25 Oct The Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel in Bangkok
There’s something enchanting about the Bangkok skyline, especially when appreciated from the 16th floor of your luxury hotel room. Colourful and exciting, yet offering a unique peacefulness brought on by temple spires visible between the towering skyscrapers.
This is particularly true of the five star Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel on the eastern bank of the city’s celebrated Chao Phraya River, an iconic hotel and proud guardian of 220 meters of exclusive river frontage with palm trees, outside dining and 525 guest rooms and that enjoy panoramic views of the capital.
The faultless service, excellent dining options and convenient central location make this a good choice for both business and leisure guests. From here you enjoy easy access to the BTS Sky Train and Asia’s largest night market, Asiatique – The Riverfront, which is just a short 5-minute walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride away.
The guest rooms, suites and public areas are appropriately Thai-inspired, there’s a large outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and six dining options that include the Terrace @72 and The Waves restaurants, which serve a diverse menu of Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Western cuisines. The chic Eurasian Grill offers a fine dining experience in a sophisticated setting, and the Ah Yat Forum Restaurant is known for its superb Chinese cuisine and Hong Kong Dim Sum.
The hotel’s Massira Wellness & Spa takes over an entire floor and has a wide range of treatments on offer, including traditional Thai massages and a selection of beauty treatments. The facilities include a sauna and steam room and guests have access to the well-equipped fitness center, where personal trainers are always on hand to help and yoga classes are offered.
Don’t be concerned about the size of the hotel, if you’d like something more private, book a room on the executive floor and enjoy the dedicated check-in service and exclusive access to the Executive Lounge on the 15th floor. Here you can start each day with a light breakfast, as well as a complimentary Afternoon Tea service, with beverages, canapés and cocktails on offer each evening. The views from the lounge are incredible.
Guest rooms at the hotel feature a contemporary yet traditional decor with elegant furnishings. Each room includes a TV with satellite channels, work desk and coffee table. Bathrooms are large and modern and there is 24 hours room service and free WiFi throughout. Off-road parking, local shuttle services and boat transfers to the nearby SkyTrain station are also included.
For meetings and special events of up to 1000 delegates, you are bound to find something suitable among their 22 individual function rooms with skilled coordinators and catering services. There is a gift stores will a good selection of clothing and souvenirs and a coffee shop in the lounge that serves decadent cakes, pastries and chocolates to fill the gap between meals.
But the best part of all is walking out of the doors and on to the wooden deck, from which you can enjoy the famed river and the life it brings to the city. No other hotel in the city can get you closer to the water.
Things to do in and around the hotel
Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, the large riverside pool is a popular place to soak up the Bangkok sun and to unwind after sunset, with drinks and light meals served here for your convenience. A Traditional Thai musician entertains in the foyer and a beautiful vocalist and her pianist, add to the ambience in the lounge, a good place to meet for drinks and chats about your day.
When you do step out it is into the heart of Bangkok’s CBD, with the capital’s commercial, shopping and entertainment districts are nearby, and the airport only a 40-minute drive away.
Best part of all is that the hotel offers incredibly good value, in particular for long-term stays, regularly hosting return guests for weeks at a time. Be sure to check out their specials when making your booking, and consider doing a cooking class while there, to add to the experience.
Address: 2074 Charoenkrung Road Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Tel. +66 (0) 2688 1000 Fax +66 (0) 2291 9400