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.
How to Get There
We had a lovely 3 night stay booked through luxury escapes. The staff and service provided was exceptional. We had a large room, and although the furniture was a little dated, the room itself and bed were very comfortable. We received drinks on arrival, enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner in the restaurant and cocktails in the piano bar. Cha Lee helped us arrange a dinner cruise for my birthday and a surprise cake at midnight. That was above and beyond and really special.
It's my second stay at VIE and I again had a wonderful stay and experience with them. Excellent executive Suite with a great view, helpful and friendly staff members! Every was excellent from Spa to breakfast and we were well looked after! The helpfulness of the staff made our long flight after flying from London less painful. Cant fault anything! I will stay at VIE again for sure.
This is my first stay with VIE hotel in Bangkok. The hotel is good ,clean with a great location. My wife's birthday was on 30th and the hotel had a surprise cake in the room. It was very thoughtful of the staff. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the team. It was a pleasant stay more than I expected. Thank you
Been staying at VIE for many years, the staff are always alert and attentive to details. Always willing and go beyond their call of duty to ensure guests are comfortable and attended to. Special mention to the staff Mr Benz and Mr Lo, serving at the entrance and the bell boy. Very impressed with their dedication and effort in connecting with the guests. Keep up the good work.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Vie. The hotel is located next to a station and within walking distance of a few attractions including Jim Thompson’s house. This is important as Bangkok traffic is gridlocked and alternatives to taxi drivers trying to rip you off (Uber is banned) are necessary!
The rooftop pool is worth using, as is the seriously well appointed gym. Breakfast was fantastic, and we loved the cocktails and canapes at happy hour. We had corner suites and the rooms were well appointed and comfortable. The bed being so close to the wardrobe made it hard to unpack, but we could live with that.
However, the highlight was the friendly and attentive staff including:
- The ladies at reception who never failed to greet us.
- Kong - the chatty concierge
- Oui - our waiter at happy hour
- JR - another concierge who assisted us when our dinner booking went pear-shaped due to a variety of reasons.
One major quibble though. The bathroom doors are just too heavy and hard to move. If you have someone who is frail, see if you can order a disabled room (I assume they have them).
We would stay here again.