10 Best Staycation Hotels in Bangkok You Must Try
Bangkok celebrates its 238rd birthday this year. As such a long-running happening city, Bangkok is surely packed with abundant attention-grabbing genres to explore that could actually keep you busy for several days. Let’s discover what Bangkok has on offer and plunge into the “Staycation” trend – where you check in to the city hotels and enjoy their premium services as a treat to yourself without making the effort of travelling outside the city.
THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK
The Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The hotel combines unrivalled levels of comfort and convenience with the warmth and charm always associated with genuine Thai hospitality.
All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers.
Delightful dining choices at Up & Above – the all-day dining venue, Michelin-starred restaurant Elements which is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu and the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, which has also received an award from Thailand’s best restaurant and the recognition from the Michelin Guide Bangkok.
Relax in the amazing 25-metre cantilevered pool; keep fit in the state-of-the-art fitness centre; find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa where the tranquil journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building which is situated at the heart of the city’s Central Business District on Wireless Road, close to the embassies of the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls and commercial districts. The hotel enjoys easy access to and from the city’s two international airports.
THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK
Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road,
Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
T. +66 (0) 2687 9000
F. +66 (0) 2687 9001
AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL
Overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel welcomes discerning global travellers with contemporary style, intuitive service and stunning views across Asia’s most dynamic city. From the rooftop bar and pool at the top of the 26-storey hotel, down to the lobby, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok is a place to relax and unwind, and a base from which to explore nearby neighbourhoods and popular tourist sites along the ‘River of Kings’.
All of the hotel’s 248 stylish guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city and river views and all elements are geared towards the promise of a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, along with extra conveniences. Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bathroom with a view, outfitted with a freestanding tub where guests can soak whilst taking in the everchanging river scene below and Bangkok’s glittering skyline.
SEEN Restaurant and Bar is a 1980s-meets-Art Deco, indoor-outdoor hotspot, where hypnotic background beats are spun by a roster of carefully selected jet-setting DJs. Fresh dishes are concocted from both internationally and locally sourced, organic produce by an innovative young Chef De Cuisine and a wide range of cocktails, wines and champagnes are curated by an award-winning Head Mixologist.
Contemporary, sleek and relaxed, AvaniSpa offers tailored experiences focusing on guests’ specific needs, such as the signature touch treatment: a soothing oil massage coupled with stretching techniques.
The hotel’s riverside location makes all of Bangkok’s attractions easily accessible. Shuttle boat services link to the BTS Skytrain at the central Saphan Taksin boat pier for swift connections to major commercial, shopping and entertainment districts. For those who prefer not to stray too far, adjoining the hotel is Riverside Plaza, which offers a variety of restaurants, bars and shops.
AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL
257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi,
Bangkok 10600 Thailand
ANANTARA RIVERSIDE BANGKOK RESORT
At Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Anantara’s ancient Sanskrit meaning, “without end”, is captured by the flow of timeless Chao Phraya River life, edging a spacious 11 acres of exotic grounds. Contemporary Thai design is re-imagined through backlit mirrored panels and etched inscriptions, and the warmth of solid makha wooden flooring is balanced by the softness of Thai silk.
Choose from 376 newly refurbished rooms, including 95 suites, each designed in exquisite Thai style, with scenic river or lush garden views that can be admired inside through floor to ceiling windows, and also from al fresco balconies.
There are 10 restaurants and bars dishing up culinary diversity. The Market and Riverside Terrace restaurants’ dining experiences provide guests with the finest waterfront dining locations beside the River of Kings. Replenish at Numero Uno with a coffee and freshly baked pastry which was made right on the premises, or the finest handmade chocolates. Sip sunset cocktails on the pier at Longtail Bar. Delve into exotic tastes from all over the world at Trader Vic’s, where unique dishes are cooked in Bangkok’s only wood-fired Chinese oven. The Japanese steakhouse Benihana delivers lively “eatertainment” with theatrical Teppanyaki and experience the Italian way of life in Brio’s Tuscan villa setting. A Manohra Dining Cruise invites guests to step aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge and cruises along the majestic River of Kings, savouring delectable Thai cuisine.
Experience sensual relaxation at Anantara Spa, where rituals can be shared side by side in a double suite with a large bathtub and a private garden courtyard featuring a rain shower and traditional sala.
