Whether you’re a skeptic who shrugs off scary legends as nonsense, a superstitious believer who will knock on every room before stepping in, or a thrillseeker who actively seeks out these types accommodations, this list of the most haunted hotels in Bangkok is here for you to decide if there is something to the stories, or if it’s all just hype. Most of these hotels have tales of someone who died a tragic death during its construction or in its early years of operation and their spirits are known to haunt the place. Check out our list of the top haunted hotels in Bangkok, Thailand.
With multiple reports of unexplained dark shadows, things inexplicably moved around in the hotel rooms and a general feeling of unease, this hotel is often counted among the most haunted in Bangkok. It is said that the spirit of the construction workers who died here on the 69th floor of the Baiyoke Tower II inhabit the hotel and are said to be ‘watching’ the guests. There have been multiple reports of possessed televisions and volume that changes frequently, as if by an unseen presence.
Thailand’s tallest hotel, with 88 stories, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel features panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline, a revolving roof deck, up to seven dining options and world-class facilities. Its luxury rooms have stunning views and are each equipped with a flat-screen television, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and an attached marble bathroom. Other facilities on-site include a health and fitness centre, a salon, an open-air golf range, an outdoor pool and a grocery store.
The old wing of the Holiday Inn Silom is notorious for sightings of a long-haired woman and a child running around in the corridors. Guests have even gone on to complain that the little child stood next to their bed as they slept. The new wing, however, is considered to be free of any ghostly figures.
The hotel features rooms done in pastel decor, each of which come equipped with cable television, tea and coffee making facilities, along with ironing facilities. The property is located right next to the Jewelry Trade Centre, a five-minute walk from the Surasak BTS station and a 45-minute drive from the airport. Other amenities available to guests include an outdoor pool, a health club, fitness centre, a tennis court and a variety of dining options.
With multiple reports of ghostly apparitions, some guests of the Asia Hotel have even complained about being touched while sleeping and hearing strange noises, including cries, from the rooms. Guests have also reported waking up to see ghostly figures sitting on the sofa staring at them, only to vanish into thin air moments later. Many guests have shared their harrowing experiences at this hotel and some of them sound straight out of Wes Craven’s imagination.
Directly connected to the Ratchathewi BTS station, the Asia Hotel is an old and well-known property that lists among the well-connected and more-affordable options in Bangkok. The rooms at the hotel feature classic furnishings and come with a personal safe, a flat-screen television, a minibar and a fridge. The hotel has an outdoor hot tub, outdoor pool, up to six dining options, a fitness centre and a business centre.
With multiple reports of sightings and unusual activities in the hotel, such as lifts that jump from floor to floor, frequent flickerings of electricity, bangs and other spooky sounds, a stay at the First House Hotel is sure to remind you of horror literature. Spirits are said to haunt this hotel after their violent deaths in a destructive fire that engulfed the hotel on New Year’s Day, in 1998, injuring 36 people and killing 13.
The property is located on Phetchaburi Road in the midst of the wholesale garment shopping scene of Pratunam and is ideally located if you’re interested in shopping and food. The rooms feature modern rooms with flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi access, a minibar and fridge, along with rain showers in the private bathrooms. Other facilities at the hotel include an in-house restaurant and bar, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange.
This property is among the relatively less haunted hotels in the city, with only occasional sightings and complaints here and there regarding paranormal activity. The Nana Hiso Hotel could make an ideal choice for someone wanting the thrill of staying in a haunted hotel without actually facing much of a possibility of running into anything paranormal.
Located at just a five-minute walk from the Phloen Chit Metro Station, this hotel offers apartment suites. The suites each have hardwood flooring, spacious kitchens and ample living and dining areas with stunning views. The rooms come with flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. The in-house restaurant serves international and traditional Thai fare.
Another less haunted property, this property from the Hyatt chain is located in downtown Bangkok. It is just a short walk from the Erawan Shrine and the prominent shopping centres of the city. It is also well connected and within easy reach of Chidlom and Rajdamri BTS stations.
The luxurious rooms in the Grand Hyatt Erawan feature contemporary interior design intertwined with Thai elements. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, mini-bar, premium bath amenities and free Wi-Fi access. They also offer stunning views of the cityscape. The hotel boasts of the award-winning i.sawan Residential Spa and Club, nine restaurants and bars, a 24-hour fitness centre and an outdoor free-form swimming pool. There is also a 24-hour business centre and concierge, fully equipped meeting rooms and an extensive variety of event spaces. Laundry and babysitting services are also available and airport transfers and limousine services can be arranged for an additional fee.
What to do if you experience paranormal activity in a hotel
While some fancy themselves ghost hunters, there are those who visit hotels only looking for a comfortable bed, a clean toilet and good customer service. So, it can be a bit of a letdown, to say the least, to run into a ghostly figure during your stay. If you find yourself in this position, you might want to observe some of these often recommended techniques, to keep “special guests” away. Knock before entering a hotel room, even if it is vacant, don’t sleep with an empty bed next to you and arrange your shoes before going to sleep so that one is upside down, as it said to represent yin and yang and can restore the balance of energy in your space. If these paranormal reports pique your interest, book one of these haunted hotels today, for your next trip to Bangkok, Thailand!
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