7 best-value hotels in Bangkok

By Lachlan Probyn,

World-class shopping, a rich food scene, and a dynamic nightlife make Bangkok a top destination any time of the year. With cheap flights from Australia and New Zealand and many well-priced hotels, Bangkok is also the perfect destination for a last-minute tropical adventure.

So, after exploring the labyrinth of markets lining Patpong Lane, check into one of these best-value hotels and indulge in some discounted luxury. Your wallet will thank you later!

Aloft Bangkok

Affectionately referred to as Thailand’s hippest hotspot, Aloft Bangkok is just minutes from some of the city’s best shopping centres, restaurants, and nightlife districts. The colourful, themed guest rooms feature bold striped carpets, modern artworks, and customised amenities. Our pick is the Savvy Suite which comes with a king bed, an outdoor deck, and a 10-person Jacuzzi.

You’ll never have a hungry moment at Aloft thanks to its 24-hour on-site café, as well as the international breakfast buffet served daily. As tempting as a day exploring the sights in Bangkok may be, we suggest devoting a solid afternoon to the stunning rooftop pool. This is the perfect place to cool off and take in Bangkok’s impressive skyline.

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Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit

Bangkok is an exciting city full of fast-paced energy, so when it comes to staying somewhere it’s nice to retreat to a place that’s both calm and convenient. You can find all of this at Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit. The five-star hotel offers modern rooms and suites, which maintain an authentic vibe thanks to various Thai accents featured throughout.

After a busy day shopping, freshen up in the hotel’s rooftop pool, then grab yourself a drink from the Rainforest Rooftop Bar. The bar also serves a range of snacks, but if you’re craving something a little more substantial, head to in-house Lelawadee Restaurant, which experiments with Thai and European flavours.

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Luxx XL

With a name like Luxx XL it comes as no surprise that this place means business when it comes to offering luxurious accommodation in the Thai capital. Located just minutes from one of Bangkok’s most exclusive locations, Langsuan Road, Luxx XL will make you feel like a class-A kind of traveller for a fraction of the price.

Rooms and suites feature kitchens, wooden flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing the Bangkok skyline. But the hotel standout has to be the infinity-edge saltwater pool located in the central garden. Here you can enjoy various snacks and beverages from the comfort of your very own sun lounge. Perfection!

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Tenface Bangkok

The hotel’s name is inspired by Tosakan who was a ten-faced giant from the Thai epic, Ramakien. Through his ten faces, Tosakan saw many different perspectives, and similarly this is what Tenface Bangkok hopes to create for its guests. Whether you’re walking down the hallway, or simply chilling in your room, the hotel aims to make you discover new and exciting perspectives in every corner you look.

The elegant boutique hotel offers contemporary rooms with separate living rooms and unique works of art scribbled throughout. If you’re keen to party until the early hours of the morning, head to Sita Bar which serves excellent cocktails and has an in-house DJ.

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Riva Surya Hotel

If you’re keen to do some round-the-clock partying while in Bangkok, Khao San Road is a good place to start. Filled with bars, nightclubs, and super cheap cocktails, this is arguably the city’s party spine. Once you’re ready to bid the night farewell, get some shuteye at nearby Riva Surya Hotel. Modern, air-conditioned, and peaceful, this place is certain to make the following morning that little bit easier!

Rooms are light and airy, featuring quality furnishings and bed linens. Opt for the Riva Room and enjoy a private balcony overlooking the Chao Phraya River. If the thought of negotiating market stands for dinner is a little too much, in-house Babble and Rum brings all the charm of market food to the comfort of its indoor/outdoor restaurant.

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Hua Chang Heritage Hotel

Looking for something a little different? We suggest a stay at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, and just minutes from Siam Square, this place is all about convenient accommodation at its best.

In keeping with the hotel’s name, rooms come with heritage-style features including antique furnishings, soft linens, and white wood-panelled ceilings. Head to the Ivory Lounge for a traditional Thai afternoon tea, then burn everything off with a dunk in the outdoor pool. Set within a tropical garden, it’d be easy to forget that you were staying right in the bustling heart of Bangkok.

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Arcadia Suites

Are you the type of traveller who likes to be in the middle of all the action? If so, Arcadia Suites is for you. The elegantly-appointed suites make for the perfect home-away-from-home thanks to their fully-equipped kitchens, separate living rooms, and private balconies. Bathrooms are the standout though, featuring deep-soaking tubs to unwind in after a busy day of shopping.

When staying at Arcadia Suites, a trip to the communal swimming pool is also a must. Located in the middle of a lush garden, this is the ideal place to sit back, relax, and find a little peace and quiet. Order a cocktail from your poolside lounge, and you’re guaranteed to start your afternoon the right way.

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