Nearby Bangkok hotels

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The Co van Kessel Bangkok tours office is located on the edge of Chinatown and located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Our location makes it possible to find nearby high-end luxury hotels on the romantic river front as well as medium- and budget range hotels located in charismatic Chinatown. Here are some hotels we can recommend.
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With a starting price of around 5000,- Baht per night the higher end hotels are to be found on the banks of the Chao Phraya river.  These hotels offer a great view over the river and come with a complementary boat shuttle service,

Royal Orchid Sheraton
approx. distance: 190 m. and a 2 minute walk

A 2 minutes walk from our office this 5-star luxury hotel offers a pleasant combination of warm Thai hospitality and world-class service in a modern setting.  The hotel offers great views over Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river, a shuttle boat service to the BTS and all other facilities you can expect from a 5 star hotel. score: 



Millenium Hilton
approx. distance: 100 m. and just a 3 baht river  crossing by ferry away

Located just across the river this 5-star property on the banks of the Chao Phraya River offers free shuttle boat service to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain and Asiatique the Riverfront.  The romantic rooftop bar “threesixty” on the 32nd floor boasts a panaromic view over the city from a 130 meter hight. score: 



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The medium priced category hotels around our office have a minimum price of around 1500,- Baht per night.  Located in Bang rak and in the middle of Chinatown these hotels are a short tuk-tuk or taxi ride away from our office.

approx distance: 1,2 km and a 15 minute walk or short tuk-tuk/taxi ride

This fairly new accommodation is partly residence and partly hotel.  Located in the local area of Bang Rak is offers a pool, sundeck, gym, on-side restaurant and there is a jacuzzi on top of the building.  It offers free shuttle service and is located not too far from major sites as Patpong night market, Chinatown and the Co van Kessel office. score: 



Shanghai Mansion
approx distance: 1,3 km and a 15 minute walk or short tuk-tuk/taxi ride

Right in the heart of Chinatown this boutique hotel recreates the elegance of Shanghai in the 1930’s. and is stylefully decorated.  The hotel offers a restaurant and jazz bar and a free tuk-tuk service is provided to several city attractions. The hotel is conveniently located near Bangkok’s train- and MRT-station Hua Lamphong. score: 



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The budget category offers hotels where both dormitory’s as private rooms are available.  Dormitory prices start at around 300 Baht and private rooms start at around 900 Baht per night.   These hotels are located in a very charismatic Talat Noi which is a quieter part of Chinatown and known for it’s long trading history.

Loftel 22
approx distance: 350 . and a 5 minute walk away from our office

This brand new boutique hostel is located in ”Talad Noi” which hosts a mix of old Chinese family houses.  The hostel itself is inspired by the renovated classic loft-type mixed with Chino Portuguese style and offers a nice in-house coffee shop.  The available accommodation is both private-rooms as well as dormitories. score: 



River view guesthouse
approx distance: 600 km and a 5-7 minute walk to our office

The river view guesthouse is located in the heart of Chinatown’s ”Talad Noi” and on the banks of the Chao Phraya river.  The location gives the hotel a great panoramic view over the river and the rooftop restaurant is perfect to enjoy a Thai meal or drink after a day of exploring.  Being one of the older guesthouses in the city it offers different kind of private rooms as well as dormitories.  Note: the hotel can be a bit of a challenge to find so you might want to save it in your offline maps application on your smartphone. score: 



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Co by Night: 3 hour bike tour by night
Our bike tour in the cooler evening air through Chinatown and charming Thonburi.  The skyline of Bangkok by night is one of the highlights on this 3 hour bike ride.

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This 5-hour multi-boat tour introduced us to the locally known 'James Bond boat' due to its appearance in the 007 thriller 'The man with the golden gun'. Experience life along Northern Bangkok's rural canals where the thrill of the high-speed rocket-boat is just one of the highlights.

Co Canaling: 2 hour Longtail Boat Tour (Khlong Tour)
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Co Walking: 2 hour Walking Tour
This 2-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden alleys of Bangkok’s Chinatown by foot. Walking this area is more relaxing and intimate than cycling and perfect for photographers.


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