The Best Eco-Friendly Hotels and Stays in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkoks SO Sofitel – and its infinity pool – overlooks the green oasis of Lampini Park in central Bangkok, and is dedicated to sustainability as much as it is to comfort, style and luxury
Bangkok's SO Sofitel – and its infinity pool – overlooks the green oasis of Lampini Park in central Bangkok, and is dedicated to sustainability as much as it is to comfort, style and luxury | Courtesy of SO Sofitel Bangkok / Expedia
Leslie Finlay

Energy efficiency is as important as good room service and fine dining when it comes to the 21st-century hotel experience. Check out these top ecofriendly stays in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, bookable with Culture Trip.

The trend of sustainability and eco-consciousness has shifted from a passing craze to a full-on global movement. Travelers are increasingly in search of green-focused accommodations to ensure their personal commitments to living more sustainably are reflected by their travel choices. And when it comes to these nine sustainable stays in eco hotels in Bangkok, the choice is yours.

1. Bangkok Tree House, Thailand

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Eco Hotel, Treehouse, Hotel, Eco-Lodge

An outdoor sleeping deck above the rainforest canopy.
Courtesy of Bangkok Tree House

Constructed of ecofriendly materials and powered by natural energy sources, Bangkok Tree House integrates zero-waste goals into every aspect of its operation within the Green Lung of Bangkok – the city’s last natural frontier situated right in its centre. Wall insulation is made of upcycled juice cartons; reclaimed wood makes up the walkways; all the outdoor lights are powered by wind and solar energy; kitchen waste is composted; amenities are locally sourced; “air cleaning plants” are grown in guest rooms to purify the air. What’s more, the property sources all amenities from local, ecofriendly businesses and commits to the removal of 1kg (2lb) of trash from the Chao Phraya River per booking.

2. akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok

Eco Hotel, Hotel

The rooftop dining deck and raised, glass-sided pool at Akyra TAS Sukhumvit.
Courtesy of Akyra TAS Sukhumvit / Expedia

In 2018, the TAS Sukhumvit became the first hotel in Asia free of single-use plastic, integrating reusable products and a sustainability-driven mentality into everyday operations. Guests receive branded stainless steel water bottles on arrival that can be filled throughout the hotel, and typical bathroom toiletries – a huge contributor to single-use plastic waste – are instead housed in celadon pottery containers, and made of organic, essential oil-based products. All bin bags are biodegradable and reusable shopping totes are available for guests to take on their daily outings, encouraging a “refuse the plastic bag” mentality. The hotel has also eliminated all unnecessary plastic from its kitchen and dining facilities.

4. Old Capital Bike Inn

Eco Hotel, Inn

A large hotel room with raised platform bed and artistic mural.
Courtesy of Old Capital Bike Inn / Expedia

This family-run inn smack in the heart of Bangkok, formerly called the Old Bangkok Inn, operates out of a culture-rich area once home to the noble elite of Siam. The at this eco hotel in Bangkok rooms and overall design evoke an antiquated charm, augmented by the 21st-century ideal of sustainability and conservation. The refurbished property exclusively uses energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and a solar water heater system. It also operates a robust recycling program, touts a daylight-maximising design and incorporates furniture and fixtures salvaged from teak wood.

5. The Yard Hostel

Eco Hotel, Hostel

Children eat a meal seating on beanbags in the grass courtyard of The Yard Hostel.
Courtesy of The Yard Hostel / Expedia

Constructed out of old shipping containers and other reused materials, this eco hotel in Thailand’s capital has a green mentality woven into its very core. Located in up-and-coming Ari, it’s a great spot to unwind on the outskirts of the big city while enjoying close proximity to the BTS line for easy accessibility. Aside from the upcycled construction, The Yard provides refillable glass bottles to guests to reduce single-use plastic, and incorporates water-saving and energy-efficient appliances across the property.

6. Amari Watergate Bangkok

Eco Hotel, Hotel

A bar tearrce with seating arranged around the bar overlooks Bangkoks towering skyscrapers at twilight.
Courtesy of Amari Watergate Bangkok / Expedia

A stunning, five-star property in Bangkok’s energetic Pratunam quarter, the Amari has long been a plum choice for high-end luxury done sustainably. Ecoconsciousness at the Amari starts with the staff, who are regularly trained to promote awareness of energy-saving strategies and environmental responsibility. Within the community, the Amari organises village cleaning days and other activities to encourage environmental awareness, and works nearly exclusively with local suppliers to reduce its carbon footprint. Even the cleaning products used are ecofriendly and made of biodegradable ingredients, while water and energy efficiency is prioritised across its utilities, and all food waste is donated.

7. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Eco Hotel, Hotel

Palm trees grow in the lit up grounds of the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort with views of the city skyline in the distance as the sun sets.
Courtesy of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort / Expedia

This beautiful property along the Chao Phraya River teamed up with Bangsai Agricultural Centre to develop an incredible rooftop farm made of several greenhouse structures equipped with hydroponic gutter systems. After years of research and testing, the locally owned Bangsai successfully developed specialised methods and equipment that enables businesses such as Anantara to grow produce year-round in the sweltering Bangkok heat.

8. SO Sofitel Bangkok


A treatment room with bathtub and two luxurious massage beds looks out over tree tops towards Bangkoks skyline after sunset.
Courtesy of SO Sofitel Bangkok / Expedia
Firmly among Bangkok’s hotel elite, SO Sofitel has natural facets interwoven into its philosophy. The hotel creators based the interior on their own interpretations of water, earth, wood, metal and fire, with elements of feng shui. Since 2014, SO Sofitel applied this ethos in its kitchen as well, implementing a programme designed by a local environmental consulting firm to slash kitchen waste using a smart tech system called Winnow. After just one year of use, the hotel reduced food waste from more than 13,000kg per month (28,660lb) to less than 4,000kg (8,818lb). That’s a weight off all our minds.

9. Phranakorn Nornlen Hotel

Eco Hotel, Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Green towels folded into an elephant shape on a double bed in a plant-themed room at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel
Courtesy of Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel /
This quaint boutique hotel offers a range of small, uniquely styled rooms, with its ethos centered around the strength of its local community and a self-sustainable mindset. Nearly all of this Bangkok eco hotel’s products are sourced from local vendors or markets, and it chooses its suppliers based on ethical treatment of the environment and animals. It has its own organic rooftop garden that supplies the kitchen’s herbs, and also acts as a community workshop space for groups studying successful ways to sustainably farm in urban environments. More recently, Phranakorn Nornlen also built its own in-house laboratory to create ecologically sustainable products such as soap, shampoo, mosquito repellant and cleaning supplies, and has even started a small shop to support local artisans.

Continue your Thailand eco adventure with a stay at one of Chiang Mai’s best eco hotels and lodgings, or one of the best hotels in Bangkok – all bookable with Culture Trip.

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