Furama Silom Bangkok
What We Love
- Heading downstairs and walking right into the heart of the action
- Getting a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop bar, which sits right by the pool
- Savoring delicious Thai cuisine at the restaurant
What To Know
- The glass-walled bathrooms are on the sexy side, but there is a small curtain for privacy
- Central location, with a skytrain station nearby
- Guestrooms are spacious
In a city as vibrant as Bangkok, you’ll need a luxurious retreat to return to after your days (and nights) exploring the buzzing streets and lively markets. Housed in an impressive high-rise, the four-star Furama Silom offers an elegant, Thai-inspired space that’s designed to relax and rejuvenate, recharging you for another day of sightseeing in the city. The guest rooms here are spacious and comfortable, with elegant décor and plush bedding to ensure a perfect night’s rest. On the hotel’s 20th floor, high above the rush of the streets below, a pool and a lounge area await. Here, you can enjoy a nightcap over views over Bangkok’s twinkling skyline, while the reflections from the towering skyscrapers dance on the water’s surface. Excitement is never too far away, though, as an abundance of city life lies around the hotel; the famous Patpong Night Market is a short walk from your door, CentralWorld shopping plaza is just a few stops away and there are plenty of bars and clubs lining the streets of Silom.
The stylish Deluxe rooms feature plush king-sized beds and a warm color palette, creating an inviting retreat for you to kick back in. You’ll enjoy a gleaming glass-encased bathroom, with both a bathtub and a shower, as well as impressive views of the city from the large picture windows.
Located on the second floor of the hotel, Rama@Silom offers a diverse range of cuisine, from traditional Thai to international favorites. The lavish buffet breakfast is a must, and it’ll provide you with the energy you need for a busy day around the city. On the rooftop, next to the pool and the lounge area, grab some bar bites and creative cocktails from De Sky @ Furama Silom. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok, and it’s the perfect spot for enjoying an expertly mixed cocktail from the bar.
There’s no time to be bored in Bangkok’s Silom – with traditional attractions, shopping, nightlife and no shortage of spas and wellness centers, there’s always something to do here. The Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station is just a short walk from the hotel, and you can be whisked off to the city’s popular shopping havens, such as CentralWorld, MBK Shopping Centre and Siam Paragon, in mere minutes. You can also mingle with locals and sharpen your bargaining skills at the nearby Patpong Night Market, where you’ll find a plethora of souvenirs, bags, shoes and tasty street food. There’s even a Thai cooking school across the street, so you can take some of those recipes home with you.
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We spent a total of four nights in the Furama Silom during our holidays in Thailand and we were not disappointed. We stayed in two deluxe room, the first night on the 18th floor and during the second stay of three nights on the 14th floor. Both rooms were OK, quite large, with a big bed, a desk and a sofa. The room furniture is OK, nothing special. The bathroom is large with a shower and bathtub. The peculiarity of the bathroom is that it has glass walls. Actually, I like bathrooms with glass walls, but it is the first time I got a room were also the WC is exposed. That it is a bit too much. Luckily there are rollups that can make the bathroom more private. The aircon worked well in both room, while the lighting in the second room was, for some reason, less effective than in the first room. The second room smelled a bit of smoke, strange because the hotel is no smoking.
The roof terrace is quite nice with a great view of Bangkok, we did not use the pool on the terrace that looked quite nice to fresh up a bit.
We had one lunch in the hotel restaurant which was OK, handy if you do not want to wonder around in the eat. Breakfast was more than adequate, with plenty of choice of food, fruit, eggs and cereals.
The only down side was the reception staff, nothing wrong with them, but pretty uninterested and not particularly friendly. They did their job, that’s it. You would expect a warmer welcome in such a smiley country like Thailand.
In any case, we had a pleasant stay and we would recommend the Furame Silom if you are looking at a reasonable place to stay in Bangkok.
Hotel is situated in the Downtown area with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance as well as the (in)famous Patpong night market and the Chong Nonsi BST stop.
The rooms are large and somewhat dated with strange lighting consoles next to the bed.
The bathrooms have decent showers and some have glass walls which mean that people showering can be seen through the glass from the bed (!)
The breakfast buffet offered plenty of choice with a Japanese counter as well as European and Thai but quality of food was not very high. The large 2nd floor restaurant had a small childrens play area as well as a VIP lounge and bar.
The rooftop swimming pool area was very run down, though had great views over the city. The staff were very helpful though their command of English was not always perfect.
I like this hotel everytime come to stay staff in front so helpful and they take care so good I recommend you come to stay here. And this hotel near bts easy to go shopping. I stay there just 2 night i will be back to this hotel again.
Room is good sized good breakfast choices location bit out of night life no good for wheelchairs because it’s got high bath tubs and steps into the toilet the pool is not as there are steps to the pool and the glass window in the bathroom can be a bit of embarrassing if you have children as there is no blind but overall not a bad place to visit
Nice hotel, personel were nice and helpfull. Got an upgrade and the room was nice, clean and the shower was great. Bed was a bit hard for me but all in all good. Breakfast was excellent. Good location for the BTS, just a 10 min walk. I’d stay here again.