I arrived at the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel using valet parking and was promptly escorted to the hotel’s main lobby on the 11th floor. Check-in was quick and easy. All rooms in the hotel enjoy magnificent views of Bangkok’s famous Chao Praya River and the Bangkok city skyline. The standard rooms are on the smaller side, but are practical and furnished in light brown timber with minibar, kettle with coffee and tea, iron/ironing board, safe, hairdryer, free wifi, cable TV and alarm clock. The bathroom has a large shower with a rain shower type shower head. My room was located on the 25th floor near the AvaniSpa and AvaniFit spa and fitness facilities and was readily accessible to the rooftop swimming pool via an internal staircase.

The hotel has an 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, bites and evening entertainment whilst enjoying the stunning city views. The crowd is young and hip. There is a sommelier who can help with wine selection, and there is a live DJ nightly. These offerings are unusual in the Bangkok hotel scene and add to the guest experience.

The hotel’s main lobby is located on the 11th floor and has great views over the river and the grounds of AVANI Riverside’s sister hotel, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. The hotels have its own hydroponic farm which produces herbs and salads etc. which are used in the various outlets. This is an amazing initiative and I will follow up on its progress.

The AVANI Riverside has several F&B outlets, including Skyline restaurant which serves a nice breakfast and fresh, delicious bites all day. You can also a enjoy a coffee and a cake at the Pantry at AVANI designer deli, or a cocktail and tapas at the Long Bar. Free wifi and charging stations are available in the lobby.

The hotel has its own shopping plaza and a bridge leading to the sister Anantara Resort from where a complimentary shuttle boat will ferry hotel guests to and from the Sapan Taksin BTS station. Not only is this is a pleasant and novel way to travel, it enables guests to avoid Bangkok’s heavy traffic.

I greatly enjoyed my stay at this brand new addition to the AVANI hotel portfolio and can highly recommend it for any guests seeking a hotel with a contemporary urban chic ambiance.





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