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Best Area to Stay in Bangkok (Also Travel Bloggers Reveal Their Favorite Hotels)!

Do you want to find out the best area to stay in Bangkok? Perhaps you also want to know the best Bangkok hotels? Wonderful! You’ve come to the right place. I have been visiting Bangkok for over 3 decades so I know the city fairly well. Despite this, the City of Engels if ever-changing and always inspiring. In 2018, it was voted the most visited city according to a ranking by Mastercard Inc.

In this article, I will describe all the major Bangkok districts and tell you the best restaurants and attractions in the specific area, in addition to how to move around. The Skytrain (BTS) and metro (MRT) have made moving in this metropolis so much easier. What’s more, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of amazing travel bloggers who reveal their favorite Bangkok hotels, whether it’d be 5-star establishments or just good value for money homestays or cozy backpacker hostels.

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Riverside – Beautiful Views and Luxurious Hotels

Riverside Bangkok with skyscrapers in the background

Pic taken at Ibis Riverside

Bangkok Riverside is a good alternative for those wanting to escape the hectic traffic and pollution of downtown traffic. I mean, you can’t completely avoid the congestion nor the fumes anywhere in Bangkok but here, the proximity of Chao Phraya river makes it easier to breathe.

The water taxis or longtail boats are quite handy too, for moving along the river plus you get a little bit of Bangkok sightseeing simultaneously. They also take you to Pratunam which is one of the shopping meccas of Bangkok. The left bank of Chao Phraya is officially called Thonburi. This Bangkok district is even farther from the city center but the river ferries cross the water regularly and the tickets cost only 5 baht or so. On the whole, if your plan is to concentrate on shopping, perhaps one of the central areas might be more suitable. Then again, staying in the “lower” part of Riverside would bring you quite close to Saphan Taksin BTS which takes you all the way to Siam in about 20 minutes.

Do go and marvel at the luxury hotels and rooftop bars Bangkok has to offer even if you’d prefer staying somewhere more economical. Riverside’s proximity to the Old Town also guarantees that there is an abundance of historical sights to see.

What to see:

  • Siriraj Medical Museum also known as the Anatomy Museum (not for the squeamish but definitely an interesting place to see)
  • Wat Arun – one of the most beautiful and well-known temples in Thailand
  • Asiatique River Front Mall and Taj Maharaj – both are new and stylish malls for shopping and dining

Where to eat:

  • Steve Cafe & Cuisine or Ton Makok- both have authentic Thai food and nice river views

 

Where to stay:

Avani Riverside

a girl in infinity pool overlooking Bangkok Riverside

The perfect sunrise moment!

Avani Riverside is a fairly new 5* hotel (it opened in 2016) and is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, just south of downtown Bangkok. We found the hotel was stylish, modern, clean and spacious with huge windows offering sweeping views of the river and the city skyline from all of the rooms.

As one of the main draws of this hotel is the infinity pool on the 26thfloor, we expected it to be always very busy but we never found it too crowded. We discovered that the view from the pool is far more beautiful if you head up there at 6am – at this time you can watch the sun rise over the city and the place is virtually empty. The Attitude bar and restaurant is also located on the same level and is a great place for a sunset cocktail.

The Avani Riverside Hotel is located a little out of town, but the hotel offers a regular complimentary shuttle boat service which takes you to Saphan Taksin BTS station (where you can also connect to the tourist ferry boat), or to the huge Asiatique Riverside night market across the river; also connected to the hotel is the Riverside Plaza which has a variety of cheap and cheerful restaurants.

Check availability and prices here

By Caroline and Neil from www.cktravels.com Instagram handle is @c.k.travels/

 

Royal Orchid Sheraton

Royal Orchid Sheraton at night by the river

Royal Orchid Sheraton by Ava Buralan via Flickr

When I was backpacking Thailand I decided I needed a little luxury before heading off on the next leg of my adventure. I booked a stay at the Royal Orchid Sheraton for 4 nights. and, from the minute I walked in the lobby, I was glad I had chosen to treat myself.

It’s a short distance from the main attractions but there is a free shuttle boat to the nearest metro station (about 5 minutes away). The rooms were incredibly spacious, modern and came with all the usual extras like robe, slippers, and toiletries. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff couldn’t do enough to help.

The pool overlooks the river and the buffet breakfast is one of the best I’ve had anywhere I’ve stayed. The evening buffet was delicious with a huge selection to choose from. I arrived late on my first nights stay and thought the buffet was a bit pricey just for the hour I had left before closing. I was walking away when the waiter offered me a 75% discount because there was only an hour left. The poor man must have regretted it when he realised how much food I can devour in under an hour!!

