Here are our top picks for the Best Hotels in Bangkok. We’ve selected 25 of the best hotels to fit any budget. So whether you’re traveling on a budget, or looking to splurge on a luxury hotel, we have the best options for you.

Best Hotels in Bangkok

If you’re in a rush, here are our top picks:

Best Luxury Hotels in Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental • Anantara Siam

Best Boutique Hotels in Bangkok: Chakrabongse Villas • Riva Arun• Muse

Best Cheap Hotel in Bangkok: Buddy Lodge Khaosan Road

Best Hotel in Bangkok for Families: Anantara Riverside Resort

1. W Hotel

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This hotel offers a contemporary Thai feel with much eccentricity as it is chic. Everything feels a bit too extra and just right all at the same time. This 31-floor glass-made building offers a two-faced personality. On the other side is a colonial mansion that has been around for more than a century. All rooms offer sophistication and eccentricity, with delicate undertones of gold, white, purple, and black. Furnishings are gem-studded and very striking. It also features the Woo bar which is known to have won multiple awards in its time. Everything here is open 24/7, catering properly to the new generation. This hotel is situated in the middle of Sathorn. Everything is just a stroll away from it including BTS Chong Nonsi, Ce La Vie, Sathorn sois 10 &12, and even the Silom Night Market.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • This hotel opened last December of 2012, boasting 403 rooms and suites spanning from 43 square meters to 84 square meters. Also included are a Wow and W-style Presidential Suite, which are 188 square meters and 215 square meters big, respectively.
    • 244 Wonderful Rooms – 41 square meters
    • 106 Spectacular rooms – 43 square meters
    • 19 Cool Corner Rooms – 47 square meters
    • 20 Studio Suites – 64 square meters
    • 2 Fantastic Suites – 84 square meters
    • 10 Marvelous Suites – 84 square meters
    • A Wow Suite – 188 square meters
    • Extreme Wow Suite – 215 square meters
  • The hotel also features the House of Sathorn. This wing was built in 1889 and was restored and reopened in July 2015. A lot of intricate and delicate details were brought back perfectly by the Fine Art department, making it seem as if nothing changed at all. Thai art pieces are scattered in this area, also offering a beautiful and exquisite bar along with 3 restaurants. They serve afternoon tea, comfort food, along with international dishes
  • The main hotel offers the Woo bar and 1 restaurant. The restaurant is famous for international dishes, with their bestseller – Butter Chicken at the Kitchen Table. They can also make you any type and style of pizza and burger to your liking.
  • The Woo bar on the other hand offers furnishings that are very glitz and glam. It also follows the central Muai Thai theme of the hotel. Professional W mixologists can perfectly stir you up any cocktail to your liking and preference.
  • They also feature a gym that never closes which features the most up-to-date equipment. There is also an avant garde pool that looks like an eye with an eyelash when seen from atop. Fiber optic lights are installed everywhere to make it seem as if you’re swimming on a clear night sky. Underwater music is also available during the day.
  • The hotel also offers a concept spa that allows for guests to relax according to their mood. Lights serve as indicators, providing a Hammam along with, resting spaces that resembles a cocoon. Also included are a sauna, plunge pool, style lab., and a steam bath.
  • The guests are a fair mix of leisure and business-oriented people. Most guests stay for up to 2 weeks normally.
  • Once a year, a 500-600-person party happens in the hotel. This Songkran pool party is available for everyone to join and enjoy
  • The hotel also offers a 24 hour whatever-whenever service, allowing for any request to be granted however weird, obscure, or difficult.
  • Nearby attractions include Maggie Choos, Silom night market, Sathorn 10&12, Revolucion Cocktail, and Ce La Vie.

2. Hotel Muse

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This hotel is another step back in time, bringing you to the vibe of a European hotel in the 1920s with a bit of an oriental twist. It offers 174 term-accurate themed rooms that span from 39 square meters to 111 square meters. While taking the name from Buddhist cosmology, the rooms offer artifact-looking ornaments and wooden furnishings. The lounge is large enough to simultaneously reach two floors, while also holding a speakeasy. There are also three rooftop areas which can be booked for personal and unique experiences while dining. They also showcase an Italian restaurant that features classes from time to time along with a live opera when operational. The hotel is just a stroll away from Erawan Shrine, Siam Paragon, and Central World.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last September of 211 and features 174 rooms that span from 39 square meters to 111 square meters. The 6 room categories are referenced from Buddhist cosmology. The rooms are term-accurate and are exquisitely made, thoroughly adorned with retro furnishings.
    • Jatu Deluxe – 39 square meters big. 88 available rooms
    • Dowudueng Corner Deluxe – 39 square meters big. 32 available rooms that offer different views from two of its windows
    • Yama Executive – 39 square meters big. 43 available rooms made for patrons who want to stay at extended periods
    • Dusid Duplex Suite – 76 square meters big. 6 available rooms with a vast layout, having the bedroom and living room on different levels
    • Nimman Suite—84 to 111 square meters big. 4 available suites that offer a spectacular office and a beautiful veranda.
    • Paranim Penthouse – 216 square meters big. The only one in the hotel with three balconies and a personal spa.
  • The lobby welcomes you with an avian looking display, with the hall extending with the retro furnishing up to the elevator. Getting here feels like a trip back in time, as everything seems to come straight right out of a movie
  • There are three restaurants available in the hotel. One is the Steakhouse Medici Kitchen and Bar that offers industrial revolution-era antics while serving up great food. The other food spot offers cosmopolitan Italian cuisine. All of these allow for serving of food any time through the day.
  • Also, in the hotel is Steakhouse Bangkok, a Chicago diner set in the 1920s. the term-accurate décor spread in this joint offer a fabulous experience for guests. Live performances of jazz can be enjoyed alongside a wide sight of the city from atop. Their bestsellers include a five-grain salad of berries with dukkha and cucumber-flavored yogurt and pan-seared scallops over cauliflower puree with pancetta and caviar.
  • The hotel also offers a speakeasy, which is an exclusive bar located from the 24th to the 25th floor. It offers multiple types of lounges for patrons, and even a mystery door on the higher floor.
    • Long Bar
    • Terrace Bar
    • Blind Pig Cigar Lounge
    • Rooftop Bar
  • The hotel offers an okay-sized gym with up-to date equipment. The pool on the other hand is quite small but offers a ravishing view if the city. Most guests that stay over are for leisure rather than for business. This results to guests staying for even an entire year.
  • At the Medici, you can also enroll for cooking lessons. This would include a fantastic 3 course Italian menu.
  • If you are interested in this establishment, you might also want to check Plaza Athnee, Hansar, Hotel Indigo and Sofitel
  • The location of the hotel is very strategic- just a stroll away from Siam Paragon, Erawan Shrine, and Central World

3. Siam Kempinski

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This hotel has a royal and elegant ambiance and is strategically located right slam in the middle of Siam. It can easily be accessed and located via the Siam Paragon Mall or the Siam Station of the BTS line. The hotel boasts wooden furnishings alongside delicate earth and gold undertones. The entire place is adorned with Thai art pieces, giving it a more local vibe. There are 401 rooms available which is spread across several wings in the courtyard. This hotel also features the one of a kind cabana rooms that allow for guests to dive to the pool from their balconies. The in-house restaurant also offers multi-nationality cooking, with food served at majestic pavilions located inside the premises. The location is spot on strategic, just a stroll away from major attractions such as the Erawan Shirne, Pratunam Market, Slam Discovery Mall, Central World, MBK Center, Bangkok Art& Cultural Center, and even the Ratchaprasong shopping district.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last September of 2010, with 410 villas and suites ranging from 40 square meters up to 130 square meters.
    • 1 Terrace Suite- 140 square meters big
    • 1 Presidential Suite – 215 square meters big.
    • 1 Penthouse Suite – 260 square meters big.
    • 1 Royal Suite- 300 square meters big
  • Most ornaments in the hotel are reminiscent of Chinese and Thai culture. In the lobby, you can expect musicians to perform there almost daily. A lot of wood, marble, and silk furnishings are scattered in the lobby, along with peculiar, traditional ornaments. The hallways are also wide and filled with designs same as the lobby. The overall vibe is very reassuring, and every detail of the hotel is very fascinating.
  • Every room in the hotel faces the courtyard and pool. Although, some rooms do not have verandas. Decoration is not that different from the hallways and lobbies. The crowd favorite rooms of the hotel are the Cabana and deluxe Cabana, featuring direct access to the pool from the balcony.
    • 10 Cabana rooms – 40 square meters to 48 square meters big. All located on the Garden Wing’s ground floor. It is adorned with a lot of modern Thai furnishings along with a balcony that connects to the pool
    • 11 Duplex Cabana rooms – 75 to 110 square meters big. The rooms here are very wide, having the bedrooms and living rooms exist on different floors
  • The hotel offers a big kids club that is meant to entertain them with free cooking classes. Also available are suites with a washing machine, vast kitchens, and rooms that connect for groups and families interested to check-in.
    • 26 family suites – 91 square meters big
    • 12 2-bedroom family suites – 99 square meters big. Has an apartment-like vibe
  • Usual guests of the hotel only come over for leisure. Amenities in the hotel include a fitness center running for 24 hours. Included in the accommodation are classes for Muai Thai, body stretching muscle relaxation, and step aerobics.
  • A spa is also available, featuring 8 treatment rooms and signature massages that change per season
  • The hotel has 2 bars and 3 food spots. They serve Thai dishes with a modern twist, along with Arabic, and Western food that are all served any time through the day. One of their restaurants offer a homey vibe and cooking that span almost every possible cuisine and style. These can all be served at the al fresco salas while enjoying the panoramic views.
  • They also have a business center that offers both secretarial and business services that are common to most hotels in the area
  • The location of the hotel is strategic; with easy access to Siam Paragon via the Royal Wing. This can be accessed only on mall hours.

