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    Affordable Design Hotels in Bangkok
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    Staying in Bangkok doesn’t have to mean splashing out, nor should you have to comprise on quality. Nowadays, there are hundreds of affordable hotels in Bangkok that don’t skimp on stylish comforts. But finding the right hotel for the best deal doesn’t have to be hard. We’ve round-up the city’s best budget hotels – priced at less than 1,500 THB per night – with everything from rooftop pools, sleek terraces to comfortable bedrooms. This selection takes into consideration the broad range of neighbourhoods in Bangkok and thus, has chosen a few hotels per hot-spots in the city.

    Le Tada Parkview ****

    Tucked away among the greenery of Santipab Park and the quiet neighbourhood of Rang Nam Road is Le Tada, a peaceful sanctuary. Based here, you’re an easy stroll away from popular shopping centres such as Siam Square, Platinum Mall and Pratunam Market. Alternatively, you can also take advantage of their 1st-class amenities such as their outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Finally, its 24-hour reception ensures that a team of staff is always on hand to suit your needs. Their interior is reminiscent of a tropical resort. Each room is decorated with light-wood furnishings and has accents of orange, yellow and blue decor that add a touch of class. Guests can stay in 9 different rooms. Their cheapest, the “Superior” room is 24 square metres and consists of 1 double or 2 single beds. However, if you’re looking for something bigger, opt for their “Deluxe Residence” or “Family Residence”. These rooms are 28-40 square metres in size and come equipped with private entrances, better amenities and spacious beds. Overall, Le Tada Parkview Hotel & Residence offers quality accommodation with comfort and tranquillity. Facilities: 24-hour guest service and security, restaurant, laundry and dry cleaning services, fitness centre, swimming pool, free wifi, free parking and massage parlour.

    Pricing: From 1,000 THB (Superior) – 1,950 THB (Suite).
    Address: 440 58 Ratchawithi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400.

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    Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok ****

    The Siam@Siam Design Hotel is a cutting edge urban property that features some nifty design. The lobby and large restaurant downstairs area has an industrial warehouse look, with wide open spaces and modern art thrown into the mix. Metal tree-like sculptures, open pipes, and soft light completes the funky vibe. The loft-like restaurants and bars continue this trend, with plenty of plush armchairs and sofas to sprawl on and art pieces scattered everywhere. It's eclectic and refreshing, but not tacky nor gaudy in the least. The hotel attracts a lot of young scenesters looking for a cool, modern place to stay in the center of town, and the Party House One restaurant combines music, food, and art with a huge screen providing audio/visual entertainment and features swing, hip hop, and electro-jazz nights that are a big draw for the urban hipster crowd, both from inside and outside of the hotel.

    The Siam@Siam Design Hotel has an excellent location in downtown Bangkok, a 10-minute walk from Siam Square, which is home to lots of funky shopping and eating options, as well as the luxury Siam Paragon mall. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the National Stadium skytrain station, which gives easy access without traffic to the rest of the city. As the hotel is slightly west of the main hotel zone, prices are a good value and one feels a bit off the tourist grid here. The only drawback to the location is that rush hour traffic in this neighborhood is atrocious.

    Rooms here come with their own unique moniker of business class and leisure class. They feature soft muted tones, large wall hangings and traditionalist paintings, picture windows, and stylish hip design. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, satellite channels, safes, bathrobes, electric kettles, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are spacious and have separate bathtubs. Business Class rooms include nice armchairs and access to the 22nd floor Executive Lounge, which gives free evening drinks and canapés along with all day coffee and tea.

