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The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Bangkok

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Each hotel on this list is beautifully, thoughtfully and uniquely designed and will also give you easy access to some of the best areas of Bangkok. A short walk from the Grand Palace? Check. A head-on view of Wat Arun? Yes. Sweeping views of the skyline? You got it. Read on to discover the best boutique hotels in Bangkok – there is something for every taste, budget and travel interest.

Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan

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Guest room at Hotel Muse
The Hotel Muse is the epitome of luxury | Courtesy of Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan / Hotels.com
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Located just moments away from the Chit Lom BTS station, the luxurious Hotel Muse is an award-winning boutique hotel with a unique design – a mix of Asian elements and classic European detailing. It has an array of rooms and suites with either twin or king-size beds. Hotel Muse is also a foodie destination, with two excellent in-house restaurants. Medici Kitchen & Bar offers Italian cuisine, while the 1920s-style steakhouse, Babette’s, serves up tender cuts of wagyu and Australian tenderloin. Head up to The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar for a nightcap and gorgeous views.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
Bathtub in
Childcare
Connecting rooms available
Non smoking
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The Mustang Nero Hotel

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Guest room at The Mustang Nero
No two rooms are alike at The Mustang Nero Hotel | Courtesy of The Mustang Nero Hotel / Booking.com
The Mustang Nero Hotel’s raw aesthetic provides a backdrop for its collection of antique memorabilia, osteological pieces and worn-out artefacts. Towering Middle Eastern date palms dot the lobby, and the rooms double as greenhouses for tropical plants and cacti. While there is no restaurant, a continental home-cooked breakfast is served every morning.
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The Siam

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Mae Nam Suite at The Siam Hotel
The Siam features beautiful art and antiques throughout | Courtesy of The Siam / Hotels.com
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The Siam has some of the best views in town of the Krung Thon Bridge. Located in the historic Dusit area along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam sits in a prime location for travellers looking to see everything the city has to offer – it even runs a private barge tour, allowing guests to explore the capital via the river. The hotel features 39 uniquely designed and spacious suites and pool villas, complete with two twins or a king-size bed plus a personal butler. With several dining options, a spa, day trips and experiences available for booking, The Siam seems to have it all.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Bathtub in
Airport transfers
Business facilities
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Bangkok Publishing Residence

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Junior suite at Bangkok Publishing Residence
The Bangkok Publishing Residence was once the family home of a publisher | Courtesy of Bangkok Publishing Residence / Hotels.com
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Located on the historic Rattanakosin Island, the charming Bangkok Publishing Residence retains the vestige of its former life as the headquarters of a long-gone magazine. Publishing paraphernalia from the 20th century is spread out across the property. Rooms are fitted with desks and dressed in mahogany tones. There’s also a library, a rooftop with a Jacuzzi overlooking the Old Town and a museum that non-guests can only see by appointment.
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Hotel Once Bangkok

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Executive Studio at Hotel Once
Each room at Hotel Once Bangkok features custom-designed furniture | Courtesy of Hotel Once Bangkok / Hotels.com
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Overlooking the sacred Chao Phraya River, Hotel Once Bangkok boasts a modern design and clean lines. The rooms contain one-of-a-kind antique pieces, custom-designed furniture and claw-foot bathtubs. Some of the more luxurious rooms come with a Jacuzzi set beneath a large Palladian window. Enjoy food, cocktails and panoramic views of the river at the Top Knot Rooftop Bar & Restaurant.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bathtub in
Business facilities
Non smoking
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137 Pillars Suites and Residences

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137 Pillars Suites and Residences
There are a variety of suites and serviced apartments at 137 Pillars | Courtesy of 137 Pillars Suites and Residences / Hotels.com
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With two infinity pools and an outdoor Jacuzzi, each with stunning views, the luxurious five-star 137 Pillars Suites and Residences offers a very scenic solution to beat the Bangkok heat. While all the rooms are beautiful, the Rattanakosin Suites are truly spectacular and come with two bedrooms, a three-metre (10-foot) balcony, plush beds and the signature 137 Pillars circular bathtub – did we mention the views?
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Bathtub in
Business facilities
Crib
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1905 Heritage Corner

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Rattanakosin’s 1905 Heritage Corner has just three guest rooms
Rattanakosin’s 1905 Heritage Corner has just three guest rooms | Courtesy of 1905 Heritage Corner / Hotels.com
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Nestled in the heart of historic Rattanakosin on Phraeng Phuthon Road, 1905 Heritage Corner comprises two converted shophouses and has just three rooms. The hotel’s Heritage Craft & Café is a treasure trove of crafts from villages all over the kingdom, so don’t forget to bring a souvenir home with you.
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Sala Rattanakosin

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Deluxe room at Sala Rattanakosin
Rooms at Sala Rattanakosin have views of either Wat Arun and the river or Wat Pho | Courtesy of Sala Rattanakosin / Hotels.com
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Just a short walk from the Grand Palace, Wat Po and other ancient sites, Sala Rattanakosin is one of the very few hotels that directly overlooks Wat Arun, or The Temple of the Dawn. This luxury boutique hotel offers 15 modern rooms, with some facing the temple and river, and others facing Wat Pho. Sala Rattanakosin also has an on-site restaurant, which serves some of the best Thai food in the city, and a rooftop bar with great cocktails – both are highly recommended even if you are not staying at the hotel.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Non smoking
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Cabochon Hotel and Residence

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Queen room at Cabochon Hotel & Residence
The Cabochon Hotel and Residence has a selection of suites and studios | Courtesy of Cabochon Hotel and Residence / Hotels.com
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Cabochon Hotel and Residence ranks high on the list of Bangkok’s luxury-for-value lodgings. It’s brimming with 1920s-inspired design elements, such as brass chandeliers and antique typewriters. Guests can also enjoy a range of on-site facilities, including The Library Bar and a rooftop pool. But if you’re keen to explore Bangkok, the residence’s prime location allows for easy access to transportation and main attractions.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Connecting rooms available
Non smoking
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Chakrabongse Villas

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Guest room at Chakrabongse Villas
Chakrabongse Villas dates to the early 20th century | Courtesy of Chakrabongse Villas / Booking.com
A former royal residence built in 1908 by Prince Chakrabongse, this boutique hotel lies along the banks of the Chao Phraya River and is still a family affair, with his granddaughter running it. Chakrabongse Villas combines authentic Thai design with contrasting modern elements – think teak villas with marble details, antique sculptures and contemporary leather chairs. The hotel grounds offer views of Wat Arun and a pool surrounded by lush greenery.
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This article is an updated version of a story created by Kelly Iverson.