Bangkok is a bustling, energy-consuming, down right crazy place to visit! You’re going to need a decent place to stay and a base to explore from. Plus air con and a roof top pool never hurt anyone! (it’s going to be hot in Bangkok, seriously hot). Here’s our pick of the top 7 places to stay in Bangkok:
*prices are per person per night
SMACK BANG in the heart of the Khao San Road! If you’re a backpacker, this is where you want to be . Top Inn is safe and simple, clean and comfortable. The rooms are newly-renovated with private bathrooms and air con (essential on a hangover). You can chill out on the rooftop sundeck or head out to the buzzing bars a stone’s throw away.
Price: from $20 for a single room and from $13 for a twin/double room. BARGAIN!
Another CORKER on the Khao San Road right in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, is the Buddy Lodge. This hotel is excellent value for money with clean, spacious rooms, wooden floors, balconies, en suites, fridges, air con and free WI-FI (an essential. obviously.) But it doesn’t stop there! Get out of the scorching mid-day heat and hit the rooftop pool, the ultimate oasis.
Price: from $69 for a single room and from $34 for a twin/double room. (Price includes breakfast. Yum.)
3.Lub D Siam Square
This is a little more glampacker, a super-cool budget option next to the National Stadium. It has everything on its doorstep from bars to bazaars and shops to stalls. Take your pick from airy four-bed deluxe dorms and ladies-only dorms to private rooms with queen-sized beds and en suites. Check out the indoor theater or chill out in the courtyard. Nice.
Price: from $16 for a dorm room and from $20 for a twin/double room. One of our top sellers Ooh!
3.The Rembrandt Hotel
This one’s a beauty! Rootop pool and bar. Need we say more. The Rembrandt is off the cosmopolitan Sukhumt Road, it’s a classy inner-city sanctuary. The rooms are elegant with plush suites, huge windows, downy king-sized beds. There’s a spa, five, yes FIVE award-winning restaurants and two bars. Sounds like heaven!
Price: from $64 for a single room and from $32 for a twin/double room.
4.Buddy Boutique Inn
Want to party the night away on the Khao San road but don’t want go back to backpacker basics? Well here’s your answer, head to this glam little boutique hideaway. All rooms are little air con sanctuaries with air con, a fridge, free wi-fi and LCD TV’s. Just around the corner from Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho temples!
Price: from $39 for a single room and from $20 for a twin/double room.
5.Baan Chart Hotel
Sleek and seriously stylish just a beat away from Khao San Road. Baan Chart Hotel has beautifully designed en suite rooms. Visit nearby Grand Palace, take a dip and chill out on the rooftop pool or massage away the hangover at the luxurious spa.
Price: from $70 for a single room and from $35 for a twin/double room
Where old world Shanghai romance meets new world chic. Get ready to be amazed by what’s inside. Welcome drink in hand, head for your plush room, decked out in stunning Chinese decor. Enjoy the free tuk tuk service to Bangkok’s major attractions. Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks in the atrium three times a week!
Price: from $84 for a single room and from $42 twin/double room
7.Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
Pure indulgence. Hotels don’t get slicker than this… with a sauna, spa and jacuzzi you’re in for a treat! Siam@siam is centrally located, just five minutes from the Skytrain, the rooms are huge, strikingly decorated with high ceilings and large bay windows to the frame the lights of Bangkok. Apparently the cocktails are to die for!
Price: fr £90 for a single room and fr £45 twin/double room