Bangkok is an amazing destination to take a vacation. It boasts a wide range of activities and attractions to enjoy, regardless of whether you want to spend your time on the beach, party into the night, or enjoy learning about the culture and history of the city. If you are heading to this destination, then it is important to choose your accommodation carefully. Not only is your hotel a base to use while exploring the city, but it is also part of the overall experience. To help you with this decision, the following are the 20 best hotels in all of Bangkok.
20. COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
The Telegraph says that COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a family-friendly hotel in downtown that offers spacious and luxurious rooms. The dining options are one of the most appealing features of this hotel, as guests can dine in a modern organic restaurant or a contemporary Thai eatery. There are also plenty of facilities to enjoy, including a spa with two hydro-pools, and outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness center, and a bar.
19. Ariyasom Villa
There are just 24 comfortable guest rooms in this boutique hotel, that all feature Thai décor and lovely furnishings. Guests can enjoy a range of on-site facilities, including a small pool, a spa with several treatment rooms, a library, and a gym. The on-site restaurant is Na Aroon Restaurant, which serves vegetarian Thai and European cuisine. This restaurant has received high praise from former guests. They have also praised the friendly, welcoming, and attentive staff at this hotel.
18. Prince Heritage Theatre Stay
If you want to experience the feeling of absorbing yourself in Thai history, then a good option is the Prince Heritage Theatre Stay. Located in Chinatown close to the river, this hotel is a refurbished Art Deco-inspired cinema that is more than 100 years old. The staff can offer personalized service as there are just four luxurious suites and several dorms at this property. Although there is no on-site restaurant, the hotel is close to many outstanding eateries.
17. The Peninsula Bangkok
One of the stand-out features of The Peninsula Bangkok is the swimming pool, which Conde Nast Traveler says is one of the best in the city as overlooks the river. The interior of the hotel has a combination of Thai and European styles, which gives the hotel a classy appearance. There is a good selection of amenities for guests.
16. Riva Arun Bangkok
A smart, riverside boutique hotel, Riva Arun Bangkok is a budget-friendly option for those visiting this vibrant city. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s historic center, this property has just 25 rooms that boast bright décor and modern amenities. Guests can dine or relax with a drink at the Above Riva rooftop restaurant. Diners can enjoy Thai classics with a European twist.
15. Plaza Athenee Bangkok
One of the city’s large, high-rise hotels, the Plaza Athenee Bangkok has 374 guest rooms. One of the best features of this hotel is the dining options, as there are five restaurants serving different cuisine. Another good feature of this hotel is the large, rooftop swimming pool. This hotel is ideally located for cessing the main shopping areas and the Skytrain.
14. Ibis Styles Bangkok KhaoSan Viengtai
One of the cheapest places to stay in Bangkok is at the ibis Styles Bangkok KhaoSan Viengtai. Although it is a budget option, this hotel still has plenty to offer which makes it a great place to call your base when visiting Bangkok. It is a bright and funky hotel with neat, comfortable rooms. There is a pool, a kids’ club, a bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The on-site eatery, Streats Restaurant, serves a Thai buffet at lunch, and there are a la carte options at both lunch and dinner. The breakfast is served buffet-style, and it contains both English and Thai ingredients.
13. Shanghai Mansion
Shanghai Mansion is a 1930s property, and the 1930s is a theme that continues throughout this hotel. It is the attention to detail that makes this hotel feel special, and it is also in an excellent location in the Chinatown area of Bangkok. Breakfast is served in the Cotton Club, which serves both Asian and Western dishes. The on-site restaurant is the Red Rose restaurant. It serves contemporary Chinese cuisine and often has live music.
12. Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Ideally located close to the shops, restaurants, and attractions, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is a large hotel with 345 guest rooms. This elegant hotel is a fantastic place to stay if you intend to spend your time enjoying the local nightlife. There are plenty of facilities that make this an appealing place to stay, including a pool, a state-of-the-art gym, a spa, a bar, a sauna, and Wi-Fi throughout the property. There are two outstanding restaurants on-site. L’Apart is a European fine dining restaurant, and Voila Restaurant hosts themed buffets.
11. SO Sofitel Bangkok
Santorini Dave lists SO Sofitel Bangkok as of the best hotels in all of Bangkok. This is a trendy hotel that has 238 rooms with décor based on four natural themes. The rooms have both modern and luxurious amenities, including AppleMac mini media solutions, complimentary in-room private bars, lavish bathtubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive views of the city and of Lumpini Park.
10. The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Michelin-star cuisine is a highlight for many people who stay at The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Elements is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves French cuisine with a Japanese twist. This is not the only dining option, as there is also a Japanese restaurant and a restaurant that serves international breakfast and buffet lunches and a la carte dinners. Another appealing aspect of staying at this hotel is the selection of amenities for guests. These include a pool, a bar, a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center.
