What We Love
- Fantastic location next to BTS station and skywalk access to major malls
- Club lounge has all-day free drinks and evening canapés
- Oasis Pool Bar on the 37th floor is a fun spot to soak in a panoramic view of the skyline
What To Know
- The business-oriented hotel isn't the best fit for families
- Drinks and food at hotel bar and restaurants are pricey
- WiFi costs 642THB (about $21 USD) for 24 hours
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Don’t let the cold, gray granite exterior of InterContinental Bangkok deceive you; beyond it’s hard exterior lies a comfortable, luxurious setting. Beyond the enormous crystal chandelier that hangs from the lobby ceiling, everything else in the hotel is swathed in subtle gray tones, exuding a private-club feel. Not forgetting its Southeast Asian roots, the hotel has peppered its public spaces and rooms with classic Thai artwork that blends immaculately with the elegant ambiance.
Bed and Bath
The hotels’ 420 rooms are splashed in light grey accents and earth tones, featuring carpeted flooring and cushy upholstered paneling. Aesthetics aside, you’ll appreciate the practicality of the room’s amenities, be it the curved lounger perfect for sipping a sundowner with a view, or the glass-topped desk and rolling leather chair when it comes to business. Ask for a room on a high floor, as the oversize windows open up to a bird’s eye view of Bangkok’s skyline. Bathrooms — spa-like sanctuaries with marble tiled flooring, glass-enclosed rain showers, and shiny bath tubs — are equally impressive.
InterContinental Bangkok provides guests with five in-house dining options – from high tea at the vintage-inspired Balcony Lounge to Bangkok’s best steak at Fireplace Grill to famous dim sum at Summer Palace. The Humidor, draped in brown leather, teak walls and black-and-white portraits, is a hot spot to enjoy some of the world’s best cigars. And designed with Southeast Asian flair, Spa InterContinental focuses on recharging guests with traditional Thai treatments in a serene setting.
In the Area
With its central location, the hotel stands at the crossroads of the city’s major shopping centers, temples and food streets. Start a visit with an early-morning walk to Wat Pratumwanaram to give the monks food offerings or head to the famous Erawan Shrine, known for bringing good luck and fortune. For a refreshing experience, stroll over to Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s largest public park and get away from the raucous traffic and crowds. To kick back and indulge in Bangkok’s cosmopolitan vibes, the Skywall connects you directly to many of the city’s biggest department stores, such as Siam Square, Central World and Siam Paragon.
How to Get There
On my very first visit to Bangkok in 2001, I stayed at, the then, Siam Intercontinental, located almost in the same spot as the, now, Intercontinental Bangkok. I read in the local newspaper, during that stay, that the Siam IC was to be demolished to make way for a (you guessed it) shopping mall. That new shopping mall turned out to be Siam Paragon and, nearby, they built the Intercontinental Bangkok. I've returned to Bangkok several times since then but hadn't stayed at the IC until my most recent trip in late April 2008. This hotel is by far the best I've stayed at in Bangkok, perhaps the best I've stayed at in all of SE Asia. I had an executive room on the 30th floor which came with all the benefits, including the Executive Lounge. The staff were amazing although I must say a little ingratiating for my liking; there was too much hoopla from them every time I walked in the door - I think it's possible to be just as welcoming but in a less obtrusive and obsequious way. Nevertheless, once inside the lounge and seated, the service was impeccable.
The gymnasium is without a doubt the best hotel gym I've ever seen - extremely well-equipped and with astonishing views over the city. The swimming pool, on the other hand was slightly underwhelming, being much smaller than one would ordinarily expect for a major hotel. Nevertheless, it was very pretty. One fault I had was that the hotel seemingly allows people to smoke around one of the entrances/exits of the pool. I think the hotel management should not permit this, especially so close to a health-related facility. The smoke even permeated into the nearby elevator lobby.
Overall, I certainly enjoyed my stay here and would definitely consider the Intercontinenal Bangkok on a return trip. The location is very good, adjacent to Chit Lom BTS station, with relatively easy connections to the airport via BTS and the Airport Link.
We stayed here for 5 days for our 4th year wedding anniversary and our daughter's 2nd year birthday celebration. We received a warm welcome by having surprise at our room (room no. 2908). The room service team had decorated the room with fresh rose flower and a little birthday cake for my daughter upon checking in to room. That's make us feel like unbelievable and extremely happy for the welcome surprises.
The restaurant service team at the expresso restaurant seem like knowing our needs well, because we were traveling with 2 young kids. The service team served us with their passion and always having smile on their faces. Good job to the restaurant service team. Particularly one of the service team member known as Mr. Powanan, he has worked with extra effort to serve us well. I cannot thank him enough for his outstanding friendly service.
Overall, the whole team of this hotel has very good quality of service and certainly we will revisit to this hotel in near future.
Good job and well done InterContinental Bangkok !!!
We stayed here for 8 days being part of our 2 week holiday to Thailand. Do opt for the Club Intercontinental option which provides breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, plus the best of all evening food and unlimited drinks between 5.30 and 7.30 every night. It,s almost as good as an all inclusive tariff. Superb.
And the staff cannot be faulted, nothing was too much trouble, they were fantastic.
Stayed there 3 nights. Check-in was flawless and super friendly. Room was big and modern. The pool on the top floor is a great place to rest. The only issue is the availability of taxis in the morning but this is more a Bangkok issue than specific to this hotel.
This is the 5th time staying at this Intercontinental hotel Bangkok. Location is very convenient and in general service is pretty good except the bed is used for so long it is deformed slammed. Basically you sleeping in a side way slop not comfortable at all. Every year I tell the duty manager and he or she promised next time I return they will make sure my bed is flat and comfy. Well this time I checked in went shopping and dinner when laying in bed guess what I am pissed. Thus I canceled my Sunday return reservation. If you don’t mind the deformed bed this hotel is continent and club floor is wonderful. Has a Small swing pool and spa is not too bad. Bar is good. Very close all big shopping mall. Many nice Resturant around block. Next to light transit rail road system.