There are many family friendly hotels in Bangkokand Thailand and there are a number of things for families to do when visiting Bangkok.
Even though the city is a bit of a concrete jungle, there is plenty for children and teenagers to see and do and a number of hotels have made an effort to be more accommodating to families and those travelling with children.
as we have children too, we recommend not only looking at hotel facilities but also location with regards ease of travel
and facilities close by
We have compiled a list of hotels below and you can book them through our site which is affiliated with Agoda which offers excellent discounts on most hotels in Thailand
What To Consider
Most, if not all hotels have a swimming pool which is an excellent form of entertainment for kids and adults alike, but you should look at things like room facilities and look for things such as DVD player, music system and a good selection of satellite channels (most of which are in English). If the room has a DVD player then your kids can watch movies at night rather than get stuck with the TVchannels (which can be quite good). There are also plenty of stalls on the streets and in places like MBK and Pantip Plaza that sell pirated copies of the latest movies for around about $4.5 or £3. Many priated movies are of decent enough quality if they are at least 3 months old; 6 months ideally, but the very latest will be of fairly poor quality
Take a look at whether there is decent room service and what times the restaurant or room service opens and closes. You won't know until you get to your hotel but ask where the nearest 7 Eleven mini mart is as you can stock up your fridge with much cheaper drinks.
Getting about Bangkok can be an issue. Make sure there is easy access to the hotel by either Skytrain, Subway or taxi. A rule of thumb is that traffic will be bad on all major roads during the morning rush hour and from about 4.30 to 7.30 at night and both the subway and skytrain will be busy from 5pm onwards.
We mention this because tired kids will not enjoy being stuck in a traffic jam that doesn't move for 40 minutes or so and if you are there during the rainy season (June to October), traffic can be in grid lock for hours.
Hotels or Serviced Apartments ?
Hotels have all the facilities you'd expect depending on the number of stars they carry. Basically, anything less than a 4 start hotel will have far fewer facilities.
Hotel rooms are small and even if you book 2 rooms - one for adults and one for kids - you still can't all fit in without sitting on the bed or floor.
Hotels can be busy. If it's a very busy hotel, the pool will also be busy and it can spoil the fun.
Serviced apartments however, can offer up to three bedrooms with a central lounge and a kitchen. Serviced apartments offer rooms such as: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom and there are many serviced apartments to choose from in Bangkok and their prices are often cheaper than hotels (when comparing facilities, room area and so on).
If you have a family, then a 2 bedroom apartment will be perfect.
We have stayed at Centre Point just off Silom Road, at Bangrak, which is next to the river. This makes it, in our opinion, the ultimate place to stay with kids for the following reasons:
They offer 180 Sq M 2 bedroomed apartments with a huge living area, dining table and kitchen. Smaller apartments are also available.
Each bedroom has it's own en-suite bathroom. There is a guest bathroom in the apartment too.
Each apartment has a TV in the living room and each bedroom.
The living room has a DVD player and a stereo.
The kitchen is fully kitted out with large fridge, oven, microwave and washing machine - allowing you to wash your clothes.
There is plenty of seating for all with a minimum of one sofa and two armchairs but more can be provided on request.
The dining table can seat around 10 people.
There is a lovely swimming pool that is rarely used because most guests are business people.
There is a gym and sauna and a small library area.
There is good room service and small restaurant,
Centre Point Silom is situated right next to a department store and there is direct access to the store from the foyer. The department store has kids favourites such as Pizza, McDonalds, KFC and Swensens which is an ice-cream parlour.
There is a supermarket in the department store so you can stock up on snacks, drinks and even items to cook your own meals.
Centre Point Silom is a very short walk to the Skytrain as well as the river ferries that take you to the temples and Grand Palace.
The river ferries can also take you to many of the other hotels along the river which makes for a great experience for the kids.
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CENTRE POINT SILOM - Bangkok
8.8 / 10
Loads of facilities, close to skytrain, next to department store. Excellent location