During our 6 months long Asia trip we visited Bangkok for one week where we had the chance to stay at The Okura Prestige Bangkok for two nights. This Japanese style hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok and staying there was an absolute dream! Here’s my full review about this amazing hotel and what I loved the most about it.
Bangkok is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Thailand and if you’re planning to visit this amazing city, you might be interested in reading my 4 day Bangkok itinerary as well. It was specifically written for first time visitors and it includes all the best places you need to visit in Bangkok!
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Arriving to The Okura Prestige Bangkok
The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, only a few steps away from the Phloen Chit BTS Skytrain station. Since using the Skytrain is one of the best options to get around Bangkok the location is perfect for everyone!
You can find countless shopping and dining options around the hotel and if it wouldn’t be enough, two of the biggest shopping malls in Bangkok (Central World and Siam Square One) is only two stops away with the BTS skytrain. The Grand Palace, the Wat Pho and the other historical sites can be easily reached with a 30 minutes taxi ride from the hotel that costs around 120 bath (4 USD).
The Okura Prestige Bangkok occupies the 23-34 floors in the Park Venture Ecocomplex Building and since those are the top floors in the building you can imagine how amazing the view is. But let’s not get that far away now!
The entrance of the hotel is marked with a huge bronze and black logo from the road and this color pattern continues on the entrance door itself. When we arrived we were immediately greeted with the friendly staff at the door who took care of our suitcases and showed us the way to the elevators.
Lobby & Check-in process
After we entered the building we took the elevators to the 24th floor where the lobby of the hotel is located. The lobby is huge and beautifully decorated with the same dark bronze style we’ve seen at the entrance. Around 4-5 agents were working at the same time behind the desk so we didn’t have to wait anything and the check-in process was really smooth.
Even if you have to wait a little bit for some reason (like arriving earlier than the official check-in time) the lobby offers many comfortable chairs and sofas. The whole place looked so cozy with the earth tone colours and the natural light coming in from the big windows.
After we finished the check-in process one of the employees escorted us to our rooms. There are 240 rooms at The Okura Prestige Bangkok in total, all of them are located in the upper levels. We needed to take another set of elevators to go up to our room.
During our visit we stayed at one of the Deluxe rooms on the 30th floor. The room was spacious with a huge king sized bed and an amazing view over the Bangkok skyline. The brown and white colour combination made us feel ourselves at home immediately! Our room featured a separate working area with a desk and comfy chairs, a huge flat screen TV and a minibar with complimentary coffee and a Japanese tea set.
The bathroom was right next to the bed and first I thought it’s a fully open bathroom but later I discovered that it had a sliding door so it could be completely closed if we wanted some privacy. It had a full marble design, the bath tub and the rain shower was separated with a glass wall from the rest of the bathroom. My favourite place was definitely the Powder Room in the corner: it was very useful when doing my daily makeup, not to mention how beautifully decorated it was.
We were absolutely spoiled by the hotel! We received sweet little surprises upon our arrival like the tailor-made welcoming cards, a fruit bowl and delicious little sandwiches and cookies. And it didn’t stop there: every night when we came back to our room we found some sweets from the Up & Above Bar on our table! It was very thoughtful and we absolutely loved these little surprises.
As I mentioned before the view from our room was incredible as we had a full panoramic view over the Bangkok skyline. We could even see the sunset from our room which was absolutely magical! I’m obsessed with sunsets and seeing the colours in the sky turning into soft orange tones from our room was one of my favourite memories from our Bangkok trip.
Service & Facilities
If you want to stay in shape during your travels you don’t need to worry as The Okura Prestige Bangkok provides a fully equipped gym to their guests. The gym is located on the 25th floor right next to the pool and you can have an amazing view over the Bangkok skyline while doing your daily workout. It was really great to see that many people used the gym while we were there but since the gym is huge there is plenty of space for everyone.
The pool is also located right on the 25th floor together with the gym. It’s a 25 metres long infinity pool which is perfect for relaxing and having a dip in the Bangkok heat. Not to mention the amazing views over the city!
The pool is facing north so if you’re visiting in the summer period I would recommend going up there for sunrise as that is the only time you can witness it from the pool. Since we visited during January it was not an option for us so we went up there during sunset instead. The colours were absolutely beautiful! I loved the perfect reflection on the pool with the pink sky and later on when the lights in the skyscrapers got turned on it was even more magical.
The spa at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is open both for hotel guests and non-hotel guests. We personally didn’t try any of their spa treatments but if you want to relax a little bit during your Bangkok visit you can find the spa menu here.
Up & Above Restaurant and Bar
For breakfast the hotel guests can choose between two restaurants: the Up & Above Restaurant and the Yamazato Restaurant. Since we stayed for 2 nights at The Okura Prestige Bangkok we decided to try both of them!
For our first breakfast we went to the Up & Above Restaurant that serves an international buffet breakfast every morning. The restaurant is located on the 24th floor, right next to the lobby on the right.
The selection of the food was absolutely amazing, there were several types of eggs, cheese and ham platters, dim sums, fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious pastries and fruit juices. Since I’m more of a sweet breakfast kind of girl my favourites were the freshly baked waffles and pancakes!
Beside the restaurant, the Up & Above has a bar area as well which is open all day long. The indoor area is open from 7am to 1am and the outdoor area is open between 6pm -1am. We visited the outside terrace during sunset and absolutely loved it. The terrace offers an amazing view over the Bangkok skyline, I was totally obsessed with the view!
For our second breakfast we decided to try the Japanese breakfast which is served at the MICHELIN Plate Yamazato Restaurant. Apart from the main room, the Yamazato also features two teppanyaki tables, a sushi bar and private dining rooms.
There is a custom breakfast set for hotel guests which includes a Japanese omelet or a half-boiled egg, grilled salmon/mackerel or grilled chicken, simmered vegetables, steamed rice or rice porridge and miso soup. A cup of tea and a coffee is also included in the breakfast.
Since I’ve never been to Japan it was a really interesting experience to try a traditional Japanese breakfast. I’ve already mentioned that I usually prefer sweet breakfasts so I couldn’t eat this breakfast every day but it was really great to try it!
The Michelin-starred Elements is the hotel’s flagship restaurant. It serves a French cuisine with Japanese influences, it definitely sounds interesting! Although we didn’t try this restaurant but if you want to have a unique dining experience during your stay you can book a table here.
Staying at The Okura Prestige Bangkok was absolutely perfect. The hotel is really beautiful, I loved the minimalist yet elegant and luxurious style of the rooms and the restaurants. The staff was always nice and helpful, they even helped me send a package back home to Budapest when I was totally lost!
If you’re planning to visit Bangkok and looking for an amazing luxury hotel with incredible views and a great location, The Okura Prestige Bangkok will be a perfect choice for you. Check the latest prices and the availability here!
If you have any questions about the hotel feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Have you already visited Bangkok or is it still on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!
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