When it comes to Southeast Asia, the stunning country of Thailand would often always emerge as one of the most sought-after destinations by travellers of all kinds. That being said, its vibrant capital city of Bangkok naturally became a favorite stop of many — which comes as no surprise because it is certainly a treasure trove of various tastes, sights and sounds! So if you’re one of those people who seeks to experience Bangkok’s wonders in the best accommodation possible, the iconic Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel will surely prove to be a choice that you won’t regret.
Of course there is a dizzying number of other Bangkok hotels that you can choose from, but below are the top 10 reasons why a stay at this luxurious 5-star hotel trumps everything else!
After all, I had the chance to stay in Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel myself, and right from the first day, I immediately saw why it could easily bring out the best in anyone’s Thailand vacation. Furthermore, I’m absolutely sure that once you get to stay with them, you will come to an agreement with me when I say that it is the most amazing oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok!
Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
#1 Unparalleled comfort and luxury
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is a charming Luxury Collection® hotel, and ever since its founding in 1997, it has maintained a superb mix of modern elegance and superb service. Because of this, they continue to be one of the most coveted luxury hotels in Bangkok, making them a prime choice by business and leisure travelers alike.
If you ask me, this 33-storey tower boasted an unforgettable atmosphere of lux and style right from the moment that I stepped into their grounds. And as I stepped further in, I was mesmerized by its grand interiors, vivid glass sculptures and dramatic art pieces that have all been apparently designed by various internationally-acclaimed artists.
This characteristic further extends to their posh facilities and guest rooms that can cater to any kind of traveler possible.
#2 Perfect location right in the heart of Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road is one of the longest boulevards not only in Thailand but in the whole world too. That being said, this downtown area is a melting pot of various businesses, landmarks, and leisure establishments. The best part? Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is right in the heart of it all — therefore yes, you will absolutely find that all of the best things that Bangkok can offer will just be “steps away” from the hotel!
Top historical spots: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit has its own pedestrian sky bridge that links to the BTS Asok SkyTrain and MRT Sukhumvit Subway; so all of Bangkok’s treasures such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Temple of the Dawn, Jim Thompson House, and Erawan Shrine among many others can be reached in just minutes!
Shopping hubs: Bangkok is not only famous for its landmarks but also for its opulent malls. One of its famous ones called as Terminal 21 Shopping Mall is just a 100-meter walk via Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s pedestrian sky bridge. Not too far away would also be the other popular places like Chatuchak Weekend Market, Emporium, EmQuartier, Central World, and more!
Needless to say, you can get a LOT of things done given the hotel’s prime location in the city.
#3 Newly-renovated luxury rooms to suit anyone’s fancy
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit offers nothing but the BEST to its guests; that’s why recently, they have renovated their rooms to stay up-to-date to today’s modern advancements in comfort, design, and technology.
Speaking of technology, you would know by now how a fast internet means everything to me as a digital nomad — regrettably, not a lot of hotels from my travels have given me the connection that I needed (so I always regarded it as some sort of lottery!). But with Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, I was always sure that I would get the fastest internet connection possible, and the strength did not waver as long as I was within the premises.
Now they have over 400 exquisite and spacious rooms of different kinds, and you will always expect the following standard room amenities at the very least: a large walk-in closet, a shower + bathtub, Thann bathroom amenities, 180-degree rotating LCD TV, and The Luxury Collection signature bed. Additional comforts such as 24-hour Butler Service, outdoor gardens/patios, Jacuzzis, elegant dining areas, and separate powder rooms are featured in select suites too.
…I just gotta say, the bed and pillows that the hotel has were the softest that I have ever slept on. In fact, they offer a Pillow Menu to every guest so you can choose the kind of pillow that you like (since you might want something in a different shape, texture or firmness). How about that for utter indulgence?
