Amari Watergate Bangkok is located in the Pathumwan neighbourhood in Bangkok. It is right in the heart of the famous shopping malls of Bangkok, like the Platinum Fashion Mall, Central World and Siam Paragon to name a few. Pathumwan is a great choice for travellers interested in fashion, shopping and indulging in amazing food. The hotel is just opposite Platinum Fashion Mall, which is a perfect way to explore fashion here in Bangkok. For public transportation, just 700 metres walk is Ratchaprarop metro, which gives you easy access to other parts of Bangkok and also the express train which goes all the way to the airport.
I just landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is about 25 km from the property, as I had a lot of luggage I took a large taxi with the Grab app. I was exhausted after a 12 hour flight from London and I was looking forward for some 5 star hotel pampering. From the moment I drove up into the circular drive and entering a very spacious reception area, there was an overwhelming feel-good factor. The reception area is spacious, modern and has a very relaxing feel to it. There are many seating areas to explore and take in the modern architecture around. I was jet-lagged later in the evening and wide awake, so I came down to have a nice iced coffee and soak up the hotels atmosphere. Even at 1 AM in the morning there was a nice holiday vibe happening.
My room included access to the Executive Club lounge, which was located on the 32nd floor and offered amazing views over the city of Bangkok.
From 5-7 PM, there is a happy hour which includes a variety of choices regarding, cocktails, wine and champagne. There was also fresh buffet food of various choices on offer and each day of my stay the chef served different dishes. Overall the Executive Club lounge had an excellent atmosphere and it was a wonderful way to meet other guests. In talking to other guests there were quite a few regulars who returned.
I found out that Amari Watergate hotel has one of the top-rated locations in Bangkok. The guests seemed very happy with their stay.
The swimming pool which is located on the 8th floor has brilliant views of Bangkok and is situated on a rooftop, it is like an urban oasis right in the centre of busy and crazy Bangkok. The other facilities which are of a high standard are the hot tub, sauna, fitness centre and squash courts. There were dedicated fitness instructors that I could book to get a good work out. The seating area around the pool and the bar was excellent and once again the atmosphere was relaxing. I noticed that many people were booking themselves into Cool Breeze Spa, including myself.
Cool Breeze Spa
I was aching due to travelling so much. My body was stiff and I could not relax that well. I chose a 60-minute deep tissue massage. From the moment I entered I was greeted by a wonderful smell in a modern setting. Everything was spotless and the staff were well trained to cater to my body’s needs. The treatment room was large and smelt wonderful and the overall experience was excellent. It is the perfect jet-lag release and I highly recommend anyone to book in a treatment here.
I stayed at the corner suite on the 26th floor with great views over the Siam area of Bangkok. The corner suite is a generous 74 m² and had a lounge area as well as a huge bedroom with lots of storage to hang your clothes. Both areas have a huge TV with plenty of international channels. If you are choosing to stay with a third person a roll away bed will be provided. The bedroom had a large chaise lounge next to the window which is perfect for soaking up the city’s skyline, I just loved sitting here and watching hectic Bangkok.
There was a gorgeous bowl of fruit waiting for me and the message welcome craved out in the watermelon was just so different, it is a nice personal touch indeed.
The open-plan living room was an added bonus, it had a separate guest toilet which was perfectly tucked away near the entrance. I liked this because when I came in from the swimming pool I didn’t have to walk throughout the suite to access my other bathroom.
The bedroom came with an en suite bathroom with full shower and Jacuzzi bath. The Jacuzzi was a great size and I loved how there were sliding doors that allowed me to either look out at the room, or the TV. There were a double sink and a separate shower and toilet.
The air conditioning worked very well and it was quiet which is a real bonus for me
I had the option of eating breakfast in two locations either on the fourth floor or on the 32nd floor at the Executive Lounge. I would advise trying both if you can. The breakfast options can only be described as an endless oasis of international cuisines. There are individual dedicated areas comprising of Italian food, all sorts of Asian dishes and the English breakfast. There were plenty of fresh juices and fresh coffee and tea on request.
The view overlooking the shopping area across the road is a great way to start the day and enjoy this busy and atmospheric city. The decor here is excellent and I took some excellent Instagram shots of me and my family.
Amari Watergate Bangkok has a family-friendly atmosphere with many international guests staying. The hotel overall is very clean and modern. The location is excellent, and for those visiting Bangkok for the first time and want to be at the heart of the shopping area, it is the perfect place to explore this vibrant city. I found the staff very friendly and the service was quick and prompt. The hotel was very busy so I was impressed with the service overall. I was experiencing jet lag and one of my favourite experiences was sitting at the Executive Lounge in the outdoor area overlooking and hearing the city go by. Thanks for a wonderful family stay.
- Room reviewed: Corner Suite
- Website: www.amari.com/watergate/
- Address: 847 Petchburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
- Phone: +66 0 2653 9000