A hotel sets the mood for your getaway. You want comfort, location, a dash of cool… and a good price! There are hundreds of hotels in Bangkok to choose from so why not try a cool boutique hotel?
With unique designs, personal guest service, great locations; maybe one of the boutique hotels in Bangkok will be the perfect place to set the mood for your next holiday.
Below you’ll find five of my favourite boutique hotels in Bangkok.
Mode Sathorn Hotel
Forget your usual cramped hotel rooms because at the Mode Sathorn you’ll find modern, stylish, open rooms catering for every type of visitor, though I’d recommend staying in a suite which offer sweeping views of the city!
With comfortable, firm beds and all the mod cons, a cool, the rooms are well appointed and won’t have you leave you feeling cramped. But it was the bathrooms at the Mode Sathorn that I really appreciated. Instead of the usual pokey cupboards, there is a bathtub with city views, rainforest showers, separate toilet area and even a dressing room!
By day or by night, the pool deck on level 11 with its infinity pool is the place to be, or better yet, head up to The Roof @ 38 as the sun sets for a great view and one very cool atmosphere!
You might be thinking that Silom looks away from the city centre, and while it’s a few stops away from Siam (the Surasak BTS station is on the doorstep of the hotel and Siam is just three stops away – that’s less than 10 minutes!) there is still plenty to do in the neighbourhood.
From a stroll in Lumpini Park to the local Patpong Markets, indulging in the Borisud Pure Spa at the hotel or heading out in search of the best street food; you’ll be enjoying the very best of Bangkok.
The Mode Sathorn Hotel is particularly convenient if you’re planning on visiting Asiatique the Riverfront as Saphan Taksin station, where you catch the free boat across the river, is the next station on the line. Perfect!
Insider tip: request a room on the 32nd floor or above as these offer the best views of the city!
Mode Sathorn Hotel, 144 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok
Sofitel So Bangkok
The Sofitel brand is associated with refined luxury but the Sofitel So Bangkok mixes this with a dash of chic glam.
Designed by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix and planned to incorporate the five elements – Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire – each floor is designed with one of the five elements and has its own flair while keeping Thai design inspiration at the front of mind.
One of my favourite parts of the hotel was the 10th-floor rooftop swimming pool overlooking Lumpini Park. It almost feels like you the hotel is set in the park with the bustling city on the other side. Perfectly peaceful. If you’re into the Vegas-style pool parties, once a month the Sofitel So hosts their own so be sure to take part!
Located conveniently in Silom, opposite the Lumphini BTS station, it’s the perfect location to access the city. Silom is a cool district with lots of nightlife, street markets, and shopping options. Just remember to take time to enjoy this incredible boutique hotel!
Sofitel So Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak Bangkok 10500
Siam @ Siam Hotel
It almost feels like you are in an artist’s studio when you enter Siam @ Siam. From the moment you enter you’ll encounter paintbrush handles, artist paint palette platters and the property exploding with artwork.
There are four categories of rooms are each designed to stimulate the senses and unleash your inner creative spirit with their bold textured walls in reds, oranges and golds. Modern amenities outfit the rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows show views of the bustling city. Bathrooms are a little on the smaller side but they make up for that with a small sitting area next to the windows
While you are there, be sure to take a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool and be sure to spend time at The Roof. Featuring a champagne and wine bar and Thailand’s first al fresco stone grill restaurant (yes, your food will come served on volcanic stones!), you’ll be dazzled by the incredible views of Bangkok by night.
Located a short walk from the National Stadium BTS, Siam@Siam is conveniently located just one stop away from Siam. If you prefer to walk, there’s plenty of shopping centres and attractions nearby, including the incredibly popular Jim Thompson House which tells the story of how the American helped revitalise the Thai Silk industry.
Siam @ Siam Design Hotel, Rama 1 Road Patumwan 10330
Ma Du Zi Hotel
You may not have heard of this small 40 room hotel, but those who have heard will know that the Ma Du Zi hotel is so much more than just one of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok.
The property combines comfort and tranquillity – words not usually used in the heart of the Bangkok – with warm, elegant and classy interiors of rich leather, wood and leather.
Rooms are large by Bangkok standards and are bright, light and high-tech. With the Mad Du Zi’s Guest only policy you can’t bring your friends back but for those seeking relaxation the hotel offers the peace you want but surrounded by everything the city has to offer.
If you choose to spend time at the hotel, be sure to dine at the elegant La Truffe restaurant with its French cuisine or sip on a signature cocktail at the Round Bar.
Located in the heart of Sukhumvit, the Ma Du Zi hotel is just a few hundred metres away from the Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT stations.
Ma Du Zi Hotel, 9/1 Thanon Ratchadaphisek, Khlong Toei, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
From the moment you walk into the opulently designed lobby, you know a stay at The Sukosol is going to be impressive.
The spacious rooms combine infuse Thai culture with plush comforts you’d hope to find in your own home, including a refreshing rainforest style shower.
If you are looking for a hotel that will pull out all of the stops for your children, The Sukosol’s Mini VIP program is exactly what you’re looking for. With a new friend, Sukee the elephant, as a keepsake and plenty of child-friendly amenities (from activity books to stickers, kid-sized slippers and dressing gowns, kid friendly toiletries, and a good range of family-friendly DVDs) your kids will be wanting to come back to The Sukosol again and again.
If you’re looking for a bit more of an adult experience, be sure to enjoy a stunning Afternoon Tea in their sophisticated speakeasy-styled Sapphire Bar and take the hands on Thai Massage class which will teach you the secrets to the world’s most popular style of massage.
Close to nightlife, shopping, and vibrant night markets, The Sukosol is situated close to the Phaya Thai BTS and Airport Rail Link stations which means that you are never far away from the best of what Bangkok has to offer.
The Sukosol, Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Thung Phaya Thai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Now it’s over to you
Which of these hotels would you most like to stay at?
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