Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road with 325 luxury guest rooms, 3 restaurants and bar, a spa, fitness centre and large convention venue. It is ideally located near the Asoke intersection (connects both Asoke BTS sky train and MRT Sukhumvit underground station), and is just diagonally opposite Terminal 21, shopping malls, dining and entertainment areas. Perfect location, isn’t it? 🙂
Travellers to Bangkok often have different preferences when it comes to hotel selection. Some would prefer staying in shopping districts such as Siam and Pratunam, but some would prefer less crowded areas. But I believe most of us would look for one that is near the BTS or MRT. This hotel is near to both, thus making it the main reason why we chose this hotel.
Truth be told, this was the first time we travelled to Bangkok with Edison – even though we’ve been there several times during our single days (but hey, that was 10 years ago LOL). Naturally, we spent a long time searching for a good hotel. Having a plethora of choices can be mentally-draining too. Hahah! 😆
Our criterias are: 1) near BTS station, 2) 4-star and above, and 3) fits our budget of ~S$1300 for 5 nights. After some research, we found that a 5-night accommodation in the most basic room type in Siam area (Novotel Bangkok, Siam Kempinski, Pathumwan Princess, Mercure Bangkok Siam) would cost $1300 – $1400. Do note that we stayed during the peak X’mas week, thus the rates mentioned in this post were higher than average.
Thus, we began looking at hotels further from Siam and we came across Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. With similar price range, we could get ourselves a Deluxe Executive Room with Lounge Access. It costs ~$1000 for 5-night stay in a normal Deluxe Room. Since I’m quite a big fan of hotel lounge, I choose the former with Lounge Access. Further read-up on traveller’s reviews on Trip Advisor sealed the deal. The hotel has good reviews from its guests in every aspect.
Getting to the Hotel from Airport
There are many ways to get to Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit from airport. First, you might be tempted to arrange for a Limousine Transfer with the hotel. At this time of writing, it costs THB 1,700 per car/per way (~S$71) for a Toyota Camry that sits 3 persons.
We booked the Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfer from Klook and it costs half the price at only S$37.10. It’s very easy to find the driver, we simply followed the instruction on our booking slip to look for him at Arrival Hall between Gate 4 and Gate 3 holding a Klook sign. 😀
What I like most is the driver will wait up to 2.5 hours from our flight landing time. So, there’s no worry in the event of flight delay. And if you need a child seat, you can indicate your requirement in your booking. First child seat is provided for free, thereafter there will be an additional surcharge of THB200 per child seat, paid directly to the driver.
Our driver can speak English well, helpful and polite. The car was big and clean. We reached our hotel in approx. 45 mins. Overall, it was a hassle-free experience that I’d really recommend. 🙂
As we entered the lobby, we were greeted by an elegant check-in counter with a beautiful Christmas tree in front of it. I showed my passport to the reception, and our luggage were immediately taken care of while we were whisked up to the Executive Lounge on the 24th floor for check-in.
Refreshments were served in the lounge while the staff (his name is Bug) processed our check-in. Bug was incredibly helpful and cheerful every time we interacted with him. He also escorted us to our room (Room # 2405 which is steps away from the lounge). Having lounge access also means everyone knows our names and remembers who we are. This VIP treatment certainly makes our stay a very memorable one.
We stayed in a Deluxe Executive Room on the 24th floor. Situated between the 24th and 28th floors of the hotel, these spacious Deluxe Executive Rooms (38 sqm) offer superb views of Bangkok. Guests in these 55 Executive Rooms have access to the Executive Club Lounge along with a host of added extras.
If you look at the hotel’s website, you may notice that the Deluxe Room, Premium Deluxe Room and Deluxe Executive Room all look similar and have the same size (38 sqm) – except that they are located on different floors.
One notable difference between the Deluxe Executive Room and the other two room types is that it is newly refurbished with beautiful hardwood floor. Deluxe Room and Premium Deluxe Room have carpet flooring. I really like the hardwood floor because it’s cleaner and I can walk barefoot in my room. 😀
It also has a couple of other privileges such as complimentary Jet Lag Recovery massage, luxury C.O. Bigelow bathroom amenities, 3 items of laundry per person, per stay, etc.
The first thing I noticed when entering the room was the long bathtub. It was encased in glass which left the room feeling very spacious. Don’t worry about the see-through bathroom as it is fitted with blinds and doors for privacy.
