The Amari Watergate Hotel is in one of the best rated areas of Bangkok, the Pathum Wan district. With the best of the best restaurants and shopping malls right on its doorstep, you can spend more time exploring and less on travel. The five-star hotel is just steps from Central World Plaza and Pratunam wholesale market, with Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip Plaza and Shibuya 19 all being within easy reach. You are also spoilt for choice for local attractions. Erawan Shrine, Lumphini Park, Temple of the Golden Mount, Grand Palace and Wat Arun are just some of the landmarks within a short drive. If you don’t plan to drive, Ratchaprarop metro station is 700 metres away. (It’s not too far from Suvarnabhumi Airport either, only a 20-minute drive from the hotel.)
When you fancy a break from shopping, the hotel has many on-site facilities including a spa, fitness centre, two pools, squash courts and jacuzzis. The hotel’s Thai on 4 Restaurant offers contemporary Thai cuisine, while its bar serves innovative cocktails. (For a hearty Indian meal, head towards Chotivala or Sanjha Chulha, both restaurants are 10 minutes by foot.) Expect to be impressed by the hotel’s lavish interior which is reflected in its 569 rooms. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a neutral decor, the rooms are elegant and meticulously designed to offer optimum comfort. You have a choice of eight room types to suit all budgets. Regardless of whether you stay in the executive suite or executive twin, you will wake up to a scrumptious breakfast. From excellent surroundings to superb food, your stay at Amari Watergate will most definitely be a memorable one.
Five things to do in Bangkok
1. Visit a floating market (Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa and Tha Kha) and don’t forget to barter, going in 30% cheaper.
2. Schedule a visit to see Golden Palace and Wat Pra Kaew during late afternoon to avoid the heat and peak-time rush.
3. Take the sky train (MRT) to Sukhumvit Road. It is one of the longest streets in the world packed with shops, restaurants, street markets and bars.
4. Squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is home to more than 8,000 market stalls where you will find almost anything.
5. Try a cooking class. Learn directly from professional Thai chefs who will teach you about the flavours, ingredients and techniques in cooking Thai food.
Other Bangkok hotels to consider:
Furama Silom Bangkok — a chic city hotel right in the centre of Silom, Bangkok’s all-go shopping and nightlife zone.
Century Park Hotel — a stylish hotel with a rooftop pool and a great dining scene. Right among the bars and restaurants, it puts you in the heart of inner Bangkok.
BelAire Bangkok — a great base for exploring Sukhumvit Road which, as you know, is one of the longest and liveliest roads in Bangkok.
Shangri-La Hotel BangkokShangri-La Hotel Bangkok — a by-word for luxury, this riverside hotel landed a coveted place on Condé Nast Traveller’s exclusive Gold List.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok — a hotel that springs up from the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy river views from every bedroom, award-winning dining and an alfresco infinity pool.
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