Sleek midrange digs
Shooting for sophisticated guests who prefer glossy glass and muted greys over creaky wood and bright colours, S15 is a fairly large midrange hotel within an easy walk of either Nana or Asok BTS stations.
An entrance right on Sukhumvit Road leads you into a sharp lobby with high ceilings, post-modern sculptures, leather sofas and a subtle scent of jasmine. Accessed by a lift, the cheapest “deluxe” rooms are spacious and equipped with high-quality linens on soft beds, long desks, wall-mounted LCD TVs, modern bathrooms, all expected mod-cons and wall-size windows. Framed black-and-white Thai temple photos will remind that you have not been transported to Paris or New York. Though it sounds dreary, we could appreciate the exclusively brown/grey/black/white colour scheme after the constant barrage of bright colours down on Bangkok’s streets. Depending on which you go for, S15’s higher-end rooms bag you more space, better views, four-poster beds, Jacuzzi tubs and sofas. There’s no swimming pool, but you can work out in the fitness room, get a massage in the spa, indulge on the buffet breakfast in the Mezzanine Cafe, or shoot some billiards in the bar. The sister property, S31 Hotel, is a couple of stops further up the skytrain line and is very similar. We were told that rates fluctuate often: take what’s listed here with a grain of salt and look around online for the best deals.
Address: 217 Sukhumvit Rd (corner of Sukhumvit Soi 15), Bangkok
T: (02) 651 2000; F: (02) 651 2345
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º33'30.15" E, 13º44'19.55" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room|
Up to 3,800 for business suite.
|2,800 baht||2,800 baht|
|Suite||3,400 baht||3,400 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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