A true fusion of “Tokyo meets Bangkok”. I don’t write reviews as often as I maybe should, but I frequently stay in hotels around the world a fair bit more than your average individual, and The Okura Prestige deserves the extra merit. So here it is. From the beginning, the Bellman will open the door to my limousine to greet me (by name now), whilst another will collect any luggage I have from my chauffeur. This is my fifth or sixth stay at the Okura within a small space of time, but the staff learn your name from the first visit. The welcome from the receptionists is of a true Japanese nature with a mixture of smiles, humour and well wishes while they book you in. The rooms are truly high end - in fact I have been “borrowing” ideas for my own home to be built this year. I have been lucky enough to reside in the deluxe suites as a minimum and above thereafter. The beds are comfortable, the linen is as clean as new, the bathroom is much larger than any normal five star standard and constructed of a beautiful beige solid stone tile throughout. The space has been used very carefully and precisely - there is a wonderful desk, a comfortable swivel chair to accompany with lots of hidden plug sockets for computer equipment. Each room that I’ve stayed in has a fainting couch and another suite chair. Technology wise the Okura, in true Tokyo style, does not disappoint. Lights are everywhere, hidden in strategic crevices that you will not find until the evening giving you the perfect glow for whatever your ambience preferences are. Some rooms I have stayed in have an electric curtain for the bathroom. The TV has two English movie channels with optional “watch when you want” movie options with many a news channel if that’s your preference. From the same TV you can order room service, view menu’s among many other features. Each room has a touch screen remote to control the above tech for your convenience with a click of a button as finding so many switches would be an obstacle before sleeping. The minibar is equipped with as good selection of liquors and beer with the standard minibar snacks and an ice bucket topped with new ice everyday and evening after the turn down service - more on this later. The coffee brand is illy with an illy machine - if you know your coffee like I do, then enough said. That’s the only brand I drink in the morning so they “had me from hello”. To compliment the above, the Okura’s housekeeping staff operate at the highest level. Working with the natural humidity of Thailand, luxury items and furnishings in most hotels deteriorate over time. The Okura maintain their rooms cleanliness to an extremely high standard, ensuring the features are as good as or, or as close to new. I promised to continue on the turn down service earlier so here it is - Bangkok being one of the most animated and let’s say, vibrant city’s in the world can be some work. Returning to the Okura after the hustle, bustle and humidity of this great city is nothing short of perfection. Room cleaned (you can specify a preferred time), lights dimmed, (blackout)curtains drawn, slippers by the bed and gown hung ready for you to unwind. Every room I’ve stayed in so far has a wonderful view of the Bangkok/Pathum Wan district skyline. Waking up to this really gets you ready for the day ahead starting with a five star breakfast. You can have either an American set or Japanese set with optional extras - the staff can’t do enough for you with coffee on tap. In fact I’m writing this at the breakfast table in the Up and Above restaurant where breakfast is temporarily held due to social distanced procedures in these times. I have many more things to mention like the swimming pool, 24 hour gym, sauna, steam and spa but I think you get the idea by now. To summarise true five star is in the service and Okura do not fall short. The staff are friendly and inquisitive enough to ask questions during your stay. On your return they will appropriately probe on what they remember (which is seemingly everything) and follow up, which is a skill that you cannot teach - politician level memories here at the Okura will impress! I have had the pleasure of meeting the hotel manager, Mr Niek Hammer who maintains this very high standard throughout, with exceptional dedication to his staff, role and duty. This is now the only hotel I will stay in, in Bangkok. If you’ve made it to the end, thank you for reading.…
We stayed only one night but it was magic! The room was really nice decorated and very very calm and dark at night. The breakfast was outstanding and the team very friendly and dedicated. A most try in Bangkok and most stay more than one day for sure. We will be back.
I enjoyed my night at the Okura Prestige Bangkok very much. At first, I went to an afternoon tea with my close friend. We found that here is one of our most favorites. Everything was beautiful and delicious. Then I spent a night. I t was great. I love the bed. The room is well decorated and very clean. love it. The staff are awesome. I am sure I will visit again soon.
I have to come and stay at The Okura Prestige Bangkok every year. This place is my most favorite. They have a very good room interior, gorgeous view, and very nice service. For food, Yamazato might be the best Japanese restaurant in Kyoto style in Bangkok. I can enjoy real traditional Kaizaki course at dinner and Japanese traditional breakfast.
This is my first time to stay at The Okura Prestige. The layout of the Deluxe suite room is good. Nice view from 34th floor, especially in the morning. The pool temperature is great, compare to many hotels in BKK which is so cold. I really love the variety of the breakfast. Fresh Udon for breakfast is really a nice touch. Tsubaki afternoon tea is worth your Instagram post ;) Lovely staff in all area, Khun Anne Duty Manager and Khun Breeze at the breakfast for special highlights.