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Bangkok Hotels for Honeymooners

The Oriental Bangkok Hotel
48 Oriental Avenue
+66 (02) 659-9000
Fax: +66 (02) 659-0000
www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/
Rooms $300-$440, Suites $440-$2200

The city’s best-known hotel is not just an accommodation, for many travelers it is an attraction as well. First built in 1876, all that remains of the original structure is the Authors’ Residence, with suites named for some of the hotel’s most stellar guests including Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, and Graham Greene.

Today the 358-room, 35-suite hotel also has two modern wings and it still draws its share of celebs, although impeccable service helps make every guest feel like a star. Eight restaurants and bars, a spa featuring Thai massage, two pools, tennis and squash are available as well.

The Metropolitan, Bangkok
27 South Sathorn Road
(800) 337-4685, +66 (02) 625-3333
Fax: +66 (02) 625-3320
http://metropolitan.como.bz, www.designhotels.com
Rooms $240-$300, Suites $340-$2000

Frequent travelers to the UK might feel right at home at this new hotel, a sister to London's Metropolitan. A member of the swank design hotels, this property, located in the central business district, retains the modern chic of its older sibling and combines it with an exotic allure that’s pure Bangkok. Each of the 171 hotel rooms, which claim to be the city’s largest, include an oversized limestone and mosaic tiled bath and amenities that range from a yoga mat to high speed web access with wireless LAN options. Two pools, a spa, a yoga studio, and several restaurants round out the options.

Banyan Tree Bangkok
21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon
(800) 525-4800, +66 (02) 679-1200
Fax: +66 (02) 679-1199
www.banyantree.com
$350 per suite, minimum two-night stay
Formerly the Westin Banyan Tree, this all-suites hotel reopened in January 2002 after a massive refurbishment. The city’s tallest hotel offers exclusive spa facilities on its 20th, 21st and 51st to 54th levels. After a day of sightseeing, guests enjoy a complimentary 10-minute neck and shoulder massage, and access to a private sky deck, current pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath.

The Royal Benja Hotel
39 Sukhumvit Road Soi 5
+66 (02) 655-2958
Fax: +66 (02) 655-2920
Rooms $43-$68
Accessible to other parts of the city via the nearby Skytrain, this moderately-priced property offers airport transfers (the present airport is about a half hour drive away), pool, and health club. Rooms are standard with fewer decorator touches than those found in pricier hotels but with all the necessities as well as direct dial phones, a mini fridge, and television.

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