I wouldn’t say Albert & I are high maintenance, but when it comes to where we sleep & shower, our standards are a little high. There are a lot of hotel options in Bangkok, you can save a lot of money staying at a hostel (not our style, but a great option), or you can have your pick of hotels from 1-5 stars! We’re 4-5 star kind of people 😉 Because I research & review hotels as part of my job, Albert leaves the accommodation up to me! I chose the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit for a few reasons 1) Sofitel is a well known hotel chain 2)Great location (Right on Sukhumvit 13) 3) It had great reviews on TripAdvisor (you gotta take them with a grain of salt) 4) The selling point – they had a pillow menu! 🙂 (you can choose the firmness of your pillow!)
As soon as we walked into the lobby we knew we had chosen the right hotel. During check-in we were given cold towels and lime shaved ice, soooo refreshing after being in the humidity & heat.
The process was super quick and we quickly got into our room, the city view was great, it was spacious & THE BED, oh my gosh the bed! It was huge, a deluxe king. It felt like you were sleeping on a cloud. We lay on this bed every which way (trust me 😉 ) Albert’s 6’2 and no matter which way he lay, he had space, this never happens!
The washroom was also amazing, they had a separate bathtub, rainfall shower and all their bath products were Hermès ( I definitely didn’t mind that!)
Another key thing I look for in a hotel in a humid destination- a nice pool, this is a must! The photos online sold it for me, but once I saw it for myself I was not disappointed! Mojitos & fresh fruit poolside!
The Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit has 345 luxury rooms & suites, a rooftop lounge, L’apart (see my post on Where We Drank in Bangkok for pics of the amazing views), Voila! – Sofitel’s all day dining lounge, a beautiful spa, 24 hour gym, a relaxing pool with a full bar & provides an overall great experience. The next time we’re in Bangkok, we’ll definitely be staying here again!