Bangkok is a city where the old and the new collide and the result is fascinating. It also has some incredibly stylish hotels and offers excellent value for money. Staying in a boutique hotel doesn’t have to break the bank. I always prefer to stay in smaller hotels that have something unique about them. With that in mind, these are some of what I consider to be some of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok.

I tend to spend quite a bit of time in my room, especially in the middle of the day when the heat is unbearable. This is when I catch up and jot down thoughts about my day. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to find a space that I enjoy being in. I am not a fond ot soulless, functional rooms. Staying in a cool spot will also give you something to talk about when you get back home. Who doesn’t like to hear about an interesting place to stay?

Note: All the approximate prices below are in US dollars.

 

The best boutique hotels in Bangkok

 

Bangkok Publishing Residency

I love staying in hotels that have made the most of the old buildings and that’s exactly what they have done here. It took 7 years to convert and restore the 6 blocks of 1960’s shophouses and as the name implies, it was previously the home of a prominent publisher and his family.

The attractive lobby is filled with old magazines, antique printers and knickknacks that add a touch of authenticity. It has a retro feel but the rooms are well appointed with all the mod- cons you need including a Nespresso machine and Bluetooth speakers.

The hotel is in the old part of the city not far from the popular Khao San Road. It is an adults only establishment and has a firm policy not to accept children under the age of 15 years old. If it’s old world charm you are looking for then this is the perfect place for you.

  • Location: Lan Luang Road
  • Prices start at around $180 per night

 

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Shanghai Mansion

This hotel is one of my favourite places to stay in Bangkok. The building is about 70 years old and is in the heart of Chinatown. It has a chequered past and I am sure it could tell many interesting tales. Once upon a time, it was a house of ill repute while later it became the home of the Chinese opera.

The hotel has been fitted out in a 1930’s Chinese style. It’s absolutely gorgeous with spacious rooms that have paid attention to the details in keeping with the theme. Downstairs is a great bar that serves retro cocktails while you listen to live jazz. It is stylish and great value for money.

Special note: You can often get incredible deals at this hotel that will surprise you.

  • Location: L479-481 Yaowarat Rd
  • Prices start at around $110 per night

 

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Amdaeng 

This hotel’s by-line is “the most romantic hotel in Bangkok”. You can’t miss the red building, the colour of love, on the banks of the Chao Praya River. The interior is a mix of old and new décor items that successfully integrate to produce a charming old world feel. Many of the rooms have items of antique furniture and showers that are big enough for two.

All the rooms have balconies that offer stunning views of life on the river. Make the most of your room with a view and enjoy a romantic sundowner or two on your balcony. A rooftop terrace becomes a cocktail bar in the evenings and there is also a swimming pool to cool off in.

Speaking of cocktails, be sure to try their signature Amdaeng Expression, a slightly sweet rose pink cocktail or White Pearl that’s a combination of coconut and pineapple.

The NYE restaurant is the ideal place to have afternoon tea or enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at an alfresco table while you soak up the sights and sounds of the city.

With only 5 rooms you can be assured that your stay will be a memorable experience.

  • Location: 12/1 Chiangmai Road, Khwaeng Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
  • Prices start at around $114 per night

 

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Dream Hotel

If you prefer something that is a bit more hipster and funky then you will love the Dream Hotel on the popular Sukhumvit Road. Its rooms are glitzy, glamorous and super cool and all share an ice blue colour theme

Larger than the normal boutique hotel with 168 rooms and 26 suites doesn’t mean that you will have to compromise on what you would expect from a good hotel. All the rooms are fitted with a 42 inch TV that comes with free Hollywood movies on demand. The linen is high quality, crisp Egyptian cotton. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which makes posting those Instagram selfies easy. Don’t be surprised by the blue light that sneaks out from under the bed. Why’s it there? Well, you are supposed to be floating on a cloud so it’s an essential part of the illusion.

You can lounge at the rooftop pool and enjoy light snacks or an ice cream while you relax. If that doesn’t rock your boat cocktails are always available as well. Later you can dance the night away at the hotel’s nightclub.

  • Location: 10 Soi Sukhumvit 15, Watthana
  • Prices start at around $70 per night

 

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Sala Rattanakosin 

This is a charming riverside hotel with the most amazing views of Wat Arun that you could imagine. Some of the rooms even overlook Wat Po. This 4 storey renovated shophouse has been cleverly designed to take advantage of the panoramic views.

The interior is elegant and modern with hardwood floors, white linen and pale cream walls. The simplicity of the design is so that it does not detract from the main attraction across the river. The rooms all have a flat screen television, mini-bars and tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.

There is also a bar and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace. You can expect Thai regional specialities as well as some Western bistro-style dishes on the menu and one of the best views around.

  • Location: 39 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
  • Prices start at around $160 per night

 

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Praya Palazzo

Praya Palazzo is the only hotel to be awarded heritage status along the river. When you arrive you can be forgiven for thinking you are in a corner of Italy instead of bustling Bangkok.

