Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
What We Love
- The swanky rooftop pool, complete with cocktail bar, cabanas and city views
- Slick service; staff is one step ahead of the game and always smiling
- Club Rooms and Suites include access to the Millésime Club Lounge for breakfast and all-day snacks and drinks
What To Know
- Traffic is particularly heavy in this part of Bangkok, so take the nearby Sky Train if you’re pushed for time
- Expect business travelers
- The L’Appart restaurant is a little pricey
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
This shiny new skyscraper opened in April 2013 and sits smack in the center of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit tourist vortex. In the lobby the Sofitel brand’s French roots are apparent in the form of elegant velvet furnishings and avant-garde light fittings, while elaborate displays of orchids and a smoldering copper color scheme feel distinctly Thai. The decor takes second place, though, at the L’Appart rooftop lounge, where the glittering city views dominate.
Bed and Bath
Chocolate walls, smooth wood surfaces and muted olive and gold soft furnishings give the guestrooms a soothing, if not terribly exciting, look and feel. Glass-walled bathrooms have tubs, monsoon showers and L’Occitane or Hermès amenities. The beds are supremely comfortable, and high-tech touches include Bose docks and lots of international TV channels. Additionally, Club Rooms have espresso machines, in-room fitness equipment and personalized butler service. Both Club Rooms and Suites offer access to the Millésime Club Lounge for breakfast and all-day snacks and drinks.
After navigating the neighborgood’s maze of malls and markets, flop down on a chic black daybed by the rooftop pool or book a lavender-scented signature treatment at Le Spa with L’Occitane. Suitably refreshed, take the elevator up to the 32nd floor for a glass of bubbly at the rooftop lounge as the sun sets over the steamy city. There are two dining options available: L’Appart, a gorgeous French restaurant in a Haussman-style dining room, and Voilà!, where an international buffet is served from live cooking stations.
In the Area
In the middle of one of Bangkok’s busiest thoroughfares, in a sea of shops, markets, bars and restaurants, you couldn’t be better placed for exploring the city. Take a left out of the hotel and walk five minutes to the trendy Terminal 21 shopping mall; this mammoth retail space has floors themed around world cities and is packed with pieces from cool local designers. Foodwise, go local with a bag of som tam (spicy papaya salad) on the street, try gastropub Little Beast or put on your best threads for a fancy dinner at Quince.
How to Get There
Me and my family highly appreciate the assistance of Mr. Oliver Schnatz’ assistance who made our stay possible and we had a great experience. As usual we came as a guest and left as a family.
We will never forget Ms Nadia “guest relations at the front desk” as well as Ms Ing “front desk at club millesime” and jane “voila restaurant”.
All the stuff at all the outlets of the hotel are friendly, smiley and hard workers.
Dr Saeed Al-Hariry
Me and my family stayed many times in Sofitel and as usual everything is excellent. Our long visit for the hotel is about to end, we came as a guest and left as a family.
We can’t forget Ms. Nadia guest relations at the front desk as well as Ms. Ing at club millesime and Jane at Voila! Restaurant.
We will certainly repeat our visit to this nice hotel and lovely bangkok.
The services provided was top class notably the Front Desk, Ms. Hai Ling, Ms. Diamond and Concierge Mr. Sor. Breakfast is good with lots of variety and I like most is personalized fresh fruit juice. Room is clean, excellent gym & pool.