I had the chance to experience the impeccable offerings of The Sukhothai Hotel during a short jaunt in Bangkok. Anyone who has been to this tourist mecca knows that the city has a very competitive hotel scene, with several excellent and impressive hotels at every price point. For a hotel to continually be recognized as one of the best in the city for over two decades, it practically needs to go the extra mile and during my stay there, I did come up with a few points that perhaps explains the hotel’s accolades.
One important point about The Sukhothai Bangkok which separates it from most hotels in this bustling city is that it is at once located very conveniently in the central business district, just off Sathorn Road yet the property is filled with lots of open spaces to create a semi-resort feel. The hotel is low-rise which further adds to that out-of-town appeal.
The Sukhothai Bangkok’s Executive Suite is a tasteful extension of the Thai accents found all over the hotel. At 76 square meters, my room was very spacious with enough capacity for a full living area, work desk and a hallway by the entrance. The hotel has stayed true to its original design since it opened in 1991 yet the overall look remains timeless. I could see replicas of ancient carvings reminiscent of the ones I see in ancient temple ruins around Thailand, and these made for a nice touch especially for a visitor like me.
An LCD TV was placed in between the bed and the living area which could be swiveled in either direction. This is coupled by a Bose sound system and iPod player, a perfect amenity for audiophiles.
Situated just by the working desk, the minibar was well-stocked, with a coffee machine and a copious amount of bottled water that’s just perfect for a day out in steaming Bangkok.
Another highlight of this property would definitely have to be the bathroom cum walk-in closet, which is already as big as a regular hotel room. What makes the bathrooms here special is that it has a teakwood flooring. That, coupled with glass walls on all sides, made me feel like I was not in a bathroom at all.