The 10 Best Hotels in the Bangrak District of Bangkok



The Bangrak District, which stretches from the Chao Phraya River to bustling Silom Road, is home to some of the best hotels in Bangkok. Style and elegance are the catchwords here, with plenty of fantastic properties to choose from. For sheer class and elegance, the Mandarin Oriental continually sets the bar for high end Bangkok hotels, and the neighboring Shangri La has been one of Asia's most noted properties for years. Nearby, the newer Sofitel So combines jaw dropping views over Lumpini Park along with award winning cutting edge urban design. Nearby, the W Bangkok is pretty futuristic and high tech. Further upriver, the Royal Orchid Sheraton has a wonderful location, with a huge pool perched right on the river's edge.

Silom Road is home to the entertainment district and night market of Patpong, and is also one of the most vibrant and chic spots to wine and dine in the city. Spots in this area to spend a night in are plentiful, with the classy Le Meridien heading the list. The Siam Heritage Hotel is also located here and is an excellent boutique option.

For something way above the crowds and clouds, try the fancy Tower Club at Lebua, site of Bangkok's highest sky bars and restaurants, and famed for being featured in the Hollywood Blockbuster Hangover 2. A suite at the Tower Club gives you your own birds-eye view of the City of Angels.


The Siam Heritage is a stylish boutique hotel located in the heart of Bangkok's bustling Silom neighborhood, and is a perfect location for those who want fine dining and nightlife options just minutes from their door. The 73 rooms here are...  Read More


Located in an excellent spot right across from Bangkok's green belt, Lumpini Park, the Dusit Thani is a great choice, with its tree lined central courtyard and pool a great oasis from which to escape the heat and chaos of the city. In addition...  Read More


The Tower Club at Lebua commands a place in the clouds. Located on the upper floors of the golden domed Lebua State Tower, the balcony views from the suites here are beyond staggering, as it is the highest spot for miles. The sweeping views of...  Read More


The Royal Orchid Sheraton occupies a prime piece of real estate, with a gorgeous Chao Phraya Riverfront location, along with two marvelous swimming pools to enjoy set right out on the river. The rooms offer commanding views of the Chao Phraya...  Read More




The newest of Bangkok's finest lodgings, the W is all about fashion. Traditional Thai is combined with cutting edge art and architecture to create a very trendy and chic establishment that features a stylish cocktail bar just next to the lobby...  Read More


The Pullman G is one of Bangkok's newer classy and trendy lifestyle hotels, perched up above the Bangkok skyline on Silom Road. This highrise hotel has almost 500 rooms, ranging from Deluxe to Suites, with floor to ceiling windows showing off...  Read More


The Sofitel So Bangkok is an elegant urban oasis that sets out to combine every aspect of the Bangkok experience. Designed by an elite group of Thai architects and interior designers, overseen by French haute couturier mogul Christian Lacroix,...  Read More


The Shangri La rivals the Oriental as Bangkok--s best known and notable place to stay, also located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. From its awe inspiring lobby to the luxury rooms in the Krungthep Wing with balconies overlooking the...  Read More


The Le Meridien is an extremely stylish and chic large luxury hotel with 282 rooms and suites all decked out in modern furnishings and earth tones, famed for its top notch personalized service. Perfectly situated near the Jim Thompson House and...  Read More


This hotel on the Chao Phraya River remains Bangkok's classiest place to stay. The riverside setting is fantastic, the elegant suites all look out on the length of the river, and the amenities here are all top notch, from the gigantic lap...  Read More


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Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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