August 15, 2016, Bangkok Thailand - Riva Arun Bangkok, managed by SilverNeedle Hospitality, is a 25 room boutique hotel located on the Chao Phraya River, surrounded by some of the city’s most treasured historical sites such as Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Museum of Siam, and the Grand Palace. The hotel is within walking distance of the Flower Market, Tha Tien Fresh Market, and Tha Maharaj riverside community mall at Maharaj Pier.
The hotel easily connects to the city center via Bangok’s most distinctive mode of transportation – the river boat. A boat ride down the river from Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Pier, literally on our doorstep, takes guests past the Chinese Shrine, which has commanded a majestic presence in the neighbourhood for centuries.
Location and Cultural Design Elements
The hotel is located in Bangkok’s preserved Rattanakosin Island, an area of old houses and shops originally a trading post for brown sugar that have been tastefully converted into stylish guesthouses, cafés and galleries. The architecture and interior design of Riva Arun Bangkok has been influenced by the elements of “Chino Colonial” with a modern twist, which is evident in the carved wooden interiors, and ornate ironwork. When viewed from the Chao Phraya River, one sees a unique and beautiful impression of the building alongside the River.
The most you’ll see of brown sugar here today is the crystals served with your morning coffee as you quietly contemplate on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and the magnificent Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) and Wat Pho (The Reclining Buddha Temple) in the foreground. Next door lies the the bustling old markets, where you’ll find local produce, fresh flowers, massage therapy oils, magic amulets and so much more. You could even pick up some of that brown sugar that started it all.
But if quiet solace is what you seek, you’ll do no better than shutting the doors on the world and relaxing in the undeniable comforts of our rooms and suites. With interior designs and those small finishing touches inspired by the rich history of Bangkok, you are set for a stay that’s as unique as it is inspirational.
The iconic rooftop restaurant, “Above Riva”, serves our superb ‘Twist of Thai Cuisine’. A perfect infusion of local flavors, market fresh ingredients and a variety of creative influences handpicked from across the globe. Each plate is made for sharing, indulging in each delicious mouthful together, soaking up sauce with sticky rice balls and fighting over the last spoonful. The views look out across three stunning scenes of Thai history and culture: Wat Arun, Chao Phraya River and Wat Pho.
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