I don't often stay in these higher end hotels, but this hotel is one of the most impressive things I have seen for a long time. The theme that runs through the hotel and the quality of the fit out is very well done. The staff here are top of their game, very helpful, super polite and smartly dressed! However, I would agree other reviews that check-in is fairly time consuming and if you arrived at a peak time you may have a wait on your hands.
Room (unsure of type, 14th floor) was of reasonable size - neither large nor small, with a small desk and sofa/ledge near the window. As is typical of these higher end hotels, the bathroom is almost as big as the main room, including a massive shower with rain head and even a separate bathtub. Great amenities, and none of those little bottles of nasty shampoo, these bathrooms come with nice dispensers of very nice smelling soaps etc. The bed was very comfortable, medium firmness with lots of pillows provided.
Hotel location is about 60 baht from Sukhumvit (NOT including traffic) which may make it not necessarily the kind of location you would base yourself if you were coming to Bankok to party it up every night. However it's right near Lumpini park which is also a popular destination for some.
One minor criticism would be that I did find the hotel has out-fancied itself in some respects - an example being the fact that the room service menu is buried inside the tv system, took a while to figure that one out. The hallways and main thoroughfares are quite dark and it's easy to feel a little disoriented when making the elevator swap, but the longer I stayed the more things I started to notice around the place that made me think "wow".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a prime central location on the corner of North Sathorn and Rama IV roads, opposite Lumpini Park. SO Sofitel Bangkok offers panoramic views of both the park and the city's skyline. Few steps from Lumpini MRT Subway station and only10-min walk to Saladaeng BTS Skytrain station. Guests can conveniently access shopping & nightlife attractions including Silom, Terminal 21, Central World, Siam Paragon. Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi International Airport are approximately 25 km away. ... more less
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