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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Chris Schalkx

When downtown Bangkok feels too rushed and the historical quarter a little too touristy, this small boutique hotel tucked behind a ramshackle village just across the river from the city’s main sights will hit the spot.

It’s a lovely hideaway, offering the chance to immerse yourself in local life along the river, whether exploring the adjoining village on foot or watching rainbow-coloured long-tail boats zoom past the hotel’s wooden deck.

While its slightly off-beat location makes grabbing a quick bite a little challenging, the on-site IMM restaurant is an excellent spot for home-style Thai classics.

The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are a short 15-minute boat ride away, but you’ll need at least 45 minutes to reach the bustle of downtown.

Surrounding area

Tucked away down a lattice of alleyways this riverside hotel, feels calm and peaceful, surrounded by the low-slung houses and small temples of an authentic Thai village.

The quietness does come at a cost; the hotel lies on the opposite side of the Chaopraya river to downtown Bangkok and not all taxis will make the journey.

There’s little in the way of hustle and bustle, but if you’re looking for an escape from the chaos, this is the place.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Grand Palace

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Bicycle tours of Chinatown

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Best for ages: 13+ | £20 | 3-5 hours

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Jim Thompson’s House

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The former home of silk magnate Jim Thompson – who mysteriously disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia – is a must-see for its well-preserved teak buildings and art.

Best for ages: 13+ | £4

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Flower Markets

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Heaving with jasmine, orchids and marigolds, Bangkok’s flower market is a mesmerising riot of colours, floral scents and boisterous vendors. Visit after midnight, when wholesalers drop off their wares and the market is at its liveliest.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Floating Markets

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Flaming woks balancing on tiny canoes, mountains of fresh fruits – Bangkok’s floating markets are a kaleidoscope of Thai-tinged wonder. That said, their old-timey charm has long faded as souvenirs shops have replaced most noodle joints. It’s a fun day out, but no longer an authentic experience.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Teak house surrounded by lush greenery

Bangkokian Museum

Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand[5 miles]

One of Bangkok’s most popular little museums. The charming, 70-year-old restored teak house offers a compelling glimpse of family life in Bangkok from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Bangkok’s Creative District

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With galleries, concept stores and art markets amalgamating into a kaleidoscope of creativity, Bangkok’s de-facto design district offers an excellent primer on the city’s burgeoning creative scene.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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