Easter in Bangkok may not be a holiday of particularly religious significance, but it certainly is a time of celebration. It is more of a pagan than Christian tradition, with Easter eggs representing the Goddess of Dawn, Spring and Fertility, Eostre, rather than the resurrection of Jesus. Hot cross buns are a tradition for Easter in Thailand also, but here the food actually symbolizes the horns of the sacrificial ox of the lunar goddess. There are also plenty of delectable gourmet establishments to enjoy non-oval chocolates - Thai people show as much talent with chocolate as they do with every other food. Check out Mrs Flowers, Duc de Praslin, The Emporium, and Visage (The Face Bar) for the finest in fattening foods in Thailand this Easter! Bangkok locals certainly get into the swing of the festival, and this year is promising to be more lively than most, as Easter coincides with Songkran, the Thai New Year. If you're in the country for joyous Thai Easter celebrations, we look at the most suitable boutique hotels in Bangkok for the period.
Chateau de Bangkok has the best luxury hotel rooms in Bangkok to book for the Easter period - with a French theme, and new French chef at the helm of the on-site restaurants, there promises to be plenty of cocoa-flavored delights! Even the decor here will remind you of chocolate - the rooms are decorated in creamy milk chocolate tones, with highlights of strong dark flavor. If you need space to loosen your belt when you get into your luxury Bangkok hotel room, choose either the 2-bedroom suite or the studio apartment. Lovely long couches invite a lie-down after you've indulged, and the rooms have king-sized beds with enough room for the fullest belly.
If you'd like to earn some chocolate credits (for your body!) when you get up in the morning, Chateau de Bangkok's state-of-the-art gym overlooks the city, and has on-site music. You can push yourself hard, and then relax hard - this hotel in downtown Bangkok has steam rooms, a sauna, and Jacuzzi available for gym patrons to use. And for something a little closer to nature (what Easter is all about!), there is a rooftop pool at Chateau de Bangkok. Large enough for lap swimming, the pool bar is only meters away from the water, and also features masseuses on site.
Easter eggs come in every color of the rainbow - and so do the stunning rooms at Shanghai mansion, a beautiful boutique hotel in Bangkok. With gorgeous decadent features like four poster beds with traditional Chinese carving, unique art prints in every room, and amazingly bright and vibrant living areas, the decor in this Sukhumvit hotel will stay with you long after you leave. There is a massage and spa facility, with traditional Chinese massage if you've experienced all you can of Thai massages, and this Bangkok hotel also has a complimentary shuttle service to various tourist sites and transport stations around Bangkok. Although don't you think you should be walking off that chocolate?!
For quiet comfort, you can't go past Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. If you are left unmoved by the thought of exercise for its own sake, but still need to get moving and work off some Easter calories, there is an onsite disco and nightclub at this 4 star Bangkok hotel, as well as an outdoor unheated pool to romp in. There are bathtubs in rooms as well as luxury bath products, as well as Wifi, pay-per-view channels and satellite TV. Kids will love a chocolate holiday - and at this accommodation in Bangkok, children stay free and enjoy their own menu and play area.