Staying by the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok is a beautiful thing to do. I have had that opportunity when I stayed with Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside. Most of the expensive and iconic hotels are by the side of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside is a five star property. I had a lavish room with an equally nice bathroom at my disposal for my stay. I wonder what was going through my head that I clicked a picture of the view from my room but not of the room itself!
Asiatic, the famous night market, is right across the hotel but our days were so packed that we could never hop across it!
I had read about this legendary fruit, Durian, and the smell it causes which leads to it getting banned in hotels. But at Ramada for the first time I actually saw a board saying No Durian allowed! I have now tasted this fleshy and sweet fruit. When fresh it doesn’t smell bad at all. But I was told if I kept it for a while, I would realize why the notices are put!
I could see the swimming pool from my room at the hotel, I crossed it when I went to the dining area right across the river but I never found time to use the pool. And that brings me to the next topic, food.
I had a buffet lunch and breakfast at Ramada. Both the meals were good. There were plenty of options for vegetarians to choose from. They had an excellent dessert buffet at lunch, I was actually spoiled for choice!
I had a chance to interact with the hotel manager and I so like his concern for accessibility throughout his hotel. He actually took us to a room which was completely wheelchair accessible. We also went to the club floor which was an exclusive area for the club room guests of the hotel. The view of the Bangkok City from the club floor was simply gorgeous.
To me it felt that Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside was an older property but I quite liked it, it had character. I would say if you are looking for a place which would not break your bank and yet be by the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok you should certainly consider Ramada Plaza.
PS. My stay at Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside was sponsored by TAT New Delhi.
18 thoughts on “Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside, Bangkok”
Fantastic pics. The view from the Club Floor and the BLUE of the swimming pool (sparkly too, as if it could get any better!) – oh, man! And although I’m a pseudo vegetarian (mostly veg, but can sample any kind of meat for experimentation), it’s still great to hear that buffet meals here have plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. 🙂
Ami good to know that you can taste any meant for experimentation, it makes life so much easier.
As usual Great review !
Thank you Mahesh.
Seems a nice place to stay. Good review, Mridula 🙂
Thank you Ravish.
Cool place! I want to stay there! 🙂
Indrani I hope you do head that way soon!
I wish i could go. Nice review.
Abhijit plan and do go, Thailand is not hat expensive if planned well. Less than Taj Safari I would say. 😀
Sounds like a lovely hotel! The views are definitely gorgeous. Was just talking to someone today about jackfruits and durians and how you like them or you don’t!
I am not a big fan of jackfruit thought, particularly the ripe one Chaitali!
Pool is at ground level or at half the building height?
Shrinidhi it was at the ground level.
Nice review and awesome views, Mridula! 🙂
Thank you Moon.
Beautiful pictures! Usually I don’t like cityscapes, but I have become a great fan of the cityscapes you have shared in this post… They look wonderful!
Thank you so much Sindhu. I too like nature more than cityscapes but some of them do turn out to be beautiful!