It’s not what you’d expect from Banglamphu, the world’s most famous backpacker melting pot. Perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River five minutes from Khao San Road, this busy 74-room boutique hotel delivers on location, style and—the ultimate 21st-century luxury—space. It’s in the midst of Phra Athit Road’s arty bars and cafés, boasts a river ferry at the doorstep and sweeping river views. The rooms have cheeky peep-show bathrooms and are decorated in an edgy, if not wild, range of colors and artworks. Views from the 15 River Breeze rooms are well worth the extra; Serene Corner rooms are mostly view-less. Even if you’re not staying here, stop for a sunset drink at the rooftop pool.
45/1–2 Phra Athit Road,
Telephone: +66 2280 9955