4. Riva Arun Hotel

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This hotel references the Chino colonial era of Bangkok, offering 25 rooms that span from 22 square meters up to 73 square meters. It is situated just along Chao Phraya and offers a jaw-dropping 360-view of the city from its restaurant at the rooftop. From there, it is easy to spot Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and Wat Arun – Bangkok’s three biggest attractions. At the top also boasts a wide shot of the river, making it a priceless experience to cherish. The rooms here are filled with wooden furnishings while being adorned in delicate olive green and white. Best facilities here are the suites with personal verandas that give a majestic view of both the dusk and dawn through Wat Arun from a jacuzzi. The hotel is located strategically, with most attractions of old Bangkok just a short stroll away. Newly erected attractions in the hotel include a dining front by the river and a personal pier with an al fresco bar and café.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last August 1st of 2016 and features 6 room types that span from 22 square meters to 73 square meters. The hotel is filled with Chinese ornaments and wooden furnishings. This is a direct reference to Wat Arun’s olive green and white undertones.
  • The hotel offers a 360 view of Bangkok’s bests, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun and a wide shot of the river.
  • The hotel lobby is quaint but offers natural light to come in. Beside the lobby is a small bar for you to burn time while waiting. The rooms all have a spectacular view of Wat Arun, especially the one on the higher floors. Top rated suites are the ones with jacuzzis. All room come with a small bar, a set of fragrances for the room and luxurious beds.
    • Riva Arun Studio -22 square meters big. Has a veranda that overlooks Maharaj road
    • Riva Arun Superior -22 square meters big. Same as the studio but has a view of the river.
    • Riva Arun Deluxe – 25 to 27 square meters big. Offers a more contemporary Chinese design for guests to enjoy
    • Riva Arun Brand Deluxe – 50 square meters. Has a spectacular view of Chao Praya from its personal balcony
    • Riva Arun Grand Deluxe Jacuzzi -62 square meters big. Offers a jaw-dropping sight of Wat Arun from the comfort of the provided hot tub
    • Riva Arun Premium Jacuzzi Suite – 73 square meters big. Offers amazing views of Wat Arun from the tub itself, with interconnected rooms for groups and families.
  • The hotel offers a bar and 2 food spots. They serve traditional Thai and also Western cuisines. While dining, you can expect to enjoy a fantastic view of Wat around especially when the sun goes down.
  • The place offers no gym nor pool but has a shuttle ferry service that will take you to a nearby sister facility. Riva Surya would then take care of most of what you need then.
  • The location is strategic and near to most famous attractions. Everything is just a stroll away, including the Siam Museum the flower market, The Maharaj Riveside Community Mall, The Grand Palace, and Wat Pho.

5. Shanghai Mansion

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This hotel offers a trip back to Shanghai in the 1930s, offering 79 rooms of sophistication that span from 27 square meters to 76 square meters. This establishment sits on the heart of Chinatown in Bangkok, just along Yaowarat. The entire establishment is adorned with pieces of Old Shanghai. The rooms are scattered along a courtyard lit by Chinese lanterns. A water garden stands as the centerpiece to all this. The rooms are filled with imperial relics and furnishings that do not fail to take you back the old days of China. The hotel is situated at a strategic spot, making it near to most attractions in Chinatown. This include Little India, Pahurat market, Sampaeng Lane, and Wat Traimit.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last March 2006 and offers 79 rooms.
    • 51 Mei Hua Suites – 27 square meters big. It features a plum blossom theme that exude a modern and refreshing vibe
    • 9 Ying Hua Suites – 39 square meters big. It features a cherry blossom theme through antique and silk furnishings
    • 16 Mu Dan Suites – 49 square meters big. Features an array of ancient Chinese artifacts. Comes with a day bed, bed on four posters, a living room, and a big bathroom with a standing tub.
    • Family Suites – 3 large suites that range from 48 square meters to 76 square meters. These are usually booked by medium sized groups or families.
  • The hotel is located inside a previous Chinese Opera House, which is a landmark building in Bangkok. This place was the first every hotel to be erected inside the district. Floor furnishings made of wood lead to an atrium and lobby from the entrance. The atrium offers Instagram-worthy sights along with many seats to pick for one’s enjoyment.
  • The mansion has many quirky features tied to the historic theme and is scattered all throughout the establishment. The rooms capture the perfect ambiance of China back in the days, with the elegant and jaw-dropping ornaments and furnishings. Sadly, the rooms have no views because the buildings block another.
  • The Ying Hua and Mu Dan suites include butler service. The butler can help you with your luggage, schedule, and even provide a tour around Chinatown.
  • The hotel offers a jazz lounge and three food spots. Here they serve Western food, Dim Sum, along with some more modern Chinese dishes. The jazz lounge is located at an al fresco balcony that overlooks a spectacular sight of the Yaowarat road. It is relaxing to sit here at night with live jazz music while watching the locals go on with their lives over at Chinatown.
  • The hotel has no pool or gym but has a spa with 3 private rooms. The hotel offers some signature rituals, including the Singing Bowls treatment.
  • The hotel is on a spot-on strategic location. It is near most popular attractions in Chinatown. Here are some examples:
    • Wait Traimit
    • Leng Buai La Shrine – the oldest Chinese shrine in all of Bangkok
    • Elah Sae Coffee Shop – this shop is over a hundred years old
    • Tang To Kang – the oldest gold seller in the whole city
    • Hua Lamphong Railway Station
    • Sampaeng Lane – a stretch for shopping in wholesale
    • Little India
    • Pahurat Market
    • BTS Saphan Taksin

6. Chakrabongse Villas

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This once served shelter for the royal family and was now turned into a sophisticated hotel. Located in the middle of Old Bangkok, it offers 7 choices for checking in, which range from 12 square meters up to 155 square meters. Most decors around the rounds are either Moroccan, modern Thai, or Chinese. The suites are very elegant, adorned with historical pieces and silk furnishings. Most personal terraces from the rooms overlook a majestic sight of Wat Arun. The hotel also features a Thai restaurant in a pavilion that serves local cuisine made for the royal family. Usually served by the river, is it best experienced for romantic dinners or personal breakfasts. The hotel is nearby most attractions of Old Bangkok, including Wat Pho, The Grand Palace, the Flower Market, and the Siam Museum.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last 2002 and offers 7 types of accommodations separated by 4 different suites.
    • Chinese Suite – 155 square meters. 1 available room
    • River View Suite – 129 square meters. 1 available room
    • Thai House – 97 square meters. 1 available room
    • Garden View Suite – 44 square meters. 1 available room
    • Moroccan-style rooms – 15/12 square meters. 3 available small rooms
  • The history of the places starts in 1908. It was built by HRH Prince Chakrabongse to provide residence to the royal family. It still serves it purpose to date, with a part of the villa secluded and off limits to the public. The villas accessible to the public was the deed of Princess Narisa, which are supposed to served as the annex of the main house.
  • Walk-ins are not allowed here. You are only allowed to enter the gate if you had made an advanced booking. It is quite an exclusive place.
  • The villas are among nature; surrounded by some fountains, a garden, some trees and an archway of vines. The vibe is very quiet, serene, and remote.
  • The lobby is quite small, just a room enough for you to check in. It is filled with artifacts and historical memorabilia. The library here serves as its lounge for waiting guests.
  • The rooms differ drastically, all with different styles and strengths.
    • Chinese Suite – this duplex offers 2 rooms with the bed and bathroom conjoined. In a separate part of the suite lies 2 balconies atop the pool and the living room. The place is adorned with medieval Chinese artifacts. The beds have poster legs and the kitchen provided is large enough.
    • River View Suite – This suite looks more like an apartment, with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a balcony, a small kitchen, a living room, and office. The place is adorned with medieval Thai artifacts. The veranda owns a spectacular sight of Wat Arun
    • Thai House – This is in the main garden of the compound. The house stands on stilts, reminiscent of Ayutthaya. The rooms include a balcony that offers a spectacular view of a sculpture by the pool.
    • Garden View – This offers a more modern approach among the suites. Included are an office, a bathroom, a small kitchen and a bedroom that leads to the main garden.
    • Mali, Fueng Fa, and Chaba – three Moroccan style rooms. Mali is 15 square meters big while the two are only 12. Rooms are air-conditioned with the bed and bathroom conjoined.
    • They also have a 10 m stretch of a pool, hidden inside the garden.
  • The hotel offers a sala-type restaurant that serves cuisines from and for the Royal Family. This type of food can only be found here. Tables can only be booked up to 6, so remember to book early. It is indeed an experience to behold, with the dinner happening at the pavilion overlooking Wat Arun.
  • Things to do inside the compound include boat tours around the rivers, in-room traditional Thai massages, and even bike and canoe rentals. You may also opt for a canoe rental at night for a more romantic feel.
  • Nearby attractions to this establishment are all just a walk away. This includes Wat Pho, the flower market, the grand palace, and the Siam Museum.

7. The Okura Prestige

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This hotel offers a modern fusion of Japanese and Thai culture spread through its 240 suites and rooms. They go as small as 43 square meters and as big as 97 square meters. This hotel is situated at the middle of the central business district, just along Wireless road and near BTS Ploenchit. The rooms are elegant; with 360-views, digital panels beside the bed, Japanese kimonos for summer, and toilets with Japanese bidets installed. The hotel also offers an infinity pool that is the same level as the skyline, and a spa with an extensive amount of treatments. Nearby attractions include Gaysorn Plaza, Central World and Central Embassy Mall. These are all nearby some embassies that are also just a walk away from the hotel.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last May 2012 and has 240 rooms that span from 43 square meters to 97 square meters. They also have three suites: The Imperial Suite (which is 302 square meters big), the Royal Suite (which is 165 square meters big) and the Presidential Suite (which is 156 square meters big).
  • The hotel is very accessible as it is very near to the Ploenchit station of the BTS line.
  • The hotel is situated at the Park Ventures Ecoplex. This site has been awarded a Platinum rating by the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.
  • The rooms are located on the 26th floor and above. These offer no balconies but has huge windows that offer majestic panoramic views of the city. The furnishings are minimalistic with Yukatas waiting for you on the bed upon checking in. A digital panel on the side of the bed can control the room’s light, shade, housekeeping, and thermostat. The bathrooms also have tubs that offer a great view of Lumpini park and other sides of the city as well.
  • The hotel has 1 bar and 3 food spots that have won numerous awards. They offer French Japanese fusion along with normal Japanese cuisine. Food can be ordered all day at any time.
  • Complimentary breakfast comes with the rooms, with a choice of Japanese bento or international buffet. The buffet does not charge kids 6 years old or below.
  • Being close to a lot of embassies, the hotel tends to attract a lot of business-oriented guests. This is why the hotel offers a complete business center. This includes a printer, an extensive service of a secretary, a fax machine, and even PC units. You can also hire couriers, messengers, and people to work on your documents to save time.
  • Amenities included in the hotel are the pool and spa. The spa offers various treatments that differ per season. Their signature Okura Spa is truly something to look out for. The swimming pool, on the other hand, offers a fantastic view of the skyline, with a hidden balcony to boot. A gym that runs for 24 hours is also available.
  • If this establishment piques your interest, you may also like the Grand Hyatt, Siam Kempinski, and Conrad.
  • Nearby attractions include Central World, Gaysorn Plaza, Erawan Shrine, Pratunam Market, and the Central Embassy Shopping Mall.

