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Six Unique Boutique Hotels in Bangkok

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Amongst the most visited cities in South East Asia, Bangkok has everything one might want from a vacation. A cultural center, a party place, an excellent destination for gourmands, the city has multiple activities for families and welcomes everyone with open arms.

As expected, its hotels are equally friendly. While you can stay in some of the most luxurious ones here, the real magic is in discovering Bangkok’s unique boutique hotels that will bowl you over with their warm hospitality.

Foodotel

The must-stay for food lovers visiting Bangkok, Foodotel’s location above a bustling restaurant means you are never far from a delicious tummy-filling meal. Shopping enthusiasts will love that the hotel is across from the famous ICONSIAM and walking distance from River City Bangkok mall. Friendly service, clean rooms, and pocket-friendly rates mean you are guaranteed a restful and budget stay. While small in size, and with minimal furniture, the rooms at Foodotel come with en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a lavish buffet breakfast.

Address: 30 Soi Charoen Nakhon 4, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Old Capital Bike Inn

Modern conveniences meet vintage charm at the Old Capital Bike Inn, a boutique hotel for art and cycling enthusiasts. Besides offering free bike rentals and night bike tours, this boutique hotel in Bangkok is conveniently located 15 minutes away from Khao San Road. A family-run hotel, service is cordial and immaculate with options like having breakfast in bed and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are exceptionally quirky with gorgeous wall art, old-world furniture, eccentric artifacts, and splashes of bright colors giving each space a distinct Instagrammable look. Old Capital Bike Inn also has a delightful café in its lobby and is close enough to several other eateries.

Address: 607 Phra Sumen Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Inn A Day

Tourists staying at any of Inn A Day’s 11 rooms get to experience the “real” Bangkok, albeit in a wholly unrivaled and unconventional manner. A gorgeous, cozy property, Inn A Day, works on a couple of ideas. Its three residential floors follow the themes of “dawn, day, and dusk.” The room numbers are times, think 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. And every room has a different concept, from restaurant or gamble to medical shop or honeymoon. Adding to the appeal of Inn A Day is its location, next to Chao Phraya River, offering unmatched views of Wat Arun Temple. Ten of the rooms in what is one of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok have a balcony, and there is also a terrace bar and café, ideal for spending the evening after a sightseeing tour of the city.

Address: 61 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

The House of Phraya Jasaen

Enchantingly named The House of Phraya Jasaen merges Bangkok’s heritage beautifully with its modern-city persona. The boutique hotel that was once seven “antique shophouses” is welcoming, contemporary in its design, and packed with surprises. Each of the 32 rooms has creature comforts like TVs, fridge, and air-conditioning, with bed options ranging from queen or king-sized beds to a “hovering” circular bed and even bunk beds. Situated close to the Skytrain and the pier, Bangkok’s tourist attractions are never afar, and with plenty of street food options nearby, every day you spend here is a new culinary adventure in waiting.

Address: 168 Soi Charoen Krung 57, Charoen Krung Rd., Yannawa, Bangkok 10120

MeStyle Museum Hotel

Expect a visual explosion of colors the moment you step inside the MeStyle Museum Hotel, one of Bangkok’s most captivating boutique hotels. Covering a somewhat nautical theme that starts from a giant anchor on the outside and follows in, MeStyle is brimming with “treasures” from the far corners of the planet, each one as peculiar and vivid as the next. The 98 rooms, in contrast to the common areas, the on-site restaurant, and the swimming pool, are a little subdued, more stylish, but not without their own vibrant characteristics. The hotel is slightly away from the top tourist spots, but it promises an exclusive opportunity to explore Bangkok’s imaginative arty side in a comfortable environment.

Address: 99 Soi Pracha Rat Bamphen 18, Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310

Bangkok Publishing Residence

Immersed in Bangkok’s publishing legacy, BPR, as it is locally known, was once a “publisher’s family home and the birthplace of Bangkok Weekly.” There are only eight rooms in BPR, a luxury boutique adults-only hotel, each stylishly furnished, and having a touch of countryside appeal. In tune with the publishing theme, every room has a desk, and guests can borrow books from a library. Those wishing for modern luxuries will find the Bluetooth speakers and free Wi-Fi to their liking. The hotel also has a jacuzzi on the terrace and complimentary bike rentals for all guests.

Address: 31-33-35-37-37/1 Lan Luang Rd, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100

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