Rated 5 out of 5 by hobson A great hotel
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sheraton. Rooms were excellent and the staff were most courteous, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend if you are going to Bangkok.
October 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kerstin2013 Riverside location is superb!
Pros: location, riverview, shuttle boat service, breakfast, pools.
Cons: a way too loud music at evenings/nighttime, no balcony, no free wifi in rooms.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muzza Fabulous hotel
A short but wonderful stay.The hotel ,room
food and staff were all excellent.We would have no hesitation in recommending you
to others or paying a return visit if ever we
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric30 Very special hotel
Great location, good choice of food,salt water pool .Every time when visit Bangkok this hotel is my preferred choice and I am always right. Great service just all is perfect
May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by zipzipmomo nice riverview
This is our third stay at the hotel, we enjoy the everchanging riverview while lying on bed. We were surprised when the staff at the swimming pool still recognised my girls.
July 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hemal Location
While the place is nicely located near the river, it is further away from multiple dining options, which are a challenge. However, an excellent property and courteous staff.
September 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Polarhunter Outstanding view & location
we were on the 18th fl, but all rooms have a great view of the river. Free (short) boat ride to the train got you to most locations downtown etc.
Tour center kept us busy!
February 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mary good location
we have been a little bit desappinted by the room for a hotel of this category:too small and a little bit old fashionned
very good breakfast and good location nice pools
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mylo Great View & Services
The room and lounge has good views of the Chao Phraya river. Room is spacious. Enjoy the night view very much. I will surely return.
Breakfast by the river. Fabulous!
September 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teejuk this hotel next to Chaopraya River
this hotel next to Chaopraya River (good view), they provide 2 pool, also different style restaurant & bar. happy hour package is offer. Boat transfer service is free
August 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kaps Hotel has amazing Location
I had a 3 night stay at the hotel with a beautiful view of the river.
Hotel staff and their service were outstanding.
I'm looking forward to stay in this hotel again.
November 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by PiedmontWalker Disappointed
This is the 3rd time I've stayed at the Royal Orchid; the first two times were great, but the 3rd was disappointing - maybe my expectations were too high.
- great location with terrific views of the Chao Praya river from every room
- staff is extremely friendly and helpful
- property is within walking distance of Chinatown
- the hotel does not support the Green Choice program
- I am a Gold SPG member and free in-room Internet access was not provided even though it is listed on the SPG website as a Gold member benefit and I specifically requested it. On two occasions when I used the public wifi on the second floor I was bitten by fleas.
- the courtesy passenger boat to the Sky Train station only leaves every half hour, whereas the other hotels provide this service every 20 minutes.
- This is a great resort-type property to relax at if you don't need to use the Sky Train very much, and you don't need in-room Internet access.
- There is a large lot of empty land across the river and next to the Millennium Hilton; it looks ready for major high rise construction, which makes me expect a lot of day time noise in the near future for both hotels, so I would not book at either property until the construction is completed.
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by frenchsisters very nice and comfortable hotel by the river
The hotel is comfortable and the staff are nice. Even though the hotel seems a bit isolated from other hotels but the boat transfer makes it convenient to go places.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve336699 Everything is great
Most impressed is the buffet breakfast. So many choices and very delicious.
The room is comfortable with modern design. View is great, and hotel staffs are helpful.
October 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by techart reasonale price, but decoration outdated
the hotel a bit outdated and old in design, few food selection in the size of this big hotel and very diffiult to find taxi, but price very nice and stuff friendly.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatandMiri Great location
We really enjoyed the location and facilities at the hotel. The boat ride to the BTS station was marvellous. So was breakfast. We hope to stay with you again soon.
February 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Messerb Great Hotel
My friend was sick - and the hotel did a great job of taking care of her.
The concierge was fantastic, helping us on numerous occasions to book airlines, etc.
September 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FnG2013 This hotel is very comfortable
The staff are helpful and friendly. Hotel has great views of the river and beyond and is close to some of the more popular places for tourists to visit
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bilka My Bangkok Hotel
This is the only hotel I stay in when in Bangkok. The location on the river is wonderful and the facilities are excellent.
I enjoy myself everytime I am here.
November 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ed2713 this hotel has everything you need to stay in bangkok
the hotel was very comfortable and had all the facilities you needed. It was close to all the activities we wanted to do and see and the service was excellent
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by APW001 Amazing river views
Well appointed hotel with amazingly helpful staff. What really makes this hotel stand out is the amazing river views from the hotel rooms and restaurants.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Svenning Everything you'll need
This is the ideal place for your expierences in Bangkok
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julijan SPG Platinum Recognition is exellent
Staff in platinum lodge work profesional and exsellent
Staff shoudl upgarde kay system becouse usulay is needed 3-5x try to start lift for examaple.
September 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrew44 The right place in Bangkok?
One of the biggest question most people ask about staying in Bangkok is what area to stay in. The Royal Orchid I would maybe class as a little out of the centre of the life and soul of the city, but that can have it's advantages.... Firstly it's a quieter place to relax, but still has the constant flow of life on the river with canal boats, barges, pleasure boats & ferrys constantly passing by as you sit by the pool or riverside restaurants.
If you want to get to the tourist attractions or shopping malls, its easy enough to have concierge arrange a taxi for you or take the Hotels own free boat ferry to the BTS Skytrain terminal less than 10 mins away. There is also the public riverboat ferrys by the Riverside shopping centre next door taking you to other parts of the city for a very small fee.
The hotel itself is very efficiently run but maybe lacks the personal touch many Thai owned hotels give... I stayed in several hotels in the space of 3 weeks many offer you cold flannels and/or cold drinks upon your arrival to give you relief from the humid heat from outside. This is only a minor detail, but other areas this hotel excels in.
You are very promptly dealt with by either reception or concierge in a very friendly manner, problems are very quickly dealt with... a few times my door/lift key card stopped working and was changed within minutes.
The bars and restaurants are of a high quality with friendly and attentive staff. The all you can eat Buffet at Feast restaurant is a must try, just the starter buffet can fill you and if you can get to the end there is the 'as much as you can eat' dessert bar.
There are 2 different pools that are spacious and relaxing... one even has peacocks in its vicinity!
The rooms are spacious and well equipped ... even having filter coffee (decaff as well) an added bonus. every room has a view of the river.
I stayed a total of 3 different times during my time in Thailand, each time the hotel stored my luggage free of charge in between my stays.
On leaving the hotel for the final time I had booked a car to take me to the airport, that morning I was told my transport had been upgraded.... so I left in a bit more style!!!
Take my advice, sign up for the SPG (Starwood prefered Guest) It DOES give you extra benefits when staying there.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JackyC Good location
Good location to be in in Bangkok, on the river. Lots of places to eat nearby & handy for the river boats & Sky Train. Would definitely recommend.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Navid Great hotel
This is a great property with helpful staff -- the only issue is that the location is outside the main areas, but this is easily solvable via cab.
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynda75 Great Hotel
Very nice hotel. Staff were great.
Hotel room neat and tidy lovely bed to sleep in.Great view from your room. Would highly recommend this hotel.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pella Norwegian couple
Hotel is based close to river with fantastic view, nice pools, calm atmosphere, good service and easy access to atractions, shopping malls etc.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by moo62 Love this hotel
One of the best hotels in Bangkok, with a great wiev and great service
January 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HKJohn You must try harder
Sorry but your hotel failed to meet my expectations or needs and i will not be returning when I next visit Bangkok on business or pleasure.
November 18, 2012