Sukhothai outside

Bangkok – Luxury & Tranquility at Sukhothai Hotel

It’s all about space, service and tranquility at the luxury hotel, Sukhothai Bangkok. Named after an ancient Thai kingdom, the hotel uses local crafts throughout, giving a modern luxury experience whilst remaining Thai in feel. Located in the heart of Bangkok, not far from Lumphini Park, Sukhothai is set in six acres of grounds where greenery and water abound. As you wander into the tree lined driveway and past the lily ponds, you enter a world far away from the frenetic city outside.

The abundance of space continues in the cool interior where the beautiful rooms start at a generous 38m². The suites have the most extravagant bathrooms – I’ve been in houses with smaller bedrooms – complete with dressing area and large sized, high quality toiletries.

We stayed in an opulent executive suite and when I managed to drag myself away from it I found there is compact gym, good enough for an adequate workout for most people. I didn’t like that it was carpeted but that’s just my personal taste. There was also a 25 metre pool, tempting me to jump in and get out of the hot Bangkok air. There are plenty of very comfortable sun beds but the pool area remains quiet and staff were immediately at hand to refill my complimentary glass of iced water when it ran low – or if I felt like ordering something a little stronger.

The buffet breakfast is not as extensive as I’ve seen in many larger hotels but it is more than adequate and the food is high quality, with wonderful breads and cut meats (so I’m told, being vegetarian I didn’t sample them myself) among the usual hot offerings.

My lasting memory of the Sukhothai hotel is that it’s a green, leafy haven of peace and luxury amid the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.  In fact the hotel sum it up well in their literature, quoting the title of the famous Thomas Hardy novel: the Sukhothai really does feel ”far from the madding crowd”.

Rooms start at: $200/night

Hotel website: Sukhothai Hotel

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Executive Suite

Sukhothai Buddha

Buddha statue in the hotel

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Driveway entrance to Sukhothai hotel

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25m pool, great for doing laps

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The fabulous bathroom in the Executive Suite

Sukhothai Colonnade

Colonnade restaurant where breakfast is served

Celadon restaunt

Celadon Thai restaurant in the hotel grounds was named ‘Best Restaurant in Bangkok’ by Travel and Leisure magazine






2 thoughts on “Bangkok – Luxury & Tranquility at Sukhothai Hotel

  1. Billy

    That’s fabulous looking – BUT – who honestly needs a bathroom like that? It really does look rather opulent.

    Do you know what the stick structures around the tress are? My initial thoughts were support, but they don’t strong enough to support the trees.

    Good read

    1. Candice - Desert to Jungle Post author

      Thanks, Billy, glad you enjoyed it.

      Nobody *needs* a bathroom like that but it was great to have one, it felt so extravagant!

      I didn’t even think about the sticks round the trees but now you’ve got me wondering. As you say, they don’t look strong enough to be supporting the trees.


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