In a city that keeps evolving and continually reinventing itself, it stands to reason that the definition of ‘luxury accommodation’ is fluid and one size certainly does not fit all in Bangkok. We have been lucky to explore and enjoy many of the cities luxury accommodation options on our various trips to Thailand and we have now curated what we feel are the best of the best that suit various different types of luxury traveller which we have presented below.
A brand and hotel that needs no introduction is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the historical Charoenkrung district lies is the cities number one hotel. With 4.5 staff to each and every guest, nine restaurants a spa (which you romantically need to take a boat across the river to get too) an entire team of pastry chefs, a flower team, butlers, the list goes on. In fact over 1000 stay keep this hotel ticking over each day making it the pinnacle of luxury hospitality.
Ideal for – The absolute luxury traveler where money is no object and a guaranteed luxury experience is your goal.
Address – 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Web – www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/
One of the newer offerings in Bangkok the W Hotel brand in Bangkok’s Sathorn business district has it finger most definitely on the pulse. “Casual luxury” is at the heart of this brand and it works flawlessly. Cuttinga edge technology and little surprise finishing touches keep the rooms a cut above the competition, whilst the bar is jumping in the evening giving the hotel a fun and funky approach to luxury accommodation. We loved every minute of our time at the W and we know you will too!
Ideal for – The luxury traveller who likes to be at the cutting edge. Forget suit and shirt, think shorts and flip-flops.
Address – North Sathorn Road, 106 ถนน สีลม Silom, Bangkok,
Web – whotelbangkok.com
Tucked away down a small soi in the uber trendy area of Phrom Phong is the luxurious boutique Cobathan Hotel. Cosy in style and service, you feel like you have arrived into a bygone era of art deco opulence.
With just a tiny number of rooms to it’s name, library, drawing room, restaurant and roof-top pool that feels like something out of an Agatha Christie novel it’s hard to believe this place is right in the heart of the city centre and because of its complete charm it is one of TLE’s favourite recommendations to stay at.
Ideal for – The traveller who likes to relax and find that luxury spot few people know about; this is a hidden gem.
Address – 14/29 Soi Sukhumvit 45, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Bangkok 10110
Web – cabochonhotel.com
Centara Grand At Central World
For the luxury traveler that likes it all laid on and a super convenient post-code to boot, then the Centara Grand at Central World is the place for you. Big and ballsey this hotel has everything you need for complete relaxation. If you are staying make sure you visit the spa and no stay is complete without dinner at Red Sky and a cocktail to finish the night off – talk about a good view!
Ideal for – The traveller who likes to know what to expect before they arrive – this is traditional luxury where nothing is left to chance.
Address – 4,4 / 1-2,4 / 4, Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Web – centarahotelsresorts.com/cgcw/