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The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok Review + Photos 2024

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The Quarter Chao Phraya is one of Bangkok’s newest riverside hotels, near to ICONSIAM shopping mall and across the river from Talat Noi.

A new 4* hotel located in the Khlong San neighbourhood, The Quarter Chao Phraya has a huge riverside pool, private balconies overlooking the water and an opulent reception area plus onsite restaurants.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok pool

From the waterside jetty to the beautiful design and lush landscaped lawns, this is easily one of the best and most affordable Bangkok hotels we’ve stayed in.

Whilst the price is slowly creeping up as the Quarter Chao Phraya gets better known, it is one of the best riverside hotels in Bangkok that is often under 2500 THB a night or £50 / $64 USD (depending on the time of year).

From its awesome a la-carte breakfasts to restaurants and nice room interiors here is our honest review of staying at The Quarter Chao Phraya by UHG in Bangkok. All views are our own and we paid for our stay.

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The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok

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Where in Bangkok is The Quarter Chao Phraya by UHG?

Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river and in the Khlong San district, UHG’s Chao Phraya Quarter is on the water’s edge down a short side road, close to the Khlong San station, the last stop on Bangkok’s new gold line BTS network.

The hotel is also within a 10 minute walk of ICONSIAM mall, plus it is close to various ferries and water shuttles that take you across the river for only 5 baht (15p / $0.20 USD).

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok

If you are coming to the The Quarter Chao Phraya from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport, it is best to get a Grab taxi from the airport as the hotel requires several changes on the airport rail link and BTS transport network, plus a 5 to 10 minutes from Khlong San Station.

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Quarter Chao Phraya review 2024 and overview

One of Bangkok’s new riverside hotels, Quarter Chao Phraya is brought to you by the UHG group, who operate many other Quarter hotels across Thailand and Bangkok.

We have stayed in several Quarter UHG hotels in Bangkok including Quarter Phromphong (which has a great rooftop pool) and Quarter On Nut (quiet location), but the Quarter Chao Phraya is easily our favourite UHG hotel in Bangkok.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok rooms

Quarter Chao Phraya rooms all have balconies although you will need to pay extra to guarantee a river view. We booked a superior king room with balcony and could see the pool plus had a partial river view.

Room types include standard twins with balcony, super king with balcony plus river view or pool view rooms. You can upgrade to a 1 bedroom suite or a room with direct pool access.

The various Quarter Chao Phraya room types can be seen here >

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok pool

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Arriving at Quarter Chao Phraya

Given the walk from the nearest BTS station to the hotel is not ideal in the Thailand heat, we chose to get a taxi from the airport – it took around 90 minutes as we arrived in the middle of the day and the traffic was busy.

The reception area is huge and there are several check-in desks. To the right of the reception area, there is also a small coffee shop (Casa Lapin) plus several drink vending machines.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok reception

We were checked in promptly and the receptionist who greeted us also helped us with our bags to the room (although he was quite new so we got ‘lost’ several times – all good fun though).

Reception is open 24 hours, plus handily, there is also a Lawson convenience store located in the hotel grounds. Alternatively, there is a Thailand 7-Eleven located at the end of the road, about a 3 minute walk away,

Lawson 108 convenience store Bangkok
Lawson convenience store

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Quarter Chao Phraya room interiors

Our super king room with a balcony was light and airy, with olive green and white interiors.

Whilst not luxurious for a 4* hotel, the room felt modern and most importantly, was very clean.

The bathroom area had a large shower (no bath) and had a sliding partition wall that you can close should you wish for some privacy.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok room
The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok room

The king size bed was comfy and robes were provided. Wifi worked OK (intermittent) and our balcony was small but had nice views of the pool area below, and enough room for two chairs and a table.

The HDTV In the room was large and also had access to Netflix (you need your own login) plus multiple Thai and international TV channels.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok room
The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok room

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Swimming Pool

One of the best bits about the Quarter Chao Phraya was the swimming pools – there is a larger heated pool with a small selection of sunbeds around it, plus a smaller children’s pool section that includes a slide.

There are several poolside loungers and the ground floor rooms on one side of the hotel have direct pool access. The water in the pool was warm all day (possibly heated) – our only criticism would be that there are possibly not enough sunbeds (around 20 or so) which is small given the number of rooms.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok pool
The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok pool

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Food and Drink

There are several food and drink options available, including two restaurants / bars plus a Lawson convenience store and onsite coffee shop – Casa Lapin.

Breakfast at Hilly’s Restaurant

We included the Chao Phraya Quarter breakfast as part of our booking (it costs extra) and the buffet breakfast was good (not the best, but a generally an OK standard).

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok dining room restaurant

As well as regular options like cereal, an egg / omelet station and a cold section, the daily hot breakfast dishes changed on a regular basis.

Breakfast at Chao Phraya Quarter is served from 7am to 11am daily in Hilly’s Restaurant – this also doubles as an all day restaurant and has a small bar area and pool table outside. You can order drinks for the pool from here too.

The Quarter Chao Phraya Hotel Bangkok dining room restaurant breakfast
Chao Phraya Quarter breakfast

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ONE – Enchanting Thai Kitchen & Lounge

For delicious Thai food, the other Chao Phraya Quarter restaurant is ‘ONE – Enchanting Thai Kitchen’ – we’ve eaten here a couple of times, once inside and once on the terrace outside overlooking the river.

We’d recommend you eat outside on the terrace so you can enjoy the view of the Chao Phraya river and bop along to all the evening dinner cruises and party boats that go past on a regular basis.

ONE - Enchanting Thai Kitchen & Lounge restaurant Bangkok

The food is fabulous and very reasonably priced for a riverside hotel in Bangkok – the chicken and cashew nut dish was the stand-out for us. We also think the menu and dishes seem very similar to the nearby Never Ending Summer restaurant so they must be run by the same team.

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Incidentally, there are also a few family-run restaurants and stalls in the street outside the hotel, or ICONSIAM mall nearby has numerous restaurants and food courts including a Japanese food area.

ONE - Enchanting Thai Kitchen & Lounge restaurant Bangkok
ONE - Enchanting Thai Kitchen & Lounge restaurant Bangkok

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Review of Quarter Chao Phraya Bangkok by UHG – is it worth it?

Yes, if you want affordable luxury and modern clean rooms, overlooking the river, the Chao Phraya Bangkok is a brilliant place to base yourself, as long as you don’t mind walking to the hotel from ICONSIAM mall or the nearby BTS Station.

Much quieter than say Silom or Sukhumvit, this is a more laid back Bangkok neighbourhood and it is nice to look out over the river from your balcony after a long day of sightseeing in Bangkok.

We’ve stayed several times at Quarter Chao Phraya and plan to stay again later this year – it is a cut above other nearby affordable Bangkok riverside hotels like the Ibis Riverside or Ramada Plaza Riverside.

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