The luxurious lifestyle choice showcases the resort’s riverside charms to the full and seems a world away from Bangkok’s bustling heart. Yet a complimentary shuttle boat service connects guests to the capital’s extensive sky train network, giving daily exploration a convenient appeal. Shop in world-class malls and uncover Bangkok’s art scene.
ANANTARA RIVERSIDE BANGKOK RESORT
257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road,
Thonburi, Bangkok 10600
T. +66 (0) 2476 0022
Set in contemporary architecture that seamlessly blends into the urban style to the historic era. Theatre Residence is a fullyfurnished Serviced Residence with open-air swimming pool, situated on the banks of Chao Phraya River where the charms of ordinary life along the river are like a bewitching spell of zephyrs and breeze emanating from the River.
Sunrise to sunset views of Chao Phraya river overlooking the Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Suites come with one living room and private bedroom directly on the river bank, the epitome of classic riverside living.
Theatre Restaurant offers front seat views to the famous landmarks of Chao Pharaya river. The terrace area is perfect for afternoon and sunset cocktails before dinner as the light changes on the famous landmarks along the main Chao Phraya river. Inspired by the life around Wat Rakang’s (The Temple of Bells) neighbourhood, The Theatre Cafe reflects on the local tastes serving single dishes and refreshments from coffee to seasonal fruit juices.
At dawn, hustling and busting street vendors eagerly set up along Bangkok’s oldest riverside market to sell their local street food favourites and unique treasures to indulge the shopping adventures for passersby. During all hours of the day, local commuters navigate the maze-like alleys leading up to the Wang Lang Pier, while the sight of the Grand Palace across the Chao Phraya River serves as a reminder of the grace and grandeur of Rattanakosin era.
69/4-8 Soi Wat Rakang, Arunarmarin rd.,
Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
T. +66 (0) 2848 9488
FB. Theatre Residence
PATHUMWAN PRINCESS HOTEL
At the heart of Bangkok’s famed shopping, entertainment and arts district, Pathumwan Princess Hotel towers magnificently above the city’s famed MBK Shopping Center, offering stylish comfort and personalized service that will suit both leisure and business travelers alike.
The hotel offers 455 elegant, fullyequipped rooms and suites in an impressive choice of sizes and styles. All are located between the 9th and 29th floors with most commanding glorious views over Bangkok’s
Pathumwan Princess Hotel’s fine dining options include CiTi BiSTRo, an all-day modern restaurant that features Bangkok’s best all-you-can-eat buffet dinner; Kongju Korean Restaurant, boasting a traditional BBQ as well as a wonderful selection of authentic Korean dishes; Terrazza, serving traditional Italian fare in a warm and inviting ambience.
There is a plethora of recreational and sporting activities available at the hotel’s Olympic Fitness Club, as well as a relaxing Club Lounge and fully equipped Business Center that enables business travelers to stay fully connected at all times.
The hotel thrives at the core of one of Asia’s most dynamic capitals, an exhilarating city that pulses with energy and creativity. Connected to MBK Center, just steps away from Siam Square and Siam Paragon, and just minutes from the iconic sky train network, Pathumwan Princess Hotel truly is Bangkok’s most connected place to stay.
PATHUMWAN PRINCESS HOTEL
444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road, Wangmai,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
T. +66 (0) 2216 3700
F. +66 (0) 2216 3730
X2 VIBE BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT
X2 Vibe creates youthful, trendy hotels which maintain a design focus and unique service style which sets the brand apart. Whether it is design or service, X2 Vibe executes new ideas, not for the sake of it, but to deliver a unique experience that is becoming so increasingly difficult to find across the travel industry.
The stylish and newly-built hotel consists of 145 rooms and suites for short visits as well as 121 serviced residences for longer stays. Each room is well prepared with everything a traveller needs.
4K CAFÉ & 4K BAR is a kind of community kitchen for guests and locals alike, here local food for local taste buds is served. That means you can rest assured you’re getting authentic Thai food with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. In fact, the kitchen serves various western dishes as well as comfort food with a range of wine and cocktails, or teas and coffees.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese spa, an Onsen is offered here. While Bangkok doesn’t have the geothermal capabilities to match Japan, the hotel does have the decor, and all the hot water you could possibly need. Sit back, close your eyes, and soak away your troubles and tension – and when you emerge, why not treat yourself to a massage from one of the qualified masseuses?
