Boutique hotels are just a tad more intimate and cosy than the usual big-name franchises. From Mary Poppins-themed rooms to a Shanghai-chic interior, the understated charm of these quaint spaces in Bangkok will offer you a different experience in a city we’re more than familiar with.
1. LiT Bangkok Hotel
This modern-chic nook of a boutique hotel has luxurious lofts and suites offering panoramic views of the surrounding city – all without breaking the bank. Apart from being one of the more affordable hotels around, its prime location in downtown Bangkok also renders it an ideal home base to explore the city. Other amenities include a relaxed bistro, a terrace bar, indoor and outdoor pools as well as a spa.
Price per night: from $77
Address: 6/1 Kasem San 1 Alley, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
2. Inn a Day
If you’re looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of the glitzy city, this boutique hotel by the riverside offers cosy accommodation with maximum tranquillity. Each room is uniquely arranged, themed and named after a certain time of the day. There are three types of rooms to choose from – early morning, midday and the afternoon. Indulge in authentic Thai cuisine as you take in the unobstructed view of Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s iconic landmarks.
Price per night: from $140
Address: 57-61 Maharat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
3. Ad Lib
For convenience without compromising an ounce of luxury, this upscale boutique hotel situated near the bustling Sukhumvit road is a hidden gem in Bangkok. It is within walking distance of two BTS stations, but the hotel offers complimentary tuk tuk services to these stations. After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, guests can cool off in the unique 20 metres salt-water pool and enjoy culinary creations from the hotel’s resident chef.
Price per night: from $132
Address: 1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
4. Cabochon Hotel and Residence
Housed within the Walpole Building on Soi 45, Sukhumvit Road, Cabochon Hotel is a charming boutique hotel offering understated luxury without the hefty price tag. The rooms seek to recapture the Shanghai chic of yesteryear in Bangkok with the vintage bed frames, arm chairs and murals that adorn the white-washed walls.
Price per night: from $212
Address: 14/29 Soi Sukhumvit 45, Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
5. PlayHaus Thonglor
Here at PlayHaus Thonglor, you get to stay in theatre-styled rooms inspired by Aladdin, Mary Poppins and Romeo and Juliet from rates as low as $65 per night. This hotel is nestled in the heart of Bangkok’s electrifying nightlife with bars and night markets aplenty. Guests can enjoy free flow drinks in the hotel bar from 6 to 9 pm – the perfect way to kick off a night of partying.
Price per night: from $65
Address: 205/22-23 Sukhumvit soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, BM 10110, Thailand
6. Hotel Indigo
From lip-smacking fried chicken to authentic Thai cuisine, this neighbourhood lies some of Bangkok’s best eats. Hotel Indigo is a stone’s throw away from home-style traditional restaurants, street food carts and gastro bars. Food aside, the rooms sport a bold interior with a generous use of bright colours, exuding uplifting and cheery vibes.
Price per night: from $190
Address: 81 Witthayu Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
7. K Maison
The brightly lit, aesthetically-pleasing interior of K Maison is every minimalist’s dream come true. The understated rooms pride a blend of aesthetics with functionality – less is always more. K Maison is also a convenient 10-minute walk away from Pratunam Market and Platinum Mall. Eat like a local with up to 20 Thai restaurants to choose from within the vicinity.
Price per night: from $108
Address: 17 21, Rang Nam Alley – Soi Ruam Chit, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand