Finding tranquility at The Sukhothai Bangkok
Set on tropical gardens and idyllic lotus ponds, the luxurious Sukhothai Bangkok provides an oasis of peace in the heart of the city.
It’s a pleasure to arrive at the hotel after a 15 hour flight from London and be embraced in a sense of tranquility.
Maybe its just the long haul flight and jet lag talking, but that first day and night in the hotel really sets us up for a great holiday…
As we drive up the fragrant, jacaranda lined boulevard that separates the estate from the outside world, and leave behind the noise, smells and bustle of the city, we are slowly embraced by the calming spirit of the hotel.
The spacious 5-star hotel is comprised of low-rise villas and suites that encircle a foyer, pool area and spa. The series of buildings form a sort of labyrinth, and are connected with pretty gardens and lily-filled lakes. Consequently The Sukhothai Bangkok is a particularly good alternative to the more generic high rise hotels of the area.
By way of contrast, the area around the hotel has a much more urban feel.
Although the hotel is set away from the main road, it nonetheless benefits from being close to shops and markets. One of the biggest draws of its locations is the hotel’s the proximity to sights, and the availability of tuk-tuks that await to whisk you away. For instance, the Chao Phraya River is only a short ride away, and the temples a short distance further.
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The Room – Executive Suite at The Sukhothai Bangkok
The Sukhothai Bangkok is made up of over 200 rooms. Our stay puts us in an Executive Suite with views onto the grounds and further out to the skyscrapers of Bangkok.
At 76 square metres the Executive Suite is very spacious, and we love the open plan bedroom and living area.
The hotel embraces a Thai aesthetic throughout the premises with its use of teakwood and silk. By the same token, our suite is similarly adorned with rich fabrics and natural materials, which contribute to an overall feeling of old-school charm.
After admiring the general opulence of the room we open up a set of glossy doors… If the room itself looks a treat, it’s nothing compared to the bathroom, complete with walk in shower, twin vanities, silk chaise lounge and a roomy, welcoming bath.
Whilst the rooms are styled in quite a traditional fashion, they are also equipped with a range of modern features. The best of these is a flat screen TV that swivels 360 degrees from which, one rainy afternoon, we watch old movies in the marshmallowy depths of the Sukhothai bed.
Eating & Drinking at The Sukhothai Bangkok
The Sukhothai Bangkok is renowned for having one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city, Celadon, and we love their take on Thai cuisine.
Celadon is arranged in a series of pitch-roofed villas that float and shimmer on a lotus filled pond.
After admiring the setting, we head inside to enjoy some traditional Thai dancing alongside Wagyu steak and Thai fish cakes. We also love their version of deep fried banana with coconut ice cream #swoon.
In the morning we awake and head down to Colonnade for a sumptuous breakfast buffet. On show are a range of fresh breads and patisserie, eggs any way, charcuterie and cheeses, cereals, and a roast beef with trimmings. As well as the usual breakfast options The Sukhothai also offers a noodle station, which produces a killer seafood noodle soup!
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and April as these months typically have the least rainfall and comfortable temperatures.
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Address: 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 344 8888
In the spirit of full disclosure please be advised that the accommodation was provided on a complimentary basis. With thanks to The Sukhothai Bangkok for having us in.