At first thought, Bangkok might not appeal as one of Thailand's greatest family holiday destinations, especially if you are traveling with young kids. But when you start doing research the opposite soon becomes apparent. Firstly the city features a vast assortment family oriented accommodation sparing no detail to ensure optimal convenience. Spaciousness is only the first of many such qualities you will find at each of our 10 best Bangkok hotels for families listed below. They offer 2 bedroom suites and bigger, they are equipped with conveniences such as kitchen appliances and lavish living areas, and the city is also blessed with classy apartment style living supported by luxury hotel facilities.
Secondly is the superlative child friendly facilities such as supervised play areas, toddler pools, restaurants with children menus, and in-room movie channels or DVD players to keep you and the young ones entertained. There are also a number hotels with kids clubs as well as professional nannies to free your hands for shopping, or a revitalizing spa journey. Where to go and what to do with the kids?
Besides the many interesting historical and cultural attractions such as the Grand Palace, the city is littered with modern entertainment for children and adults alike. Kidzania edutainment centre is a big hit right now, you can take them to Fantasia Water Park, Siam Ocean World and Dream World which is Bangkok's own Disneyland. Teenagers will enjoy Surf House, the city's surf wave pool and Flight Experience is a realistic flight simulator located in the Gateway Ekamai Mall where everyone in the group can feel what it is like at the controls of a Boeing.
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Considered a family friendly hotel near the riverside? Anantara Sathorn offer luxury 2 bedroom suites featuring a kitchen and living area with amazing views from private balconies more than 30 floors up. It features a kids club, free wi-fi, shuttle service to the skytrain station, a cooking school and tennis courts.
Bandara offers affordable, yet classy accommodation with stylish one and 2 bedroom suites with 2 bathrooms, living area and cooking facilities. A short walk from Silom skytrain station a free shuttle bus is nevertheless on standby to whisk you there. It features 2 pools, 2 restaurants, a Jacuzzi and a medium size fitness centre.
Located near shopping malls such as Paragon and MBK this luxury hotel features family rooms with separate sleeping areas for the children, or if your gang has expanded there are 2 bedroom suites. It has a kids club, a small cinema set-up, and for grown-up members of the clan there is a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool.
With an entertainment centre featuring supervised educational projects for toddlers to 14 year old teenagers as well as a toddler wading pool Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is an elegant hotel on the banks of the Chaophraya River. Some rooms are inter-connected and there is also a 2 bedroom suite with a king bed and twin beds.
Situated in Sukhumvit near Pratunam Market and Siam Square Marriott Mayfair feature accommodation for up to 6 people. The property offers a kids club and you can look forward to having your own kitchen for which you can order grocery deliveries. It has a rooftop pool and bar, a bistro restaurant, gym and spa.
Omni Tower is located in Sukhumvit near Nana and Ploenchit BTS. Its private residences in a skyscraper building feature anything from a microwave to warm baby food to a four plate stove, two bedrooms and enormous living areas. Though it may feel like renting a private city apartment you can rely on all the usual hotel facilities.
Offering professional child minding services Pantip Suites is located in the Sathorn district. Its 2 bedroom family suites with elegant living areas and full kitchen facilities are extensively equipped and even include a washing machine. The whole gang can relax by the pool, dine together at La Brasserie or utilize the health club.
Radisson Suites Bangkok is located in Sukhumvit, the city's shopping and entertainment hot spot which you can explore while baby sitters take professional care of your little darlings, or while you chill at the infinity edge pool with a bar. Back in your nest you will appreciate that suites with a second bedroom also has a 2nd bathroom.
With a play area, a kids pool, mini golf and baby sitting service you are not going to hear a peep from the small people while you can kick back at an infinity edge pool overlooking the city, or enjoy a yoga class. Located in Sukhumvit near Ploen Chit BTS Shama's accommodation is modern and stylish featuring up to 3 bedrooms.
Just off Sukhumvit Road along Soi 16 you are near Asoke BTS, close to Terminal 21 Mall and surrounded by restaurants. From the balcony of your 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suite equipped like a private home you overlook the city, lake, or the huge swimming pool. It offers baby sitting service, gymnasium and daily breakfast.
Want to be surrounded by intriguing restaurants, quirky bars, to-be-seen-at nightlife venues and an all-round up-beat cosmopolitan vibe? Then the high-so Thonglor area which is basically Sukhumvit Soi 55 will be right as rain. The suites at Somerset are super stylish, it has a fab pool, a wading pool for toddlers and nanny service.
Returning to a cramped hotel room with active youngsters is not the best way to end days of sightseeing. Families will rather enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and views of this riverfront setting where rooms with inter-connecting facilities creates more space, and a kids academy offer customized recreation for the children.