The capital city of Thailand welcomes visitors to come and admire a long list of wonderful cultural attractions and enjoy superb shopping and nightlife in one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. There are many superb resort hotels lining the famous Chao Phraya River, which will place you within close proximity to several of the must-see sights. If you prefer to be in the thick of the action, one of the many hotels in the Sukhumvit or Sathorn districts is a great choice.
1.Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort
© Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort
You can get your Bangkok visit off to a flying start by choosing the stylish and welcoming Anantara Riverside Resort as your base to explore this fascinating city. The hotel is located along the west bank of the Chao Phraya River – offering brilliant views of the Bangkok skyline – and the resort offers a complimentary shuttle boat into the heart of the city. The rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated with a blend of eastern and western décor and offer the perfect escape after a busy day in the bustling city. For further relaxation you can book a treatment at the Anantara Spa or spend a few hours relaxing around the large outdoor pool. There are several on-site restaurant options featuring a variety of international cuisines.
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd, Thonburi, Bangkok, Phone: +66-24-76-00-22
2.Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel
© Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel
You can wake up to sensational views of the dramatic Bangkok skyline from each and every one of the sleek and modern rooms at the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel. A quick trip on the complimentary shuttle boat offers easy access to all the city’s most popular tourist attractions. When you need a break from tours and shopping you can spend a few hours soaking up the sun on the wonderful roof-top pool terrace or in the relaxing spa. The rooms and suites are all spacious and comfortable and luxury touches include the use of a free smart phone (loaded with local maps and tourist info) for the duration of your stay. There is a choice of on-site restaurants and bars as well as in-room dining.
Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 257 Charoennakorn Rd, Thonburi, Bangkok, Phone: +66-23-65-91-10
3.Banyan Tree Bangkok
© Banyan Tree Bangkok
The Banyan Tree group of hotels is widely admired for providing the last word in luxury and their stunning Bangkok urban resort hotel is no exception. Conveniently located in the Sathon/Silon area, this is Bangkok’s only five-star all-suite hotel, where each of the modern luxurious guestrooms has its own comfortable sitting room. The pampering does not end with a spacious area for you to spread out in and you can also anticipate a comfortable king-size bed, a marble bathroom with separate walk-in shower, superb views and many other luxury touches. After a busy day of exploring or shopping you can retreat to the spa for a relaxing massage or unwind in the health club or rooftop pool.
Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Rd, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Phone: +66-26-79-12-00
4.Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
© Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Occupying a peaceful riverside location slightly away from the hustle and bustle of central Bangkok, the Chatrium Hotel Riverside is a luxury accommodation choice for discerning travelers. The beautifully decorated guestrooms all feature amazing views of the Bangkok skyline or the Chao Phraya River. Several popular attractions such as Wat Suthi Wararam Buddhist temple and Asiatique, the Riverfront, are within easy walking distance and the hotel offers a free boat shuttle to get you into the heart of the city. If you are too tired to go out for supper you can try one of the six on-site restaurants and bars for spend you evening unwinding around the pool.
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, 28 Charoenkrung Soi 70, Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120, Phone: +66-23-07-88-88
5.COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
© COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
Conveniently located in the Central Business District (Sathorn) and within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular shopping areas, the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is equally suitable for a business trip or a vacation. Each of the beautiful rooms and suites has been carefully furnished and decorated to provide a haven of calm and relaxation just moments away from the sometimes-frenetic bustle of the city. Even the least-expensive City Rooms feature luxuries including Egyptian cotton linens, goose-feather duvets, Bose sound systems, walk-in showers and Nespresso coffee machines. You can choose from two restaurants for dinner or opt for in-room dining, and an outdoor pool, spa and complimentary daily yoga classes complete the picture.
COMO Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Rd, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Phone: +66-26-25-33-33
6.Dusit Thani Bangkok
© Dusit Thani Bangkok
The Dusit Thani hotel is conveniently located close to Lumpini Park and the local train and underground stations, as well as the popular shopping and business areas of Silom and Sathorn. You can choose from over 500 rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in the Thai tradition, using beautiful fabrics and furnishings. Even the most basic rooms are very comfortable and offer all the mod-cons today’s traveler demands. If you book a suite you will be treated to more space, lavish furnishing and more luxury touches to make you feel right at home. Dining choices include several restaurants serving global cuisines including Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and American, as well as the Pavilion Buffet.
