When you’re travelling Asia, it’s more than likely that you’ll find yourself in Bangkok for at least a couple of nights. We ventured into Bangkok 3 times during our backpacking trip and our stay at W Bangkok was our most memorable stay.
In a hectic city like Bangkok, you’ll either want a hotel that creates a buzz to match the vibrant city or a room that helps you to unwind after a day of wandering. W Bangkok Hotel manages to create an atmosphere to please both these needs. The hotel rooms are luxurious and their spa allows the ultimate relaxation but if you’re after a night out, W Bangkok’s Woo Bar features a live DJ and fancy cocktails. What’s more, the music played in the bar and lobby matches the time of day. Mellow in the morning and vibrant at night!
W Bangkok is in the financial district, Silom and is conveniently located just 2 minutes away from Chong Nonsi BTS. For those of you that haven’t visited Bangkok, being close to a BTS Skytrain station is essential otherwise you’ll be walking for a long, long while.
A few stops on the Skytrain will get you to the main shopping district and great nightlife. Or you can take the BTS to Sapa Taksin and take the ferry upriver to visit Bangkok’s stunning temples. However, if you don’t want to venture far, there are many cafés, bars and restaurants close by.
As Silom is a financial district, there is an impressive skyline of futuristic high rise buildings that looks great during the day and even better at night when the city is lit up.
From the moment you enter W Bangkok, it is very clear that they take a lot of pride in the details of their design. As soon as you enter, you notice their stylish colour theme and modern decor. More specifically, a real Thai theme ran through the whole hotel. Firstly, there is a Thai boxing theme; boxing ropes surround the Woo Bar seating area and every room comes with a pair of oversized boxing gloves. The hotel also features glitzy wall art made from Swarovski crystals that depict a tiger and dragon from a Thai folk tale. In keeping with Bangkok’s popular transport, they have a wall dedicated to tuk-tuk lights in all shapes and sizes; it’s actually quite spectacular.
Our spacious room had floor to ceiling windows that had brilliant views of the city and really brightened up the room. The king-size bed was so comfortable, our bodies literally sank into the mattress. The room also had a large desk, equipped with various stationery. We loved the in-room tablet that allows you to adjust the room temperature and lighting, set an alarm and send messages to the front desk; perfect for lazy ones like us. The bathroom felt luxurious with fluffy robes and Bliss bath and body collection, that may have slipped into our backpacks. It came equipped with a large bathtub, rain shower and large mirror that lit up.
On our first day at W Bangkok, we decided to have lunch at their restaurant, The Kitchen Table. This was one of our last meals in Asia and we could not have been more pleased with our meals. Hayley had beef in red curry and Luke had a lamb shank, both were absolutely delicious.
The next morning, we knew we were in for a treat. Their breakfast buffet had a vast selection. There was a live Asian Food station, sausages and bacon, cheese and meat board, various bread and pastries and a yoghurt and fresh fruit table. Our favourite part of the buffet were the waffles and chocolate chip pancakes which came with all the toppings that you could want. The different juices they offered were excellent; under every juice, they listed what the benefits were for your body.
That same afternoon, we enjoyed afternoon tea in The House of Sathorn, a grand 19th-century mansion on the same grounds as W Bangkok. The afternoon tea was absolutely amazing and a perfect finish to our stay at W Bangkok.
The design of the pool is uniquely shaped like an eye and even equipped with underwater speakers. Plenty of sun loungers and daybeds surround the pool. The gym was well equipped with the latest gym machines and free-weights and open 24 hours a day. Perfect for those gym heads who need to exercise…Luke. Finally, we didn’t receive any treatments at their AWAY spa but we definitely approve of their jacuzzi and sauna.?
W Hotel Bangkok was by far the most stylish place we have stayed in, with great thought behind every element of its food, facilities and service. A large open room with a killer bed and even better views of the city. Walking distance from public transport (despite the ample amount of tuk-tuks and taxis). W Hotel Bangkok is one for the win!
If you have questions about W Hotel Bangkok, get in touch using the links below.
W Hotel Bangkok
No. 69, 14th Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
+66 (0) 2 344 4000