Overall it was well worth the money for a few nights of luxury and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

Check availability and prices here

By Sophie Marie Lifestyle Queensland

 

 

Riverside Condo

If space matters to you, then Riverside Condo in Bangkok is going to tick all your boxes – it’s huge. You walk into an open plan full kitchen, lounge and dining room with floor to ceiling windows – head into the bedroom to find a comfy king-size bed – and then you get to the best bit. The bathroom – with floor to ceiling windows, you can soak in the bath enjoying incredible sunset views over the Bangkok river (far enough away from any neighbors not to worry about anyone peaking in).

My favourite spot though was the pool. It was rarely crowded as this is mostly a residential apartment complex and so people tended to be working during the day. And there’s something about sitting by an elephant fountain that screams ‘I’m in Thailand’.

The Bangkok Riverside Condo might not seem like the best choice if it’s your first time in Bangkok but it’s only a short walk to the BTS and also the boats at Saphan Taksin that are the best way to get to sights like the Grand Palace. It’s also walking distance to the new IconSiam mega mall. If you like the idea of staying in a more local area in Bangkok this could be the best place for you.

Check availability and prices here

By Helen from Differentville Instagram.com/differentville

 

Ohm’s Canal House

Bangkok canal view

Live like the locals at Ohm’s canal house

Ohm’s Canal House in Bangkok is a beautiful example of local living in Bangkok. This quaint accommodation is located on the ‘other’ side of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river, right on the edge of Mon canal. It feels like you’ve escaped the business and tourist districts, despite being just a 10-minute drive into the CBD or 30-minutes to Central World.

There’s heaps of things to see and do within walking distance. Street food and restaurants are abundant nearby (the owner, Ohm, can recommend some of the best ones in the neighbourhood). The spectacular Wat Arun is a 10-minute walk and is possibly the most impressive temple in Bangkok.

The house itself is gorgeous. It’s by no means ‘luxury’, instead you stay here for the local experience. The interior has simple furnishings with wooden floors and ceilings. The entire house is perched on the river where you will hear the thunderous boom of longtail boats going past during the day (they stop in the evening).

Giant monitor lizards glide through the waters and bathe in the sun outside the porch – which is a great place to relax with a drink as the sun sets. As locals go past in their boats they’ll wave to you with bewildered expressions as they wonder what you are doing living there!

Check availability and prices here

By Delilah instagram.com/ourtravelmix/

 

Ibis Riverside

Ibis riverside and its pool are

Ibis riverside is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Bangkok

Personally, I really enjoyed Ibis Riverside in Thonburi. Ibis is not a fancy place but it’s a good value for money and usually both, the breakfast and the pool area are excellent. Bangkok is noisy, polluted and crowded but when you are at Ibis Riverside, you feel like a million miles away. Well, the pool area and garden at least are beautiful and tranquil. Chao Phraya is streaming just a few meters away and in the background, you can see the city with its concrete buildings and skyscrapers.

In my opinion, it’s also one of the best dog-friendly hotels in Bangkok. There is a park nearby so you don’t have to settle for a walk around the hotel premises. For a full list of my favorite pet-friendly hotels, have a read on the following article; Thailand’s Best Pet-Friendly Hotels (Bangkok and Pattaya)

Check availability and rates here

 

Khao San Rd, Old City & Dusit – Best Bangkok Place to Stay for Backpackers, Revellers and Culture Lovers

My favorite area in Bangkok is Khao San Road (Banglamphu in Thai) the Old City/Town (Rattanakosin in Thai) and thereabouts. During my latest trip, I tried to stay somewhere else but I missed the buzz and all the services around Khao San. My advice is though, don’t stay exactly on Khao San but close to it, eg. at Rammbuttri Rd, Phra Atthit Rd or Soi Samsen. On the whole, this is probably the best area to stay in Bangkok on a budget.

 

Thai curry soup

Best ever khao soi at Khao San Road

The downside is that Khao San is quite far from central Bangkok and there is no BTS nor MRT here. Bangkok traffic jams are notorious and the 5km/3 mile journey from Siam can last nearly an hour. Anyway, I usually use bus 15 or 47 because you can catch them conveniently from here (a few bus stop options depending on your whereabouts and on your way back, walk 150 meters from MBK towards National Stadium BTS and you will find the bus stop. It costs around 10 baht. The latest addition is the new bus line S1 from Suvarnabhumi airport to Khao San Rd which runs from 6am until 8pm for 60baht.