Dusit Thani Bangkok, 946 Rama IV Rd, Bangkok 10500, Phone: +66-22-00-90-00
7.Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
© Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
The Grand Hyatt Erawan offers guests a sublimely comfortable haven of relaxation within easy access to all the sights and attractions of Bangkok (free shuttles are available to many attractions and you are just meters from the Skytrain station). It goes without saying that the rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and very comfortable and guests have access to a beautiful outdoor pool, a fitness center, spa and high-speed Wi-Fi. If you are too tired to venture out for supper you will be spoiled for choice by a selection of nine restaurants and bars catering to all tastes and budgets.
The Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Rajdamri Rd, Bangkok, 10330, Phone: +66-22-54-12-34
8.Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
© Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
Located in the heart of the Sukimvit district and within walking distance to Lumpini Park and the Skytrain, Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Rd is a good base for tourists wishing to explore all the riches of Bangkok. The quirky décor of the hotel attempts to capture a fusion of vintage and modern technology to reflect the area’s heritage. Your comfortable and beautifully appointed room has everything you need for a good night’s rest and most rooms offer dramatic views. When you need a break from sightseeing or shopping you can spend some time relaxing around the roof-top pool or working off some calories in the fitness center.
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Rd, 81 Wireless Rd, Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Phone: +66-22-07-49-99
9.Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
© Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
Hotel Muse belongs to the MGallery collection of boutique hotels and prides itself in offering guests the very special and intimate experience only available from an independent hotel. Each of the hotels spacious guestrooms offer the perfect blend of understated luxury and a combination of Eastern and European styles. All the rooms feature king or twin beds, a seating area and a work desk as well as a spacious bathroom with both bath and walk-in shower. For a break from sightseeing or shopping (or work) you can visit the gym, treat yourself to a massage at the spa or relax around the pool. Too tired to go out for dinner? No problem – have a drink at the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar before enjoying dinner at one of two on-site restaurants.
Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, 55/555 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330, Phone: +66-26-30-40-00
© Intercontinental Bangkok
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of central Bangkok you need look no further than the popular Intercontinental Bangkok. The hotel is situated next door to the BTS station, which will whisk you effortlessly all over the city and you will find many shopping and dining options on your doorstep. The guestrooms and suites are all spacious, comfortable and elegantly furnished and offer everything the modern traveler demands from a five star establishment. If you book a Club room you benefit from many extra amenities and also have access to the Club Lounge where you can enjoy snacks all day and evening cocktails. There are five restaurants, a pool, spa and gym.
Intercontinental Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumpini, Bangkok 10220, Phone: +66-26-56-04-44
11.Lebua at State Tower
© Lebua at State Tower
Visitors who enjoy having a bit more space than most regular hotel rooms offer will relish the chance to spread out in one of the spacious luxury suites at the Lebua at State Tower. The all-suite hotel has won multiple awards for offering an ideal luxury base from which to explore everything Bangkok has to offer. Situated close to the Chao Phraya River and the BTS SkyTrain, you have easy access to the entire city. Each of the hotel suites has a bedroom, separate lounge and kitchenette as well as wonderful views of the city. The amazing rooftop Dome offers several international restaurants and the Sky Bar for drinks with a stunning view. A swimming pool, fitness center and spa complete the picture.
Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Rd, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Ph +66-26-24-99-99
12.Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
© Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Located on the banks of Bangkok’s famous Chao Phraya River, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has long been one of the city’s most popular five-star hotels. The central location of this iconic hotel means that a short boat ride will have you at the amazing Grand Palace, and a short walk gets you to the SkyTrain with links to all parts of the city. Guests can relax in one of the sumptuous rooms and suites, most of which offer spectacular river and city views and have a butler on hand to accommodate your every wish. The furnishings and décor are superb, the nine restaurants will satisfy the most discerning gourmand and the spa is a treat for all the senses.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave, Bangkok 10500, Phone: +66-26-59-90-00
13.Pathumwan Princess Hotel
© Pathumwan Princess Hotel
The Pathumwan Princess Hotel is one of the most centrally situated hotels in Bangkok, towering above the popular MBK Shopping Center and just meters from the SkyTrain which can link you to most of the city’s popular attractions. You can relax in one of the hotel’s modern and comfortable rooms and suites, exercise to your heart’s content at the Olympic Club fitness center (aerobic studios, running track, tennis and squash courts and 25mt saltwater pool), or opt to be pampered at the Desheli Diamond Treasure Spa. At the end of a busy day you can dine at one of more than eight restaurants serving all types of Asian and European fare.
The Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Center, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Phone: +66-22-16-37-00
14.Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok
© Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok
A peaceful river-side location (only accessed via the hotel’s private boat) and refined vintage architecture and décor ensure that your stay at the Praya Palazzo Boutique hotel is a memorable experience. There are just 17 rooms at the hotel, all of which have been individually appointed to ensure your comfort; a blend of modern day conveniences and classic period Balinese décor combine to produce a haven of comfort and serenity. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor heated pool (and pool bar) tucked away in a peaceful garden and the Praya Dining restaurant where you can enjoy both Western and Thai specialties. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok, 757/1 Somdej Prapinklao Soi 2, Bangyeekhan, Bangkok 10700, Phone: +66-28-83-29-98
15.Riva Surya Bangkok
© Riva Surya Bangkok
The river-side Riva Surya hotel is a good choice for visitors who would like to be close to some of the most important tourist attractions in Bangkok. The hotel is literally surrounded by must-see attractions such as the Grand Palace and the Wat Pho and Wat Arun temples. Once you step inside the hotel you can completely escape the hustle and bustle and relax in an urban oasis. You can choose from 68 beautiful guestrooms, all of which offer superior beds and bed linens, private balconies and wonderful views. In addition each room has a large working space, free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar and everything else you need for a comfortable stay. You can dine alfresco overlooking the river, relax around the riverside pool, visit the gym or partake of the spa.
Riva Surya Bangkok, 23 Phra Arthit Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Phone: +66-26-33-50-00
16.Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok
© Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok
Occupying a coveted river-side location along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Shangri-la Hotel offers a peaceful and stylish retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city. Access to all the city attractions is easy using either the SkyTrain or a water taxi. Once you return to the hotel you can relax around the beautiful outdoor free-form pool or let the expert staff at the CHI Spa restore your mind and body with a relaxing massage or treatment. You need not leave the hotel to find a place for dinner – you can feast on delicious Thai food right on site at the Salathip Restaurant or hop aboard the Horizon Cruise for a buffet dinner on the river.
Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Phone: +66-22-36-77-77
17.Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
© Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is one of the Starwood hotel group’s Luxury Collection Hotels. Both the public areas and the guestrooms feature beautiful Thai-themed décor which incorporates dark wood, sumptuous fabrics and lots of marble. Each of the comfortable guest rooms is equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable stay including top-quality beds and bed linen, marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers, up-scale toiletries and pure cotton robes. If you are traveling with a baby the hotel will arrange to include everything you need from cot to bottle-warmer and high-chair. There is a beautiful pool, a gym and there are several dining venues and bars to choose from.
Sheraton Grande Sukhamvit, 250 Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10110, Phone: +66-26-49-88-88
18.Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
© Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
The enormous free-form outdoor pool lends a resort atmosphere to this city-center hotel which offers easy access to all the delights of Bangkok and direct Skywalk access to Siam Paragon, one of the city’s most prestigious shopping and lifestyle centers. When you can drag yourself away from the many cultural attractions and the shopping centers you can enjoy relaxing around the pool or partaking of a rejuvenating spa treatment at the tranquil and serene Kempinski Spa. The Kempinski rooms feature under-stated luxury and provide a quiet and comfortable cocoon when you need to unwind. Each of the rooms features a king or twin beds, balcony, bathroom with separate toilet and walk-in shower and a pillow menu.
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Rama 1 Rd 991/9, 10330 Bangkok, Phone: +66-21-62-90-00
19.SO Sofitel Bangkok
© SO Sofitel Bangkok
Combining refined luxury with an edgy urban vibe, SO Sofitel is conveniently located in the shopping and business hub of Sathorn Rd, overlooking Lumpini Park. To ensure that you have a memorable Bangkok sojourn each of the guestrooms at the hotel is equipped with everything you need for both business and leisure, including free Wi-Fi and an Apple® Mac mini. The décor is based around the concept of Water, Earth, Wood and Metal and you can request which of these themes you would prefer in your room (subject to availability). You can enjoy cocktails at the roof-top HI-SO bar and then enjoy a delicious dinner at the Park Society restaurant.
SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Rd, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Phone: +66-26-24-00-00
20.Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
© Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Effortlessly combining the best elements of French elegance and style with the delightful heritage of Thailand, the Sofitel Bangkok offers guests a unique haven of peace and tranquility located just steps from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city. The rooms and suites at the Sofitel all have enormous floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city and are the epitome of understated luxury. You can expect marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, up-scale L’Occitane toiletries, a Bose sound system, LED TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can relax with a cocktail around the landscaped pool and there is a spa if more pampering is required. Dining choices include Voila Buffet and Le Macaron coffee shop.
