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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bangkok Hotels and
your reviews

You find the locations on this Bangkok Hotels Google Map and here you get the kmz-file for Google Earth.


Are you looking for the big, famous and luxurious hotels in Bangkok? Here you find reviews, organized by the districts of Bangkok, so you can choose your hotel near the places you want to visit. The indicated prices are for double rooms.


Bangrak บางรัก
Subdistricts: Maha Phruettharam มหาพฤฒาราม, Silom สีลม, Suriyawong สุริยวงศ์, Si Phraya สี่พระยา


Shangri-La Hotel: From 5500 Baht. 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road. According to the reviews on tripadvisor.com this hotel is fabulous, ohne of the best in Bangkok.

Krungthep Wing



Garden Suite


Riverside Lounge


Silom Village Inn 1300 Baht. 286 Silom Road. Don't expect any view from the room. Good reviews von tripadvisor.com and review by Lonely Planet


The Oriental: From USD 289 to USD 1200. 48 Oriental Avenue. The oldest hotel in Bangkok. Famous writers stayed here: Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham (he wrote here the "Siamese Fairy Tale"), Noel Coward, James Mitchener and John Le Carré. Read the history. "The only place to stay in Bangkok", says a reviewer on tripadvisor.com

Picture by The Oriental

Authors Wing



Afternoon tea in Authors Lounge


Authors lounge



Conrad Suite (named after Joseph Conrad)



Somerset Suite (named after Somerset Maugham)



The Pool



Lord Jim's



Bamboo Bar


Trinity Silom Hotel: From 2400 to 3200 Baht. 150 Soi Phiphat 2, (Naratiwas Soi 3 or Silom Soi 3) Silom Rd. A mall as well as a fitness centre belong to Trinity Complex. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Unico Grande Silom Hotel: From 2500 to 3700 Baht. 533 Silom Road. On the rooftop (20th floor), high above busy Silom Road, is the ‘Sky Garden’, the rooftop restaurant, and the swimming pool. only mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com



Chinatown/Samphanthawong สัมพันธวงศ

Chinatown Hotel: From 1390 Baht. 526 Yaowarat Road. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com.

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Grand Ville Hotel: From 1300 to 3000 Baht. 903 Mahachai Road. With pool on 24th floor. Kiang Faa Sky Lounge Restaurant on 24th floor. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com


Kiang Faa Sky Lounge Restaurant


White Orchid Hotel: From 930 to 1240 Baht. 409-421 Yaowarat Rd. Sky Garden Restaurant on 14th floor. Mixed reviews on travelfish.org
and tripadvisor.com. Picture here



Din Daeng ดินแดง

Siam Beverly Hotel: 188 Ratchadapisek Road, Huaykwang. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture by Ian Fuller
View from hotel across Rachadapisek Road


Khlong San คลองสาน
Subdistricts: Somdet Chao Phraya สมเด็จเจ้าพระยา, Bang Lamphu Lang บางลำพูล่าง, Khlong Ton Sai คลองต้นไทร

Anantara Bangkok Rivseride:
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The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel From 12000 to 120000 Baht. 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan. The 37-storey hotel was nominated "World's Best Hotel" in 2003 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Tripadvisor's users rated it as number one in Bangkok. The hotel has a shuttle boat, that crosses the Chao Phraya River every 10 minutes and drops you near Skytrain. "Ultimate luxury and service" means not only one review at tripadvisor.com.

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Picture by Rodney_F
Looking down from the 35th floor

Picture Dennis Wong

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Picture by Peninsula View from one of the rooms

Picture by Peninsula River Café & Terrace


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The Pool



Pathumwan ปทุมวัน
Subdistricts: Rong Mueang รองเมือง, Wang Mai วังใหม่, Lumphini ลุมพินี


Asia Hotel: From 1800 to 23000 Baht. 296 Phayathai Road, in front of
Ratchathewi Skytrain Station. 650 rooms. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Borarn House: From 85o to 1425 baht. 487/48 Soi Wattanasin Rajprarop Road. Quiet location.


