There are thousands of good hotels in Bangkok which makes it very tough for anyone to sieve out a very good one. We have included not only those hotels which are tried and tested but also a few of the newer ones which deserve every bit of our attention. There are the big hotel chains which offer exclusivity and the boutique hotels which promises comfort at low prices. In the midst of all these, the tourists are the real winners. Here are the top 10 hotels in Bangkok based on different parameters.
Peninsula is a globally renowned brand that exudes elegance and luxury at every step. Pretty much everything about this hotel is great and the property is ideally located just across the river. There is a regular boat shuttle service to some of the tourist sites. The Mei Jung restaurant offers excellent Cantonese cuisine and the locals swear by the quality of its food. The rooms in the hotel offer good views of the Chao Phraya River and some of the premium rooms have a balcony and a jacuzzi. The rooms are very large with world class amenities like built-TV and bubble bath. The hotel is very close to riverside shopping and some of the major attractions of the city.
Average Price: $558
2) Banyan Tree
The Banyan Tree is a real classy hotel and is a favorite among business travelers for its location in Sathorn. It is one of the tallest hotels in Bangkok and the views from the rooms are simply spectacular. The floor to ceiling windows gives you a panoramic view of the city. The rooms had all standard amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this category like in-room safe, magnetic keys, blackout drapes, bathrobes etc. The hotel is right in the middle of Sathorn business district and in close proximity to the Silom shopping center.
Average Price: $151
3) Grand Hyatt Erawan
The Grand Hyatt Erawan is on Rajdamri Road and just a few steps away from the main shopping district. The hotel has been recently renovated and it now boasts of a Residential Spa. The regular rooms are also very spacious and have plus duvets that add to the class of these rooms. The main eatery of the hotel, Tables, has won many good reviews and is known for the wide range of European style menus.
Average Price: $186
Lebua is one of the newest additions to the city but it has still managed to figure in this list thanks mainly to its unmatched hospitality and the world class amenities that it offers to its guests. Where in the world will you come across a hotel that gives Bvlgari amenities to the guests? The views from the room balcony are simply mind-blowing. The hotel is a finest example of modern day luxury.
Average Price: $144
5) Pan Pacific
This is again a top choice among business travelers and conveniently located on Silom Road. The hotel recently underwent a renovation and it has added some new features like push button toilets. The Panorama restaurant has won great reviews for its innovative dishes and is a great place even for occasional drinkers. The hotel is very close to major shopping malls Emporium Shopping Complex and Gateway Ekarnai Mall.
Average Price: $90
6) Dusit Thani
This is a 40 year old located on Silom Road and is a favorite among the people of high society. The hotel has more than 500 rooms and suites and the décor of these rooms are very Thai in nature. The dining options are world class and the hotel boasts of more than 10 restaurants and bars. D’Sens is a French eatery that is a huge favorite among the tourists. The hotel is very close to Lumpini Park and night market at the Patpong.
Average Price: $110
7) Four Seasons
The Four Seasons hotel is located right next to Grand Hyatt and has a number of chic eateries which is frequented by high class people. Madison is the in-house steakhouse which offers some of the best beef steaks. If you want to have Japanese cuisines then walk into Shintaro, the Japanese restaurant. There are more than 350 rooms including garden cabanas! The cabanas have a private entrance and overlook the pool. The hotel is located on Rajdamri Road.
Average Price: $269
The hotel exudes Thai elegance and is one of the finest luxury hotels in Bangkok. It is located in the Sathorn business district. The hotel looks more like a resort with sprawling grounds. The minimum size of the hotel rooms are 38 sq m. The best suite of the hotel is a huge one at 198 sq m and has in-room amenities like private dining room, grand piano, kitchen, study, bathroom and a grand bathroom.
Average Price: $262
The Shangri-La in Bangkok has so many varieties of rooms that it will puzzle the mind of any tourist. There are close to 800 luxury rooms spread over two towers. The décor of the rooms have touches of Thai elegance and teak finishing. They also offer a dinner buffet cruise where the guests can expect a very high class of service and food. The hotel is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
Average Price: $172
The Mandarin Oriental is the most prestigious hotel in Bangkok and has a rich history. The hotel has hosted many celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Mick Jagger. This hotel is all about nostalgia and history. The designs of the rooms are very contemporary in nature and uber luxury features. The hotel has more than 390 rooms and in-room amenities include Bose CD players, in-room safes and complimentary butler service round the clock.
Average Price: $377
There are many more luxurious and world class hotels in the Thai capital but these 10 are considered to be the best in class. Bangkok is probably the only city in the world which allows you to stay in five star properties at three star prices.