Friday, November 1, 2013

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Hotel Review

When someone asks me where to stay in Bangkok I always reply the same: Sukhumvit Road. It is the best place to access public transportation on rail in Bangkok and in Bangkok public transportation is not needed to save money but to save your holiday or business trip from the horrible Bangkok traffic.

But where to stay in Sukhumvit Road then? Recently I have stayed in The Four Points by Sheraton and I have realized that staying near Asok BTS Skytrain Station is the best because the hotels near Asok are also near Sukhumvit MRT Station so you can basically walk to two main public transportation systems.

So if you ask me where to stay in Bangkok, I will answer near Asok BTS Skytrain Station on Sukhumvit Road. A specific hotel? Let's review Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Hotel.

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Hotel is a new hotel. I think it is around for 3 years. This 4-Star hotel is near Asok BTS Skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT (Metro) Stations and you can walk to these 2. It is also near a very nice Bangkok Shopping Mall named Terminal 21.

When you arrive the lobby the modern, new and youthful environment catches you. The service in the hotel is very good as people are always watching you to answer your next question or help you when you raise your eyebrow. I ordered something to the room and the guys called me later back to check whether it came or not!

Rooms in Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit are also quite unique. You pass through a short hallway with closets on the wall but the bathroom opens to the room facing the bed with a wooden door. This not only makes room feel bigger when the door is open, you can also enjoy the bath tube and watch TV! The amenities in the room are new and good as expected. I could connect the TV to my computer through HDMI and watch movie (although there is also a DVD Player). Working corner with a work table and a couch is also quite nice. The shower is small but not that much. I am overweight and I still could use it without so much discomfort.

Enough advertisement. One of the big negatives about the hotel, and this will be the only one, is that they do not have WI-FI in the rooms! They have an ethernet cable but you need to pay for it (I do not know how much I even did not check). The free and accessible WI-FI is in lobby and common areas. Sad and very bad for a hotel which is also open for business travelers.

Where to stay in Bangkok - Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Hotel Review
Where to stay in Bangkok - Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Hotel Review

Yes, let's go back to positives. The breakfast was great. The rooftop pool and the bar next to eat were also quite good.

Everytime I go to Bangkok for business or leisure (I live and work in Singapore and we have a branch office there so I visit Bangkok frequently), I try to stay in a different hotel. Previously I have reviewed Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel and Hotel Mermaid Bangkok. Both Fourpoints and ALoft belongs to Starwood Hotel group and the group's quality is there.

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