8. Sukothai Hotel

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Located in the middle of the Sathorn district, this hotel banks on its old-fashioned charm. The entire place is decorated with stupas, extensive gardens, al fresco spots, and chedis. The place is very reminiscent of the Sukothai kingdom, having the rooms be traditionally adorned. The rooms here are inclusive of a balcony that overlooks a majestic view of the lotus pond and the courtyard inside the premises. The 6-acre wide establishment offers much to be discovered, along with its Olympic-sized pool and plenty of food spots. Nearby attractions are the Silom road nightlife and Lumpini Park.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened back in 1991 and is now housing 210 rooms that vary from 38 square meters to 98 square meters. Along with these are 2 suites, namely Beaufort (which is 138 square meters big) and Sukhothai (which is 198 square meters big). The entire hotel is scattered through the 6 acres they own and is in the middle of Sathorn. They are not very far from the Lumpini station of the MRT.
  • The hotel is only 9-stories high and is reminiscent of Sukothai, the first capital of Bangkok. Furnishings are usually made from hardwood, silk, or marble, with granite used delicately from time to time. The place is filled with al fresco spots, reflection pools, and artsy-placed mirrors. The lobby is huge and filled with more Sukothai referencing. Furnishings here are darker than the hallways but offer more fascinating historical art pieces. This includes the chedis that is hard to miss.
  • Rooms are adorned with hardwood furnishing in the bathrooms and traditional Thai fabric on the walls. A sound system is also installed inside the room, supporting the use of Apple products. The best rooms are from the Garden Suite that offer a balcony with a fantastic view and a bed that stands on four posters. They also have a pillow menu to maximize the comfort of their guests.
  • Amenities for patrons include the Olympic-size infinity pool, a fitness center that never closes, steam baths, a whirlpool and a sauna. Also available are aerobic rooms, courts for tennis, and for squash. They also have a spa hidden in the garden that offers the signature Jasmine Purifying Ritual.
  • Given that most patrons are here for business, they put up a business center that offers a range of services. This include photocopying, services of a secretary, and printing.
  • They also offer an herb garden for guests to entertain themselves by, along with their very famous brunches held every Sunday.
  • The hotel offers 2 bars and 5 food spots. They serve Italian and Thai cuisine that can be asked for all day. The lobby has a salon that serves a chocolate buffet along with afternoon tea. Their in-house Thai restaurant has won many awards. It is famous for serving at al fresco spots in the hotel. The most notable dishes are the Red Curry of Roasted Duck in Coconut Milk, Garlic Chives, Traditional Thai Rice Noodles with Tamarind, Crab Meats and Grilled Prawn, and the Bean Sprouts.
  • If you find this establishment interesting, you may also check out W Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Sofitel, Siam Kempinski, The Peninsula, and Mandarin Oriental.
  • Nearby attractions are Vertigo, Silom, Patpong night market, Lumpini Park, and M.R. Kukrit’s residence.

9. Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel

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This hotel abides by very minimalistic and refreshing concepts that make it stand out in all of Bangkok. This was made to make the lives of very busy patrons be less taxing and more enjoyable. A very streamlined process runs the establishment, from facility access through keycards, paperless check-in, and even convenient grab-and-goo food stalls like ones for the airport. The vast expanse of this hotel houses 246 rooms ranging from 30 square meters to 166 square meters. Overlooking the Chaopraya river, most furnishing here are very small and offer intricacies in silver and white. Amenities included here are a car lift, Muai Thai classes, and a ballroom for special events such as weddings. Also hidden in the ballroom is an extensive kitchen that can be used if the area is booked. On the rooftop of the hotel is a restaurant with a majestic view of the river and the city skyline. Nearby attractions are the Riverside Shopping Complex and Asiatique. To get to the hotel, you can opt to go by boat from the Central or Sathorn Pier.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • Opening last September 2016, the establishment offers 248 rooms that all offer a beautiful view of the river with windows that go from the floor to the ceiling. The only downside is that balconies are not available in all rooms.
  • The lobby is located on the 11th floor, which offers an untainted view of the Chaopraya. It also offers a beautiful, seamless ambiance along with the very light wood furnishings. The lobby is designed to be easily accessible and hassle free. This makes up for the ergonomic food display and the multitude of worktables that face the river. Along with these are the different types of seats that fit any preference and a small desk for reception.
  • The lobby has a panoramic view of its surroundings, also offering a majestic scenery in dusk and in dawn. Patrons can eat anywhere along the restaurant, lobby and the bar. The soothing sound of falling water is also provided by the low but huge fountain in the middle of the lobby.
  • The hallways of the hotel are very minimalistic yet are adorned with huge post-modern paintings.
  • There are 3 bars and 4 food spots available in the hotel. This include the grab-and-go food bars, along with the restaurant that serves Thai fusion. Dining is available all day, with the chefs focusing on ingredients easily accessible and are local to Thailand. The greens used here are also from Anantara’s hydroponic farm.
  • The hotel offers IPTV for all rooms, along with standing tubs for suites that offer majestic river views. These views are accessible on all floors of the hotel
  • The gym runs for 24 hours unattended, with only your keycard needed for you to gain access. An infinity pool sits atop the river while a lounge area is just nearby if you prefer to be dry when enjoying the view. A 2-room spa is also included, but it is more apt for people with a hectic time schedule. The massages here are relatively very short but are high intensity. This works to offer relaxation along with re-energizing.
  • Most guest are only here for business, and are provided with a smartphone upon check-in. The phone offers unlimited data usage and calls to 10 countries, along with a digital guide of the entire city.
  • A quirky attitude restaurant and bar sits on the rooftop of the hotel. The establishment sports colors that scream, with neon lights and furnishings in hot colors. The atmosphere here is very seductive, perfect for fine nighttime dining. Specialized drinks can also be tailor-made by their professional mixologists.
  • If this establishment has piqued your interest, you may also take a look at the Peninsula and Metropolitan.
  • Activities provided by the hotel are classes for Muai Thai, tuktuk and khlong tours, and even the use of some facilities in Anantara such as their kids club.

10. Le Meridien Bangkok

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This hotel is a mix of modern and retro art, offering a quirky ambience while towering 24 floors high. This is the only hotel in all of Bangkok that includes access to 40 local museums through your keycards provided upon check-in. This “unlock destination” feature was done in partnership with the Siam Museum. The hotel has 282 rooms to choose from, with Thai design found everywhere from the walls and ceilings to the intricate furnishings. The hotel is famous for their brunch every Sunday. Also available is the free nutritionist consultation and check-up every last Sunday of the month. Just near the Patpong Night Market and Silom, this hotel is only a 5-minute walk from MRT Sam Yan.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last December 2008 and features 282 rooms than are as small all 36 square meters up to 78 square meters big.
    • Vista rooms -209 available rooms. 3 rooms are made and reserved for disabled patrons
    • Vista Plus – 28 available rooms. Located at the corners of the building
    • Circular rooms – 11 available rooms. Famous for people in their honeymoons
    • Aventec Suites – 32 available rooms
    • Avantgarde Suite – 1 available room. Has a steam room
    • Grand Avantgarde Suite – 1 available room. Has a steam room, private pond, and a 6 m ceiling.
  • The hotel only has 2 bars and 1 restaurant. The restaurant is practically a café that offers natural light through its big windows.
  • Most of the hotel follows a contemporary architectural design with black furnishings everywhere. The lobby is vast, offering white, gray, and black furnishings with walls finished in wood. Art pieces around the area are usually puppies in retro fashion. The receptionist has a metal desk, and the lobby offers music apt to the entire theme. The hallways are also okay-sized, with fans around to disperse a certain fragrance. A latitude lounge can also be found here, which at nighttime turns into a common area for get togethers.
  • All the rooms feature IP phones that are touchscreen and offer office functions. Included also are large windows for a better view of the skyline and large tubs in the bathroom. Poems are also written across the wall to give off a certain Thai-inspired romantic vibe. Smoking and non-smoking floors also exist, which may be best to keep in mind before booking. Most applauded rooms here are the Vista Plus rooms.
  • They offer a fitness center open 24 hours, a 4 ft deep pool with a smaller bar pool, and a bamboo bar filled with bamboo furnishings. A circular spa that has 7 rooms can also be found here, providing adequate massages for guests to enjoy. No clubs for children are available though.
  • Guests here tend to come over for business rather than for leisure, which can be distinguished through their amenities offered.
  • Famous activities here are their brunch held every Sunday that goes through nutrition consultation. At every end of the moth there are also free check-ups that check on your nutrition and current health status. With a hospital nearby, doctors drop by from time to time to give out 10-20-minute lectures on important health topics. The hotel is also known for partnering with brand to amp up perks for the guests, such as the free museum trips via the hotel’s keycard.
  • The MRT Lumpini and Sam Yan are just nearby, along with the Moon Bar, Silom Road, Patpong Night Market, and Lumpini Park.
  • If this hotel interests you, also check out Pullman and Crowne Plaza.

11. U Sathorn Hotel

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The hotel showcases an elegant French Colonial design with a touch of modern elegance. This resort-like hotel features an open flow concept, giving it a very spacious and soothing ambiance. It houses 86 rooms that are as small as 32 square meters up to 72 square meters big. The hotel offers suites that have balcony-set divans, open tubs, bird cage fixtures, small kitchens, and very high ceilings. Almost every room here gives a spectacular view of the pool and courtyard. Birds can easily be heard around the area, making it a lot easier to relax and detoxify. They also are known to let guests have the room for exactly 24 hours after checking in. The hotel is situated just near Sathorn and can be access via nearby BTS and MRT stations through their shuttle service. Nearby attractions include Silom Road, Vertigo restaurant, the Patpong night market, and the Moon Bar.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last 2014, offering 86 rooms that range from 32 square meters to 72 square meters
    • Superior – 20 available rooms
    • Superior Garden – 38 available rooms
    • Deluxe Garden – 24 available rooms
    • Suite – 4 available rooms
  • The rooms are adorned with the French Colonial design that is mixed with a touch of modern elegance. The rooms make use of windows and pillars to accentuate space. Almost all rooms showcase fantastic views of the pool, making it feel like you are booked in a resort.
  • The hotel is famous for their 24-hour check-in check-out policy, which allows the guests to have the room to themselves for a complete 24 hours
  • Also, the hotel allows for breakfast to be served anytime and anywhere in the premises. Do note that all booked rooms come with complimentary breakfast.
  • An online U Choose application is also available, making use of technology to choose specifics on their room prior to their arrival. This includes selection of soap, tea, pillows, and minibar treats.
  • The entrance of the hotel is stunning, with a chariot park on the lawn just beside it. The ballroom is hard to miss once you enter.
  • Their lobbies are huge and well-ventilated. Furnished in marble, it offers seating that goes around the room and passes through the poolside. The lobby also houses the birdcage-like chairs with porcelain tables in front of it for afternoon tea service.
  • The hotel is separated into three wings that are spread around the courtyard garden. In the middle of it all is their swimming pool. The hotel does not have amenities available for children, but offers nanny services.
  • The French restaurant J’AIME is located in-house. The entire theme is “upside down”, having most of its motifs be hung from the wall including a full-sized piano. Silkin green and purple is spread out in the area. This can be seen from the wine cellar to the private dining area. The dishes served here are both traditional and modern French cuisine along with some common Asian dishes. A bar is also located here, which serves alcohol in an upside-down looking glass.
  • The rooms are very minimal and exquisite, while the hallways feature stone furnishings. White and gold can be seen everywhere in intricate detail. The ground floor rooms can easily go to the pool through the garden. The rain shower-filled bathrooms also have a sit-down area if you ever tire while taking a bath.
    • Superior Rooms – 32 square meters. Low tier.
    • Superior Garden – 38 square meters. Offers a fantastic view of the courtyard
    • Deluxe Garden – 38 square meters with an Instagram-worthy view of the hotel
    • Suites – 72 square meters. Offers a balcony-set divan, traditional art pieces, open tub, some bird cage chairs, and a small kitchen. Offers a very individual, apartment-like vibe.
  • Guests are free to avail bike rental, along with the use of the gym that is open for 24 hours. Upon checking-in, guests can also avail signature cocktail or tea with pastries at the library.
  • Some activities to partake in here include jogging at Lumpini Park and Saturday jogging and biking at Bang Krachao.
  • Nearby attractions include the Moon bar, Maggie Choos, and the gay club Babylon.
  • If this place interests you, you might also want to check out Sukothai hotel.
  • Most of the guests here come for leisure and stay for up to 2 weeks long.
  • The hotel is located just along Sathorn and is accessible via BTS Sala Daeng or MRT Lumpini via shuttle service.

