Sukhothai Bangkok

3 / 13 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
(5 star hotel)
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Definitely a Bangkok legendary top-end hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 4, 2011

We come to Bangkok every few years and, now that we can occasionally afford to, we’re working our way down the list of top-end hotels here. We stayed here for three nights in August 2011. The Sukhothai is definitely top-end, worth its place in Leading Hotels of the World. I would put it on par with the Grand Hyatt Erewan, maybe not quite at the level as the Mandarin Oriental (though we have only visited but not stayed there), and a step up from the Banyan Tree next door (visited but haven’t stayed).

Service is excellent from the moment you arrive. As they should, the doorman tells you to forget about your bags and escorts you to a seating area in the lounge where someone from the check-in counter meets you. She then escorts you personally to the room and explains the gizmos to you. Your bags arrive shortly after. We arrived at about 10:30, well before the 14:00 check-in time, but they never even mentioned it. We were also allowed a late 17:00 check-out when we left.

Our room was a Deluxe Studio on the 6th floor, overlooking the pool and tennis courts. It was spotless, huge, tastefully decorated, and had a proper one-piece quality king size bed. They also brought in an extra bed for our daughter, and it too was the best quality roller bed we’ve seen, on par with a real bed. The bathroom is gigantic, accessed through the large walk-through closet. It has a separate large tiled shower with 5 water spouts, two counters and basins, a large and deep double-ended bathtub, a separate toilet, huge thick towels, and high-quality toiletry supplies. Wi-fi is free and there is an iPod connection to the Bose sound system.

One small warning about the room: it has two tall skinny windows that open up for fresh air, which is great, but they open up pretty much to floor level and they are wide enough that a child could easily walk right out and fall six floors down. See the attached photo of this.

The pool is large, clean, and has one end decently deep enough. There are ample loungers, umbrellas, and "tents" around the pool. Our one complaint about service, however, lies here. We went to the pool four times, twice in the rain. The two times it wasn’t raining, no one ever greeted us, escorted us to loungers, and set up our towels for us. We saw that they did do this sometimes for others, but they never seemed to catch our eye and we had to go get our own towels. It’s a small thing, but expected at a hotel in this league. We never did have someone come up and ask us if we would like to see a pool-side menu. This is why I have given service a 4 out of 5 rating.

This was our first time in this Lumphini Park / Sathorn Road neighbourhood. It was pleasant enough, but you don’t get that central feeling you get at Rama 1 between the MBK mall and the Erewan Shrine. The nearest SkyTrain stop is just a tad too far to walk regularly, but the Lumphini subway train stop is an easy 10 minute walk. That train line goes directly to Chatuchak weekend market.

We would stay at this hotel again, except for the fact that we wish to try more of Bangkok’s excellent hotels. We would recommend this place to friends.

Directions: It's a 10 minute walk to Lumphini Park and subway station. It's a large block south from Rama 1.

Luxurious old world charm in Bangkok

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 16, 2006

The Sukhothai Hotel is a beautiful, tranquil abode away from the madness of more touristy areas in Bangkok, like Pratunam, Silom or Sukhumvit. The hotel proper is a little way in from the entrance, which adds to the feeling of exclusivity. Low buildings, open concept everything, teakwood furnishings and muted lighting characterise this hotel, which is based on architecture of the Sukothai period of Thailand.

I stayed in the executive suite, which was absolutely gorgeous. The bathroom is really something to talk about. It's an open concept bathroom right in the middle of the suite. Instead of the usual tiles, the flooring is made of wood, there's a bench in the middle of the room, two sinks, a shower room, a separate little nook for the toilet, and a bath. It's so big, it's a room in itself. You feel totally pampered taking a bath here. I imagine it would have been perfect for a romantic getaway.

I didn't really get a chance to explore the rest of the hotel, and that's a pity, as I was only there for one night on business, but everything else looked impressive. There's a real old world charm to the place, especially because like I mentioned earlier, the entire hotel is made up of connecting short structures and a lot of the architecture is open concept.

On a smaller note, the food in room service is wonderful, which should be an indication of what the restaurants have to offer.

