Where to Stay in Chinatown
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Bangkok Chinatown
Staying in Chinatown, like the riverside, gives you a unique perspective of Bangkok in transition. Concrete row-houses and modern buildings now replace what used to be two-storey wooden Chinese shop-houses. Most hotels and guesthouses in this area, however, retain some kind of Chinese identity, whether in the interior décor or retro-style furniture. And the best part of staying in Chinatown is food, from mouthwatering street fare to rare delicacies prepared according to secret family or imperial recipes.
South of Charoenkrung Road, Ratchawong Pier connects you to all the attractions along the two Chao Phraya riverbanks. A five minutes’ walk northeast of the Chinatown Gate brings you to the MRT Hua Lamphong Station, the terminal station that connects you to other areas in downtown Bangkok, the BTS Skytrain and beyond.Read More
- Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner
- Half-Day Cooking Lesson at Blue Elephant Cooking School
- Siam Niramit Show
- Calypso Cabaret Show
- Temples & City Tour
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple Tour
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Siam Niramit Show at the Grand Theatre with Dinner & Roundtrip Transfer
- Safari World Tour with Roundtrip Transfer
- Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha, Marble Temple & Gems Gallery Tour
Tired of living in one rectangular white box after another while on holidays? Check out Shanghai Mansion, a boutique hotel that transports you back to 1920s Shanghai through its atmospheric interiors that fuse European neoclassical elegance and traditional Chinese design accents. The four room categories evoke the splendour of imperial China, complete with the mod-cons of the 21st century. Rather than a swimming pool, the hotel features a courtyard-style indoor pond garden where you can enjoy relaxing moments with a cup of tea. Swing by Cotton Bar, one of Bangkok’s coziest hotel bars, for live jazz entertainment and refreshing cocktails. Read More...
This apartment-style hotel is ideal for those who need lots of storage space and stay connected to the internet on the go. Although the room size is rather compact, it is brightly lit and comes with a small, fully equipped kitchen and lots of storage space. Housekeeping service extends to dish washing, although you probably don’t have much need to use the kitchen as food is readily available just outside your hotel’s doorstep. The rooftop snack bar offers a relaxing escape from the bustle of surrounding streets. From the hotel, the MRT Hua Lamphong Station is 5-10 minutes on foot. Read More...
One of a few high-rise hotels in Chinatown, Grande Ville Bangkok features 220 rooms and suites decked out in a moderate style reminiscent of 1970’s Bangkok. A big highlight is the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a selection of international dishes and cocktails amidst a panoramic backdrop of the city. The main restaurant serves Thai cuisine and features live music entertainment. There’s also a rooftop Jacuzzi pool, small fitness room and a pool bar for your recreational needs. Read More...
Set on the opposite end of the Chinatown Gate, slightly north of Pahurat Textile Market, this 120-room hotel is a short taxi ride away from all the historic temples and attractions in Old Bangkok. The interiors exude a contemporary vibe, with a black-and-white colour scheme punctuated by splashes of red, orange and yellow. Rooms offer city views from 3rd floor up, and Wi-Fi internet connections are available (with charge) in all rooms. The 24-hour restaurant serves a wide range of international and local dishes, as well as fusion cuisine, while the spa offers Thai massages, aromatic treatments and scrubs. Read More...