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Riva Surya


The intimate surroundings of the Riva Surya will suit those looking for a break from the noise and intensity of Bangkok, but it still keeps you close enough to the excitement to join in when the mood takes you. This boutique style property has modern flair (a rare find in Bangkok) and seamlessly fuses inspiration from traditional Thai houses with contemporary materials. It is sympathetic to its location but also has a special wow factor. 

The rooms are stylish with great attention to detail. Those with river views are our particular favourites, and don’t cost a lot extra. Situated right beside the Chao Phraya River, the pool and lounge are wonderful places to relax, while the open nature of the common areas creates a light, sociable feel. Water taxis connect you quickly to key sights and tempting restaurants. What's not to love?


On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Riva Surya is just a short walk from the plethora of bars and restaurants around the much talked about Khao San Road.

A little more detail

  • Swimming pool with river views

  • Mezzanine bar 

  • Spa treatments 

  • Interconnecting rooms available

From a client…

A world away from the high rises you may associate with Bangkok.

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Pool at night overlooking Bangkok at Riva Surya
Pool by night at Riva Surya
Double room at Riva Surya
Double room at Riva Surya
Exterior of Riva Surya at night
Riva Surya at night
Ornate lobby at Riva Surya
Lobby at Riva Surya
Riverside pool at Riva Surya
Riverside views at Riva Surya
Breakfast buffet at Riva Surya
Breakfast at Riva Surya
Bedroom at Riva Surya overlooking river
Bedroom at Riva Surya
Aerial shot of the pool at Riva Surya
Swimming pool at Riva Surya

Why we love it

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Tuck in!

The food at the hotel is great, but there’s a wider taste of Thailand waiting just around the corner in an abundance of local restaurants and street vendors. Take advantage of Riva Surya’s fantastic location by enjoying the array of food and culture on your doorstep before coming back to serenity and relaxation by the riverside. Selective Asia celebrated our 10 year anniversary at this very hotel, and there are plenty of good reasons why it was the perfect setting.


River life

Wake up and enjoy an alfresco breakfast by the river, watching the boats pass by, before spending time relaxing on a daybed by the hotel's inviting swimming pool. Relish in this key location by exploring your surroundings and Bangkok’s main attractions that are so easily accessed from Riva Surya. The Mezzanine Bar has a resident DJ at the weekends, setting the perfect ambience for a sundowner, while the monthly farmers’ market is one of the many events the hotel puts on which add an extra dimension to your stay.

Breakfast restaurant by the river at Riva Surya

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