With its incredible service ethic and the diverse experiences on offer, Thailand is one of the most enduring and endearing countries in the world. Most adventures in Thailand begin in the capital city – Bangkok. Asia's City of Angels never sleeps – it constantly bristles with noise, commotion, and traffic.
Most of the world’s renowned luxury hotel marques boast amazing properties in Bangkok - offering the perfect balance between tranquillity & city life and often with relaxing views from the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
The BusinessClass.com guide to the best hotels in Bangkok:
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok – 10/10
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River - Mandarin Oriental Bangkok - features 331 rooms and suites, most offering floor-to-ceiling windows and river or city views. Rooms are located in the River, the Garden, and the Authors’ Wings’ - last of which has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers. All rooms benefit from butler service, high-speed internet access, 530-thread count linen, luxury goose down bedding, silk bathrobes, fresh fruit and flowers and biodegradable and glass water bottles. A hotel was established here in 1876 as The Mandarin – the first luxury hotel in the then Kingdom of Siam.
The property offers 11 restaurant and bar choices, from traditional Thai cuisine to two-Michelin starred French fine dining at Le Normandie. The hotel’s famed Afternoon Tea service is offered in the iconic The Authors’ Lounge, whilst The Bamboo Bar is renowned for live jazz and unforgettable cocktails.
Private shuttle boats provide access to The Oriental Thai Cooking School, Sala Rim Naam and Terrace Rim Naam, the hotel’s Thai restaurants. Also, across the water, guests have access to the award-winning Oriental Spa - set within a restored teakwood house. Here luxurious treatments are inspired by traditional Thai and western techniques. The Fitness & Wellness Centre offers a state-of-the-art gymnasium, tennis courts, aerobics/yoga studio and even a Muay Thai boxing studio. Complimentary classes are offered twice daily for in-house guests. The Spa Studio offers results driven treatments and Mandarin Oriental Bangkok offers guests two outdoor swimming pools. One of the finest city hotels in the world.
The Peninsula Bangkok - 9/10
The Peninsula Bangkok is located riverside in the Thonburi district - close to many of Bangkok’s beautiful temples. The epitome of luxury Thai style and comfort, all 370 guest rooms and suites command magnificent river views. Rooms are minimum 46 square metres in area - featuring complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, executive desk with printers/ scanners, deluxe marble bathrooms with walk in shower, bath, wall-mounted televisions, and hands-free telephones.
Six distinctive restaurants and lounges offer some of the city’s most exciting dining and drinking destinations. Mei Jiang offers Cantonese cuisine - delicious dim sum is served with garden-views. Thiptara - which serves traditional Thai cuisine – is surrounded by banyan trees and tropical gardens and sits along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. River Cafe & Terrace is a riverfront restaurant with an outdoor terrace. It delivers seasonal, all-day dining. The Lobby, set in an elegant atrium, provides all-day light dining, and a delightful Afternoon Tea service is offered - accompanied by live music. The Bar is a sleek wood-panelled lounge serving creative cocktails - with light bites.
The Peninsula Spa is a Thai Colonial-style building along the Chao Phraya River, an oasis of relaxation and well-being. An array of traditional Eastern and Western beauty and wellness therapies are offered here in a collection of private treatment rooms. Guest will find an 88-metre, three-tiered outdoor swimming pool with Thai cabanas, a tennis court, and a fitness centre with state-of-the art training equipment.
Capella – 9/10
Nestled in Chao Phraya Estate you will find Capella, just a 10-minute walk from the Old Town district of Saphan Taksin. Choose from one of 101 rooms, suites, or villas - each offering a different view of the river framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms feature custom art and a generously-sized marble bathroom along with a king-size or twin beds. All rooms boast balconies from which to take in the activity of river life.
A tranquil haven is created with marble floors and glittering chrome-and-crystal ceiling lights, Thai-inspired latticework, fine fabrics, and a sprinkling of Asian antiques. A personal bar with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages is provided in all guestrooms. High-speed internet is available throughout the property and a shuttle boat service to Icon Siam and Taksin Skytrain station, both complimentary to guests.
CÔTE by Mauro Colagreco is a sophisticated, serene Riviera-inspired dining experience serving dishes of refined simplicity conceptualised by the magnificent three-Michelin star restaurateur.
Phra Nakhon is a river-side conservatory home kitchen serving a celebration of tasty traditional Thai foods. Head to Stella for delectable pastries and cocktails or embark on your own tea journey, with fresh herbal and floral infusions offered at the Tea Lounge.
