Bangkok’s attractions are obvious: the impressive temples and tourist attractions, an endless number of decent restaurants, with food often at bargain prices. In the Floating Market, a variety of foods and merchandise are sold daily from boats on the canals near Wat Sai. Formerly several such markets and innumerable door-to-door floating vendors served the daily needs of the city’s residents. And perhaps most importantly, there are the Thai people themselves who are surely some of the most friendly of any major capital city in the world. They seem remarkably tolerant of the challenges of life in the capital and still manage to keep their fun-loving and easy-going spirit.

1. THE SIAM HEMPKINSKI

This place has a grand lobby with a high vaulted ceiling featuring intricate Thai artwork. Spectacular wall mural facing the main entrance. The lobby features stately columns, hand-painted silk panels, silk lamps and lights, lighted torches on walls, grey velvet furniture and a magnificent frescoed ceiling with 19 panels and daily live entertainment. It has warm wood tones and a well-appointed bar with 3 types of tea from France. Isn’t that eye-catchy? Rooms feature warm, contemporary décor, light hues, comfy furnishings with signature Thai touches such as Thai artwork on the headboards of beds. Rooms have views of tropical gardens, the pool, and the  Club’s private golf course. Garden Terrace rooms and suites are splendid featuring private entrances with white columns.

The hotel has 10 restaurants and dining options,  sushi bar & tatami-style dining room, fine Thai cuisine, Italian, etc. Thai restaurant has music & fruit carving shows. The hotel also contains an open-air garden and cocktail lounge with soothing views of greenery and is famous for its Sunday brunch that features a live band.

It also has an outstanding array of facilities which includes a barbershop, squash court, huge 24 hr gym, aerobic and yoga rooms, jacuzzi and steam room.

Buddhist monks are invited to receive alms (foods, flowers, and incense) presented by hotel guests, who receive a blessing chant in return. Such a phenomenal gesture! This suggests that culture and spirit are maintained in Bangkok.

2. MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

This spectacular place in the capital of Thailand offers an unparalleled hotel experience with lavish rooms steeped in history, a mind-boggling variety of facilities, legendary service, and numerous activities and events. Rooms feature fantastic river views, high ceilings and an abundance of natural teaks, Thai silks, wide French windows, spacious living areas, and luxurious baths. It also offers a historical author’s lounge that’s popular for tea. The award-winning spa offers the only Rhassoul bath in the city and special spa cuisine.

Part of the hotel is set across the river and there are private teakwood shuttle boats that ferry guests to its Thai cooking school, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, spa, and health centers. All rooms are front-facing, overlooking the river. Has a mini- apartment feel with a space-saving kitchenette and cocktail set. Butler sets out a different cocktail menu for the guests daily and homemade coconut ice cream is kept in the freezer. Large marble bathroom with large bathtubs, with audio in the shower.

Now music in your bathrooms as well! Technology is really advancing at a higher pace!

 Want to avail complimentary fitness classes, Tai Chi, to Yoga and guided meditation programs. State-of-the-art technology business center. It also has shopping arcades including a flagship Louis Vuitton store for shopaholics, a beauty parlor, and barbershop. What does a person need more?!

3. THE BANYAN TREE

It is basically famous for its unique helipad-turned rooftop restaurant and bar that offers an unparalleled experience of dining under the stars. Aside from its award-winning spa treatments, the hotel offers one-of-a-kind Spa Sanctuary Suite rooms, which include private massage rooms and unlimited massage treatments. It also operates an excellent dinner cruise on a vintage teak rice barge with personal chefs and customized menus and offers drinks down the Chao Phraya river with a personal chef, and is one of the best cruises to be had on an elegant teak rice barge. Book in advance to reserve your spot!!

Award-winning Spa has a crystalline lighted bamboo display, pebble walkways, and 16 Spa Treatment Suites. Customers can choose treatments originating from the Royal Thai Palaces or Banyan Tree’s signature Tropical Rainmist experience. The lobby has a modern Thai feel and a lovely indoor greenery display. It has lots of Thai art with flowing wave patterns on the wall, huge dark teakwood circular pillars, classy and spacious with Thai sculptures and a minibar. Rooms are designed to reflect Thai heritage with a modern touch. All rooms have a personal aromatherapy oil burner with daily changing scents.

