One of Bangkok’s finest hotels where the facilities and service are second to none. Perfect for those who want to stay in central Bangkok but still enjoy a little peace and tranquillity.
Grande Centre Point Hotel
A large, modern hotel with a wide range of facilities, the Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri offers excellent value for money, easy access to central Bangkok as well as a tranquil retreat from the buzzing city streets.
The palatial lobby sets the tone for the hotel with an seemingly unending expanse of white marble, mirrored columns and a soaring ceiling. The grand surroundings are matched by thoughtful and efficient service which belies the fact that the hotel has 497 rooms. The apartments and suites blend modern amenities with classical decor, shuttered windows and some local touches in the large-scale, sepia-toned photos on the walls.
The hotel also offers a good range of facilities with a large outdoor pool surrounded by lush planting, a children's play area, a gym and the tranquil RarinJina Spa. The restaurant, Mesamis Café, offers authentic Thai dishes alongside Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine, though it should be noted that no alcohol is served.
The hotel is set in one of Bangkok's thriving shopping areas with Siam Square, Siam Paragon and the MBK Center all within easy walking distance. There is also a BTS Skytrain station close by, making the rest of the city easily accessible.
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Predominantly white with touches of pale, earthy tones, the rooms are bright and spacious with the minimalist contemporary design lifted by large-scale, sepia-toned photographs of historic life on the river. Many rooms offer sweeping views of the city, while the Deluxe Suites have a separate living and dining area and a full kitchen. Bathrooms are sleek and modern with separate bath and rain shower. All rooms feature complimentary snacks, soft drinks and Wi-Fi.
Ideally located within walking distance of major shopping malls, restaurants and bars and just five minutes from the nearest BTS Skytrain station, The Sukhothai offers easy access to Bangkok's finest attractions. Siam Square, Siam Paragon and the MBK mall are all close by, as is the Erawan Shrine.
Food and drink
The Mesamis Café offers a wide range of buffet items at breakfast, lunch and dinner with options including authentic Thai dishes, and classic Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. The restaurant does not sell alcohol however, though guests can bring their own alcohol to their rooms. Guests will also find a wide range of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
There are good facilities for families with a children's play area and an entertainment room which can be booked to watch films.
Facilities and activities
The large outdoor pool is set between mature palms trees and makes a tranquil spot to relax. There is also a well-equipped gym and a wide range of treatments on offer at the Rarinjinda Spa. Guests can also use the sauna and Jacuzzi in the wellness area.
The hotel offers excellent value for money, with great facilities and a location that allows you to enjoy Bangkok's renowned shopping area while having convenient access to the city's BTS Skytrain. As with most hotels in Bangkok it is a very large but this does not stop it from offering a consistent level of friendly service.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Centrally located in Bangkok, Ariyasom Villa is set within charming tropical gardens and offers a quiet oasis in this lively city. Its location, along with its homely atmosphere, makes it the perfect place to relax after a long day spent exploring the city's vibrant streets and markets.
Set in a high-rise block and offering sweeping views of the river, the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel offers good value for money. Along with a diverse choice of dining options it has a glorious rooftop infinity pool.
The Chatrium Riverside is an apartment-style hotel in an enviable position on the river front, with sweeping views over Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River.
Steeped in history, the Mandarin is a quiet, luxurious haven amidst the bustle and excitement of Bangkok. The river terrace is a perfect place for an evening meal.
Not far from Bangkok’s Khao San Road, the Riva Surya is a small boutique property with spacious rooms, contemporary design and a welcoming swimming pool on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
The Shangri La Hotel is a wonderful hotel in an excellent location with all the facilities you could ever ask for.
A great option with stylish rooms and excellent facilities ideal for couples and families who want to be in the heart of the city close to some of the best shopping in Bangkok and the convenient sky-train system.
The Peninsula hotels combine Eastern and Western hospitality to provide unmatched service and luxurious comfort.
Harking back to the decadence of the colonial era with Art Deco styling and museum-quality displays of Asian art and antiquities, The Siam is the kind of place where everything is designed with the greatest attention to detail.
An all-suite hotel offering generously-sized rooms and some of the city's finest bars and restaurants, the Tower Club at lebua makes a very convenient city base. It's also a good option for families with two and three bedroom suites and an outdoor pool.
A resort-like setting in the heart of the city, French-colonial elegance and gourmet food make this small hotel a surprising find. With a tranquil location and generous pool, it makes a welcome retreat from the city chaos.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Just across the Chao Praya River in Bangkok lies the city's secret garden — Bang Kra Jao. Only accessible by boat, you must cross the river on a small ferry to reach this beautiful area full of small villages, temples and tropical flora.
The Songkran Festival celebrates the New Year. They are colourful and lively celebrations, with music, traditional dance and, of course, water, which symbolically cleanses the body from the sins of the previous year.
You and your guide will walk you through the narrow streets to experience many local sights with various food tastings along the way. Try things like ‘kafae boran’, a classic Thai coffee, or the popular Thai dessert, 'Khanom Thua Paep' (mung bean rice crepe).
Jim Thompson's house is a real highlight of any trip to Bangkok. The house itself is beautifully decorated and preserved and provides a fascinating insight into the life of this mysterious man, who set up a huge empire trading in Thai silk before disappearing whilst walking in the Malaysian highlands in 1967.
An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual and avoid the crowds who arrive later.
An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. Later you will visit the temple grounds and the famous 45 metre Reclining Buddha, and The Grand Palace, Thailand's most important landmark.