After landing in Bangkok for our final night in Thailand we were led into the vast reception area of the Mövenpick Hotel to see two pilots and their cabin crew checking out. I turned to my boyfriend grinning: ‘If they are staying here, you know the beds are going to be comfy, right?’ You see, a comfy bed is a big must for me when booking a hotel, alongside it being clean and having a decent breakfast.
And I’m thrilled that Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok ticked all those boxes. From the moment our taxi pulled up, to the moment we checked out, our experience was wonderful.
Located slap bang in the middle of downtown Bangkok, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the popular Terminal 21 shopping centre and various public transport. The hotel even provides transport free of charge to and from public transport. Most importantly, we felt incredibly safe walking from the side street the hotel was located down to the main road.
Albeit not a great view, our comfortable room was packed with everything we needed from the aforementioned comfy bed all the way down to the complimentary toothbrushes, razors and shampoo and conditioner.
The beds were as comfy as we hoped, and the hotel itself was quiet and free from the sounds of the busy traffic.
Breakfast is varied, including an omelette station, and there’s plenty to satisfy your hunger. Room service is also available, and we took advantage of it after a night of drinking. We were thoroughly pleased with the burger and chips that turned up, and at £8 each it was OK for room service prices.
The pool also had a great menu, with everything from burgers to light bite wraps. The highlight has to be the ‘chocolate hour’ the hotel puts on, free of charge for its guest. The perfect sugar fix in the afternoon.
The hotel is incredibly modern and simple, and was actually quite refreshing compared to some of the hotels we’d stayed in.
Ceilings were high, water features aplenty, and all in all it was a very nice ambience.
The staff were also incredibly attentive and lovely, and we didn’t meet a single member of staff that wasn’t ready to help us.
The rooftop is the highlight of this hotel. We took advantage of happy hour at the rooftop bar. While it was nothing fancy, it felt nice to be outside but away from the hustle and bustle (and the fumes and sounds) of the crazy Bangkok streets below. It cost around £20 for 3 glasses of Prosecco and 3 beers.
The roof is also home to the hotel’s pool where we spent our entire last day while waiting for our evening flight. Guests can lounge on huge beds, take a dip in the pool or take advantage of the hotel’s pool bar menu. Towels and free drinking water is provided.
There’s also a fully-equipped gym, and while no spa is available, you can arrange in-house massages if you want.