While Bangkok needs no introduction in terms of the fun and frolic it offers, here are some quirky Bangkok hotels that will leave you amazed with their uniqueness and out-of-the-box ambience.
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Opulent, romantic, seductive is how one would like to describe this Bangkok hotel that has been awarded the Best City Boutique Hotel in 2017. Reflecting the stylish mood of pre-1930 Shanghai, this hotel exudes vibrant colours, opulent fabrics and imperial furniture. The rooms are oases of peace and silence, even when the hotel is located right in the middle of Old China town. While the Water Garden in the courtyard inhabited with numerous fishes soothes you with a Zen-like effect, their on-call butler service will pamper you silly with their unpacking abilities and their expertise in deciding your itinerary.
Quirkiest Trait: You get to access complimentary experiences of Bangkok’s historic China town, like the Dim Sum high tea, 60-minute reflexology massage or an amazing China Town walk—one activity for each night of your stay.
Cost: Rs 5,345 per night*
Location: 479-481 Yaowarat Road Samphanthawong
Distance from the airport: 32.4 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport (42 minutes)
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The Bhuthorn Bangkok
Guests swear by this tiny three-roomed hotel, located right in the middle of Bangkok’s old town. Each room has been tastefully designed by the husband-and-wife architect duo with extensive use of authentic Thai fabrics, age-old wooden flooring and antique furniture. Surrounded by fresh flowers, the hotel literally basks in the fragrance of Jasmine flowers. The breakfast served in the small courtyard is a sheer delight and is often the highlight of many people’s stay here.
Quirkiest Trait: Experience the afternoon tea between 2 pm to 5 pm, where guests can choose from 2 to 3 yummy Thai snacks. As it is just three rooms, the service is flawless. Do savour their pintoh—a traditional Thai tiffin comprising an assortment of locally made delicacies and fresh fruits.
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Location: 96-98 Phraeng Bhuthorn Rd., San Chao Phor Seua, Phra Nakhorn
Distance from the airport: 32.6 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport (51 minutes)
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Arun Residence, Bangkok
Situated on a river bank and overlooking the majestic Temple Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Hotel Arun offers some magical views of the temple, river and the sky. Every room carries strong traditional Thai designs with rich white and black walls. Its strategic location is an envy to many, where the Grand Place and the Pak Khlong Talat flower market are just a stone’s throw away. Not to mention their to-die-for Thai and French cuisine served at their Deck Restaurant.
Quirkiest Trait: Their roof-top bar from where you can view some incredible sunsets. Also, their Bangkok Night Lights tuk-tuk tour that exposes Bangkok’s exuberant beauty at night
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Location: 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok
Distance from the airport: 40.2 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport (60 minutes)
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Luxx Hotel Bangkok
With just 13 rooms, no gym, no pool and no bar, this hotel helps you re-connect with yourself. The Zen-inspired designs in each room only add to the experience. That’s why this hotel has a reputation of being hidden from many but well-known among discerning guests. The Thai welcome bestowed on your arrival is going to stay with you for a long time.
Quirkiest Trait: Each room has a unique wooden bath to fit two people. And if you want to relive the era of watching DVDs, you can ask for your favourite movie and settle down for an exclusive movie-time within the comforts of your room.
Cost: Rs 4,186
Location: 6/11 Decho Road
Distance from the airport: 30.7 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport (45 minutes)
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Buddy Lodge Hotel, Bangkok
If you are looking for some pep, excitement and vibrancy, Buddy Lodge Hotel is the place. Located right in the middle of shopping and entertainment streets of the Khaosan Road, this hotel decked in authentic Thai furnishings and natural wood is alive right into the wee hours of the morning, where people can be seen and heard partying hard. Its close proximity to popular tourist attractions like the Temple of Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho comes as an added advantage.
Quirkiest Trait: While their rooftop pool is an ideal place to relax, most of the guests make it a point to visit the Star Fashion shop nearby for top quality suits and formal wear. These attires are completely customised to fit to perfection, and they also throw in few complimentary handkerchiefs with your name beautifully embroidered on them.
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Location: 265 Khaosan Road, Taladyod, Pranakorn, Bangkok
Distance from the airport: 20.7 km from Don Mueang International Airport (39 minutes)
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