Review: W Bangkok (Wow Suite)

Nightly rate: THB 3,170 nett (S$138)
Package inclusions: THB 1,000 credit, 9pm check-out
Nightly rate after 15% off Marriott eGiftCard: THB 2,695 nett (S$117)
Length of stay: 2 nights
Date of stay: Mar 2021
Membership level: Titanium Elite

W Bangkok opened in late 2012 with 403 rooms in 31 floors.

Location

The hotel is located in Bang Rak area in Bangkok. There was a 7-Eleven convenience store right in front of the drop-off area.

  • 5 mins walk to Saint Louis BTS station

  • 35 mins drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

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Arrival

Upon arrival, we had our temperatures taken and were assisted with our luggages before being directed to the reception.

I had applied a Suite Night Award to this stay for the Marvelous Suite but was further upgraded to the one and only Wow Suite in the hotel.

My package included a 9pm check-out but the front office staff asked if I could move to the base room (Wonderful) at noon as the hotel only has 1 Wow Suite. I agreed, of course!

Facade of W Bangkok
Drop-off area
Lobby
Welcome drinks
Welcome letter
Lift lobby

Wow Suite

Room 3106 is 188sqm / 2023sqft in size. This suite is located at the corner of the 31st floor. It is split up into 4 sections, the bar, living room, bedroom and bathroom. All “rooms” offer great views of the city and sunset!

I somehow wished that there weren’t large walls separating each room ‘cause it would be an amazing sight to look at the suite from end to end!

I also wished that the power sockets were closer to the bed.

View from the entrance
Welcome amenities
Work desk
Bar and dining room
Mini bar
Beverage area
Bedroom
Reversed angle of the bedroom
Bedside table
Dressing room
Bathroom
Bathtub and shower area
Reversed angle of the bathroom
Bathroom amenities
Bath products
Bath robe
Toilet

Wonderful room

As mentioned earlier, we moved to the base room (Wonderful) at around 1pm on the day of check-out. We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel had prepared room 3108 just next door!

View from the entrance
Bedroom
Work desk
Minibar
Bathroom
Reversed angle of the bathroom
Shower area

Best rooms

In general, I always request for a room on the highest floor possible and it must not be a connecting room (for less noise).

Request for a west-facing room for a great view of the city and the sunset.

Dinner at The Kitchen Table

We used up our THB 1,000 credit on a delicious dinner at The Kitchen Table. We were the only guests around during peak hour (8pm).

Click here for the menu.

The Kitchen Table
Seafood Pad Thai
Seafood Kuay Teaw
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Breakfast

Breakfast is complimentary for Platinum members and above and was served at The Kitchen Table as à la carte buffet from 7am to 10.30am. We also had the option of having it in the room at no additional cost! We had our first breakfast at the restaurant and the second one in the room.

Food quality was very disappointing. While they looked okay in pictures, all dishes, aside from the freshly-made omelette, did not taste good. Pastries, waffles and pancakes were dry and a little hard.

Breakfast at The Kitchen Table
Breakfast in the room
Menu for in-room breakfast

Other facilities

The swimming pool had plenty of pool chairs but was surrounded by tall buildings all the way around. I found it a little small for a property of this size.

Swimming pool
Reversed angle of swimming pool

The gym was located near the pool as well and was well-equipped with new machines.

Gym
Gym

There was a business center near the lobby with both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Business centre

Ratings

Breakfast: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Location: 8/10
Room: 9/10
Facilities: 9/10
Elite member recognition: 10/10
Value (for what I paid): 10/10

Bottom line

The one and only Wow suite was beautiful and the view from the work desk was incredible. I am truly grateful to be given the chance to experience it for 2 nights! I am sure that the hotel will be able to improve the breakfast quality when full service resumes.

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