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S15 Sukhumvit Hotel Editor’s Review & Visit

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Travel Articles

Editor’s Review

Although the S15 Sukhumvit Hotel is only a small hotel, it is greatly favoured by travellers.

Accommodation

The hotel’s strong point is its interior design, including the modern and innovative room decor. Some guests are very impressed to be offered rooms exactly like those featured in photos on various travel websites. The rooms are spacious, new, clean and provide comprehensive amenities, as do the bathrooms, which offer both a bath and shower cubicle in every room. What really seems to impress guests is the free in-room Wi-Fi internet access. In contrast, what is lacking slightly is that since the hotel is small, the building is not very tall, so the windows don’t provide attractive views of the city.

Location

Guests who have stayed at the hotel unanimously agree that the hotel’s central location on Sukhumvit Road is what travellers really appreciate. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping venues, large department stores like Robinson, nightlife venues and other entertainment spots, and is not far from the Asok BTS sky-train or Sukhumvit MRT underground stations, which are just 2-3 minutes away on foot.

Services and breakfast

Although the hotel may not offer a wide selection of breakfast, guests admit that it’s both tasty and good quality. In terms of service, many guests have praised the hotel staff’s enthusiastic and fast service, as well as their polite manners and friendliness.

In summary, the accommodation here should prove very good value for both business and leisure tourists. If we compare the hotel’s quality and style of interior decor, as well as the advantages of its location near high-end hotels, to its relatively low room rates, it would be an attractive choice for most travellers.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • The rooms and bathroom are spacious, new, clean and provide comprehensive amenities.
  • No swimming pool.
  • Modern and innovative room decoration.
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi internet access.
  • Centrally located on Sukhumvit Road.
  • Fast, polite and friendly service.
  • Editor’s Visit

    ModernThailand.com has had the opportunity to visit many hotels in the Sukhumvit area on many occasions. Apart from favourable reviews from guests, we also consider the location of accommodation that we choose to recommend in terms of how convenient it is and how long it takes to walk to the nearest sky-train station. Most hotels in the Sukhumvit area are located on side roads, while only a few are situated on the main road, most of which are expensive high-end hotels. Therefore, travellers may be better advised to choose somewhere on a side-street, not far from the main road or the sky-train station. However, if you would really like to stay on the main road, the S15 Sukhumvit Hotel can be a very good choice for guests. The room prices are very good value when compared to other hotels located on the main road.

    The Surrounding Area

    It took us less than 5 minutes to walk from Asok BTS sky-train station to the hotel, which is situated on the corner of Sukhumit Soi 15. Based on its location, we can guarantee that the hotel is in the heart of the shopping district, both in terms of large department stores and the various stalls lining both sides of the road. The various side-streets provide a proliferation of nightlife venues. For the renowned and well-known spots, you will need to walk onwards past the Asok crossroads to Sukhumvit Soi 21 or Soi Cowboy. This area also offers a wide selection of cuisine to choose from, both in terms of air-conditioned high-end restaurants and open air restaurants offering quite reasonable prices.

    In front of the hotel.

    The Hotel Lobby

    The S15 Sukhumvit Hotel is a small boutique-style hotel only around 8 storeys high. From the outside, the hotel looks more like an office building, but the interior is more interesting. This hotel must be the first place we’ve visited that really offers creative works of art and sculpture, reflected by the various articles used to decorate the lobby, whether it be the furniture, Thai lotus flower arrangements in vases, decorative lamps or soft and warm toned lighting. Wherever you look, everything displays artistry, even the waste bins next to the lifts or the vases in the bathrooms.

    Front Reception
    Hotel Lobby
    Lobby Lounge
    Lobby Lounge

    The Accommodation

    Now we would like to see the hotel rooms. We visited 3 types of room: the S Deluxe, S Junior Suite and S Suite, located on the 3rd to 7th floors. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are situated on different floors; all non-smoking rooms are located on the 5th floor. When I heard this, I have to say that the arrangement made a lot of sense, since it offers options to guests with different preferences. This way, smokers do not become an annoyance to other guests, especially those travelling in family groups.

    S Deluxe

    The first room we visited was the S Deluxe, which is easy on the wallet and the most common type of room in the hotel. The S Deluxe has an area of 30sq.m., and the standard in-room amenities include a 32″ LCD TV, DVD player, minibar, direct line telephone, desk, personal safe and so on. This type of room is not very large, but would be suitable for guests travelling in groups of 2. King-size beds are prepared in double rooms, whereas two Queen-size beds are provided for twin rooms.

    S Deluxe rooom
    S Deluxe rooom

    S Junior Suite

    The next type of room we visited was the S Junior Suite, which is slightly more expensive and offers guests the additional comfort of a larger area of 35sq.m., as well as a small living area with a sofa bed which may be used as an extra bed if necessary.

    S Junior Suite
    Living area in S Junior Suite

    S Suite

    Finally, we end with the S Suite, which offers an area as large as 50sq.m. This is enough to make anyone say ‘Wow!’, as it provides complete comfort. The room is divided into 1 bedroom and 1 living room, and the in-room amenities only differ to those of the S Junior Suite in respect of the size of the living room and 42″ TV.

    S Suite
    Living area in S Suite

    In general, the design and interior decor of each type of room is very similar. Appropriate lighting is provided, but is not too bright, making rooms look soft and suitable for relaxation while also creating a romantic ambience. On the subject of amenities, all items are new and some have a chic design. In addition, travellers may use the Wi-Fi Internet service free of charge in all room types.

    To digress a little, while we were walking from floor to floor, we noticed mounted photographs on either side of the corridor, each of which illustrated the beauty and value of historical sites and Thai history. We also learned that these photos were the work of the owner of this hotel.


    The walkway is decorated with photos taken by the hotel owner.

    The Bathrooms

    The highlight of the accommodation in this hotel would have to be the bathrooms, since they are extremely large and really well-designed. The bath and shower occupy two equal sections of the same area, which also includes a transparent shower guard. Staff members added that most guests are very impressed when they see the bathrooms in this hotel. The interior decor is very well-designed.

    S Deluxe Bathroom
    S Junior Suite Bathroom
    S Suite Bathroom

    The Facilities

    The hotel’s facilities are limited by its size. First we popped into the spa, which consists of 4 rooms in all, divided into treatment and Thai massage rooms. Opening hours are from 10am to 10pm.

    The Spa room
    The Spa room

    Then, we visited the fitness centre, which is a small exercise room able to cater to around 4-5 guests at any one time, with opening hours from 6am to 11pm. To guests wishing to use a swimming pool, we are afraid to say that after exploring extensively, we can confirm that there is no swimming pool in this hotel.

    Fitness Room

    If you would like to use the Internet in the Business Centre, you must go to the mezzanine floor, where there is free access for guests available from 7am to 11pm.

    The business centre with free internet access.

    The Mezzanine Café

    Finally, we will introduce the Mezzanine Café, the hotel’s only restaurant. Guests who reserve rooms with breakfast included will dine in this cafe, which is open from 6am to 11am.

    The Mezzanine Café

    We must bring our visit to the S15 Sukhumvit Hotel to a close; however, we sincerely hope that our review will be beneficial for tourists looking for a place to stay in the heart of Bangkok. Most importantly, we would like to thank the S15 Hotel and hotel staff for allowing us the opportunity to visit, assisting our tour, and providing much helpful information.
    If we have printed any erroneous information, we apologize in advance.