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Suites and Lobbies has a lot of experience with Luxury hotels in Bangkok, and here are the top 5 luxury hotels in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Located off the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is an icon in the city of Bangkok. Tucked away from the heart of the busy Sukhumvit district, the hotel has beautiful views of the river, the serenity of close proximity to Wat Pho.
Opposite the hotel is the new Icon Siam, a massive shopping mall in a city of epic shopping malls. Nearby is the Shangri-la hotel and the Hilton
Of note, an iconic film about young foreigners who get unwittingly tangled up in a drug smuggling operation (Brokedown Palace) was filmed at the swimming pool of the Mandarin Oriental seen as the pinnacle of luxury.
The Mandarin’s restaurant, the Michelin starred Le Normandie has held and maintained its two-star iconic status on the top floor of the restaurant overlooking the river. Lunch starts at $100, dinner about twice that. Desserts, including tableside flambe, are available for about $20.
Banyan Tree Bangkok
Offering a modern, cosmopolitan and yet distinctly Thai design, the Banyan Tree Bangkok towers over Lumpini Park. Outdoor rooftop dining allows guests and visitors to take the city over dinner or cocktails. And the rooftop bar really should not be missed. One feature that makes it one of the only in Bangkok to do this, are cutouts that place guests extended from the rest of the building high above the city, it’s both breathtaking and terrifying.
Teak wood interiors blend seamlessly with modern desk lamps. Design lattice walls make way for modern amenities. The Banyan Tree Bangkok has exhibited a masterclass on what it is to be both Thai and modern. The hotel offers a truly cosmopolitan experience without losing its roots (pardon the pun.)
The hotel is located near the important Embassy district and connected to some of the best restaurants in the city. The property also represents one of the best values in the city, typically available for around $150-200/nt.
The Siam (Bangkok)
When you look back on your life and think of the perfect luxury hotel, you’ll think of The Siam. On the north edge of busy Bangkok, The Siam is close to the Royal Palace and backpacker haunt Khao San Road.
Distinctly different from the backpacker headquarters of the world, the Siam offers a Riverside Pool Villa with privacy and taste. Breakfast in bed, butler service, and complimentary cruises on the hotel’s private ship provide the feel of royalty in the capital.
This award-winning hotel feels like the Bangkok of old with all of the amenities of a modern property. Stunning, exquisite design feels every bit as luxurious as it looks.
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Hyatt fans waited 30 years for a second property in Bangkok and it was worth the wait. One of my favorites (which is high praise consider I’ve stayed in more than 20 high-end hotels in the city), the Park Hyatt has so many exquisite advantages.
Fine dining options in the hotel begin with breakfast, complimentary of Hyatt Globalists, white linen service on gold rimmed china complement excellent service. Fresh-pressed juices, made-to-order eggs, an expansive buffet or menu service are a great way to start the day with 20 foot glass windows offering a glimpse of the infinity pool.
The hotel also offers butler service with staff that will draw guests a bath, press clothes and shine shoes for a start.
The outdoor pool is sensational with service for guests, a zero-entry section for junior swimmers. Their parents can work on their tan enhanced by the reflective windows from the curved hotel tower.
In the evening, guests should be sure to make their way to the very top floors. A New York-inspired steakhouse is at the top with a rooftop bar host to excellent cocktails and some of the most stunning views of the city.
The newest entrant to the robust luxury hotel scene is the Waldorf-Astoria Bangkok, a first for the brand in the city. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s Siam district, the Waldorf-Astoria embraces western luxury while blending inspiration from its eastern hosts.
The property has both a Thai restaurant and an elaborate afternoon tea service in the Peacock lounge.
Views from its open deck pool include Central mall (a ridiculously large shopping center) and the famous Royal Bangkok Sports Club which offers a driving range, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and even horse racing – right in the middle of the city.
Rooms start at $220 or 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night, suites are available for more.
Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Bangkok
There will always be more properties to add to this list, and there were already some that we had to exclude certainly worthy of the criteria we used to create it. What makes these properties so great are their dedication to service, refinement, and taste that excel them above and beyond the rest. Check out our other hotel guides for Bangkok for alternatives.