It’s easy to find big brand name hotels in a chaotic metropolis like Bangkok, but sometimes you want something more homey, with a dash of cool to boot. With unique designs, personalised service, and addresses to be envious of, here are seven of our favourite boutique hotels sprinkled around the Thai capital.
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
With its avant-garde East-meets-West design concept, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok features 169 trend-setting rooms decked out in natural materials, clean lines, and yes, plenty of natural light. When it comes to luxury, you can’t go wrong with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton linen, goosedown duvets, and signature COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities. The hotel’s restaurant nahm is the brainchild of award-winning Australian chef David Thompson, while GLOW is one of the city’s hippest nightclubs at the moment. Read our review here.
Rates start from: USD215 per night
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is located at 27 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Bangkok, p. +66 2 625 3333.
Nestled among Bangkok’s historical temples, palaces, and museums lies this ultra-luxe boutique gem with 39 roomy suites and pool villas, each with its own unique design and concept. The Siam combines Art Deco style with traditional Thai heritage, and the result is even larger than the sum of its parts. Past the property’s black and white colour scheme, seven dining options, wellness spa, and sprawling gardens are some of the best views of the Chao Phraya River. Read our review here.
Rates start from: USD690 per night
The Siam is located at 3/2 Khao Rd, Khwaeng Wachira Phayaban, Khet Dusit, Bangkok, p. +66 2 206 6999.
Volve Hotel Bangkok
With 28 rooms and suites, Volve Hotel is inspired by the heritage homes dotting Sukhumvit, the interior telling the evolution of the neighbourhood through unique design details and quirky reinterpretation of traditional materials and objects. The hotel’s lobby is a drawing room, executive club floor, and a café — where delicious local dishes are served — combined. Did we mention it’s just a three-minute walk from Thonglor BTS Station and next to award-winning restaurant Bo.Lan too? Read our review here.
Rates start from: USD105 per night
Volve Hotel Bangkok is located at 26/1 Sukhumvit Soi 53, Klongton Nua, Watthana, Bangkok, p. +66 2 000 1000.
Shanghai Mansion Hotel
Romantic, opulent, and seductive all at once, Shanghai Mansion Hotel revives the decadent mood of 1930s Shanghai in historic Chinatown. Within reach of the city’s river taxis and historic canals, the artistic property boasts a striking Art Deco flair — bright fabrics, imperial furniture, and whimsical details in every room. Even the entry-tier Mei Hua room are like mini suites, while the spacious Mu Dan Suites come in at nearly twice the size, complete with vivid colours and brocades. Read our review here.
Rates start from: USD63 per night
Shanghai Mansion Hotel is located at 479-481 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Bangkok, p. +66 2 221 2121.
SSIP Boutique Hotel
SSIP Boutique is located in Bangkok’s Old City, a charming locality where the streets are less noisy and the locals less jaded. The unique colonial-style hotel is one of the taller buildings in the neighbourhood, and you might as well be staying in a historic governor’s home. The rooms here are simple, clean, and comfortable, and the staff are nothing short of outstanding. The biggest draw at SSIP? A traditional Thai breakfast spread of noodle soup, seasonal fresh fruits, and authentic desserts like nothing we’ve tasted.
Rates start from: USD52 per night
SSIP Boutique Dhevej Bangkok is located at 42 Phitsanulok Road, Dusit, Bangkok, p. +66 2 282 1899.
Big fan of theatre? Live the life of a star at the lavish Playhaus Thonglor, where stories like Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Romeo & Juliet, and Thai literary masterpiece Four Reigns come to life across 21 rooms and five floors — at pocket friendly prices too. Playhaus is also home to Backstage Bar, an award-winning cocktail bar (20 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019) that names its drinks after, that’s right, movies. With rooms this cute, fabulous location, and really friendly staff, what’s not to love?
Rates start from: USD50 per night
Playhaus Thonglor is located at 205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok p. +66 2712 5747 8.
Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
Having won countless awards for both its unique design and outstanding service, Hotel Muse recreates a glorious Art Deco haven in the middle of the city. European signatures are juxtaposed against ornate Asian motifs, from its spacious period-themed rooms and suites to two restaurants (a steakhouse and an Italian joint) and speakeasy rooftop. Even the landscaped hotel pool looks like something from the olden days. We wouldn’t expect anything less from a five-star luxury boutique hotel.
Rates start from: USD157 per night
Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan is located at 55/555 Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +66 2 630 4000.
Top Image: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok