is ok, decent but not outstanding. Again, the hotel could do better on the plate presentation and quality of the ingredients eg butter, bacon. The front desk gentleman was very polite, friendly, and helpful throughout our stay though.
After spending a few days in the hustle and bustle of Silom , I wanted to have a few day quiet on the river - I love discovering new trendy little hotels and this one was perfect.
Open for only about a month the hotel is set on the river banks of the Chao Phraya .
Its a small hotel with very few rooms I think around 15 max .
Its a little off the beaten track but not so much that you cannot get a taxi or boat to central BKK.
As you approach the hotel from one of the little bank back streets you arrive at a Moroccan/Asian style terracotta building , the entrance with its small red pool and main building is ornate with tiles and colonial style furniture.
The rooms are unique and quite fabulous colonial style again , I had a river view room. and loved sitting on my terrace at night watching the boats glide pass.
The free standing bathtub was great of which I used every night after walking around the city. and the beds well I slept like a bug in a rug and woke up to the sun rising over China town and Silom in the distance ,,,
The hotel is not a 5 star and neither does it attempt to be , its a small run boutique hotel and for value for money I think is great .
The staff are absolutely adorable and cannot do enough for you the food is decent (although a little less oil in food would be a recommendation ) and drinks could be slightly more varied
However they are new and its quite evident that they are learning and do everything to accommodate you.
I had a little bathroom problem with water from the shower but nothing serious and wanted only to point it out to them for them to fix.
I cannot really say anything bad about the place other than by writing this more people will visit and while that is great for them I like having this little Gem for only the few that find it :-)
Thank you for me stay to all the staff at Amaedang Riverside Hotel its was great ,,, I will be back !!