12. SO Sofitel

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This quirky yet innovative hotel offers 4 themes for their 238 available rooms. The rooms can be as small as 38 square meters and up to 138 square meters big. Each theme is separated into different floors. This was done so guests get a full experience on every floor they visit. The decoration of the hotel is chosen as if they want to tell a traditional story to their guests. Most rooms are designed individually, and are inclusive of a mini-bar, huge windows, luxurious tubs, and an AppleMac mini media solutions. The hotel sets over Lumpini park, which offers a majestic view of the nearby establishment. Other nearby attractions include MRT Lumpini, Silom Market and the Patpong Night Market.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • Opening last 2012, it offers a very unique experience for every guest that comes over. The themes of the rooms and floors were made so that returning guests would not feel like their visiting the same establishment over and over again.
  • There are 238 rooms to choose from ranging from 38 square meters small to 138 square meters big. The VIP room on the other hand is 233 square meters huge.
    • So Cosy
    • So Comfy
    • So Club
    • So Studio
    • So Suite Spa
    • So Suite
    • So Lofty
    • So VIP
  • The façade of the hotel resembles a book that is hardbound, emphasizing on how a story is meant to be told once you enter.
  • The themes are referenced as elements, which pays tribute to Feng Shui and Lumpini Park. The Water, Wood, Metal and Earth themes were made to complement with the Fire themed restaurant. The hotel is also vertically divided into three segments, with the rooftop signifying the future, the main lobby as the present times, and the guest lobby to be considered as the past.
  • A tour around the hotel can be requested, which takes you to a journey of learning about the cultures of Thailand and Bangkok. Much of these are incorporated in the architecture, much like the doors that welcome you to the premises. These were made referencing the old times when big doors are only for parades and royalties while small doors were only to be used by the public.
  • A pop art store can be located just by the guest lobby. The main lobby, on the other hand, sits on the 9th floor of the building. This space is adorned with wood-furnished floor, flowers that adorn the walls and the ceiling, and a sight to behold of Lumpini Park. Scattered along the lobby are also lights that were handmade and were propped up to signify how clouds float above in the sky.
  • Upon entering, you are given welcome drinks in test tubes that you may opt to mix with one another. The staff dress in 3 different uniforms. Quirky motifs fill the hotel and are highlighted by lights of different color.
  • There are around 3-4 stories dedicated per theme. This creates the illusion of staying at a different hotel upon successive booking. The rooms are inclusive of a luxurious bathtub an Apple Mac mini media solution, a mini bar with items that are free to consume, and windows that go from the ceiling to the floor. iPads are also provided if you book the suites, while you usually may opt for a grand view of the skyline or Lumpini park. A pillow menu is also available for you to enjoy and pick pillows to your liking.
    • Metal-themed rooms – the ornaments revolve around metal, glass and the color white. The hallways are in silver while signs are in a frizzly digital design. The bed also has some metal cloud detailing done to it.
    • Wood-themed rooms – This serene room offers wood furnishings all around with ancient sketches by the Siamese all around the walls.
    • Earth-themed rooms – Thai art pieces from primeval days are splattered all across the blue walls. The bathrooms are adorned with marble furnishings that revolve around black, blue, and white. The vibe is a hit or miss with guests but are meant to feel refreshing to most.
    • Water-themed rooms – The rooms here offer a great panoramic view of the city skyline, while being adorned with the color grey. Marble furnishing is everywhere, and the room also has a round tub included.
    • So VIP Suite – this is water themed and located at the 27th floor. Offers 2 bedrooms, a huge jacuzzi and black marble furnishings with a white vein finish.
  • Fire Themed Restaurant – The entire place is adorned to look like a market for food. Right spat at the center, a huge red oven is hard to miss.
  • The signature of the hotel’s club is to be colorful and follow the ways of the treeo f life
  • The hotel also has a future-looking bar located at its rooftop. Furnished with a lot of mirrors, the bar offers a great view around the skyline of the city.
  • There is also a spa in the hotel that is designed to look like the Himmapan Forest from tales old. In here you can find forest-like furnishings with a dark finish to fill the place with mystery.
  • The hotel also offers a Sofit gym that is open for 24 hours straight. In here you can borrow bikes to take to Lumpini Park. You can also stay in and make use of their amenities. Included here are a personal professional trainer, yoga and aerobic classes, and iPod with your own music, and classes for the So Fit signature routines. You can also find the KINESIS machine here, which provides around 2500 routines to choose from.
  • Also included is an okay-sized infinity pool that offers majestic view of Lumpini Park.
  • There are 5 restaurants and bars located in the hotel. All offers different themes. For one, MIXO provides molecular-level cocktails made by professional mixologists. The signature dish of the hotel is the Tom Yum Goong Risotto, while the signature drink is the Lindsey Rose. There is also a Chocolab available wherein you can enroll for classes in making desserts.
  • The hotel mostly caters to guests looking for leisure and are not very tolerant of children.
  • Some activities happening in the hotel are the Fete de la Musique every June and the famous pool party on every month’s last Sunday. They also have an area 50 square meters big that is suspended on the 9th floor of the building. Coined “The Box”, this place serves as the hotel’s venue for parties, gatherings, and other bookings.
  • Nearby attractions include the nightlife at Silom, Patpong market, and of course, Lumpini park.
  • If you like this hotel, you might also want to check out Hotel Indigo and W hotel.

13. Hansar Hotel

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This hotel is most famous for being the most intelligent in contemporary architecture. The entire building is energy efficient all throughout, even sporting a garden to add to its flair. This sophisticated establishment offers 94 rooms that range from 59 square meters up to 125 square meters, with everything open plan. A lot of smart decisions were integrated to the rooms’ design, including the partitions by mirrors and the tubs that are free standing. There are many perks here upon booking, including a massage, a breakfast buffet, 10% discount for returning customers, a BTS pass for a day, among others. The hotel is just near most of Bangkok’s luxurious malls and is nearby the Ratchaprasong Shopping Center and the Erawan Shrine

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel is not that far from BTS Ratchdamri. This sophisticaled establishment opened last January of 2011.
  • Offers 94 rooms with 5 room types and suites to choose from. These can go as small as 59 square meters up to 123 square meters big, with some having balconies while some don’t. Studio rooms here are inclusive of some washing machines and a small kitchen.
    • Studio Suites – 32 available rooms
    • Urban Suites – 33 available rooms
    • Edge Suites – 15 available rooms
    • Vertigo Suites – 12 available rooms
    • Loft Suites -2 available rooms
  • The façade of the hotel is reminiscent of the temples in Bangkok, only that they are made with a bronze mesh. The first floor houses the hotel’s lobby. The entire space is energy efficient, as the establishment runs only on ventilation and natural light. The entire hotel is designed with in modern Thai fashion. They have narrow hallways that give a sense of security, while being adorned in a mix of silk and hardwood. There is live music available six times a week, featuring locals that play opera, jazz, house music, et.al.
  • The rooms here offer a lot of space, given the open plan design. It also boasts a very urban approach, even having some male undertones. Separating the rooms are mirror partitions that slide, with walk-in bathrooms in marble furnishings. The air-conditioner is controlled through a touch panel on the wall. The headboard on the beds are also fascinating – as it showcases traditional Thai weaving mixed with the use of silk and metal-like beads. It would be wise to ask for a room that has a good view of the golf course. Also, the rooms all come with a breakfast buffet.
    • Studio Suites – a 59 square meter room inclusive of a small kitchen that has a stove top, a huge refrigerator and a full sink. Also included is a dryer and washing machine.
    • Urban Suites – a 71 square meter room featuring a nature and earthy vibe with a garden located inside the room. This considered to be a signature room, as the suite can be divided into key areas for increased privacy and security.
    • Edge Suites – this 77 square meter room features a beamed bed and a garden wall
    • Vertigo Suites – This 82 square meter room is wide, containing two separate workstations and two areas for lounging.
    • Loft Suites – a 125 square meter room that looks like a duplex. Powered by natural light all throughout, it features separate powder, living, work, and dining rooms. Good to note also are the huge windows that go from the ceiling to the floor.
  • The hotel provides an adequately sized pool that has saltwater in it. Good to note also is that it does not heat up.
  • The hotel does not bode well with families that have children or large groups, despite having more people come for leisure rather than for business.
  • They also offer 2 food spots and 2 bars. They have in-house coffee that is organic and from Chiang Mai. Also offered are a French-Mediterranean fusion joint and a spot for Anzuki.
  • Despite being shared by everyone, they have a fitness center and swimming pool that does not get too crowded. The pool is located on the 19th floor and is raised by a beam to give a great view of the golf course below.
  • Other amenities provided by the hotel include a 10% discount for returning customers, a one-day pas for the BTS line, and free massage or food and drinks if you book via their website. Also provided here is pool use prior to leaving, having your belongings be safely left at the lobby.
  • A sky terrace can be booked for weddings and year-end parties by corporations. Meanwhile, for certain special occasions, you may also opt to book their VIP spa room.
  • For hotel with this sophistication, other contenders include Hotel Muse and Sofitel.
  • There aren’t much to do that is provided by the hotel. Instead, you can check attractions nearby including the Siam Paragon, Gaysorn Shopping Center, and the Erawan Shrine.