Auriga is the hotel’s signature spa sanctuary, a calming enclave where skilled therapists bring an integrated approach to healing. Facilities include treatment suites including two couple suites, water therapy, steam rooms, shower experience, wellness pavilion, relaxation lounge and fitness centre.
Located between the vibrant Chao Phraya River and Charoen Krung Road, this Four Seasons property offers an urban sanctuary, with its cascading architecture, seamless indoor-outdoor transitions and interconnected courtyards forming a natural extension of the flowing river.
The hotel is well connected - just 40 minutes from the International Airport - and a few minutes from Saphan Taksin Skytrain station. Outside private hotel shuttle boats provide easy water transfers to selected locations along the river.
The 299 spacious guest rooms and suites all feature high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with a mix of river and lush garden views all creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Modern, stylish interiors reflect a warm residential character with contemporary Thai touches. In-room amenities include down duvets and pillows, thick terry bathrobes, private bar with mini cocktails, complimentary Wi-Fi, bedside charging stations and in-room tablet for hotel services.
Dining options include signature Yu Ting Yuan serving authentic Cantonese, RIVA del Fiume with a selection of locally and seasonally inspired Italian cuisine, the riverfront Brasserie Palmier serving brasserie classics alongside a variety of fish and seafood dishes and BKK Social Club with bespoke cocktails, craft spirits, grower Champagne and the finest cigars.
Lobby Lounge and Café Madeleine for fresh-baked treats and aromatic brews.
The Urban Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok features three streams of wellness, two floors of innovation, one holistic haven. The facilities are arranged around the Palm Courtyard, and dedicated health. There is a 30-metre fitness pool, gym, designer movement studios, vitality pools and steam rooms which together place equal emphasis on: Mind – Spirituality; Body – Spa; Work – Fitness.
These luxuriously designed suites offer hotel living at its best - in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit shopping, fashion, and commercial district. The hotel is inspired by the original designers of the sister property - 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai. Set over 32 floors, the 34 suites all receive a butler service, in-room private wine cellars with maxi bars, mood lighting, high ceilings, large walk-in wardrobes, beautiful en-suite marble bathrooms with chic circular 137 Pillars bathtubs and a state-of-the-art Bose sound system. The comfortable Posturepedic Ultra Plush beds come with 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton linen and are available both in twin bed and oversized king bed configurations.
On the Level 27, Nimitr & Nimitr Terrace is the perfect setting for unique Asian-inspired cuisine. One level above, Jack Bain’s Bar pays tribute to the Scottish gentleman who was one of the last inhabitants of the original building before it became a hotel. The bar offers all-day dining bistro and a deli. The Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Bar on street-level offers globally inspired dishes, organic coffee and teas, unique craft beers and signature cocktails. The Nitra Serenity Centre offers a full range of face and body care treatments and holistic therapies, for more active guests the fitness and yoga studio are accessible 24 hours a day. On the 6th floor, there is an outdoor putting green and driving range area! The finest boutique hotel in Bangkok.
The Siam – 9/10
The Siam is a 39-suite-and-villa luxury resort in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District, located on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River. Guest accommodation is Art Deco inspired, embellished with Thai antiques to creates a masterpiece of fusion; all rooms boast super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each is furnished with original artworks and is attended by a personal butler. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Guests may relax in the serene riverfront setting of Chon the signature Thai restaurant and cooking school, meanwhile Deco Bar & Bistro offers Western cuisine with a jazzy atmosphere.
Café Cha is an all-day patisserie – featuring a traditional afternoon tea service; Bathers Bar is located along the riverfront lawn and serves poolside bites adjacent to the infinity pool. There is a traditional golden teak rice barge which guests can book for private cocktail parties or a dinner cruise.
Opium Spa & Wellbeing provides a haven with a selection of facial, body and massage therapies using chemical-free Sodashi products where guest may indulge in a tailored multi-day Ayurveda spa package and specialities include Kids’ & Teens treatments. Fitness enthusiasts can use the Gymnasium with a Muay Thai boxing ring or take Private Yoga and Tai Chi classes.
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Rosewood Bangkok - 9/10
Rosewood Bangkok is located in Bangkok's central business district on Ploenchit Road. The property offers 158 spacious guestrooms including Grand Studios boasting large terraces and private plunge pools. All guestrooms benefit from luxury Frette 600 thread-count linens, bespoke Rosewood bath amenities slippers and bathrobes, Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, bottled water, daily print, and digital newspapers.
The property has four restaurants and bars including Lakorn European Brasserie which offers a contemporary Thai ambience. It is a spacious and elegant venue featuring an outdoor terrace with Bangkok cityscape views and it serves both Western and Thai cuisines. G&O offers a variety of healthy lunchtime cuisine with an emphasis on organic and natural ingredients locally grown and sourced. Nan Bei is an authentic Chinese dining experience complete with an imaginative Art Deco interior. For cocktails and music head to Lennon’s Bar which features an impressive collection of 6,000 vinyl records.
