Affordable Luxury in the Heart of Bangkok
Ahhh Thailand, the Land of Smiles, cheap clothes, great food and elephant riding. As much as we’d like to be, we can’t all be James Bonds, sipping our martinis as we’re chauffeured to our mansions. But thanks to the Singapore dollar’s strength, luxury overseas is affordable.
With this guide of 5-star hotels under SGD $100 (or AUD $80) a night, you’ll now have more cash to spend for the things that really matter: shopping, massages, and food. Be prepared to bring larger suitcases for your trips to Bangkok this year!
1. Anantara Bangkok Sathorn
Source: Anantara Bangkok Sathorn
Waddle away in Anantara Bangkok Sathorn’s infinity pool! A perfect way to unwind after a long day of shopping and Thai food. Melt away at the spa in the hands of some of Thailand’s best masseurs in their signature Anantara Spa. The skytrain is just minutes away and the street food around the corner is said to be scrumptious!
Address: 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road, Bangkok 10120
Price: From $89
2. The Aetas Bangkok
Source: Aetas Hotels
Take a load off at The Aetas Bangkok – you’ll be pampered with the amazing staff here. The newly-opened executive lounge offers free coffee and a panoramic view of the city! If you enjoy massages, The Touch is a massage parlour just minutes away that has been receiving rave reviews.
Address: 49 Soi Ruamrudee, Phloenchit Road,Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Price: From $82
3. Urbana Sathorn
Source: Urbana Sathorn
Urbana Sathorn is equipped with a limousine service if you want to cruise around the city in luxury. But if you prefer walking, you’d be glad to know that the hotel is located just 10 minutes from Silom Street. If visiting Silom Street is on your itinerary, you now know where to stay!
Address: 55 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Price: From $96
4. Aetas Lumpini Hotel Bangkok
Source: Aetas Lumpini Hotel Bangkok
Another hotel under the Aetas wing, Aetas Lumpini Hotel Bangkok shares the excellent staff and service the hotel chain is reputed for. If you want to have a uniquely Thai experience, you could pop by the boxing arena right across the street.
Address: 1030/4 Rama 4 Road, Thungmahamek, Satorn Bangkok 10120
Price: From $82
5. Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit
Source: Radisson Suites
Radisson Suites is tucked away in a small lane beside Nana BTS Station. The hotel provides a complimentary tuktuk pick up service can drop you off if your destination is in the vicinity. No more waiting for 20 minutes for a shuttle bus!
Address: 23/2-3 Sukhumvit 13, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattan
Price: From $91
6. Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok
Source: Grand Sukhimvit Hotel
Loosen your belt buckles because this hotel’s restaurants have garnered some high praise over the years. You won’t be sorry for getting up for breakfast 10 minutes early here, even if it means sacrificing some sleep – not that you’d be sleeping much, with Grand Sukhumvit Hotel being strategically located near major nightspots and tourist attractions!
Address: 99 Sukhumvit Road, Bang Na, Klongtoey Bangkok 10170 99 Sukhumvit Road Soi
Price: From $92
7. Oaks Bangkok Sathorn
Source: Oaks Bangkok Sathorn
Oaks has its own tennis court, so fitness buffs can work off the wood fired oven pizzas served here. But considering how delicious wood fired pizzas are, it’s win-win! They also offer stays up to a month if you don’t want to return to reality so soon.
There’s also a family mart in the compound, so you can get your essentials easily without too much hassle.
Address: 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road
Price: From $83
8. Montien Riverside Hotel
Source: Montien Riverside
This Hotel was designed by a renowned Thai architect that blends traditional and modern Thai styles. Aside from being awed by its impressive facade, you can try your hand at pool in the game room. There are free shuttle buses to and from Asiatique, a must-visit night market opened in 2012, so you definitely won’t get bored at night!
Address: 54 Surawongse Road, Bangkok 10500
Price: From $72
9. VIE Hotel Bangkok
Source: Vie Hotel Bangkok
VIE hotel looks super slick and it looks like the kind of place Kanye West might go to party. If you feel like travelling traditionally, you can hop on tuktuks provided by the hotel. These guys are vetted by the hotel – a complimentary service – so don’t worry about getting scammed.
Address: 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road Bangkok
Price: From $94
10. Le Meridian Bangkok
Source: Le Meridien Bangkok
Art lovers will appreciate the super modern and chic avant garde suites as they sip on free cocktails and drinks daily from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Keeping with the artistic vibe, an art gallery is also accessible to guests.
Tip: Rooms with round beds have been getting positive reviews so be sure to ask for one!
Address: 40/5 Surawong Road Bangrak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Price: From $97
11. The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel
Source: Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel
If you’re here on a stopover or plan to visit the outskirts of Bangkok, this hotel is for you. The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel plans day trips around the area so you can spend sometime amongst the sites off the beaten path. Perfect for you if you’re more of a doer than a planner!
Address: 333 Srinakarin Road Huamark, Bangkapi Bangkok 10240
Price: From $99
Bonus: Hua Chang Heritage Hotel
Source: Hua Chang Heritage Hotel
While this hotel doesn’t fall into the under $100 category, it’s included on the list because it’s such a beautiful place to stay, and only for a little above $100. The design of this hotel is rooted in Thai tradition while keeping to modern sensibilities.
The subtle colours and eccentric design invokes the feeling of a dream while roaming around its halls. If you can spare a little more this is a great choice.
Address: 400 Phayathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Price: From $139
So that’s our list, an easy enough feat with the help of HotelsCombined. HotelsCombined compiles data from the hotels of your destination from the best travel sites to give you the best up to date information, so you can spend more time worrying about which outfit you should pack for your next vacation.
You can sort hotels by price, star rating and even special deals, all bundled with a best price guarantee to stretch your dollar. I’ll see you in Bangkok soon!
TheSmartLocal 2015 Guide To Bangkok:
This post was brought to you by HotelsCombined.