Bangkok is just one of those places where you can pamper yourself to your hearts’ content. Having a vacation on a budget may be the more wise choice but sometimes, spending money to get the best of the best is totally worth it. And in a lively city like Bangkok, there are many luxurious places that even have exciting deals going on so why not take advantage of the opportunity. And the luxurious 5-star hotels here aren’t just fancy on the inside. Their location is great and most of them have some really good spas with top-notch body treatments done by qualified professionals. Seriously, after your vacation here, you’ll feel like royalty.

That one luxurious trip

Personally, I’m the type of person who wants to save money left and right but sometimes I just want to pamper myself like I’m some long lost princess of some kingdom. I had one of such trips in Bangkok, and I tell you, the spas, the super relaxing Thai massage, and aromatherapy plus my stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was just like living in a luxurious dream. Of course, my stay remained shot because I had abused my wallet further with intense shopping on that trip, but it was one of the best trips I had in Bangkok. At least I had managed to find fair priced airline tickets to Thailand so I saved a little bit.

1. Mandarin Oriental Hotel

This is Thailand’s first luxurious hotel which was established in 1876 and is situated on an ideal location on Chao Phraya River. It is spectacular in every aspect from luxurious rooms with a fascinating history to top-class facilities and events you can make use of. This hotel was visited by several famous people and the history of their stay in ingrained in the overall décor of the hotel. This colonial style hotel houses 324 rooms and 44 Suites. Thanks to the river, the rooms have an excellent view and there is even a historical author’s room where you can enjoy tea in a lovely atmosphere. And let’s not forget the amazing luxurious spa located in the hotel with really great services. Its’ ideal location also gives you many cool attractions at a walking distance, including River City Mall where you can buy antique items.

2. Anantara Siam

This elegant hotel’s design is a blend of traditional Thai and the contemporary, making it a great place to stay for a while. With 354 luxurious room along with a very unique Jim Thompson Explorer Suite. Along with the usual luxury services, the rooms come equipped with their own smartphones from which you can make calls to at least 10 different countries and it has a digital city guide as well. The indoor dining and the lovely koi pond is just amazing. It also has a nice spa with beautiful Roman-style tubs. Again, the location is really good and has many cool places nearby, like Pratunam market.

3. Ammata Lanta Resort

This unique resort has around 27 pagoda style villa with a Pegasus statue proudly standing atop each villa. All of them are surrounding the beautiful man-made lake. There are also bigger luxurious villas, one even has its own pool. The gentle earthy tones of the rooms plus the excellent security really make your stay worthwhile. And the overall spectacular sights give you opportunities for great pictures. In the night, everything lights up transforming the place into something magical.

4. SO Sofitel

This trendy hotel has really unique themed rooms with 4 different natural themes. In fact, each floor has its own theme making you feel like you’re staying in different hotels if you stay here more than once. The overall décor has a very unique Thai feel. It has a total of 238 unique rooms with lavish décor and bathtubs and floor-to-ceiling windows that give you great views of Lumpini Park. The rooms also come equipped with a complimentary private bar.

5. Le Méridien Bangkok

This artsy 24-story hotel has modern art as décor featuring retro puppies among other cool artworks. This is one of the rare hotels which have circular beds and an “unlock destination” keycard that can permit you free entry to some museums. Home to 282 rooms, all artfully decorated with traditional Thai poems and silk panels on the walls, and with floor-to-ceiling windows giving spectacular views. This hotel is also popular for its Sunday brunch as well as a free health check-up with an opportunity to consult a nutritionist every last Sunday of every month.

6. Sukhothai Hotel

Do you like history and luxury? Well, then this is the ideal hotel for you as it is the best ancient Sukhothai kingdom inspired hotel. The old-world charm is the trademark of this hotel that provides you with a calm oasis-like experience right in the center of Bangkok’s Sathorn district. With beautiful lawns, sculptures and the overall décor plus the old looking stupas, this hotel will surely make your stay delightful. It has 210 beautifully decorated rooms along with one Beaufort Suite and one Sukhothai Suite. Some rooms even have a view of the inner courtyard with a lotus pond. With several fine dining options, there is a lot to explore in this huge marvelous hotel.

7. Chakrabongse Villas

This super luxurious aristocratic hotel is located in the heart of Old Bangkok. In fact, this used to be a royal residence. It is home to 7 different residence options, with suites decorated Chinese, Thai, Moroccan, and even contemporary styles. The luxurious suites are decorated with authentic and traditional silks and antiques with a stunning view of Wat Arun from private terraces. The amazing Thai Pavilion serves delicious and authentic Thai Royal Cuisine by the riverside. It is also close to many prominent attractions including the Grand Palace.

8. Siam Kempinski Hotel

Just a few steps away from the trendiest mall in Bangkok, Siam Paragon, this is like a hidden world in itself. With extremely stylish suites and the 303 rooms here are super spacious and very tastefully decorated and with terraces which let you see the beautiful garden below. In fact, this hotel is home to the most innovative restaurant, first, one to offer molecular Thai gastronomy in Bangkok called Sra Bua by Kin Kin. With many modern art sculptures and paintings, this is a really beautiful luxurious hotel.

Published by Charlesa Gibson