The hotel was originally known as Ban Bang Yee Khan and was built in 1923 for a Thai-Chinese nobleman who handled Far East affairs for the king. Later it became a school and then stood empty for a number of years before it was bought and restored to its former glory in 2009.

While it’s not filled with antiques the furnishings have been carefully chosen and handcrafted to give an early 20th century feel to the interior. The result is a timeless elegance. The theme has been carried through to the garden as well with classic statues and a 15 m lap pool with a view.

The air-conditioned rooms offer flat-screen TVs, a DVD player and free WI-Fi. The bathrooms feature a rain shower, large bathtubs and designer toiletries.

At the restaurant, you can indulge in afternoon tea or enjoy a romantic meal on the terrace. If you get bored you can explore the library or enjoy the works in the small art gallery.

Praya Palazzo is centrally located not far from Khao San Road and the temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is also close to the Grand Palace and the beautiful Wat Po.

  • Location: 757 1 Somdej Prapinklao Soi 2
  • Prices start at around $114 per night

 

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Maduzi

Staying in a hotel where nothing is an inconvenience and whatever you need is taken care of without any fuss is my idea of an ideal stay. This is exactly what you will get at the stylish, classy Maduzi hotel, situated in the heart of Sukhumvit.

A big plus for me is that there are no specific hours that you have to check in. It’s a bonus when you arrive shattered from a long haul flight and all you want to do is clean up and sleep for a couple of hours. As long as they have advance warning of your plans they are happy to accommodate you.

The spacious rooms feature a coffee pod espresso machine, a spa bath, 42-inch flat screen TV, a work area and views of the city. The restaurant serves Provençale cuisine and there is a fabulous terrace where you can unwind at the end of your busy day.

The hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk to the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre.  It’s a 5 minute walk to Asok BTS station that will whizz you to wherever you need to be in the city or even the airport.

  • Location: 9/1 Ratchadaphisek Road (Corner of Sukhumvit Soi 16)
  • Prices start at around $105 per night

 

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Cabochon Hotel

The Cabochon is a gem that oozes charm and elegance. It’s a window to a bygone era to when life moved more slowly. The gracious heritage styled building is equipped with all the mod cons you expect from an upmarket hotel. It’s hard to believe that is was only built in 2012.

The bedrooms are light and airy with a desk and a large wardrobe. Some of the rooms even have a balcony. You can expect quality 300 thread count linen and a stylish bathroom. There is a flat screen TV, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities in the room as well.

You can cool off and relax at the rooftop pool, enjoy a cocktail on your balcony or a meal at the Thai Lao Yeh Restaurant which serves authentic regional Thai food. If you prefer something a bit lighter or enjoy tea, as I do, the Joy Luck Salon de Thé will not disappoint. Anyone who has read the Amy Tan book, the Joy Luck Club, will immediately realise that Salon was named after the mah-jong club in the novel. The décor is vintage and classy and is perfectly in keeping with the colonial feel. You won’t want to leave this little piece of heaven.

  • Location: 14, 29 Sukhumvit Rd
  • Prices start at around $180 per night

 

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Siam @ Siam Design Hotel

If you want something that is trendy and hip in the middle of the action then you need to look no further for a hotel. The hotel is packed full of quirky design elements and nothing is quite as it seems.

A rooftop bar and restaurant offer a great view of the city. The PH1 restaurant has the feel of a New York loft and you can pop in throughout the day for a meal. This hotel is bigger than most of the hotels I would usually stay in, but it still has a boutique feel to it. There are a number of different room and suite options to choose from and all of them have their own unique style. The rooms are all fitted with a minibar, an electric kettle and a TV with international channels.

The hotel prides itself on its commitment to environmental issues and much of the wood and metal used in the building have been recycled. That gets a big thumbs up from me!

It’s a few minutes to walk to the MBK Shopping Centre and the National Stadium BTS.

Top Tip: Book a room on a high floor of the hotel for the best views of the Bangkok Skyline.

  • Location: 865 Rama I Rd
  • Prices start at around $160 per night

 

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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan

Although not boutique in size the Muse is a design hotel with a boutique feel about it. There are 174 rooms and suites all opulently furnished. Polished wood glistens everywhere. The lobby has a 1920’s feel to it, a theme that is carried through to the Speakeasy Bar and cigar lounge on the 24th floor.

Deep leather armchairs and a lot of black marble complete the picture. The design was partially inspired by King Rama V who was instrumental in bringing modern design elements to Thailand.

The standard rooms are spacious with huge windows and dark wooden floors. Even the furniture is vintage in style. The television features international channels and there is also an iPod docking station in the room. Many of the bathrooms have free standing baths and a rain shower.

It is a short walk to the Chidlom BTS Skytrain station. It is about a 5 minute journey to Siam Paragon and MBK Shopping Centre.

  • Location: Ratchadaphisek , Sukhumvit 16
  • Prices start at around $170 per night

 

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I hope that among my selection of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok you have found something that you like. Please check the prices on both booking sites as deals often vary quite a bit and you just may find a fabulous bargain. Bangkok has an energy and charm about it like no other city I have visited and I am sure that you will enjoy your stay as much as I always do.

 

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