14. Ariyasom Villa

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This villa offers a home vibe in a remote yet accessible location. Offering the best Traditional Thai Villa Experience, they offer open-plan rooms that can be as small as 34 square meters up to 70 square meters big. Amenities here include a meditation hall, a welcoming library, and delicately flavored food. The serenity of the entire villa makes it feel that you are just at home chilling. The food here is pescatarian-friendly, along with having mediation classes be easily available. The hotel is situated near the Bumungrad International Hospital, which is just walking distance from Asoke, Chitlon, and Ploenchit.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • This hotel from August 2008 is nearby the Ploenchit Station of the BTS line.
  • The 4-story villa offers a very nature-oriented vibe. 24 vast rooms can be availed, with silk and hardwood furnishings. Splattered all across the walls are art pieces that feature Khymer, Thia, Southeast Asian, Chinese and Burmese techniques. Also included are vast lobbies furnished in hardwood and some cubby holes that are adorned with Thai art.
  • The villa is surrounded by an amazing garden and is adorned with a lot of color. Everything adds up well and promotes the ambiance of a traditional house in Thailand.
  • The hotel also offers a well-sized swimming pool and jacuzzi located outside the premises. A library is also provided, which usually is used for engagements and weddings in the hotel.
  • The hotel features vast, open plan rooms. Some of these come with balconies, while most offer pebbles as the bathroom floor. The Executive Deluxe rooms on the other hand offer a great view of the pool via the sit out area.
    • 10 Studio Rooms – 34 square meters
    • 8 Deluxe Rooms – 42 square meters
    • 3 Executive Deluxe Rooms – 60 square meters. Most popular room is 211.
    • 3 Executive Suite Rooms – 70 square meters
  • Also included in the hotel is a humongous meditation hall that even has an altar. A gym is also available, but it is quite small and lacking in equipment. On the other hand, you can also opt to avail a massage room for couples, an open area traditional massage, or a personal massage room.
  • The villa only has one restaurant, and only serves seafood and vegetables. This pescatarian-friendly joint offers very delicate flavors, with their bestsellers – Penang vegetable curry and deep-fried spring rolls.
  • You can also opt to attend the bi-monthly meditation classes here. Sculpting classes are also available. In here you will form the image of Buddha and from either brass or resin. Food and horticultural tours are also available from time to time.
  • Most of the guest here come for leisure. Other types of guest who come over are here for medical tourism, given that a hospital is just nearby.
  • The only other villa in Bangkok is the Chakrabongse.
  • Attractions nearby are the Penis Shrine, Siam Discovery, and the Central Embassy Shopping Center. Given that the hotel is close to the canal boat ferry, you can also access Terminal 21, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and the Siam Paragon.

15. Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

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This is coined to be the best business hotel in all of Bangkok. Boasting facilities as if it’s a resort, the hotel is easily accessible through two lines of the BTS Skytrain. It also offers 380 rooms that range from 40 square meters to 120 square meters. It also has a lot of food spots around and one even turns into a pub when the nighttime comes. Also offered by the hotel are Spa Cottages that have spa treatment rooms, complimentary massages, and outdoor patios. They also have a business center open all the time with dedicated officers and extensive services from a secretary. Their spa has also garnered some awards, specializing with treatments targeted at the male audience. The hotel is just near the Ratchaprasong Shopping District. This provides easy access to the BTS Chitlom Station if you go via the Erawan Bangkok Mall.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • This establishment is close to BTS Chitlom and BTS Rachadamari, making it apt for businessmen to book and stay over. They opened last December of 1991.
  • The hotel offers 380 rooms that range from 40 square meters up to 120 square meters. There are 44 individual suites available, including the Presidential Suite that is 240 square meters big and the Diplomat Suite which is 160 square meters big. Also available are their Premier and Spa Cottage Suites, which are unique only to this hotel. Provided for every room are a message system activated by voice link and a walk-in closet. For physically disabled guests, special rooms and help can be asked for.
  • On the entrance, you will be greeted by 2 towering three-headed elephants made from bronze. The lobby, on the other hand, offers a more church-like vibe and is graced with arches and a ceiling that goes way up top. Most of the furnishings here are done by wood, making it very Instragram-worthy. Also, the ceiling is made from glass, which gives the room a more natural brightness and amazing views of the sky.
  • The hotel boasts 6 100 square meter big spa cottages. These unique cottages are scattered in the courtyard of the hotel. The rooms offer a spa treatment room, a living room, a bedroom, a patio outside, and a bathroom with a huge tub. These cottages come with a complimentary massage that goes for an hour.
  • The hotel offers 9 food spots and 2 bars. Most cuisine available are Asian Thai, Italian, and international. The Italian joint offers a dance floor and live music that starts 10 pm onwards.
  • A very extensive business center is also available 24/7. Amenities here include bookbinding, photocopying, services from a secretary, faxing, and business card making. Here you can also hire people as couriers, translators, and interpreters. Services for business appointments are also available here.
  • A glass enclosed Technogym is also available 24/7. This includes a movement studio that offers classes for yoga, aerobics, and the like.
  • A Power Plate Studio can also be availed, which uses Acceleration Training to enhance body stimulation. This is the first of its kind in Bangkok hotels.
  • A 25-meter-long pool with a whirlpool is also available, along with a Nail Bar and Hair Salon.
  • Their award-winning spa offers the “Man Space” treatment. This extensive routine for men is inclusive of body massages, body envelopment and facial treatments, among other things.
  • Also included in the hotel amenities are an indoor air-condition squash court along with a tennis court that is floodlit.
  • Other special amenities here are the easy access to 2 BTS lines via the skywalk and the Tearoom with signature sets. Also found here is the meeting room used mostly for weddings despite donning the theme of a campus.
  • Most guests here are businessmen, surpassing the guests of leisure by 10%.
  • There aren’t much special activities here or specialized centers for children.
  • Guests who tend to stay here for a long time last to about a month.
  • Nearby attractions to this hotel are the Amarin Plaza, Siam Square, Siam Discovery, and the Erawan Shrine
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16. Banyan Tree

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This contemporary hotel has 61 floors that boast a magical and majestic view that overlooks all of Bangkok. This behemoth sits at the heart of the business district in Bangkok. They offer 325 rooms, that span from 44 square meters to 143 square meters. These rooms are adorned with designs that are influenced by both local and contemporary art. At the rooftop sits a restaurant that was previously a helipad. This offers romantic experience for anyone having dinner here. They also have a Spa Sanctuary Suite, that offers their spa that has won many awards. Included in the suite are unlimited treatments and personal rooms for the guests. They also have the Apsara Cruise that takes the guest around a hardwood rice barge. The dinner cruise brings along private chefs and menu customary per guest preferences. If you’re looking to travel around Silom, Ce La Vie, Maggie Choos, Lumpini Park, here is where you should book.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • This establishment opened on Sathorn last January 2002 and is 61 floors tall.
  • There are 325 rooms that range from 44 square meters to 143 square meters, which fall into 10 sub types.
    • Horizon
    • Oasis Retreat
    • Serenity Club
    • Two Bedroom Suite
    • One Bedroom Suite
    • Spa Sanctuary Suites
    • Presidential Suites – it is 204 square meters big
  • The lobby offers a very traditional Thai vibe along with an indoor garden that gives out earthy tones. Splattered across the wall are local art pieces which are segmented by columns made from hardwood. This area is quite vast, having some Thai statues around and boasting a small bar.
  • The hotel has the popular Vertigo Grill and Moon bar, an al fresco dining spot located at the 61st floor. This was once a helipad, but it now looks like the deck of a ship. Platforms all around the area help give a majestic panoramic view of the city. This spot offers a beautiful dinner along with the starts and the views of lovely Bangkok.
  • Aside from these are 7 more restaurants and 2 more bars in the hotel. This includes a juice bar, a quirky Chinese spot, Southeast Asian and International dishes, and a Japanese restaurant that offers almost 100 different versions of sake. This restaurant undeniably holds the largest sake collection in all Southeast Asia.
  • The rooms resemble a more contemporary Thai design that still offers much of its culture to the guests. Included in every room are oil burners with scents that change every day, which provides a soothing and calming effect to the ambiance.
  • The 204 square meter Presidential Suite boasts a spiral staircase that connects the 2-story duplex, along with the inclusive personal jet pool and shower.
  • The Spa Sanctuary Suite on the other hand is 118 square meters big and offers private massage rooms for couples which can be availed for an unlimited number of times. This will then require the guest to consult with an in-house therapist to book the treatments in advance.
  • A Serenity Club room offers a great view of the city and the river, while there also exists a Small Kids Club located on the 19th floor
  • The hotel’s spa has won many awards, offering 16 different treatment suites while being charmed by their walkways made of pebbles and lighting made of bamboo. The treatments range from the namesake signature Tropical Rainmist treatment or even taking some from techniques from the Royal Thai Palaces.
  • The hotel only has a small sundeck and outdoor pool but makes up for the guests by offering a 5-10-minute complimentary massage every day.
  • The hotel also has a gym open for 24 hours, and a health club offering classes for yoga and Muai Thai. Cooking classes are also available and are very famous with their usual guests.
  • You can also hire people to take you around the best spots to shop if you avail the Shopping Companion Service
  • A fair mix of people looking for leisure and people around for business occupy the hotel, but they are known to have a 30% retention of guests to come back and book again. Most guests here stay even up to a month normally.
  • A 64-seater Apsara Dinner cruise can also be availed. It is a dinner and drink cruise that takes you down the Chao Phraya river. This includes both a private chef and a specialized menu. Always book in advance as slots for this one is scarce.
  • Other activities in the bar include a fundraising marathon named the Vertical Marathon. This takes guests in 10s to run up to the 61st floor from the ground. Another thing to do is have a photoshoot at the rooftop’s Vertigo Bar, which is usually famous for weddings.
  • Nearby attractions are Silom, Maggie Choos, Lumpini Park, and Ce La Vie
  • Nearby hotels are the W hotel,So Sofitel, and Sukothai

