Boutique Hotels in Bangkok

The top 10 boutique hotels with unique and stylish interiors in Bangkok


For many travelers, a hotel is more than a place to sleep and drop luggage, it has to be an attraction in itself. That means distinctive and perhaps even more intimate spaces not found anywhere else, and Bangkok has quite a few. Many of the city’s traditional and historical homes are now boutique hotels, some maintaining their Thai heritage, and others adapting a contemporary style. If you’re looking for boutique accommodation, these are your choices:

    Chakrabongse Villas Hotel, Bangkok

  • 1. Chakrabongse Villas
  • The former home of Prince Chakrabongse, built in the early 1900s, was the first boutique hotel in the city when it opened its doors in 1998. Standing on the waterfront, across from the iconic Wat Arun, it has Thai-style suites and a verdant tropical garden.

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    Baan Vajra Hotel, Bangkok

  • 2. Baan Vajra
  • A nobel residence was turned into a colonial-style boutique hotel mixing antiques and contemporary design. It includes a garden with a centuries-old bodhi tree, further making it one of the city’s most romantic hotels.

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    Ariyasom Villa Hotel, Bangkok

  • 3. Ariyasom Villa
  • This family-owned boutique hotel was built around a 1940s villa. It’s meant to be a peaceful oasis in the city, with a relaxing garden with swimming pool, a pampering spa, an organic restaurant, an elegant library with local artwork, and two dozen rooms decorated with warm colors.

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    The Siam Hotel, Bangkok

  • 4. The Siam
  • Contemporary design blends with Art Deco at this small hotel opened in 2012 with just 39 tastefully-decorated suites and villas. Set amidst three acres of lush gardens by the river, it has an outdoor pool, a spa, and a romantic restaurant in teak wood houses.

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    Nanda Heritage Hotel, Bangkok

  • 5. Nanda Heritage Hotel
  • It’s in the Old Town and features traditional Thai elements throughout the interior, but this is a contemporary hotel. Parts of a historic European-style mansion that once stood nearby were incorporated into the modern building, including teak wood banisters and window frames. Rooms are minimalist, with custom-made teak furniture. A swimming pool and courtyard are the perfect escapes from the Bangkok heat.

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     Ob OonHotel, Bangkok

  • 6. Ob Oon
  • A boutique hotel that’s more like a private residence or guesthouse, this is a teal building with a vintage interior. Many of the pieces, such as the antique furniture and old medicine bottles, belonged to the owner’s grandmother, and are now scattered around the rooms. Those on the top floors have private balconies.

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    Siamotif Boutique Hotel, Bangkok

  • 7. Siamotif Boutique Hotel
  • Guaranteeing peace and quiet, this uniquely-designed, canalside hotel has colorful, Thai-style rooms in a wooden building. It’s one of the best value hotels in the city and one of the most authentic properties.

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    Shanghai Mansion Hotel, Bangkok

  • 8. Shanghai Mansion
  • A former Chinese opera house from 1892 was turned into a hotel mixing a Chinese and Thai décor, made up of brightly-colored silks and furniture. Despite the location on one of Chinatown’s busiest streets, it’s a tranquil place, with a good restaurant and jazz bar for when you need a break from the street food and bustling markets outside.

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    Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok

  • 9. Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok
  • With a superb location opposite the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), along the eastern bank of Chao Phraya River, this hotel features modern interiors, a fine restaurant and a rooftop bar. There are just fifteen rooms -- make sure you book one with a view of Wat Arun or of Wat Pho on the opposite side.

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    Inn a Day, Bangkok

  • 10. Inn a Day
  • A friendly staff welcomes you to this small hotel with quite an original décor. Located on the riverfront, it allows you to wake up to a view of Wat Arun, and is just a few feet from the must-see Wat Pho and Grand Palace.

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