The room is furnished with a TV with satellite channels, coffee and tea making facilities, a sizeable work desk with various connectivity options, bathrobes, iron, iron board, safe deposit box, and pretty much everything you can get in a 5-star hotel room. Complimentary drinking water and a fruit platter were also provided.
Edison got very excited with the long bathtub that he can easily turned into his private pool. Hahah! The bathroom was also furnished with Integrated speakers, so he could watch the TV without leaving the bath. Good yeah! 😆
There’s a separate rain shower and toilet with two entrances to the big bathroom. I was SO thrilled with the luxurious C.O. Bigelow bathroom amenities as well as bath salts for that truly relaxing soak.
Oh, have I mentioned about the view from the room? It was simply astonishing. Looking down you can see the Asoke intersection which is one of the most famous in the city, as well as Terminal 21 which is diagonally opposite. At night, the view was even more spectacular!
Executive Club Lounge
This is what I love most during our stay at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. A breakfast buffet is served from 6.30am to 10.30am, Monday to Friday (6.30am to 11am on weekends and public holidays). Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed from 2pm to 4pm. And cocktails are served in the evening from 6pm to 8pm. Tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks flow freely all day long.
We didn’t try out the breakfast here as we prefer a larger spread at the main restaurant. We tried the afternoon tea only on our last day after we checked-out, hahah! That’s because we were out exploring Bangkok during the day. However, we made it a point to get back to the hotel by 7:30pm to enjoy its Social Hour from 6pm to 8pm.
I was seriously amazed with the quality of the Social Hour. So, we continued our after-dinner snacking spree with free flow of drinks including wine, beer and mixers, healthy canapes, hot dishes and assorted cakes and pastries. For those looking for something non-alcoholic, coffee, tea and juices are freely available at the lounge for the entire day.
Personally, I find that the executive rooms are well worth the money. 😉
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit offers a wide variety of dining options at 3 restaurants and a bar. Atelier specialises in international cuisine and on Friday and Saturday evenings, it’s the home to the best seafood buffet in Bangkok. King crab, oysters, New Zealand mussels, tiger prawns and the finest fish from throughout the world are prepared to perfection at this not-to-be-missed buffet.
The buffet breakfast is also served at Atelier. The spread is extensive and totally amazing. There are new food items on daily rotation, so no food boredom for us who’ve been having breakfast at the same place for 5 consecutive mornings.
You can expect a good selection of breads, pastries, cold cuts and salads here at Atelier. Both Western as well as Asian food are featured here with a live egg station where you’ll be able to order eggs done to the way you like, a live pancake / waffles, and a live noodles station. Interestingly, Japanese sushi, curry rice, cold noodles, Chinese dim sum and various Indian cuisine were also provided.
Spanish cuisine is the speciality at the delightful Tapas y Vino restaurant, while Flourworx offers a selection of soups, sandwiches, fresh coffee as well as a variety of cakes and pastries. Lastly, InBLU is a great spot for snacks, beers and cocktails, with live entertainment throughout the week.
Asoke BTS sky train and MRT Sukhumvit underground station are just 5 mins walk away for convenient transport throughout the city. With over 600 shops, a Gourmet Market and plenty of shopping to be done, Terminal 21 is conveniently located across the road from the hotel. In the evening, there are some street vendors selling fried chicken and other interesting local snacks too.
If you want to go to Chatuchak market, you can take the Blue Line from Sukhumvit to either Chatuchak Park or Kamphaeng Phet – they are about ten stops away. If you wish to get to Siam, you can walk to Asok station (Green Line) and Siam is just four stops away (approx. 10 mins).
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is definitely a gem in Bangkok. It’s located in a great location that is easy to get around especially if you do take the train. We were also very happy with the food overall. The service was excellent, and they were very accommodating to all our needs.
Besides, I need to emphasize on how much I love the room, particularly the long bath. That relaxing soak after spending an entire day out in the sun was fantastic! And the bed is ultra comfy with a good selection of pillow. Lastly, the executive lounge access made our stay extra special.
Don’t just take my word for it – come and try this hotel for yourself and make your next Bangkok vacation a memorable one! I’d highly recommend Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit if you’re looking for a luxury hotel that is also convenient to go around the city.
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