The 5 most unusual places to sleep in Bangkok
1) Sook Station
At this novel hostel, you're given convict pyjamas, and your inmate number serves in place of a key. Your room also has iron bars, as this Shawshank Redemption-inspired place really does resemble a prison. Don't sweat it too much though, there is a hot tub on the roof should you need to escape.
Super funky boutique guesthouse with rooms turned by the artist owner into colourful, almost psychedelic experiences, with large vibrant wall murals. Her paintings also adorn all the hallways, and the large open space downstairs has recreated a traditional Thai community, and oozes plenty of charm.
3) Shangai Mansion
Located right in the heart of Chinatown, Shanghai Mansion looks like something right out of 1930s Shanghai. The design is Chinese Art Deco, and rooms are filled with warm colours, old photographs, and giant claw tubs. There’s also a vintage jazz bar upstairs, accessed via an iron spiral staircase.
4) Praya Palazzo
This unique hotel is a former Italian mansion that has become a hidden boutique property. You can only get here by boat, although the hotel does have its own private ferry for guests and gives everyone a cell phone to use. Rooms feature Italian antiques and wooden floors, and there are only 17 rooms. Kids under 12 are not allowed.
5) Bangkok Treehouse
Bangkok Treehouse is one of a kind. The eco-friendly boutique hotel sits on a bicycle path in Bang Krachao, the green ‘lungs’ of the city, located across the Chao Phraya River. You can come here by boat or cycle in. Try the ‘View With a Room’ which features a bed with mosquito netting out on an open bamboo deck.
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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Bangkok reveals off-the-beaten-track places and interesting details for anyone who's keen to explore Bangkok's best-kept secrets.
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