As many of you might know, nowadays, Bangkok taxi drivers aren’t always very honest. Insist on putting the meter on or get another taxi. Sometimes it’s super frustrating when you need to try 3 taxis before finding an honest driver who doesn’t want to overcharge you. Therefore, I have recently started using Grab (Thai equivalent to Uber). So much nicer when you don’t need to negotiate the price and will know when your ride is approaching.

What to see:

  • Khao San Road – this backpacker mecca has everything from food to massage, to trinkets and partying. Do also walk down Phra Athit Rd to see the old colonial houses and find good eateries
  • The Grand Palace, Wat Po and  – these two sights are next to each other and shouldn’t be missed: impressive Buddhist temples and Thai architecture at its best
  • The National Gallery and the National Museum – must-dos for art, history and culture lover
  • Bangkok Flower Market (and remember to visit the nearby Floral cafe that I mention in the next paragraph)

 

The Grand Palace is a masterpiece of Thai architecture

The Grand Palace is a masterpiece of Thai architecture

Where to eat:

  • I love Thai Food – a street food stall on Soi Rambuttri, opposite FuBar, serving inexpensive and authentic Thai food
  • Mai Kaidee’s or Ethos for vegetarians and vegans
  • My 2 fave Bangkok cafes are Floral Cafe Napasorn and Konnichipan Bakery; read more about them in my post about the Best Bangkok Cafes

 

A glimpse of the ethereal interior

A glimpse of Cafe Napasorn

Where to stay:

Let’s zzz

This small hotel is my newest favorite! It’s brand new and very clean. The owners are super friendly and helpful. The lobby with its big windows invites to sit down for a coffee and they even serve a modest breakfast here that is included in the price. If you eat meat, it’ll be more versatile but for vegetarians, the choice is somewhat limited. Nonetheless, for the price that you are paying, Let’s zzz provides excellent value.

Check availability and rates here

Nouvo City Hotel

Nouvo City Hotel is a bit more upscale compared to your usual backpacker hotels. It is not a luxury hotel but a stylish boutique hotel with a friendly vibe and atmosphere. It’s a good choice for those wanting to have the benefits of Khao San Rd without it being too close.

There are numerous restaurants and bars nearby in case you don’t want to go all the way to the infamous backpacker ghetto. Rooms are comfy and modern. You can find a pool, spa and a gym on the upper deck. Furthermore, there is a second pool next to the canal side.

Check availability and prices here

 

Printing House Poshtel

It’s always difficult to find the right mix for accommodation in Bangkok: sociable yet sleek, central yet clean, and everything in between! So when the Printing House Poshtel landed in our Bangkok Booking.com feed, we knew we’d hit the perfect place to base ourselves in this frenetic city.

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a ‘poshtel’, this is essentially a hybrid between a hostel and a hotel. You get the atmosphere (and dorm rooms) of a hostel, but with an upmarket, more luxurious feel.

The Printing House delivers on this concept beautifully – the rooms are well-appointed, the beds are comfy, bathrooms well-structured and squeaky clean, and service impeccable. There is an array of room options including small dormitories but also private rooms; the latter which we chose for our stay.

The on-site restaurant offers a plethora of dishes, both Asian and Western-inspired, and everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommended are the banana pancakes, their smoothies and the American burger with fries.

The location also makes this spot ideal to explore the city: it’s near quite a few subway options, has a number of reputable restaurants nearby and, actually, is a stone’s throw from Krua Apsorn, a Michelin-guide restaurant which sees you eat a 3-course meal for less than 15 euros.

Check availability and rates here

By Lee https://thetravelscribes.com/ or read Lee’s post Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok

 

Phranakorn Norlern – a peaceful haven in crazy Bangkok

Old Thai style dining hall full of colours

Wander down a sleepy little side street amidst the authentic communities of Old Bangkok and you’ll stumble across The Phranakorn Norlern Hotel, in Dusit, our favourite place to relax after a day of crazy sightseeing in Thailand’s capital. This affordable hotel is truly unique. It’s decorated throughout with museum-like exhibitions and retro-style collections of old toys, comic books, televisions, sewing machines and cameras. This extends into the individually designed rooms, too – we had an old TV for a bedside table! And with no working TV in the room, it’s a perfect oasis of calm to reflect on the sights you’ve seen that day.

