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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Paul

W Hotel, Bangkok

From the moment you walked into the W Bangkok we knew we were in for a special experience. Located on the Sathorn Road and in close proximity to retail business and nightlife the W Hotel is in the heart of everything.

We love the W brand it’s always cool funky and fresh and Bangkok is no different.

Pulling up in the driveway you are greeted with the wonderful Thai greeting of the doorman. Then we were whisked off to check in which was seemless. The check in has a jewelled tiger that just shimmered at night.

We booked a Wonderful King Room, (a lead-in room) which I thought would be on the smaller side but no, this was a huge room. Check it out below.

In typical W style everything in the room was perfectly placed and stylish. Your eyes don’t know which way to look is it the red sequinned boxing gloves on the bed or the dramatic red velvet curtain dividing the walkway from the bathroom it’s sensory overload.

The beds in the W are always huge and are like sleeping on a cloud. Plenty of electrical sockets and USB points to charge your devices on both sides of the bed.

The best mini bar in a hotel with every type of spirit but not miniatures - it’s half bottles they even thought about the cocktail lovers with a cocktail shaker on hand in the room.

The room was quiet with good silent air con, although the hotel is located near three large hospitals so we did hear the occasional ambulance even on the 28th floor.

Breakfast was incredible with such a beautiful display, every country seemed to be covered of course I was in heaven with the Asian corner yum cha, noodles freshly made, a Japanese section and Indian. Of course there there was the cook to order eggs and my favourite Thai omelette (if you haven’t had one you must crispy but still fluffy)

The biggest pastry and bread display with a equally impressive fresh fruits section.

The staff in the restaurant were so attentive to every need and are a real asset to the W team here.

The hotel tower is modern and sleek but on the same land is a 1899’s colonial building -Sathorn House which was home to a famous engineer that designed the canals in Bangkok. The building was last used as the Russian Embassy before the W took bought the property and renovated the building to the glory days. The building is used for functions and houses the W Thai restaurant Paii and the stunning W bar simply called The Bar at Sathorn House a "must do" drinking establishment reminiscence of 50’s.

The pool is located on the 6th floor along with the gym which is open 24hrs. The gym is one of the trendiest gyms with high quality gym equipment. The pool is stunning escape from Bangkok’s heat. The pool is blue mosaic tiled with a stunning sculpture of an eye lid. I was told that if you see the pool from above it looks like a eye ..... very W.

We managed to have two nights in the hotels bar and both nights we had great service from the attentive staff. My lychee martini was perfect t as I’d expect from the W. The Woo bar is stunning and Thai peanuts that are so addictive.

The following night we had drinks in Sathorn house “The Bar” once again couldn’t fault a thing. The chesterfield leather lounge add a new experience from the Woo bar which is modern and funky with a DJ playing.

Once again the W Bangkok nailed every element of our stay, stunning decor and wonderful attentive staff.


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