17. Ammata Lanta Resort

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This quirky hotel-resort offers 27 pool villas that look like pagodas with a Pegasus atop it. These pagodas are then placed around a tranquil lake that was made for the purpose of the resort. There are 4 options if booking here, with a 150 square meter Superior Villa to a 266 square meter Family Pool Villa. Most rooms are reminiscent of nature and the earth, while it is also important to note that their bathrooms are air-conditioned. Facilities in the hotel include in-room CCTV displays, private pools that are outside, a personal sundeck and garden, and a majestic view of either the lake or the garden. The entire place’s architecture is very Instagram-worthy, not to mention how jaw-dropping everything is when the sun is out. The resort is strategically just around most of Bangkok’s best attractions and it is also 15 minutes away from the Suvarnabhumi airport. This quirky hotel-resort offers 27 pool villas that look like pagodas with a Pegasus atop it. These pagodas are then placed around a tranquil lake that was made for the purpose of the resort. There are 4 options if booking here, with a 150 square meter Superior Villa to a 266 square meter Family Pool Villa. Most rooms are reminiscent of nature and the earth, while it is also important to note that their bathrooms are air-conditioned. Facilities in the hotel include in-room CCTV displays, private pools that are outside, a personal sundeck and garden, and a majestic view of either the lake or the garden. The entire place’s architecture is very Instagram-worthy, not to mention how jaw-dropping everything is when the sun is out. The resort is strategically just around most of Bangkok’s best attractions and it is also 15 minutes away from the Suvarnabhumi airport.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last 2015, offering a manmade lake that is surrounded by 27 pool villas that look like pagodas.
  • The entire establishment is reminiscent of a hotel trying to be a Thai version of a Disney resort. Everything just seems to be magical – taking European, Khymer, Balinese, Oriental, and Thai inspirations and influences. Golden Pegasus sculptures can be seen atop almost everything. Along with this, the walls are usually made of bricks to keep noise in or out as necessary. The ceilings also look like pagodas and were undeniably inspired by the nest of a swallow.
  • A very nature and earth-oriented theme is apparent throughout the resort, even having a ton of coconut shells and hardwood be used in furnishings.
  • Scattered everywhere are palm and bonsai trees, elaborate paintings on boats, terracotta replicas, and even small boats and stupas. At night, the resort is elegantly lit up for guests to be left at awe. This is a very Instagram-worthy moment and is usually used for weddings while beside the central Swan lake.
  • Before entering the lobby, you are greeted by two boats that are supporting each other to stay standing. Upon entering, you can also see a suspended boat atop the receptionist. There are a lot of quirky details to leave guests fascinated every time. The reception desk looks like a goldsmith store from ancient times, sporting some real crystals, a few chairs in velvet, along with a lot of antique lying around.
  • This lobby then connects to the spa, which features a one-of-a-kind tub made of copper. The walls of the spa are also ornamented by Thai art pieces.
  • Every room in the hotel-resort is ornamented with antiques, chandeliers made from coconut shells, deer heads made from hardwood, among other things. Some are even quirky enough to have a waterfall greeting you before entering. Most also have a small pool that can be accessed via the bedroom. The place is exquisite, lavish, and tranquil.
  • Most bathrooms here are huge, that’s why it is all air conditioned. Cute and ornate steps made from hardwood are also provided to elevate guests to the tubs.
  • CCTV devices are also available at the doors with a video display provided inside the room for added privacy and security.
  • All the villas are surrounding the Swan Lake, which is manmade and artificial. Even so, it still proves to be quite sere and quiet. Around the resort are observation decks that are 4 floors high. Guests can use these to gaze upon the beauty of dawn and dusk.
  • It is highly accessible for tourists with a budget, as it offers a very luxurious stay along with being only a 15-minute drive from the airport. Despite being near, the hotel does not get buggered by noise from cars or airplanes.
  • The rooms here are very big, with 150 square meters being the smallest. Here are some of the rooms they offer, with all having a majestic view of swan lake.
    • Family Pool Villa – a 266 square meter room that has 2 bedrooms. It comes with a personal pool, a huge terrace outside, and a stunning view of swan lake
    • Grand Pool Villa – this 156 square meter room offers a personal plunge pool, a garden and sun beds located outside, and a beautiful view of swan lake
    • Deluxe Jacuzzi Villa – This 150 square meter villa boasts chandeliers made with Swarovski crystals, a lovely view of the water and fields, a huge terrace outside, a personal garden, a living room upstairs, and an al fresco Jacuzzi.
    • Superior Villa – This 150 square meter room offers a private sun bed, a lovely view of the water and fields, a personal garden, and a terrace located outside.
  • The hotel has 2 restaurants and 2 bars, both offering local and international dishes and flavors
  • The hotel boasts an infinity pool shaped like the number 8 which has a bar and a spectacle of lights.
  • Most of the guests here come for leisure and not for business.
  • Kids are very welcome here with bikes readily available for them. There is also a designated biking area in the resort, but there is no rental here for adult-sized bikes.
  • Attractions near the hotel are the crocodile and snake farms, some gold courses, and the Mega Bangna Shopping District.
  • The hotel holds an ongoing contest open for everyone. This photo contest offers a very heft amount of cash for its probable winner.

18. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

The hotel boasts a great view of the river along with its resort functionalities. Adorned with traditional Thai furnishings, the hotel-resort offers deluxe rooms that are 38 square meters big up to 2-bedroom river suites that are 114 square meters big. Also, there are seven types of room to choose from in this establishment and all of them gives guests access to a smartphone that can call unlimited and for free to 10 countries. Popular amenities of the hotel are the Thai cultural performances every night with that can accompany your dinner by the river and a Benihana-like teppanyaki dinner along with a chef to your own. Also available are an oriental Thai gazebo to rent for special occasions like proposals and night cruises or dinner cruises along the reclaimed rice barges of the hotel. Right across the river from the hotel is Asiatique, a famous entertainment central and night market in Bangkok. Also available 15 minutes through a boat from the hotel is the Central pier. The pier gives BTS access to most of the heart of Bangkok.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel was opened last 2010 and is situated just across central Bangkok. This would then require you to cross the river. The hotel is 11 acres big, offering around 396 rooms with 101 suites along this resort-cum-hotel shaped like the letter U. Also included are shuttle ferry services that can take you around for a 15-minute ride. It would then take a route from the Central pier in Sathorn, taking you around to see Krungthep and Asiatique.
  • The ground floor serves home to the lobby for group tours that visit the hotel. Here you can find historical Thai clay pieces, along with souvenir spots and large sofas for guests. On the first floor lies the grand main lobby, which has big hardwood couches that have triangle pillows and a floor made from wood and marble. The interior gives off a very local vibe to its guests, allowing the colors, the art, and the nature swallow you into the culture and the feel of Thailand. The hotel’s huge hallways offer trippy patterns on its carpets, but are very well lit. Also, a khlong-type canal that is native to Thailand runs under the hotel and makes it functional.
  • There are 7 types of rooms available in the establishment.
    • Deluxe Premier Room
    • Deluxe Premier River View Room
    • Deluxe Premier Riverfront Room
    • Junior Premier Suite
    • Junior Premier River View Suite
    • Amantara Riverfront Suite
    • Two Bedroom Chao Phraya River Suite
    • Cruise Staterooms – this is located over a rice barge that has been around for around a century. Only 2 in the hotel
  • Every room that is booked is inclusive of a smartphone that provides unlimited free calls and unlimited data usage to over 10 countries. Only this hotel along with the Anantara Siam offer this kind of amenity in all of Bangkok. All rooms are provided with apparatus for making tea and coffee, an LCD TV, fast internet, a mini bar inside the room, an iPod dock, and a DVD player.
  • The rooms are very spacious and bright, with towering ceilings and large windows. The views are spectacular and overlook either the river or the garden. Every room is also provided with a personal balcony. Usually, the Krungthep bridge can easily be spotted if your room has a good view of the river. A mix of modern design and traditional Thai design adorns the entire room. Sanskrit can be seen on doors and panels. Exquisite silk curtains are around the room along with certain pieces of art that complete the local yet elegant vibe. The bathrooms are connected to the bedroom through a sliding door and has individual rain showers and tubs.
  • The top rooms of the hotel are the Anantara River Front Suite and the 2-bedtoom Chao Phraya River Suite
    • Anantara River Front Suite – the room features a dining area, a comfortable lounge, an in-room bar, and two office rooms. The bathrooms provide a separate powder room that has marble furnishings and two sinks. The bedroom can easily be connected to the living room to feature a majestic and panoramic view of the river.
    • Chao Phraya River Suite – best for medium sized groups or small families
  • The hotel offers up to 10 restaurants for every guest to take a pick and enjoy. These restaurants offer Italian, Japanese and even international cuisine. Options to eat by the river are also allowed. There are three bars in the hotel; one inside the premises, one located somewhere outside, and one beside the pool. It is also wise to note that most greens used in their salads are from the hotel-owned hydroponic farm that is 3000 square meters big.
    • A popular dining spot is Trader Vic’s, most know for their brunch every Sunday. They offer their own spin on Mai Tai, while waiting for your food to be cooked from their massive Chinese oven that operates on wood.
    • For their Benihana teppanyaki experience, advance bookings are needed. Their Benihana offers a chef that only caters to you once you have booked and are ready to dine.
    • Another selection is the Riverside Terrace restaurant that offers live cooking spots, barbecues every night, and an astounding seafood buffet. People who dine here are usually treated to cultural performances on a stage at some part of the restaurant. This includes costumed professionals treating guests to a dazzling rendition of “Journey of Hanuman”.
  • The hotel offers a pool hidden in the gardens. It with a jacuzzi and gives off a very secluded vibe.
  • The hotel also offers a fitness center that is open for 24 hours. In here you can learn Muai Thai. Also located here is the Spice Spoons school, which holds cooking classes for adults. The cooking lessons here are also inclusive of a trip to the market.
  • They also have spa rooms and rooms for couples available. The couple rooms offer amenities such as a Thai-style gazebo and a personal garden. Just near these are the in-house golf courses
  • Gurus are also available in this hotel. A “streetwise guru” can be booked to show you around the local streets of Bangkok. This is a private and guided tour around the city that is highly informative. The Khlong guru on the other hand takes you to the old canals of Bangkok through a fantastic boat ride. Limited to only six at a time, the long-tail boat journey will take you to see Bangkok’s hidden towns, traditional floating markets, and even some establishments on stilts.
  • The establishment is very family friendly. They have a kids’ club that offers a play with cooking classes for children. In the common toilet rooms, there are toilets made for kids to use. Also, around the hotel are lots of attractions for kids to enjoy such as the cycling, street, and khlong tours.
  • Dinner cruises that traverse the Chao Phraya river are also available. This Manohra cruise lasts 2 hours and is inclusive of dinner. Other options include a luxurious overnight trip to Ayutthaya while riding an old-style boat made of hardwood.
  • Other popular amenity in the hotel is “Dining by Design”, where the preferences of the guest are taken into consideration for eating. Guests are then offered to dine on a sala by the river, with a personal chef and music, or even in the guise of a picnic under a tree. This is usually hired for guests that are about to propose, are in a honeymoon, or celebrating anniversaries and other special occasions. This hotel is also famous among people about to get married, allowing the bride and groom to ride horses, jet skis, Harley Davidsons, and even the local tuk tuk.
  • The hotel is very charitable, supporting the lives of the local elephants. Every March, a 3-day polo match with elephants can be participated by guests. These elephants are from Chiang Mai and are brought to the nearby empty lot.
  • Crossing the river proves to be no feat, as ferries are almost always available in the area. With a 30-minute interval, the free shuttle service is available all day at central pier and at Asiatique from 9 pm onwards. This would then take you to see the Riverside Plaza Shopping Mall, the night markets, and BTS access to Central Pier.
  • The guests here usually come for leisure rather than business. You would notice that guests are almost familiar and stay very long.
  • The only hotels around the area are The Peninsula and the Mandarin Oriental