Everywhere you look there’s something to pique your interest. Including the large open-air communal area which is scattered with large comfy cushions and where Thai orchids drop languorously from the walls and ceiling. Complimentary fruit infused iced water is available here, too. As is their own environmentally kind bug spray, made with aromatic oils.

It’s not just style-over-substance either. The breakfasts we ate were delicious and stylishly presented. There’s a wide variety of fresh fruits along with homemade bread and jams. There are eggs made to order and freshly made pancakes. But for us, the “breakfast special of the day” was the highlight. Ranging from Tom Yum soup to spicy green curry or massaman curry (our particular favourite), they were some of the tastiest dishes we’ve eaten at 8 o’clock in the morning!

Check availability and rates here

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Chinatown

Bangkok Chinatown

Chinatown is not usually the most popular choice for Thailand travelers though it’s certainly colorful as you can see in the pic above by Adrian Chandler via Flickr. It might be a good location, however, if you are traveling by train or planning on shopping in Chinatown. Hualamphong train station is just a stone throw’s away and it connects to the metro line here.

I’ve spent countless times here in the narrow alleys, sweating in the heat and crowded conditions. My mum used to do a lot shopping here and I was usually helping her (read: carrying her bags). You will find all kinds of jewelry things, hats, accessories, paper, small trinkets and so on in Yaowarat (the original name of this area). Quite a few of the shops are wholesale but not all. Furthermore, the prices are often very reasonable so you could make soma bargains here. Foodies will love t

You can’t find many swanky hotels here but Grand China seems to be popular and good value for money. I have stayed at Loftel 22 which was a super clean and modern hostel that I could wholeheartedly recommend. There is a cool coffee shop downstairs which is the lounge area for the hostel too and a small rooftop terrace for socializing. Anyhow, it seems that the current trend is poshtels or boutique hostels and quite a few of these have gotten good reviews, such as Luk HostelI Hostel and a tad bit fancier boutique hotel/hostel 103 – Bed and Brews.

 

Siam: Best Place to stay in Bangkok for Shop ’till You Drop with Some Added Culture

MBK mall and busy Siam area

MBK and Siam

Most people know the iconic MBK and the adjacent walkway/deck in downtown Bangkok. Here you will find a conglomeration of fab malls, nice eateries, and some culture too! For someone whose main idea is to go shopping big time, this would be it!  In my opinion, Siam would be a great choice in case you want to do a bit of everything; the Old Town and Khao San Rd with their attractions would be within reach but then again, so would be Sukhumvit and Silom also.

The two closest BTS stops are National Stadium and Siam.

What to See:

  • MBK is super handy for all shopping: it has clothes, souvenirs, electronics, beauty products and restaurants for reasonable prices
  • Siam Square next to MBK has an abundance of small boutiques and many Thai designers have their shops here
  • Siam Discovery, Siam Center and Siam Paragon are all more high-end malls, especially the latter one. They really put an effort on malls in Thailand and there is always something to see even without buying a thing.
  • Jim Thompson house museum: see how the famous silk emperor lived before mystically disappearing without leaving a trace
  • Bangkok Art and Culture Centre: just opposite MBK, free of charge and different exhibitions

 

Siam Paragon by night

The grand Siam Paragon

Where to eat:

  • Siam Paragon food court is not to be missed! So many exciting restaurants and cafes. I come here every time.
  • B-Story Cafe is one of the prettiest cafes in Bangkok, offering all kinds of food and delicacies. More info here: The Best and the Cutest Cafes to Visit in Bangkok

 

The Sukosol

Sukosol poolside

Sukosol poolside

The Sukosol is centrally located – a short distance from Siam Square (you can walk) and a few minutes walk from Phaya Thai Skytrain station. Shops, 7/11s, good restaurants and even things like tailors and massage joints are all super close.

The hotel itself is five star with all of the amenities that a luxury five star hotel should have. The outdoor pool on one of the upper floors (with drinks service!) is a real highlight and is a great place to cool down or just have a retreat away from the city. The breakfast buffet had a large range of Asian and western breakfast options that should keep any fussy eaters happy. We were too lazy to even get dinner one night and ordered room service which was good too.

The ground floor level of the hotel has many nice areas including a lounge bar and art work and artifacts on display. There is also a shop.

The rooms are spacious and of a high standard. They are also very quiet for such a central location.

If you are travelling with kids, there are many extra wins for The Sukosol with many little surprises to keep the kids happy including a stuffed toy elephant on check-in, an array of special kids toiletries in the room (in addition to the adult ones) and equipment (like a stool for them to reach the sink).

 

Check availability and rates here

 

Sukhumvit – the Best Area in Bangkok for Shopping, Partying and Dining

Sukhumvit is a very long road and it has narrower streets or sois which also “divide” the area into smaller neighborhoods with distinct characters, eg. the trendy Thong Lor or Ekkamai which is a transportation hub with its Eastern Bus Station. Party people might want to head down to Sukhumvit soi 11 where you will find eg. a posh night club, Levels, which is my choice for that one night in Bangkok. Expect the prices go dramatically up from those of Khao San Rd and dress smart.

Bangkok has so many things to see but, in general, there are not that many around Sukhumvit. However, Sukhumvit BTS line runs along the long Sukhumvit Rs making it easy to move around. Asok would be a handy location as the MRT and BTS connect here.

 

breakfast platter with various fruits and musli yogurt

Possibly the best ever breakfast, or at least healthiest and prettiest at Simple.Natural

What to see:

  • Terminal 21 shopping center with varying themes on every floor
  • For a completely different perspective, you will find Bangkok’s red light districts, Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza here

Where to eat:

  • For the best sunset drinks, head to Octave Rooftop on top of Marriot or to Above Eleven
  • From BTS Thong Lor, turn to Sukhumvit soi 55; this street is full of my favorite restaurants, such as the super famous Soul Food Mahanakorn, Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae for its best ever phad thai and pan-fried Thai mussel pancake, Grand Ramen for mouth-watering ramen or 55 Ponchana for tasty Thai food with a super versatile menu. Remember the cozy Blend Bistro&Wine Bar in Sukhumvit too
  • For vegetarians and vegans, try the amazing Broccoli Revolution, Hummus Boutique for authentic Middle Eastern flavors, Simple.Natural Kitchen for organic dishes or Mae Varee fruit shop for its amazing and juicy mango sticky rice

Where to stay:

Sivatel

Two towels put into swan shape

Sivatel towel art

I spent two nights at the Sivatel in Bangkok and I highly recommend it. It was all the luxury of a pricey hotel, without actually being pricey. I particularly love the location of the hotel. It was five minutes away from the Phloen Chit BTS metro station and across the street from Central Embassy, an indoor shopping complex with a great food court. Oh, don’t be discouraged by the term “food court” because the food there was delicious and the stalls sold a wide range of Thai delicacies.

The staff and service at the Sivatel were also great. They were friendly and flexible with my reservation (which I needed to change). Requesting a taxi was easy and they made sure to get a proper driver with a meter. 

In terms of amenities – there is a gorgeous infinity pool that looks out onto the city. It was a great way to relax and survive the heat of the day.

The rooms were spacious, ours had a full living room. And since we were visiting on our honeymoon (10 days in Thailand and 10 days in Japan), we would come home to cute animal towels waiting for us on the bed. I had a great sleep and would go back again.

Check availability and rates here

By Natasha Lequepeys for “And Then I Met Yoko”

 

Grand Mercure Asoke

Chase the dog in the kitchen of Mercure Asoke hotel

Chase the dog in the kitchen of Mercure Asok hotel

Grand Mercure Asoke is so far one of my favorite apartment hotels in Bangkok. I was staying here with my dog and they were super dog-friendly! The rooms were very spacious and the kitchen had anything you could wish for. I wouldn’t mind living here if I needed to stay in Bangkok for a longer stretch. Pool area with its gym was fantastic and not crowded at all. What’s more, the location is superb, as I already mentioned Asok being in the crossroads of the BTS and MRT.

Read the full review: Grand Mercure Asoke – One of the Best Dog Friendly Hotels Bangkok Has to Offer

Check rates and availibility here

 

X2 Vibe Bangkok

a cozy hotel room with a king size bed

X2 Vibe Bangkok pic credits: X2 Vibe web page

After several visits to Bangkok, on a recent trip, we decided to stay a little more residential. After reading about their theme of “live like a local” we opted for the X2 Vibe Bangok in On Nut that is on the farther end of Sukhumvit (looking from the city).

Firstly, the location was fantastic. It was just a short walk from the On Nut BTS and had a 7/11 and Tesco Lotus on the doorstep. This neighborhood is lovely – so much so that when we move to Bangkok in a few weeks, we are actually looking at moving to an apartment in this area.

There is such a variety of restaurants and bars – the infamous Cheap Charlies Bar is just one Soi away and the Corner 79 bar and food vendor market is within walking distance. They had western restaurants too if you fancied a decent pizza but what I loved about this place was how many amazing Thai food vendors there were. From street vendors to sit-down restaurants, markets to little ‘hole-in-the-wall’s, there is so much variety of real food.