    There are some superb restaurants and bars to choose from in the Siam@Siam Design Hotel. Up on top of the hotel, you can find Le Vue, a fine French gastronomy restaurant. Also up here is the novel Roof Restaurant, where guests can cook their own food on heated volcanic stones. Adjoining this is the Rooftop Champagne Bar, where a dazzling view of the central business district by night can be had to the accompaniment of cocktails, wine, and Champagne. Downstairs in the lobby one can find Party House One, an industrial loft styled space that serves international buffets and has large screen audio visual entertainment featuring different types of music throughout the week. There is also a wine bar here, as well as a reflective mood bar, Bar 11, that has plush sofas and an intimate elegant vibe.
    For health and wellness, Siam@Siam Design Hotel has a small upstairs pool along with a smallish fitness center. Spa 10 is located on the 10th floor, where various massage treatments are offered. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
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      Tha City Loft by TH District ****

      THA City Loft Hotel is number 1 on the list due to its prime location and urban style at affordable prices. This hotel is both an art gallery and a hotel in one. Each elegant guestroom features softwood flooring and comes complete with coffee/tea, an electric kettle and a desk. In addition, they all have complimentary toiletries and a flat-screen TV for some entertainment. In total, they offer a selection of 6 different rooms. These range from 1-bedroom ‘deluxe’ rooms to their more expensive superior rooms that are the most spacious and come with better city views. We especially love their interior and design; unique pieces of art are painted on the walls of every room that tell the story of “Krung Thep” through the eyes of local designers. As a hotel, they take pleasure in providing guests with high-end decor, bedding and comforters, thus ensuring a pleasant and relaxing stay. The hotel is located in the middle of Bangkok (Ekamai) and so is only a step away from shopping centres, restaurants and cafes as well as tourist attractions such as Soi Cowboy. Further, its close proximity to the BTS Sky Train (750 metres) makes it not only convenient to access but great for those looking to explore Bangkok more. If you prefer to stay in-house they also provide various amenities (listed below) for you to enjoy. Facilities: Free wifi, airport shuttle, non-smoking rooms, fitness centre, restaurant, 24-hour front desk and a bar.

      Pricing: Prices range from 1,100-1,800 THB per night
      Address: 2 Eakamai 6 Sukhumvit 63 Phra Kanong Nua Wattana Bangkok 10110.
      Last edited by Tripadvisor; 08-24-2021, 02:00 AM.


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        Triple Two Silom ***

        Triple Two is an “innovative and exclusive” boutique hotel situated in Silom. Here, guests can choose from their 75 stylish rooms in 2 sizes: the Deluxe or the Junior Suite. Each room comes complete with modern furnishings and a sunken marble bathtub. Their interior is a blend of basic colours and sleek dark-wood flooring, creating a homely touch. Flat-screen cable TV’s are also provided in each room and guests can park at the venue for free. Sam Yan MRT Station is less than 1 kilometre away from the hotel, while Hua Lumphong Railway Station is 3 kilometres away. Additionally, Suvarnabhumi International Airport is close – about 25 kilometres away. This makes it ideal for travellers who have early morning or next day flights; in fact, the hotel even offers airport limousine and airport shuttle bus services. Alternatively, you can grab a public metered taxi or take their hotel taxi service that is available 24-hours for your convenience and safety. Triple Two prides itself on its high-quality rooms and personalised services. This, in conjunction with their economical prices, makes this affordable hotel a must-stay. Most popular facilities: Swimming pool and fitness centre, laundry, business centre, hotel limousine service and daily maid service.

        Pricing: From 750 THB (Deluxe) – 2,300 THB (Suite).
        Address: 224 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
        Last edited by Tripadvisor; 08-24-2021, 01:47 AM.


