Commonly compared to the Mandarin Oriental this hotel is anything short but spectacular. The view is much better view since it looks across the Chao Phraya River. The rooms are somewhat smaller than other luxury hotels and had some dated décor. Otherwise the food at the hotel is worth trip alone Thiptara is one restaurant all travelers must try. They are able to make fresh noodles and dim sum on the spot. The pool is more for look not so much for swimming, but it sure is one best looking pools out there compared to any hotel.