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I had a business trip to Bangkok, Thailand in the middle of the year and my company had us stay at the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel. Although not our usual hotel of choice, there must have been some event or visitor surge that particular week in Thailand as other hotels were fully booked and even Anantara was bustling.
We were lucky to be assigned to the one bedroom suite which is a spacious 64m featuring a separate dining area from the bedroom and ensuite bathroom. When travelling alone it sometimes feels like too much room for just one person but would be perfect for couples or families.
Doors on the right that lead to the bedroom and bathroom respectively. I like that the layout of the one bedroom suite is neatly laid out almost like a square.
A dining table for four if you should need to eat in-room. There’s a kitchen counter that houses the mini bar, sink and coffee/tea making supplies but no microwave. You would expect that from the outward appearance but yup, no microwave in the kitchenette area. The one thing that I really appreciated was the supply of bottled water – a very generous four bottles compared to two bottles at most hotels.
A small seating area where you can relax and watch television.
Desk area where you can get some work done. I found the in-room WiFi to work well with no problems.
One of the little luxuries that I enjoy while travelling is the use of a king sized bed! Not that I particularly need it, but it’s just nice to have the whole expanse of bed all to yourself.
I do like the colour theme of Anantara Sathorn’s one bedroom suite. It’s not overly modernistic and dark like some of the boutique hotels.
If I had one minor gripe it would be the wardrobe size. It’s a mite smaller than expected after the lavish spaciousness of the rest of the suite.
The ensuite bathroom is so big that it could well be an entire room on its own.
The bathroom features both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with rain shower function. Apparently this is a very ‘in’ thing to have but I personally don’t utilise rain showers. Not a fan.
The breakfast spread is more than decent – for the week that I was there, the meal options were varied and rather tasty. The restaurant can get busy during peak times in the morning so if you can time yourself, I would advise you to go early before the tour groups start making an appearance from 8am onwards.
Anantara Sathorn also has an in-house spa, which I visited during my previous stay in 2013 and remembered to be reasonably priced.
If you’re travelling by public transport, Anantara Sathorn provides a shuttle service to the nearest BTS station – Chong Nonsi – enquire about the timing at the front desk.
A final point to note – if using Uber or Grab to book your transport to the airport, do take note that the GPS location when you type in Anantara Sathorn actually sends the taxi/car to another road at the back of the hotel and this can cause some confusion. Best to get the hotel concierge or valet to assist you in communicating the exact location of the hotel lobby to your local Uber/Grab driver.
Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road
Tel: +66 2 210 9000
Fax: +66 2 210 9001