We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Sukhothai Bangkok
Nearby Hotels
$131
$112
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$134
$114
Agoda.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
$441
Agoda.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
$128
$106
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$72
$67
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
$149
$107
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$113
$91
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Dream Bangkok(Bangkok)
$88
$74
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$154
$139
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$130
$114
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (2,697)
Filter reviews
2,697 results
Traveler rating
2,019
476
112
56
34
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
2,019
476
112
56
34
Show reviews that mention
All reviewschocolate buffetthai restaurantzuk barbeautiful hoteldeluxe suitesathorn roadhealth clubbusy citycoffee machinethe banyan treebusiness districtluxury hotelpool sidef bfour seasonsour honeymoonceladon
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
1,283 - 1,288 of 2,697 reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2013

In February, I spent five days relaxing in Bangkok, with the Sukhotai as my home away from home. Having stayed at some of Asia's best hotels - and Asia's best are worldclass beaters -, I found this hotel right among the best. In discreet charm and understated elegance, it beats the Mandarin Oriental located in the same city, as it indulges in neither the flaunting nor condescension of the latter. Its mirroring pools add depth and serenity to the setting, while the lines of pillars project tranquil strength. The service was impeccable, with a deft touch of solicitude which did not intrude on the single guest ( me ), enjoying his solitude. The breakfast had the best bircher which I tasted besides that served at the Suvretta House in St. Moritz. The high tea consisted of an exquisite selection of salty and sweet dishes served in a lobby which was cleverly divided to enhance intimacy and quiet. The atmosphere, food and service at the Thai restaurant Celadon was of a class commensurate with the hotel. Attentive Thai friends whisked me away on the other evenings, so I could not taste the cusine at the other restaurants in the hotel.
A final parting touch, of a class with what I described, was when I called the hotel 2 days after departure, upon arriving home and discovering that I had left a few personal items in my room. The follow-up action was swift. They had been carefully put away safely already, and arrived by courrier at my home less than 24 hours after my call. The Sukhotai will be my home away from home in Bangkok.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 5_starhotellover88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheSukhothaiBangkok, Manager at The Sukhothai Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are deeply appreciated to learn that your stay in February 2013 was the enjoyable one and you considered The Sukhothai Bangkok as a home away from home.

We promise to keep the standard and being a cozy home for you in Bangkok as always.

Best Regards,
Pattama Yoshimura (Mrs.)
Hotel Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Sukhothai continues to be the best hotel in Bangkok, for luxury, facilities, personalised experience, service quality, location and exclusivity. I have been coming to this hotel since 1996. I have also tried all of the better ones. Stayed for 3 nights, 4 days on a business trip before the Easter 2013 break.

Things that set it apart from the rest:

- tropical wooded surroundings, whereby the hotel is reached along a long tree-lined driveway; and low-rise white-washed buildings, with traditional Thai architecture, reflection pools, statues and luxurious finishes throughout. It is surrounded by foreign embassies, such as the German, Singapore, Australian, and close to the business district, which gives the whole area a prestige feel - some of the other "better" hotels are too close to red-light districts or mainstream tourist areas to have exclusivity

- the suites are simply luxurious, and were apparently fully refurbished in 2012; but continuing the tropical timber and stone Thai decor - hence along with the teak and silk, it has all the mod cons

- you are remembered by your name, by all staff, from the representative at the airport who meets you to take you to the Benz limo, the driver, the check-in guy (they did an in-room check-in) so there wasn't a need to queue up, the serving staff at breakfast, and the TV set has your name

- security is excellent - an "outsider" has to get through 2 or 3 layers of security before they make it to the hotel lobby. At night the hotel is locked down, and there is only one main door entrance. In this sense its better than some of the other hotels eg Grand Hyatt, or the more touristy ones, where there might be all types filtering through the hotel, at different times of the day. On my floor/wing, overlooking a buddha sitting in a refection pool, I never had to share the lift with another hotel guest, once over 3 days - further confirming the private hotel experience

- concierge was really helpful for the business side of the trip where I had 5 clients to see for each day, over 3 days - they took my meeting's itinerary; for each different location, wrote out a directions card in Thai, and also downloaded from GoogleMap a map, so that the taxi-driver could not get it wrong, in this sprawling city of 10 million people

- concierge was also helpful on the entertainment side - on one night arranging tickets for attending as a VIP at the kickboxing tournament (Muay Thai) at Lumpini Stadium, nearby the hotel. They were really able to secure "ring-side" seats; none better. 2000 baht (USD70) for these tickets is a must; as after all you are clearly not a local. If you can afford Sukhothai, you don't want to end up in the local area, which may be a fraction of the price; but are "standing" only, look rough, and lots of local gambling which must have a criminal element. It looked rough!

