There wasn’t a lot to see or do in the area, but a recent influx of hip new cafés, bars and restaurants has changed all that and this is now one of the most happening corners in the Thai capital. There’s a BTS skytrain station adjacent to the hotel. Sathorn Pier, where you can pick up boats for rides up and down the Chao Phraya river, is also close by.
Address: 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand.
Style & character
The lobby: lashing of black marble, crystal-encrusted walls, spiraling glass staircase, strips of flashing tuk-tuk lights. The soundtrack: omnipresent, the cutting-edge electronic tunes provided by ‘music curators’ can even be heard underwater in the pool. The crowd: attractive 20 to 40-somethings with iPhones in one hand and something fizzy in the other. Don’t let any of this put you off, the charming staff ensure the proceedings stay on the right side of pretentious.
Service & facilities
Try not to be intimidated by the ridiculously good-looking staff; they’re fantastic – friendly, knowledgeable and eager to please. Facilities-wise, there’s a 24-hour gym, a suitably glamorous rooftop swimming pool (famed for its riotous Songkran pool party) and the AWAY spa, which with its silver mesh curtains, curving walls and glow-in-the-dark treatment rooms looks like it’s been transported from the set of Star Wars – happily, the therapist are massage Jedi masters.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
- Steam room/hammam
Rooms are cool and cosseting, predominantly black and white with large subway-tiled bathrooms (stocked with Bliss amenities), huge TVs (with free movies) and glitzy city views. Using the in-room tablets you can adjust the room temperature, lighting and DND sign from the comfort of your enormous bed. Pillow menus and pet beds are available on request.
Food & drink
The House on Sathorn opened last year in a beautiful 19th-century mansion following a painstaking three-year restoration. Serving sexed–up Asian fusion cuisine – duck breast with pomegranate and onion noodles, lamb belly with dumplings – and enticing cocktails – chrysanthemum infused Tanqueray with chamomile tea and lime juice – it became an instant hit with Bangkok’s fashionable set. The Kitchen Table, back in the main building, is the main all-day restaurant. The ground floor Woo Bar offers female drinkers free-flowing sparkling wine every Thursday night from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Yes. Families are welcome, but the hotel isn’t really aimed at them.
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