The hotel is situated only a few minutes’ walk to On Nut BTS Station. It is ideally located adjacent to main Bangkok business district, shopping malls, supermarket, BITEC, restaurants and bars. It also offers easy access to the highway and to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
X2 VIBE BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT
10, 20 Sukhumvit 52, Phra Khanong,
Klongtoey, Bangkok 10260 Thailand
T. +66 (0) 2331 9091
F. +66 (0) 2331 9092
NOVOTEL BANGKOK PLATINUM PRATUNAM
Check in to four-star comfort at familyfriendly Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam hotel in the heart of the fashion district where contemporary décor and calm feel make it perfect for unwinding after a long day.
With 288 well-designed rooms, the hotel provides you with modern room amenities. Each room comes with a private bathroom. It is equipped with hot-water showers and a hairdryer. To keep you connected, all rooms provide free Wi-Fi internet. On top of that, each room has a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee and tea facilities for your leisure. Plus, all 288 rooms offer electric safety box and smoke alarm in room for safety.
Try amazing food at The Square. It is a trendy and relaxing dining place located on the 6th floor. The restaurant offers the best International seafood dinner buffet in Bangkok. Also, the hotel has Platinum Modern Thai. This modern Thai restaurant offers fusion Thai food with the best city views. You can also enjoy live Thai Classical music here every evening. Located on the 9th floor, VIEW Rooftop Bar Bangkok is the iconic bar visibly stands out from as far away as Rachaprasong junction with unparalleled views of the Bangkok Skyline, relaxed beach club atmosphere, unique beats, delectable dishes and cocktails. VIEW Rooftop Bar Bangkok offers a wide variety of food, playfully blending different styles of cuisines from around the globe, highlighting dishes designed to share with others in a social scene.
Inbalance Massage by Novotel on the ninth Floor is a must-visit spot for serious spa and massage lovers! Within a comfortable 60 sqm space, you can select a wide variety of massage treatments to suit your needs ranging from 60 to 120 minutes long. Choose a traditional Thai massage to release tension, or go even further and experience the healing touch of a herbal compress massage.
Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is a shopper’s paradise located in the Pratunam fashion district on top of the renowned Platinum Fashion Mall. Other famous shopping destinations nearby include The Market, CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, Siam Square, MBK, Pantip Plaza and The Neon Night Bazaar. It is within walking distance from the Erawan Shrine (Four-Faced Buddha) and auspicious shrines in Ratchaprasong. BTS stations Siam and Chidlom, Airport Link Ratchaprarop station and Pratunam pier are minutes away.
NOVOTEL BANGKOK PLATINUM PRATUNAM
220 Petchaburi Rd, Ratchathewi, 10400
T. +66 (0) 2209 1700
F. +66 (0) 2160 7200
GLOW SUKHUMVIT 5
GLOW Sukhumvit 5 gets the modern traveller’s needs just right, with ease and convenience as guiding principles. Created for people who are ready for anything and seek fun, avant garde experiences, the spirited boutique solution of GLOW offers effortless simplicity with modern conveniences at a value price point that is comfortable for everyone.
Each of the 78 luxuriously designed guestrooms at GLOW Sukhumvit 5 offer modern comfort and include the five brand guarantees that GLOW Hotels & Resorts are known for: better than home bedding,
an excellent shower experience, free WiFi, a satisfying breakfast and fitness facilities. Enjoy all of these comforts of home and technology suited for the modern lifestyle –
private space, fitted to perfection.
Centro Cafe is a casual and convenient, modern design all-day dining restaurant that opens early for breakfast so the day can get started off right, remaining open for lunch and dinner. Buffet and a la carte options are available so family and friends can enjoy great food and refreshing drinks anytime of day.
Maintaining an inner GLOW and staying fresh on the road is easy. Guests can start the day early and hit the treadmill running, following up with a detox smoothie and cool down at the swimming pool. The gym is open 24 hours a day, if late night exercise is preferred. Guests can also revitalise each morning with a refreshing swim, or wind down with a cool dip at the end of a long day sightseeing in the sunshine. The pool area is a great place to unplug, relax and just let the world go by.
Not only will you enjoy the exciting action of Sukhumvit Road with its wide range of colourful street vendors, local shops, entertainment venues and unlimited choice of restaurants nearby, but you can easily walk one block to world-class medical care at Bumrungrad International Hospital. Rest assured at this internationally accredited multi-speciality facility and one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia.
