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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok

On my recent travels I was lucky enough to review a room in the Sukosol Hotel, which is located in Bangkok. After two long flights (which totalled up to around 15 hours), I arrived at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport where Lewis was waiting to meet me. We hopped on a train directly from the airport and took it to the very last stop, Phaya Thai, which is where the hotel was. We got off the train and were met with a humungous rain shower, but luckily for us, the hotel was located conveniently close to the airport rail link we'd just taken. After a quick five minute walk we arrived outside the Sukosol Hotel - a large, impressive building with a beautiful side walkway that boasted a fountain surrounded by chic tables and chairs and luscious green foliage. From the moment we arrived I was blown away by the beautiful architecture and decoration of the building - it was modern and chic, while still featuring beautiful Asian aesthetics and a unique Thai style. We walked into the hotel lobby - a huge, open-spaced room with crisp white flooring and marble desks - to check in. All of the staff were extremely nice and welcoming, and we were given the key to our room: an executive room on the 24th floor. A member of staff then helped us with our luggage to the lifts, showing us where breakfast would be held along the way. The ground floor of the hotel was absolutely beautiful, offering small gift shops, a quaint jewellery shop, restaurants, a bakery and a bar. The walkways were lined with historic artefacts and art presented in glass cabinets, which were both beautiful and classy. I felt like I was in a chic, upper class museum rather than a hotel lobby!





Our Room

Our room felt more like a luxurious mini apartment than a hotel room - it was beautifully set out and felt very welcoming. As you opened the door, there was a little hallway which featured a cabinet showcasing various drinks which were available to buy and then pay for on your departure. There was also a little cabinet with tea and coffee facilities as well as complimentary water, which had a small refrigerated mini bar underneath. At least we wouldn't be thirsty! Our executive suite had two bathrooms - one near the front door which was simply a toilet and sink (a very beautiful toilet and sink at that - marble of course), and an ensuite in our bedroom. The ensuite had a huge deep bath and a big shower, along with counter space and a big mirror. There was complimentary Thai aroma shampoo, soap and shower gel, along with fluffy towels and bath robes for afterwards. The bedroom itself was open, spacious and welcoming, boasting impressive panoramic views of the city. It was amazing to wake up and open the curtains overlooking the bustling city of Bangkok - and it also looked incredible lit up at night. Our king size bed was very comfortable, and the sheets were crisp and clean - the whole suite, in fact, was exceptionally clean. In the bedroom was a television on the wall, an executive desk with booklets and information on the hotel and surrounding area and a beautifully stylish armchair. The whole room had a 'warm' feel to it - from the thick fluffy carpets to the cosy lamps. It was lovely! Next to the bedroom was another spacious, open-planned room which featured wooden flooring and incredible Thai-themed art. In there was a dining table with four chairs - a lovely touch if you want to order room service and sit down and have dinner. There was also a set of chic armchairs, a sofa along with a coffee table and a beautiful big chest. This room also had gorgeous views of the city; it was the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of tea and take care of some emails. The whole suite was immaculate, sophisticated and absolutely perfect - it was honestly a slice of paradise in a big, chaotic city. Our room also had free wifi, universal power outlets (very helpful) and a 24-hour room service.