Conrad Hotel: From 7000 to 27400 Baht. 87 Wireless Road, Phatumwan. The guest rooms and suites of the are furnished in a contemporary style of Thailand, with silk and wood. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com






The Pool


Four Seasons Hotel: From 10000 Baht. The hotel is situated around open courtyards, open your room door and you are outside. It has the citys best pool, means fodors.com
Ask for a high floor, if you don't want to have a blocked view by skytrain. Some construction work is going on around the hotel, so ask for rooms, where there is no noise from that. At the pool you hear this noise too. Excellent service according to reviews on tripadvisor.com

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Grand Hyatt Erawan: 494 Ratchadamri Road. Great, great, great according to the reviews on tripadvisor.com



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Montien Hotel: From 3800 to 25000 Baht. 54 Surawongse Road. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Pool at Montien Hotel

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View from Montien Hotel: Wat Hua Lumphong


Pathumwan House: From 1000 to 2100 Baht. 22 Soi Kasem San 1. Spacious rooms, also suites with two bedrooms and living room. Read review of Lonely Planet


Pathumwan Princess Hotel: From 3800 to 10800 Baht. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com

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Tarntawan Place - Gay friendly: From 2700 to 7500 Baht. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture by Toby Simkin



Phra Nakhon พระนคร
Subdistricts and historic places: Banglamphu บางลำพ, Khao San ถนนข้าวสาร, Rattanakosin รัตนโกสินทร์, Phra Borom Maharatcha Wang พระบรมมหาราชวัง, Wang Burapha Phirom วังบูรพาภิรมย์, Wat Ratchabophit วัดราชบพิธ, Samran Rat สำราญราษฎร์, San Chaopho Suea ศาลเจ้าพ่อเสือ, Sao Chingcha เสาชิงช้า, Bowonniwet บวรนิเวศ, Talat Yot ตลาดยอด, Chana Songkhram ชนะสงคราม, Ban Phan Thom บ้านพานถม, Bang Khun Phrom บางขุนพรหม, Wat Sam Phraya วัดสามพระยา


De Moc Hotel From 1600 to 2000 Baht. 78 Prajatipatai Rd. If you don't take a superior room, it may be, that your window looks out to a wall. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture by De Moc Hotel De Moc Pool


Navalai River Resort: From 2100 Bath. 45/1 Phra Athit Road. The best rooms with balconies towards Chao Phraya River. Many good restaurants around and pier for Chao Phraya River Express just in front of the hotel. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture marhas View from Navalai River Resort across Aquatini Restaurant, Phra Athit Pier and Chao Phraya River


New World Lodge Hotel: From 990 to 1760 Baht. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture by New World Lodge Hotel


Rajata Hotel: 1000 Bath. 46 Samsen Soi 6.


Novotel Siam Square: From 5300 to 10600 Baht. 392/44 Siam Square Soi 6 Rama I Road. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com

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Royal Hotel: From 1050 to 1550 Baht. There are rooms, where you have a stunning view to the Grand Palace. Guests love the pool. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com. Historical pictures you see on 2bangkok.com

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Sourire@Rattanakosin Island: From 1500 Bath. Quiet location in a side street, close to attractions, very good reviews on tripadvisor.com.

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Exekutive Room


Swissotel Nai Lert Park: 2 Witthayu Road. From 4800 to 87500 Baht. A five-story, low-rise hotel set in eight and a half acres of tropical trees and flowers, featuring a Thai-style canal and a majestic landscaped garden. Guests love the rainforest-like pool-area. "You don't think you are in a crowded city when you relax around this big pool", writes one guest on tripadvisor.com.








Trang Hotel: From 1400 Baht. 99/1 Wisutkasat Rd. Some renovation work is going on. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com


Viengtai Hotel: From 2000 to 5000 Baht. It can be noisy, if the room faces the street becaouse of the music in the area. Read reviews on tripadvisor.com




Ratchathewi ราชเทว์

Amari Watergate Hotel: From 3700 to 6000 Baht. 847 Petchburi Road. Good reviews in tripadvisor.com




Indra Regent Hotel: From 3200 to 11000 Baht. 120/126 Rajaprarop Road. Just average, not four stars following to the reviews on tripadvisor.com



Sathorn สาทร
Subdistricts: Thung Wat Don ทุ่งวัดดอน, Yan Nawa ยานนาวา, Thung Maha Mek ทุ่งมหาเมฆ


Banyan Tree Bangkok - Hidden Gem From 6200 to 22700 Baht. Open-air rooftop Vertigo Restaurant 61 floors above the streets (barbecued seafood). The Moon Bar is the highest al fresco bar in the Asia Pacific.




