Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast and a 20 percent discount on spa treatments and food (excluding alcohol)
- Rooms and suites are huge and well designed
- The second floor pool has a spacious sunbathing deck
- Rebalancing treatments in the Senses Spa
- Skyline views from the rooftop bar
What To Know
- The hotel is a free shuttle ride or short walk from Sky Train and metro stations
- If you’re taking taxis, be sure to carry a business card with the hotel’s address written in Thai
- Traditional Thai massages can be painful (but so worth it!)
- The hotel can arrange daily activities
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Despite its central location in the heart of Bangkok’s financial and shopping districts, the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn provides a tranquil respite, thanks to a sexy, urban style, faultless service, a relaxing pool and a pampering spa. When this contemporary design hotel in twin 37-story skyscrapers opened, it received rave reviews for its here-to-please staff — and that’s saying something in a country known as “the land of smiles.”
Bed and Bath
The 425 spacious guestrooms and suites are housed in twin towers and come in several sizes: Premier Rooms, One-Bedroom Suites and Two-Bedroom Suites. Suites look like trendy apartments, with separate dining areas and big living spaces kitted out with comfy couches and coffee tables. A dining area and computer workspace complete the clever layout. The decor is a soothing mod style in beige, white and tea. Suites are a good choice for families or for long stays, with two separate bedrooms and a streamlined, city-chic design. All room types have spacious bathrooms with oversize tubs and rain showers.
Joining the two skyscrapers is an alfresco swimming pool, complete with a sun lounger–dotted deck that is always full of sunbathers. The exemplary staff will deliver Evian spray bottles and ice towels to your lounger, and you can also dine on pizza from the Italian restaurant, Crust, or on Thai curries and international dishes from 100˚ East. On this level there is also a 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cross-training machines.
In the Area
Sometimes referred as “Bangkok’s Wall Street,” the fast-growing financial district of Sathorn is lined with skyscrapers and luxury apartment buildings and is well worth a wander. Designed by concept firm AvroKo, just on Sathorn Square, Ku De Ta has multiple dining rooms and two clubs to party in. First-time visitors shouldn’t miss a cocktail at Sirocco at the top of the LeBua State Tower. Drinks are pricey, but worth it for the spectacular city views.
How to Get There
We booked these hotel tickets on a whim for a quick travel to Thailand and these were the cheapest we could find. Of course going in we were not expecting much but boy was I wrong. This place is a definite diamond in the rough - beautiful appartment-style suite for the whole family with well insulated rooms so you can’t hear dad’s usual snoring across the main area! Pool services were complimentary which took me by surprise - so many amenities were included. The food was a 3/5 for the breakfast because it was the same everyday and the style wasn’t great. Bear in mind for the price we paid it would have been way beyond what I was expecting but everyone shares the food so it would put a damper if I had ‘spared no expense’.
The location is very city-centric so not too many sights from the balcony but ease of access to night markets etc is perfect.
So I normally stay in Bangkok in the nexus of the Central World area, close to the BTS train station. I was a little bit hesitant staying here, due to some of the reviews, but it was actually pretty good.
Staff - warmly greeted and I had had a package delivered, which was bought to me at check-in! Excellent - normally I always have to ask for this. Show the staff are attentive and nice, as has been mentioned so often for this hotel.
Location - this was my biggest worry - it is about a mile to the nearest BTS station (Chong Nonsi) quite a hike along a busy road. But this is mitigated by
1) a free hotel shuttle bus that runs (only one way to BTS station) every hour 9-5 from reception
2) the amazing BRT "Bus pretending to be a train" line that stops opposite the hotel. This leaves every 5-10 min from a stop close to Chong Nonsi and it very easy. It worth it just for the experience - but is not exactly convenient.
Amenities were good too.. nice pool and good fitness center.
Room was great.. I got a 1 bedroom suite with nice balcony.
Breakfast a bit lacking in imagination, but good none the less.
Buffet meals were excellent - good
So why the 4 rather than 5 stars? Well little niggles:
1) Internet sucks - slow dropouts with a confusing array of SSIDs, I never knew which network to log in to.
2) The taps for the shower are the most ridiculous thing - the hot tap turns one way for on, the cold the other. This sounds trivial, but believe me for the 3 days I was here I never managed to get a good temperature without a lot of trying - same for the sink.
3) No soap at the skin. A nice bottle of body moisturizer, but no actual soap. I had to take the bottle from the shower - and naturally forgot when I was showering
4) In my room there was massive greasy stain on the curtains in the bedroom, I dont know what caused it and why, but it was there as a constant reminder.
5) Lifts - 38 floor as 3 lifts. You can imagine the wait at peak hours.
Close to 5 point rating, but the stain and taps pushed it down..
Only been here half a day but seen enough to form an opinion. This place is is in dire need of a refresh. Dated furniture, worn and stained carpets. On arrival I entered the room to a musky smell. There was some form of vent on the balcony that made a noise.
This was supposed to have been an upgrade to a sky line room.
The hotel is not close to any facilities and about 500 Mtr from transit.
I have been to a number of Anantara hotels, this does not match their normally good standards. I dropped my guard on this one and should have researched it better, rather than rely on their brand.
Staff were helpful and accommodating.