Looking to read a detailed W Bangkok Hotel review before booking your next trip to Thailand? You’ve come to the right place!
This 5-star design-lovers hotel on Sathorn Road is conveniently located between the Chao Phraya River and the lively gay bars near Lumphini Park.
I spent 2 nights in a luxurious suite at the hotel. My W Bangkok review features info on the award-winning hotels accommodation options, wellness programs, rooftop pool, restaurants, bars and unique on-site amenities.
Book A Luxurious Holiday at W Bangkok
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with over 60 hotels and retreats in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world.
The W Hotel in Bangkok is located on Sathorn Road beside one of the city’s most popular attractions, King Power Mahanakhon, which features a popular skywalk observation deck boasting the city’s most epic views at 314 meters.
W Bangkok first opened its doors in 2012 with the concept of “hidden gem unveiled to serve the luxury lifestyle hotel lover.” The property combines a 31-floor modern glass tower with a century-old, European-inspired heritage building, The House on Sathorn, located in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling commercial district.
W Hotels is famous for showing off Instagram-worthy art, making any stay a design lovers dream! The W Bangkok is no exception, as its lobby, halls, gym and restaurants are decked out in colourful murals, curious sculptures, inspiring light installations and playful holographs.
Maysa Yanovan is an emerging artist who creates work involving the mythical creatures found in Thai folklore. W Bangkok features original artwork by Maysa, which was commissioned exclusively for the hotel.
The reception wall displays a phoenix and tiger engaged in an epic battle using a style frequently found in tattoo art. Both of these creatures are often used in Sak Yant, the art of sacred tattoos, because they are good luck symbols of power and strength.
W Bangkok Hotel Activities
W Bangkok Hotel features 403 rooms and suites. Interiors of the hotel as well as The House on Sathorn mirror the secrecy of the city’s obscure alleyways and the evocative twists and turns of its corridors. It evokes the city’s captivating collision of modern skyscrapers, ancient temples and shimmering bijous.
The hotel’s 6th floor fitness facilities, dubbed the FIT Gym, are available 24 hours a day. Enjoy Technogym equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes, where you can plug into individual touchscreen TVs and two overhead 46-inch TVs. Or head over to the weight machines, free weights, yoga mats, medicine balls, boxing bags, and speed balls for advanced toning.
At WET Pool bask in city views and sunshine at W Bangkok’s own 206 sqm cat eye-shaped swimming pool. Located on the 6th floor beside the gym, the WET rooftop pool is an urban oasis, featuring lounge chairs, couches and covered day beds that are cocooned by lush foliage. Crisp white, the furnishings highlight in-pool LED lights that emit a spectrum of bold hues while underwater music adds to the enchanting ambiance. On a hot day pounce on one of the oversized indigo pillows that float and glide across the pool.
Also perched on the hotel’s 6th floor, with blissful views of downtown Bangkok, AWAY Spa remixes serene surroundings with a beautiful pool and a variety of rejuvenating spa and massage treatments that detoxify the body and energize the soul.
W Bangkok Hotel features 5 distinct food and drink concepts, from award-winning Thai food to an outrageously decadent all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and trendy cocktail bars.
W Bangkok Hotel Review Highlights
Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s most vibrant metropolis, a city that offers ancient temples and glimmering palaces contrasted with world class shopping malls and contemporary cuisine.
Much like New York City, Milan and Dubai, Bangkok is home to a plethora of luxury hotels, perfect for celebrating a honeymoon or gay holiday. Many of the world’s top luxury hotel brands have landmark properties in Thailand’s capital, eager to welcome you on your next splurge-worthy getaway.
Before booking your trip, here are a list of highlights that make the W Bangkok stand out from the rest:
- The hotel features a variety of luxury accommodations, from chic guest rooms to jaw-dropping suites.
- W Bangkok is an art lovers dream, the perfect place to stay in the Thai capital if you’re looking for eye-popping design inspirations.
- Fitness lovers have access to a 24 hour gym including free weights and exercise equipment.
- Tan fans can keep cool on a hot day by relaxing at the outdoor pool, serviced by friendly attendants.
- AWAY Spa is the perfect spot to enjoy a few hours of rest and relaxation via massage, facial and other body therapies.
- The hotel is ideal for couples but also accommodates families with children as they offer kid-friendly dining.
- The property features 5 unique culinary concepts, from award-wining Thai cuisine to decadent brunch buffet and moody cocktail bars.
W Bangkok Hotel Accommodation
The most important question you have to ask yourself when reading a W Bangkok Hotel review is, “what type of accommodation would I like to book for my holiday.”
The W Hotel in Bangkok features 403 guest rooms and suites, including 244 Wonderful Room, 106 Spectacular Room, 19 Cool Corner Room, 20 Studio Suite, 2 Fantastic Suite and 10 Marvelous Suite.
All of the rooms and suites at the W Bangkok feature a modern and stylish concept. Each room features translucent, coloured glass planks to create privacy, with a touch of playfulness as they produce backlit silhouette shapes and shadows.