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          Cacha Art Hotel ***

          Once a converted shophouse, Cacha hotel is a vibrant, modern and industrial-style hotel. With its blend of modern architecture, street art and local culture, staying at this affordable hotel is a multi-experience. The hotel has a unique atmosphere, with colourful murals and works of art covering the walls. Inside, the hotel has a rustic charm due to its “hand-drilled headboards and floorboards [made] by wooden logs taken from the old railway”. In addition, each room comes with coffee and tea, ironing facilities and soundproof windows to ensure peace and quiet. To make your stay more enjoyable, you’ll also find nice touches like toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer. Finally, out of their 35 rooms, there are 4 types of rooms to pick from. The hotel has a convenient location and is only a 10-minute walk from the BTS Ratchathewi train station. Additionally, its situated just 4 kilometres from the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and 1.4 km from the Jim Thompson House so there’s plenty of things to see and do. On-site they also have multiple facilities, such as their sundeck for relaxation and a restaurant throughout the venue. Most popular facilities: Non-smoking rooms, free wifi, room service, restaurant and 24-hour front desk.

          Pricing: From 1,100 – 1,900 THB per night.
          Address: 156/5-9 Phetchaburi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400.
          Last edited by Tripadvisor; 08-24-2021, 01:50 AM.


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            Riva Surya ****

            Tucked behind an enormous tree and standing five stories high, the Riva Surya resembles an authentic local apartment building from the outside, with its terraced landscaping, and wooden shutters and lanterns adorning the entrance. Done by the designer behind Sri Panwa hotel in Phuket, the Riva Surya deftly combines vintage-style and modern pieces for a cool, chic look. Inside, traditional carved wooden beams line the walls and ceiling, while floors have intricately patterned tiles, and fresh flowers and candles lend warmth. Gray and brushed metal chairs with orange cushions offer seating, as does a white wicker circular bench. Babble & Rum restaurant is likewise stylish, though trendier, with black leather banquettes and industrial-style metal lamps tempered by bouquets of dried flowers and quaint wooden boxes filled with fresh herbs. The outdoor terrace sits just beside the river, and has plenty of wicker seating and bright orange umbrellas for guests, who are typically tourist couples or families. The riverside pool area is lovely, with lounge chairs facing out to the view, and cabanas -- for poolside massages -- dripping with lush plants.

            This hotel is right on the River Chao Phraya in the Phra Athit area of Bangkok. There are office buildings on one side of the hotel, several residential buildings across the street, and many restaurants within a five-minute walk. It is only a two-minute walk to the river ferries at No. 13 pier, and 10 minutes to the nearest Skytrain station. The busy Kao San center is a five-minute walk away, Grand Palace is only a 15-minute walk or seven-minute bus ride away, Wat Pho is about 10 minutes by ferry, and the National Museum is an eight-minute walk away. Suvarnabhumi Airport is about a 30- to 50-minute drive from the hotel, depending on traffic.

            Like the rest of the hotel, the Surya’s 68 rooms have kaleidoscope-style patterns that are typical of colonial Thai design. That said, the look is clean and modern, with cool grays and light browns, lots of floor-to-ceiling windows, steel-arm desk lamps, and furnishings combining natural-fiber and wood. Each room has a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, minibar, safe, coffee/tea facilities, and bathrobe and slippers. Most rooms have nice views of the river or city, but river rooms are far superior and quieter. Rooms with balconies are especially great, as balconies are huge and furnished with wicker loveseats and tables. Large, contemporary bathrooms are enclosed by glass in the middle of guest rooms, though are private thanks to opaque wall liners; they have basin-style sinks and large, glass showers with rainfall showerheads.

            The River Surya offers free Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the hotel, as well as free access to the riverside pool and well-equipped indoor gym -- with yoga, fitness, and training classes available for extra fees. There is also massage service by the pool or in rooms. Guests may use computers in the business center and there are a couple of meeting rooms available for special events. The hotel restaurant serves fresh and affordable Thai, Asian, and European cuisine as well as an ample (not included in room price) breakfast buffet. There are two bars open late and a nightly happy hour with discounted drinks from late afternoon to early evening. Hotel staff are accommodating and can help arrange airport transfers, river ferries, and tours.

            Pricing: From 1,300 THB – 2,125 THB
            Address: 23 Phra Athit Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.


