Though there are an outrageous number of budget hostels populating the streets of Bangkok, cheap eateries and $3 massages, the metropolitan city also caters to those wanting a more lavish and luxurious vacation. But how can you possibly figure out which of the many luxury hotels in Bangkok is the best? Lucky for you, we did all the research, tested out a few places, and sipped a few cocktails to narrow down the search for the three best luxury hotels in Bangkok!
There is no doubt about it that these three luxury hotels in Bangkok will help you experience the best of Bangkok while feeling like royalty throughout your stay! So go ahead, take your pick and spoil yourself already, you deserve it!
1. Amari Watergate Bangkok
If you’re looking for the best of the best of luxury hotels in Bangkok, then Amari Watergate is the place you need to be. Amari has and is near anything you could ever want! Located in the heart of the shopping mecca of Bangkok, Amari is a shopper’s paradise because it’s seconds away from the famous luxury malls, Central World, the outdoor markets, Pratunam Market and the wholesale malls, Platinum Fashion Mall. In case you want to explore Bangkok a little bit further you can also hop on the BTS Train, which is just minutes away from the hotel.
If shopping isn’t your thing, take advantage of nearby golf or the on-site spa, pool, or fitness center. Jacuzzis, steam baths, and squash courts are only a few of the amenities for you to relish in the fitness center. You can also workout with group fitness classes or a personal trainer if you don’t want to work out on your own. Pampering yourself is easy with the many indulging treatments and relaxing massages offered at Breeze Spa. You’ll feel like a whole new person! After all, your comfort and hospitality is Amari’s number one priority.
When it comes to food and dining, Amari easily beats the competition with their new Amaya Food Gallery. Most luxury hotels in Bangkok offer the typical international buffet while Amari spices up the classic buffet experience by serving Asian and international cuisine market style with live cooking stations. It’s like walking through a Bangkok street food market, but with fancier decor :) Each station is not only equipped with chefs, but they are also themed based on the type of cuisine. Thai, Indian, and Italian are just a few of the options you’ll have at the Amaya Food Gallery. The hip and contemporary dining environment is truly a sight to see and a taste for your tastebuds. Foodies will definitely fall in love.
Other dining options at Amari Watergate include the relaxing street side cafe, Cascade, and of course the Pool Bar where you can grab your favorite drink while soaking up the sun near the pool. Room service is also available around the clock. Whichever you choose, just know Amari Watergate will never leave you hungry or your taste buds dissatisfied!
Bringing kids with you? No worries, Amari not only welcomes them with open arms and a warm smile, but will make them feel like royalty too! With the kids recognition program all kids under 12 get a cute Amari teddy bear, child-sized slippers and bathrobes! At Amari families can feel welcomed and at home!
Being the best in services and providing a great environment, Amari Watergate is difficult to fault. When it comes to the best luxury hotels in Bangkok, you’re not going to find a better one than Amari Watergate.
Insider Tip: For the ultimate luxury experience, we highly recommend taking it one step further by staying in one of the executive suites which give you free access to the 32nd floor executive lounge.
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2. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Thailand’s very first hotel is known for its style, service, and excellence, which secures its spot as one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. With a staff who calls you by name and leaves inspirational quotes in your room daily, this timeless hotel is sure to provide you with a tranquil experience in the middle of the capital city.
For your convenience, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok operates regular boat service to different places across the river. Tennis, swimming, and fitness classes are just a few of the wellness activities you can indulge in at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. With a spa voted among the best in the world, you can be sure you’ll leave refreshed and rejuvenated.
Being home to nine premier restaurants and bars is another reason why Mandarin Oriental is one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. No matter what you’re craving, this hotel has something for you. From French to Thai to seafood to Italian to pastries and much more, there is a place for you to be spoiled at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Feel the breeze coming off the river as you get a taste of the delicious breakfast served at the Riverside Terrace. The coffee served here will put all other hotel coffee to shame.
With each room having its own unique character, you can be sure you’ll have a once in a lifetime stay as you relax in your room gazing at the river. Teak wood and Thai silk elegantly adorn the rooms as you enjoy luxuries like a bedside button for your own private butler and a daily fruit platter. The tropical fruits on the platter will change daily, but if you only eat a certain fruit from the bowl, you’ll probably get a double portion of it the next day!
If you’re bringing kiddos with you, they are sure to be entertained at Sanook Sanook Kids Club with a variety of arts & crafts, games, and activities. And for you, make sure to check out the Thai cooking classes and culture classes, as well as The Oriental Boutique for your shopping pleasure. Finalize your adventure with a trip to The Oriental Arcade where you can experience the best in extravagance, fashion, art, and lifestyle.
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3. Hotel Muse Bangkok
Previously called a MUST when in Bangkok, Hotel Muse is a boutique hotel topping the list of best luxury hotels in Bangkok that will take you back to the 1920’s with its style and sophistication. You can take advantage of the on-site swimming pool, fitness center, and tanning salon, or you can golf and play other sports nearby. Improve your chef skills by taking a Thai cooking class, and after the sun sets it’s time for you to hit the on-site nightclub and rooftop bar!
The breathtaking atmosphere and live opera performances are sure to make a lasting impression. One place you don’t want to miss is Babette’s The Steakhouse. The modern Art Deco designed restaurant sits against the city backdrop, giving you unparalleled views. The other bars and restaurants, from Italian to comfort foods, are sure to give you a great mix of Asian and internationally inspired dishes. From wet bars to wine bars, you’ll never get thirsty here :)
Boasting artistic furniture, your room will have a great interaction of European signatures and Asian themes. Perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing, all bathrooms have deep soaking tubs for you to let the stress of the day melt away. Thirsty in your room? You have an in-room bar for that!
Hotel Muse Bangkok’s luxurious details will complement your stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. Depending on your style, upgrade to a larger room, or even get packages that include wine and pillows personally embroidered with your name for you to keep! You’ll be very close to activities happening throughout the city like concerts and sporting events, so don’t forget to check those out.
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These hotels have grandeur written all over them, and are the best of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. In great locations with wide varieties of services and restaurants, you are sure to have the time of your life on this adventure. Whichever luxury hotel you choose to stay in from this list, we can guarantee you are in for a treat! The best of Bangkok awaits you :)
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Blair Lewis says
Having lived in Bangkok for over 20 years the only hotel I would include in my top 3 is the Mandarin Oriental which I have stayed in. I have also stayed in the boutique Hotel Muse, which is part of the Accor Group, and although it’s a very nice hotel there are much more luxurious hotels within the group such as the Sofitel on Sukumvit Road, or the Sofitel So on Sathorn Road. Amari Watergate is a nice hotel, but again would not have it in my top 3. The Kempinski, Peninsula, Okura, St. Regis and the new Waldorf Astoria are all 5 star and very luxurious hotels.
Michael Shane says
The Siam Hotel should definitely be at the top of this list. Its ultimate luxury in a setting unlike any other.
You make a good point :) The Siam Hotel is definitely near the top of the list of best luxury hotels in Bangkok, but all things considered we decided those topped our list. Thanks for bringing that one up!