4. ANANTARA RIVERSIDE BANGKOK RESORT

Every room includes a complimentary ‘Handy’ smartphone with unlimited free international calls to 10 countries and free internet mobile access. Rooms have an in-room bar, tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, an LCD TV, DVD player, and iPod dock. Airy and bright rooms, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows that offer either garden or river views. All rooms have private balconies. River view rooms have fantastic views of the Krungthep bridge. Contemporary Thai design touches such as etched Sanskrit inscriptions on panels and doors, Thai silk curtains, and art pieces give rooms an elegant aura. Bathrooms feature bathtubs and separate rain showers and are accessed by sliding doors in the bedroom which expands the sensation of space.

My god isn’t that lavish and full of hues all around?

It also has an attractive pool with a Jacuzzi enclosed by greenery gives it a private feel. Special features include ‘Dining by design’ where guests can rent a riverside sala or have a picnic under the trees, with a personal chef, music, etc. for wedding proposals, anniversaries and dinners. Hotel is also popular for destination weddings with grooms/brides arriving on everything from jet skis, horses, tuk-tuks to Harley Davidsons. Guests are mostly leisure-oriented. Many repeats and long stay guests stay here from 3 months to a year.

5. AMMATA LANTA RESORT

Have an ongoing fantasy with over-the-top design – Thai, Oriental, European, Khymer and Balinese influences on décor. Has Golden flying Pegasus horses and parts of boats on the roofs, swallow nest inspired pagoda-shaped ceilings in bedrooms, brick finish. And excessive use of fine woods and coconut shells in the opulent earth tone interiors. The environment features terracotta sculptures, palm trees, bonsai trees, paintings mounted in boats, little stupas and boats everywhere. The resort is exquisitely lit up at night giving it a magical feel. Many day time and night time photoshoot opportunities. Great venue for weddings for overlooking the Swan lake.

Two boats resting against each other make up the entrance to the lobby area, which also has an antique boat suspended on top of the reception area. Plenty of details to admire everywhere.


Reception is reminiscent of an old goldsmith shop, medium-sized lobby with many antiques, velvet chairs, genuine crystals. The lobby connects to the spa which is rustic and decorated with Thai artwork. Has a gleaming standalone copper tub. Rooms are lavish with plush animal rugs, coconut shell chandeliers, teakwood deer heads, antiques and more. Some have waterfalls at the entrance and plunge pools accessed via the bedroom. Quiet and opulent exuding an aura of luxury.Air conditioner inside the spacious bathrooms. Villas are centered around an artificial manmade lake, occupied by swans-tranquil atmosphere. 4 story observation deck for guests to enjoy sunset and sunrise views.

I just can’t resist! Right?

6. GRAND HYATT ERAWAN

Two six-foot-high three-headed bronze elephants grace the hotel’s main entrance. It has a cathedral-like lobby with very high ceilings and flowing arches. Lots of warm wood tones, wooden window blinds, and wooden parquet flooring make it quite picturesque. The glass ceiling above lets in natural light and permits blue sky views. Cottages are clustered around a green courtyard and consist of a bedroom, living room, a spa treatment room, bathroom with an oversized tub & wall-mounted TV and a private outdoor patio for relaxing and dining. Cottages are gorgeous with high ceilings and are very popular over the New Year as they offer fantastic views of the fireworks over the Central World mall. Cottages come with a complimentary one-hour massages a 24 hr business center – Dedicated Business Centre officers provide complete secretarial services, including sending faxes, making business cards, photocopying and bookbinding.

It has a 24 hr glass-fronted gym featuring the latest Technogym fitness equipment.
Movement studio that offers a daily schedule of aerobics, yoga, holistic activities or exercise classes. The spa offers an award-winning ‘Man Space’ treatment that includes facial treatments, body massages, body envelopment treatments and more, for men. Has one floodlit tennis court and an air-conditioned squash court. Special features – Has a campus-themed meeting room that’s popular for weddings. Super easy to access as it is directly linked to the BTS station through the skywalk. It has a popular signature tea set in the tearoom.

An exotic location in Bangkok’s shopping district, with direct convenient access to the BTS Chitlom station through the Erawan Bangkok mall.

