Affordable fancy hotels in Bangkok

Although the pandemic situation in Thailand is considered safe at the moment, it has left a lot of people around the world in financial difficulties due to troubles like business closures.

This means that many of us have to save money whenever we can. But after months of being stuck at home, everybody deserves a nice vacation – even if that means a peaceful staycation in BKK itself.

We’ve gathered a list of 9 affordable hotels in central Bangkok that look fabulously fancy to help save your money.

Note: Prices may vary depending on peak seasons and promotions.

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1. Metropole Bangkok

Metropole Bangkok
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Experience a staycation in Bangkok like a true aristocrat at Metropole Bangkok, a swanky hotel that looks just like an old-fashioned British gentlemen’s club.  

In the reception area, guests will be greeted with a white marble floor and glamorous mahogany woodwork similar to what we see in English period movies.

Metropole Bangkok
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History buffs will fall in love with the hotel’s walls which are plastered with black and white photographs of historical buildings and architecture in Thailand.

Metropole Bangkok
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Experience an ultra-luxurious night at this hotel for a super affordable price with the Studio King room (฿1,800, ~USD57/night). But if you’d like to splurge a little more and enjoy a balcony view, just top up a little more cash and stay at the Studio Executive (฿2,300, ~USD73/night).

You can also purchase breakfast separately for ฿275 (~USD9) each morning.

Metropole Bangkok
Address: 2802 New Petchaburi Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Telephone: +66 2 314 8555
Nearest train station: BTS Thong Lor
Metropole Bangkok website | Google Maps

2. PlayHaus Thonglor Hotel 

PlayHaus Thonglor Hotel
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Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s famous saying “All the world’s a stage,” PlayHaus Thonglor Hotel has brought the stage to the real world.  

With thick red velvet curtains and parquet floors along with lavish furniture and interior decor, this place is inspired by rich theatre and Broadway culture. 

PlayHaus Thonglor Hotel
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With a behind-the-stage theme that carries through the interior, the hotel’s cocktail bar doesn’t look any less dramatic when compared to the whole place.

The bar even has seating booths with a blue velvet couch and sheer curtains, which is perfect for a group of friends to start their fancy night out in the big city.

PlayHaus Thonglor Hotel
Romeo & Juliet themed room
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There is the Queen Room (฿1,200, ~USD38/night) and King Room (฿1,300, ~USD41/night) you can choose to stay in. The only difference between the 2 is bed sizes.

Furthermore, the hotel has 4 different murals in their rooms depending on which floor you’re on: Four Reigns, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and Romeo & Juliet. If you prefer, you can specify the one you want to stay in with the receptionist.  

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PlayHaus Thonglor
Address: 1, 209/1 Thonglor Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 712 5747
Nearest train station: BTS Thong Lor
PlayHaus Thonglor website | Google Maps

3. Arte Hotel

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Stepping inside Arte Hotel’s lobby, you’ll be greeted with an ultra-modern atmosphere, coupled with a sleek black marble floor and golden woodwork. The Great Gatsby, anyone?

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If you decide to get comfy here, you can spend a carefree day swimming in the hotel’s infinity pool on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of skyscrapers in the heart of Bangkok. 

Arte HotelImage credit: Agoda

Enjoy your night in a comfortable king bed in Deluxe King Bed (฿1,650, ~USD52/night). If you’re a bathtub person, then just go for Premier King Bed (฿2150, ~USD68/night).

Guests can also get breakfast for ฿300 (~USD10).

Arte Hotel
Address: 29 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 108 3378
Nearest train station: MRT Sukhumvit, BTS Asok
Arte Hotel website | Google Maps

4. Rembrandt Hotel and Suites

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Rembrandt Hotel and Suites will make you feel like a Maharaja or Maharani with its giant interior that feels like you’re walking through a palace.

Rembrandt HotelImage credit: Booking

During your stay, don’t forget to visit the hotel’s rooftop bar overlooking the remarkable view of Bangkok’s skyline – it looks especially pretty during sunset hours.

Other than the bar, Rembrandt is home to many restaurants, from Italian to Mexican. Plus, their eatery Rang Mahal is one of the city’s most notable Indian restaurants. This hotel is nothing short of heaven for foodies.

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Experience comfort fit for a royal in a spacious One-Bedroom Suite for only at ฿2,235 (~USD71) per night. It comes with a large bedroom, living room, bathroom with a tub, and a kitchenette.

This price doesn’t include brekkie, but you can get it at ฿470 (~USD15) if desired.

