At a rotary in the heart of Ratchadamnoen Road, you’ll find one of Bangkok’s most important landmarks, Democracy Monument. With its white marble wings guarding a golden book that represents the country’s constitution, it marks the moment when the Kingdom became a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Like the buildings along this wide avenue built to house government offices during this era, the hotel helps preserves the feelings of those times. Baan Dinso is a two-storey house built with golden teak wood in Colonial style. The hotel won Thailand Boutique Award 2010 and Outstanding Award for Improved Architecture. Between the Golden Mount and Sanam Luang with its many important attractions, including the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Baan Dindo is an ideal location for revisiting Bangkok’s long and proud history.
113 Trok Silp, Wat Bowon Niwet,Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 8 6815 2200
It’s hard to imagine a tree house today in the urban sprawl of Bangkok with, for those who choose, its ulcer-inducing dynamism. That’s why this lush tropical retreat first asks if this is the right place for you. They don’t spray for insects. They let the air-filtering flora flourish. The pool is chlorine free and while refreshing, maybe not the transparent waters you may be used to. But set in the heart of the “green lung” of the capital, a lush tropical isle that still offers the Thailand of yore.
“Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden”, this blissful sanctuary that can only be reached by foot, bike, or boat offers a selection of cozy nests nestled high and low amidst thegreenery. Meals are created with fresh picked ingredients from the garden and so the menus change with the seasons. Then there are the island pathways to explore as well as canals that can lead you to a delightful floating market, and when the city beckons, a quick boat and a short walk leads you to the BTS Skytrain and everything else that Bangkok offers.
60 Moo 1, Petch Cha Hueng Road, Bang Namphueng,
Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakan, Greater Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 8 2995 1150
Taking its name from the capital’s nearby main railway terminal, Hua Lamphong, this very new hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers as it’s just a stone’s throw from an MRT subway station as well. Furthermore, as a contraction of the Centara brand, guest are assured premium, stylishly appointed accommodation, but at very affordable prices. With a selection of suites and rooms, the hotel can easily cater to individual’s couple’s and families’ needs. The same is true for dining with Stadium Café offering a la carte Thai and international dining, the Chyna serving Chinese and Asian cuisine and the Gler providing light snacks and robust beverages by a relaxing pool. After you have indulged to your heart’s content in the sights, sounds, shopping, and shows of the capital, you can turn to Cense by SPA Cenvaree for a blissful interlude of relaxation and rejuvenation.
23/34-35 Traimit Road, Taladnoy, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2344 1699