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              Buddy Lodge Khao San Road ***

              The Buddy Lodge Hotel sits right in the middle of Bangkok's busy backpacker-friendly Khao San Road, making it a lively spot throughout the day and well into the night. Rooms are a tad pricier than some of the area's ultra-cheap budget haunts, so while backpackers do stay here, the hotel tends to attract a wider range of travelers. Guests enter through a shopping-center-style complex housing a McDonald's and a coffee shop, along with a few silver and tailor shops. The reception desk, which is staffed 24 hours, sits in an enclosed room on one side of the building's main corridor; there's a separate, glassed-in area for guests to lounge on the opposite side, but it's rarely occupied. A set of stairs leads to the main elevator and a second elevator is located at the end of the building, next to a pay toilet and a small concert venue that attracts a local crowd, but this elevator shuts down at the end of the night.

              The Buddy Lodge Hotel is located at the east end of Bangkok's major backpacker strip -- Khao San Road -- surrounded by restaurants, bars, clothing stalls, and shops. The area gets incredibly crowded in the evening, when street food vendors and evening revelers descend on the street to party it up. The Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew), within the grounds of the Grand Palace, is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. It's about a 30-minute drive to the heart of Sukhumvit Road and to Don Mueang Airport, where many of Thailand's domestic flights depart. It can take more than an hour to reach the larger Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), depending on traffic.

              Of the 76 rooms at the Buddy Lodge, 62 are Superior and 14 are Deluxe. Decorated in a colonial and Thai style, all rooms have dark-wood floors and furnishings, plus green glass lamps and jewel-toned accent pillows on the beds. Free Wi-Fi, safes, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, kettles, and balconies are also standard. Deluxe Rooms have additional coffee- and tea-making facilities, and a selection of hot drinks. Marble bathrooms have showers, hairdryers, and toiletries. Bedside tables have built-in alarm clocks that control the lighting around the room, TV, and the air-conditioning. Be aware that rooms, especially on lower floors, can get noisy (higher-floor rooms can get noisy too if there's a concert going on).

              The highlight for many guests at the Buddy Lodge Hotel is the rooftop pool, which while on the small side, is a pleasant place to cool off or meet other travelers staying at the hotel. The fitness center, which is open to outside members, has treadmills, a steam room, sauna, and a Thai boxing ring, but the weight-training equipment is dated and worn. Although the hotel doesn't have a full restaurant, Buddy Beer (located in a separate building down the road) serves breakfast and provides a relatively calm environment to nurse a cool one away from the bustle of the street. There are also several restaurants and shops in the complex. The 24-hour front desk can help guests book local or long-distance travel, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

              Pricing: From 1,300 THB (superior) – 3,450 THB (deluxe).
              Address: 265 Khaosan Road, Taladyod Pranakorn Bangkok 10200.
              Last edited by Tripadvisor; 08-24-2021, 02:50 AM.


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                The Quarter ARI by UHG ****

                The sleek, business-like rooms at the Quarter Ari come equipped with different size beds, fitted desks and free bathroom amenities. There are 4 rooms available to stay in. These comprise of the superior, deluxe and premium rooms as well as the family suite. All of their rooms are suitable for adults and families, and (best of all) have floor-to-ceiling windows with scenic views of Bangkok’s skyline. Take advantage of recreation opportunities including their rooftop pool, jacuzzi and more. Each of these facilities is designed to make your stay more enjoyable and are well-maintained. Similar to THA, the location of this hotel is great. Not only is it close to public transport (around 580 metres) it’s also a short distance away from tourist landmarks. Some examples of these include Chatuchak Weekend Market, Siam Paragon and the Jim Thompson house. They often have special offers on their website, so don’t forget to check those out before booking. In summary, the Quarters convenient location and modern and spacious rooms coupled with their frequent discounts make it a sophisticated but affordable hotel. Most popular facilities: Fitness centre, swimming pool, jacuzzi and kid’s pool. In addition, they also have Free Wifi, restaurants, a spa and a 24-hour front desk.

