Bangkok is one of the cities that Melody and I go to regularly. The combination of lip-smacking good Thai food, awesome and cheap massages, and crazy shopping makes it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway from Singapore.
Our usual neighbourhood when in Bangkok is the Pratunam area – where everything we need is readily available without having to travel far out. However, during a trip earlier this year, we decided to stay at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in Silom.
After staying at Pullman London St. Pancras, we are converts and have become fans of the brand. Think of it as a more affordable version of upmarket brands like W Hotels or Sofitel So. Yet, it is no less swanky and mesmerising.
What attracted us to the hotel is the all-white design. The room is minimalistic and clean, while the hotel lobby and lounge are swanky and fun with a touch of the Pullman magic – you will know when you step into any one of their properties.
While the location may not be as ideal as hotels that are located in Siam or Platinum, it is still fairly close and accessible. To get to Siam, take a 1-minute cab ride (or for the diligent, walk) to the Chong Nongsi BTS, and from there, it is but a three-station ride away from the ever popular Siam district. During good traffic conditions, the traveling time is around 20 to 25 minutes.
There are plenty of places to explore around the hotel area. Rocket Coffee Bar, one of our favourite cafes in Bangkok, is about a 10-minute walk away. For those of you who love Thai massage, cross the road and you will find Chang Massage, which is also one of the more reliable massage parlours in Bangkok. If you like burgers, you should check out 25 Degrees – a popular burger joint from the states – which is a tenant at the ground floor of the hotel.
When visiting Bangkok, whether you are there for leisure or work, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is a lovely place to retreat to. And when you are back at the property, do not forget to pick up a bread or two from the in-house pastry team. There will always be an impressive display of their baked goodies at the lobby, and oh, free smells!
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
188 Silom Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 238 1991
Nearest BTS: Chong Nonsi