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8 Themed Hotels In Bangkok Under $100 That Are More Than A Shopping Drop Off Point

Themed hotels in Bangkok

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Ah, Bangkok – the millennial Singaporean’s home away from home. But with all the repeated trips packed full with food and shopping, we might yearn for something a little more the next time we pop by.

And that’s where these 8 themed hotels come in. From Shakespeare-themed rooms to jail cells, these hotels look nothing like your average accommodation and are more than just a place for nua-ing or dropping off your buys. Plus, all of them cost less than $100, so you’ve far more to spend on your Pratunam Market loot.

1. The Secret Service Bed and Breakfast – $34/night

Live out your spy fantasies

The Secret Service Bed and Breakfast - room

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The Secret Service Bed and Breakfast looks like the spy headquarters from a 90s Bond movie. From doors hidden behind mirrors, to antique props and toy weapons on the walls, this place will make you feel like you’re on an espionage mission instead of a vacation.

“Secret” computers in the lobby for the hotel guests to use
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Of course, even the best spies need fuel for their tummies. That’s why this hotel also has an open-air rooftop cafe, where you can conduct surveillance on the surrounding streets whilst tucking into Thai-fusion food.

Address: 13/1 Tani, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 002 0711
Rates: $34/night
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2. Sook Station – from $35/night

Sleep in jail cells

Sook Station - mugshot

Get your mugshot done in your very own prison PJs before going into the rooms

You might not have seen the inside of a jail cell, much less slept in one. But get prepared to go all Orange Is The New Black when you check into prison-themed Sook Station.

The experience behind bars here is pretty legit, because you’ll be literally sleeping behind bars. The bathrooms here are shared too, and everything is splashed in dreary colours with a healthy dash of “rust” to invoke the bleak atmosphere of an actual prison.

Sook Station - hotel room

But of course, you won’t actually have to live like a prisoner. Despite appearances, the rooms and bathrooms here are actually pretty clean and comfortable, and you’ll find power sockets as well as a nightlight beside your bed.

Sook Station - hotel lobby

You won’t have to thrive on prison grub either, because the hotel lobby is also home to a minimalist cafe that serves a range of Thai and Western fare.

Sook Station
Address: 45-49 Soi Sukhumvit 101/2, Sukhumvit Road, Bangna, Bangna, Bangkok 10260 (100m walk from Udom Suk BTS station)
Telephone: +66 95 854 5959/+66 86 332 0555
Rates: From $35/night
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3. PlayHaus Thonglor – from $55/night

For fans of theatre

PlayHaus Thonglor - hotel lobby

The lobby of PlayHaus Thonglor
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Posh, antique-y decor set the scene at the PlayHaus Thonglor – perfect for the old school romantics out there. Each floor here is themed after a play, and your “ticket” to the rooms will be hidden in a hardcover book when you check in.

PlayHaus Thonglor - mary poppins themed room

Mary Poppins themed room
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If thou art looking for a place to imbibe, then make your way to the speakeasy bar in the hotel. The bar looks like the a backstage dressing room, with its velvet curtains and well-lit mirrors – which also make it a convenient place to touch up that makeup.

PlayHaus Thonglor - bar backstage mirror

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Playhaus Thonglor
Address: 205/22-23 Sukhumvit soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, BM 10110, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 712 5747
Rates: From $55/night
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4. Praya Palazzo – from $95/night

Restored 90-year-old neocolonial mansion

Praya Palazzo - mansion hotel

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It’s holiday season. Your feed is filling up with pictures of other couples’ holidays to Europe and bae is getting jealous, but your bank account and leave balance is looking as empty as ever. What do you do?

Praya Palazzo - hotel room

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You book a stay at the Praya Palazzo, that’s what. This elegant hotel is a textbook iteration of the classic countryside mansions found in Europe, except it’s located just a few hours away from our sunny shores – perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

Praya Palazzo - Chao Phraya River

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The hotel is actually a 19th-century mansion that’s been painstakingly restored, and to get to it, you’ll have to take a charming water taxi ride across the Chao Phraya River. The transfer service is available 24/7, so you can stay in the city as long as you want, or come back early to enjoy an evening dip in the hotel pool.

