By Jonathan Lis
Bangkok is arguably one of the most popular capital cities in Asia, with tourists of many diverse backgrounds visiting the Thai capital every year to take in the beauty of the area and explore all the interesting travel destinations Bangkok has to offer.
It should be no surprise then, that there are a large number of hotels placed all around the city that cater to a wide range of budgets and styles. If you’re travelling on a shoestring you may want to look up city hostels to find somewhere cheap to stay for the duration of your trip, but if you’re looking for something with a little more class and comfort, look no further than our list of the top seven places to stay in Bangkok:
1) Grand Sukhumvit Hotel
The Grand Sukhumvit Hotel, located in a popular business, shopping, and leisure thoroughfare of the city, is right in the centre of everything, yet still manages to keep a quiet Asian calm and dignity about it. The quality of the rooms on offer are second to none, with there being a good chance that you’ll feel like you’re staying in your own personal Bangkok condo during your trip. A five-star establishment, the Grand Sukhumvit boasts 386 spacious rooms.
2) The Radisson Suites
Giving a core focus to customer service, The Radisson Suites are on hand with fully-trained staff tasked with doing all they can to ensure you a five-star stay at this recently-renovated, centrally located hotel.
Only a ten minute walk to the nearest skytrain (stop: Nana) which will take you to the main downtown shopping district, The Radisson Suites also provide a free shuttle service from the station to the hotel if you’re not feeling quite up to the walk.
Located within State Tower, Lebua is well-placed directly beside the Silom business district and the (popular with tourists) roaring Chao Phraya River. The focus at Lebua is entirely on luxury, with this five-star hotel pulling out all the stops not just when it comes to the bedrooms, but also for all of the dining and reception areas.
4) Chatrium Riverside Hotel
Located directly beside the Chao Praya River, an area full of activities and adventures for all the family, the Chatrium Riverside Hotel is an enormous 396 room establishment boasting stunning views, outdoor swimming pools, and even two individual restaurants, one on the ground floor and one all the way up on the 36th, overlooking the city.
5) Hotel Muse
If central is what you’re after, you can’t get much more central than Hotel Muse. Placed just fifteen minutes from the popular Siam shopping district (and just a ten minute walk from Chit Lom station), although Hotel Muse does have its own restaurant on site there are a huge variety of others nearby all within easy walking distance form the hotel.
6) The Baiyoke Sky Hotel
The tallest building in the whole of Thailand, The Baiyoke Sky Hotel boasts a full eighty-eight storeys which makes it incredibly easy to spot when arriving in Bangkok for the first time.
This luxury, five-star hotels places a focus on the food it serves up to all its guests, with nine separate dining options spanning all major world cuisines all located within the hotel. Needless to say, the breathtaking views from the top of the observation deck are to die for.
7) Best Western Premier (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
The Best Western Premier hotel, based beside Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, places a focus on luxury, guest comfort, and its strong transport links to the centre of the city. Woke up late and worried you’re going to miss your flight? Don’t panic: Best Western Premier offer a complimentary shuttle service, taking you from the hotel to the departure gates in ten minutes flat.
With a vast number of sights to see and activities to partake in, it should be no surprise that Bangkok has its fair share of top-class hotels for those looking for a classy way to stay in the city in style, and we highly recommend these 7.
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