Bangkok is a popular destination for tourists worldwide. As it is usual in any tourist destination, in Bangkok you can, also, find an impressive number of hotels, hostels and all types of accommodations that travellers often seek. Bangkok hotels offer first class facilities and services with a fine touch of traditional Thai hospitality.
Most hotels are located near the centre of the city. Hotels located in Sukumvit, Silom, and Siam are popular among tourists, as they are located along the Skytrain route.
Dusit Thani Hotel
This opulent hotel is well known in Bangkok and is located in front of Silom Road, in the business and entertainment area overlooking Lumphini Park. It has 532 rooms that are lavishly decorated in the Thai style and all have satellite TV, video camera, mini bar, voicemail and direct dial telephone with fax and modem. The conventions facilities are lovely, with several meeting rooms and multipurpose room, as well as the NapalaiHall that can accommodate up to 1,500 people. It also has state of the art audio visual equipment. Other facilities include a business centre, fitness centre and spa, pool, sauna, boutiques and a golf course. The hotel has restaurants such as Benjarong that serves Thai cuisine, the Japanese Shogun or the Tiara that serves western food and is located on the terrace offering panoramic city views.
Pan Pacific Hotel
The Pan Pacific Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Bangkok and is within walking distance of the Skytrain and the subway station. The luxury hotel is situated opposite of the largest green area of the city, the Lumpini Park.
Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel
This modern hotel is ideally located for the conventions delegates, because it is very close to the Bangkok Convention Centre and is just 10 minutes from the airport. It has 607 rooms and suites among which we can find the executive rooms "Dynasty Club" for business travellers. The rooms have satellite TV, air conditioning, coffee and tea. The business facilities are excellent and include 24 meeting rooms that include three ballrooms that can accommodate over 600 people. Dining options are varied and can be enjoyed in the eight restaurants offering Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and international cuisine. Recreational facilities include a gymnasium, a swimming pool with lush tropical gardens, a sauna, a jacuzzi and plenty of parking.
The Ambassador Hotel is an establishment that offers an excellent value for your money, especially because of its location in Sukhumvit Road, right in the shopping and entertainment area, but also within walking distance of the business district. This large modern hotel has 755 comfortable rooms with a good size, private bathroom and satellite television. It also has extensive business facilities that include a convention centre for 2,000 people, a business centre, three function rooms for 50 to 500 people and some smaller meeting rooms. The hotel has several restaurants and bars like the DickensPub, a Japanese restaurant and a brewery. There is also a shopping arcade, gym, pool, squash court and an outside running track.
The decoration of Sukhothai, in the Silom area, is purely Thai and transmits an atmosphere of serenity throughout the entire hotel. All rooms feature Thai fabrics, teakwood furniture and common areas are decorated with exquisite typical objects. The rooms also feature satellite TV, electronic safe, wireless high speed internet and fax. There is also a cool courtyard with a water garden. Among the restaurants is TheCeladon, serving excellent Thai food. Facilities include a business centre, two meeting rooms, a ballroom with capacity for 300 people, swimming pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi, sauna, tennis and squash courts and a shopping arcade.
For budget travellers, hostels in the area of Khao San promise to be a good choice:
Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza
Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza is located just minutes away from the famous Khao San Road and the main historical attractions of Bangkok. These include the Grand Royal Palace, the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the famous Marble Temple.
Himalaya Residence Bangkok
This hostel is situated just off Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok’s famous street, just 10 minutes walk from the BTS station. Himalaya Residence is a small and cosy chalet located in the heart of the city. It has 18 rooms offering accommodation for leisure, business and family travellers, with all modern facilities and internet access 24 hours. They have rooms for 4-8 people, so the hostel is perfect for large families who like to be together. Himalaya Residence also has standard rooms to welcome all visitors who wish to make a business or leisure trip or leisure in Bangkok.
HI Sukhumvit Hostel
HI Sukhumvit is a hostel located in the trendy area of Sukhumvit on Soi 38 that is one of the most famous food streets of Bangkok. The hostel is 2 minutes walk from the BTS train station Thong Lo, restaurants, banks, post office, 24 hours convenience stores and a park. It’s an atypical hostel for backpackers, with an exotic Thai character, an outdoor garden terrace, a lounge on the ground floor and a small patio for a breath of fresh air after a busy day exploring the city. Here you can really experience the true Thai hospitality and culture.
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