10. SO Sofitel, Bangkok
£120 - £150 per night
Next to Lumpini Park and a 3-minute walk from the nearest metro station, this luxe downtown hotel in a sleek building is 2 km from Patpong's bustling nightlife.
The stylish rooms with element-themed decor come with free Wi-Fi, minibars and smart TVs. Upgraded quarters feature park views, Italian coffee and club lounge perks. Suites with 2nd levels add living rooms, kitchens, daily spa treatments and/or private hot tubs. Room service is offered.
There are 2 restaurants (1 rooftop), plus a cafe and 3 chic bars. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center, a business center and free parking.
9. The St. Regis, Bangkok.
£160 - £210 per night
A 1-minute walk from Ratchadamri Skytrain station, this swanky hotel is an 11-minute walk from CentralWorld shopping complex and 1 km from Pratunam Market.
Featuring 24-hour butler service, the chic rooms have Thai accents, plush fabrics and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. Suites add separate living/dining rooms and extra bathrooms.
Dining options include a posh afternoon tea, a gentlemen's club-style lounge, an upscale Italian restaurant and a bar by the outdoor pool. There's also an Elemis spa and a gym, as well as free parking.
8. Le Meridien, Bangkok.
£100 - £130 per night
This contemporary hotel is a 12-minute walk from Lumphini Park and 2 km from Hua Lamphong railway station.
Sophisticated rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offer WiFi (surcharge), flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads. Many rooms feature city views. Some rooms and all suites include free WiFi, breakfast and evening cocktails. Suites also add living rooms and Bose sound systems.
Dining options include a restaurant, 2 bars and a lounge. A fitness center has a lap pool, and there's a spa with 7 treatment rooms. There are also 5 meeting rooms.
7. Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments,
£80 - £100 per night
This elegant apartment hotel is 2 km from a metro station, 8 km from Pratunam Market and 11 km from the Victory Monument.
Contemporary, sleek studios with dark wood floors have living/dining areas and kitchenettes. They also offer flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and safes, as well as minibars and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchens, and up to 3 separate bedrooms. Room service is available 24/7.
Amenities include a bistro, a deli and a poolside bar with snacks. There's also an outdoor pool, a spa and indoor driving range, in addition to a gym, tennis courts and 6 meeting rooms.
6. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel,
£130 - £150 per night
Connected by skywalk to a transit stop and the Terminal 21 shopping center, this luxury hotel is 6.5 km from the Jim Thompson House museum and 10 km from the Grand Palace.
Warm, modern accommodations range from bright rooms with city views, to themed suites with private gardens, hot tubs and personal butlers. All include Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, minibars and coffeemakers. Room service is available.
The hotel has a business center, a library and fitness facilities, plus a spa and lush, tropical grounds with an outdoor pool. There are a total of 7 eateries and bars, including an al fresco cafe and a restaurant where guests dine in the dark.
5. The Peninsula, Bangkok.
£150 - £240 per night
On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this sophisticated hotel is 4 km from the iconic Wat Pho Buddhist temple grounds.
Featuring city and river views, rooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms include sofas and landscaped balconies, while suites add living and dining areas with burnished gold ceilings, terraces with hot tubs, and/or 2 stories. Room and butler service is offered 24/7.
There are 3 chic restaurants, 2 cool bars, a luxe spa and a gym, a 3-tiered outdoor pool and a tennis court. Free perks include parking and a river ferry service. Luxury cars, helicopters and Tuk Tuks are available (fee).
4. The Okura Prestige, Bangkok.
£140 - £170 per night
A minutes’ walk from Phloen Chit Skytrain station, this upmarket hotel in a glass-sided high-rise is 2 km from both Pratunam Market and MBK Center shopping mall.
Featuring skyline views, the polished rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add iPod docks and separate living rooms, and upgraded suites provide saunas, steam rooms and dining areas. Club level quarters have access to a private lounge.
There are 3 restaurants, including posh French dining, as well as a rooftop bar with city views. Amenities consist of a 25th-floor cantilevered pool with views of the skyline, plus a gym and a spa.
£125 - £150 per night
Set in a timber-framed villa dating from 1942, this chic, upscale hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Phloen Chit Skytrain station, 3 km from shopping at MBK Center and 13 km from the Grand Palace.
Featuring wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, the elegant rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. They also have ceiling fans. Upgraded rooms come with sitting areas, while suites offer 4-poster beds.
Breakfast and parking are included. There's also a relaxed restaurant with teak floors and high ceilings. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a library and a spa, plus a gym.
2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
£300 - £320 per night
Overlooking the Chao Phraya river, this renowned luxury hotel is a 3-minute walk from the nearest ferry stop.
Featuring teak and Thai silk furnishings, the lavish rooms, most with river views, offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as butler service. Upgraded rooms add floor-to-ceiling windows, minibars and coffeemakers; some have balconies. Suites include living rooms, and some feature distinct decor like antiques and Oriental carpets.
Freebies include breakfast and parking. There are 9 upscale restaurants and bars. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a gym and tennis courts, as well as a luxe spa offering yoga and massages.
1. The Siam, Bangkok.
£450 - £490 per night
Set along the Chao Phraya River and a 4-minute walk from the closest bus stop, this fashionable hotel is also 6 km from the Grand Palace.
Plush suites with a blend of art deco and contemporary design offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus soaking tubs and living areas. They also include butler service. Upgraded units add river views, while luxe villas have private pools, gardens and rooftop terraces. There's also an adults-only cottage.
Freebies include full breakfast and river shuttles. Other amenities include 3 restaurants, 2 bars and an infinity pool with a kids' area. There's also a fitness center, a spa and library.