To give you an idea on the kind of rooms that they have, there are…
- 300 Single rooms and 81 Twin Rooms (Family Room at 100m2 and Grande, Premier, & Luxury Rooms at 45m2)
- 43 Suites (Luxury Suites at 70m2, Family Suites at 130m2, Thai-theme Garden Suites at 77m2, Presidential and Governor Suite at 117m2, and Royal Suite at 248m2)
#4 Thai Garden Suites for a more exquisite stay
If you have a more discerning taste, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit also offers its guests the choice to lead a staycation that is akin to a Thai resort stay!
With their three (3) Thai-Theme Garden Suites that pays homage to the local aesthetic and design, you can get to enjoy a spacious living space that is beautifully decorated in authentic Thai Teak furniture and decorations. For an even more tropical touch, each of the Garden Suites have their own private terrace with a garden and/or outdoor Jacuzzi that gives a great view over the hotel’s lush swimming pool area. (Rest assured, the en-suite private bathroom also has a Jacuzzi inside).
This is, without a doubt, a grand experience that helps make Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit a whole other league of its own!
#5 Tropical oasis in a lush outdoor pool area
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit may be a hotel that’s smacked right in the middle of an urban setting but their outdoor swimming pool will instantly make you feel that you’ve slipped out of Bangkok and right into a secluded resort!
Located at the 3rd floor, the hotel’s pool area is surrounded by an idyllic tropical garden as well as the Thai-styled restaurant: The Sala. You have the choice to enjoy your breakfast buffet meals here, but you could also enjoy several barbecue delights that will make for the ultimate poolside experience.
RECOMMENDATION: Order their Nahm Dok Anchan or Butterfly Pea Drink. It’s a caffeine-free herbal tea in a deep blue color that’s served with a small cup of lemon juice. If you mix this with the tea, the color will magically turn to purple.
So don’t miss out — come and dive into indulgence!
(NOTE: The Sala is open from 7:00AM to 10:00PM).
#6 Handful of award-winning restaurants in varying cuisines (and a chance to experience dark dining!)
It’s no news that Bangkok has a range of restaurants, cafes, and stalls that can satisfy any palate, but before you venture out into the gastronomical abyss of the city, there are actually a handful of restaurants within Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit itself that you MUST try — or that could already fulfill your appetite in a jiffy!
basil: I don’t know about you… but I am in LOVE with Thai cuisine. So if you want to have a taste of such bold flavors, the restaurant of basil is a great place to start as it features authentic and refreshing dishes that are inspired by Thailand’s North (Chiang Mai), North-East (Isan), Central (Bangkok) and South (Phuket) regions. Some of the things that you should NOT miss? Definitely their Tom Yum Goong and Coconut Crème Brulée — they were my absolute favorites!
BarSu: This is arguably one of Bangkok’s coolest bars that offers casual American fare that are complemented by cold beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails.
Dine in the Dark: If you haven’t heard of dark dining before, it’s where you basically eat in total darkness whilst you are served by visually-impaired guides. This was a very unique dining experience for me that I would absolutely recommend that you do too! Besides, the ‘removal’ of my vision truly heightened the rest of my senses; plus, it was also fun guessing the kind of food that was being served to me. If you want a more detailed explanation about this, come and read about my experience below!
Orchid Café: This offers all-day a la carte and international buffets that cater to all tastes. There is International, Thai, Indian, and even Arabic dishes amidst a salad and dessert bar. Come night time, dinner is served with a seafood bar and a carving station.
Rossini’s: For those looking for authentic Northern Italy dishes, this place will make for a memorable meal. I find it interesting as well how the interiors have absolutely made me feel as though I was swept away to an Italian villa. Must-try? Definitely the risotto — it was to die for!
The Sala: Like I’ve mentioned previously, this is an open-kitchen-style restaurant that’s nestled within a lush tropical garden (just beside the pool). This was actually my favorite place for having my breakfast due to its serene scene. (In other times, you can have light snacks, dinner, and barbecue as you dine under the open sky.)
