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Riva Surya opens on the Chao Phraya

Riva Surya Bangkok

Since its recent opening Riva Surya has been receiving rave reviews from guests who herald the hotel’s service as stellar and the rooms as stylish and spacious.

Some of Bangkok’s most visited and beloved historical sites sit along the Chao Phraya River.  We’re talking about The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun- all places every traveler automatically places on the top of his or her “must-see” list.  Now a new hotel along the river is offering luxury and easy-access to all the great sights of Bangkok.

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The Riva Surya opened just a short time ago and is already receiving rave reviews from guests who herald the hotel’s service as stellar and the rooms as stylish and spacious.  It contains 68 guestrooms starting with the entry-level Urban Room, which boasts 32-34 square meters of space, a plasma television, iPod docking station, and airy balcony.  Riva Rooms measure in just a tad smaller at 30 square meters but offer 90-degree river views.  Deluxe and Premium Riva Rooms clock in at 40 and 48 square meters respectively and also include tiled balconies.

Premium Riva Room at Riva Surya

As for restaurant options, guests can drink and dine inside the market-style Babble & Rum.  Besides breathtaking views of the river, the restaurant and lounge also offers comfort food and authentic Thai and Chinese dishes made with organic produce. The Café is the place for all-day breakfast including freshly baked breads and fresh fruit.  The Garden is promoted as an inviting dining area set in lush greenery. Lookout, the island bar, is an intimate space with lofted booths and knowledgeable bartenders poised to mix up whatever you desire or to recommend a perfect wine pairing.

The Riva Surya boasts a number of activities inside the hotel. To relax or escape the heat of the city, take a dip in the riverside pool with Jacuzzi.  A fitness center with treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical machine, cross fit machine, and weights helps keep guests in shape. Hotel employees are also on hand to assist with travel, tour and transportation plans.

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Riva Surya

When it’s time to head out for a night on the town, Riva Surya is within walking distance to Khao San Road, and one can easily access the city center by hopping aboard one of the Chao Phraya Express Boats or Bangkok’s fast and convenient Skytrain.

Riva Surya is located at 23 Phra Arthit Rd, Bangkok.  To book a room, visit rivasurya.com or call 02-633-5000.  Rates start at THB 3,300.

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