Few East Asian cities are as exciting and fascinating to visit as the Thai capital Bangkok, with this astonishing destination offering an amazing experience for any visitor. There really is something for anyone, with leisure, shopping, nightlife and beautiful cultural sights combining to make this a city unlike any other. But where best to stay? He’re we’ll take a run through the five most awesome hotels to be found in amazing Bangkok.
Oriental Residence Bangkok
‘Residence’ is what sets this apart from the other hotels within this article, as the Oriental Residence Bangkok only offers suites making it an ideal choice for anyone staying for a long period and would like a more ‘homely’ feel. All of the 140+ suites include separate kitchen, dining and bedrooms (all air-conditioned). While short stays are accepted, this beautiful hotel is really aimed at providing five star amenities alongside the privacy and calm that high-flying guests may very well expect.
The hotel itself manages to merge classic Thai architecture alongside a very stylish contemporary elegance. Clean, well maintained and superbly positioned directly overlooking Lumphini Park, guests can also enjoy excellent cafe and fine dining restaurants, alongside a very well equipped arrangement of leisure and business facilities.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Probably the best on this list in terms of service, this hotel is a genuinely five-star hotel experience that will make any guest feel like a superstar! Employees will bend over backwards to help out with any special requests, often with charm and personality that is usually lost in most top tier hotels of this kind. Rooms are luxurious, immaculate, and presented with full modern facilities in a classic and stylish Thai style.
Perhaps best of all, this majestic hotel that overlooks the Chao Phraya river is also rather historic. It was the first to be opened in the city back in 1879, and it’s good to see that it hasn’t lost any of it’s heritage and class over all those years.
Quality hotels don’t always have to be eye-wateringly expensive, and nowhere sums this up better than the Phranakorn-Norlen. A regular chart-topper on Trip Advisor ratings, this boutique and unique location offers guests a highly personalized room, individually decorated to unbelievably high standards. It may not have the glitz of other listings in this article, but it has a genuine charm that even includes complementary drinks for weary travelers upon their arrival!
Even better, while being centrally located and within easy reach of major attractions, it’s in a peaceful and luscious neighborhood too. Meals are served throughout the day (organic & vegetarian) with breakfast included within the room price.
Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa
It’s worth being aware that Bangkok is a vibrant, busy, loud and genuinely 24 hour city – and for the uninitiated it can get a little tiring at times. Guests at this hotel will feel that they are transported to an oasis of tranquility and calm – the spa facilities are among the best in the country, with beautiful gardens and luxurious pools too.
Architecturally speaking it’s also absolutely stunning. Despite it’s size (10 bars/restaurants) it retains it’s style and elegance though out. Once guests are recharged and revitalized, the hotel even runs it’s own shuttle boat back to the city center a short ride away.
Sofitel So Hotel
Sometimes a hotel comes along that makes a real statement of style, classiness and contemporary cool that is absolutely amazing. This Sofitel most certainly manages this, as it has been designed by one of the country’s leading architects and interior design teams. Room are superb, and even better the destination is fantastic – close to the city center yet set back far enough to retain a sophisticated style.
Perhaps what makes this one of Bangkok’s most awesome hotels is that it also has a rooftop infinity pool, offering amazing views across the city skyline at both day and night.