What was once a small trading post on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok has grown into a city of over 11 million residents and is one of the most targeted tourist destinations in Thailand and most of Southeast Asia. Traffic-wise, it is Thailand’s most congested city, but don’t let that fool you. Its authentic canals, busy markets, magnificent palaces and temples, tasty cuisine, and vibrant nightlife are all the reasons you need to travel there on any of the numerous flights to Bangkok that are currently available. This is especially true if you and your loved one are looking for a romantic getaway.
Romantic hotels in Bangkok
Whether it is for your wedding or honeymoon plans, or just a private getaway, Bangkok features some of the most romantic hotels that you will find anywhere in Southeast Asia. Here are our five top picks for romantic hotels in Bangkok:
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (Bangkok) – the premier business hotel of the city with private, resort-like facilities situated in the heart of Bangkok
Oriental Bangkok (Bangkok) – 5-star, full-service, and luxury are the key features of this historical hotel whose tradition dates back over 125 years
Peninsula Bangkok (Bangkok) – ranked as the “World’s Best Hotel” in 2003 by the Travel and Leisure Magazine readers, its uninterrupted panoramas of the Chao Phraya River make this one of the most romantic settings in the city
Shangri-La Bangkok (Bangkok) – a signature spa, panoramic river views, and lush gardens also make the Shangri-La the perfect setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway
Dusit Resort Hua Hin (Petchburi) – Outside of Bangkok, a winning combination of ambience and natural beauty situated on the Gulf of Siam’s west coast
Whether you are searching for a romantic location or not, you will find a wide range of specialist hotels in the city or Bangkok from the budget oriented to the luxurious 5-star venues. You can find budget hotels along Khao San Road which is also referred to as backpacker and budget city. Conversely, the Silom and Thonburi riverside areas feature a few of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Most of the moderately to expensively priced hotels are located in Siam Square, Silom, and Sukhumvit.
Lesser known, slightly unusual hotels
The lesser known and slightly unusual hotels in Bangkok are oftentimes referred to as the hidden hotel treasures of the city. If your timing is right, you can find some excellent deals on these locations and enjoy the time of your life on a budget. Here are a couple of recommended lodging venues to consider:
Silom City Hotel – surprisingly, this establishment is very peaceful and quiet considering it is located in a neighbourhood almost in the heart of Bangkok. It is reasonably priced, has a great staff of employees, and is one of the best kept lodging secrets in the city.
24 Inn Hotel – considered the best value for an accommodating venue with one of the friendliest staffs you will find anywhere in the city. Although it does not have a bar or restaurant, there is an excellent coffee shop next door and plenty of delicious street food vendors right outside the front door.