With 22 million visitors each year, Bangkok was named the world’s most visited city in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year. Tourists are dazzled by its busy markets, Buddhist monuments, soaring skyscrapers and delicious dining options. If you’re tempted to stay a little longer and see more – or just fancy extra space and convenience – these serviced apartments offer kitchens, pools and balconies in prime city locations.
For hotel facilities with the space to spread out, this property, in the heart of Silom and Sathorn Central Business District, ticks all the right boxes. All modern suites have kitchens – though there are smaller rooms without if you’re just looking for a bed to sleep in – but there’s also a handy all-day restaurant and a range of eateries across the road. Guests can also use a large swimming pool, a fitness centre with free classes, and a spa.
Those hoping for wow factor won’t be disappointed at the lavish 137 Pillars in the Sukhumvit-Thonglor area. 137 one and two-bedroom apartments have spacious private balconies with skyline views, laundry facilities, 40in (101cm) TVs with sound bars and fully equipped kitchens, but it’s the communal facilities that really impress. Imagine a rooftop infinity pool, 24-hour room service, a clutch of restaurants and even transfers to Phrom Phong BTS station in the residence’s own purple London cab.
Business travellers and those looking for longer stays will find everything they need at these serviced apartments on Sukhumvit Road. Close to several major office buildings and surrounded by restaurants and shopping malls, the contemporary apartments also offer kitchen spaces, a communal launderette, breakfast restaurant and outdoor pool. A complimentary tuk-tuk is also available to whisk guests to the nearest skytrain and subway stations.
Fancy a corner of Bangkok to call your own? These 13 huge serviced apartments on Ekkamai 10 feel more like private residences than pit stops, with even the smallest packing in a full kitchen, two bathrooms and a maid’s room, naturally. Terrace rooms also have their own balcony with alfresco spa bathtub, and there’s an outdoor pool, concierge and gym available for all to use.
The luxury suites in this serviced block on Wireless Road may come with fully equipped kitchens but you won’t need to use them. The dining options on-site take some beating, with poolside meals served in cabanas at the Play Deck and French fine-dining from Michelin-starred chef Henk Savelberg. Don’t miss the extravagant afternoon teas at Café Claire too, including an English-themed affair served on a tabletop Ferris Wheel, or French delicacies delivered on a miniature Eiffel Tower.
Ideal for families visiting the city, these sleek serviced residences range from studio suites to spacious two-bedroom apartments with a separate living and dining space, fitted kitchenette, home entertainment system and two en-suite bathrooms. Those travelling with children will also love the kid’s playrooms stocked with toys, the outdoor swimming pool with children’s wading pool and the on-site restaurant where breakfast is free for kids under six years old.
There’s all you could possibly need under just one roof at these luxurious serviced residences in vibrant Sukhumvit Soi 11. Set in landscaped gardens with a car park and swimming pool, guests have full use of a concierge, laundry services and kid’s playroom while both breakfast and a tuk-tuk service are complimentary. Head up to the roof to dine at rooftop restaurant Above Eleven too, where live DJs, salsa nights and Peruvian Japanese dishes come with captivating city views.
Minutes from Bangkok’s Central Business District, this peaceful property feels more like a holiday resort than a bland corporate building. There’s a light-filled fitness centre, tranquil spa and salon, as well as a fantastic kid’s club with outdoor play area and daily craft sessions. The real draw is the lagoon-style pool though, lined with palm trees and sun loungers, with its own bar for poolside cocktails after sticky city days.
Swerve Bangkok’s infamous traffic jams at these serviced apartments two-minutes’ walk from Bangchak BTS station, where the sky train whizzes you straight to the city centre. Retreat from the urban chaos afterwards to these bright studio, one and two-bedroom apartments which all have kitchenettes, private balconies and bags of space. There’s also a pretty pool and landscaped gardens downstairs to relax in.
Solo travellers can take advantage of the unique urban community rooms at these serviced apartments six minutes’ walk from Ekkamai BTS Skytrain. These come with access to a shared living and co-working space to relax and mingle with fellow travellers. There are also one, two and three-bedroom apartments, some available for corporate leasing, and all have access to the fitness centre, kid’s club, swimming pool and The Cured Chamber restaurant devoted to European cured meat and fish.
No one will go hungry when staying at these modern serviced apartments in the residential area of Thong, just 1km (0.6mi) from the city centre. The property is close to a range of restaurants for easy dining, while all 45 apartments have spacious fully-equipped kitchens for those keen to cook for themselves. Every one and two-bedroom flat also has a separate living area, washing and drying facilities and a balcony, while the building offers a communal swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and complimentary all-day tea and coffee in the lobby.