A large proportion of the travellers visiting Thailand every year are essentially attracted to the temples, history and zen philosophy, while others feel the allure of the semi-chaotic urban districts, shops and nightlife and take a trip to Bangkok. Regardless of which kind of traveller you are, Bangkok’s extremely effective transportation system ensures that you will not miss out on anything if you choose to stay in the central areas of the city. In order to arrive, all you need to do is hop on an Airport Rail link train at Suvarnabhumi International airport, which will take you to Phayathai Station in the downtown. Once there, you can transfer to the BTS Skytrain and stop at the most popular spots in the city. As an alternative, taxis are an affordable way to get around, and taking ferry boat trips to the many temples in Bangkok will add a bit of adventure to the journey.
Our recommended hotels in Bangkok city centre are not only suitable for different travel budgets, they are also close to places of interest like Nana Plaza, Wattana Church, the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn and the City Pillar Shrine.
Budget hotel in central Bangkok, Thailand
The Atlas Bangkok is a 2-star accommodation located in Sukhumvit Road, within short walking distance of the BTS trains and surrounded by restaurants, bars, shopping streets, convenience stores and self-service laundry establishments. It offers twin, double, triple and superior double air-conditioned rooms with mini bar, private toilet and shower, cable TV and free WiFi. There is an onsite bar serving snacks and cocktails, and guests may use the safes available at the round-the-clock reception.
As is the case with many hotels in Thailand, you will get the chance to book and enjoy a traditional massage at their spa centre, however, there is plenty to do outside: visiting Korea Town, Nana Plaza and its vibrant entertainment or the Wattana Church are less than one kilometre away. The personnel speak both Thai language and English, and roughly 22 kilometres separate it from Suvarnabhumi airport. Check nightly rates for your stay in this hotel in Bangkok.
Best Western hotel in Thailand: Premier Sukhumvit
Also in the centric Sukhumvit area, this 4-star accommodation in downtown Bangkok provides guests with complimentary transfers to the BTS stations, thus making it even easier to commute to the main spots in the city. The facilities, which are non-smoking throughout, feature free WiFi, garden, outdoor pool and onsite gym. Several supermarkets and a 7eleven store are conveniently situated in the surroundings.
The array of room categories include double, twin, premier with extra large bed, studios and even one-bedroom suites; all are equipped with en suite bathrooms with bathrobes and amenities, cable TV and DVD player, in-room safes, mini bar and iPod stations. Spaces specifically designated for business meetings and/or events may be booked and arranged. It only takes a short taxi ride or train journey to get to the Grand Palace, the Golden Mountain temple and the Temple of Dawn from this point. Make your reservation with this Best Western hotel in Bangkok.
Ibis Riverside hotel in central Bangkok
This 3-star accommodation has a privileged location in Bangkok, just a 5-minute walk from Taksin Bridge and right by the Chao Phraya River, meaning that getting to the Wat Pho temple (house of the Reclining Buddha), the Sathorn Pier, the City Pillar Shrine and many other sites of interest simply implies short commutes by train or ferry. It features an open-air pool with a kids’ area, a business centre, tourist information desk, a massage lounge, a lobby bar and an onsite restaurant serving delightful local and international dishes.
One of the main advantages of staying here is that most of its spacious rooms with natural lighting offer stunning views of the river. They have a desk, tea and coffee maker, flat-screen TV and are ready to accommodate solo travellers, couples or groups in double, twin and family rooms. Laundry and ironing services, foreign currency and luggage storage may be requested. Check nightly rates and availability for this Ibis hotel in Thailand.