Best Hotels in Thailand: Why Travellers Can’t Get Enough of “Hidden Gem” MUU Bangkok

The surge of boutique hotels has undeniably reshaped the hospitality industry, and an unexpected contender is propelling Thailand to the forefront of this dynamic sector.

MUU Hotels & Resorts’ inaugural property, MUU Bangkok, has been dubbed Bangkok’s “hidden gem” and after a recent stay, it’s easy to see why.

Nestled in the vibrant Thong Lo district, this 148-room haven exemplifies understated luxury at an accessible price point, meriting a commendable 9.1 rating on

Infinity pool. Credit: supplied.


As the post-COVID renaissance of travel beckons jet setters to Southeast Asia, Thailand, particularly Bangkok, emerges as the second most sought-after destination, securing the coveted title of the most favoured city for Agoda users.

Unravelling the charm of Thailand’s capital and what sets MUU Bangkok apart, the answer lies in the seamless fusion of rich culture and convenience.

The city’s effervescent ambiance and fast pace provide a sense of urban familiarity, while the gracious Thai hospitality injects an element of intrigue, promising an immersive travel experience.

Amidst a plethora of lodging options, MUU Bangkok stands as the discerning choice, lauded by one British guest who extolled its convenient 30-minute proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Hotel reception area. Credit: supplied.
MUU Social club. Credit: supplied.

“It has everything one desires in a hotel. The staff are friendly, and the food is truly exceptional,” he remarked. “It feels like a home away from home.”

Ironically, MUU Bangkok’s distinctive nomenclature draws inspiration from the Thai concepts of community and kinship.

At the core of the brand’s ethos is a celebration of human connection, crafting a space where guests are not merely accommodated but are nurtured, their needs effortlessly met.

This commitment to service excellence is evident from the moment guests step through the entrance, greeted by affable smiles and refreshing welcome drinks – a thoughtful gesture, particularly cherished after a prolonged journey.

Plush bedding. Credit: supplied.
Marble hotel bathroom. Credit: supplied.

Within the confines of the immaculate hotel rooms, guests discover solace in spaciousness, privacy, and comfort – rare attributes in today’s lodging panorama.

The intricate designs and attention to detail also don’t go unnoticed yet, it is the exceptional food that unequivocally solidifies MUU’s status as a five-star sanctuary. While room service is an option, the unparalleled ambiance and opulent decor of the MUU Social club and the ritzy Otto Italian restaurant beckon patrons.

The buffet-style breakfast, an array of delectable options catering to diverse palates, serves as an ideal prelude to a day of exploration or relaxation by the sun-drenched infinity pool.

Otto Italian Restaurant. Credit: BACKCOVERNEWS.COM
Beef carpacio and truffle arancini balls. Credit: BACKCOVERNEWS.COM
Onglet steak and spaghetti bolognese. Credit: BACKCOVERNEWS.COM
Tiramisu and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Credit: BACKCOVERNEWS.COM
Tiramisu and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Credit: BACKCOVERNEWS.COM

Dinner at Otto unfolds as a culinary spectacle, offering a fine dining experience with thoughtfully portioned servings and a relaxed atmosphere.

From the perfectly cooked Chargrilled Onglet steak to the comforting delight of the spaghetti Bolognese, the dining experience concludes with tantalizing desserts crafted with an unmistakable passion for culinary artistry.

Hotel entrance. Credit: supplied.

To crown this gastronomic indulgence, the plush beds at MUU Bangkok ensure a night of undisturbed rest, culminating in a comprehensive escape.

MUU Bangkok stands as the epitome of understated luxury, an exquisite haven for those seeking a superlative getaway experience.


This hotel review was written as part of BACKCOVERNEWS.COM’s Best Hotels Around the World Series.

Mibenge Nsenduluka

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