                Pricing: From 570 THB (superior) – 6,000 THB (family room).
                Address: Phahonyothin Road, Phayathai, 428 Phahonyothin Alley, Samsen Nai, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10400.


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                  Hansar Hotel ****

                  The hotel makes a singular first impression right away with its polished stone entryway lined by artfully patterned landscaped walls. That effect is only enhanced upon entering the stone and teak lobby, lined with its floor-to-ceiling windows -- and boy, does that ceiling soar. Comfortable, contemporary gray couches sit near a window and surround an oval table topped with bright tropical flowers, all below a massive dragon-like abstract tapestry affixed to the wall. Rouge Bar opens off of the lobby with gray, black, and light wood decor along with plenty of similarly styled seating and a grand piano -- the space frequently hosts live music and has DJs. The front desk is up a set of teak stairs and is warmly lit, with an extremely comfortable business center down the hall. The chic yet welcoming ambience extends to on-site Eve restaurant, which draws locals and hotel guests with its seasonal tasting menus. The space is whimsical and sexy at the same time, combining purple chairs with glittering sculptures dangling from the ceiling, as well as a deck lined with chevron-patterned rattan chairs. Guests here include business travelers, couples, and families.

                  Nestled among the towering high-rises of Bangkok’s ritzy Chidlom-Ploenchit, Hansar Bangkok’s neighbors include the St. Regis Bangkok and plenty of upscale shops and residences. Central World, one of the world’s largest shopping malls, is just 10 minutes away on foot, while the designer stores at Siam Paragon and Siam Center are a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The Ratchadamri Skytrain station is one minute from the hotel and provides access to far-flung areas around the city, like Chatuchak Weekend Market, 35 minutes away. The vibrant and sometimes notorious nightlife of Soi Nana and Lower Sukhumvit are only 15 to 20 minutes away by taxi or skytrain. Trips to Suvarnabhumi Airport take just over an hour using the skytrain and Airport Rail Link, while a taxi can take 30 to 50 minutes.

                  Guest rooms are warm and inviting while maintaining the hotel’s overall contemporary elegance. Green-striped rugs provide a cool accent against the warm teak wood floors, while light green silk wall panels give the rooms an understated tropical vibe. Each room is large and includes at least one contemporary sofa or love seat, mini-fridge with limited free minibar options, safe, granite-topped desk, large plasma-screen TV, fresh fruit, and free bottled water; all except Studios have iPod docks. King-size beds are excellent, with duvets, brown silk bed runners, and hand-beaded headboards. Studios, the smallest options, have separate office and seating areas, and full kitchens with granite countertops and washer/dryers; some have balconies. Some Urban and Edge Suites have balconies or terraces and views of a lovely park; each has an interior green wall with tropical plants. Edge Suites have separate offices with large, granite-topped desks. The Vertigo Suite is huge and carved into several different rooms, the most notable being the cantilevered bedroom with windows on three sides. All bathrooms are large, with sleek white granite floors and vanities, teak accents and shelving, and Terrazzo bathtubs with separate standing showers.

                  The hotel has three venues for eating and drinking, though sadly none offer the rooftop views available at many hotels across the city. Eve restaurant serves excellent French Mediterranean dinners and tasting menus with an emphasis on seasonal cooking. Rouge bar in the lobby has an intimate atmosphere with an extensive cocktail list and an evening menu blending Thai and European flavors. Casual Cafe Boca offers Thai classics and western fare served all day long. The hotel serves an excellent breakfast buffet with la carte options that is included with all rooms, and 24-hour room service is available. Luxsa Spa was ranked one of the top new spas in the world when it opened in 2012, and offers traditional herbal Thai treatments and massages in a gorgeous teak-lined space lined with images of Buddha and tropical plants. The hotel’s business center has private computer areas in leather-lined nooks and there are exceptional on-site meetings rooms with silk walls, hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and in-room newspapers are available on request. The dedicated concierge desk can arrange bookings, excursions, and car services. The wood-floored fitness center is large and attractive, with several cardio machines, free weights, cable machines, yoga mats, and fitness balls. The saltwater infinity pool has poolside drink service and a chic wood terrace, and while the space stays tranquil, the deck isn’t always bathed in sunlight.
                  Last edited by Tripadvisor; 08-24-2021, 07:44 AM.


