Bangkok's Best Boutique Hotels: Take Your Stay to the Next Level

Bangkok is home to some amazing boutique properties. For total opulence, not much beats the Siam Hotel, far up the Chao Phraya River. It is a pampering stay at a whopping price. For lovers of old and classic, the intimate Cabochon will wow fans of colonial charm, run by the former owner of the Eugenia. For something truly unique, the Bangkok Publishing Residence is practically a living museum, housed in the owner's grandparents' former printing factory. The Mandarin Oriental still sets the bar for high end hotels and colonial pampering, even if it has been around for ages. Newer properties include the cutting edge Sofitel and stylish Oriental Residences. Even more of a peaceful oasis retreat would be to check in to the Chakrabongse Villas, the former residence of HRH Prince Chakrabongse, where a series of traditional Thai homes were transported to the beautiful residence and the property turned into an opulent boutique hotel by the late Prince's daughter. Another great period piece is the Ariyasom Villa, the family home of a renowned Thai engineer, themed on Bangkok in the 1940's and '50's. These are just some of the boutique options that will ensure a memorable stay in Bangkok



The name of the hotel comes from the Thai calendar year when it was made (1916 on the Western calendar). The beautiful home tucked into a garden in a corner of Chinatown belonged to a well to do Muslim family, and was typical of the architecture...  Read More



Just perfect for an urban romantic weekend, 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...  Read More



This small boutique hotel is new, unique, and novel. They don't allow any walk-ins, and the entire place is based on privacy and tailor made comfort. The front gate is locked 24 hours a day, giving the Maduzi the feel of a private home. The...  Read More



With 145 lavish suites, it is hard to go wrong at the Oriental Residence. This swank serviced residence and apartments has a great leafy location along Wireless Road, not far from the Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station. Access to all of the city's...  Read More

Hansar Bangkok Hotel
Photo courtesy of courtesy of Hansar, Bangkok


The Hansar prides itself as an urban boutique oasis. Set right in the heart of Bangkok, just steps away from the shopping meccas of Siam Paragon and Central World, and easily accessed by the Skytrain, the hotel is awash with convenience. Chic...  Read More



For the ultimate in luxury pampering, try a romantic splurge at the Siam Hotel. Paying homage to the post-colonial early 1900's era of King Rama V, this ultra-luxurious boutique hotel is a design-lover's dream, and Bangkok's newest spot to lodge...  Read More



If you are a fan of yesteryear, a stay at the Cabochon promises plenty of atmosphere, romance, and charm. The Cabochon is located at the end of a quiet alley off Sukhumvit Road, hidden away like a forgotten treasure. This boutique gem has only...  Read More

Photo courtesy of courtesy of Ariyasom Villa Bangkok


Ariyasom Villa is a family run luxury boutique hotel, themed on Bangkok in the 1940's and 50's. The current owner's grandfather, Khun Phra Chareon, was an engineer who designed the National Stadium in Bangkok, along with the first runway at the...  Read More



When we say that this is a hotel fit for a prince, we are not bluffing, as the Chakrabongse Villas were indeed the former residence of HRH Prince Chula Chakrabongse, whose daughter has transformed her father's home into a magical boutique...  Read More



This exquisitely renovated heritage hotel was originally a 1960s publishing factory that belonged to owner Panida "Oum" Tosnaitada's grandparents, and was the site of the popular Bangkok Weekly magazine, in an age prior to the internet and...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave