For our first ever full family holiday this year, we had decided to all meet up in Bangkok, and we chose the St. Regis Bangkok as our base for our trip. Our main reason for wanting to stay at the St. Regis Bangkok was due to its ease of connectivity to Ratchadamri BTS station by footbridge and its central location, as well as the fact that we are SPG and Marriott Rewards members.
Having stayed in 2 other hotels in the city prior to arriving at the St. Regis Bangkok, both which had cityscape views, it was also a lovely alternative to have a view overlooking the grounds of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, which has a golf course and horse racing track right in the centre of the city.
Check in was carried out at the 12th floor reception desk, and was quick and seamless. Downstairs in the main lobby there is a spacious lounge area as well as a Jojo, an Italian restaurant and Zuma, a Japanese restaurant, which actually has branches all around the world. Whilst we didn’t get a chance to dine here, it looked upmarket and trendy, and the bar area was stunning.
The Lounge on the ground floor is decorated lavishly with luxurious touches and is a lovely spot to relax with a cup of coffee and some pastries. I loved the huge flower display as well as the enormous candles that garnish it.
We had deluxe rooms with a view of the golf course and horse racing track, kitted out with a king size bed, which was so comfortable! There were floor-to-ceiling windows and it was lovely, bright, airy, plush and spacious.
In the corner of the room was a desk as well as a sofa, and the room had lots of plugs in all the right places, especially next to the mirror, which is always a major bonus point.
The signature St. Regis Butler service is included in the room package and I was immediately brought over a freshly brewed coffee with some fresh fruit whilst I waited for my family to arrive. Having stayed at the St. Regis Mauritius and the St. Regis Bali Resort, this service has been consistent across the brand.
The bathroom is sensational with two black marble topped sinks, a spectacular tub, a rain shower and lots of lovely Elemis toiletries. Fluffy robes and slippers were a pleasure to get into and it was overall well lit.
The pool area, on the 15th floor, overlooks the golf course and horse racing track too, and has lots of lounge chairs where you can relax and enjoy an all-day dining menu or drinks, with poolside service. It is exclusively for guests and I really liked the fact that it was green with lots of plants all around.
We enjoyed an evening drink at The St. Regis Bar, on the 12th floor, and settled for a chilled glass of Champagne. Like other St Regis Hotels around the world, they too have their own version of the Bloody Mary, invented in the King Cole Bar in St. Regis New York. Bangkok’s version is the Siam Mary, which has spicy Thai chilli, wasabi, lime, coriander, Thai basil and lemongrass.
The bar also has a lovely outside terrace area which is perfect for sunset drinks, and has lovely views.
Breakfast was on the 12th floor, and absolutely incredible and my favourite aspect of the hotel.
Fresh juices, smoothies, pastries, breads, pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs in multiple ways, cold meats and cheese, full English, continental and dim sum awaited us every morning to choose from, and I always left totally full but happy. If you stay here, definitely wake up for breakfast!
There are lots of dining options at the hotel, including an Afternoon Tea, and outside the hotel there is also plenty of eateries.
There is an Elemis Spa on the 15th floor but I didn’t get a chance to try it out as we were out and about exploring most of the day. There is a Fitness Centre on the 15th floor too, and Amit did use this.
The location of the hotel was perfect for us as we could walk to the nearby shopping centres, there was an amazing massage place just down the road (turn left from the hotel), and the world famous Gaggan restaurant was also a short walk away. If you are visiting before 2020, make sure you book months in advance for Gaggan as it is an amazing experience. Down the road was also the Erawan Shrine, which is a must see.
Whilst it was much pricier than other hotels I stayed at in Bangkok, the service was unrivalled, the hotel was elegant and luxuriously appointed and the central location was amazing. It is perfect for a treat or a special occasion stay.
We paid £1,100 each in total for 4 nights with breakfast included.
For more information visit their website here: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkxr-the-st-regis-bangkok/
You can read more about my suggestions of Things to do in Bangkok here.