After numerous work trips to the Thai capital, it’s turned into one of my favorite cities altogether. That makes it no surprise that the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok has become my home away from home and a fantastic boutique hotel in Bangkok!
Akyra Thonglor Bangkok – The Best Boutique Hotel in Bangkok?
Up until recently, the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok was part of the Japanese hotel chain Pan Pacific. It also happened to be more of a small business hotel than an actual boutique one. By my latest visit, the location had undergone some major changes. Some of these changes included new management, some renovations, and a name change, and it’s all the more boutique-focused since that went down. It is a quiet the oasis: a small boutique hotel in Bangkok with a perfect location, beyond the tourists!
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1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 4
2. Room & Other Facilities: 4
3. Food & Drinks : 3
4. Service: 4
5. Location: 5
Design & Boutique Feeling
The hotel’s design is simple and well thought-out, with a very contemporary approach that matches Bangkok’s vibe and skyline to perfection!
Thailand’s growing hotel chain, Akyra, recently acquired these facilities and turned the building into a more boutique experience, as opposed to its previous business-friendly focus.
In all, this place is growing to be a much more interesting experience: a real boutique hotel in Bangkok! The service is excellent and the staff is amiable and eager to help but what I like the most is the peaceful and relaxed vibe. It is a small hotel which makes it the perfect nest to relax after busy days and long nights out in vibrant Bangkok.
Room & Other Facilities
There’s an exciting focus here on creating wide and comfortable spaces. This focus is evident in each of the available rooms, which mostly resemble suites. Aside from the actual bedroom, the rooms also include a kitchenette and living room – during the Pan Pacific management, these were serviced suites. If you get the chance, stay at one of the rooms with balconies. That way you’ll get the full experience and see why Akrya is one of the best hotels in Bangkok.
The bathrooms underwent a massive refurbishing, and they’re now far more luxurious. I particularly loved the marble-focused design and details.
Regarding the rest of the facilities, the new management also recently added a cool new lounge, which combines trendy and cozy really well. Still, the jewel of the Akyra is its rooftop! Although not the highest or biggest one around (it’s on an 11th floor, which is somewhat low for Bangkok standards), it still offers a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline,. This is all topped with a gorgeous infinity pool that “falls” into the many Bangkok skyscrapers.
Since this boutique hotel in Bangkok is not that big, the rooftop area is never too crowded. This makes it the perfect spot to chill during the afternoon. There’s only one downside to this magical spot: due to its location, it only receives direct sunlight until about noon, so if you want to get a tan, you better get up early.
Food & Drinks
While the food is adequate, it doesn’t match up to the rich flavors of the famous Thai cuisine. It falls flat in comparison to the great restaurants around. In short, you can get much better food by stepping out of the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok and walking around the neighborhood.
The staff was sweet and professional, as you would expect from this type of hotel. It’s very much in tune with the general service-minding Thai experience.
It’s in the hip and trendy Thonglor neighborhood, which is pretty perfect. Bbars, restaurants and great massage joints surround the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok! My very favorite massage salon is across the street from the hotel. Even better, some of the most delicious eateries I’ve tried in Bangkok, such as Badmotel and Roast, are a walking distance away.
Thonglor is a vibrant area and one you probably wouldn’t visit if you only depended on tourist guides for your trip. The crowd, which is a mix of locals and Japanese expats and tourists, is young and full of life, constantly hopping between the area’s multiple bars and nightclubs.
Other cool spots in Thonglor include The Commons, a community hangout/mall that’s filled with cool places to hang out in and shop; the spectacular Marriott Octave rooftop and, if you want to explore rest of Bangkok, the Skytrain is just a 15 min walk away.
Bangkok is heaven for food lovers and offers a great mix of luxury rooftop dining with trendy, hip and authentic experiences! You can also take a look at the best rooftop bars in Bangkok!
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