Hotel Accommodation Near Bangkok

Bangkok, capital city of Thailand with nearly 10 million Thais, near the Chao Phraya river. On this Chao Phraya river, you'll find everything near accommodation in Bangkok from the fascinating Bankok river markets full of fresh produce to Bangkok dinner cruises aboard quaint distinctly-Thai boats. Bankok is great value, with cheap prices for accommodation to designer clothing.

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Photo of Chao Phraya River waterways near Bangkok accommodation

Accommodation near the Chao Phraya River, that's Bangkok's nerve centre is remarkably good. It includes Bankok's best holiday resort hotels, notably The Oriental Hotel. Whatever you do when you visit Bangkok, stay at The Oriental Hotel.

Why is Bangkok so good? The Oriental Hotel Bangkok has a classic colonial chic about it, and its hotel service is the best in the world. For example if an airline loses your bags, the hotel have emergency clothes ready - in your size. Just about every hotel staff member seems to know your name as soon as you check in. When you go to dinner at their relaxed romantic riverside Thai restaurant, they carefully watch everything you prefer, including the type of bread you favour from the varied bread basket that includes bread sticks and crunchy wafer bread. When it's refilled, your favourites dominate.

Photo of The Oriental Hotel restaurant
Photo of The Oriental Hotel near Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.

Rooms at The Oriental in Bangkok are also wonderful and as you would expect for Bangkok's top-rated hotel - stylish, roomy accommodation and with great views over the Chao Phraya river.

The Oriental Hotel restaurants are one of life's pleasures for a number of reasons, but mainly because of the superb Thai cuisine - especially the authentic Thai dishes including what must be the world's tastiest stir fried chicken and cashew nuts, as well as the Padh Thai noodles.

Hotel Room Photo, The Oriental Bangkok
Photo of The Oriental Hotel room Bangkok

One of life's pleasures in Bangkok is taking the complimentary river boat from your resort to the nearest Skytrain station for a quick trip into the busy commercial centre of Bangkok.

Opened by Thailand's King, the Skytrain has revolutionised Bangkok travel and reduced the polluted traffic snarls Bangkok used to be renowned for. These days a trip that used to take an hour in congested traffic in a taxi will take only a few minutes on the Skytrain, which is spotlessly clean, cheap and safe.

When you get to the huge Bangkok CBD, shopping heaven, for clothes and electronics, go to the busy "MBK shopping centre" where there's a whole floor dedicated to the latest mobile phones, TVs and Ipods

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You'll also find Bangkok street stalls everywhere openly selling the latest release DVDs and CDs for only 90 Baht (approximately $3).

Buddhist monks among busy Bangkok shoppingRevered Buddhist monks among busy Bangkok shopping

For fashonable clothes, go to Bangkoks "Paragon shopping centre" where you can find inexpensive tailored clothes in which you'll look a million dollars back home. Men, if your partner likes shoes, you're in for a long day.

Bangkok restaurants and cafes through the Thai capital also seem mostly good, although some ex-pats here advise wiping your cutlery before eating at some of Bangkok's smaller restaurants.

To finish a perfect day in Bangkok, try a Thai massage. The Oriental Hotel has the perfect venue. You sail lazily across the river in their complimentary Thai river boat to The Oriental's Spa pavilion, a traditional Thai-style house of beautifully carved, golden teak wood.

The first of its kind in Asia, the Oriental Spa has been recognised as one of the best spas in the world, winning awards and rave reviews since its opening.

Bangkok Oriental Authors Lounge
Bangkok Oriental Authors Lounge

Another wonderful part of this hotel accommodation is the Authors' Wing (above), where many famous authors stayed and wrote. They include Noel Coward, John le Carre and Barbara Cartland with suites named after these authors with themes ranging from bold to romantic.
The Authors' Lounge is a memorable place to visit to admire the colonial furniture and ambience. If you close your eyes, you can almost image being there many years ago with the famous authors, as the strains of the violins being played in the nearby lobby drift in. You can take afternoon tea here, served by silk-clad Thai waitresses with silky smooth manners.

Accommodation near Bangkok airport ranges from 2 to 5 star hotels with swimming pools and air-conditioning. The new Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi airport railway link makes it easy to get to and from accommodation near Bangkok's international airport.

A sign of a good holiday in Bangkok and of its many charms is you'll want to go back to Bangkok Thailand.

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