#7 Premium spa and wellness facilities
Grande Spa: Once you’re done exploring the streets of Bangkok, you’ll definitely be looking for an even more tranquil spot where you can use some refuge for both your body and mind. In the first place, Thailand is famous for its superb massages so I would never miss an opportunity to try one when I’m in the country; with that said and done, Grande Spa is a great introduction to the country’s spa scene!
(To see a list of services that the spa provides, see here. You must try their Traditional Thai Massage! But if you want a whole pampering package, I would recommend the ‘Traveler’s Pampering’ day-long experiences.)
Fitness Club: There’s no need to skip out on your fitness regime with Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s state-of-the-art fitness facility. In here, apart from their complete work-out equipment, you can also join one of their group exercises, ask for advice from their professional personal trainers, or enjoy the steam rooms complete with sauna and Jacuzzi.
Topsy Hair Salon: This salon is managed by the professional hair stylist, Ms. Thanit Pansiri, a recipient of two diplomas in hair design from Vidal Sassoon in San Francisco and London.
#8 Array of extra facilities to keep you entertained
The fun never stops when you’re at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. Aside from the already mentioned facilities, below are some other areas that can help fill up your time with satisfying experiences.
The Living Room: I always love a place that has live music — more so if it’s jazz! So once the night creeps in and you just want to lay back and chill with some food and drinks, don’t forget to visit this premier live jazz venue in Bangkok. Every day, there are outstanding performances of international musicians to entertain you (even including Grammy Award winners!).
Business Center: For all your business-related needs, the Business Center at Level 1 has various equipments to aid you in your work. There are also several meeting rooms that you can use for up to 15 persons.
The Library: If you want a more informal meeting area or if you simply want to slip away in the comfort of some good ol’ books, The Library at Level 1 has a wide collection of titles from various genres and styles. They also have available international newspapers, monthly magazines and even some travel guides (if you want some help on planning out the rest of your Bangkok itinerary).
#9 Fun choices of Thai-focused activities in and out of the hotel
Thai Cooking Class: Yet another must-do when in Thailand? Participating in a cooking class so that you can recreate the Thai dishes that you’ve come to love so much! Now of course, what better way to do it than to try it at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s amazing ‘basil‘ restaurant, right? I had the chance to experience this myself as I enjoyed a private lesson with Chef Kesinee Wanta and without a doubt, I had such a memorable time!
(For only 3,500 Baht, their Thai Cooking Classes include 4 dishes with a complimentary Thai herban drink complete with free recipes, an apron and a certificate. If you’re interested in this, just reserve by calling 02 649 83 or by emailing [email protected])
City Tours: You could certainly map out your own Bangkok itinerary, but if you want the best guidance in order to make the most of your time, you should inquire for tours at the hotel’s tour desk (located at the lower lobby).
To date, EXO Travel offers a range of half and full-day tours in Bangkok in behalf of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. I did a Destination Discovery tour with them for a full day and it was truly the kind of adventure that I wouldn’t have fulfilled if I had done it all by myself.
To know more about my experience, see…
#10 5-Star service through and through!
With such an amazing luxury hotel like Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, you would spontaneously expect a 5-star service — and a 5-star service you will surely get.
Truth be told, the people who assisted me during my stay turned out to be new friends that helped give more meaning to my vacation in Bangkok! I can’t seemingly stop with the praises for this hotel but it just shows how much I was well taken care of as a guest.
So no matter if you’re looking for insider tips, best shopping spots, or assistance on special requests, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s staff will be at your beck and call 24 hours a day — complete with a smile and some warm company.
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Booking: See the BEST deals and prices for Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit at their website, Agoda, or Booking.com!
Address: 250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand
Hotel Classification: 5-Star
Check-In: 3:00PM / Check-Out: 12:00PM
Disclaimer: Thanks to Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit for sponsoring my stay; but as always, all thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own. (Images are from Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit).
I’ve been to a lot of luxurious properties worldwide and I can say with certainty that Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is one of the best 5-star hotels out there that will give you your money’s worth — and more!
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