Hotels in Bangkok offers fantastic value to the western traveller, with five star hotels usually at prices you’d expect to pay for three star elsewhere. For cheap hotels in Bangkok at bargain prices, join the backpackers at the hostels on the Khao San Road, some of which are quite comfortable. Otherwise, head for Sukhumvit to experience the city’s bustle, or the riverside neighbourhoods to escape it.
The Bangkok hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$220)
Moderate (US$150 to US$220)
Cheap (under US$150)
The prices quoted above are the lowest standard rates for a double room, excluding VAT and excluding breakfast, unless otherwise specified.
Many of the more upmarket hotels in Bangkok quote their prices in US dollars. Payment can usually be made in either Thai baht or US dollars. Hotels in Bangkok will usually add a service charge of 10% service charge and VAT at 7% to the hotel bill at the end. This tax could change as it is a government levy.
Stylish Bangkok hotel, close to Lumphini Park, with contemporary, understated Thai design throughout. Silk and wood are used in all the rooms and suites. Superb facilities including several restaurants (Italian, Chinese and Japanese), nightclub, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, jogging track and tennis courts.Address: Phatumwan, 87 Wireless Road, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 690 9999.
With commanding views of the Chao Phraya River, this hotel in Bangkok has a reputation for excellent service and hospitality. All rooms have a river view, some with balconies, terraces or outdoor Jacuzzis, and are sumptuously decorated. Rooms have marble bathrooms, executive work desk, CD/DVD player, camcorder video playback facilities and Wi-Fi. Diners are well catered for with several restaurants including Mediterranean cuisine at Jesters and Thai home-made style cooking at Thiptara. Leisure facilities include a spa, gym, tennis courts and three-tiered swimming pool.Address: Klongsan, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 861 2888.
One of the most famous hotels in the world, The Oriental is located by the Chao Phraya River and is the hotel of choice for royalty and celebrities past and present, such as Somerset Maugham, the Prince of Wales and Elizabeth Taylor. Although the original Author's Wing was built in 1887 and is very much colonial in style, two more modern wings tend to dominate the appearance of the hotel. However, the 393 rooms (including 35 suites) are all sumptuously decorated.Address: , 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 659 9000.
Amari Boulevard Bangkok
The Amari chain has a range of hotels in Bangkok, but this boutique-style property is the best located if you want to soak up the city’s nightlife. A shiny lobby houses a baby grand piano, and the rooms are understated and comfortable. Step outside and you’re in the thick of things, with a great supermarket and food court right across the road as well as a nearby Sky Train station (Nana).Address: , 2 Soi 5 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 255 2930.
The Dusit Thani
This is one of the most opulent hotels in Bangkok and is conveniently located off the Silom Road in the business and entertainment district overlooking Lumphini Park. The 500-plus rooms are all sumptuously decorated in Thai style and all have satellite TVs, VCRs and mini-bars.Address: , 946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 200 9000.
A fine boutique hotel, with just 12 suites, in an elegant colonial house. The suites all have antique furniture, part of a collection belonging to the owner. There is a lounge bar and a restaurant, the D B Bradley, which serves a fusion of east and west. Facilities include an open-air swimming pool and high-speed internet access. Airport transfers can be arranged in one of their fleet of vintage cars.Address: North Klongtan, 267 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Wattana,
Telephone: (02) 259 9011.
Baiyoke Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel may be a little outdated but bright, colourful rooms more than compensate for its lack of modern decor. Close to key shopping malls and a 24 hour clothes market, this is handily located in the Pratunam district , ideal if you're looking for bargains.Address: , , ,
Telephone: (02) 251 88001.
This friendly first class hotel is conveniently located off the Sukhumvit Road, close to Nana Skytrain station and the expressway for the airport. It is decked out with a stylish minimalism. The 152 comfortable rooms are all good-sized with private bathrooms, satellite TV, mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. There is one restaurant serving Thai, Continental and Indian food, a bar plus an outdoor swimming pool and well-equipped fitness centre.Address: , 16 Sukhumvit Soi 5, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 253 4300.
This trendy boutique hotel, where the style is a fusion of East meets West, is now well-established on the Bangkok scene. The 200 rooms have plasma TVs, iPods, Wi-Fi and under-bed lighting. There are even pet-friendly rooms. There is one restaurant, Flava , and a cocktail lounge, spa, health club, swimming pool and business centre.Address: , 10 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok,
Telephone: (02) 254 8500.