Custom designed chrome furniture and crocodile skin padded beds accentuate the neutral plaster walls. All rooms have been designed with the international jet-setter in mind, with state-of-the-art in-room technology, including flat-screen, 40 or 46-inch LED televisions; and jack pack stations with a sound bar system.
If you’re craving a cocktail or something light to eat, look no further than the W Mix Bar in your suite. Spa-like bathrooms feature large showers, separate tubs and floating vanities with an ultra-modern style.
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After a long day spent skipping through the city’s temples rest and relax at W Bangkok’s AWAY Spa, which offers massages, facials, body scrubs, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, and haircuts in an elegant 630 sqm facility.
Located on the 6th floor, AWAY Spa at W Bangkok features 6 treatment rooms, 1 couples suite, hammam, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, dressing rooms, showers, and Style Lab Beauty Salon.
The spa is organized into 4 distinct zones that will take you on an unforgettable rejuvenation journey:
- COCOON: welcome and decompress in the spa’s reception and consultation lounge. A cozy place to chill with music and lighting designed to decompress and enjoy self-service mocktails and healthy snacks.
- DELIGHT: this zone of the spa is where the therapies take place and includes treatment rooms with glowing beds that change colour to suit your mood.
- DETOX: separate female and male lockers rooms and wet facilities including a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and unisex hammam with combined relaxation area.
- REFUEL: after your treatment enjoy a moment of quiet calm in the outdoor co-ed chill area.
W Bangkok Hotel Restaurants
No W Bangkok Hotel review is complete until you’ve had an opportunity to wag your finger down each of the hotel’s marvellous menus.
The luxury hotel in Bangkok boasts 5 food and drink concepts, from an epic all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, poolside snacks and award-winning Thai cuisine.
The Kitchen Table
Each morning guests at the W Hotel in Bangkok gather at The Kitchen Table to indulge in an incredible all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
If you’re visiting on the weekend be sure to time your visit for the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month for a truly decadent “W Does Brunch” experience featuring a live DJ. Once a month the hotel also hosts a fabulous W Bangkok Drag Brunch featuring live entertainment by the city’s most energetic and hilarious drag queens.
Located on the 2nd floor, W Bangkok’s signature restaurant is a favorite haunt among jet-setters with adventurous palate.
By day, some of Bangkok’s finest edible creations are served here with an a la carte menu alongside an international buffet offering an endless variety. By night, the restaurant turns its focus to an a la carte menu called Tipsy Cow featuring carefully selected meats prepared using various American steakhouse cooking techniques, including low-temp, slow-cook, smoked, and grilled.
We suggest a Tipsy Cow bacchanal featuring BBQ pork ribs, poutine, cobb salad, smoked beans, creamy coleslaw and tasting of local Thai craft beers.
Located next to The Kitchen Table, The Pantry is Bangkok’s newest co-working space and café featuring a cool industrial look, which remains warm and cozy.
The sun-soaked terrace is the perfect spot to sip a morning coffee, indulge in afternoon tea or celebrate pre-dinner cocktails.
The menu offers healthy food options with a W Twist that lets you indulge freely and feel good about it. The interior design is inspired by Bangkok’s infamous ‘Pak Klong Talad Flower Market’, reflecting its vibrant and colourful energy.
Highlights from The Pantry menu include Smokehouse Bowl, Let’s Get Shredded Salad, and So Green Smoothie Bowl.
The outdoor pool on the hotel’s 6th floor is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny day. Lounge on cabanas by the pool and enjoy food and drink served at this casual pool-side bar.
Wet Deck menu highlights include Brisket Tacos, Meatball Brioche, TKT Poutine, Quinoa Salad, Tipsy Ribs, Smoked Salmon Pizza and Pad Thai.
Our favourite cocktails to enjoy poolside include sparkling sippers from a special Malfy Gin menu, as well as playful signature drinks like the W Woohito and Lilac Fizz.
The House on Sathorn is a colonial mansion that was originally built in 1889.
Inside the architectural landmark is Paii, an acclaimed restaurant serving modern Thai seafood; The Bar at The House on Sathorn for after-work drinks, and Upstairs, an exclusive club lounge as well as four hospitality suites and private function spaces for exclusive dinners, private event and meetings.
Taking its name from the Thai word Paii, which means to paddle, the new restaurant presents the best of local and imported seafood while honouring the legacy of the founder of The House on Sathorn, Luang Sathorn Rajayutka, who created Sathorn Canal.
The culinary team, led by Chef Joe Weeraket Nilayon, selects the best local and imported seafood such as scallop from Hokkaido, Japan, Jean-Paul oysters from France, and black mussels from New Zealand. Enjoy a taste of local ocean bounty by savouring Thai mud crab from Samut Songkhram and banana squid from Chonburi.
Paii offers a popular set lunch menu, dainty afternoon tea (2:30-5:30pm daily), and romantic indoor and outdoor seating for an unforgettable seafood feast into the wee hours of the evening.
Afternoon Tea at Paii is best enjoyed on a sunny day within The House on Sathorn’s gorgeous garden courtyard. During our visit the traditional 3 tiered-service featured bite-sized delights like Cherries Delight, Pistachio Opera Cake, Chocolate Banana Financier, and Mushroom Truffle Tart.
