During our recent trip to Bangkok, we decided to stay in Sofitel So Bangkok. It is located adjacent to Lumpini Park, close to Pratunam, business and entertainment districts.
With meter taxi always on standby, the hotel also enjoys an easy access to Lumpini Subway and Saladaeng Skytrain station.
Exterior of Sofitel So Bangkok
The design hotel is styled by famed French fashion designer, Monsieur Christian Lacroix, with unique collaboration between an award-winning architect and 5 of Thailand’s leading interior designers.
Reception & Lobby Bar
We booked So Comfy room for our stay, as Accor Gold Member (now Platinum) we are entitled for next category room upgrade which in Sofitel So Bangkok we are also entitled for Executive Lounge benefits in their Club Signature on 25th Floor.
Club Signature – Executive Lounge
The hotel has been themed around 5 main elements inspired by Feng Shui– Earth, Metal, Water & Wood for the guestrooms while the 5th element, Fire is vividly embed in their bars & restaurants.
Upon checking in, we were informed by the receptionist the Wood theme for So Club which we requested has been fully occupied hence offering us an upgrade to So Studio for a mere THB1000 per night which we accepted.
There were some misunderstanding at first on the upgrade however it was promptly explained by Mr. Akira, the So Experience & Quality Manager.
The following day, our friends Wayne & Lin Chong joined us at Sofitel So, they chose Water Theme for their So Comfy Room.
Each of the 238 rooms and suites are equipped with 40” flatscreen LCD televisions and fully integrated Apple Mac mini media solutions enhanced with the latest iPad in all suites not to mention the panoramic views over Lumpini Park and the Bangkok skyline.
The outdoor infinity pool overlooking Bangkok’s skyline is definitely a triumph, extending over 33 metres on the 10th floor, the water seemingly flows over the negative edge into the park and skyline beyond, giving the impression of swimming in mid-air.
Inspired by the mythical Himmapan forest, the award winning So SPA is an urban spa retreat blending French sophistication with Thai expertise promising to rejuvenate your inner soul & outer body.
Red Oven is Sofitel So Bangkok’s all-day dining venue named after the restaurant’s pièce de résistance, a Red Molteni Oven representing the epitome of French craftsmanship with chefs stationed at nine distinct live cooking stations showcasing their craft.
Sofitel So Bangkok is definitely one of the best luxury hotels in its class that once you have checked in, you dont feel like leaving the hotel until check out time.
We truly enjoyed ourselves tremendously at Sofitel So Bangkok & definitely will be staying again on our next trip to Bangkok.