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When travelling abroad, nothing can make or break the experience quite like the quality of the hotel in which one stays. Choosing the proper place for a restful atmosphere is possibly the most important decision that will be made concerning an exotic adventure. There are countless attractive and famous hotels in Bangkok. Some are more traditional than others and some more pricey than the rest.

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Shangri La

Shangri La, Bangkok is somewhat of a tropical retreat in the centre of a lively city. It may be approached via river shuttle which is a long boat that will carry you from the riverfront to the building itself. Parking is available for auto patrons.

Shangri La is a luxurious establishment. It is considered pricey and worth it. Private check-in and check-out is available for convenience and butler service is a phone call away. Complimentary breakfast, beverages throughout the day, garment pressing, and fresh fruit in the room makes the stay all the more appealing. Rich silk decorates the city and river views with classic Thai elegance.

Located next to the incredible River of Kings, Shangri La has intrinsic historical depth in the city of Bangkok. A winner of many awards, the hotel strives to maintain a level of excellence that is guaranteed by its executive staff, along with the other workers.

Mandarin Oriental

One of the most highly acclaimed hotels in the world, Mandarin Oriental is socially characteristic of an applauded house. The green gardens, along with the restful, luxurious atmosphere, seem to be attractive to tourists, year after year. On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this quiet setting is sprinkled with amazing Thai décor and peaceful art and music.

Most of the over 300 rooms have river views. Large bathtubs and separate showers offer individual choice for the needs of every patron. Two outdoor swimming pools of fresh, crisp water invite the swimmer to an excellent opportunity of relaxation. Tennis and squash courts, outdoor jogging track, fitness centre, yoga sessions, and 15 treatment rooms and suites will keep clients coming back for more.

Mandarin Oriental addresses a strict dress code after 6:30 p.m. It applies to children as well as adults. Preparation for these cultural differences will help to make the stay worry free. Smoking areas are limited and time sensitive.

The Peninsula Bangkok

Out of 768 hotels in Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok is rated #6. It is the ultimate cultural experience and is charming in its sophisticated Thai relevance.

Every room has an uninterrupted view of the river and the city. With legendary Peninsula service, the hotel is extravagant and luxurious. There is an air of sophistication in the staff and nothing less than excellence in service is tolerated.

Its distinctive architectural poise adds flare to the Bangkok skyline and captivates the eye. The pool is elegant and the fitness centre is well maintained. Free parking is available. For convenience of the business customer, a business centre is available with internet access and office equipment. Meeting and banquet rooms, laundry service, and even babysitting are available.

The Okura Prestige

Boasting marble floors and leather sofas, the Okura Prestige is a much more contemporary designed hotel than many of the other traditional places. Elegance abounds. The architecture is breathtaking and contributes specifically to the skyline with its distinctive shape and outer textures. It is a five star hotel and is located in the heart of the city.

Triple glazed windows allow for spectacular views from all 240 rooms. Three award-winning restaurants are available for social and business events. Dining on the terrace with authentic Thai food along with more modern cuisine is intriguing and romantic at the very least.

Relax in the Okura spa after an intense workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre The incomparable 25-metre cantilevered pool gives opportunity for a brisk swim or lazy relaxation. Full sun is available.
The beds are comfortable to the excess, and 24 hour in-room dining is available. Refreshment cabinet with tea and coffee are always available. Bedside touch screen control panel for the 42 inch flat screen televisions make life simple. The Okura Prestige is an award winning facility that is unrivalled in luxury and service.

Other favourite hotels in Bangkok include: Ariyasomvilla, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, The Sukhothai Bangkok, The Siam, and Easton Grande Hotel Sathorn. There is certainly no lack of luxury in Bangkok.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.