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For the price, and amenities it was worth it. Everything you would want and need in a humid climate and walking distance to the grand palace. Complementary breakfast is included, Ms. Mai was the waitress and was very polite and courteous. I have no complaints with this hotel. Of I return to Bangkok again i will gladly book here again

The ambience, food and view is great but when we order the steak the server didn't ask us what doneness of the meat we want and all the tables have a reserved signs so as a guest/customer you'll be confused on where to seat. But overall its was great shoutout to Mai our server she always smile.

This restaurant is a deck on Chao Phraya river, it's got amazing views. The Watermelon juice is awesome and the seafood spicy salad I had was the best. Service is superb and honestly will be coming here all the time. This restaurant is cheap and the views are to die for. You can see th Arun which is directly opposite and the boats are everywhere. The river however is sorry but nothing to do with restaurant. It's also very cheap. Brilliant!

It’s a beautiful small hotel with great views of the river and Wat Arun and walking distance from the Grand Palace area. My room was right out of a storybook, with beautiful furniture and other Knick knacks. My only complaint was that it was a solitary room a few steps from the main hotel, which is not always reassuring for a solo female guest. I had a delicious meal at the restaurant. Don’t pass up a meal opportunity there. The breakfast however could have been better. It’s a small hotel with a few staff, so don’t expect much in terms of facilities and round the clock service. But if you like Riverside area and an old feel hotel, this is highly recommended.

I booked this hotel because of the spectacular views, and I was not disappointed. I had an amazing view of the iconic Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), even while lying in bed (bonus tip, even with the curtains open, no one could see into my room on a higher floor). Breakfast is included and included many options, including scrambled eggs. I was only in Bangkok for two full days, unfortunately, not enough time to really explore. I ate dinner at the hotel's on-site restaurant both nights (Thai food one night and a delicious mushroom/truffle risotto the second night) and found both meals delicious. The hotel is conveniently located walking distance to the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and Flower Market. I was traveling solo for this trip, but thought I would love to come back with my boyfriend because the room (with its million-dollar view) and the restaurant seemed particularly romantic.

With only 8 rooms and a few suites this hotel is worthy of consideration for.... . experienced travellers. I say this as there are no staff overnight, no lift yet with a river front location that affords amazing views but the poverty around makes one take precautions. Only 3 stories but did not see any Fire Exit signs. That aside, staff are charming. Service in restaurant was excellent and the roof top bar is being refurbished and re-opening in July. If you think this is for you I would very strongly advise to book a river view Suite. Price from hotel when we called was very reasonable circa $200 Australian Dollars per night including breakfasts for 2. The view is really priceless overlooking Wat Arun across the River (Temple of the Dawn). See photos attached. First 2 from suite and third from restaurant terrace. Wat Po and The Grand Palace meanwhile are close by. 2 house cats are cute.....and probably do a great job. Loved the views. Beds comfortable. Hot water in showers but not sinks. An experience indeed.

Location and facilities were good, and breakfast was satisfactory, with cooked options and a buffet. Breakfast room staff were polite and helpful, unlike front desk. Front desk staff were extremely unhelpful and had no concern for the safety of guests. Reception staff very reluctant to help after I was victimised by a cheating taxi driver. Did not give me the Tourist Police number until the driver had left and then left me to call on my mobile. Also, Reception staff either did not know the cost of a taxi from the central railway station, or intentionally gave me an incorrect estimate of the fare to discourage me from reporting the incident to the police. The next day I asked if the front desk could book a taxi and was told this was not possible. This is a basic service and I have never stayed at a hotel anywhere in the world where this was not a routine task for the front desk. I then asked for the names of a couple of reliable taxi companies, and the receptionist said he did not have this information and again was unable to help me. This reflects very poorly upon the training of staff and the management of the hotel.

I visited Arun Residence recently as I wanted a view of the River and Wat Arun Temple while I visited the area. I was not disappointed. The price of this hotel was a bit higher than I pay normally while in Thailand but I decided to go for it, the pictures and reviews gave me confidence it would be fun. The Arun Residence is down a very small side road, 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong Maharat Rd, near the central location of Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and the Grand Palace. There is no BTS that comes to this location so a driver or taxi will be needed. Lastly this Residence sits on the Chao Phraya River. The following good and bad are my opinions and are only due to my specific experiences. The Good: **My room included breakfast (which was very good) and a one free bar drink (I used this at sunset, to view the Wat Arun Temple). **Location is beyond good, its is central to many tourist destinations and the Arun Residence sits on the Chao Phraya River. **Decore is beautiful, I rented a suite as did my friends. Both rooms had an awe-inspiring view of Wat Arun which was worth every penny. The rooms are classy, Thai chic, and clean. **Staff were respectful and fast with their check-in and check out. I had many questions and they were able to find information to help me answer them. **There is a breakfast location and bar above the Residence. Both were reasonably priced, high than Thai prices but fair for the location and what was given. **The bar on the roof is a must at sunset. Remember to get there early as seating fills fast and no one moves until the sun sets. The Bad: **High tourist concentration, the area has so many tourists now it feels very unlike Thailand at times. The surrounding area to the hotel sadly has so many shops and tourist serving locations that some looking for the Thai experience may be disappointed. **The room is not friend or guest friendly. You may not be able to bring a friend or guest up to your room. If you wish to do this make sure to check-in with said friend or guest so they are a part of your room. **Bar is amazing for its view and location but is overcrowded and a bit overpriced at sunset. **I did not see an elevator, I would advise if you need one, ask. Tip: **Make sure to arrive at the view bar above the hotel early, seating runs out quickly and the view is worth waiting for. Very romantic and beautiful.

Stayed here for 6 nights and loved it. We were in a 2 floor room without balcony (recommend getting balcony as room was a bit dark and it would have been nice to sit outside during the evening without having to pay for food/drink). Room was clean and comfortable and service was perfect (in-room coffee and water refreshed daily). The included breakfast was excellent with multiple cooked and continental style options. However we found the lunch and dinner options very expensive compared to other restaurants in the area (including others that were part of the same hotel group). Also, there was no communal relaxation area (other than at the front reception) which would have been an added bonus (there is a bar on top floor with excellent views of Wat Arun but prices were ridiculously high). Hence the 4 star rating (would have given 4.5 if available). Location cannot be beat for walking to the major religious sites. Highly recommended

Ideal spot for a sunset cocktail overlooking wat Arun. But quite expensive. A juice is like 190 bhat. Wasn't as busy as it should be considering the great view. Easy to get to after seeing reclining Buddha.

36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong Bangkok Bangkok

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bangkok Riverside and Wat Pho
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Bangkok City Centre, Arun Residence is adjacent to Bangkok Riverside and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Wat Pho. This 6-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


This hotel serves as home to a rooftop bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in fusion cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


All 6 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers.

Property features

Arun Residence features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a gift shop and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Arun Haveli

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 360 reviews

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