Jul 22 • 13M

Bangkok Confidential: Our adventures along the Chao Phraya River

In this episode: We're hotel-hopping in Thailand this week. Here's what we discovered. (Recorded 7/21/23 in Bangkok)

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Hi again from Bangkok, where we’ve spent the last week hotel-hopping along the Chao Phraya River.

And wow, what a mind-blowing experience!

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Here’s this week’s question: What’s the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’m talking about the most over-the-top luxurious resort you’ve ever been to. We’d love to hear about it!

Here’s the Anantara Riverside as seen from the Avani+, a high-rise shopping complex and hotel. This resort had one of the best pools we’ve seen in Bangkok and impressive views of the river and the Krung Thep Bridge.

Aren and Iden enjoy a snack at the Four Season Bangkok. Many of the rooms have a stunning view of the river, and one of our favorite things to do was sit in the room at night and watch the barges go by. Did we mention that Thai food is incredible?

A room at The Siam, one of the other luxury hotels we checked out during our Bangkok visit. Each room here is different and individually decorated. Of all the hotels, this one was the most eclectic. As I mentioned in the podcast, this is where Indiana Jones stays when he comes to Bangkok.

A private villa at the Capella, a boutique luxury hotel located next to the Four Seasons. This hotel had it all — river views, individual service, and a distinctly Scandinavian aesthetic. At times, I felt as if I was touring a museum.

Please don’t forget this week’s question: What’s the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? We love getting your comments.

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We’ll have more from Bangkok next week.