The Travel Junkie’s Thai House at Sampran Riverside, Thailand – The authentic Thai way of my life. Nakhorn Pathom is a place of extremes. While traditional a riverside hotel, tourists from Asia-Pasific and Europe flock there to enjoy warmer weather and living like a local with luxurious lifestyle.

Sampran Riverside is a fantastic hotel with 160 rooms, 6 antique Thai houses around a serene lake, Arusaya Spa, 4 restaurants, 10 meetings rooms, a 10-acre Organic Farm, a Weekend Farmer’s Market and the unique Thai Village Cultural Centre, a popular tourist attraction for over 40 years now.

Now it is time to share details of my Thai House 5Puangkram, a master bedroom and a living room with lakeside patio.

Was there any pre-arrival communication by the hotel with myself via email or social media? Everything was sorted via agency and I was really excited to arrive.

Did I try engage the hotel via social media? Did the hotel interact with me and made me feel welcome/special? Absolutely.

Has the hotel tried to gather any personal information (e.g. preferences) prior to my stay? They did, but as usual, I had no special requests.

The wow factor! What was the hotel decor style? Well, well, well. Arriving and seeing those fab retro car at the lobby was well noted.

How quick and efficient was the hotel check-in? Incredibly efficient and friendly. I was led to my Thai House 5 and given a brief tour of my Thai house.

Was I addressed by name once reservation has been located? Yes indeed. Which was lovely and very relaxed – I loved the atmosphere at Sampran Riverside.

Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the hotel staff? We did. Every time I walked past someone, I was always greeted with a lovely smile, and hello, of course.

WiFi – was I told anything about it? Was there a charge? Yes indeed. It was free of charge and you just to log in. Easy peasy.

Room Experience
We were driven from reception to our Thai House 5. This little drive actually gives you a great sense of place and location.

First impressions – decor, size and wow factor? wow wow wow. I had a lovely Thai House. It was beautifully decorated and looked like the place one would never leave. And I hardly did.

Welcome amenity? we had a lovely tropical organic fruits. It was a lovely touch and I enjoyed. Oh well.


The Bed? It was very good, comfortable and huge. I slept really well throughout my stay.

Closet/Wardrobe – proper hangers or those annoying ones where you need a PhD to get them out one by one? Plenty of space – and I also loved that is was inside the bathroom, where one usually gets dressed. Very neat, plenty of space and hangers.

Bathrobes and slippers? Of course – and I used them for a change.

Coffee and Tea? Yes indeed, but I did not use.

Free bottled water? Of course, and changed daily.

Power sockets in useful places – we have more and more devices and we know where we want them! By the bed, by the working area. Plenty, and in all the places you’d want them, especially by the bed.

The bathroom Oh yes, oh yes. It was lovely and spacious.

Bath, shower and taps – I am looking for Duravits and Hansgrohes (or other fab brands) around the world. How fab was the shower? Everything was brilliant and worked very well. The shower was fantastic.

Towels – yes, please! How many and how soft and lovely? Lots, and I loved how they were displayed. They were also lovely.

Toiletries – own brand, super brand, baby ones or proper ones? The own brand products were outstanding. The smell and quality were out of this world. So much so, that I begged the hotel for more – I was a happy boy when I left the Nakhon Pathom only because of these goodies. I am almost through the ones I brought back, and I cannot tell you – the memories that come with the smells. If anyone goes out there, please bring me some.

Amenity kit All there and in a very perfect display.

Hairdryer – is it a human one, or just something stuck to a wall that only makes noise? There was one but I did not use.

General thoughts:
How good and reliable was the wifi? The wifi was really quite good indoors and we didn’t have a problem at all.

Did the hotel interact with me via social media during my stay? No, but I was inactive on social media during my stay.

Location? A perfect base to explore the organic area.

Would I recommend it to my best friends and readers? Without a doubt

Would I stay again? Absolutely. We loved Thai House. It was chic, local, understated and very relaxing.

Have you visited this hotel? What were you thoughts?

Sampran Riverside
Km 32 Pet Kasem Road, Sampran,
Nakorn Pathom, 73110 Thailand


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