10 best boutique hotels in Bangkok for a chic stay


I love Bangkok for its eclectic energy, fun things to do and gorgeous hotels. The vibrant Thai capital offers everything from traditional temples to street food, floating markets, fine dining, and non-stop nightlife.

But this fascinating city has a more serene side, too, particularly by the banks of the Chao Phraya River. 

Add to all that the favourable Thai baht exchange rates, and I’m pleased to say that you get a lot of bang for your buck. If you want to spend less yet live like royalty, Bangkok is the place to be. 

While there are a number of iconic luxury hotels in the city, there are also some gorgeous boutique hotels in Bangkok. As long as you know where to find them – and that’s where I come in!

From a traditional Thai home to trendy spots with rooftop pools, here is my pick of the 10 best boutique hotels in Bangkok for a chic place to stay.

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Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

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1. Ariyasom Villa

Address: 65 Sukhumvit 1 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Best for: Thai tradition

Ariyasom Villa

If you prefer character-packed places to faceless high rise hotels, then I think you’ll love Ariyasom Villa in Bangkok.

The traditional, early 1940s home was built during World War II, by the grandparents of the present owner.

It offers four star facilities combined with traditional Thai style, in a convenient and central location. 

Book into Ariyasom Villa and you can expect a small pool, a little gym and a compact spa.

Plus, uniquely styled rooms with subtle teak furnishings, delicious dining with great vegan and vegetarian options, and even meditation classes delivered by a Buddhist monk.

Touches like the on-site library make this property feel as homely as it is stylish. 

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2. Chakrabongse Villas

Address: 396 Maharaj Road, Tatien, Bangkok 10200

Best for: A riverside retreat

Chakrabongse Villas

Staying by the banks of the Chao Phraya River can mean experiencing a far more serene side to often-frenetic Bangkok.

Not only do you have the waterside setting, but also tranquil tropical gardens with a freeform pool to enjoy. Plus views of nearby Wat Arun to boot. 

I love that Chakrabongse Villas has only seven rooms and suites, and the characterful original building dates back to 1908.

Staff are happy to arrange boat trips, and residents also benefit from free bike hire.

This boutique hotel in Bangkok also has an open-air, waterside restaurant serving authentic Thai fare.  

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3. Public House Hotel

Address: 249 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Best for: The city centre

Public House Hotel Bangkok

If you’re seeking a hip place to stay in the heart of the Bangkok action, look no further than Public House Hotel.

You can also enjoy sweeping views from the property, as there’s a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool. 

Here you’ll find modern and minimalist rooms with parquet flooring for added warmth, and a good range of room types. 

There are also several restaurants at this boutique Bangkok hotel offering Asian and international fare, plus a smart lounge bar serving street food. 

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4. Baan Tuk Din

Address: 61-165 Dinso Road, Bangkok 10200

Best for: Coffee and cocktails

Baan Tuk Din Bedroom

Baak Tuk Din is a slick Bangkok sleep, offering boutique style at budget prices. It’s at the core of the city’s old town, also known as Koh Rattanakosin.

The name literally translates as House of Gunpowder, and the hotel offers 18 unique, boutique style rooms. 

For me, the highlight of Baan Tuk Din is the Din Restaurant and Jazz Bar, which offers cocktails, a flower-filled courtyard, and classic Thai cuisine, plus a selection of international favourites.

There’s also Shaloba Boutique Coffee on site, which combines Greek and Turkish brewing styles to create a one-off brew. 

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5. GalileOasis

Address: 535 32 Soi Rong Rian King Phet, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

Best for: Outdoor space

Galileo Oasis

GalileOasis Bangkok has a soothing, natural feel, thanks to muted decor and some garden rooms.

Somewhat unusually among city hotels, selected accommodation comes with a balcony or terrace. 

A warm welcome is extended to every guest at this boutique hotel in Bangkok.

Galileo Oasis Bangkok

Plus, I love the peaceful yet convenient location, as it’s tucked down a side street within walking distance of amenities and attractions.

With three restaurants on site, you’re also spoiled for choice. Pick between Thai, Mediterranean, seafood, and cafe fare. 

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6. U Sathorn Bangkok

Address: Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120

Best for: Fine French dining

U Sathorn Bangkok

Hidden away in a peaceful part of downtown Bangkok, U Sathorn is a little further from the action than other options.

Staff will run guests down to the local underground stop, Lumpini, though, and the hotel loans bikes out for free. 

The slightly out-of-the-way position means there’s much more space here than at the average city hotel, so you’ll find a large pool and spacious lawn.

Most accommodation here comes with a terrace or balcony too, which I think is a great attraction of this boutique Bangkok hotel.

U Sathorn Bangkok also offers fine dining French-style at J’Aime by Jean-Michel Lorain, as well as The Library, a more laid-back eatery. 

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7. The Ember Hotel

Address: 19 Thanon Tani, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Best for: Seeing the sights

The Ember Hotel Room

If sleek, contemporary lines float your boat, then I think you’ll love the Ember in Bangkok. It offers slick, four star accommodation in a modern building.

The hotel is situated right by the lively Khao San Road, which is lined with shops, street food stalls, and restaurants. The famous street is seen as the traveller hub of southeast Asia. 

The Ember Hotel is also at the heart of Old Bangkok, close to ​​Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and the Grand Palace.

The Ember Hotel Rooftop Bar

Accommodation here is arty and comfortable, and perhaps surprisingly quiet, given the central location.

One of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok, it’s ideal for exploring everything the Thai capital has to offer.

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8. Maduzi Bangkok

Address: 9/1 Ratchadapisek Road, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

Best for: Contemporary comfort

Maduzi Bangkok is a boutique bolthole offering a Sukhumvit location, four star facilities, and contemporary accommodation.

I think rooms are a steal given the position and the level of style, though there’s no pool or spa at this property. 

The decent on-site restaurant and cocktail bar are real pluses, and if you want to experience Bangkok after-dark, there’s no better place to be.

Another perk is the quality of the generously-proportioned rooms, featuring the likes of posturepedic mattresses, city views, and walk-in wardrobes.

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9. Praya Palazzo

Address: 757/1 Somdej Prakinklao Soi 2, Bangyeekhan, Bangkok

Best for: Serene seclusion

Praya Palazzo

If you want to discover Thailand’s capital but aren’t so keen on hustle and bustle, then I’d recommend booking into Praya Palazzo.

It’s only accessible via the property’s own private barge, and the Chao Phraya River.

With the boat shuttle running between 7 am and 11 om daily, there’s no reason why the location should put you off. 

Praya Palazzo also has a European air, featuring Italianate architecture and classical interior design.

It offers a riverside pool, a library serving afternoon tea, and a Thai restaurant. The staff and the spa are also particularly lovely.

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10. Akara Hotel Bangkok

Address: 372 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

Best for: Big city style


Five star style at a snip is the name of the game at Akara. If you want a big city feel, then I’m sure the rooftop terrace, pool, and bar should tick all your boxes.

Rooms are also light and bright, with polished parquet flooring adding warmth and character. 

Stay here and you can take a Thai cooking class, swim in a saltwater pool, order room service, or work out at the gym.

You can even access the airport via a 30-minute ride from the Ratchaprarop Airport Link Station.

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Have you got any favourite boutique hotels in Bangkok? Let me know in the comments below! 

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