Checking in: Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Updated on May 1 2018

Thailand’s capital has no lack of luxury accommodations to choose from, including 5-star hotels in popular areas such as Ratchadamri, Sukhumvit and along the Chao Phraya river. In a city that can sometimes feel overwhelming, thew newly opened Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse ticks all the boxes with its prime location on Surawong Road, in one of Bangkok’s most vibrant and historic neighbourhoods, and a style of luxury that incorporates local culture into the guest experience.

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Location

Situated on Surawong Road, Bangkok’s bustling thoroughfare that runs from the Chao Phraya River to Rama IV Road, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is surrounded by cultural attractions including Neilson Hays Library, The Bangkokian Museum, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and the wall-art street in Charoen Krung Soi 32. With its location as a selling point, this property is the perfect jumping-off spot for travellers looking to explore Bangkok’s past and contemporary art scene. The hotel makes it easy with a pocket-sized graphic map that indicates some of the area’s must-visit landmarks, which is given to guests upon request.

Rooms

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse has 197 luxurious guest rooms and 106 apartment-style suites. If you’re travelling with family, the two- and three-bedroom apartment-style suites will offer you ample space, but a one-bedroom suite is perfect for solo travellers and couples. All rooms feature a sleek, minimalistic design, with traditional Thai art printed on the walls and glass shower doors. Wooden floors and earth-toned furniture are in harmony with the white ceiling and light-coloured pieces, creating open, airy spaces that are calming, uncluttered and filled with natural light. Across room types, the bathrooms are uniformly opulent: clad in marble, featuring separate tubs and showers, and stocked with THANN bath products.

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Access to M Club lounge is included for guests staying in one-bedroom suites, Executive, Vice Presidential and Presidential Suites. The lounge is a gorgeously decked-out space, filled with stylish seating and lush carpets, where guests can relax in private. Cocktails and canapés are served from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the lounge and guests can also enjoy breakfast, which includes a limited buffet of items such as fruits, cereals and hot dishes as well as à la carte options.

Dining

Praya kitchen

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse houses three venues for food and drink. Praya Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant featuring ‘modern buffet dining’, is the setting for the hotel’s upcoming indulgent Sunday brunch, where live cooking stations are a major draw. Every Thursday to Sunday, in addition to a wide selection of Thai street food and international dishes, the dinner buffet features a special live-seafood wall, where diners can handpick fresh, premium seafood such as Hokkaido scallops.

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Yao restaurant and rooftop bar

Yào Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, perched on the 32nd floor, serves up dim sum, Cantonese and Shanghainese delicacies. Highlights include flower-shaped bean curd mushroom soup, steamed pork dumpling in oolong tea soup and hand-pulled noodles. The soon-to-open rooftop bar will serve a snack menu featuring Chinese nibbles to pair with handcrafted cocktails with oriental flavours. The Lobby Lounge on the ground floor, meanwhile, is decorated with stylish furnishings that espouse refinement and timeless luxury over modern Thai-inspired design. Here, two scrumptious and visually appealing afternoon tea sets are available in traditional Thai and elegant Western style.

Health & Wellness

quan spa

Wellness is one of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse’s strong suits, and no guest should miss out on their many excellent offerings. The Quan Spa offers a series of unique treatments incorporating traditional Thai practices for healing and rejuvenation. For the ultimate pampering, book the Muay Thai-inspired spa package, aiming to relieve muscle tension, revitalise the body and restore the mind.

Verdict

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Given the quality of its accommodations, services, facilities and dining venues, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is one of our favourites at the moment, and we’d recommend it to anyone looking to be close enough to the action yet be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. And if you’re looking for the kind of hotel where you never have to step outside, the dreamy infinity pool is a perfect place enjoy the breathtaking view over a signature cocktail.