Situated in Silom street, as indicated by its name, the Sofitel Silom benefits from a good location. It is in between the shopping, diplomatic and financial areas. Therefore, the establishment is a good starting point for those wishing to visit the town.
The Sofitel Silom is situated around forty five minutes from the airport of Suvarnabhumi, if you do not drive during rush hours! However, if that is the case, get off the cab and take the sky train, which will be much faster!
The hotel is very close to the various touristic attractions of Bangkok. In addition, it is next to the Chong Nongsi sky train station, of the Silon tube station and also of the Bangkok night market. For example, all historic monuments of the town are less than 6 miles away as well as the different theatre areas.
The 454 rooms, 422 of which standards and 32 suites, are divided on the 38 floors of the hotel. As in the majority of the establishments in Thailand, you will not find the 13th floor: it is a matter of superstition... The standard room is very sober and elegant at the same time. It has different grey and prune tones contrasting with the wood-coloured base of the furniture. Beautiful fresh flowers fill the place. Concerning equipment, everything is provided: TV, air conditioning, minibar with tea and coffee, direct international line, safe, hairdryer and 24 hour room service. Concerning the bathroom, no disappointment: welcome products, separate grey tiles shower and bathtub and dark grey floor.
A Lenotre boutique is found just next to the hotel's entrance. The Sofitel Silom is a mix of European and Thai decoration. The decoration of the lobby is very contemporary and the big bay windows let a beautiful light in the hall. However, the light is so soft that the place remains very dark. The reception is on the right; on the left there is a grand lounge area with many armchairs and coffee tables. Six lifts allow to access the different floors of the hotel.
The swimming pool of the Sofitel Silom is used more to refresh than to swim because of its reduced size. It is on the same level as the spa, sponsored by the Fench brand Anne Semonin. It has different treatment rooms, named after French names such as Champs Elysees or Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The Sofitel Silom has three restaurants. The Mistral is a Mediterranean restaurant situated on the second floor. It operates as a buffet for the three meals of the day. The Shangai 38 combines Asian decoration and Art Deco of the 30s: an unusual mix... You can eat Chinese cuisine a la carte or from the menu, with a panoramic view of Bangkok. Finally, the V9 is a wine bar and restaurant which also has a panoramic view of the capital, but it is open only for dinner. Its international cuisine allows to taste different wines with your dinner.