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We stayed at the Sukhothai on arrival in Bangkok - my first trip to Thailand. The hotel is one of the most beautiful I have ever visited - both our room and all of the public areas are elegantly styled. The attention to detail was wonderful, with fresh flowers and fruit in our room every day.
One of the most beautiful hotels I've ever stayed in, with Sukhothai artwork displayed everywhere, gorgeous gardens and rooms decorated with teak everywhere, from the bathroom floor to the headboard with intricate with inlays. The Concierges were mostly helpful and friendly although a few came across as overly pretentious and arrogant. The in-hotel Thai restaurant was not so special, so don't even bother.
We ended our Thailand adventures in November 2004 in Bangkok with 2 nights at the Sukhothai. For the online price (expensive by Thai standards but not at all by US/NY standards), we thoroughly enjoyed a 5 star experience. The decor is stunning in a classy, understated manner. We just loved the grounds, which are very well maintained. Amenities are fine - we stayed in standard rooms, average size, really quite nice teak bathrooms. We also enjoyed rleaxing by the pool. Service level was high but not fantastic. We did use the concierge for restaurant recommendations/reservations which worked out well. Unfortunately, the Celadon restaurant was closed for renovations - would have liked to have tried it. Also, we did not think to make spa reservations in advance, and there was no availability when we arrived. Still, the overall experience is like a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city.
Can you say posh?
This place is really fancy. I loved it. A great place to land after 25 hours of traveling. Food was great, service was great and design was fantastic. Only thing we didn't like was exiting our room and seeing a construction site for a view, but they were in the midst of expanding, so hopefully that part will be integrated and beautiful. The location is a bit strange, on a busy street. You wouldn't want to walk too much, although we did a bit. Pool was splendid too.
All in all, well worth the high price.
Ok, so the hotel was packed as it was Christmas, but for a hotel of this standard it is unacceptable to let standards slip so much - staff weren't quite on the ball.
The Sukhothai achieves staggering excellence by succeeding at the small details. Nothing is gratuitous here; neither in design nor service will you find glitter and dross. But you will find a hotel that can probably claim to be the world's most elegant.
We stayed here January 2004. I know this hotel is in the list for one of the world's hippest hotels. And believe me, it is. It's so nice. It has a Thai ethnic touch and everything is done subtly and tastefully. If you look at the center courtyard through the window, it feels like the concrete is floating on water instead of ponds build into the concret. The double-door room (their standard room) is huge and actually doesn't feel like a usual hotel room, more like a luxury studio. The bathroom and double closet is the size of another room. They have chocolate afternoon buffet every Sunday and you can have everything chocolate for about $20+. I was very impressed with the staff. Even the cleaning lady spoke very good English and acted very professional and was able to help me. The price included breakfast. Because we had an early flight, the staff delivered a 50+ inch round table full of food into our room free of charge. I must say the American style breakfast is the best I've had from any 5-star hotel so far. The pastry was perfect. In terms of the in-house restaurants, the Italian restaurant is pretty good, but the Thai restuarant near the pond is just so-so. I'd go somewhere else for Thai food.
I can't praise the sukhothai enough. I've stayed there several times and this trip I even tried another hotel in town just to see how it compared. There is no comparison. Sukhothai is just the best. From beautiful rooms, to a convenient location, to a fantastic thai restaurant, to a luscious spa and of course the most amazingly conscientious and helpful staff. I can only gush.
We arrived in Bangkok in the middle of the night and were whisked away to the Sukhothai. We were welcomed like royalty, even at the that hour.
Located in a convenient part of town for business and a great location for tourists (walking distance to the night bazzar and kick-boxing) and just beyond comfortable walking distance to Patpong nightclub area. Fantastic rooms, executive suites are very large and great value. I have stayed here on over a dozen occassions and all of the rooms are great. The rooms overlooking the pool are smaller than normal, but have a balcony with sunbeds. Service is excellent, even by the normally very high Thai standards. Both Thai and Italian restaurants are excellent. Bar and cafe are acceptable but nothing great.