Amaranta Hotel (Bangkok) – Must Stay!

Amaranta Hotel (2 Soi 5 Pracharatbumpen Rd., Huai Khwang, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10310, Thailand, ‏‎800 1205131)

In preparations for my Bangkok trip in February 2016, I came across this hotel using Hotels.com (as I always do, trying to earn discounts & free nights!). It had a great rating (4.3/5), many positive reviews, beautiful pictures & a decent price at $85/night including all taxes – I was definitely sold!

Of course, I always try to maintain my expectations and not get over-excited, because in many cases the actual rooms don’t look like the pictures (or look like the pictures, but 10 years later). But OH MY, I was extremely happy with this place.

It is apparently very new (hence the rooms looking quite identical to the pictures, and the price being SO GOOD) and I’m sure the prices will definitely go up as more people find this place. Here’s some info below to convince you!

Hotel Decor & Staff

Decked out in gold tones, it has a super luxurious feel from the moment you step in. Everything looks clean and new! Hotel staff are very helpful and courteous, opening doors for us and greeting us everyday. Service is top-notch.

Rooms

I went for the Superior Room (32 Sq meters) which came with a double bed and all the normal hotel things (minibar, LCD TV, kettle, WIFI!) as well as a lounge sofa and a deep-soaking bathtub which you can sit in and watch the TV from. I mean, who doesn’t want to come back to a nice, big room after a long day of shopping, soak in hot water and bubbles while watching movies on cable? If this doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. The bed was comfortable and plushy, and we had gold silky bathrobes to lounge around in!

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Plushy bed with a cuppa coffee in the morning

 

Facilities

They have a gym, pool, restaurant/bar. Unfortunately, I only managed to visit the pool on the last day before checking out, but it is gorgeous! I can totally imagine myself relaxing here with a book while enjoying the view.

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Ok, maybe the view is questionable.. but still…

Location

It is walking distance to Hwai Khwang MRT (Not BTS) which is quite near to Chatuchak/Union Mall.

Just below the hotel, you can find 7-11 (great for late night snacks) as well as quite a few food stalls selling Thai/Chinese food (I suspect it’s like a little Chinatown, since the workers in this area speak Mandarin too!).

Also below, there are quite a few massage places (clean ones) with 1hr massage for 180baht – don’t expect much frills here though.

Conclusion

Highly recommended (quick, before the prices get sky-high) for your next getaway to Bangkok!