In a city as bustling as Bangkok, visitors may find themselves on the hunt for an accommodation option that is both small and homey, to balance out the craziness. Sprinkled among the most luxurious hotels in the capital are a number of boutique hotels. Here are our recommendations for the best boutique hotels in Bangkok.
Equipped with some of the best views in town of the Krung Thon Bridge is The Siam Hotel. Located in the historic Dusit area of Bangkok and along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam Hotel sits in a prime location for those travelers looking to explore the city. It even has its own private barge tour, where guests can explore the capital via the river. The riverside accommodation option is equipped with 39 roomy suites and pool villas, with five different types of suites to choose from. The rooms aim to provide guests with ultimate comfort, from the super-sized king beds to the personal butler each room is equipped with. Each room has its own unique design and concept, graced with oriental furnishings and artwork. With seven dining options, a spa, day trips and experiences available for booking, and more, there is seemingly nothing The Siam Hotel does not have.
Located in the heart of the capital is Ariyasom Villa. The boutique hotel is just a short walk from the BTS skytrain station Phloen Chit, one of the trendiest areas in town with direct access to high-end shopping malls, delicious spots for brunch, and more. The boutique hotel still has instances of its original décor, as Ariyasom Villa was built back in the 1940s. Its charming design is that of a Thai heritage house, though it still manages to upkeep its luxurious feel. Guests will truly come to feel at home during their stay, as the cozy boutique hotel is only equipped with 24 guest rooms. Each room is divided into separate categories depending on its size, with a studio, deluxe, executive deluxe, and suites to choose from. In addition to its authentic, laid-back Thai vibe, Ariyasom Villa also has a number of amenities guests are welcome to enjoy during their stay, including the Som Sen Spa and their onsite restaurant, Na Aroon. Luckily for those with dietary needs, Na Aroon is (mostly) a vegetarian restaurant, with only the healthiest and most delicious of dishes gracing its menu. The restaurant sells seafood, as well.
Those sophisticated travelers who enjoy venturing out into the world in style for the sole reason of leaving their daily lives behind should check out Triple Two Silom. This boutique hotel is both small and stylish, and it was designed with luxury travelers in mind. As its name suggests, Triple Two Silom is found off Silom Road, located only a kilometer away from the BTS skytrain station Sala Daeng, one of the best areas in town because of the epic nightlife and delicious restaurants found there. There are 75 luxury rooms in two different sizes to choose from. Triple Two Silom decked out each and every room with high-end amenities including a marble-top soaking tub, flat screen LCD television, and a mini-bar, should visitors need a little liquid courage before taking on Bangkok after dark.
This concept residence ranks high on the list of Bangkok’s luxury-for-value lodgings. Its colonial design meshes old-world charm with contemporary comfort, sporting brass chandeliers and antique typewriters among its 1920’s-inpired décor. If you can pull yourself away from the stylish rooms, you don’t even need to go off-site to enjoy its elevated garden, vintage boutique, on-site library, and rooftop pool. But if you’re keen to explore Bangkok, the residence’s prime location allows for easy access to transportation and main attractions.
Ad Lib Bangkok is so much more than a boutique hotel. While most accommodation options focus on providing guests with luxurious and intimidate stays, Ad Lib Bangkok encourages visitors to get to know one another and engage with both the employees and the other guests that call Ad Lib Bangkok their home during their stay in the capital. They firmly believe that although the food and excursions around the city are certainly noteworthy, the people visitors meet and the bonds they form with others will be the most memorable part of their trip. In addition to its cool concept, Ad Lib Bangkok is equipped with 48 rooms with three different types of rooms to choose from. Arguably the hotel’s most notable feature is its rooftop pool, equipped with a handful of lounge chairs half-submerged in the cool water, perfect for those guests who simply want to relax during their stay. Ad Lib Bangkok also has a fitness center, a delicious restaurant, and a bar, serving up buy one get one drinks during happy hour.
Located in the heart of the city is Citichic by iCheck Inn. It is within walking distance of both Nana and Asok and is steps from Sukhumvit Soi 11, one of the most popular streets for all things nightlife. It’s all about location at this boutique, as it is nearest all of the major top sights, restaurants, and, of course, bars. If nightlife does not interest visitors, guests can instead opt for the hotel’s outdoor rooftop swimming pool or fitness center to kill time in Bangkok. All 37 rooms in Citichic by iCheck Inn are modern yet comfortable, each one equipped with a 37-inch LCD flat screen television, a fully stocked mini-bar, free coffee and tea, and more. Many of the rooms are also equipped with floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces. Chic Café, the on-site eatery, offers guests all-day dining, as well.
Phrom Phong is one of the most up and coming areas in Bangkok. Its recent launch into the foodie world in addition to its high-end shopping and central location has made it a prime area to visit for tourists to the capital. Located in this trendy neighborhood is Seven Hotel, a four-star boutique hotel radiating with charm. It is an extremely intimate accommodation option, equipped with only six different rooms. Each one has its own unique and stylish design, with differing bold color schemes for each one. Those who stay here will not feel as though they are in a boutique hotel in one of the busiest cities in the world, rather, a Thai homestay perhaps, as the hotel is decorated with traditional Thai décor and artwork. Seven Hotel is also equipped with its Serenity Terrace and Sun Deck, perfect spots for relaxing and recovering from jet lag or a night out in the City of Angels.
Asok is not necessarily known for being a great spot for luxurious boutique hotels. Sure, the area has its fair share of high-rise condominiums, but one would hardly expect a quaint accommodation option adjacent, say, Soi Cowboy. That being said, Maduzi is the perfect boutique hotel for those making their way to the City of Angels. No detail was left behind in the making of this hotel, with impeccable décor and design throughout. Maduzi’s lobby, rather, the grand entryway, is enhanced with high-rise, curved ceilings and embellished with dark wooden furnishings. Guests are continued to be inspired by the hotel’s epic design after leaving the lobby to make their way to one of the rooms, with four different ones to choose from depending on travelers’ preferences and budgets. Do not forget to check out the Maduzi Restaurant, equipped with a breakfast and brunch so good travelers might find themselves opting to stay in for a meal. Those headed for a night on the town can also grab a cocktail at the Maduzi Bar, as the hotel’s central location is almost too enticing not to explore after dark. Last but not least, coffee connoisseurs will be excited to hear that the bar also serves up complimentary coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and tea all day long.