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Bangkok, capital of Thailand, is one of world’s most interesting cities, known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. The metro city, home to 8 million people or 12.6% of the country’s population, is visited by millions of tourists every year. Bangkok’s multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife. Bangkok is home to some of the greatest luxury hotels in the world, frequented by jet-setters and celebrities. Now, without wasting any time, let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels in Bangkok.
10. The Peninsula, Bangkok
Situated along the banks of Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok is a 45 minutes drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The hotel consists of 367 guest rooms and suites featuring Thai teal floors and sensuous silk furnishings. Dining options include The Lobby which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy fine Cantonese cuisine for lunch and dinner in stylish setting at Mei Jiang Restaurant. Thiptara Restaurant features authentic Thai dishes for dinner in an ancient Thai style decoration with river views. River Café and Terrace serves international cuisine while The River Bar offers an impressive drink list. Guests enjoy hotel’s facilities such as spa, sauna and business center. In addition, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre are also available.
Website: The Peninsula, Bangkok
9. Rosewood, Bangkok
Reshaping Bangkok’s skyline, Rosewood Bangkok is a 30-story, visually stunning, vertical architectural marvel. The hotel is located just 601 metres from Central Embassy and Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 28 kilometres away from the hotel. Rosewood Bangkok consists of 158 guest rooms and suites featuring city views. Lakorn European Brasserie features a casually chic ambiance with a focus on seasonal culinary flavors from Europe and Thailand while G&O is an upscale café that offers a variety of healthy dishes with an emphasis on organic and natural ingredients. Nan Bei’s cuisine is inspired by culinary specialities of the North and South China regions and Lennon’s is a stylish bar with panoramic views of Bangkok’s glittering skyline. An outdoor swimming pool, Sense Spa and a fitness studio are present at the hotel.
Website: Rosewood, Bangkok
8. Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surowongse
Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surowongse is located on Surowong Road and is 19.5 miles (31 kilometres approximately) away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The hotel features 303 guest rooms and suites with décor merging the traditional and contemporary. Praya Kitchen offers a unique buffet restaurant concept and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lobby Lounge is where one can enjoy a drink complemented by snacks and light meals while Yao restaurant is a rooftop restaurant located in the 32nd floor serving both traditional and innovative Chinese cuisine. Yao Rooftop Bar features chic, Chinese-influenced décor and a new menu, including Dim Sum selections with refreshing mocktails. Facilities include the Quan Spa which has a comprehensive menu of treatments that blend the traditions of Thailand with modern therapies for total serenity, a 24/7 fitness centre and an outdoor infinity swimming pool.
7. Capella, Bangkok
With panoramic views of the majestic Chao Phraya River, Capella Bangkok is a gateway to the eternal beauty of nature, and the urban oasis of the city. 101 rooms, suites and villas each offer a different perspective of the beauty outside, with unobstructed views of the river. Côte by Mauro Colagreco is a sophisticated, serene and welcoming Riviera-inspired dining experience. Phra Nakhon is a sun-washed conservatory nestled in a lush garden by the river’s edge while Stella serves crafted cocktails and bespoke patisserie. Tea Lounge offers high teas with river views. Among the various facilities are a shared lounge, a garden, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. The wellness area at the accommodations consists of a hammam, a hot tub and a sauna.
Website: Capella, Bangkok
6. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok sits beside the scenic Chao Phraya River. This iconic hotel is located in Bang Rak and is situated 34 kilometres away from the hotel. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok consists of 393 guest rooms and suites that combine elegant Thai style with seductive modern touches. Guests can enjoy beautiful river views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The iconic hotel also boasts 10 different dining options all located within this city-resort. The Oriental Spa provides relaxing massage treatments, hot tubs and herbal scrubs. For a refreshing workout, guests can exercise with a personal trainer at the gym or enjoy a game of tennis and Thai boxing. Two outdoor swimming pools and The Oriental Boutique carrying beautifully crafted items, exclusive gifts and souvenirs are also available at the hotel.