Our Stay

In total we spent two nights at the Sukosol Hotel and both nights were comfy, cool and refreshing. Breakfast was included in our stay, so we joined the breakfast buffet downstairs at Patummat in the mornings. We were extremely impressed by the breakfast service in the hotel - the buffet was varied and there appeared to be something for everyone. The buffet catered to everyone, offering Western, Asian, Thai and other International foods - from fresh fruits, cereals and croissants, to Asian rice dishes and light curries, to full English breakfasts. You could even have fresh omelettes, pancakes and eggs made in front of you alongside a range of other ingredients. There was also a wide selection of drinks and fresh fruit juices to accompany. The breakfast buffet was, again, faultless and we felt it was the perfect way to start your day in the busy city - with lots of fresh, top quality foods and drink.
To nurse my jet lag, we spent one lazy afternoon by the pool and treated ourselves to a few cocktails from the poolside bar. I would recommend spending some time near the pool as it is a rooftop pool surrounded by skyscrapers and huge city buildings which is pretty surreal. There are comfy loungers for you to relax on and pretty water features dotted around, adding to the calming atmosphere. Just inside from the pool is a sauna and steam room.
Lewis and I also visited the Lotus Spa, the hotel's enchanting and relaxing spa, for a Thai massage class during our stay. This was one of my favourite parts about our stay at the Sukosol Hotel! We both got into massage robes, were given relaxing and soothing tea, and were then taught simple Thai massage techniques which we were able to try on each other. The massage was focussed on relieving your partner of stress and muscle pain using pressure point application and stretching, so we both came away with some pretty good techniques - and it was my first ever Thai massage experience.
Unfortunately our two days at the Sukosol Hotel flew by far too quickly, and in no time we were racing off to the airport for our next destination in Laos. We absolutely fell in love with the Sukosol Hotel during our stay - it was classy, beautiful and very welcoming and accommodating to its guests. I almost wish I had something negative to say, but I honestly don't! We were extremely impressed by the decor, presentation, quality and cleanliness of the hotel, and I think I'll struggle to find a room with a view like that again. If you're staying in Bangkok, I would strongly recommend staying at the Sukosol Hotel for a taste of heaven while staying in one of the most busy, chaotic cities. I would 100% stay here again and am already planning my next visit!


If you are looking for things to do in Bangkok, read Top 25 Things to do in Bangkok.

25 comments:

  1. The Sukosol Hotel looks like a great place to stay in Bangkok. The pool is gorgeous and your room is fantastic. I love that the tub in your room is so big, that is always a big selling point for me! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there!

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  2. What a stunning hotel your room looks amazing and very spacious. Glad to hear u had a fab stay.

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  3. I love how you mentioned that it was like a mini apartment because I was thinking the same, it is far more pleasant than your standard hotel. Beautiful photos and I have always wanted to go to Bangkok x

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  4. I'd love to visit Bangkok! This seems like the place to do it x

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  5. absolutely love the interior! my friends had stayed in this hotel and they loved it themselves

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  6. This place looks amazing! Especially the pool
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  7. What a gorgeous place!! I visited Thailand last spring and absolutely fell in love. Enjoy!

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  8. Wow that hotel looks incredible, I am very jealous that you got to go to Bangkok x

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  9. Wow, what a gorgeous hotel! That room is more like an apartment!

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  10. Looks amazing! I always think it makes a nice impression when the lobby is well presented. And that pool!!!!!!

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  11. What a gorgeous place! I only stayed a few nights in Bangkok when I went but wish I had known about this hotel x

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  12. So beautiful! Love the decor! Would love to have my bathroom made in this style too.

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  13. This hotel looks incredible! I love all of the marble in the bathroom.

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  14. This looks like a great hotel. I've never been to Bangkok x

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  15. the hotel really looks like a little apartment. Better to have someone to share with to lessen the expenses too. The pool is very inviting.

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  16. Looks absolutely amazing! Definitely looks like a luxury apartment and not what you'd expect for a hotel!

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  17. This hotel looks amazing and very grand!! love the glass walls

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  18. Wow that hotel looks amazing! I am very jealous lol xx

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  19. Wow! What an absolutely stunning hotel! Your room looks wonderful, and I would love to try that pool out!!

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  20. The hotel looks absolutely amazing. It must be a high star rating. It's really stylishly set up and must have been amazing to visit.

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  21. The Sukosol Hotel looks like a great destination. If I'm ever in Bangkok I will definitely check this place out. Looks fabulous!

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  22. That is one incredible looking hotel. I've been to Thailand but never Bangkok so definitely somewhere for the Bucket list.

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