Khao san Road is the backpackers area of Bangkok. Next to the cheapest hostels in Bangkok this area also offers accommodation with (mostly rooftop) swimming pools.
Arriving to River City by the Chao Phraya Express Boat is a good option from the Khao San Road area.
Catch the southbound boat (going from right to left) with an orange flag from the Phra Arthit Pier (N13) near Khao San Road
Get off on the Si Phraya Pier (N3) right next to River City
Walk down the alleyway, take a left at the end, and walk 200m to our office near the exit ramp of the parking garage
We recommend taking a metered taxi (around 70 THB) for the tour starting at 07.00. (Read tips on how best to take a taxi in Bangkok here).
Located on the charming Phra Arthit Road, Riva Surya Bangkok offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is equipped with a fitness centre and two swimming pools for adults and kids.
Decorated with vintage Thai memorabilia, value-for-money rooms with air conditioning are available at Rikka Inn. Centrally located along colourful Khaosan Road, it has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Surrounded by culture and activity, Rambuttri Village Plaza is located in Bangkok’s historic Rattanakosin District, a 5-minute walk from Khaosan Road. It has 2 rooftop pools.
Chillax Resort is 0.6 km from Khoasan Road. Boasting an infinity pool, the hotel features free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
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Buddy Lodge offers modern Thai-style accommodation with numerous facilities, including a fitness centre and rooftop pool. Located in the heart of lively Khao San Road, it is surrounded by shops, restaurants and spas.
Navalai River Resort
Boasting a rooftop pool and a riverside restaurant, Navalai offers guests a luxurious and peaceful resort in stylish themed rooms. Situated beside Phra Athit Pier, it provides free WiFi.
Sathorn and Bangkok is the area between the Chao Phraya River and Lumpini park. This area is a good option if you want to be close to public transportation such as the MRT and BTS.
The Co van Kessel office is a little walk (iSanook) or a short taxi-ride or tuk-tuk ride away. Here are a few popular hotels with swimming pools in Sathorn / Bangrak:
The luxurious Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is connected to Surasak BTS Skytrain Station via the hotel's own Sky Bridge. The hotel features an outdoor infinity-edge pool. A well-equipped fitness centre and 3 dining options are available. Free WiFi is offered at this hotel.
A 15 - minute walk from the Co van Kessel office, iSanook offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can relax by the pool or stay fit at the fitness centre. Guests enjoy free shuttle service between 09:00-17:00 hrs from the hotel to Siam Square, Samyan MRT Subway Station and Si Phraya Pier.
This stylish urban oasis boasts stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Rising 30 stories above the city, SO Sofitel Bangkok has rooms equipped with Apple Mac minis and suites with iPads.
The romantic riverside has many of Bangkok’s more luxury hotels. The Co van Kessel office is just a short walk or taxi-ride away. Here are some of the more luxury riverside hotels (but not all) with tropical and amazing swimming pools:
This luxurious property sits beside the scenic Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok. Offering rooms decorated in teak wood furnishings and Thai silk, it also has a large outdoor pool, Thai cooking classes and yoga lessons.
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Millennium Hilton Bangkok offers free shuttle boat service from its private pier to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and Asiatique the Riverfront. This contemporary 5-star property has 4 dining options, 24-hour gym and world-class spa. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
Located next to the Co van Kessel office, the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River, boasting 4 dining options, 2 outdoor pools, and a spa. Free shuttle boats bring guests to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and Icon Siam Shopping Mall.
Located along the bank of Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok features luxury guest rooms with full facilities and views of the Chao Phraya River. This disable-friendly hotel boasts an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi is offered in the entire residence.
Located along the Chao Phraya River, Ibis Bangkok Riverside offers bright, modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. It offers an outdoor pool and a free shuttle to Krungthonburi BTS Skytrain Station.
Standing on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok features first-rate amenities including an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre.
Escape Bangkok’s bustle in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, it boasts a large outdoor pool with spa jets and spacious Thai-style rooms.
An alternative for those who want to explore the REAL Bangkok at a more relaxed pace. Our boat and walking tours are perfect for the photo enthusiast, non-cyclist and anyone with a curious mind.
Co Classical: 3 hour bike tour
The Co Classical 3 hour bicycle tour explores the backstreets of Chinatown and the charming local areas of Thonburi.
Co Combo: 5 hour bike/boat tour
Discover the highlights of the Co Classical, 3 hour bicycle tour. In addition explore Bangkok’s hidden plantations, rural Bangkok by long-tail boat and enjoy a tasty Thai style meal.
Co All Day: 9 hour bike/boat/train tour
The must-do tour for the hardy adventurer or for those who just wish to extend their bicycle tour experience a bit more. One of the highlights include travelling by train, longtail-boat and local transport.
Co by Night: 3 hour bike tour by night
Our bike tour in the cooler evening air through Chinatown and charming Thonburi. The skyline of Bangkok by night is one of the highlights on this 3 hour bike ride.
Other Bangkok Tours
Co Rocket Boating: 5 hour multi-Boat Tour (James Bond Tour)
This 5-hour multi-boat tour introduced us to the locally known 'James Bond boat' due to its appearance in the 007 thriller 'The man with the golden gun'. Experience life along Northern Bangkok's rural canals where the thrill of the high-speed rocket-boat is just one of the highlights.
Co Canaling: 2 hour Longtail Boat Tour (Khlong Tour)
Ride a classic longtail boat during this 2-hour canal (klong) tour. Explore the ancient waterways of Bangkok and see how locals live along her famous canals.
Co Walking: 2 hour Walking Tour
This 2-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden alleys of Bangkok’s Chinatown by foot. Walking this area is more relaxing and intimate than cycling and perfect for photographers.
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