When people think of Bangkok, luxury does not necessarily come straight to mind.
Most would think of the crowded, rowdy streets, bustling night markets, delicious and affordable Thai food – but at the mention of Bangkok these days, the FIRST thing that comes to MY mind is Sofitel So Bangkok.
I’ve had the utmost pleasure of staying at Sofitel So Bangkok twice in less than half a year, and I have to tell you, the second experience wasn’t any less impressive or awe-inspiring as the first one! It is, without a doubt, one of the best hotels I’ve ever had the good fortune to step foot into.
“Let your imagination run wild in a world of visionary expression and multi-sensory indulgence. Situated on the corner of Sathorn and Rama IV Roads Sofitel So Bangkok is an intrigue-steeped 5-star hotel with a resolutely contemporary outlook.
At the heart of it all The Tree of Life – an emblem designed by famed couturier and design legend Mr. Christian Lacroix – combines the five elements of Water Earth Wood Metal and Fire into uniting icon.
Discover these elements reflected in the design themes of the hotels luxury rooms and suites. Four leading Thai interior designers each bring to life Water Earth Wood and Metal with their own inspired vision.
Sensual experiences celebrate the French art de vivre in lavishly creative restaurants and bars So Spa and a variety of unique spaces – from the infinity pool to solarium to Club Signature to one-of-a-kind meeting wedding and event venues.
Overlook sparkling cityscapes and Lumphini Park from a very luxe perch. Captivate your senses. Live a high-tech lifestyle in a sky-high suite. Dine and wine. Work and play. Explore the elements in a stylishly modern Bangkok design hotel.”
From the moment you enter their doors, you’ll be immediately overcome with the realization that this. is. a. swanky. place. Although it is very much luxurious, Sofitel So Bangkok maintained a cosy and almost homely sort of atmosphere because the service was genuine and personal!
The entire hotel has contemporary artistic designs and fixtures that will leave you breathless, even their welcome drink was a lemongrass magical potion that consisted of three differently colored liquids – when mixed together, they turn into a bright purple shade!
Taking a quick hotel tour…
Their Club Signature lets you enjoy perks such as having high tea in the lounge during the afternoon and cocktails in the evening!
A display of the super intricately detailed staff uniform in the lounge, designed by Christian Lacroix, which the staff all proudly wear. There’s something to look or marvel at in every inch and corner around here.
Their infinity pool is absolutely gorgeous, with a sight like Lumphini Park to behold! They have a knack for allowing you to leave the rest of hectic far behind. The water is very welcoming because Bangkok’s weather is so humid and warm!
I was hopping excited to check out the hotel room we picked because Sofitel So Bangkok’s concept is unlike any other. The hotel has five elements which it is themed around – Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Each type of room is completely different from the other, and they all sounded exceptionally inviting when I was reading through the description on their website.. I had a hard time deciding which beautiful room I wanted to call home for 3 days!
Check out that sexy tub!!!!!!!!! ♥_♥ The entire room oozes futuristic sexiness, and it’s the ideal couple hideaway!
Part of the Water theming was two fighting fishes placed on the desk! Love the attention to detail. It’s very, very endearing.
The magnificent view from our room. Who knew Bangkok could look so serene? Every morning we would look at people rowing their boats on the lake or jogging around the park!
Talk about state of the art – I was delighted to find that the TV came hooked up to a mac mini, which allowed me access to the internet (free wifi) & social media easily – you don’t need to lug your laptop with you!
With a room like this…. I don’t need to leave the hotel at all.
In fact, we didn’t.
Couldn’t resist jumping right in for a hot soak with overflowing bubbles. What would life be without bubble baths, really? The tub was so big, I could literally float around, spread out like a starfish. All while having views of Lumphini Park and listening to the music from the built in stereo system. My favorite part of the room!
We booked the So Comfy suite FYI. And yes it was really freakin’ c-o-m-f-y. I look a little cross eyed in this picture because I was struggling to keep my eyes open for this shot…..
..Usually, my trips to Bangkok are jam packed with activities and I’d spend most of the time walking and shopping until my feet ached, then frantically search for the nearest massage place.
This time, however, we decided to take it real slow and easy, spent our entire first day just fully discovering what this lovely place has to offer!
I was massaged into a pile of butter at So Spa.. as the therapist slowly worked my muscles, I felt all my aches and troubles melting away. I highly recommend the So Signature treatment which was nothing short of AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG. Worth every single cent. It wasn’t too hard or painful to endure, it was absolutely relaxing and invigorating at the same time. My idea of a perfect spa. The last thing I want during a massage is to experience discomfort and have my muscles ache even more afterwards so I avoided going for Thai massages.
So Spa had everything from the zen ambience, extensive range of pampering treatments to professional & skillful masseurs! It would be impossible to feel any sense of unhappiness in a place like this.
It’s not a proper holiday for me until I’ve got some good spa lovin’!
Don’t feel like facing Bangkok’s rush hour at night, or the terrifying jams?
The hotel’s got us covered with evening cocktails at their Club Signature, and a romantic candlelit dinner for two at their rooftop restaurant, Park Society!
Spoilt for choice. It’s been super long since the mister and I had gone to a fancy dinner like this. Dress up for a 2.5 hour at a nice place, just the two of us, drink wine, order lots of food, stare into Bangkok’s skyline, with little serious chatter in between but a lot of comfortable silences and gazing at each other… Just appreciating the food & company. I had the greatest time ever.
We ended up ordering what seemed like 1/3 of the whole delicious menu, because we just couldn’t decide what NOT to stuff our faces with!
Seared scallops with creamy chestnut puree, sauteed green veggie and chestnut foam
Pan seared foie gras with toasted brioche, fresh cherry, almost and cherry sauce
Snow fish, prawn ravioli, prawn & squid, sauteed veggies and bisque foam
Roasted beef tenderloin, more foie gras, sauteed asparagus & truffle sauce
Canadian lobster, asparagus, baby veggies and angel hair pasta in bisque foam
“Indulgence” would be a secere understatement. If I could use one word to describe our meal, I’d have to say it was gastronomic. We had originally intended to order desserts, but needless to say… we were overly stuffed. In the best possible way. Every calorie was gleefully devoured!
So stuffed in fact, that we had to take a picture from the back where you wouldn’t see our bulging tummies. LOL. Or maybe we just wanted a romantic picture. You decide which is the truth
Don’t miss out on a classy dinner date at Park Society when you stay at Sofitel So Bangkok!
All in all, Sam and I had an utterly unforgettable experience at Sofitel So Bangkok!
We are endlessly thankful to the So wonderful team for making our time there So darn enjoyable. So awesome!!!! SO FABULOUS.
We honestly didn’t want to leave at all, and were very to go. Special thanks to Germaine for bringing us around on a tour of the premises and arranging everything for us. We’ve recommended this hotel to all our friends, and I can’t wait till the next opportunity I have to return again.
Interested in booking Sofitel So Bangkok for your next trip? Check out their website for more details. You won’t regret it… You have my word.