W Bangkok vs Sofitel So Bangkok

We tried them both - which one is the best?

W Bangkok has a passion for fashion, but then again, so does Sofitel So Bangkok, the official design concept brand from Sofitel! Both of these five star stunners are modern, luxurious and funky, attracting a mainly young and affluent crowd. Facilities are top notch, service is impeccable and the rooms have plenty of things to make you say 'Wow!', so which one is best? We put the two to the test in a battle of the luxury designer hotels...

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1. The Location...

Sofitel So

  • 10 minute walk to Sala Daeng BTS Station
  • Just across the road from Lumpini MRT Underground Station
  • Opposite Lumpini Park
  • Short taxi journey to restaurants, bars and clubs

VS

W Bangkok

  • The hotel is steps from Chong Nonsi BTS Station so getting around town is made easy
  • Next door to Sathorn 1 Building and the (soon-to-be) tallest building in the city, Mahanakorn Building, offering plenty of fine-dining options and party hotspots
  • Smack bang in the Central Business District

Our Choice?
W Bangkok: Because the BTS is just a few steps away.

2. The Rooms...

W Bangkok

  • Large, stylish rooms start at an impressive 41 sqm
  • Room controls are handled via an app on a tablet computer
  • Funky, irreverent furnishings like glittery boxing gloves and tuk-tuk lights
  • Soundproofed rooms so you can play your music at full blast/sleep soundly
  • Bliss toiletries in every room, a famous brand from New York

VS

Sofitel So

  • Stunning views across Lumpini Park from So Comfy rooms
  • Guestrooms split into 4 totally different design schemes: metal, wood, earth, water
  • Lily espresso machines in rooms
  • Flowing room design thanks to rolling doors to the bathroom

 

Our Choice?
Sofitel So : The view is unbeatable, and the chance to stay in a different room every night is an added luxury

3. The Facilities...

W Bangkok

  • Cool, eye-shaped swimming pool with underwater speakers
  • The best lobby bar in Bangkok, The Woo Bar
  • International restaurant, The Living Room, serves a range of fancy food
  • Futuristic AWAY spa like no other in Bangkok
  • 24 hour gym with personal trainers available most of the day

VS

Sofitel So

  • 2 awesome restaurants: High Society for fine dining and Red Oven for brunch or dinner buffets
  • High society rooftop bar with views over Lumpini Park
  • Lap pool also with a great view and underwater speakers
  • Forest-inspired So Spa
  • 'Snooze Room' for guests who arrive early and want to rest after a long flight

Our Choice?
Sofitel So : Sofitel So wins hands down

4. The Service...

W Bangkok

  • Pet-friendly hotel
  • W App for Iphone with local information, insider access and order service
  • Whatever/Wherever 24 hour service concept: coolest butler service in Bangkok

VS

Sofitel So

 

  • Staff dressed in uniforms designed by world-famous costume designer Christian Lacroix
  • Guests can change rooms every night free of charge (subject to availability)
  • The hotel has different scents for different areas: chocolate, rainforest, sandalwood

Our Choice?
W Bangkok: Thanks to some excellent signature services, especially the Whatever/Whenever Butler  

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