GLOW SUKHUMVIT 5
24 Sukhumvit Soi 5, Bangkok, Thailand
T. +66 (0) 2255 8388
Metropole Bangkok offers a unique and inviting aesthetic alongside an unprecedented personalised serviced standard. Inspired by the Colonial architecture and the elegant Thai ‘Golden Age’, Metropole Bangkok offers a unique juxtaposition between classic and contemporary, to appeal to both international and domestic guests.
Enjoy a leisurely morning coffee in the comfort of your personal kitchen, or end the day unwinding in the deep tubs in your private bathroom. Within each guestroom, plush furnishings, contemporary decor and modern facilities will make anyone feel at home. All guestrooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi access and air-conditioning for comfort and convenience.
CHOW Café and Bar is the spot shaking up Thong Lor’s hang-out and dining scene. Located in the lobby of the Metropole Bangkok Hotel, CHOW’s is the place to eat 24/7 – breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or
after hours. Enjoy Asian fusion cuisine and creative signature cocktails served up against a backdrop of elegant Chinese-inspired décor. Chill, watch movies, play a game of pool, take in art, sip cocktails and just see and be seen at CHOW Café and Bar.
Guests can revitalise each day by swimming outdoors with the sunrise and hitting the treadmill running, while a detox and cool down by the pool after a long day – or escape to a blissful cold onsen or hot and
Situated in Thonglor, Bangkok’s wellknown upmarket district, the Metropole Bangkok is enveloped by a rich array of trendy dining and entertainment offerings. Its convenient location provides easy access to
Sukhumvit and Petchburi roads, as well as the expressway. Thonglor BTS skytrain is also only a 10-minute drive away.
Thonglor / New Petchaburi Road
2802, Bangkapi, Huaykwang
Bangkok 10310, Thailand
T. +66 (0) 2314 8555
WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT
The architect of Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 was inspired by the Post- Modern architecture which can be seen from the old houses and buildings in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, thus created Well Hotel Bangkok to portray the Classic Twist design harmonizing the old and the new with the touch of art deco. It is aimed to bring an exceptional hotel experience to the guests who appreciate classic design but do not want to compromise with the city location.
All rooms and suites are featured with mini-bar, personal electronic safety box, 46- inch smart TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and LAN cable in room and mobile device charging station. Each of the Executive Rooms and Executive Suites is fitted with a private exercise bike, Well Fit Box which provides Yoga and Stretching exercise equipment including yoga mat, yoga block, massage ball, exercise ball and resistance band and an electronic weight scale to accommodate fitness enthusiast and health loving travellers.
The Twist Bar & Bistro is located on the ground floor of Memory Wing. It is a perfect place where one can come with a special someone for an intimate dinner, or with friends just to hang out for a chat, delicious food and tasty drinks. The restaurant has a touch of Art Deco design with modern twist evoking the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties. Eat Well Café is an all- day dining featuring authentic Thai and delicious Asian fusion delights with fresh ingredients. The restaurant offers healthy menu and food therapy concept for those who seek healthy dining option Breakfast is also served here daily.
Indulge in the well-balanced lifestyle at Well Spa, Fitness Centre and rooftop salt swimming pool. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and leave the world behind. Well Spa offers 100% natural therapy with natural ingredients and essential oils in all treatments and massages. Custom blend massage oil will be prepared according to your condition or preference, freshly made, by well-trained therapists.
Located in the heart of Bangkok, Well Hotel Bangkok is situated on Sukhumvit 20 Road and within a walking distance from BTS Skytrain (Asok Station), MRT Subway (Sukhumvit Station), Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, The Emporium, The EmQuartier and Terminal 21 Mall. The hotel is very well connected as it provides easy access to different areas in Bangkok. Central Embassy Shopping Centre, MBK, Siam Paragon, Silom and Sathorn business districts, Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Chao Praya River are all accessible by BTS Skytrain.
Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travellers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for two. The fabulous stay/pay deal includes a 3-night stay in Superior room at THB 3,252, Deluxe room at THB 3,761 and Executive room at THB 4,286. This package also includes additional amenities to make a glorious weekend away such as daily buffet breakfast for a maximum two persons, complimentary 15-minutes Well Classic Partial Massage, credit voucher THB 500 at The Twist Bar & Bistro. Free room upgrade with late check- out until 4pm and so much more!
WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20
10 Sukhumvit 20 Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok
T. +66 (0) 2127 5995
F. +66 (0) 2127 5998