Website: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
5. The St. Regis, Bangkok
The St. Regis Bangkok, an icon of elegance, is located on Rajadamri Road in the commercial district of Bangkok. Using warm colors, each of the 228 spacious guest room and suites is decorated with stylish rugs, Thai artwork and polished wooden flooring. The St. Regis Bangkok offers unobstructed views of the city skyline and the greenery of The Royal Bangkok Sports Club. IGNIV Bangkok is all about a unique fine dining sharing experience, and VIU restaurant serves International cuisine creations with spectacular views overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports
Club and the Bangkok skyline. Other dining options include afternoon tea at The Drawing Room, vintage wines at Decanter, champagne at The St. Regis Bar and light refreshments at the Pool Bar. After swimming laps at the outdoor pool, guests can visit the well-equipped gym with its personal trainers. Facilities also include Clinique La Prairie Esthetics & Medical Spa.
Website: The St. Regis, Bangkok
4. Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok
Located in the bustling downtown area of Bangkok, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is in the r city’s Central Business District. Lumphini Park is streets away, and within 25 minutes of Wat Phra, Wat Arun, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The hotel consists of 171 guest rooms and suites featuring bronze accents and high ceilings and has floor-to-ceiling windows. There are 6 dining outlets at the property, including Bull & Bear in which guests can taste delectable steaks and seafood while enjoying views of Bangkok City from the 55th floor, and Peacock Alley serving homemade pastries, afternoon tea and light meals. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy pampering treatment at Waldorf Spa which comes with three private treatment rooms and specializes in traditional Thai massage. The open-air temperature-controlled infinity swimming pool has private cabanas while the fitness center stays open for 24-hours.
Website: Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok
3. The Siam, Bangkok
Located along the city side of Chao Phraya River, The Siam Bangkok is approximately 35 kilometres away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The 3-acre property consists of just 39 suites and is designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley. This property is more like a resort, different from the larger skyscraper hotel present in the city. Set within a cluster of three Thai teak wood houses, Chon Thai Restaurant offers delicious Thai cuisine. Other dining options include Deco Bar & Bistro. Inspired by the jazzy ambiance combined with black and white interiors, it serves international cuisines, as well as cocktails and a great selection of wine. Guests can work out at the well-equipped fitness center, relax at the spa or curl up with a book at the library. The hotel also houses an outdoor swimming pool.
Website: The Siam, Bangkok
2. Park Hyatt, Bangkok
Park Hyatt, Bangkok is located just 100 metres from the Central Embassy. The hotel is 28 kilometres from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Park Hyatt Bangkok houses 222 luxurious rooms, including 32 suites, featuring unobstructed views of the capital. Starting at 48 square meters, the entry-level rooms rank among the largest in the city. Penthouse Bar + Grill is a 4 floor establishment inspired by the classic bars and restaurants of New York, The Park Café serves specialty coffee and a selection of beverages, Le Petit Chef serves a five-course dinner with wine pairings, Embassy Room offers classic recipes with modern European flavours, The Living Room invites diners to unwind with international and Thai comfort food as well as loose-leaf tea and barista-made coffee and The Bar offers wine, craft beer on tap or signature cocktail and a selection of tapas. An infinity, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa are available at the hotel.
Website: Park Hyatt, Bangkok
1. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is situated at a distance of 36 kilometres from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The hotel, located on Charoen Krung Road, is surrounded by galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. The 299 guest rooms and suites offer courtyard or river views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Yu Ting Yuan serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a dramatic ambience, Brasserie Palmier is a riverfront French Brasserie, serving brasserie classics alongside a variety of fish and seafood dishes, Riva Del Fiume Ristorante is run by Executive Chef Andrea Accordi and his team and offers Italian dishes, BKK Social Club serves bespoke cocktails, craft spirits and the finest cigars in a stylish, sociable ambience that echoes the legendary glamour and lifestyle of Buenos Aires and The Lounge has open views and indoor-outdoor seating that combine to create a social and engaging space for everything from impromptu get-togethers to sumptuous afternoon tea. Unwind by the two riverfront infinity swimming pools with sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River or burn your calories in the fitness centre featuring a 30-metre lap pool. Spa, Wellness centre, Hair Salon, Barbershop, Nail Bar and a Kids’ Club are present at the hotel.
Featured image by Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
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