For anyone who has never been to Bangkok – the city is massive. I was blown away by just how big the city is and the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn was an excellent first hotel to set up camp after coming in from Chiang Mai, gather my bearings and figure out how to manage the sheer magnitude of Bangkong.
One of the hotel’s unique selling points is that their third floor is directly connected to the Surasak BTS Skytrain Station, which is extremely invaluable. There are plenty of transportation option available in Bangkok but the metro lines that are the most convenient and reliable, though admittedly a little boring in comparison to having your hair blown against your face in a zippy Tuk Tuk.
The 5-star hotel’s bedrooms are modern and very comfortable with a huge window showcasing the city, though it was their luxurious bathroom that was the room’s best feature. As soon as I entered the room and saw that bathtub, I knew I’d be having an instashoot in it. Having a shower with just frosted windows separating you from the city was lovely but to soak in the bath with a glass of bubbles gazing out upon Bangkok was special. I didn’t need all of the flower petals I’d bought from the Flower Market to enhance the experience, but what can I say, the bathtubs and city views in Bangkok provided me with the inspiration and props for my ultimate #bathgoals series.
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn’s pool on the 14thfloor is a great place for a dip with constant views of the surrounding looming buildings and an ideal location to catch the sunset from, however, I spent most of my time escaping the sweltering heat of the day in the Executive Lounge. Their Executive Lounge was one of my favourites that I’ve ever had the privilege of using. I honestly spent each evening on the 32ndfloor not feeling the temptation to leave and explore the city’s nightlife.
And before you label me boring, why would I? The hotel’s all-you-can-drink cocktail hour in the evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm is not something to be missed if you have the access. There’s a quality spread of delicious food served throughout, including some scrumptious desserts, which I could indulge on while admiring the city’s skyscrapers from my window seat. Anywhere else in Bangkok would have cost me $20 for a single cocktail at a crowded rooftop bar, while at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn’s Executive Lounge I was getting to sit in comfort with free drinks while watching the sunset as I planned out my next day activities. I also highly recommend having your breakfast there as I couldn’t get enough of those views and the food is excellent.
I thoroughly enjoyed my two-night stay at the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn and for anyone coming in to Bangkok for the very first time, it’s a great hotel option to consider as it will gently ease you into the hectic city.