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. 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. Going even further back in time, one of Thailand's most elegant properties, The Muse, strives to recreate the turn of the 19th century Europe and King Rama V periods, a time of glamorous ship and train travel. These are just some of the boutique options that will ensure a memorable stay in Bangkok

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

Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - A Mgallery Collection
Photo courtesy of The Muse, Bangkok

Iron balustrades, chandeliers, cow skin rugs and plenty of faux turn of the century trappings feature prominently in the extremely elegant new Muse Hotel, located along fashionable Lang Suan Road. The Muse seeks to recreate the late 19th century...  Read More

While it might be called classic far more than boutique, no stylish hotel listing can omit the Mandarin Oriental. This hotel on the Chao Phraya River, popular with visiting celebrities, still sets the bar for high-end Bangkok accommodations with...  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


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