Bangkok was incredible for me, and staying at the So Sofitel Bangkok made it even more incredible!
Bangkok is one of the most perfect cities for luxury accommodations. You go from the hustle and bustle of the streets into your hotel and feel like you are back in your cocoon. Let’s not forget the value for price that these hotels offer in Bangkok, this in itself is enough for you take the leap and splurge, believe me, you won’t regret it!
So Sofitel is located in the heart of Bangkok, in the Sathorn district within walking distance of Lumphini Park and Silom MRT station and Sala Daeng BTS (the skytrain).
Checking in at the So Sofitel Bangkok:
Every detail of the So Sofitel has been envisioned by the famous French fashion designer Christian Lacroix along with five of Thailand’s top designers to create a beautiful yet stylish modern space.
Perfect view on Lumphini Park from the lobby on the 9th floor along with a gorgeous city skyline in the background. You’ve got to know that Lumphini Park is Bangkok’s answer to New York’s own Central Park. The hotel provides complimentary bikes for guests to explore the lush paths with.
The staff uniforms are incredible and very different, specially designed by Christian Lacroix. Not like any other place; a chic uniform with a creative take on traditional Thai clothing.
We were brought our welcome drinks during check in and I was in awe in front of it. Indeed, color changing welcome drinks of butterfly pea and lime juice with lemongrass.
The Room at the So Sofitel Bangkok
What’s special about this hotel is it has four different themed rooms corresponding to the four different elements, water, metal, earth and wood.
At check in you are given the choice of course upon availability.
Here is a little background about the So Sofitel’s five elements design concept. The hotel was created around a Feng Shui philosophy using the five elements of nature: water, earth, wood, metal and fire.
You can take a quiz on the hotel’s website to determine which room suits you best.
All rooms come with floor to ceiling windows, a bath tub and a separate rain shower. Complimentary mini bar stocked with local refreshments and an Apple Mac Mini connected to the flat screen.
The Facilities at the So Sofitel Bangkok
The hotel is equipped like you’d expect from a 5 star with a rooftop pool. The So Pool on the 10th floor with a beautiful view on the Lumphini Park and the gorgeous Bangkok city skyline.
A fitness center with the same view for those who need to get their reps in.
The So Spa with an incredible menu to relax.
The So Sofitel Bangkok has multiple food venues:
Red Oven restaurant is where the breakfast is served. Let’s be honest, they had everything I could have hoped for in terms of breakfast. (It competes with the breakfast at the W Seminyak we had a year ago! yes.. that good!)
Park Society restaurant which offers contemporary European fusion dishes is open from 5 pm to 2 am. Food is again marvelous and you can come enjoy it without staying at the hotel!
And right next to it the rooftop bar with its marvelous view and finger food.
The So Sofitel is one of the coolest / luxe place I’ve stayed in Bangkok and probably in the world. If you’ve been to any W hotel, well it’s the same idea. The fact that it’s within reach for people to afford makes it even more special. I’d definitely recommend it for a couple, a family, a honeymoon – it’s got exactly what you need without being too expensive.
Curious about what you could do in 3 days in Bangkok? Check out this post for a day to day itinerary!