Praya Palazzo - pool

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Praya Palazzo
Address: 757/1 Somdej Prapinklao Soi 2, Bangyeekhan, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand
Telephone:  +66 2 883 2998
Rates: From $95/night
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5. Nandha Hotel – from $49/night


Nandha Hotel - bicycle-themed hotel entrance

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Despite being tucked away on a quiet side street, the suspended bicycle over its entrance makes it easy to locate Nanda Hotel.

Nandha Hotel - bicycles and bicycle parts

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The hotel is inspired by the owners’ love for riding and photography, and you’ll find plenty of bicycles and bicycle parts decorating the place, as well as pictures taken from the owners’ own travels.

Comfortable beds for the weary and tyre-d
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The rooms themselves are chic and cosy, and come with cute bicycle tables. And while you can’t actually ride any of the bicycles out to explore the city, the hotel is located within walking distance of the Sky Train and Asok BTS Station.

Nandha Hotel
Address: 14/11-14 Sukhumvit 33, Khlong Tan Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 662 3395
Rates: From $49/night
Book here

6. Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel – from $88/night

Throwback to the 60s

Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel - room

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If The Little Nyonya was a hotel instead of a TV drama, it’d probably look like the Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel. The rooms at this hotel are decorated with old-timey furniture, and the walls are painted with domestic scenes from the kampong days.

Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel - indoor restaurant

Indoor restaurant, which is located on the ground floor
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Despite their retro look, the rooms are homely and comfortable. Each one also comes with its own functional CD player, and you can either check out their specially curated old-school playlist, or connect to it with Bluetooth and jam along to your own tunes.

Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel - lounge area

Lounging area near garden
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Of course, there’s plenty to do outside the rooms too. The hotel has both an indoor and rooftop restaurant, as well as cooking classes and Thai massages. If you’ve got a soft spot for furry pets, be sure to spend some time with the bunnies in the hotel garden!

Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel
Address: 46 Thewet Soi 1 Krung Kaseam Road, Bangkhunphrom, Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 628 8188
Rates: From $88/night
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7. The House Of Phraya Jasaen – from $46/night

Different themes in every room

The House Of Phraya Jasaen - themed room

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You’d expect a hotel to stick to one theme, but luckily for us, the owner of The House of Phraya Jasaen didn’t get that memo.

The House Of Phraya Jasaen - couple themed rooms

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The rooms here come with widely different designs, from single person bunks and colourful couple rooms, to hanging circular beds and suites that look like something out of an IKEA magazine.

The House Of Phraya Jasaen - restaurant

Basement restaurant
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There’s plenty of street food nearby, but if you feel like eating in, the hotel has both an airy ground floor cafe as well as a chic industrial basement serving Thai and Italian food. And in case you’ve had a long trip from the airport, the hotel also offers a complimentary Thai massage when you check in.

The House of Phraya Jasaen
Address: 168 Charoen Krung RD, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok, 10120
Telephone: +66 94 482 0085
Rates: From $46/night
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8. Kokotel Bangkok Surawong – from $40/night

Sheep hotel

Kokotel Bangkok Surawong - sheep hotel lobby

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Two giant, cuddly sheep await you as you step into the lobby of Kokotel Bangkok Surawong – but they aren’t the only ones. From themed toiletries to the miniature origami on your bed when you check in, these furry animals can be found throughout the hotel in all sheeps and sizes.

Kokotel Bangkok Surawong - paper sheeps

Who wool-dn’t like these adorable paper animals?
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The cutesy decor of the hotel doesn’t take away from its functionality. There’s plenty of USB ports throughout the rooms, so you won’t have to bring an adapter just for your mobile devices.

Kokotel Bangkok Surawong - playroom

To keep the little ones occupied, the hotel also has a playroom that’s connected to the lobby with a swirling slide.

Kokotel Bangkok Surawong
Address:  181/5 Surawong Rd Suriyawong, Bang Rak Bangkok, 6818 5635
Telephone: +66 2 026 3218
Rates: From $40/night
Book here

Save on your next trip to Bangkok with Expedia

Hotels can offer more than just a place to crash at. The next time you make a pit stop in Bangkok, book yourself a stay at one of these themed hotels for an entirely different accommodation experience with Expedia.

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To make the booking, just use the app to search for the hotel of your choice, and enter the coupon code “APP15” on the payment page. That’ll get you a 15% discount off any valid hotel booking, up to $50.

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