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
My husband and I stayed in Vie Hotel from 28 June to 1 July 2018. We chose this hotel because of the location. The hotel is a stone throw away to the BTS station and within walking distance to the Siam area.
Dining - I must say that the buffet breakfast selection and quality were good. For a person like me who usually skip the hotel breakfast, I was actually looking forward to breakfast everyday. In addition, it so happened that 2-Michelin Star Chef Alexandre Couillon was there from 27 to 30 June 2018. So we booked a table for lunch. The food was served at a good pace and every dish was explained to us when served.
Staff - Everyday, we were greeted by friendly service staff. When we had breakfast, Scarlett will walk over to talk to us to check if everything was ok. That made us feel really comfortable in a foreign land.
Facilities - The gym in the hotel is well equipped and there are even fitness classes.
Room - The room was spacious and clean. When we came back to the room after a long day, we were pleasantly surprised with some cookies placed on the table.
Overall, I am glad that we chose to stay in VIE Hotel this time round. The experience and stay was commendable. And if I only have 1 thing to feedback, I find the volume on the television too soft. I set the volume to the maximum. But I still couldn't hear it quite clearly when I am on bed or when I am in the toilet.
Nonetheless, I would gladly want to be back at VIE Hotel the next time I am back in Bangkok.
Had a wonderful stay here for 5 nights and i couldn’t be happier! The room and bed was super comfortable and large, rooms were tidied up perfectly everyday when we came back. There’s a hotel tuktuk service that will bring you to Siam area although you need to book in advance to reserve a seat, it isn’t much of an issue. It is extremely near to the BTS as well. We enjoyed the breakfast every morning, and all the service staff were very friendly and helpful. My husband uses the gym & the pool in the mornings and was very pleased. Would definitely recommend this hotel and come back again!
My travel companion and I chose this hotel for its proximity to the Skytrain System (Ratchathewi station). Its a quick 100 metre walk from the front of the hotel to the station steps. The VIE has a warm Thai style feel with lots of dark wood panelling and welcoming colours. We stayed in separate rooms which both had expansive views across the Bangkok skyline. We had a small issue during our stay with confusion over how often the bedsheets would be changed. There was no card in either room that could be placed on the bed asking for a change and after a couple of days of no change different staff gave different answers to our question. It just seemed that they were trying to save money. All of the staff were polite and did make us feel welcome. The pool area is quite striking, sitting on the top of one of the hotel buildings, overlooking the Skytrain. The area was small but never overly busy. All in all, we had an enjoyable stay at the VIE Hotel and would certainly stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights during our holiday exploring bangkok shopping area. Hotel not in the shopping mall area and a quite at night, but they provide tuk-tuk ride to the shopping area (siam, central world, etc) or we can use BTS just 5 minut walk.
Classy stye interior hotel, spacious room and huge bath romm, unfortunately our room don't have clear city view. Unique swimming pool with glass view. Very good breakfast.
My wife and our two young children stayed at the VIE Hotel in Bangkok for two nights in June 2018. We couldn't have been made to feel more at home by all of the staff, with a special mention to Scarlett ZHU who made sure our stay was an extra special one. On arrival Scarlett told us we had been upgraded to a suite as they had the space and thought it would make things easier for us with two young children (and they were right!). The room was finished to an exceptionally high standard with a beautiful bathroom and comfortable beds. The pool area is spectacular and a great escape from the bustling city below. The breakfast was also delicious. It is a perfect location to explore the city and the friendly door staff were always on hand to flag down taxis and tuk-tuks. We cannot fault the VIE Hotel and will certainly stay there again when we return to Bangkok.