This is a big city and for those who have not been here before even looking at a Bangkok Map might not be too much help to pre-determine their hotel location. In terms of where the most popular and best hotels in Bangkok are located, the city is divided in seven major districts. These include Sukhumvit, Silom, Siam, Prathunam, Chitlom \ Ploenchit, Sathorn and Riverside. However, no matter in which part of the city you stay, navigating this metropolis has been made easy with the introduction of the BTS sky train and MRT under ground rail system. There is almost nowhere you cannot reach by using the cheap and convenient mode of transport. Lately Bangkok also saw the arrival of the airport rail link and utilising the city line allows you to also travel to the more far reaches of the city.
This is one of the most central and modern parts of the city and home to a selection of luxury 5 star hotels including one of our favourite recommendations, Sofitel bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel.
A highly recommended location especially for first time visitors. The area offers lots of entertainment and the shopping opportunities are amazing with a selection of street markets, large malls and fashion outlets. The Siam sky train station is also one of the major change-over stations connecting you to other parts of the city. The 5 star Siam Kempinski Hotel is one of our favourites in the area while Siam@ Siam Hotel is a highly recommended, chic designer hotel in the 4 star range.
Sathorn is another modern part of city and feature some of the most stylish hotels.These include the trendy Sofitel So Bangkok which feature a roof top restaurant with sweeping city views of of the ever chaging Bangkok skyline. Another is the Vertigo Grill restaurant ontop the 61st floor at Banyan Tree HOtel. Anantara Sathorn is one of the best options for families with children offering luxury two bedroom accommodation.
This has to be one of the trendiest, modern and swazzy areas in the city. The area has many first class restaurants, smaller shopping malls and is also the city's most important financial distric. It is a vibrant location, you will be in close proximity to sky train stations and have lots of shopping opprtunity.
If you require the grandeur and opulance of some of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok, old world charms and the romance induced atmpshere brought about by views of the haophraya river, this is the perfect location. Situated on the banks of the Legenedary Chaophara river, hotels like Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and The Peninsula are without equal.
This is a busy part of the city. It is famous primarily for it's fashion factory outlets, street markets, bazaars and local vendors marking the favourite pursuit of visitors, shopping! Also in close proximity is the famous Panthi PLaza, a 5 storey mall selling electronic and IT goods exclusively. The luxury Amari Watergate and Pull Man King Power Hotels are located in this area. Pullman of course also allows direct access to duty free shopping.
Chidlom | Ploenchit
Chidlom feature some of the grandest accommodation venues alongside upscale apartments, embassies and expensive shopping malls. The area which include Ploenchit Road, Chitlom, Ratchadamri, Lang Suan and Wireless Road represent the new and modern face of the city. It does not feature so many traditional or historical tourist attractions, but exudes a fashionable and modern disposition. Top notch hotels are located here and include the one of a kind Hotel Muse, the gracious Four Seasons, PLaza Atenee and highly popular Sivatel Hotel.