9. 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok
Located in the upmarket Phrom Phong district, many of the major attractions in the city are within walking distance of the hotel. There are 34 suites that all boast modern amenities and luxurious touches. Guests even have unlimited international phone call coverage and free Wi-Fi access. Facilities for guests include a pool, a steam room, a spa, room service, and a fitness center. There is a good selection of dining options, some of which are for guests only while others are also open to the public.
8. 103- Bed and Brews
Although this is a budget option, the historic charm and retro vibe of this 100-year-old make it an appealing place to stay. It is located in the trendy Soi Nana district, which boasts a vibrant nightlife. This is close to many shops, restaurants, and attractions. There are just six comfortable rooms at this boutique hotel, so it is ideally suited to those who enjoy the intimate feeling of a smaller hotel. The breakfast is complimentary, and it is served in the hotel’s coffee shop on the ground floor.
7. Sala Arun
Once a Chinese shophouse, this 80-year-old building has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel. There are just nine guest rooms at this riverside property that sits opposite the iconic Wat Arun. This is a fantastic place to stay for people who want to explore the heritage of the city, as interesting tours and activities are arranged for the guests. There is an on-site restaurant called The Bitter Arun. This serves grilled meats and seafood, and it offers an extensive wine list. From the rooftop bar, guests can enjoy the excellent city and river views.
6. Chakrabongse Villas & Residences
A peaceful place to stay in the Chakrabongse Villas & Residences. Conde Nast Traveler describes how guests walk from a noisy street into a hidden paradise filled with tropical flowers. This property was originally a royal residence and it now provides luxurious accommodation for travelers with suites and rooms decorated in a traditional Thai style. This hotel is ideally located for accessing the local attractions, shops, and eateries, despite the peaceful nature of the accommodation.
5. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
An excellent hotel for families is the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. It is in a great location for accessing the attractions and transport links, and the hotel offers a buggy service to the local shopping areas. There are 400 spacious rooms that are ideal for parties of all sizes. Some of the hotel's top facilities are four saltwater pools, a kids’ pool, a spa with eight treatment rooms, a sauna, a kids’ club, a fitness center, a bar, and room service. There are several restaurants with a variety of cuisine on offer, along with several bars where guests can relax with a drink.
4. Bangkok Publishing Residence
This hotel combines accommodation and attractions all in one, as it is a hotel with its own museum and an art gallery. In the past, the hotel was a shophouse that published magazines, hence its name. Therefore, there is a historic feel to this property on Lan Luang Road. In the museum section of the hotel, there is a variety of artifacts relating to its publishing past. The hotel section is only small, as there are just eight guest rooms. The historic theme of the property continues to the guest rooms, although they contain modern amenities and there is Wi-Fi access. There is a dining room where guests can enjoy their complimentary breakfast, although there is no restaurant on-site for lunch or dinner. However, it is close to many other eateries.
3. The Sukhothai Bangkok
A luxurious hotel with old-world charm, The Sukhothai Bangkok offers comfortable suites decorated in the colonial-era style. There are plenty of amenities for guests to enjoy when they are not out and about exploring the city, including a pool, a spa, a gym, and attractive gardens. This hotel also boasts an excellent choice of restaurants for guests who choose not to go out to eat. The location is another positive feature of this hotel as it is in the downtown area close to Lumphini Park and transport links.
2. The Siam
Although it is one of the most expensive options in Bangkok, former guests would argue that a stay at The Siam is worth the cost because it enhances your experience of this amazing city. Everything about this hotel screams luxury, so staying there is a real treat. Both Thai influences and Art Deco styles have been combined to create an interesting and unique interior, and it was designed by celebrated hotel guru Bill Bensley. Just some of the facilities for guests include a pool, a sauna, a spa, and a bar. This hotel has been praised for its outstanding dining options. This is a top choice for travelers who have high-standards and expect luxury in every aspect of their accommodation.
1. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
According to The Telegraph, the best hotel in all of Bangkok is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. This hotel combines traditional Thai charm with a cosmopolitan style. It is the oldest hotel in the Mandarin Oriental group as it has been opened since 1876, and it is spread over two properties on either side of the Chao Praya River with a boat for guests to access both properties. Some of the facilities at this hotel include a large spa and a smaller spa, a swimming pool, a steam room, a fitness center, a kids’ club, and a tennis court. There are several dining options at this hotel, each offering something different. Le Normandie is a French restaurant, Sala Rim Nam serves a Thai buffet, seafood is on the menu at Lord Jim’s, diners enjoy Italian cuisine at Ciao, breakfast is served at Riverside Terrace, and a popular Chinese buffet is on offer at China House.
Written by Liz Flynn
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