Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Muse Bangkok

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For Christmas, when having friends over visiting from Norway, we decided to splurge and book rooms at the famous and amazing Hotel Muse, a boutique hotel in the center of Bangkok. Wow, what a hotel!

We came to Bangkok and the Hotel Muse exhausted after a five hours car trip from Koh Chang. We felt both tired, sweaty and our whole bodies were stiff and akin from the long car ride. But once we stepped out of the car and entered the lobby at Hotel Muse, all that faded away!

The lobby feels more like a cafe than a lobby with small tables where the guests sit together with a receptionist. So instead of doing the check-in at a desk, we had a seat at one of the small tables together with a receptionist and were given five small glasses with different tasty drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). At that moment we knew that we were going to have a GREAT Christmas at Hotel Muse together with our good friends Roar and Ingrid from Oslo! We were so excited!

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The beautiful entrance at Hotel Muse.
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Hotel Muse even has its own retro tuk-tuk. So cool! We didn`t get the chance to try it out though, unfortunately.

The inside of the hotel is dimly lit. The walls are dark but with lights in all the right places, which gives you a romantic being-on-a-date-feeling. The hotel is packed with lovely design and art, combining modern cosmopolitan chic with the elegance of historic Thai.

Once you step into the lobby you are met by the sound of the hotel DJ laying down some smooth beats from the  cafe/bar,

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The breakfast at Hotel Muse is amazing! They have everything, with food from all over the world. We particularly liked their special Muse Omelet and their freshly made smoothies. It`s a must-try!

You can also have dinner or lunch at one of the hotel`s restaurants, like the Italian restaurant Medici. On the 24th and 25th-floor Hotel Muse has a very cool roof bar/restaurant, the Speakeasy, with amazing views of the Bangkok skyline. On Christmas eve we had a dinner buffet at the rooftop bar, which was fabulous! A very memorable Christmas Eve 2013!

Our room at Hotel Muse was super cool and comfortable:

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Chic design in our room at Hotel Muse. A lovely mix between modern and old design.

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There was a glass wall between the bathroom and the sleeping room. Super cool, but maybe you don`t always want an audience while sitting on the toilet?! After a bit of searching, we discovered that there is a pull-down curtain attached to the window. Problem solved!

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The bed was amazingly comfortable! Could sleep there forever…..

An look at that bathroom, it is one of the most elegant bathrooms and

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Even the sink in the bathroom was cool!

We had a great Christmas at Hotel Muse Bangkok, and really enjoyed every bit of our stay to the fullest. The hotel has a perfect location, with the shopping malls Central World, Central Chitlom within walking distance. Very convenient for us, as we were going to shop for Christmas presents.

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If shopping is also on your Bangkok agenda, read our Ultimate Shopping Guide for Bangkok. If markets are more your thing, check out my 6 favorite markets in Bangkok.

The street on which the Hotel Muse is located is full of restaurants, cafes, massage places, and other hotels. We tried the trendy six to twelve restaurant, which is only a few meters from Muse. Very tasty food and very nice and cool interior.

If you are looking for a nice place to eat authentic and delicious Thai food, take a look at our Best Places to Eat Authentic Thai Food In Bangkok.


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We used the Lonely Planet`s Thailand travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books at Amazon.com (affiliate links).


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Maria is a Norwegian travel nerd who has explored more than thirty countries on four continents. She holds a master's degree in Computer Science, as well as an MBA. In 2014 while on a year-long trip across South East- Asia, Maria co-founded the travel blog Nerd Nomads to help others get out and explore the world. In 2018 she left her day job permanently for a life of full-time travel. See our about page for more about Maria.

8 Comments

    • It sure is an amazing hotel Bente!! The perfect place to spend Christmas with Christmas eve celebration and delicious dinner at their rooftop restaurant and bar. We loved it!

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  1. Beautiful place! I would love to just dive into that bed and not come out for atleast a few days. I would of course have to have room service too!

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    • Hehe, me too! It sure was a lovely bed and stylish decorated room! We loved it! Such a chic boutique hotel right in the centre of Bangkok. Just perfect! 🙂

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  2. Hello, I am going to be in Bangkok in July. Does the location of this hotel make it easy to get around?

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    • Hi Natalia,

      Yes, its location was one of our favourite things about this hotel. It is located close to a Skytrain station which is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get around Bangkok. Sukhumvit road is also very close with lots of restaurants, and street food markets. A little further, but still within walking distance, is the Siam square area, which is a great area for shopping, or catching a movie.

      If you are looking for some great things to do and see in Bangkok, please have a look at our Bangkok guide/ itinerary for some of our favourites. We love that city! Have a great trip to Bangkok!

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  3. Hi Maria!
    Thank you for your article where to stay in BKK. I am passing by BKK for two nights. After reading your tips I am torn between Hotel Muse and the Oriental Residence. Classic luxury, shopping, food and convenience to the train station are my priorities. Which is your recommendation?

    Many thanks in advance

    Best regards
    Danhua

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    • Hi Danhua,

      Good question! Both Hotel Muse and the Oriental Residence are really good hotel options. Both hotels are in a great location (only a few minutes’ walk apart), with easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Lumphini Park, and the metro/ Skytrain. It is our favorite area to stay in Bangkok.

      Hotel Muse has a fantastic rooftop bar, while Oriental Residence has no bar. The pool at Hotel Muse is a bit small, with only a few sun beds. The pool at Oriental is much bigger and with lots of sunbeds. The rooms at Oriental Residence all have a private kitchen, which we find very convenient.

      We last stayed at the Oriental Residence in July 2022, and to be honest, the room we got was a bit dated; the TV in our room was old, and the sound was not working properly (speakers probably broken). We had to call reception every time we wanted to use the swimming pool to “book it” even though nobody was using the pool. Also, the gym equipment had been moved out to the pool area, and the gym room was closed. It felt weird working out by the pool in the heat (no aircon) and in front of other guests relaxing by the pool. I think it was a Covid-19 thing, so it might be that this is not the case anymore.

      In July, we stayed at a quite new hotel – Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok (opened in 2020), and it was amazing! Kimpton Maa-Lai is located on the same street as Hotel Muse and Oriental Residence. It is a bit more expensive, however.

      So it depends on what you want; if having a kitchen and a big swimming pool with sunbeds is important to you, you should opt for Oriental. If you want a cool rooftop bar, you should opt for Hotel Muse.

      Have a fantastic trip to Bangkok! Thanks for commenting!

      All the best,
      Maria

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