Five Stars Aren’t Enough: Bangkok’s Most Luxurious Lodgings

Paul Feinstein | December 27, 2017

Bangkok's five-star hotels certainly go above and beyond, and the slickest high-end spots feature everything from butler service to helicopter rides. You'll live like a king at these hotels (just don’t be a jerk and make sure you tip the staff!). These are the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok.


Banyan Tree Bangkok

Why it made the list

One of the highlights of this hotel is the ability to pick the perfect pillow from their extensive selection. At the outdoor pool on the 21st floor, guests can indulge in the hotel’s own juice bar and then retire to the locker rooms for steam and sauna facilities. The spa is one-of-a-kind and feels like entering a different world, while the gym offers classes from yoga and Thai boxing to Pilates. Make sure you saunter to the rooftop, as Vertigo and Moon Bar will simply blow you away with their endless views and delectable dishes and drinks.

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Siam Kempinski

Why it made the list

High-end travelers who can’t leave their pups at home will rejoice at one of the only five-star spots that allow pets. Beyond Fido, the minibar here is free, and the hotel pool is an urban oasis that makes you forget you’re in the middle of a city. If you’re tired of your children, there’s an incredible kids club where you can literally drop them off with caretakers and go about your day, worry free. The club has a variety of activities like cooking classes, dance competitions, and arts & crafts.

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Tower Club at Lebua

Why it made the list

This all-suite hotel forgoes the check in process and instead escorts you straight to your room to check in while you unload your belongings. The real treats here are the massive pool, large gym, and unbeatable drinking and dining options. Situated in a gold dome atop the hotel, guests will find some of the best restaurants and bars in the city, including a whiskey spot with its own brand of Chivas.

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The Siam Hotel

Why it made the list

First class all the way, The Siam has its own boat to ferry you from the Sky Train directly to their boutique. Once here, you’ll enjoy 24-hour butler service, mobile Wi-Fi device, afternoon tea service, and your own outdoor patio with private pool. There’s a theater that you can play your own Netflix on, but the most unique feature is the tattoo studio. The ancient tradition of Thai tattooing is performed by Thai masters who tattoo in the classical khem style.

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Anantara Siam Bangkok

Why it made the list

Social home to Bangkok’s HiSo (high society) folk, the Anantara is a stylish hotel with a bevy of perks. Staying here provides you with access to a smart phone that gives you free Wi-Fi access around the city in addition to free international phone calls. If you want a friend for your stay, the hotel provides Thai fighting fish in small bowls. Of course, there’s a spa with signature massages, and in addition to steam rooms and hot tubs, there’s a squash court if you’re feeling competitive.

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The St. Regis Bangkok

Why it made the list

Oozing sophistication, the St. Regis sits across from the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and features 24-hour butler service with perks like packing and unpacking, shoe shines, and coffee or tea service. At 6pm each day, there’s a champagne sabering ceremony with free bubbly. If you’re a fan of whiskey instead, Decanter is the hotel’s whiskey lounge with one-of-a-kind varietals of Johnny Walker.

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Shangri-La Hotel

Why it made the list

Set along the Chao Phraya river, the Shangri-La is a lux resort property featuring two pools, nine dining and drinking options, a luxurious spa, and complimentary goodies like daily fresh fruit, garment pressings, and shoe shines.

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Why it made the list

Helicopter service. Yes, this is the only hotel that can shuttle you from the airport straight to the hotel via helicopter. Beyond this 6-star service, there’s an insanely long pool, a world-famous spa, fine dining establishments, and even its own tennis courts and soccer pitch.

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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Why it made the list

A favorite of celebrities, royal families, and heads of state, the Mandarin Oriental knows how to treat its well-heeled guests. 24-hour butler service is only a start, as this 140+ year hotel has two pools, 14 teak-wood spa treatment rooms, eight restaurants, and their own boat to shuttle you up and down the river.

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