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There is no shortage of life and excitement in Bangkok. This busy city in Thailand is filled with funky-colored taxis, a variety of smells ranging from charcoal to incense, and traffic density that would put New York to shame. After busy days haggling in markets and seeing the gilded temples around the city, there is nothing better than going back one of these calm, relaxing hotels in Bangkok.

Here are 6 of the best hotels in Bangkok for getting away from commotion:


Located in the trendy Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, this 6-room hotel is just a small walk away from the Skytrain station and MRT Underground Station. Every room is stylishly decorated and inspired by the colors that Thais associate with the days of the week: The Tuesday room is pink, the Friday room is blue. This place is full of character and Thai authenticity.

The Royal River Hotel

If you find the sound of river water soothing, the Royal River Hotel will be well-suited to your needs. This hotel is located near the Temple of Emerald Buddha and Santichai Prakan Park, all of which offer a necessary respite from the busy city center. For more relaxation, take advantage of the outdoor pool, sauna, and steam room.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

This gem in the heart of Bangkok is a sanctuary away from the excitement of Bangkok’s street food, stunning temples, and sweeping cityscapes. The Banyan Tree blends Thai hospitality with spa packages that will rejuvenate your body for your next day in the energetic city. The hardest thing about staying here is getting the motivation to leave!

Anantara Bangkok Sathorn

This hotel in the business district has a contemporary feel, and despite its 5-star rating the place is not one bit pretentious. The Anantara Bangkok Sathorn has 310 rooms but every guest is treated like they are the only one. Soak in the secluded infinity pool or relax with a spa treatment inspired by ancient Thai wellness rituals.

Chatrium Hotel Riverside

This hotel offers a fantastic view over the Chao Phraya River and is right in from of the free shuttle boat to Taksin Bridge. A riverside room offers gorgeous views, a pool bar, and Jacuzzi. For the relaxation aspect of your trip, you’ll have access to the Nemita spa for Thai massages, aromatherapy, and bath rituals.

The Siam Heritage Boutique Suites

This is the perfect place to stay if you were planning on taking the Siam boats around Bangkok. The architecture at the Siam is lovely, decorated with Thai antiques. This place was a labor of love by the owner and you’ll feel that when you stay here. The wonderful spa treatment and peaceful surroundings are perfect for getting away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Whether you’re visiting Chatuchak market, learning about traditional Thai cooking, or taking in the beautiful temples in Bangkok, you’ll welcome a relaxed atmosphere at the end of the day. No matter which one of these hotels in Bangkok you choose, you’ll have your batteries recharged in no time.

2 thoughts on “6 of the Most Relaxing Hotels in Bangkok”

  1. We visited Banyan Tree last year and we were amazed. Their spa is so good from a tiring day of travel. The services and amenities they offer will surely satisfy your needs. I will agree with you Alyssa that leaving is very hard because you will fall in love with the place, the beauty in it and the experience, like you want more. Thanks for this post of yours.

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