7. ARIYASOM VILLA

Exquisite 4-floor leafy villa, with 24 spacious rooms with Thai art, painted doors, lots of silk and old teakwood furniture. Very wide wooden corridors and small cubby holes for artistic Thai decorations. .The ambiance is warm and comforting with plenty of colors and hues. Lots of greenery with beautiful fountains and lushes of green. Basically designed to give guests the experience of living in a Classic Thai home. No doubt it offers a timeless feel. It also has a good-sized outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The warm and spacious library where wedding and engagement ceremonies are held.

One massive wooden meditation hall with an altar. It also has a minuscule gym with very little equipment with a private massage room, a couples massage room, and an open traditional massage area and one restaurant that serves no meat. The menu includes only seafood and vegetarian food with subtle flavors.

Isn’t that phenomenal?

Has charming rooms with open plan bathrooms, pebbles on the bathroom floor. Some studios come with balconies and executive deluxe rooms have sat out areas with great pool views.

8. HANSAR HOTEL

The exterior has a bronze metallic mesh facade inspired by Bangkok’s temples. Its lobby is on the first floor. They have live music six days a week and features local bands which vary between house music, opera, jazz music and more. The hotel has a Thai and contemporary design. With lots of wood, teak and Jim Thompson silk and have a narrow and tight corridor that gives a feeling of intimacy and privacy in public areas. That is they have energy-efficient design and all corridors have natural light and ventilation (no AC). And studio rooms offer kitchenette and washing machines.

Rooms have a very urban, open layout and a masculine design. This is an exemplary and excellent utilization of space that makes every room appear more spacious with sliding mirrored partitions that are used to separate areas. It has fantastic walk-in bathrooms with beautiful marble freestanding tubs and vanities. The touch panels to control air conditioning and headboard over beds are unique that it may screw you from head to toe.

What more appealing and attractive could you ask for? For artistic head there it holds art exhibitions throughout the year and has its own design and architecture studio and local artist’s works up for sale. They have an award-winning floral team that exclusively designs and sculpt floral artworks. Sky terrace is available only for events corporate end of the year parties and weddings.

9. AKARA HOTEL

Set along a bustling road, this upscale hotel is a treat and a true delight to witness. The refined rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sitting areas with city views, as well as minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities; some have soaking tubs. There are 2 polished restaurants. Other amenities include a rooftop pool, a sundeck, and a chic bar with city views, plus a fitness center and a library. Also, breakfast is available for a fee. What a fantasy in seeing our dreams turn to reality by living in this hotel which is beyond perfection and which tells the abode to just stay calm and chill in this fantastic world.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards. Business amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. This Art Deco hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance.

A train station pick-up service and a train station drop-off service are complimentary for guests. Onsite self-parking and valet parking are complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in April 2018. Akara Hotel Bangkok has designated areas for smoking. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

10. SO SOFITEL

Trendy and innovative, So Sofitel’s unique themed rooms give guests the experience of staying at a different hotel each time. Unique themed accommodation inspired by Lumpini Park and Feng Shui. Rooms are decorated in Water, Earth, Wood, Metal themes, with the restaurant reflecting a Fire theme. Welcome drink served in test tubes that guests can mix. Staff has 3 styles of colorful uniforms. Trendy arty motifs in a lift with mood lights.

Earth themed rooms that offer unforgettable blue colored rooms with curved flowing lines and primeval Thai paintings on walls and curtains. Refreshing and unique feel that guests either love or hate. Bathrooms feature marble against blue, black and white tiles. Water themed room with lots of greys, marbled floor, elegant circular tubs. Great views of the city from every point in the room. They also offer a distinct variety of themed rooms according to the budget and availability. The rooftop bar plays trendy, futuristic and jazz music.

Plenty of mirror work that allows guests to enjoy the view from anywhere in the bar. The spa is inspired by the mythical Himmapan Forest and is decorated with tree trunks. Walls have forest paintings with birds. Dark tones are used to give an aura of mystery.24 hr Sofit gym offers so Fit signature fitness routines, iPod with personalized music, Professional personal trainer, Aerobic & yoga classes, KINESIS machine- 2,500 exercise routines. Guests can get borrow cycles to enjoy Lumpini park. It has a small infinity pool, has great views of the park.

SO COMMON PACK YOUR BAGS AND PLAN A TRIP TO BANGKOK ASAP.

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