19. Anantara Siam

The hotel offers the ambiance of the locals mixed with modern day elements. Both exquisite and luxurious, it houses 354 rooms that are all unique from one another and intricately furnished. These rooms usually span from 42 square meters up to 126 square meters. Also offered by the hotel is a one and only Explorer Suite named after Jim Thompson. Complimentary to the rooms are smartphones that can be used to call up to ten countries for free. Also, in the phone is a digital guide to the city in extensive detail. Amenities included in this hotel are an outdoor pool, souvenir spots, some koi ponds, an indoor courtyard with a garden, squash courts, several food spots, and a lot more. The Buddhist ritual of giving out to the monks through alms are also offered to be experienced by the hotel. A spa is also included, with tubs reminiscent of Rome and hydraulic beds that can be adjusted. Nearby attractions are the Pratunam Market, Siam Paragon and Central World, to name a few. The hotel is located in the heart of the most popular shopping district in all of Bangkok.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • Previously known as Four Seasons Bangkok, this hotel is in the heart of the Ratchaprasong entertainment and shopping complex. It is also not that from from BTS Ratchadamri. The hotel is operational since April of 1983.
  • They offer a total of 354 rooms that span from 42 square meters to 126 square meters. There are 13 different types of rooms including a Presidential Suite that is 344 square meters large and a Jim Thompson Explorer Suite that is 198 square meters vast.
  • The hotel has a Grand Lobby adorned with Thai art pieces, even boasting a majestic wall mural that greets you when you enter. The 19- panel painted ceiling here is very high and is held by columns all around. Also, on display are silk panels, lights, and lamps, lit torches around the walls, furniture in grey velvet, and dark hardwood furnishings. Live entertainment is always here daily, along with a very informed bar that offers 3 Anantara-exclusive tea leaves straight from France.
  • The entire establishment is adorned with teak woodwork, fabric made from silk and a lot of historical artifacts. Along with this, scattered are modern design techniques and local Thai techniques that are apparent in the architecture and vibe of the hotel. The hallways here are wide, while also having fragrance that reminds you of nature amidst its three large common courtyards.
  • Most rooms in the hotel offer a lot of Thai referencing. Alongside the modern architecture, the rooms feel warm despite the use of light hues and soft embellishments. Most rooms have excellent views of the golf course for the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the pool, and the tropical gardens.
  • Their majestic Garden Terrace rooms and suites offer personal entries between two towering columns. Inside the room are round bathrooms in marble furnishing, poolside patios for eating, and some oriental sculptures around the area. On the other hand, a special powder room for the guests are inclusive of the one-bedroom Corner Suites.
  • If visiting alone, the classic room would be perfect for you. If coming over with someone special of a family, it would be more apt to book the Nirvana and Dream Suites. If you’re looking for something fancier, try for the Deluxe and Premier rooms. These rooms offer an amazing view of the pool and golf course along with having a beautiful oriental mural in it.
  • The Jim Thompson Explorer Suite is one of its kind and is good for two people. The suite is elegant and reminiscent of a getaway cabin you’d own in Thailand. The ceiling is made of fitted wood, while the floors are from polished hardwood and the walls being panels that are painted and fitted. Most of the suite is open plan, except for the bathroom and the mini office-cum-library. If ever needed be, a partition can be put up to make two small rooms of the entire suite. The bathroom, on the other hand, offers a powder room for guests along with two gigantic tubs furnished in marble.
  • Anantara Presidential Suite – It is adorned with silk local to Thailand along with oriental carpets that were woven. A fantastic view of the garden and pool is also offered by the room. Included in the master bedroom are a massage suite, a tub with whirlpool for deep soaking, and even a dressing room.
  • For any room you book in this hotel, they shall provide you with a smartphone that has unlimited calls both local and international. Although, the international calls are only limited to 10 countries. This is very handy to have so you can easily overlook roaming charges for data and call usage. Apps included inside the phone are essentials for traveling, including a very extensive city guide. You can take the phone out of the premises if ever you need to go around the city to find souvenirs, food spots or attractions. It is also provided for ease of use for the hotel’s amenities, as it can be used to call room service and even book certain facilities. All the data you have entered in the phone throughout your stay will be deleted upon surrendering the unit.
  • The hotel offers 10 food option for the pleasure of every guest. Options include a steakhouse, Thai, Mediterranean, Italian, all-day dining, wine and charcuterie from a European pop-up shop, and a sushi bar in a dining area reminiscent of tatami. Their Thai restaurant offers shows for both music and fruit carving. They also have an al fresco lounge that serves cocktails that overlooks a beautiful view of the garden. This lounge is quite popular among guests every Sunday for its brunch that has champagne that never runs out that is best paired with the live music they provide.
  • The Parichart Court offers koi ponds, some souvenir spots, rich greenery, and even a court. This is located in between three restaurants, serving as its common point of intersection. Some shops in the area are a jewelry store, a tailoring service, two galleries selling art, and their famous charcuterie that sells around 50,000 sausage rolls every month. In the court, you can eat anywhere. You can order from any nearby restaurant and they can serve it to you on the terrace, in the lobby, or even by the pool.
  • The Wedding Galleria – because the hotel is known to hold weddings a lot, they also offer a “convenience store” for grooms and brides to be. They have an in-house specialist that can be booked for consultations. They can offer from the photoshoot, to the wedding itself, and even the reception and honeymoon. They are best to consult if youre looking for a wedding that is Indian-themed or inspired.
  • The hotel’s pool is 25m long, set outside.
  • Anantara Spa – They are famous for Siam 2482, their 90-minute long signature treatment in their spa. Included within the hour and a half long session here are compresses done with herbal oils, gold paste, and a stick massage using bamboo. Here, you can book private sessions, as they have 4 single rooms, 2 couple rooms, and 1 deluxe suite for couples. Alongside their famous facials, the spa is also known for their 30-minute long bath for couples to enjoy. They even have a pedicure room, steam room, and a tub reminiscent of Rome. Lunch from nearby restaurants in the hotel can also be delivered to the spa. Massages can also be ordered to be done by the pool or inside the booked room.
  • The spa also offers adjustable hydraulic beds that cools and comforts the guests that avail of the service. Along with this, the spa also provides selectable music; with five traditional Anantara sounds that complement the spa.
  • Shopping Guru Experience – the hotel has contacts to shopping gurus that can take you around the district. They offer VIP privilege and treatment, along with a limousine with your own chauffeur. There are five gurus available, all specializing on different areas within the locality.
  • There are a lot of attractions near the hotel. Some of these are the Gaysorn Shopping Mall, The Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Siam Paragon, Central World, and the Erawan Shrine. Also, just nearby in the Lumpini Park, you are free to participate in their Tai Chi classes with no fee.
  • Special Services – Guests may participate in traditional rituals upon notice one day prior. The Tak Bart Buddhist ritual happens at the lobby every 6:20 am. In this time, Buddhist monks come over to receive goods in kind or in cash from the guest. The monks then bless the guest in return for their good deeds.
  • This hotel is known to be high friendly to visiting guests that are families. They offer bathrobes and toiletries in kids’ sizes, and even leaving treats for bed in the room. Amenities include babysitting services and even a small playground. Menu and portions for kids are also available in all in-house restaurants. In time, a kids’ room will be installed inside the hotel.
  • The hotel’s signature dishes are its 2-cheese pizza from the Italian resto, the 300-day grain fed Wagyu with #4 marbling, and the chicken-coconut dish that is served in a half open shell of the coconut. The wagyu is accompanied by a salt guru in the steakhouse, offering up to seven types of salt (truffle, red wine, parsley, et.al.).
  • Inside the hotel, you may opt to use their wide range of amenities such as the squash court, jacuzzi, steam room, barber shop, 24-hour gym, and even the rooms for yoga and aerobics.
  • Other hotels within the area are the Grand Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, Siam Kempinski, Movenpick, Four Points, and the Intercontinental.
  • You may also opt to book a cooking class or a private session in the golf course. Both are supposed to be done in advance.
  • The hotel tends to host to businessmen more than people going around for leisure

20. Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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This 1876 establishment is one of Thailand’s premier and grand hotels near the Chao Phraya river. The hotel offers an extensive experience that is not to be contested with. It showcases a surprising amount of facilities, a lot of attractions and happenings, and unparalleled service. The hotel is known to house plenty of stories from a lot of prominent figures in history. This includes people from the Heads of State, some famous authors, and numerous dignitaries. The previous accommodations of these figures now adorn the walls and ceilings of the hotel through its furnishings. The hotel is very spacious, serving up to 324 room and 44 suites. The suites are vast, offering sizes from 326 square meters down to 35 square meters. All rooms are distinct from each other and offers a very luxurious colonial feel altogether. Most rooms overlook majestic sceneries, such as that of the river beside the establishment.

Along with this, the rooms also offer grand restrooms, a vast common area, and gigantic French-inspired windows. It is also adorned with Thai-made silk, an “author’s lounge” made to have tea at, and a majestically tall ceiling made from beautifully selected wood. The hotel is also known to provide a spa that is known to have won numerous awards. It also features the only Rhassoul-style bath in all of Thailand along with a very specific cuisine for the spa. This hotel is only 10 mins away from BTS Saphan Taksin and the central Sathorn Pier. Nearby attractions in this establishments are the Flower market, Grand Palace, River City Shopping Center, Asiatique, Wat Arun and Wat Pho. These are all mostly located just by the River.