The nearest shopping area is the lively Suan Lum Night Bazaar, which is across from the hotel. Use the Lumphini MRT station as an underpass, the night bazaar is just outside exit 3. To explore all other areas, you would have to take the subway or a taxi. But with no traffic jam, it's only about 10 to 15 mins away by taxi from major shopping belts like Pratunam.

Directions: The nearest MRT station is Lumphini. Leave the station at exit 2, the hotel is about a five min walk away.

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Bangkoks hidden secret

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 6, 2004

The first time that I entered this hotel I experienced a very special feeling. I had never seen such an elegant mixture between modern architecture and typical thai details.

The contrast of the modern materials and the historical statues give you a feeling of tranquility.

The staff is very friendly and well trained and the food is of an exceptional quality.

Unique Quality: Beautiful spacious rooms with a stunnig bathroom. All public areas have the same relaxing feeling.
The hotel is located in the middle of the business area but you have the feeling that you stay at a remote resort.

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Bangkok's Best

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 23, 2004

The Sukhothai Hotel is certainly the best hotel in Bangkok in my eyes. Its location close to the business, diplomatic and entertainment areas of the city combined with a park like location a little bit off the main road makes it the luxury haven of Bangkok.
Its design is magnificent using rich Thai fabrics, teakwood furnishings, impeccable detailing and luxurious bathrooms.
The hotel offers a number of restaurants and bars, a spa, a massive outdoor pool and a business centre, and all this with outstanding service.
The Sukhothai Bangkok has been voted 2nd best hotel in the world by Institution Investor Magazine of the USA in November 2004.

Unique Quality: Being member of the Leading Hotels of the World this is certainly one of the best and I can only recommend it regardless if you stay for business or vacation.

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Bangkoks most elegant Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 8, 2004

This is the most elegant, designed, stylish hotel in Bangkok.

Yet, it is not my favourite.

We stayed once in the owner's suite. As the name implies, it belongs to the owner. Therefore, you cannot book it. We were just upgraded due to overbooking.
The size of this suite is overwhelming - I'd say over 200sqm. It looks like it comes out of a designer catalogue. Just perfect.
Dark hardwook floors, combined with massive furniture and antiques.

A huge living room with every convenience you can think of, and even some you can't. (How about an aquarium that has no water but rather TV-screens and a Laser Disc player providing fish-images?)
The list goes on and on and it was really great fun to stay there.

However, the dream just lasted one night, after which there was no more overbooking, hence we had to move back to the garden suite we had booked.

The garden suite we had was still nice in size, but of course nowhere nearly as impressive as the owners suite.
Bedroom and living room are not separted clearly from one another - both are in the same rather long room. Nice, but not outstanding.

Public areas from lobby to swimming pool and also including restaurant are very elegantly laid out. It's all just a bit "over the top" for me and feels a bit cold and you nearly don't dare to speak in the high ceiling restaurant. - Just too different from the bustling city outside. It just felt like living in a catalogue: Everything was setup perfectly nicely. There was just not enough life in it.

Unique Quality: Very stylish design.
Perfect if you like living in a furniture catalogue.

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The Sukhothai Era vs. Modern World

by written on March 1, 2003

Located right in the heart of the city.

But no worries, you'll never know once you enter this hotel. Colonnial style building, surrounded by tropical trees and gardens.

Design is simple and chic, with extravagant silks in assorted colors and decor reflecting the Sukhothai Era edged with simplicity of modernist concepts.

Unique Quality: A large SPA resort is being built behind this low rise colonial hotel.

A great choice of varities of restaurants are available....

A first class resort in the heart of Bangkok for guests with discerning flair and zest of life.

Directions: South Sathorn Road

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The Sukhothai

by written on August 25, 2002

Unique Quality: i really really love this hotel
my brother got the wedding celebration at this hotel and it's one of the most tremendous and has the unique Thai style ( Sukhothai Style )

Directions: 13/3 South Sathorn Road
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
situated in the heart of Bangkok's business and embassy district

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Address: 3 / 13 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand

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