Rembrandt Hotel and Suites
Address: 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 261 7100
Nearest train station: MRT Sukhumvit, BTS Asok
Rembrandt Hotel and Suites website | Google Maps

5. Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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Although Baiyoke II Sky Hotel was replaced by MahaNakhon as Bangkok’s highest building, it’s still an embodiment of luxury for many locals.  

Situated in Phaya Thai area, the hotel is in the heart of the city’s shopping district with malls and markets like Platinum, Pratunam, and Central World are within walking distance. 

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The revolving observation deck on the 84th floor is the real highlight of this building. It slowly rotates a full 360 degrees, giving us the full glimpse of Thailand’s capital with a bird’s eye view. 

BaiyokeImage credit: Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Get a good night’s sleep in the Junior Suite (฿2,000, ~USD65/night) with a double bed and a living area. Or, amp up your vacation by staying at the Panorama Suite (฿5,000, ~USD154/night) that comes with clear glass walls that offer a 180-degree view of Bangkok.

Breakfast is included in the prices. 

Baiyoke Sky Hotel
Address: 222 Ratchaprarop Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Telephone: +66 2 656 3000
Nearest train station: BTS Phaya Thai
Baiyoke Sky Hotel website | Google Maps

6. Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok

Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok
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Walking into Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok is like visiting a contemporary art museum – monochrome lovers will be impressed with the lobby’s glossy black and white interior right off the bat.  

Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok
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Not only the walls are adorned with colourful abstract paintings on the upper floors, but the interior itself also looks bright and modern, with photo-ops situated all around. 

Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok
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For just ฿1,500 (~USD48/night), you can get comfy in a big double bed in Superior Double Room that comes with brekkie in the morning. 

Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok
Address: 403-403/1, 407 407/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 8 355 9954
Nearest train station: MRT Sukhumvit, BTS Asok
Sukhumvit Suites Bangkok website | Google Maps

7. Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

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Indulge in the glamorous world of Chinese architecture at Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, a boutique hotel in vibrant Yaowarat.

Like East meets West, the interior design is a perfect combination of traditional Chinese and modernity. 

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The dining hall looks classic in black, white, and red as the walls are adorned with retro illustrations and posters. 

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Hide away from the crowded Chinatown in the colourful Mei Hua room (฿2,000, ~USD65/night) and get comfy on an antique bed that sits next to a wall of vivid stained glass. Breakfast is included.

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Address: 479-481 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Telephone: +66 2 221 2121
Nearest train station: MRT Wat Mangkorn
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok website | Google Maps

8. Ob-Oon Boutique Bed & Breakfast

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“Less is more” is the best expression to describe Ob-Oon Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Here, the opulent vibes don’t come from an elaborate interior, but rather from all the antique decors and furniture that seem to be well-curated and places around the premises.

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Even the overall colour and lighting are work as a natural ‘retro’ filter, turning the whole lobby into a museum.

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Unwind after a long day in a Deluxe Queen Room (฿2,125, ~USD68/night) that comes with a large bed, a peaceful reading area, and a bathroom equipped with a tub. 

The washing area in the bathroom has clear glass walls, making this place suitable for couples.

Breakfast is included in the fee.

Ob-Oon Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Address: 12/13 Sukhumvit 49/6 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 8 7929 9469
Nearest train station: BTS Phrom Phong
Ob-Oon Boutique Bed & Breakfast website | Google Maps

9. Qiss Residence by Bliston

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Submerge in a large indoor infinity pool at Qiss Residence by Bliston, a hotel that sits right in one of the city’s vibrant CBDs, Phrom Phong.

Qiss Residence by BlistonImage credit: Booking

Although this place is a hotel, it looks more like a high-end apartment. Even the Studio-Deluxe (฿2,300, ~USD75) comes with a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom with a tub, making it all the more perfect for long-term vacationers.

Qiss Residence by BlistonImage credit: Booking

The bedroom is also spacious and is lit up with natural light from a huge balcony during the day. Breakfast is included in the price.

Qiss Residence by Bliston
Address: 3803 Soi Rubai Road, Road 4, Prakanong, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 2 339 3800
Nearest train station: BTS Phra Khanong
Qiss Residence by Bliston website | Google Maps

Live lavishly within budget

Everyone can have a luxurious staycation in Thailand’s capital without costing an arm and a leg. If you’re planning on coming to Bangkok, you might want to put these hotels in your ‘must stay list’!

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Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Top Left): Baiyoke Sky Hotel, @travelwith_e.g, Metropole Bangkok

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