Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand

The hotel

They say Wat Arun is the best place to see the sunset in Bangkok – but it has a rival in Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Up on the rooftop of this central urban retreat, just moments from Riverside Plaza, the infinity pool appears to teeter over the vast Chao Phraya River, letting you gaze out over life on the river in the daytime, and watch the bright lights of Bangkok glittering as night draws in. You can also catch those skyline views from your guestroom, as you dine on Pacific Rim cuisine at Trader Vic’s, and from the roof-capping SEEN Restaurant & Bar, where the al fresco dining deck is scattered with nightlights and lanterns.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking Bangkok’s bustling Chao Phraya River and within walking distance to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort for diningand entertainment.

Hotel information

248 rooms and suites. All with river views, mini bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, LCD TV, WiFi, IPTV - Internet Protocol Television, an interactive live TV-based service. River View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Panorama River View Rooms on the 21st floor and above with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

River View Junior Suite with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (on a roll away bed)

SEEN restaurant and rooftop bar (Brazilian and Portuguese), PANTRY (open 24 hours for snacks), Skyline (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Longbar (snacks and afternoon tea). Rooftop infinity pool. Avanifit*. Nightly live music. Complimentary internet WiFi. Complimentary shuttle boat service to Saphan Taksin skytrain station (15 minutes). Riverside Plaza for shopping and entertainment (within the hotel building).

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Service Recovery + Great River Views

Mar 23, 2021 WorldWideTravel88 Bangkok, Thailand

I intended to stay at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok last year but had a bad surprise upon arrival when I found out that the hotel was closed and nobody had notified me. Thankfully the manager eventually got back to me, apologized and promised to make it up to me upon our return. Several months later I recontacted him in advance of our stay in Bangkok… Read more
I intended to stay at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok last year but had a bad surprise upon arrival when I found out that the hotel was closed and nobody had notified me. Thankfully the manager eventually got back to me, apologized and promised to make it up to me upon our return. Several months later I recontacted him in advance of our stay in Bangkok and to his credit he delivered on his promise. I was quite pleased by the spacious, bright and airy suite with great river views and I can recommend this hotel. Many of the top luxury hotels in the city are right on the river for example Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and Capella. The riverside is a prime location for a leisure stay so Avani+ Riverside and its great views tick that box. That said, like Peninsula and Millenium Hilton, Avani is on the ‘wrong’ side of the river which requires crossing a bridge for what most tourists will want to do in the city, and is quite far south rather than more centrally located. The location drawback is lessened now with the recent opening of the IconSiam luxury shopping mall not far away. I would also note that Avani is directly connected to a (different) shopping mall under the hotel which was convenient. I stayed in a River View Junior Suite which was very spacious and nicer than I expected, in part because a decent portion of the room was hardwood floor; the carpet was only around the bed. In addition the room had a high ceiling and large panoramic windows in front of the bed which made the room very bright. The bathroom was also quite large and also had a big window so one could enjoy the river views from the bathtub which was separate from the stand-alone shower. Because of the price range and the river location, I would say two competitors of Avani+ are Sheraton Royal Orchid and Millenium Hilton. The former is far more aging so Avani+ can edge it with the better and newer hardware. For Hilton it’s a closer match because they partially renovated not a long time ago. I am not a big fan of how renovations have been done but Hilton remains a decent hotel, one difference with Avani+ is that the panoramic suites where I normally stay at Hilton have the views with curved windows in the living room, instead of the bedroom at Avani+. In addition the panoramic suites at Hilton have 1.5 bath instead of only one at Avani. Breakfast and happy hour were both on the 11th floor but at opposite ends of the reception area. The entire floor had huge windows and very high ceilings to match with the feeling we had in the room which maximized lighting and the views and made it a great dining and drinking venue. For breakfast there was a small a la carte menu to go along with a buffet. Having a dish prepared straight from the kitchen was a nice touch that some more luxurious hotels don’t even offer, however the buffet seemed to be a bit light with several empty areas on counters, possibly because they have cut back on food choices due to low occupancy of the hotel. The swimming pool was on the top floor (26th) along with the SEEN bar and restaurant. Both obviously had great views and they again used the space smartly. The gym was on the 25th floor and also overlooking the river and the city, so a much more enjoyable space for a workout than the hotels which sometimes have their gym in a window-less room. Overall I was happy with my stay and the great service recovery. I liked how the rooms and public areas were designed to take advantage of the views plus the nice and modern finishes of the hotel. Bottom line I can recommend this hotel and I will return. Read less
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Mar 14, 2021 philbJ2467LQ Bangkok, Thailand

Since the Anantara became an ASQ hotel the Avani has been a very impressive substitute. Equally fine food and service. We have been coming here for over 20 years and with good reason. Special mention for K. Aoh who was super attentive. @skyline.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great view of Chaophaya River, great staycation.

Mar 8, 2021 Woody_nut Bangkok, Thailand

location is perfect. around by view of chaophaya river and other side is the Riverside plaza. So many great restaurants around the hotels. Don't miss the top floor pool. The rooms are nice and new, staffs are nice and friendly. Love it!
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Feb 28, 2021 Peter T Windermere, United Kingdom

A frequent traveller to Thailand , i had the pleasure to stay for the first time at the Avani riverside hotel , during these difficult covid times , My experience was one of complete delight and enjoyment , The staff were exceptional giving me the warmest Thai welcome ever experienced before and providing a service of an outstanding level .… Read more
A frequent traveller to Thailand , i had the pleasure to stay for the first time at the Avani riverside hotel , during these difficult covid times , My experience was one of complete delight and enjoyment , The staff were exceptional giving me the warmest Thai welcome ever experienced before and providing a service of an outstanding level . Beautiful clean room with fabulous views , Excellent restaurants and bars , and some of the best food i have eaten in Bangkok , A truly wonderful Hotel , whose management and staff have perfected their profession , with nothing too much trouble and care and attention in everything they do . Housekeeping was incredible , and all the staff a big big thank you to you all for all your hard work . Special thanks to Aoh ,Boat and May who couldn't have done more every breakfast time for a month to make me welcome . The most unforgettable stay whose memories will stay with me forever . Thank you Avani Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best ASQ in Bangkok.

Dec 23, 2020 sutthisak_r Geneva, Switzerland

I have researched for several weeks before booking this hotel as an Alternative State Quarantine hotel of the others hundred hotels in Bangkok and it made me not a disappointment. Stayed at the junior suite type for 15 nights in December 2020 and everything was perfect even something unexpected could happened but the staffs could solve that… Read more
I have researched for several weeks before booking this hotel as an Alternative State Quarantine hotel of the others hundred hotels in Bangkok and it made me not a disappointment. Stayed at the junior suite type for 15 nights in December 2020 and everything was perfect even something unexpected could happened but the staffs could solve that smoothly and impressively. Especially "khun Mook", would like to said that she was born to be on her job, that I have never experienced like this before. Moreover khun June was as well the best one that warmly welcomed me at the first several days for ASQ. I gonna choose ASQ again on May and absolutely choose here again and again as my favourite hotel in Bangkok. I would like to thank you all the manager, every staff, housemaid and everyone, you all made my 15 days and nights not bother and boring at all. Read less