10 Bangkok Staycations: Getaway from Bangkok - in Bangkok
Whether it's for your birthday or for a long weekend, or just because you need a break from your routine and your holiday quota is already used up, a Staycation (a holiday where you live) is always a great idea. Especially in Bangkok, where we are spoilt for choice when it comes to quality accommodation at reasonable rates.
Below we have put together a list, in no particular order, of 10 Bangkok staycation ideas.
Shanghai Mansion is located in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown. The unique architecture and oriental interior design is inspired by 1930s Shanghai, and stepping into the hotel is like being transported back in time.
There is a Spa offering natural treatments and traditional therapies, and in the evenings, food and drinks can be enjoyed at the terrace bar, accompanied by live Jazz music.
Bangkok Tree House
Bangkok Tree House is situated in the green lung of Bangkok, Bang Kra Jao. This eco-hotel offers peace and quiet and makes its guests forget they are within Bangkok's city limits. In fact, Bangna BTS is only 1.5 km away from the hotel.
There is a natural swimming pool, outside showers, floating beds right on the river and a variety of unique accommodation, such as rooftop beds under the stars, and cozy rooms for 2-4 people. Their rates include free ice-cream, bicycle rental, Wi-Fi and complimentary full-service, a la carte breakfast.
W Bangkok is a stylish, young and vibrant hotel, renowned for being a playground of jet-setters and fashionistas. A lof of the hotel's facilities and services are available 24/7, such as the gym, the stylish 206 square-meter outdoor pool, as well as in-room dining.
Their Spa is offering full-body treatments, facials and beauty services. Their music lounge and cocktail bar, Woobar features skilled mixologists and energetic DJs.
The Siam Hotel
The Siam Hotel is one of Bangkok's fanciest hotels and a truly luxurious urban retreat, located by the Chao Praya River.
There is a Spa, a hair & nail salon, a state of the art gym with personal fitness trainers, a luxury Muay Thai gym with boxing ring, an infinity pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River, and even a space devoted to the traditional inking of sacred tattoos. On top of that, there are tailored wellness programs including Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi.
Chakrabongse Villas is located within historical premises built in 1908. Set on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, it grants an exceptional view on Wat Arun.
Accomodation options ranges from Moroccan style rooms, to a traditional Ayutthaya–style teak house on stilts and even a 129 square-metre suite. The hotel’s swimming pool is surrounded by flowering trees and plants.
Praya Palazzo is an Italian-style mansion, built in 1923, set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It’s location is only minutes away from Pra Athit and Khao San.
The hotel has only 17 rooms, kept in a classy, colonial-style decor. There is a lava rock-lined pool, free Wi-Fi, large rain showers and a terrace overlooking the river.
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel is located on the Saen Saep canal, next to Chalermla Bridge, in walking distance from MBK Center, Siam Square, and Jim Thomspon's House. It is an elegant, small luxury hotel, with seven stories, design-wise blending western architecture, and contemporary Thai style.
There are 80 rooms, ranging from 32-80 square meters, kept in colors of the Thai Lotus (magenta, purple and cobalt blue) and each room comes with a high-tech, electronic toilet. The hotel also features a unique free form pool.
Anantara Riverside is a tropical hideaway, spread over 11 acres, located only minutes away from entertainment and lifestyle complex Asiatique.
The family-friendly resort features a tropical swimming pool and jacuzzi, a kids club, a cooking school, several indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars and a variety of beauty and wellness facilities. On top of that, the hotel has its own branch of the world-famous Japanese Teppanyaki steakhouse Benihana.
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a contemporary luxury design hotel, located on South Sathorn Road, with 169 spacious and bright rooms.
The hotel features an outdoor pool, a yoga studio, a spa, a proper cocktail bar (Met Bar), and it is home to the vibrant, award-winning Thai restaurant 'nahm', which was voted #22 by World’s 50 Best Restaurants and #7 by Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.
The Peninsula Bangkok
The Peninsula Bangkok is located near Saphan Taksin bridge. Accommodation options range from 45 square-meters rooms, to the spacious “The Peninsula Suite” with 364 square-meters. All rooms have river view.
There are several indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants, a world-class luxury Spa, a three-tiered pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a tennis court, and a variety of bespoke programs such as kickboxing, cooking and painting classes.