Bangkok is a city filled with rich culture, vibrant surrounding s and exquisite varieties of food.
It is true that you will find budget accommodation in Thailand but search through these chic and cheap hotels in Bangkok and you will feel like royalty. Here are a few that have drawn repeat visits and get great marks across the board:
Best for Boutique
Exotic without being ostentatious, the Mariya Boutique Hotel at Suvarnabhumi Airport(1627/2 Latkrabang Road) is just five minutes from the airport, Mariya is an oasis of comfort for those who are on an extended layover or only in Bangkok for a day or two. The hotel displays beautiful décor with rich red tones with mustard yellows set off against dark teak wood make it almost hypnotic. There is 24-hour airport shuttle service, Wi-Fi, a lounge, breakfast, English newspaper, laundry service, tea and coffee, flat-screen TV, private balcony, kitchenette (upon request), hair dryer, microwave, bathrobes/slippers, refrigerator and in-house movies.
Best for Traditional
Imm Fusion Sukhumvit, 1594/50 Sukhumvit Road in Klongtoey, Bangkok, looks just like a Buddhist temple, with every colour of the spectrum set up against dark woods, lush plants, pillows strewn all over, and the scent of exotic flowers in the air. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV and DVD, business center, workout room, swimming pool, cafe, laundry facilities, massage, free breakfast, and Internet cafe.
It’s just steps from BTS On Nut, and only about 20 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Shopping fans will be thrilled with the proximity to Siam Center, MBK Shopping Center, Erawan Bagkok, Central World Plaza and much more.
With such great shopping right around the corner, it’s safe to say there’s great eating, too. One place to check out is the Robinhood Pub, at Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. Across from the Emporium Mall, Robinhood offers a breakfast of champions, with mega omelettes, French toast, eggs Benedict and other traditional pub fare.
Best for Close to Airport
Silver Gold Garden Hotel, at No. 541/1 On-nuch Rd, looks exactly like an apartment in each room, as decoration varies from room to room. Instantly one feels “at home” in their individualized abode. The lobby is small but the service is huge. Expect fresh fruit upon arrival, courtesy clerks for your every whim, and warm smiles everywhere.
The location is fantastic for transit or stopover flights, as it’s very near the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Guests can also walk to the Huatakae Market for shopping and it’s near the Mahanakorn Floating Market.
Amenities include 67 spacious rooms, Thai reflexology and massage at the spa, laundry service, dining on-site, maid service and mini bar. There is also free Wi-Fi, hair dryer and colour TV.
If heading to the Market, be sure to grab a bite at one of the street vendors’ carts. The Pad Thai is almost uniformly fantastic, and it’s an authentic experience to eat among the locals.
Best for Design
The Fifth Residence, at 29/36-38 Rama 6 Soi 13, is like walking into a design store with its modern decor in lively shades of lime, orange and blue. Ultra-modern and hip, guests will feel like rock stars.
Directly in the center of Bangkok, The Fifth Residence is about a 15-minute walk to MBK shopping mall, Tesco Lotus Supermarket, Hua Luphong MRT, BTS National Stadium and Bo Bae Tower. Also near by taxi are the Lumpini Night Bazaar, Grand Palace and Khao San Road.
Hotel amenities include: Blackout curtain, fridge, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, LCD TV/Cable and washing machines.
For dinner, head on out to Ping’s Shark’s Fin, Sukhumvit 21. This is the ultimate in luxury and exotic foods, including Abalone Salad Thai Style, Deep Fried Fish Cakes with Curry, Deer Meat with Ground Black Pepper and Fried Egg Noodles Hong Kong-style with Crab.
Best for Glamour
Tower Club at Lebua, 1055/42 Silom Road in Bangrak, epitomizes luxury. Top-floor suites offer views that will mesmerize guests, and the open air pool with Jacuzzi relaxes the body for a wonderful night’s sleep. There is also a gym and spa with sauna to complete the spa experience.
Business travellers also flock to Tower Club at Lebua for its state-of-the-art facilities that include Wi-Fi, administrative support, message and postal service and multiple rooms.
Want a VIP experience? Guests have access to the lounge until 6 p.m., where there is also a non-alcoholic minibar.
The hotel is only minutes from the BTS station, and is next to the gorgeous Chao Phraya River.
With a free breakfast included at this impeccably-maintained hotel, there’s no reason to not take advantage of it. Guests will have the choice of an international array of flavours laid out and all-you-can-eat.