Where to Stay in Bangkok’s Silom District
Are you planning on a visit to Bangkok, where culture, nightlife, dinning and shopping could very well take place right next to each other? Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is no stranger to travelers from around the globe, as the place to visit for all sorts of entertainment from clubbing and shopping to wine tasting. Is a week in Bangkok enough to experience all the city has to give? The quick answer is no. However, if you have limited travel days, you could squeeze in as many activities as possible if: one, you’ve planned carefully beforehand and two, you’ve selected to stay at a strategically located hotel. Why does choosing which hotel matter? Bangkok is highly congested and traffic can be absurd during rush hour. There are several things to take into account in terms of accommodation, from whether the hotel is near the BTS (sky train) and/or MRT (subway) to how far they are from major attractions. Here we’ve handpicked 3 hotels that are located immensely well and help to give visitors a traveling edge. When we say located well, we’re referring to Silom district. By staying in Silom area, you have access to both the BTS and MRT at their interchange stations.
(Silom station is marked in red here. Image provided by author.)
More importantly, that is where the action takes place. These three hotels are handpicked based on location, comfort, hygiene and affordable rates at international standards. If you’ve already done a bit of research, staying in Silom area means easy access to Central World Shopping Mall, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, IMAX Paragon Cineplex, Siam Ocean World, Jim Thomson Museum, the famous Patpong nightlife district and much more. First, let’s take a look at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. This modernistic Bangkok hotel is in fact a 5 star hotel located right in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant city center. By metro, the hotel is a few minutes’ walk from either Chongnonsi or Sala Daeng station. The hotel rate depends on low and peak seasons but you can expect somewhere around 100 USD per night. For international luxury at a 5 star city hotel, 100 USD is a bargain. The second recommended hotel is non-other than Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, which is just a few minutes away from Patpong, one of Bangkok’s well-known nightlife district. What sets this hotel apart is the nice view of Bangkok skylines. Finally, the third hotel to consider is ibis Bangkok Riverside. Although, the hotel is much simpler than the previous two hotels, ibis Bangkok Riverside offers travelers easy access to major transportation and is just a few minutes away from the Chao Praya river ferry as well.
There are in fact a great number of hotel in Silom district, these selections are most suitable for anyone wanting luxury at an affordable price while reducing travel time to and from the city’s main attractions.