My experience started way before my arrival at the hotel. I actually pre-booked my stay some months in advance, even before the hotel opened its doors, as I was really keen to try this potentially amazing hotel. At the end, it did not disappoint me at all…
After a bit of a struggle for the taxi driver to drive us to the hotel, W Bangkok's entrance is actually impressive. With the beautiful refurbished Heritage Building Mansion right at the front of the entrance and a warm welcome from the W Bangkok staff, arrival couldn't be better. As our arrival in Bangkok was really early in the morning, the reception gave us a standard room so we could simply take a shower and rest for a bit. Later that day, as we didn’t hear back from the reception and we had booked a Studio Suite, I decided to call them but the staff seemed somewhat disorganized, like they didn't even know what I was talking about. I needed to leave the hotel for some hours but luckily I was approached by Nick, the hotel manager, that took care of the room exchange in a matter of minutes.
Regarding our room, we were given a big, trendy and cool suite at the 25th floor. Room seemed always spotless and the wide street view was also pretty amazing. However, to be honest, what I liked the most about the Studio Suite was actually the bathroom, specially the large shower and the gorgeous bathtub. The floor-to-ceiling window is a great detail, giving natural lightning to the bathroom during the day.
On the first evening, we had diner at the Kitchen Table, that was actually a great dinning experience. The restaurant staff was really pleasant and the food was quite good, even though I think the menu should offer a wider variety of dishes. We also tried the Woo Bar and my Mojito was top-notch!
The breakfasts I ate during my stay were simply perfect. Everything was organized, the products were always fresh and delicious, the staff was friendly and professional. They were so good, that I didn't even had lunch during those days.
Overall, W Bangkok is an outstanding hotel, with a fantastic location (2-minutes walk from Chong Nonsi BTS station). Obviously, there are still some details to improve but in my opinion, it lives up to the standards of a W hotel. In a future trip to Bangkok, this will definitely be my main choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Live life to the fullest at W Bangkok, located in the heart of Sathorn, Bangkok’s leading business and entertainment district. The Hotel is only a few steps away from BTS Sky Train, 2 stations away from Bangkok’s largest shopping centers. Unwind in a spacious room, starting from 41 sq.m. equipped with high technologies, W Bed, Munchie Box and oversized bathtub. Enjoy the latest culinary experience at The House on Sathorn, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2017, or other hot beverage and food outlets in the hotel e.g. The Kitchen Table, The Pantry and WOOBAR®. Relax and recharge at WET® outdoor swimming pool and FIT gym 24 hours a day. Get your glow on at AWAY® Spa or just basically, enjoy WHATEVER/WHENEVER® 24/7. ... more less
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