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
A very good property located on main Sukhumvit Road, in the heart of Bangkok. On one side is Asoke Bts and other side is Nana BTs station, both a fee minutes walking distance. Surrounded by massage parlours nearby, Robinson store, Terminal 21 Mall, all nearby. Check in process was very swift and easy. Quality of rooms very good with all amenities. Iron and board was also available in room. Bathroom, had both shower and tub. WC also had muslim showers. Health club was very nice. Breakfast was also great. Availability of taxis also abundant. Thai hospitality at its best.
Our family of 3 stayed for 3 nights. Overall a great hotel. Super location close to all the Sukhumvit restaurants, bars and train stations. Brilliant staff who were friendly and efficient - nothing was too much to ask. Great facilities in terms of pool, gym, etc. Rooms spacious and cleaned fast every day. I would highly recommend the Sofitel Sukhumvit and it will be my first choice when staying in Bangkok again.
I had the recent enjoyment of a 5 night stay at this excellent city hotel.
We stayed in a twin room that was of a good size, good size bathroom and with views of the city.
The beds were so comfortable and the amenities very luxurious.
The pool area is very well done. There were plenty of options for relaxing and we particularly enjoyed the cabanas. The pool is a good size, though we did find it a tad chilly. The service at the pool was excellent.
We very much enjoyed the Sunday brunch, and would recommend this.
The hotels location is conveniently located near to several public transport stations and was very easy to use, in fact quicker than trying to get around the city in a car!!!
Overall this was a great hotel to stay and I look forward to a return visit.