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Best hotels in Bangkok: Five star luxury and budget breaks

Best hotels in Bangkok: Five star luxury and budget breaks

Bangkok’s sweet mix of temples and tuk-tuks, long-tails and night markets, skyscrapers and rooftop bars make it one of the most exciting cities in the world to travel to. Like the splendid Chao Phraya River, creativity flows through The Big Mango and you’ll find a huge range of fantastic – and excellent value – boutique, design and luxury hotels in the city.

The choice can be overwhelming, but having lived in Thailand and stayed in dozens of hotels across the capital, I give you my pick of the best places to base yourself for a memorable stay. From luxurious spas to bedroom balconies overlooking stunning river views, learn about the best of the best when travelling to Thailand’s capital. From authentic Asian art to cuisines that are thoughtfully designed to make your taste buds dance, these are the best places to stay whilst travelling to Bangkok for business trips, pleasure and more.

The best hotels in Bangkok are:

Neighbourhood: Riverside

Some of literature’s most respected names have spent time at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

(Mandarin Oriental Bangkok)

Polished white-gloved service, elegant interiors, a riverside location plus 140 years of history combine to make this one of the classiest hotels in Asia. The original Author’s Wing hosted the likes of Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward and Graham Greene and retains many of its authentic 19th-century features, such as intricately patterned arch windows and the romantic imperial staircase. Elsewhere, there’s the wonderful Oriental Spa, two-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Normandie and the jazz and animal print-festooned Bamboo Bar. Formal and fabulous, without ever feeling fusty.