Galleria 10 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
What We Love
- Fun, colorful rooms with floor-to-celing windows
- Large rooftop pool with a retractable roof for all-weather swimming
- Free shuttle to Sukhumvit Road between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
What To Know
- Popular with a party-loving crowd
- It's a 10-minute walk to both Nana and Asoke Skytrain stations
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the oversize prints of Bangkok street scenes to the peppermint scent that is pumped through the air conditioning system, everything about the Galleria 10 revolves around sanuk, the Thai word for fun. And the eighth floor is where the party’s at, from sunbathing by the rooftop pool to sundowners on sofas made of polished concrete at the Leapfrog Bar and Grill.
Bed & Bath
A bold stencil drawing of Bangkok’s skyline sets the scene in every room, and curvy egg chairs in primary colors stand in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Colorful patterned carpets meet polished hardwood floors, and glass-topped end tables and work desks are complemented by sturdy office chairs. A sliding frosted glass door separates the bedroom and the (compact) bathroom, where intricate black mosaics continue the skyline theme. Premier Deck Rooms come with private balconies furnished with bright orange tables and chairs.
The lobby-level @g restaurant serves breakfast and a reasonably priced lunch buffet. Starting at 4:30 p.m. you can head to the eighth-floor Leapfrog Bar and Grill for tapas-style dishes and cocktails. The large rooftop pool is surrounded by jumbo purple deck chairs and has a retractable roof for all-weather swimming. The gym is on the small side, but it has cardio machines and free weights and offers views of the neighborhood.
In the Area
Close to the intersection of Asoke and Sukhumvit roads, the Galleria 10 is surrounded by shopping, nightlife and sightseeing options. Both the Nana and Asoke Skytrain stations are a 10-minute walk from the hotel, and the equally convenient Sukhumvit MRT station is located beneath the Asoke station. Visit Jim Thompson House to see how the grandfather of the modern silk industry revived this classic Thai art. It’s a great way to take in traditional architecture and design, too. Or head to the Monks Bowl Village (Ban Bat) in eastern Bangkok to see craftsman fashion eight metal strips (representing the eight fold path) into beautiful alms bowls. The Bangkok Art and Cultural Center is conveniently located in Siam Square and has an ever-changing array of movies, art and music on offer. Terminal 21 is the closest mall to the property; it’s home to a variety of Thai and international designers.
How to Get There
I cannot say enough about how much I like this hotel. I usually stay here 4 times a year and this visit, after the staff greeted me with “welcome back!” I casually mentioned I was here to celebrate my birthday. Several days latter I came back after dinner to a birthday cake waiting for me in my room!!!
This is why I always stay here
Although location in a Soi, but location is very good. Very accessible to everywhere and anywhere and not too far away from the BTS.
Walking distance to the night market just located outside on the main road.
Room is of comfortable size and bed was comfortable too.
Cleanliness of the bathroom can be improve but overall I had a great stay!
There are probably many places to stay in Bangkok that are cheaper and better than this place.
The first thing that would hit you before you even get into your room is a choking cigarette smell everywhere. In the corridor, in the sheets, in the walls, even though we requested a non-smoking room, the smell comes in through the air conditioning anyway.
Black mold all around the toilet and the toilet flush broke down twice in 2 days.. :(
Very thin on supplies too. Nothing is provided except basic shampoo and shower gel. Gotta bring your own toothbrush, comb, face/hand towels, facial cotton etc. Called twice to request for water but never got them lol.
2 redeeming qualities: beds are pretty comfy and staff are very friendly.
All in all, not worth the money. The stay is worth only a third of what we paid.
It's the staff the makes Galleria 10 a great stay. We checked in at 3.30am (yes am) and given my experience with early am check in (in Seoul, HCMC, Osaka) I was fully prepared for a rough ride. To my surprise, we were greeted by friendly and efficient front desk staff. Time and time again I saw them greeting their guests with a smile and no task or question was too difficult to handle.
Having said that, please be aware that the hotel is currently renovating its roof top bar / pool area on the 8/F so don't expect much of a sleep in past 8.30am. We could hear some drilling and hammering in the morning (we were staying on the 6/F, and we could hear the muffled noises), but we couldn't hear anything past 3.00pm. The renovation is due to complete by end of July.
Also, be prepared that house keeping might be a bit slow to make up your room and to give you clean towels. (On 3 out of the 4 days house keeping didn't come till past 2.00pm and we had to wait till after 4pm for fresh towels) However to be honest, we weren't too fused about not having fresh towels or sheets daily, as long as the rubbish bins were emptied and they gave the floor a good wipe down, which they did immediately upon request.
The buffet breakfast was a simple affair with an egg station and noodle station. Again, compliments to the staff members who worked non stop to clear the plates, tables and refilling the items.
The hotel provides a short tuk tuk ride (like 1 minute!) to the main road, and from the main road, it's a short 3 - 4 min to BTS Asok Station / Terminal 21.
Galleria 10 Sukhumvit what I would call a no-fills hotel that is a great and affordable find (given its location and amenities). I will most definitely come back again!
My recommendations nearby: Terminal 21 Food Court, and there are some clean massage / spa places ("expensive" by Thailand terms) on Soi 12, which is the next lane down from the hotel.
For those who are looking for a quite place to stay in a very good area in Bangkok, this is the best place. I stay there every time I'm in Bangkok. The hotel is not too big, you don't have to wate for the elevator for ling time and there is always a place at the pool.