The Westin Grande Sukhumvit
What We Love
- A five-star hotel perfectly located in heart of downtown Bangkok, with breakfastThe perfect Bangkok location in the heart of the exclusive Sukhumvit district
- The wealth of malls, weekend and night markets around the hotel
- Admiring the spectacular city views from the rooftop pool
- Savoring complimentary breakfast, plus mouth-watering sushi at the award-winning Japanese restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi is free for SPG members (if you're not already a member, sign-up is free)
- Beds are extremely comfortable, living up to Westin's "heavenly" standard
- The hotel is right next door to Terminal 21, a huge shopping mall
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit is a five-star Bangkok high-rise boasting a perfect downtown location in Sukhumvit. Centered around the longest road in Thailand, this neighborhood is one of the city’s most exclusive, known for its trendy clubs, upscale restaurants and high-end shopping destinations. With its statement-making design and luxurious features, the swanky hotel – a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner – fits right in to its prestigious surrounds.
There’s so much here to please: The contemporary guest rooms are sleek and spacious, there’s a superb rooftop pool overlooking the city skyline, and a divine spa offers indulgent pampering. The wining and dining are fabulous, too, with the striking flagship restaurant serving up international gourmet fare and showing off with live cooking stations. You can also savor delicious sushi at the award-winning Japanese restaurant, enjoy cocktails and nibbles at the chic poolside bar and take in live music performances on select nights – perhaps you won’t even feel like hitting up all those local hotspots, after all.
The luxe guest rooms are finished to a high spec; expect contemporary décor with soothing colors, carpeted flooring and light-wood fixtures and fittings. Measuring 434 to 481 square feet, your room has a signature Heavenly® Bed and a lovely bathroom with separate bathtub and glass-enclosed shower.
Amenities- Flat-screen TV with satellite channels- CD/DVD player- Complimentary bath amenities- Hair dryer- Minibar- Telephone- Safe- Bathrobe and slippers- Tea/coffee facilities- Iron/ironing board
Delicious gourmet cuisine is served up at the all-day flagship restaurant Seasonal Tastes, a striking indoor dining space with live cooking stations and ultra-modish design. There’s also the award-winning Kisso Japanese Restaurant for its open kitchen, sushi bar and charcoal grill, the Zest Bar & Terrace for its all-day bar food and signature cocktails, The Pool Bar for its ice cold drinks, tempting à la carte menu and monthly pool parties and Jazz and Pops for live music. On Saturdays, tuck into long and lazy breakfasts from 6am-2pm, while from Sunday to Thursday, opt for traditional Thai dishes with the hotel’s buffet offering.
Open daily from 10am-11pm, Vareena Spa is a lantern-lit oasis complete with seven treatment rooms (two couples’ rooms and five single rooms), hydrotherapy room, Vichy shower, steam room, and VIP spa suite. Signature treatments utilize marine-based products from French spa brand Algotherm. Waxing, manicures, and pedicures are also available.For fitness fans, the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio is a round-the-clock facility with state-of-the-art LifeFitness cardio machines. Fitness classes (Latin dance, Hatha yoga flow, Muay Thai boxing) are complimentary from Monday to Friday at 6:30pm (reservations must be made at least one hour in advance).
You’ll be right in the heart of Sukhumvit, the buzzy Bangkok district hyped for its fashionable clubs, cafés, boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls. City must-dos include marveling at the Grand Palace on the banks of the Chao Phraya Rover, admiring the ornate royal barges at Vimanmek Mansion and relaxing in Lumphini Park, a green oasis complete with ancient ornamental lakes and jogging trails. Further thrills include sampling street food in Chinatown, taking a ubiquitous tuk tuk journey and admiring the huge gold leaf-covered Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok is a short walk from the Asok BTS skytrain, Sukhumvit MRT station and just three minutes from Dinosaur Planet theme park.
How to Get There
My 2-night stay at Westin Bangkok was wonderful. The service from Pui, Es and Sa at the 1st floor front desk was friendly and helpful.
They should be rewarded and recognized for their excellent service provide to the guests.
We booked the Westin initially for four nights but ended up leaving after one.
The Westin Grande is located in a convenient spot next to a train station. However we were a little disappointed with the room. Whilst clean it’s dated. The flat screen TV is old and the windows are small and quite dirty from the exterior. The bed sheets felt a little sticky, probably from the waterproof mattress protectors, but we couldn’t quite work out why. I’ve never felt a sticky bed like that before at a hotel.
In order to enter you need to swap lifts as the Lobby is on the 7th floor. This was a little annoying.
We mainly booked the hotel because the pool looked great. However this is where our stay took a decisive turn for the worst. After arriving on a Friday evening, we found a letter in our room advising us that a pool party was planned for the following day and all guests of the hotel were welcome to attend.
So we plonked ourselves on a sun bed and watched as they set up for the pool party. We asked in advance would we be able to remain on our sunbeds during the party and we were assured “yes” by multiple staff members. Once the party got started however we were promptly and rudely informed by a party promoter (not employed directly by the hotel) to vacate the sun bed as party goers had paid exorbitant rates in order to reserve the same sunbeds we were assured were ours.
The hotel had sold each sun bed at 10,000 Baht according to the party goers who obviously didn’t want hotel guests in their seats.
The way the hotel handled our situation was nothing short of disgraceful. That’s when we decided we had enough of this hotel. The rooms were lacking and we were not able to use the pool. They said we could head to four points to use their pool but by this stage we felt at $250 per night, it was a waste of money.
The front desk staff were very nice, they had little control over our situation and were generally sympathetic to our plight. They were kind enough to transport us via hotel limo to a hotel I should have just booked in the beginning - The Shangri La. it was slightly more expensive but the service, the pool and the rooms are amazing compared with the Westin Grande.
We didn’t get a chance to eat at the hotel however other guests we spoke to said the food was good.
We wouldn’t recommend this hotel and will not return. Bangkok is a competitive town for 5 star hotels and this one generally falls short of the mark. Value for money is average.
The hotel is located near the MRT & BTS exhange hub station. So it's quite convenient for business event if your guests use public transportation. But be careful if your guests will come by car/ private transportation since it's also located near the Sukhumvit/ Asoke/ Ratchada intersection which is quite notorious for traffic jam!
We arrived by transfer by car supplied by the hotel so they knew what time we was arriving but we had to wait 4.5 hours to get in a room and 20 hours of travelling! In the end I went for a swim, nice pool and helpful staff and nice staff helped in the changing rooms. Busy outside, hustle and bustle but a nice ambience t0 the hotel. Nice clean room with a comfortable bed, the WIFI not bad at all
What would you say the most important thing of hotel stay?
Probably it is not the brand new luxurious equipment.
If someone ask me which hotel is the best in Bangkok?
My answer will be The Westin Grande Sukhumvit without hesitation.
As you know, there are so many brand new luxurious hotels with reasonable room rate in Bangkok and it makes you hard to decide.
Honestly Westin Grande Sukhumvit is not a “bling bling” brand new hotel compare to others.
To get an email from Experience Host such as "Help me prepare for your upcoming stay" a week ahead of my stay.
Jane, the westin Experience Host, she made our stay great from the beginning.
Thanks for the dust mask and all the kindness during our stay.
To get my favorite beverage from executive lounge by the staff who knows what my favorite.
The male staff at the executive lounge, he remembered what I had earlier and then he kindly served my favorite beverage without asking, it was not even the same day.
And you know what,
Montri / Shift Leader shipped my i phone charger that I left at the room to the hotel where I will visit next march in Thailand!!
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit team made my stay perfect from the beginning to the end.
I believe these special staff makes Westin Grande Sukhumvit so superb.
Westin Grande Sukhumvit SHOULD PROUD OF their valuable staff and Starwood Hotels SHOULD PROUD OF Westin Grande Sukhumvit at the same time!
Thank you all and I will be back!