The hotel itself is spotless. It is modern, sleek, well-designed and has only been open for a few years. It isn’t too big so you won’t find an overcrowded pool area and the staff were friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this hotel and will be returning to the Elements restaurant inside the hotel when we are next in the area.

Check availability and rates here

By Katie from Creative Travel Guide, check out Katie’s full review of X2 Vibe or watch the video review of X2 Vibe Bangkok too!

Silom

Silom has been nicknamed as Bangkok’s Wall Street. There is no shortage of modern skyscrapers, many of which are reserved for the banking sector, law firms, and other big businesses. Then again, Silom has a lot of hotels too so it caters both for tourists and the locals. When the white-collar workers get ready to leave their offices, Silom starts buzzing with its vibrant nightlife. This area offers an abundance of opportunities for sampling Thai food and you will find many Thais eating out here with their friends and families.

What to do:

  • Lumpini Park to escape the crazy city life
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple
  • Patpong night market (you could also go and have a look at the Patpong red light district)

Where to eat:

  • If you love chocolate (you’d be crazy not to!), you can’t miss Chocolate Brunch at the Sukhothai though I wouldn’t mind staying here too
  • Unicorn Cafe – for lovers of rainbows and unicorns, of course!
  • Mango Tree Surawong – a traditional Thai house (and Thai food) with its lovely garden & great ambiance

Where to stay:

Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn

Eastin Grand Sathorn with Bangkok city silhouette in the background

Eastin Grand Sathorn with Bangkok city silhouette in the background

We have stayed in the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn three times, and this is one of the best hotels so far we have experienced in Thailand. If we return to Bangkok, this five-star hotel will be our primary choice.

First of all, there is a fantastic infinity pool located on the 14th floor with a spectacular city view. Be there early morning or late evening to avoid crowds and order one of the delicious drinks or fresh coconut they have at the bar.

Breakfast buffet is enormous, including freshly squeezed juices, continental and English breakfast, pancakes, sushi, dim sums, curries, and more. In our opinion, it is not possible to leave hungry or disappointed. If you feel hungry during the day, there are four restaurants and bars in the hotel building, and we especially recommend Chef Man with Chinese and Cantonese food. 

A few steps from the Chef Man, there is a Sky bridge that directly connects the hotel and BTS Skytrain. You can quickly get to the local malls, touristic areas, or the airport. When it comes to getting to the airport, a concierge can arrange a taxi for you. He can also provide you with a recommendation of what to visit in the city or organize a day tour.

Last but not least, the rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and offer panoramic views over Bangkok so that you can relax after a busy day. Overall, it is an excellent value for money.

Check availability and rates here

By https://backpackerswro.com/  https://www.facebook.com/backpackerswroblog

 

Le Meridien Bangkok

in room dining and Bangkok city in the background

Le Meridien Hotel Bangkok

Le Meridien Bangkok is one of the most stylish hotels in the city.  This 5-star luxury hotel provides a perfect oasis of calm amongst the bustle of the city.  It is in a prime location within the commercial district, close to great nightlife and with easy access to the sky train and subway to allow you to conveniently explore all Bangkok has to offer.  

Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed by the warmest Thai smiles and a refreshing welcome drink before being shown to your room.  The rooms all have a minimalist design with plenty of space, no matter your needs. Each has a desk to work from, a couch beside the floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the city views, and a huge bathroom complete with bathtub and rain shower to relax and unwind.  Oh, and let’s not forget the bed… it was one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on.

Each day we had a delicious little afternoon surprise waiting for us, including a chocolate dog and a coffee desert.  This leads me to possibly my favourite part of Le Meridien… the food!

The breakfast buffet each morning is incredible, but if you really want an amazing culinary experience then I’d highly recommend the Sunday brunch at their restaurant, Latest Recipe.  Even if you decide not to stay here, I’d still recommend booking the Sunday brunch!

One of the things that makes Le Meridien really stand out though is their staff. The staff are incredible and will go above and beyond to ensure their guests have the best stay possible.

Check availability and rates here

By Sophie from Travels of Sophie, Instagram: @travelsofsophie Facebook:  Travels of Sophie

 

Okay, I think it’s a wrap! I hope this will help you to decide on the best area to stay in Bangkok and which hotel to choose from. I’m happy to answer any questions that you might have in the comment section. 

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