- ensure that breakfast buffet is added in as an extra as part of your room reservation; as its a highlight of the stay. For lunch and dinner you have huge options in Bangkok, outside of the hotel, but for breakfast/brunch, everything is far enough away, and the heat is stifling (40 degrees when I was there), that the convenience and quality of the in-hotel breakfast is money well spent

- the gym and pool area should be tried; if anything to "keep the fat off" after the great food to be enjoyed in the city. In general on this trip, this was a weaker area - I had one excellent PT on one day, where the service was perfect; but the next day, the PT wasnt around and couldnt be found; and so I complained and the issue was rectified in 1/2 an hour. This experience shaved a point off this review

- used the limousine service to and from the New Airport, which was good value - probably twice the price of a taxi; but all the convenience, and no need to haggle fares with the driver. I was late getting to the airport on the return to Hong Kong, and the chauffeur took note of this, and we were like a "low flying" aircraft, arriving there in 30 minutes, normally 45 to 50 minutes, even though there was a traffic jam

In summary, this continues to be an excellent hotel experience in Bangkok

Room Tip: If you can afford a garden suite, its large, but may be a longer walk. Get a room which overlooks a reflection pool. The high tower is not as good.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ShanghaiDeco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheSukhothaiBangkok, Manager at The Sukhothai Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your time writing the valuable review on Trip Advisor. We will definitely share this wonderful feedback with our team. We are proud to make your stay the unforgettable one and you are impressed by the atmosphere, the accommodation, the food, all facilities and the service that our staffs have delivered.

We look forward to welcoming you back again to The Sukhothai Bangkok very soon.

Best Regards,
Pattama Yoshimura (Mrs.)
Hotel Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

On travelling to Thailand for the last 10 years I always stay at this hotel and continue to love it. It truly reflects the old world of top quality hotels with true charm and service. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable and fantastic value. The pool and pool area are suitable for lounging around or doing laps. Service and staff are excellent. The breakfast buffet is one if the best in Bangkok with a huge international variety. Love it!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Richard M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheSukhothaiBangkok, Manager at The Sukhothai Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your precious review on Trip Advisor and thank you indeed for choosing to stay with us for the last 10 years. We are truly appreciated that you are impressed by our accommodation, the pool and the service of our amiable staff.

We are looking forward to serving you the best service in the near future.

Best Regards,
Pattama Yoshimura (Mrs.)
Hotel Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

My husband and I chose to stay at the Sukhothai Bangkok for our first stop on our honeymoon based on trip advisor reviews and recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed! In fact the hotel blew us away. It was a nice oasis away from the big bustling city of Bangkok. They took care of every need we had. The breakfast that was included in our rate was unbelievable. The pool was great and mostly empty during the day. The rooms were very nice and spacious. We had a great view of the property. We loved the little elephant they put on our bed upon arrival. We took him all over Thailand! The hotel is pretty close to the subway/train system. We walked there and were able to get most anywhere. We flew out of Bangkok at the end of the trip and stayed at the LeBua to try something new ala Hangover and it was terrible. The service was nowhere near the Sukhothai. We wish we could have stayed at the Sukhothai again! Next time we travel to Bangkok we will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jessica J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheSukhothaiBangkok, Manager at The Sukhothai Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your significant review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you chose to stay at The Sukhothai Bangkok for your memorable honeymoon trip. We are pleased to learn that you and your partner adored the property, the breakfast, the pool and especially the lovely little silk elephant.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again to The Sukhothai Bangkok.

Best Regards,
Pattama Yoshimura (Mrs.)
Hotel Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Short stay at the Sukhothai so I might not have gotten the full picture. From my point of view the hotel is ok, and has decent facilities. The staff though is very welcoming and caring. We were recommended the brunch and were truly blown away. Very special indeed, the food quality (overall in the hotel) was commendable.
After a few days in Phulay Bay, perhaps we were too spoilt and the expectations were simply too high.

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Donny61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheSukhothaiBangkok, Manager at The Sukhothai Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you are pleased by our legendary Sunday Brunch and our staff that were taking good care of you during the stay. We are looking forward to welcome you again to The Sukhothai Bangkok.

Best Regards,
Pattama Yoshimura (Mrs.)
Hotel Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews