VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Several of Bangkok's biggest and best malls are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel
- The spacious guestrooms start at 409 square feet; suites start at 818 square feet
- Deluxe Suites include 24-hour butler service
What To Know
- The local traffic is notoriously gridlocked during peak hours
- Yellow Tail Sushi Bar is closed for lunch Monday through Friday
- The rooftop pool is connected to the fitness center via a skywalk
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Black granite floors and dark wood wall paneling give the first-floor reception area and lounge an opulent, contemporary look softened by a trickling water feature wall and plant-print curtains. Low-slung sofas in moss-green dotted with throw cushions in dusky orange and royal purple comprise the muted color palette. The padded walls seem to add height to the public spaces, and silk upholstery designed by Jim Thompson adds a luxe layer of texture. The property manages to break from the cookie-cutter design hotel mold with a mature and refined personality.
Bed and Bath
The larger-than-average guestrooms are embellished with curtains designed by Jim Thompson and bed runners and padded headboards done in shimmering silks of muted sunset hues. Paintings from the owners’ private collection — serene landscapes, galloping horses and the like — adorn the walls. All bathrooms come with a separate bathtub, while Grand Duplex Suites feature Jacuzzi tubs and bath amenities from Bvlgari’s Thé Blanc collection.
The short and sweet menu at La Vie features French-inspired dishes made with ingredients such as Hokkaido scallops, foie gras and tiger prawns. At the Yellow Tail Sushi Bar you’ll find a long sushi counter and decorative sake barrels. The Vie Spa blends Asian and Western wellness philosophies; try the signature vanilla pure organic oil aromatherapy treatment. Scheduled fitness classes are offered at the gym, while the outdoor rooftop pool allows you to cool off with skyline views.
In the Area
A number of malls are located within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, including Siam Center, which focuses on high-end local design, CentralWorld, MBK and Siam Discovery. Nearby, the Bangkok Art and Culture Center showcases contemporary arts, while fine arts and artifacts are displayed at Suan Pakkad Palace, a royal residence turned museum. To fully appreciate the fabrics in the hotel rooms, drop by the Jim Thompson House and learn more about the famed silk merchant’s life and the traditional art of silk weaving.
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Stayed for 3 nights in this hotel. Regards to the service, it was immaculate. All the staff were friendly and they are always smiling when they greet you. Guess Bangkok is also know for the land of smiles. I like to comment on my dislike here.
The hotel lobby looks awesome.. very cosy feel and well decorated with a welcoming feel but however the room was a total disappointment. The furnitures are very run down.. even we stay at the suite.
The sliding glass in the cubicle, shower room as well as the main one were too heavy for someone who doesn’t have much strength.
There are only 2 dustbin for such a big room. 1 in the living but the bedroom doesn’t have any.. the others is in the cubicle toilet, not the vanity area I repeat.. which makes it very inconvenient for guest to throw their litters especially women who has tons of cotton wool to throw. I just find it so so inconvenient as this is my first encounter of such things for all my hotel stay!
There are only 1 side table/table and the only pathetic one in the bedroom. Again it bring us a lot of inconvenient since you have no place for the my husband to put his stuff like handphone, eye drop, water etc next to you. I really find it weird.. to have only a small table in the entire bedroom. I stayed in suite several times but all hotel will plan their furniture layout properly in order to convenience your stay there.
The sleeping room is very very dim. The one and only table light (no standing lamp) in the sleeping area are so dim that you can hardly read something. The dark coloured furniture makes it worse.. Personally I dislike the most is a dim lighted hotel room. Btw,the lobby was very well lured but not the room.
The hairdryer are also a no no. It has an intermittent stop when I trying to blow my hair. It’s an auto shut to prevent over heating but it’s annoying for people with thick long hair.
I think This hotel believes in beautifying the lobby and presenting a newly renovated restaurant to give their guest a very impressive first visit.
When we first arrive, the check in staff strongly recommended to try their breakfast buffet at the newly renovated restaurant and I was really looking forward to see a nice room but it was a total disappointment.
I like to emphasise again.. the staff are really professional and the service was fantastic and my comment had absolutely nothing against anyone but it’s just my personal view.. Someone else may really enjoy the room..
Stayed for two nights. Very good location. Very clean, nicely furnitured rooms, large comfortable bed. Well equipped and clean gym. Pool not very large, but sufficient. Thanks to Benz for all his support and hospitality.
The staff Mr Hack offered me and my family a free ride (using the hotel's own Tuk-Tuk car) to the Phaya Thai BTS station after I checked out from the hotel. The driver, Benz, brought us to the destination safely. Both gentlemen are helpful and considerate. Many thanks for the hospitality the hotel showed me.