Vertigo Restaurant


Sathorn Grace: From 2549 Bath. 81/1 Soi 11, Sathorn Road. Serviced residence. One to two bedroom apartments. Great view from the pool. Reviews on tripadvisor.com are mixed.

Picture by Roberto Trombetta


The Metropolitan Bangkok: From US-D 50 to 2000. "Once the contemporary jazz and trip-hop tunes greet your ears in the towering atrium lobby, you will quickly appreciate this stylish urban getaway", says travelfish.org. "Great", "highly recommended" according to reviews on tripadvisor.com




Met Bar



Fashion in the Metropolitan Video:






The Sukothai: From 12000 to 86000 Baht. "Best luxury hotel in asia" following to one review on tripadvisor.com







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Pinnacle Lumpinee Hotel & Spa - Gay friendly From 1200 to 2100 Baht. 17 Soi Ngam Duphli, Rama 4. Some rooms new, others quite old. Photos and mixed reviews at tripadvisor.com



Thonburi ธนบุรี
Subdistricts: Wat Kanlaya วัดกัลยาน์, Hiranruchi หิรัญรูจี, Bang Yi Rue บางยี่เรือ, Bukkhalo บุคคโล, Talat Phlu ตลาดพลู, Dao Khanong ดาวคะนอง, Samre สำเหร่



Watthana วัฒนา์
Subdistricts: Khlong Toei Nuea คลองเตยเหนือ, Khlong Tan Nuea คลองตันเหนือ, Phra Khanong Nuea พระโขนงเหนือ


Bel-Aire Princess Hotel: From 3300 to 4200 Baht. 16 Sukhumvit Road Soi 5. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com






Best Western Bangkok Hiptique: From 1799 Bath. 42 Sukhumvit Soi 13. With rooftop pool. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com. Some guests feel not comfortable on the fact, that the reception is on the seventh floor, so you can go to the lower floors without passing the reception.

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Federal Hotel: From 1200 to 1500 Baht. 27 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11. Read review on tripadvisor.com


Fortuna Hotel:
From 1500 to 2500 Baht. 19 Soi 5, Sukhumvit Road. Traditional Thai Massage.


Golden Palace Hotel: From 1100 to 1350 Baht. 15 Soi Sukhumvit 1 Sukhumvit Rd. Not glorious but budget hotel, rooms towards street can be noisy according to review of Lonely Planet.


Landmark Hotel: From 240 to 520 USD. 138 Sukhumvit Road. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com, but they mention, that there are a lot of men with prostitutes in the hotel.


Le Fenix: From 1530 to 3230 Baht. 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Klong Toey. Budget design hotel with loud youngsters in their 20’s-30’s, interested in partying late. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com




Majestic Suites Hotel: From 1315 to 2050 Baht. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com, but be aware, that there are a lot of single men, taking women from Nana Plaza just around the corner into their rooms, as you can read in reviews on tripadvisor.com


Manhattan Hotel: From 2200 to 2400 Baht. Soi 15 Sukhumvit Rd. Quite critical reviews on tripadvisor.com


Miami Hotel: From 800 to 1000 Baht. Not good reviews von tripadvisor.com


Novotel Lotus: From 3200 to 5600 Baht. 1 Soi Daengudom Sukhumvit 33. Nice hotel, rooms a bit worn, say reviews on tripadvisor.com and they mention, that soi 33 is full of hoestss bars.


Rembrandt Hotel: From 2800 to 7000 Baht. 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18. Great hotel following to the reviews on tripadvisor.com




The Ambassador Hotel: From 65 to 200 USD. 171 Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com


Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel: From 5600 to 7500 Baht. 259 Sukhumvit Road. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Windsor Suites Hotel: From 89 to 600 USD. 8-10 Sukhumvit Soi 20. It has and older, cheaper and a newer part. The rooms from 14th floor upwards are nicer according to a review on tripadvisor.com. The breakfast you take on 32th floor with a good view of awaking Bangkok.


Suite Wing and Garden Wing




Airport Suvarnabhumi ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ

The Phoenix Hotel Bangkok: From 900 Bath. 88 Ladkrabang Soi 7. 70 rooms in two buildings. Shuttle Service between airport and hotel. Simple hotel in a quiet soi, but the coming and going of guests from the airport can cause some noise during your sleep according to reviews on tripadvisor.com.



See also:
Bangkok Boutique Hotels
Bangkok Guesthouses
Bangkok Homestays




Discover more in Bangkok:
Your Guide to Bangkok


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