10 Most Romantic Bangkok Hotels to Pamper Yourself In

Bangkok features a wealth of romantic stays. While the streets may be chaotic and traffic-filled, you can retreat to your quarters along the Chao Phraya River and somewhat imagine why the city was called Venice of the East. Many of the most posh stays are to be found here, and most of them are oozing charm. For a real splurge, try the intimate Siam Hotel, located up in old Dusit, well away from the tourist crowds. The Mandarin Oriental remains a top favorite, with opulent suites looking out at the river and fantastic personalized service wherever you turn. You'll also find the small Chakrabongse Villas located here, former home to a prince and truly worthy of a royal romantic stay. To really escape the crowds, try to uber-romantic Praya Palazzo, housed in a gorgeous Thai-Italian Paladio-style mansion that dates from the 1920s. Access here is only by the hotel's private river barge. Far away but still on the Chao Phraya, the unique Bangkok Tree House offers funky rooms built right next to a car-free bicycle path, above the river, and surrounded by the city's largest open green space.

Romantic sleeps are not only restricted to the water. Inland, you will find the St. Regis, where suites come with a personal butler, giant bay windows with city views, and luxurious furnishings. Just around the corner is the cutting edge Sofitel So, where you can choose an elements-based room type that looks over Lumphini Park, and engage in fois gras fine dining at Park Society, the hotel's upper floor restaurant that overlooks the park and cityscape. The nearby Siam Kempinski also makes the list for top romantic stays, with rooms that access directly into the hotel's immense free-form swimming pool, feeling far more like a Samui resort than a city stay, and giving easy access to the molecular gastronomy offerings over at Sra Bua, the hotel's romantic restaurant. 

Even over on busy Sukhumvit Road will you find hidden charms. 137 Pillars offers amorous suites with jacuzzi tubs and a gorgeous rooftop infinity pool, perfect for a romantic city escape, while if you want to hit the beach, Baba Beach Club offers a romantic escape at one of Bangkok's nearest beach resorts.

Outside the city

You'll have to head out of the city for a beach weekend for this one, but if you are looking for a quick romantic city escape, head down towards Cha Am and Hua Hin, the nearest beach resorts to Bangkok, where you'll find Baba Beach Club, a hip...  Read More

Where else in Bangkok can one have a direct entrance into the swimming pool from one's terrace? Only at the Siam Kempinski, located just steps from Bangkok's most fashionable mall, Siam Paragon, yet a hidden away world of its own, and a great...  Read More

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With a location set right in the heart of central Bangkok, overlooking the Royal Sports Club, the Starwood's St Regis Hotel sets a new mark in elegance and is a great place to treat your loved one to a romantic stay. All rooms are elegantly...  Read More

This hotel on the Chao Phraya River, popular with visiting celebrities, just oozes atmosphere and romantic charm, and it still sets the bar for high-end Bangkok accommodations. The Authors Residence suites, made famous by visiting luminaries...  Read More

Outside the city

For something truly unique, try this hidden away charmer across the Chao Phraya River in Bang Krachao, Bangkok's largest open green space. The hotel really does resemble a tree house, set just off a bicycle path and nestled right against the...  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

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 a romantic hideaway worthy of royalty is what you are after, then by all means head straight to the Chakrabongse Villas. When we say that this is a hotel fit for a prince, we are not bluffing, as the Chakrabongse Villas were indeed the former...  Read More

One of Bangkok's most romantic hidden gems, Praya Palazzo is accessible only by boat (the hotel has its own private barge, which serves guests around the clock, making for easy access to the rest of the city), and is tucked into a lovely...  Read More

For upscale romantic luxury on Bangkok's east side, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is unrivalled. The elegant hotel's sister property in Chiang Mai has received worldwide acclaim for its design and detail evoking Thailand's storied...  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