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5 Quirky Hotels In Bangkok

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Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index estimating that in excess of 15 million international visitors will travel to the city in 2013. As a result of the high demand, Bangkok offers a huge variety of hotels for visitors, ranging from very basic accommodation to lavish, five star resorts.

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However, for those wanting to make their stay in Thailand even more memorable, the city also contains a number of truly unique places to stay, all of which are bursting with character. This article looks at five of Bangkok’s most quirky hotels.

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Located in the city’s Chinatown district, the somewhat bizarre experience of staying in this stunning 1930s China-themed hotel was described by The Sunday Times as like “being in Shanghai in Bangkok.” The building is an old heritage site, which dates back to 1892, while the hotel opened in 2006. The contrast between the city of Bangkok and the interior of Shanghai Mansion gives guests the opportunity to blend two completely distinct Asian cultures in one trip. The hotel was given the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award by theTripAdvisor travel website.

Seven
Seven is a five star boutique hotel, which successfully adopts a minimalist approach. Located in central Bangkok, a short distance away from the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station, the hotel has just six guest rooms. The seventh room is multi-functional, serving as a reception, bar and library. All six guest rooms are decorated with murals inspired by Buddhist philosophy and each room is painted a different colour, with each of the colours representing a day of the week. The hotel has received a number of awards and was named in the 2009 list of the World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts & Spas, compiled by Travel+Leisure.

Le Méridien
Located in the Silom business district, near Patpong night market, Le Méridien has a modern feel, but its toned down colour-scheme is in contrast to the decoration found in many Thai hotels. The hotel reaches 24 floors into the Bangkok skyline and its rooms have windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling, providing guests with a breathtaking view of the city below. One unique aspect of the hotel is its 22nd floor, which features circular beds.

Old Bangkok Inn
Found in the Rattanakosin district, the oldest part of the city, the Old Bangkok Inn is located on ground which was once occupied by a royal palace. It has been in the ownership of the family of King Chulongkorn for many generations. Each of the guest rooms has been individually decorated and the hotel itself has a classic feel. However, what makes it truly quirky is its service to the environment and local area. It proudly operates as a “Green” hotel, with eco-friendly appliances and also runs a ‘Support the Community Initiative’, which aims to help the less privileged members of society.

LUXX at Silom
LUXX at Silom offers travellers somewhere modern and stylish to stay, at an affordable price and its location within the city makes it the ideal choice of hotel for those wishing to experience Bangkok’s nightlife. Each of the spacious rooms has a luxurious feel, with a flat screen TV and minibar. In addition, every room comes with the hotel’s trademark two person wooden bath tub as standard. LUXX at Silom was given the TripAdvisorTravellers’ Choice Award for 2013.

It’s never been easier to get out to Thailand, with a host of operators providing cheap flights to Bangkok. So take a look at the great deals out there and go see what makes the city so popular for yourself!

About the author:

Jane Leeves is a freelance writer and travel addict.

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