This city has a great mixture of cool things from delicious food, vibrant nightlife, fabulous massage, and amazing shopping spots that made us want to visit this city over and over again.
For me, one visit is really not enough because there are plenty of things to do here. I visited this Thai capital city more than four times mainly for food and shopping. As for my accommodation, I am trying to explore different neighborhoods in the city, hence, I never stayed at the same hotel when I visit Bangkok. During this trip, I stayed at the Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 Hotel.
Situated in the Sukhumvit area, where visitors can easily find things they need, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 Hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers with its facilities and services. In this article, I’m going to share my experience staying here while I was in Bangkok.
Before stepping through the main entrance, the friendly staff greeted me with a warm smile and immediately led my way to the reception desk. The design and decor in the lobby area were so beautiful as they have injected a mixture of modern and traditional Thai elements. I love the fact that they pay extra attention to even a small detail on the design. Well, that’s a positive first impression I had of the hotel.
Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 offers five types of rooms from the superior room to the executive suite. I was arranged to stay at its Executive Deluxe Room located above the 23rd floor, which granted me a greater and unobstructed view of the Bangkok skyline.
It felt so comfy being inside the room that I just wish to stay in my room to unwind after a long day travelling around three countries in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand). It is so nice that they adorned the room with some Thai artworks and it compliments well with the modern style.
My room has almost everything I need from a working desk, extra luggage space, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, complete bathroom amenities (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and more), and also a flat-screen TV airing local and international channels. The bathroom has a great amount of lighting suitable for guests to do makeup or get ready.
I also learned that all Executive Deluxe Room guests will enjoy some other privileges too including:
1. Late check-out request.
2. Complimentary laundry service.
3. Access to the Executive Sky Lounge on the 25th floor (with complimentary beverages and snacks). You can also check in and out at this lounge.
The bed in my room was so comfy. I managed to sleep soundly during my stay. Thus, I got nothing to complain about my room (Hmm.. how I wish I could stay here longer though).
Moving on to the next part which is foooooood. I know most of you can’t wait to hear more about this. First of all, I didn’t get the chance to try many eateries available at this hotel due to my tight schedule going around Bangkok city (I blame the shopping part ? and of course because of the travel discount).
Breakfast is served at the Food Exchange Restaurant which offers a myriad of tantalizing cuisines from around the world. Don’t worry, they still serve traditional Thai cuisines (I’m pretty sure most of you will definitely look for this). This restaurant features open cooking stations, giving diners an opportunity to interact with its professional chefs & discover how the meals are prepared.
I tried most food served at almost all sections from starters, main menus, desserts and beverages. I enjoyed all of them while feasting my eyes with the view of the city. It was indeed a great morning, I would say.
Other restaurants and bars at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 that you can try:
1. Charm Korean Steak House (Korean Barbeque restaurant).
2. Gourmet Bar (Fresh coffee, tea, bakery, burger and sandwiches).
3. Rooftop Bar – Sky on 20 (Panoramic city view, fresh drinks and live music performance).
Facilities & services
You know what they say, being away from home doesn’t really mean you have to neglect your fitness routine.
There is a fitness centre located on the 9th floor equipped with a full array of equipment such as the state of the art cardiovascular machines, free weights, stretching and warm-up spaces. When you are done with your workout, take a refreshing dip in its infinity pool overlooking the view of the city.
The pool is operating from 6:00 until 22:00. You can come anytime you want to sunbathe, relax, read your favourite book or simply enjoy some drinks or snacks served at the Pool Bar.
In case you want to go to the nearest train station, just book your tuk tuk complimentary ride at the reception desk. Easy to move around and the tuk tuk driver gave us more useful tips to go around the area, which is another bonus point for this hotel!
Good to know that Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 also provides a complimentary shuttle/tuk tuk service to nearby areas including the BTS Asoke station, which is located just a few minutes from the hotel.
Its convenient location gave me easy access to decadent shopping spots, restaurants, cultural attractions and also local markets. While staying at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 Hotel, you can simply visit the hype and vibrant shopping mall named Terminal 21, which has all kinds of things from local to international brands. I personally love the food court at this mall where all stalls serve a myriad of Thai cuisines. Yummy!
There are many street food stalls, affordably-priced massage services, convenience stores can be found around the vicinity. If you feel lazy to go out quite further from the hotel but need one of these, you can simply walk a few metres from the hotel.
I ended my stay at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 Hotel with a heavy heart of leaving this great accommodation. I would like to thank all the staff for making my stay here nothing but a memorable one. See you again, Bangkok!