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Despite being a little far from the city centre, the Montien Riverside does have several advantages: the size of the rooms, the tennis courts and the view of Chao Phraya River. As far as food is concerned, you have a choice of three restaurants here.
The Montien Riverside is located some 19 mi from Bangkok airport, so it should take you around half an hour to get there by car. However, you should be aware that in Bangkok the traffic can become rather dense and your travel time can double from one day to the next. The hotel is located in the business district. A half hour ferry crossing will take you to the Royal Palace.
The Montien Riverside has a car park and a free shuttle service that will take you to the biggest shopping malls in town.
The Montien Riverside occupies a large, white, wave-shaped building on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The lobby bar is found in the area adjacent to the reception desk, and the view of the river from here is breathtaking. On the 6th floor, by the pool-bar, there are two table-tennis tables, a gym with around 10 machines, a press bench and 3 tennis courts. As far as facilities are concerned, in addition to the outdoor swimming-pool, you can enjoy a sauna, Turkish baths and a massage parlour. One final detail which is important; the hotel has a car park.
The size of the rooms is one of Montien Riverside's greatest advantages. You can definitely spread your things out and get comfortable, and the size extends to the beds as well, as the hotel offers king-size beds. All 462 rooms are fully equipped, from smoke detectors to safes, and as regards the view, we suggest that you ask for a room with a view over the Chao Phraya River, which is a stunning river, full of plant and animal life. The corner rooms afford a splendid view, in particular, and they have parquet floors in the entrance and wall-to-wall carpet in the living quarters. Fans of luxury will opt for the rooms on the 18th floor. Indeed, the deluxe floor has many things to offer: a porter, courtesy drinks, fruit baskets, the daily paper, a permanent coffee and tea service in the lounge, free access to the fitness club, and check-out until 4:00pm.
Buffet breakfast is served in the café next to the lobby bar. The choice is good, but guests who were expecting a continental breakfast will undoubtedly be disappointed: the juice is not freshly squeezed and there is a bigger choice of Asian dishes than there is of continental ones. For the other meals, the Montien Riverside proposes three different options: the Harbour View serves Italian cuisine, the Emperor serves Cantonese dishes and a vast choice of Dim Sum, and at the Sai Chol you can enjoy a mixture of Vietnamese and Thai food.
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