With some of the best getaways in Thailand, Bangkok is home to a wonderful array of staycations that open the door to undiscovered parts of the city. Here’s our pick of the best staycation places in Bangkok.
A city with as many cars as people, Bangkok is a place where life can get overwhelming. Know where to go, however, and there are plenty of escapes that offer a break from urban life. Here’s our list of the best staycation places in Bangkok to head to.
For a true escape from city living, the Bangkok Tree House offers a rare adventure a mere 40-minute drive away from the city centre. Perched on the edge of the Chao Phraya River, this collection of eco-friendly dwellings has been entirely conceived to let you get close to nature. Not for the faint-hearted, choose between one of their ‘family nests,’ a group of rooms perched high on stilts among the trees, or their ‘view with a room,’ a bed under the stars, before spending your day biking around the jungle, exploring local markets and indulging in their organic cuisine. This place is not about the frills – expect outdoor showers, no air conditioning, and basic amenities – but that’s the whole point. The Bangkok Treehouse strips it all back for you, so it’s just you and the great outdoors.
Insider Tip: Reach the location by biking, boating or walking to reconnect with nature from the start. Take advantage of the open-door showers in your nest and free bicycle rental to explore the green lungs of Bangkok.
Best For: A true escape from urban life
Address: 60 Moo1 Soi Bua Phueng Pattana, Bang Namphueng, Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, Samut Prakan 10130
Price: THB 3.6K – 5.3K
Buddy Oriental Riverside is a peaceful escape that sits on the other side of Koh Kret and aims to helps its visitors connect with local culture, all whilst kicking back and relaxing. Just 30 kilometres from central Bangkok, Koh Kret delivers an authentic, old-school Thai experience with plenty of craft markets, temples, trail runs, and handmade pottery classes to while away your time before heading back to chill out at the hotel’s pool or in your traditionally-decorated room.
Insider Tip: Start your staycation right by taking the riverboat service up to Nonthaburi Pier.
Best For: A cultural escape
Address: 17/55 Sukkhaprachasan 2, บางพูด Amphoe Pak Kret, Chang Wat Nonthaburi 11120•02 584 2222
Price: THB 2.5K – 8.5K
For a taste of both tradition and luxury, you can’t go wrong with the riverside boutique hotel Riva Arun. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s historic centre, this sleek, modern escape overlooks the Chao Phraya River and iconic landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho with plush, minimal rooms designed for you to luxuriate in. Check in to enjoy a riverside view, taking it all in from your balcony, or indulge in one of their suites complete with a jacuzzi overlooking Wat Arun for a stay that encourages you to walk like a local, stay like a king.
Insider Tip: For the perfect date, have dinner at Above Riva on the hotel’s rooftop for panoramic city views of the twinkling lights below.
Best For: A romantic weekend exploring Bangkok’s landmarks
Address: 392/25-28 Maharaj Road, Phraborom Maharajawang, Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
Price: THB 2.4K – 6.5K
Not many people can say that they have stayed in a hotel built during the reign of King Rama 6 in 1916, but if you check in to one of the only four rooms at Baan 2459, you’ll be among them. A wonderful old house that has been family-owned for generations, it is located amongst the winding streets of Chinatown, a traditional oasis that’s all about its old-world architecture and details. Check into your airy room furnished with antique finds before relaxing in the garden. Sip on one of their nearby speciality café’s cappuccinos and then head to nearby Yaowarat, Bangkok’s number one street food paradise, for an adventurous evening of gastronomic delight.
Insider Tip: For a perfect start to the morning, grab a coffee at CHATA cafe nearby that serves speciality coffee and homemade baked goodies.
Best For: Charm, comfort, and convenience in Bangkok
Address: 98 Phat Sai, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100
Promotion Period: 1st June – 31st October 2019
Price: THB 4.5 K – 5.3K
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Bored of luxurious hotel chains and looking for an indie and creative staycation? The Yard Hostel offers up such an experience in every sense. Tucked away in the ever-happening and hipster neighbourhood of Ari, this spot offers rooms made out of upcycled shipping containers, all gathered around a central courtyard with hammocks and cosy tables that invite you to hang out and exchange stories with other travellers. Morning yoga, evening BBQs and the buzzing neighbourhood around all feed into a great sense of community that makes this place excellent for making new connections in your hometown.
Insider Tip: Book in advance and check what activities you are in for!
Best For: Solo travellers meeting and bonding with a mix of people, an abundance of cultures and a staycation in nature
Address: 51 Phahon Yothin 5, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
Price: THB 500 – 1.3K
Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a hundred-year-old theatre? For a staycation where heritage meets hip, Prince Theatre Heritage Stay not only intends to meet the usual criteria of offering well-decorated and comfortable rooms for guests but also offers a quaint, unique stay, making the most of its rich history. Check into one of its fresh, airy rooms, meet friends at the old Box Office Bar, and then head on out to explore the buzzing neighbourhood on its doorstep.
Insider Tip: To get an idea of what movies were previously screened at the theatre, head over to the cinema-themed bar where drinks are inspired from movies.
Best For: Remembering Bangkok’s vintage cinema heritage and the old movie favourites.
Address: 441/1 Charoenkrung Road, Si Wiang, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Price: THB 1.3K – 4.5K
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Looking for a weekend getaway with your family? Then Chann Bangkok Noi is a no-brainer. The two-story wooden house features 18 rooms and four special suites with a balcony overlooking the Chao Praya River, giving you one of the best sunsets in Bangkok. The hotel also has a waterfront restaurant, “IMM,” serving up traditional Thai menus from breakfast to dinner.
Insider Tip: Explore the river on the hotel’s shuttle boat or do a cycling tour of Bangkok’s old town.
Best For: A luxury stay by the river
Address: 30/1 Soi Somdej Pra Pinklaow 1(Behind Wat Dusidharam), Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
Price: THB 3K – 6.8K