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This has to be one of the most iconic hotels in Bangkok, sat on the banks of the river, The Peninsula is a full on resort experience but one that combines relaxation with beautiful cityscape views, and easy access to the heart of the city itself. The rooms are all oversized, with luxurious fittings and river views; the traditional Thai styling is evident, and the sleek modern touches work perfectly in the well thought out rooms, of this simply stunning hotel.

The dining options are all exquisite and include the fabulous outdoor terrace overlooking the river, evening dining amongst the twinkling lights is a magical experience not to be missed; other facilities include the well know Peninsula Spa and a spectacular three tiered pool – for a relaxing break amid one of the most chaotic cites in the world, it has to be The Peninsula Bangkok

Right at the heart of the shopping and entertainment district is the gorgeous Siam Kempinski , set in the most amazing gardens, the substance of the hotel is apparent from the first glimpse of the breathtaking  cream and gold marble lobby; the sense of luxury continues into the beautiful guestrooms, calming in appearance, the quality of the furnishings is impossible to ignore – all this magnificence culminates on the balcony, where you are guaranteed to lose yourself in the delight of the spectacular gardens and the noise of the fountains below.

The dining options are as you would expect, absolutely perfect; from the modern Thai ‘Sra Brua’, to the European ‘Brasserie Europa’ and the casual outdoor dining of ‘Niche’ the quality is guaranteed – and for those who are beguiled by the charm of their room, there is of course the option of 24 hour room service. This sublime hotel lives up to all expectations and goes that extra mile to try to surpass them.

With a great location in the city, the Arcadia Suites provide a sensible alternative to staying in a hotel, the feel is that of a private apartment that is almost a home from home; all the suites have a separate bedroom (or two) and combine the living space with a well equipped and modern kitchenette, which includes a washing machine and a microwave, they all also have a large flat screen televisions and spacious well designed bathrooms.

The Arcadia offers facilities that you don’t always find in apartment accommodation; the second floor Bodega restaurant serves food throughout the day, from a buffet breakfast to a full evening menu, this is the perfect way to get to know your fellow travellers. Other facilities include a pool, a gym and sauna, and daily housekeeping, making this the most amazing apartment stay in the city.

Filled with the tradition of old Siam, the Four Seasons boasts a wealth of authentic features, from hand painted silk ceilings to ornate carvings and exotic gardens; you are truly surrounded by the charm of Thailand from the moment you enter the opulent lobby. The rooms and suites are nothing short of a triumph, they perfectly blend the old and the new to create opulence and luxury beyond your wildest dreams; every room is perfectly appointed and offers a great view, either over the vibrant city or down into the tranquil gardens.

With an outdoor pool and 24 hour spa, you will never be short of relaxation at the Four Seasons, and even the most discerning of customers will be pleased by the fabulous dining options – particularly recommended is the ‘Spice Market’ Thai restaurant  which has been highly praised by the locals of Bangkok.  This is a truly special hotel that perfectly reflects the mix of the old and the new that Bangkok itself is so well known for.

It isn’t just the well heeled that can enjoy an amazing stay in Bangkok, although famed for its luxury hotels, it has also been on the backpack trail for many years, and providing a great place for those on a budget to stay, is the Suneta Hostel; just minutes away from the lively Khao San Road, but tucked away to avoid the late night excesses and the noise, this is the perfect location from which to get to know the vibrant side of the city.

The rooms are filled with cabin style beds, that can be enclosed to provide privacy, and locked during the day to provide security for your belongings; the hostels great reputation comes from the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness, and the facilities that make a backpackers life that little bit easier, such as a laundry, internet access and a free breakfast – for those on a budget, this is the stand out place to stay.

Elegant surroundings, traditional Thai styling and superb cotemporary touches, make the Mandarin Oriental a stand out hotel, sat on the river bank, it has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years and still retains the air of grandeur that saw it welcoming discerning visitors from a bygone age; most of the hotels luxurious guest rooms have views that take in the best of its fabulous waterside location.

Dining at the Mandarin oriental is an elaborate affair, with wide reaching choices such as the splendour of Le Normandie with its fine French cuisine, or soaking up the river atmosphere whilst trying the seafood specialities at Lord Jim’s, and for the ultimate in sophistication, how about a cocktail whilst listening to the sound of jazz at the Bamboo Bar; this is what the Mandarin oriental is all about, luxury and decadence that you can totally immerse yourself in.

When it comes to budget hotel Baan Manusarn definitely leads the pack, situated in the old Phra Nakhon district, it may well be tiny but as all the reviews point out, it is perfectly formed; the ultimate charm of this four bedroom guest house is the way that the owners welcome you into their home, and treat you as a member of the family.

The rooms are air conditioned and have free Wi-Fi and a shower, the beds are comfortable and the linen is always fresh and clean; the guests share a kitchen that is always stocked with plenty of complimentary products, such as fresh local fruits and tea or coffee, there is also the use of a washer/dryer.  This is a true gem in the city, and is absolutely perfect for those on a budget, that is those which manage to book one of its highly sought after rooms.

Right at the heart of the business district, in the highly acclaimed Conrad Bangkok hotel are the Conrad Bangkok Residencies, self contained apartments with all the advantages of a luxury hotel; ranging from a standard suite to a deluxe two bedroom unit, there are plenty of size and price options to choose from. All the apartments are beautifully decorated with luxurious touches that give them a superior edge -large flat panel televisions, air conditioning and rain showers come as standard.

The advantages of apartment living in a large hotel is apparent, and nowhere more so than when you see the list of restaurants that are available, without even having to leave the building; not only are there fantastic Chinese and Japanese restaurants, but also plenty of coffee shops and bars – including the poolside bar. The pool is of course available for use, as are the fitness suite and the excellent in-house spa.

Not quite a 5 star hotel, and with much lower price tag, is the fabulous LIT hotel, a modern building filled with intuitive designs and yet still managing to create unique character;  this is a hotel that is designed for today’s traveller – the rooms are welcoming and are bathed in natural light that floods through the huge windows. Each room or suite is filled with all the touches that you would expect from any great hotel, air conditioning, large flat screen televisions and beautiful opulent bathrooms; there are certainly no compromises on quality at the LIT hotel.

There are plenty of leisure facilities at the LIT, including a health and wellbeing centre offering plenty of relaxing treatments, an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and a sauna; the dining options include a great international restaurant and the outdoor ‘Fiesta Steppe’ which takes full advantage of the hotels terraces, serving lighter meals and great beers in the beautiful green space.

Sleek grey marble, luxurious rooms in rich chocolate colours and an outdoor pool with uninterrupted views of the city, just a few of the touches at the Okura Prestige that make it one of the best hotels in the city, the rooms are spectacular, each one offering views of the Bangkok skyline from the huge panoramic windows and huge luxury bathrooms with fabulous rain showers, there are no compromises here, opulence abounds wherever you look.

The range of restaurants is absolutely excellent, the signature restaurant ‘ Yamazato’ is well acclaimed throughout the city, and is particularly well known for its Japanese Haute Cuisine and amazing sushi bar; for relaxation the Okura Spa offers both innovative and traditional treatments in beautiful tranquil surroundings. If you want the very best of luxury in the city then this hotel has to be the one for you.

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