The hotel is conveniently located, just right next to the BTW Phloen Chit station and you can walk from the hotel building to the station via a covered walkway. But location is the best thing about this hotel.
If you are a holiday maker, coming to Bangkok for leisure, I think this hotel is not a good choice. First, the swimming pool is almost useless. It is completely shaded and can't see the sun from around Dec to Feb every year (to be exact, the sun do shine on the pool from 7 to 9 ish in the morning, but only part of it receives sunlight). The water in the pool is icy, can hardly swim. And there aren't many sun beds. The hotel also lacks a garden and doesn't offer any kind of relaxing environment or Thai ambience. The hotel is on the top floors of a modern office building, and once you inside, you won't be able to tell that you are in Bangkok. It can be just another 5 star hotel in any other big cities. It certainly lacks character.
Service is very nice. And staff are very friendly. Rooms are not too big and it is average Bangkok 5 star size. Nothing amazing. The bathroom and toilets are separated and is relatively bigger than other hotels. I like the walk in closet, and it comes with ironing board, a safe and ample area for hanging clothes.
Free wi-fi comes with the room, but it is slow. For higher speed, you have to pay. The buffet breakfast is just so so. Choices are not that good, and I had better breakfast in other Bangkok hotels.
There are many 5 star hotels in Bangkok and competition is keen. I would not say that it is not good, but Okura is just not good enough to stand out amid the competitors in Bangkok. It could be the best hotel in other cities, but certainly not in Bangkok. For business traveller, it might be a good choice, but for someone travelling for leisure, you better do more research first.
Lastly, while taking BTS from the hotel is extremely convenient, taking taxi is not that easy, especially from the front entrance facing Wittayu (Wireless) Road. Hard to find a taxi to come in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Okura Prestige Bangkok combines Japan’s rich service culture and attention to detail with Thailand’s world-famous standards of hospitality. This new luxury hotel, with 240 rooms and suites, is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building at the heart of the city’s Central Business District. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS skytrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls, embassies and commercial districts. Every room and suite offers impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through triple-glazed tinted panoramic windows that insulate against both heat and noise. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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