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                    Arun Riverside ****

                    Riva Arun is a small, smart boutique property on the riverfront, located in a historic Chinese shophouse right in the heart of Bangkok’s historic centre and facing spectacular Wat Arun. It features just 25 bright rooms and a beautiful roof terrace restaurant with a tasty Thai-Western fusion menu. Riva Arun started life as an old Chinese shophouse. Elegantly restored, the hotel’s tropical Sino-Colonial design harks back to the turn of the 20th century, but with a modern twist. Chinese antiques blend effortlessly with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and a minimalist ambience, conceived in white and green tones reminiscent of Wat Arun.

                    The hotel is within walking distance of Bangkok’s main historic monuments, including the Royal Palace and Wat Po. Sanam Chai MRT underground station is a little over five minutes’ walk away and connects guests to Bangkok’s downtown area. It is the same distance to Yodpiman Pier, from where express boats head up and down the Chao Praya river and connect to Saphan Thaksin and the Skytrain system. Once a Chinese trading community, the riverfront around Riva Arun retains some of its traditional charm. To get to Wat Arun, grab a quick ferry ride from Tha Tian Pier, a three-minute walk from Riva Arun.

                    Service is friendly and helpful and staff are happy to explain local attractions and transport options to guests. The hotel sells itself on its setting and smart rooms, as facilities are quite basic. Guests can use the swimming pool at the hotel’s sister operation, Riva Surya, a 15-minute ride upriver. In-room massages can be arranged and the hotel offers riverboat tours of the canals branching off the Chao Phraya river.​

                    The Studio rooms are very compact, spotless and smart with large windows, comfortable beds, a safe, a minibar, television, plenty of mirrors and views of the quiet alley that leads from the rivers to Maharat Road from a narrow balcony. The bathrooms are tiny, but clean. The Deluxe rooms are definitely a better option, a little larger and the same facilities, all with outstanding river views. The interconnecting Grand Deluxe Jacuzzi rooms are much larger and feature broad terraces with a hot tub from where guests can enjoy stunning views of river life.​

                    Food & Drinks
                    The Above Riva rooftop restaurant has stunning 270-degree views of Thonburi, Wat Arun and Wat Po. Under the monicker Twist of Thai, a great selection of Thai classics have been given a funky European kick. The yam salmon sai mun prai is a great starter – fried chunks of salmon with sweet and sour dressing and Thai herbs on rice crackers, though the Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast flavoured with Thai spices is also fantastic. Amongst the main dishes, the pork calvados stands out – pork tenderloin glazed with apricot jelly, truffle mash potato, apples soaked in calvados, very spicy French beans, a little foie gras and onion relish. If guests still find room after this feast, the mango cheesecake with almost frozen chunks of mango is delicious. The lunch menu consists of Thai standards like chicken satay and crab fried rice, and comfort dishes such as chorizo and leek quiche or fish and chips. Breakfast comes as a modest buffet of bread, pastry and cereals, salad and fruits along with some à la carte egg options and several Asian choices, including rice and noodle dishes and Chinese dumplings.


