The SO/Sofitel Bangkok is a design-led hotel, designed by Monsieur Christian Lacroix along with five of Thailand’s top designers. It’s located in central Bangkok, directly opposite the city’s famous Lumphini Park. We’d recommend visiting the park during your stay as it’s one of Bangkok’s few green public spaces and is ideal if you’re looking to find a little bit of zen and escape the city’s chaotic streets.  

The SO/Sofitel’s concept is split into five elements: water, wood, metal, fire and earth, with the rooms designed accordingly. During our stay we stayed in an ‘earth’ room inspired by ancient caves in Northern Thailand, which featured monochrome and deep purple colour scheme, with mirror decorations throughout. This was located up in the sky on the 23rd floor, meaning we got some pretty epic views of Bangkok’s skyline. The bathroom was a definite highlight for us, with its marble sinks, walk-in double shower and huge stand-alone tub, the perfect place to soak after a day sightseeing.

SO/Sofitel’s pool is definitely an Instagram dream. The infinity pool stretches 32 metres across the side of the building on the 10th floor, providing a very photogenic panoramic backdrop of the city. There’s also a gym, spa and outdoor hot tub for you to relax and take in the view. 

During our stay we had dinner at the Red Oven restaurant located on the 7th floor. The buffet takes inspiration from a traditional street market with nine different sections around the room. These include a Japanese sushi and robatayaki bar, fresh seafood counter, organic salad corner and the dessert table. Our faves were the Thai section and the salad counter, where the food was made fresh in front of you and to your preference.

Sadly, we had an early flight booked back home so missed the breakfast buffet. We did however get a goodie bag full of treats to enjoy in our limousine transfer, including a flask of hot coffee and freshly baked croissants. The limousine service is available to all guests for an additional fee and meant we ended our trip to SO/Sofitel on a high, even if we were awake at the crack of dawn. 

Not only does SO/Sofitel tick all the boxes in terms of location, services and interior, rooms at the hotel start from £126 per night which makes it very affordable luxury if you ask us!

2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, 10500 BANGKOK THAILAND