Some Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • This hotel was erected in 1876, and has honored its 140-year milestone last 2016
  • The expansive selection offers 16 types of rooms, spread through 44 suites and 324 rooms
  • This hotel once offered shelter to Somerset Maugham, Barbara Cartland, Joseph Conrad, Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II, among many others
  • The hotel is widely adorned with gold and red that offers a very royal vibe. It also has a majestic fountain along with pretty bells made of wood. Its lobby makes you feel at one with nature through its woody furnishings and its ever-changing tropical rainforest ornamentation
  • A part of the hotel was erected across the river and requires guests to ride hardwood shuttle ferries. What can be seen here are the health centers and spas, the Thai-themed restaurant, along with the cooking school
  • The hotel is bedazzled with hardwood furnishing, that gives a very colonial-era vibe to its wide and pearl-esque hallways
  • The hotel is separated into three wings. The River Wing, The Authors’ Wing, and the Garden Wing all houses different suites and rooms.
    • River Wing – 16 floors. Has 2-bedroom suites, Selandia Suites, Siam Suites, and Royal Oriental Suite
    • Authors’ Wing – Houses 4 individually different Heritage Authors’ Suites. The rooms are ornamented with bamboo and white rattan.
    • Garden Wing – Houses Premier Rooms that are by a great view of the river and the hotel’s main pool. The rooms are uniquely split level.
  • Garden Suites – An 80 square meter spread that features lay outs both split-level and flat. The rooms look luxurious with a colonial-era vibe, all featuring a majestic view of the river. Amenities included are a cocktail bar set and a quaint kitchenette, much like a small apartment. Coconut ice cream made in-house left inside the freezer along with a variety of cocktails on a menu are left by a butler every day. The bathroom is furnished in marble and is quite huge, having big bathtubs and audio available in it.
  • Grand Royal Suites – This exquisite suite offers six bedrooms for guests who want to book it. It also takes up all the space on the first story of the Authors’ Wing. Private access to the elevator is also available for the suite. This highly majestic suite offers other amenities such as a revamped open balcony that faces a beautiful part of the river. Also included is a glass conservatory that looks like its from the Victorian Era.
  • This luxurious hotel also offers eight restaurants for you to choose and pick your fancy. These eight vary in style and cuisine, so here’s what you must look out for:
    • Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant – Offers a vast selection of Thailand’s most famous and exquisite grub. Allows for guests to dine either on the table or on the floor. Also has entertainment for guests. There is a Ramayana masked puppet presentation that lasts 15 minutes. There’s also a nightly classical Thai dancing event that features most cultural dances of the east.
    • Le Normandie – longest-running French restaurant in all of Bangkok. A fine place for great and authentic cuisine from France. Their bestseller is their Potato Mash with Sea Urchin and Caviar.
    • Ciao – an al fresco bistro that is only open on certain seasons. They specialize on Italian cuisine, with pumpkin pizza as their bestseller.
    • The China House – Everyone loves Chinese food! This place offers a 1930 feel od Shanghai, as it is plastered everywhere in the restaurant. Do note they offer a very avant-garde menu and service.
    • Lord Jim’s – Offers a seafood buffet for lunch. I believe that’s enough to get your attention for this.
    • The Verandah Coffee Shop
    • BBQ Riverside Terrace
  • Authors’ Lounge – This lounge is basically comprised of four salons – all named after 4 famous authors who were previous guests of the hotel. The four, namely Sumerset Maugham, Noel Coward, James Michener, and Joseph Conrad, all have copies of their books signed and in display at the respective salons. The salons are notable for being Instagram-worthy as it tends to bring you back to the old times. Furnished with fabrics painted by hand and furniture made from wick, the place is surely a sight to behold. The place is usually booked for events, weddings, or simply for groups to have tea together. They also offer high-quality leaves for you to steep, ranging from their “Mariage Freres” to a set of signature tea for a fine afternoon.
  • The Bamboo Bar – It’s basically a jazz bar in a jungle setting. The first of its kind in Bangkok, it offers stools by the bar in tiger skin, an entire ceiling made from mirrors, and even mirrors with frames made from black bamboo. The entire bar reeks of masculinity, with furnishings made from dark hardwood, and rattan furniture including a fan made from it. Splattered across the bar are phots of famous gusts such as Audrey Hepburn, Louis Armstrong, and even Mick Jagger. The bar is also bedazzled with jungle equipment such as compasses and sextons. Bands who play jazz come in almost every night, enchanting the guests with the experimental music they bring. Also offered here are a wide array of alcohol to choose from. These are all displayed on the cabinets mounted on the wall like an apothecary. Guests can also order certain bottles of liquor that has their name on it, personalized just the way you want it. There are also quite a few events conducted here such as art exhibits and other music and dance-related performances. Culinary events are also held here such wine and cheese tasting.
  • Loyalty Awards for Beloved Patrons – If you have booked and stayed for more than 7 nights, you get exclusive benefits from the hotel.
  • Cooking Institute – Just past the river lies a school in the guise of a rugged Thai-style household. They offer a different menu to teach every day, which routinely changes every month. Classes for theory are also available, with certain rooms dedicated for specialty chefs to give a proper lecture. Their stations for the lectures are very reminiscent of the US cooking competition, Master Chef. The weekend classes include a market trip, which are more preferred by some students. Programs are also available, with some lasting for as long as an entire week.
  • A spa is also available, with is lying inside a 4-floor Thai building that serves as the house for 14 suites. Golden hardwood adorns the entire place, also offering the first ever Rhassoul Bath in all of Thailand. This type of beauty regimen originated from the beauty and health experts of Morocco. They also offer to revisit and renew your relationships with technology through their digital detox sessions. Food is also available here, offering a certain spa-exclusive menu. The food is made from local herbs along with organic components that help detoxify your body. Yoga sessions are available, having India-based instructors and lifestyle trainers offer specific sessions. Also available are treatment and treatment rooms for Kerala Ayurvedic methods.
  • The hotel welcomes guests of all ages. The hotel is inclusive of amenities for babies and toddlers upon checking in. Also, in the hotel is a club for kids to have fun and bond.
  • The hotel knows its audience, that’s why it also offers an in-house wedding coordinator that can be booked for personal wedding assistance and general services for the event.
  • The hotels amenities and facilities include a fitness center running 24/7, courts for squash and tennis, a jogging track outdoors, and even 2 swimming pools also located outside.
  • They also offer rooms for cross fit, movement-based training, and Muay Thai Boxing. Some classes for Pilates Yoga, Tai Chi and other meditation are also complimentary and guided. They also have a business center that is at par with the current trends. A department store is also available that houses a beauty salon, a barber shop, and even a flagship Louis Vuitton outlet.
  • Nearby attractions from the hotel are the “Jam Factory” and the River City Mall (filled with antiques) that are just by the river. There are also some accessory shops for people who like jewelry and gems. Also, one boat ride from the hotel can take you to Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Asiatique, and the Grand Palace.
  • In time, they plan to also have a Mandarin Oriental residence that will be set up real soon.

21. The Siam

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This hotel is considered one of Bangkok’s best, boasting 39 rooms that span from 80 square meters up to 160 square meters. Set in 3 acres of land, the hotel’s expanse offers 10 types of villas for guests to pick to their preference. The hotel offers marble, silk, and wooden furnishings while still being adorned with a lot of Thai ornaments and artifacts. Nearby attractions include the Vimanmen Teak Palace and the Dusit Zoo.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened in 2012 and offers 39 rooms and suites.
  • The ambiance here is very tranquil and remote.
  • The hotel offers a bar and 3 food spots. Featured here is the Deco Bar and Bistro along with the patisserie that is open all day.
  • Guests here are usually coming in for leisure, with a retention rate of about 20%.
  • Nearby attractions include the Dusit Zoo, The Vimanmek Teak Palace and the Royal Elephan Museum/ The Central Pier and BTS Saphan Taksin are also just 30 minutes away if you take the boat.

22. St. Regis

This hotel offers a family-run vibe while offering access to the BTS Ratchadamiri. The hotel boasts 227 rooms spread from 45 square meters to 250 square meters. The hotel is adorned with modern Thai decord along with elegant furnishings. The hotel also offers great views over the golf course of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. 24-hour service of the butler is available both online and walk-in. Nearby attractions include the Amarin Plaza, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Siam Paragon, Central World, and the Erawan Shrine.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened last April 2011, offering 227 rooms that vary in different sizes
    • 176 rooms
    • 51 suites
    • 1 royal suite – 250 square meters big
    • 1 penthouse – 800 square meters big
  • A champagne ritual is held nightly through sabering. The butler conducts this at the St. Regis Bar.
  • The guests that visit here a re a fair mix of leisure and business-oriented
  • If this place tickles your fancy, also check out the Intercontinental, Siam Kempinsi, Mandarin Oriental and Grand Hyatt

23. Oriental Residence

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This extravagant hotel situated on a very tall building houses 145 residence units designed to be inviting and refreshring, perfect for prolonged stays. The hotel exudes a calming aura of luxury what with its pastel colored apartment-type rooms that fully equipped with large bathrooms and working kitchenettes. Situated between two embassies, the Oriental Residence created a few unique drinks for some ambassadors who have graced the hotel. The convenient location also allows you to travel to Ratchaprasong and BTS Ploenchit by just a few minutes of walking

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • Established in 2012 as a 32 story bulding
  • 145 residences available, with 41 Deluxe Grand suites, 70 1-bedroom suites, 30 2-bedroom suites, and 4 3-bedroom suites. All interiors have polished authentic harwood flooring and functioning kitchenettes. Corner units or ones that offer city views are the best.
  • The lobby has a very quiet and calming atmosphere, with its tall ceilings, stark, bright walls and floors, and its lightly colored furniture makes the interior feel very spacious. Photographs of Bangkok in the past decorate the surroundings.
  • The hotel features narrow and well-lit corridors filled with sunlight during the day. The pastel colored rooms and the vintage boxes used as stands for the television tells you how carefully decorated each of the rooms are. The rooms have full views, from the floor to the ceiling, a fully functioning kitchenette, other units have wash machines while some feature balconies. The bathrooms are quite spacious featuring French tubs and wooden flooring. The tubs conveniently have a place where you can put your books or your laptop to entertain you while washing. Very peaceful and opulent atmosphere. Rooms can have a view of either the city or the park..
  • Restaurant/café that features a Parisian style while serving a mixture of western and Thai cuisine.
  • Small bar that features a Gatsby style has a menu of unique cocktails designed for specific ambassadors (one example of which is the Embassy Classic Cocktail).
  • The 4th floor features a lounge where you can relax and put your feet up.
  • A gym where you can do basic workouts comes with trainers and courses you can apply to.
  • Swimming pool surrounded by nature, with a beautiful mosaic design.
  • Kid friendly- the café has a menu for children and even welcoming gifts that are catered for them
  • Hotel offers peace and quiet even at maximum capacity
  • The atmosphere of the hotel can offer use for both leisure and business
  • Situated near the embassy shopping mall, the Central world, and the Erawan shrine
  • Does not have any unique activites for residents and doesn’t offer any “tech” amenities.
  • In Competition with- Conrad, Okura prestige, St Regis, and the Plaze Athnee

24. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

This opulent hotel houses 420 units and is situated inside Asok, directly connected to Skytrain’s system and is very near it’s subway. The rich, wooden furniture and extravagant silks, the plush pillows and the luxurious carpets, the rooms have a rich atmosphere inspired by a mixture of Asian roots coupled with classical design. The rooms offer a beautiful view of either the city or the lake. The thematic suites have intricately carved furnishings, Jaccuzis with tv sets, patios, and hot tubs for outdoor usage. The hotel offers a luggage delivery system so that guests don’t have to carry their belongings to and fro between the hotel and their airports. The dining experience is very unique. You eat you meal in a completely dark environment, and you are waited on by guides that have visual impairments. Situated in a busy part of Asok, the Terminal 21 Mall, Dinasour Planet, the Emporium, and the EM Quarter, as well as 2 parks can be travelled in a mere walking distance.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • Opened up during 1996
  • Beautiful lobby with golden accents and warm hues. Rooms are given fruits daily.
  • The premiere suites have amazing views of the lake or skyline, marbled bathrooms, an extensive vanity, and a sizeable shower.
  • If this hotel piques your interest, also check the Grand Hyatt, Sofitel, the Conrad, and the Intercontinental.

25. Shangri-La Hotel

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This hotel-resort boasts 2 towers filled with 802 rooms and suites spanning from 36 square meters to 235 square meters. The hotel is very near to the BTS Saphan Taksin/Sathorn Pier. It offers the longest stretch of the rive among all the hotels in Bangkok. The hotel’s towers are sourrounded by magical gardens and a vast expanse of flowers and foliage. The interiors offer a very tropical furnishing, making it feel as if you’re living inside an oasis. The rooms in the hotel offer hardwood and silk furnishings complemented by the traditional Thai ornaments scattered in the room. They also offer 2 huge pools for swimming and a 10,000 square meter fitness center, the biggest in all of Bangkok. Just a stroll away from the hotel are The Grand Palace Wat Pho, Royal Barge Museum, Wat Aran, Sriraj Medical Museum, Lebua State Towet, Wat Yannawa, and the Asiatique.

Notes to Remember When Visiting:

  • The hotel opened back in August of 1986, boasting a spread of 802 bedrooms in its two-tower domain. In this 7.2-acre establishment lies most of the rooms and amenities that is too vast to explore within a day. The rooms are divided in the Shangri-La and KrungThep wing, with 673 rooms and 129 rooms respectively.
    • 667 guest rooms
    • 63 Horizon rooms
    • 72 suites
    • 24 residences
  • The hotel offers 10 food spots and 3 bars for the guests. This includes a cruise over the Horizon while having dinner. They specialize on Italian, Thai, and Chinese dishes, with over 150 wines available on the menu. Dining is also available all throughout the day and at any time.
  • A helipad at the rooftop is also available if ever guests need to use a helicopter for immediate access to the airport
  • The hotel is very environmentally friendly, providing solar energy to its 802 rooms.

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