Luxurious, yet affordable, date ideas in Bangkok

Let’s be practical, luxurious dates can easily cost a fortune and while we all want to pamper our loved ones, not everyone can afford the true blue princess lifestyle.

On your next baecation to Bangkok, treat your loved ones to a romantic date they’ll never forget! Also known as a budget haven, here’s 10 Crazy Rich Asian approved romantic spots in Bangkok with all the glam and glamour, minus the hefty price tags.

1. Erawan Tea Room

Mention afternoon high tea and the taitai life immediately comes to mind; luxurious hotels with tiny servings of food that won’t fill your belly.

Introducing the Erawan Tea Room, a Michelin recommended tea setting that won’t just satisfy your cravings for Thai food but also give you your shot for the ‘gram.

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Serving authentic Thai dishes, bless your eyes and tummies with their aesthetically pleasing 3-tiered emerald stacking trays. From their sweet and crunchy Thai banana fritters to the classic grilled chicken skewers, the bite-sized portions are the perfect way to have a taste of a huge variety of food.

Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Located on the 2nd Floor of Erawan Bangkok Boutique Mall)
Opening Hours: 2.30 pm to 6 pm
Nearby Station: Chit Lom Station

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2. ICONSIAM

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ICONSIAM is Bangkok’s shiny new hotspot for all eager shopaholics. Equipped with an impressive 7 story Takashimaya, an array of luxury brands at ICONLUXE and the largest Adidas Originals store in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region, here’s how to shop sharp:

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Before starting your shopping spree, get ahold of the ICONSIAM Tourist Privilege Card for major discounts and savings! Enjoy up to 30% discounts off items at participating brands, as well as a 6% VAT refund at available shops. To find out how to conquer this shopping paradise, formulate your battle plan with this guide about ICONSIAM.

Surprise bae with this special discount card to help reduce the damage on your wallets!

Address: Khlong San, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm
Nearby Station: Krung Thonburi Station / Saphan Taksin Station

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3. River Star Princess Chao Phraya Cruise

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From traditional floating lanterns to floating markets, take Thailand’s love for its street culture further along the straits of Bangkok’s stunning city landscapes with a floating dinner cruise. Climb aboard the River Star Princess Chao Phraya Cruise, a luxurious dinner date experience, sans the big price tag.

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True to its world-class rep, expect buffet dishes spanning across the hall. You can also pre-book an intimate dinner arrangement by the deck for some alone time to make the night extra special.

Address: Yodpiman river walk Pakklong Taladt pier 3, Chakkraphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200
Boarding Time: 7 pm to 7.20 pm
Directions: Take a taxi or drive to Yodpiman River Walk Pier 3″ next to Pak Klong Market

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4. One More Thai Massage and Spa Experience

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Action speaks louder than words; rather than dropping bae an ‘ILY’ text, express your love when you snag a One More Thai Massage pampering session instead!

Infused with calming elixirs and organic herbs, this perk-me-up treat includes a complimentary Thai dessert at the end of the treatment, definitely a wholesome package to stimulate both the body and the tastebuds!

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Get a bigger bang for your buck when you opt for the Buy 1 Get 1 Thai Foot Massage With Herbal Compress. The 60-minutes treatment includes pressing steamed Thai herbs lightly against your body for a refreshing finish.

Address: Thailand, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Phloen Chit Rd
(From BTS Sukhumvit Line, get off at Chit Lom Station Exit 3, walk about 1 minute, the spa is beside Forever Hungry)
Opening Hours: 10 am to 2 am
Nearby Station: Chit Lom Station

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5. You&I Premium Suki Buffet

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This is one for the hangry bros out there who spend too much on dinner dates and still end up famished. You&I Premium Suki Buffet is the ultimate dinner plan for those who wear the trousers in the relationship (quite literally); cheap and gastronomically satisfying.

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Its Standard Buffet option ($18) includes UNLIMITED servings for their Special Pork with over 8 selections! To upsize your dining experience, turn to their Premium/Super Premium Buffet ($25.19/$32.39) which covers premium seafood sourced ingredients such as the Australian Wagyu Beef, New Zealand Mussels, and Norwegian Butterfish.

Address: The Helix Quarter, 9th Floor, EmQuartier, 695, 693 Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm (Last order: 9.30 pm)
Directions: Check here to find the closest branch

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6. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre


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Have an eye for the arts? The Bangkok Art and Culture Center will be right up your alley. Featuring varied masterpieces from traditional Thai collections to abstract exhibits, this classy venture costs you nothing at all and is a great alternative for couples who like a little quiet time amidst Bangkok’s hustle and grind.

Address: 939 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm
Nearby Station: National Stadium Station

7. The Cottage Suvarnabhumi (Poshtel)

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The Cottage Suvarnabhumi is a mini-resort all on its own; lavished with modern decor and recreational spaces for couples looking for a staycation to lay back and relax.

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Photo credits: thecottagebangkokairport.com

Despite its name, the poshtel provides top-graded facilities at a budget; an outdoor swimming pool, pool table, Playstation, and a rooftop terrace to get your tan on.

Located just 10 minutes away from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), it also includes a complimentary Airport Transfer when you’re homebound. Check out these cheap Bangkok hotels if you would like more options!

Address: 888/8 Lardkrabang Road, Lardkrabang, Bangkok 10520 Thailand
Nearby: Suvarnabhumi Airport

8. SF World Cinema CentralWorld

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Much like Golden Village Gold Class, indulge in SF World Cinema CentralWorld’s pre-show mini-class lounge at a budget. Their mini buffet (yes you heard that right!) is stack full of pastries and refreshments. The classic popcorn is included, along with charging points, recliners and cozy blankets to duck under. For more lit nights in Bangkok, here are 10 Top Things To Do For The Best Of Bangkok At Night.

To top it off with a cherry on top, here’s a pro tip: make sure to choose a horror movie to score extra snuggling time!

Address: 999/9, CentralWorld, 7th Floor, Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Nearby Station: Chit Lom Station

9. Mahanakhon SkyWalk

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Overlooking Bangkok’s magnificent skyscrapers in all its glory, the only other view worth the climb other than bae is definitely Mahanakhon Skywalk. A vantage point like no other, head to the top of Bangkok and score plenty of photo-ops to immortalize your romantic getaway.

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To sweeten this exhilarating trip, enjoy 20% off your tickets when you pre-book on Klook. Skip the snaking queue and avoid the brunt of Bangkok’s humidity through this fuss-free arrangement. For more attractions, read up more on Bangkok’s hotspots just minutes away from the BTS stations.

Address: King Power MahaNakhon Tower, 114 Narathiwas Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 10 am to 12 am
Nearby Station: Chong Nonsi Station

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10. SO Sofitel Bangkok

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SO Sofitel Bangkok will sate your hunger pangs with an exclusive dining experience and a panoramic view.

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This on-top-of-the-world experience could not be more apt; paired with Bangkok’s illuminated city lines, chill and sip on their signature cocktails ($15) featuring their house wine, Thai Sabai and their crowd-favorite cocktail, Lychee & Rose Petal Martini.

Address: 29th and 30th Floor, 2 North Sathorn Rd., Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 5 pm to 1 am
Nearby Station: Lumpini Station

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Essentials

Planning the romantic getaway is a tricky and detailed affair. Here’s a list of essentials to help kickstart your vacation in Bangkok:

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