Sense spa at Rosewood Bangkok offers a sanctuary of tranquillity amidst bustling Bangkok, for rejuvenation, relaxation, and the pursuit of well-being. Unwind with results-oriented treatments and restorative therapies based on Thailand’s Lost Remedies. Additional Pampering is on offer in the nail bar and hair salon. Guests can enjoy the dramatic 20-metre indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool, which also features a whirlpool and exercise in the Fitness Studio complete with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
Lebua - Tower Club - 8/10
Located on the 51st through 59th floors of State Tower, the Tower Club suites offer space, comfort, and some of the city’s most stunning views. Here high above the hustle and bustle of the city you are just floors from The Dome— Lebua’s sky-high selection of celebrated restaurants and bars. The property boasts 221 spacious rooms and suites each with breath-taking balcony views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Accommodation features include high-speed internet, Nespresso coffee machine, exclusive bathroom amenities.
Location is everything at Lebua where you can Bar hop from floor to floor, dine at Mezzaluna on two-Michelin-star Franco-Japanese cuisine or visit Chef’s Table for a three-Michelin-star dining experience then be back in your room—and your robe—within minutes. At Sirocco enjoy fine wines and cocktails at the highest award-winning alfresco restaurant in the world, Breeze has Asian gastronomy with views of Bangkok’s skyline. Choose from an array of bars serving signature cocktails, fine champagnes, and rare whiskey’s each with their own signature entertainment ranging from lightshow, DJ, and dancefloor, to live jazz music. The fitness centre overlooks an open-air swimming pool and guests can relax in the elegant sauna and steam room or book treatments in the spa; here Café Mozu serves international cuisine poolside.
Banyan Tree – 8/10
The Banyan Tree is one of Bangkok’s largest luxury hotels and is located in the relaxed Sathon neighbourhood - only a 10-minute walk to the bustling Silom and Lumpini Park. Each of the 327 rooms and suites has a separate bath and shower and extra living space with comfortable seating. Guests benefit from free Wi-Fi access, coffee and tea-making facilities and minibar. The Horizon & Oasis Retreat rooms and One Bedroom suites are designed traditional style whilst the Serenity Club Rooms are recently renovated and are contemporary in look & feel.
Dining facilities are located on various levels throughout the property – and offer a variety of views of the city. In the lower lobby find Romsai for all-day dining in a tropical garden setting, Lobby Lounge for snacks and high tea with daily live entertainment; meanwhile on the upper floors Vertigo & Moon Bar, Verigo Too, Bai Yun, Taihei and Latitude Lounge and Bar offer a range of grill-bar, tapas, Cantonese, and Japanese cuisines. Located on the 21st floor surrounded by tropical plants guests find the outdoor rooftop deck a place to relax and enjoy the cool vibe. A juice bar provides refreshments and complimentary poolside services include neck and shoulder massages, water, and fruit. In the natural lighting of the Health Club guests can join with yoga, Pilates, daily Muay Thai (kickboxing) classes, stretching and step lessons or relax in the steam and sauna rooms.
Sukhothai – 8/10
Named in honour of the ancient capital of Thailand, the hotel is surrounded by luxurious gardens and lotus ponds echoing the old-world elegance and beauty for which Thailand is known. The immaculate grounds and interiors of the Sukhothai Bangkok offer a modern, contemporary look that incorporates the textures, colours, and scents for which Thailand is famous.
The 210 guest rooms and suites are located in the Main Wing and Sukhothai Club Wing’s, each with Nespresso machines, large flat-screen high-definition televisions, a Harmon-Kardon audio system and large bathrooms offering separate bathtubs and walk-in showers complimented by Bottega Veneta luxury bath amenities.
Choose from seven bars and restaurants, with a range of exquisite dining rooms and cuisines from around the world. Celadon is located on the terraces and surrounded by lotus ponds provides an extensive a la carte menu of authentic Thai food; Colonnade where options include international fare, comfort food, Asian and Japanese with views to the water of the Chedi pond. Award-winning La Scala is highly coveted for classic and progressive Italian cuisine with fine European wines all served in a beautiful poolside setting, Lobby Salon serves a Chocolate Buffet famed throughout the city for its unusual and decadent offering. Spa Botanica has an infinity-edged 25-metre swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre; here guests will find the latest cardio-pulmonary and weight training equipment in a spacious and air-conditioned studio with personal trainers on hand to offer advice and assistance.
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