Review : W Bangkok

Ah, what a pleasure to be back in Asia… This warm air that invades you as soon as you arrive in the landing bridge of your flight.

So here I am again for a somewhat convoluted itinerary.

Booking

I proceeded to book this hotel via the Marriott Bonvoy app, as I usually do. Nevertheless, this property was not our primary choice. We had initially booked at the Luxury Collection property on Sukhumvit…

But given the cold reception we received by e-mail, we decided to go to the more contemporary W Bangkok.

It will cost us about 120€ per night to spend Christmas in the tropics, a bargain!

Arrival

We arrive in the early afternoon at the hotel by Grab from Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Hotel entrance

Our luggage is taken care of immediately by a porter and we proceed with the check-in formalities for 5 nights.

Our receptionist tells us that we have been upgraded to a beautiful Studio Suite, and escorts us to our room after confirming the Ambassador benefits, such as the included breakfast and the 20% discount in all restaurants, bars and spa.

The lobby is typically W, but with an extra touch of luxury often seen in Asia.

Small traditional references are present throughout the hotel.

Traditional references are scattered throughout the hotel. Here at the spa

Room

Our suite was located on one of the highest floors of the hotel, with a magnificent view of this teeming city that is Bangkok, which some people, including me, love, and some people hate…

The entrance to our suite, on the 30th floor of the property

As soon as you enter, you enter the office, lounge and bedroom, all located in the same (large) room.

Overview of the suite and its magnificent view
The office faces the view, with the fruit tray that will be renewed every day
The ultra-complete minibar as always at W, next to the television
You can’t get enough of the view when you wake up!

A welcome gift has been left for us, and a small gift will be left each day. We loved the make-your-own cocktail after a busy day!

One of the cocktails offered by the hotel and available in our room

The bathroom is not a totally separate room but its location ensures maximum privacy. We love the bathtub with a view!

The double basin is very practical for getting ready in the morning
The toilet is separated from the bathroom by a glass door
Great view from the bathtub

To finish, a video visit:

Hotel facilities

The hotel has everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel in Asia: a beautiful outdoor pool and a fully equipped spa.

Pool

The pool is located on the first floor of the property. It is always staffed with a lifeguard, who installs you on one of the available deckchairs. Finding a deckchair has never been complicated.

The swimming pool, located on the first floor of the property
The limited attendance allowed us to enjoy it as it should be

Gym

Next to the pool is the fitness room, with a coach available during the day. Again, no problem to find an equipment when you want it, despite the very high season in which we visited the hotel.

The treadmills will not be taken by storm
The free weight area is quite large

Spa

The spa is also located on the first floor but on the other side of the building. The welcome was perfect and we booked a 90 minute treatment each.

Before the treatment, an energizing welcome drink
The relaxation area before treatment
The spa locker rooms are nicely decorated

The treatment was perfect, and the 90 minutes passed very quickly. The wet zone is very pleasant, with sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, as well as a post-treatment relaxation area.

The jacuzzi was a little cold
A beautiful fountain welcomes customers in the wet zone
Recliners at the spa

Catering

The hotel has several catering properties, including the famous House on Sathorn... But this is the only property we did not visit during our stay!

An area offers snacks for sale all day near the reception

W Kitchen – Breakfast service

The main restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel, serves breakfast from 7am to 11am.

Be careful, this place can be very busy and we advise you not to arrive at the end of the service because it is the most crowded.

The service is nevertheless perfect, and room extensions are possible in the adjoining meeting rooms to avoid congestion.

The buffet is diverse and successful, with obviously an extensive Asian cuisine section, but also more classic options of very good quality.

Viennese pastries like in Europe
The cold cuts are of excellent quality
Enough to make a nice salad for breakfast
The savory hot offer was excellent, but needed a refill
Some hot elements with an Asian touch
It even drifts in the Mexican style at a certain moment… Eclectic !
Scrambled eggs, of excellent quality
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Preparation of the hot sweet breakfast offer in front of the customers
The cook shakes the noodles!
We really don’t risk to be hungry with these dishes
Indian options are always popular
The fruits, ripe to perfection, as usual in Thailand
There is even a gluten-free section, for those who like it

W Kitchen – Lunch Service

Upon arrival at the hotel, we enjoyed a late lunch on the terrace of the W Kitchen. The burger ordered and totally customized was excellent.

The tables of the restaurant are perfectly set
The kitchen is ready to send out the customers’ dishes
Something to wait for before the beginning of the serious things
Terrace installation in the heat
Excellent personalized burger

Woo Bar

After a disappointing dinner out, we had a drink at the bar before going to bed. Excellent surprise, with interesting and very visual cocktails.

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The bar, very colorful, and located in the lobby
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Our two cocktails, decorated with cotton candy
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The rest of the bar
Cheers!
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Other cocktails, more classic, another evening

Departure

The departure formalities were fast, and we had a late check out before our departure for Siem Reap.

Bottom line

An excellent stay, too short… We will have to come back to enjoy it even more!

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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