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                      Sala Rattanakosin *****

                      Set in the heart of Bangkok’s royal quarter, this hotel is mere steps away from The Grand Palace and the famous Reclining Buddha of Wat Po. Tourist attractions abound—from colorful boutique shops to enticing coffee roasters—many housed in the pale-yellow, former government buildings. Yet, as you stroll down the side alleys around the hotel, you can’t escape that this is still the real Bangkok. You will pass street food hawkers chatting with day laborers, incense smoldering in small shrines, towering bags of spices headed for export and plenty of street cats, sunning beneath the laundry hanging out of open windows. The dichotomy of tourism and commerce keeps this location appealing for those seeking an authentic submersion in the city.​ Strolling the narrow alleyways around Sala Rattanakosin will introduce you to every type of person you’d ever meet in Bangkok. There’s the upmarket tourist couple and the equally the scruffy backpacker set. Construction workers hang off scaffolding, paint brushes in hand, and hawkers sell fresh pomegranate juice, pork satay, and spicy Tom Yum Goong from chrome carts beneath faded umbrellas. You’ll wait for tuk-tuks alongside Thai lawyers in suits, government workers in yellow Polo shirts, as well as young college students.

                      The SALA brand has become synonymous across Thailand over the last half decade for offering luxury accommodations in small, stunning packages. The group has properties in multiple destination towns and cities, from the old capital of Ayutthaya to the island of Phuket. At Sala Rattanakosin, the striking views of Wat Arun across the Chao Phraya are maximized at every turn, from the open walls of the lobby restaurant to the all-glass bathrooms. On the roof deck, 360-degree views give you unobstructed river views, as well as an opposing view, down on glittering, red-and-gold tiled temple roofs of the Wat Po complex. Custom tours take guests around the city in style, whether it's puttering along in the tiny canals in a private longtail boat or sampling street foods on a guided bike tour of a night market. While the hotel celebrates the frenzied, colorful nature of Bangkok’s riverside, every point of modern luxury service has also been considered for the guests here, from sound proofed windows to rain showers to dry cleaning and complimentary umbrellas.​

                      The 15 guest rooms feature black walls and black, hardwood floors. Crisp, white linens and white curtains are a striking counterpoint, with texture arriving in unfinished, stone support beams. The Zen, minimalist furnishings make way for the views through seamless windows. There is no bad choice, but there are better choices. In the most affordable rooms, you’ll sacrifice a little floorplan and those epic views, but given that you get them in the first-floor restaurant and from the roof at cocktail hour (and even from the second-floor public bathrooms), you never feel deprived. The Wat Po Deluxe rooms, which face away from the river, actually give you a very striking, colorful view of tropical plants and the intricate, tiled chedis of this famous temple complex. The larger, river-facing rooms are a worthy splurge. The most opulent choice is River View Suite, where you can watch the sunset turn the temple bright purple from the comfort of your soaking tub.​ There are no elevators and rooms begin on the second floor, up a wide spiral staircase.

                      Food & Drinks
                      Expect to meet a few foodie expats in the small Eatery & Bar restaurant here. Despite having a few chef turnovers, the food has remained inventive and lauded. That aforementioned view, exposed brick walls, comfortable leather armchairs and fine-dining service set quite the scene for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each menu proffers a few western options. However, this is a stellar opportunity to dig into excellent, authentic Thai dishes (no punches held on sour or spice), and the Thai Wok Omelet with blue crab and morning glory at breakfast is exceedingly memorable. Take the interior, metal spiral staircase to the roof each evening, just prior to sunset. Request a local craft beer, like the Bangkok-brewed Whale Pale Ale, or a Chao Phraya Gin Fizz with Makrut lime leaf. Then, find a chair and get your phone ready. This is arguably a Top 10 place in the world to catch a sunset.

                      The service at Sala is seamless and friendly, and from arrival, the front desk staff feels more like a group of friends than a removed set of hotel employees. Expect enthusiastic greetings when you come and go, as well as insider tips for a city they clearly love to promote. Need to score a great dinner recommendation and then table at said venue? Leave it them. You’re in capable hands. First time in Bangkok? An excellent choice for meandering to the city’s biggest tourist draws. Sixth time in Bangkok? Equally excellent, as you’d miss nothing simply lounging in your bed, watching the river traffic from the picture window.
                      Last edited by Licker; 02-09-2023, 03:20 PM.