So you’ve planned a couple of vacations away from home this year, but maybe you’re feeling like it’s still not quite enough? In this case, it’s time to start thinking about a staycation — and we’ve got you covered with suggestions. Here’s a list of six hot staycations in Bangkok, from cosy, nature-inspired nests to stunning skyscraper hotels. Stay spontaneous and book a last-minute getaway. After all, you deserve it.
Situated on the western bank of Chao Phraya River, AVANI Riverside Hotel Bangkok offers contemporary guestrooms and suites with sweeping views of the calm waters. Each of the 228 rooms and suites features light wood furnishing, high ceilings and large windows. As soon as you check in, retreat to the hotel’s sleek infinity-edge pool plus rooftop bar on the 26th floor. There is no better way to start your staycation than by floating in a pool with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.
AVANI Riverside Hotel Bangkok, 257 Charoennakorn Road, Thon Buri, Bangkok, +66 2 431 9100
Slumber in one of the sophisticated suites at The St. Regis Bangkok. The 47-storey skyscraper boasts spectacular views of the skyline, as well as bespoke 24-hour St. Regis Butler service. This timelessly elegant hotel also offers special welcome amenities and turndown rituals just for families. Your little ones can indulge in delectable treats, and slip into their child-sized robes and slippers. The St. Regis has also just unveiled its new legendary Sunday brunch with bottomless Champagne at VIU. Stay here and cheers to a lovely staycay with a glass of shimmering bubbly.
The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, +66 2 207 7777
An urban oasis, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a sleek, contemporary boutique hotel situated in the central business district of Sathorn. With a blend of dark wood and earthy tones, each of the 169 guestrooms and suites exude modern elegance and genuine warmth. But the best part about COMO? It houses Nahm, the restaurant that is consistently voted one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing weekend and savour an array of modern Thai delicacies. Your stomach will thank you.
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, 27 S Sathorn Road, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, +66 2 625 3333
From the moment you step aboard The Peninsula Bangkok’s green tuk tuk, prepare to be whisked away from the bustling Bangkok to a quiet sanctuary. Fusing Peninsula luxury with Thai charm, each of the guestrooms and suites are adorned with polished teak, antique furnishings and Asian ceramics. Here, you can wake up to the soft lapping sound of the river, and experience authentic local life through The Peninsula Academy. Take up muay Thai kickboxing in their lush garden, discover your culinary talents or become a DJ for a day at Bangkok’s FM radio station. Do something different on your next staycation.
The Peninsula Bangkok, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, +66 2 020 2888
Nestled in “Bangkok’s Green Lung”, Bangkok Tree House is an eco-friendly boutique hotel on Bang Krachao. Think falling coconuts, green papaya groves and cycling trails. Full of soft chirps and distant buzzes, Bangkok Tree House offers five room types, each with its own distinct character. The family nest is a three-room unit that overlooks calming lush greenery and the majestic river. Perched seven metres high up, the open-air room lets you sleep underneath the mangrove palm trees. If you’re looking to escape the city, Bangkok Tree House might be what you’re looking for. But we suggest you bring insect repellent.
Bangkok Tree House, 60 Moo, 1 Soi Bua Phueng Pattana, Bang Namphueng, Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, Samut Prakan, +66 82 995 1150
SO Sofitel Bangkok features guestrooms and suites that are inspired by the five elements: metal, air, water, earth and wood. Designed by Christian Lacroix and our favourite Thai designers, each of the cosy cocoon-like rooms boasts state-of-the-art in-room technology and evokes modern sophistication. Better yet, SO Bangkok lets you sync into a spa escape. They feature signature holistic spa treatments, local therapies and French cosmetology. Hop over for a staycation and experience profound levels of relaxation.
SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn, Bangkrak, Bangkok, +66 2 624 0000