The Continent Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The guestrooms offer some of the best views of Bangkok
- Eclectic decor and funky furnishings
- The saltwater rooftop infinity pool
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- It's a two-minute walk to the Asoke Skytrain station and the MRT Sukhumvit station
- Room service is available only between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- The Axis & Spin nightclub is open daily until 2 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a prime position at the intersection of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit and Asoke roads, the Continent is a hip high-rise hotel with mod rooms that offer some of the best views of the city. The marble-floored lobby brings together Art Deco chandeliers, an impressive gold mosaic-style reception desk, shelves stocked with travel books and a bank of iMacs. As at many hotels in the Thai capital, most of the action takes place on the roof. The top two floors are home to a saltwater infinity pool, a cocktail bar and a two-tier nightclub.
Bed and Bath
With four design themes — Ocean, Desert, Space and Forest — the 153 guestrooms are as diverse as they are colorful. Thick silk blackout curtains are the perfect cure for jetlag. Pulled back, they reveal breathtaking views. The decor is bold: striped carpets, mirrored bed panels and graphic print wallpaper, and the bathrooms feature name brand toiletries, walk-in showers and both handheld and rainfall showerheads. A glass partition separates the bedroom from the bathroom in the Premium Rooms, and Executive Rooms feature 180 degree views and are equipped with sofabeds. Sky Rooms are located between floors 26 and 32 and offer the best views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
There are buzzy dining and nightlife venues from the ground floor up to the roof. Have your morning coffee in the lobby-level Compass Lounge, then head to the Medinii restaurant for breakfast. (In the afternoon and evening it is transformed into an elegant Italian-Asian fusion eatery.) The elevated outdoor infinity pool on the 37th floor is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas with billowing white cotton curtains, and there’s a compact fitness center on the floor below. Axis & Spin is a two-tier nightclub on floors 38 and 39. Kick back on a comfy sofa at Axis or climb the spiral staircase to Spin to hit the dance floor or sip a sundowner on the terrace.
In the Area
Located at the intersection of Sukhumvit Road and Asoke, the hotel is within easy reach of Bangkok’s top restaurants, nightclubs and bars. The Asoke Skytrain station and the Sukhumvit MRT station are both just a two-minute walk away, and the lines that stop there cover most of the sprawling city. The luxe Emporium shopping center is within walking distance and is adjacent to Benjasiri Park, one of Bangkok’s largest green spaces. For a more authentic shopping experience, head to the Khlong Lat Mayom floating market. The ruins of the ancient Thai capital, Ayutthaya, are 60 miles north of Bangkok and make an excellent daytrip.