The world’s best tea sourced from Singapore’s TWG Teas are served steeped in pretty pots with a fluffy Hong Kong-style waffle bowl filled with whipped cream and fresh berry medley.
The Bar at The House on Sathorn offers cocktail connoisseurs a selection of signature drinks, premium wines and craft beer, all enjoyed within its Architectural Digest-worthy sophisticated interior.
Dripping with intricate details of decades passed, the salon at the ground level of the residence offers an opulent and intimate atmosphere as backdrop for a memorable date night.
The long, illuminated bar anchors the room, while enticing plush leather seating allows for a relaxing retreat. Outdoor tables and a private section for small groups are also on offer for those looking for more privacy. Guests enjoy exuberant 1920s swing and upbeat sounds throughout the night, with live DJ every Thursday to Saturday from 9pm until 1am.
At the helm of the operation is Marco Dognini, who has showcased his skills at five-star hotels, sophisticated bars, and prestigious restaurants around the world. Having started his career in his native Italy, including spells at the Michelin-starred Carlo Cracco in Milan and Alessandro Borghese’s Il Lusso della Semplicità, Marco spread his wings to Australia, where he delighted guests at the chic Sweetwater Rooftop Bar in Perth, before moving to the five-star Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort in Mauritius.
Dognini and his mixology team prepare seasonal craft cocktails inspired by the long-standing history of The House on Sathorn itself, utilize local herbs, spices and spirits. Nosh on upscale Asian bar bites that complement a collection of fine champagnes, wines, sakes.
W Lounge, formerly Woo Bar launched as a new concept at the hotel in 2023. The lounge is located to the left when you first enter the hotel lobby via the entrance doors.
The moody space is accented by a neon purple hue, raining down from a snakelike art installation that appears like drifting cumulous clouds over the bar.
The vermouth-centric cocktail program is on point featuring local Thai taste inspirations such as lychee malai, tamarind, laphrooig mist, clarified lime, mezcal salt foam, chrysanthemum rose, and sake yuzu.
If you’re feeling peckish you can order snacks or sharing plates off a petite menu with highlights including crab arancini, piggie shishito peppers and chicken liver pate.
Fun Things To Do In Bangkok
While it’s easy to relax in the lap of luxury at your luxurious hotel pool or spa we suggest booking fun tours to experience all that Bangkok has to offer!
No trip to Bangkok is complete until you’ve visited the Grand Palace and many of the city’s golden glimmering temples. Many local tour operators offer fun tours for those who want to experience the city by tuk tuk, bicycle, riverboat or on foot.
Book one of these private or group tours to enjoy an authentic Thai experience that is sure to make your Bangkok getaway unforgettable.
- Private Bangkok Airport Transfer: arrive to Bangkok with ease by booking a private airport transfer in advance.
- Private 8 Hour “Best Of Bangkok In A Day”: first time visitors to Bangkok will love this full day private city tour featuring all of the city’s top attractions.
- Bangkok Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour: enjoy sightseeing in the Thai capital at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass good on the Elephant GoGo Double Decker Bus. With 15 stops, you can explore many of the city’s top attractions.
- Calypso Ladyboy Cabaret Show: enjoy a night of dazzling entertainment at one of Bangkok’s most famous Ladyboy shows.
- Bangkok At Night: Temples, Markets and Food By Tuk-Tuk: on this 4 hour tour enjoy the magical of Bangkok at night via tuk tuk. Stops include temples, flower market, street food snacks and dinner at a local restaurant.
- Bangkok Walking Food Tour: join a fun small group walking tour to explore Bangkok’s famous street food scene. Sample dishes like pork with sticky rice and papaya salad.
- Manohra Luxury Dinner River Cruise: hop on a classy dinner cruise on a restored antique rice barge. Admire views of Bangkok’s twinkling skyline while enjoying a 4-course meal.
- Bangkok Jungle Bike Tour: fitness fans will love this 4 hour bike tour exploring Bangkok’s most beautiful natural spaces. Includes a delicious Thai lunch.
- Half Day Tour Royal Grand Palace & Bangkok Temples: this 5 hour private tour visits Bangkok’s most famous attractions: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit
- Food Market Tour + Thai Cooking Class: master the basics of Thai cuisine on this tasty tour, featuring a guided market visit followed by a cooking class with a professional chef in Bangkok.
- Muay Thai Show at Rajadamnern Stadium: sports enthusiasts shouldn’t leave Thailand without watching a Muay Thai Thai Kickboxing match.
- Railway Market, Floating Market & Salt Farm Tour: this popular 7 hour tour takes out outside of Bangkok to visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Railway Market. Includes a boat ride.
- Full Day Ayutthaya Historical Park Small Group Tour: this 9 hour day group tour visits the UNESCO Ayutthaya Historical Park located north of Bangkok.
- Pattaya and Coral Island Tour: this 13 hour group tour visits Pattaya and nearby Coral Island where you can swim and snorkel.
- River Kwai Full Day Tour: this 11 hour group tour includes a visit to the infamous bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war (POW) during World War II. It includes a visit to a war cemetery, Japanese POW camp and buffet lunch.
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