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Rd 13-15, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Phone: +66-21-26-99-99
21.The Athenee Hotel - A Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok
© The Athenee Hotel – A Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok
The jaw-dropping lobby of this luxury hotel is ample evidence to convince guests that they have arrived at one of Bangkok’s most prestigious hotels. Conveniently located close to Lumpini Park and the SkyTrain, the Athenee is set in the grounds of a former palace and maintains a regal atmosphere. The rooms and suites are comfortable and serene, featuring Thai colonial décor, subtle colors and beautiful fabrics. You can expect all the usual modern conveniences demanded by today’s discerning international travelers. You can enjoy a dip in the large outdoor pool which is set on a rooftop garden and there is also a spa, fitness center and a variety of dining options and bars on site.
The Athenee Hotel Bangkok, 61 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Bangkok, 10330, Phone: +66-26-50-88-00
22.The Okura Prestige Bangkok
© The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Imagine swimming in a cantilevered infinity pool which magically projects from the side of the hotel, 25 floors above the hustle and bustle of the city; you can if you choose to stay at the Okura Prestige Bangkok. Conveniently located near Lumpini Park and the SkyTrain, and tucked between wonderful shopping malls and sacred shrines, the Okura Prestige Bangkok is an ideal choice for visitors who love modern innovative architecture coupled with sublime service. Besides a variety of stunning modern guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling triple-glazed windows, the hotel also offers three award-winning fine-dining restaurants, a sensational bar, a fully equipped fitness center and the Okura Spa.
Okura Prestige Bangkok, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330, Phone: +66-26-87-90-00
23.U Sathorn Bangkok
© U Sathorn Bangkok
Located in the pulsating heart of Bangkok’s business and shopping precinct in Sathorn District, the elegant U Sathorn offers easy access to the MRT (free hotel shuttle to Lumpini Station). After a busy day of exploring the wonderful cultural heritage of the city you will return to an oasis of tranquility where you can relax and unwind around the spacious outdoor pool or have a workout in the gym. The rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay including a pillow menu and your personal choice of soaps, teas and music for your in-room sound system. The U is proud to offer guests the opportunity to sample fine-dining at the Michelin-starred J’aime restaurant or enjoy the tempting Thai/European fusion cuisine at The Library.
U Sathorn Bangkok, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120, Phone: +66-21-19-48-88
24.Volve Hotel Bangkok
© Volve Hotel Bangkok
The quirky Volve Hotel hopes to bring an awareness of the evolution of world travel to all its guests by combining elements of modern luxury with traditional Thai elements found in the original heritage homes of the Sukhumvit neighborhood. Although the Volve Hotel does not have a pool, gym or spa, your room offers many of the travel luxuries more often associated with top-end hotels, but at a far more affordable price. All rooms and suites are comfortably appointed with premium beds and linens, rain showers, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar and other essentials. The downstairs lobby doubles as a lounge and café and is an ideal area to relax and meet other like-minded guests. The hotel is located in a quiet residential street just a short walk from the Thong Lo SkyTrain station, close to many restaurants and bars.
Volve Hotel, 26/1 Sukhumvit 53, Bangkok, 10110, Phone: +66-20-00-10-00
© W Bangkok
Ideally located in the heart of Bangkok the W is surrounded by street markets, top shops, restaurants and nightspots. The atmosphere of this vibrant location is reflected in the upbeat color-filled décor of the rooms and public areas which are filled with abstract art, bold patterns and modern furnishings. The rooms are equipped with every modern convenience to make you feel at home and have either one king-size or two queen-size beds, a pillow menu and fine linens and bath robes. The W offers everything you need for a business or leisure visit including an outdoor pool with day beds, a fitness center, spa and business center as well as a choice of dining options.
W Bangkok, 106 North Sathorn Rd, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, website, Phone: +66-23-44-40-00
25 Best Bangkok Hotels
- Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort, Photo: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort
- Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Photo: Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel
- Banyan Tree Bangkok, Photo: Banyan Tree Bangkok
- Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Photo: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
- COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Photo: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
- Dusit Thani Bangkok, Photo: Dusit Thani Bangkok
- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Photo: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
- Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Photo: Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
- Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, Photo: Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
- Intercontinental Bangkok, Photo: Intercontinental Bangkok
- Lebua at State Tower, Photo: Lebua at State Tower
- Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Photo: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
- Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Photo: Pathumwan Princess Hotel
- Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok, Photo: Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok
- Riva Surya Bangkok, Photo: Riva Surya Bangkok
- Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok, Photo: Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok
- Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Photo: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
- Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Photo: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
- SO Sofitel Bangkok, Photo: SO Sofitel Bangkok
- Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Photo: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
- The Athenee Hotel - A Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok, Photo: The Athenee Hotel – A Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok
- The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Photo: The Okura Prestige Bangkok
- U Sathorn Bangkok, Photo: U Sathorn Bangkok
- Volve Hotel Bangkok, Photo: Volve Hotel Bangkok
- W Bangkok, Photo: W Bangkok
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