The Sukosol Hotel is located in central Bangkok. I was impressed with the room I stayed in which had all of the amenities you would expect of a 5* hotel, including bathrobe, slippers, toiletries, complimentary water and free Wi-Fi. The décor in the room and generally in the hotel is a blend of cosmopolitan and Asian style. The hotel staff were all very pleasant and helpful.
The hotel hosts three restaurants, a Cantonese restaurant, an International restaurant and a Thai restaurant. I didn't eat at the restaurants as there were so many places to visit in Bangkok. The hotel bar serves a wide range of drinks, including cocktails and has happy hour between 5pm and 7pm daily. The drinks prices in the bar were very reasonable and the staff very helpful. There is also a deli shop in the hotel where you can buy fresh cakes, pastries and tea and coffee. The deli shop also has happy hour (5pm - 7.30pm) where cakes and pastries are reduced by between 25-50%. There is a large outdoor swimming pool located on the 6th floor of the hotel which is surrounded by sun loungers. Drinks and snacks are served around the pool area. Whilst I was there I did not use the spa at the hotel.
The hotel is not near the airport so I got the Skytrain which travels above the city. The hotel is located over the road from the Skytrain Phaya Thai Station (exit 4) on the Sukhumvit Line. A ticket for the train can be bought from one of the machines in the airport. Be warned though, to cross the road we had to walk up many steps to cross the bridge over the road and many steps back down, which is not the easiest thing to do when carrying a heavy suitcase. I couldn't see any other option, you certainly couldn't cross over the road itself.
Whilst this hotel is in central Bangkok it was quite far away from all of the places we wanted to go like Khao San Road, RCA (Royal City Avenue), Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun and the Patpong night market. We chose to use Tuk-Tuks to transport us around the city as these were usually faster in heavy traffic as weaving in and out was easier and cheaper than taxis. Always agree the fare beforehand, but the driver would wait for us to finish whatever we were doing and then take us to the next place. He also gave us hid phone number so we could let him know when we wanted collecting. The road outside of the hotel is very busy and has many lanes so it wouldn't have been that easy to flag a Tuk-Tuk down from outside. If you are worried about pollution get a taxi instead as the traffic is very heavy. The hotel are willing to arrange taxi transport for guests.
Overall a very pleasant stay in a great hotel in Bangkok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mixing colonial-style architecture, modern amenities and Asian aesthetics, The Sukosol Hotel (Formerly Siam City Hotel) is a wonderful place to stay for a truly unique, five-star Thai experience. The 470-room hotel is located beside the Phayathai Skytrain and Airport Rail Link stations. In the middle of Bangkok’s famed royal district, the hotel is within easy reach of the best sightseeing, shopping and dining that the City of Angels has to offer. The hotel boasts award-winning restaurants, rooftop pool, fitness centre, gift shop, jeweler, tailor, travel counter and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siam City Bangkok
- Bangkok Siam City Hotel
- Siam City Hotel Bangkok