Lumphini Park is the largest public area in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 142 acres of grass, trees and a lake, staying at a hotel near Lumphini is popular with Thais, tourists and business people who love heading down to the park at 5am to run, or at 3pm to cycle around one of the tracks or lift weights in the open-air gym. Luckily, there are a number of excellent hotels within just a few hundred meters of Lumphini Park, with these three often thought of as the best.
Crowne Plaza – One of the best hotels in Bangkok, the Crowne Plaza is located in the Silom area of Bangkok, a couple of minutes walk to Lumphini Park and near the sky train, with Bangkok’s main two shopping areas just one train station away in both directions.
At the Crowne Plaza, you’ll love the full-service spa complete with traditional Thai massage and aromatherapy treatments, and don’t miss swimming in the outdoor swimming pool and exercising in the fully-equipped fitness center.
The Crowne Plaza offers a series of rooms, from superior all the way up to deluxe king size. Every room, of course, comes complete with a spacious en-suite bath, flat screen 32 inch TV with satellite and pay movies, minibar, in-room safe, a refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, and air conditioning.
The hotel is known for its superb Japanese restaurant, Unkai, and for Heights Cafe on the 23rd floor.
You’ll find the Crowne Plaza at Lumphini Park, 952 Rama IV Road in Bangkok.
The Dusit Thani Hotel – The most well-known hotel in the Lumphini Park area, the Dusit Thani Hotel is a Thai institution. Offering superb service and lovely accommodation, its location is so perfect there’s the underground train right outside the front door, the sky train a few hundred yards down the street, various shopping malls, stores and a night market within meters, and some of the best restaurants in Bangkok a stone’s throw away.
At the Dusit Thani Hotel, prepare yourself for the best guest service you’ve ever received. Take advantage of the hotel’s stunning spa and outdoor pool and don’t miss the golf driving range on-site.
Guest rooms at the Dusit Thani Hotel feature en-suite bath with bathrobe and slippers, a flat screen TV with satellite, CD player, complimentary high-speed internet, complimentary newspaper and bottled water, an in-room
safe, tea and coffee maker, iron and ironing board and a hair dryer.
Lumphini Park is directly across the street (just take the underground train subway tunnel to avoid the traffic), and there are so many cafes and restaurants within two blocks of the hotel, you’ll have a hard time making up your mind.
Look for the Dusit Thani Hotel at 946 Rama IV Road, Saladaeng Circle in Bankgok.
Conrad Hotel – The Conrad Hotel is a contemporary hotel close to Lumphini Park in downtown Bangkok. The Conrad is situated in All Seasons Place, an office and restaurant complex close to the city’s central business district and so popular with visiting business people as well as tourists who love luxury accommodation in a perfect location..
At the Conrad Hotel, the luxury guest rooms feature spacious marble en-suite baths with robe and slippers, flat screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view movies, high-speed internet, in-room safe, a large work area, hairdryer and mini bar.
For lunch, don’t miss a sandwich or salad at Au Bon Pain, one of Bangkok’s favorite casual cafe or, if you’re looking for something more upscale, the Conrad’s Liu restaurant serves some of the best Chinese cuisine in the city.
You’ll also love the hotel’s on-site running track, spa, swimming pool and aerobics and yoga classes. Or, if you enjoy the open-air, don’t miss walking across to Lumphini Park and using the jogging track, cycling or joining one of the park’s many aerobics or tai chi groups out early every morning.
The Conrad Hotel is at All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road in Bangkok.