Love a sense of nostalgia? Then you’ll adore these 10 classic and heritage hotels in Bangkok that will take you back in time, all handpicked by Bangkok Experts from long list of impressive boutique stays.
Although the Thai capital has fast become a city associated with high rise condominiums, and glass-fronted mega malls, these ten picks give you the best of both worlds: the modern luxuries you expect of a great hotel, combined with classic buildings, interiors and overall ambiance of antiquity. From traditional Siamese designs to renovated mansions and engrossing period concepts, these heritage hotels in Bangkok are sure to impress.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
There are many quirky traits to Praya Palazzo: a quick call from Pra Athit Pier or Rajaworavihara Pier and a barge will collect you and your bags and deliver you quickly and safely to the other side of the Chao Phraya - the only way to access the hotel.Check-in is done during your brief boat ride so you can waltz straight in and up to your room.Although Praya Palazzo is only accessible via the water you never feel cut off, only a minute away from the bars and restaurants of Pra Athit and Khao San, with the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the Temple of Dawn only another short ride away.This hotel balances seclusion, whilst still being in a bustling, interesting part of Bangkok. Read More...
Shanghai Mansion BangkokBangkok
Enjoy over 2000 full-content Newspapers and Magazines form over 100 countries on your tablet, smartphone or laptop.Available free of charge to all guests while staying at Shanghai Mansion, Bangkok from 1 November 2013 onward.Located amongst the traders and temples of Chinatown, a stay at this Shanghai in the 1930s hotel will be unlike anything you have ever experienced - unless you were actually living in Shanghai in the 1930s.The concept design grabs you upon entry to the lobby with velvet drapes, Chippendale leather sofas and chandeliers all laid out like a merchants drawing room. Read More...
Ariyasom Villa and Spa is a stunning 1940s house located at the start of Sukhumvit Road that offers guest the best of old and new.Behind a high wall and tall gates lies this beautiful home away from home, where you are welcomed by a friendly team who speak English and know the city like the back of their hands.To your left is one of the most popular vegetarian organic restaurants in Bangkok: Na Aroon, which serves Thai food, fish dishes and classic European desserts.Head up the wooden staircase to one of the 24 rooms, each decorated in a colonial Thai style.The warmly painted rooms have high ceilings and full length windows that look out onto the mature gardens and blue tiled swimming pool. Read More...
Baan Dinso HostelBangkok
Baan Dinso Boutique Hostel is less than a 10-minute drive away from the Democracy Monument, and boasts beautiful, contemporary decor with a hint of Thai culture.Daily breakfast is offered at this establishment and guests will have the ability to remain connected via its free wireless Internet access.Free parking is also offered and guests with vehicles will be able to take the 10-minute drive from the hotel to any of the major, near-by attractions including The Giant Swing, Khao San Raod, and Wat Saket.Grand Palace and Wat Suthat Temple are also popular attractions that surround this hostel.Inside, guests will be able to experience lovely amenities that include wood furnishings, a DVD player, and a cable television unit. Read More...
Cabochon Hotel & ResidenceBangkok
Cabochon Hotel and Residence oozes charm and sophistication, an inimitable independent hotel with a great location and fantastic facilities, but without the hefty price tag.This boutique hotel only has 8 rooms and 5 apartments, the owner taking special care to be on hand to answer any guests queries and to keep an eye to ensure everything runs smoothly during your stay.Service here is of international standard.The overall feel is almost like stepping back to colonial times without giving up your creature comforts - free Wi-Fi is available and there is a television in each room.For those travelling in a group or with family we recommend the apartment style rooms, which have a more home away from home feel to them. Read More...
The Heritage Baan Silom HotelBangkok
The Heritage Baan Silom is a quirky hotel located on Silom Road offering a boutique stay to guests who something a little bit special but at great value prices.The hotel is walking distance from Surasak, Chong Nonsi and Sala Daeng sky train stations, meaning that you can be whizzing across Bangkok in less than ten minutes.The area near the hotel has a local feel to it, with small shops, restaurants and plenty of street food stalls.There are also a number of embassies in the area.From outside the hotel looks more like a grand mansion, with a white facade and a giant key hanging above the main entrance. Read More...
Aurum The River PlaceBangkok
Aurum The River Place is a four storey European style edifice stylish crafted as a modern, yet classic, luxurious hotel with 12 rooms only.It has all the conveniences and comforts you can expect.Whenever you decide to spend some precious moments in Bangkok, make sure that you get settled near the Chao Phraya River, an area where you are close to many of the citys great historical, magnificent structures and the fascinating stories behind them.Tucked away on Rattanakosin island is Aurum The River Place, a compact sized boutique hotel on the bank of the river that is within a short walking distance to the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Po) and a good number of impressive and interesting historical attractions that should not be missed. Read More...
The Sukhothai BangkokBangkok
Guests enter the Sukhothai hotel via a tree-lined driveway, a short distance that takes you away from the noise of busy Bangkok streets, and into the manicured gardens that surround the hotel.Although Sukhothai Hotel may be only 13 stories high, it does not feel overlooked, and all of the 210 rooms look out onto the verdant grounds, water features and trees that surround it.The decor is luxurious and unobtrusive, inspired by the ruins at the old ancient capital after which the hotel is named - you will find stupas in one courtyard and a Buddha statue floating serenely on the water in another.With high-end Italian, Thai and International restaurants to pick from you are spoilt for choice, and Zuk bar on the ground floor opens onto an outside terrace, perfect for evening drinks. Read More...
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel BangkokBangkok
Built alongside the Hua Chang Bridge, a famous landmark built by a past king, Hua Chang Heritage Hotel uses the era of King Rama V as inspiration, and transports guests back to the 19th Century.The hotel is a welcome addition to Bangkoks luxury boutique options, with a clear combination of traditional Thai elements with modern convenience and a great location for tourists with a busy schedule.It is quite hectic outside the hotel, but considering it is located a few metres from the start of Bangkoks legendary shopping district, National Stadium BTS Station and many other tourist attractions, that is part of its charm for many people. Read More...