The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an excellent, modern, comfortable and well-run, mid-range hotel with 232 spacious rooms and a large pool in downtown Bangkok. It’s right in the infamous Nana nightlife area and just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest skytrain station.
This hotel is a stone’s throw away from the BTS skytrain station and is perfect for visitors who want to experience Bangkok’s downtown nightlife. Countless bars, restaurants, clubs and discos are within walking distance. A 20-minute ride on the skytrain will take guests to the river from where the city’s historic monuments are easily accessible.
Address:18 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Nana, Khlongtoey 10110, Bangkok, Thailand.
Style & character
The Mercure started life as an apartment block but has made an effortless transition into a no-thrills but smart and modern city hotel for younger leisure travellers. From the silk-lined lobby to the Thai contemporary art elements in the rooms, there’s an understated local ambience at play that never gets in the way of practicalities.
Service & facilities
Service is very switched-on and the staff speak good English. Facilities are simple – the large pool on the second floor is definitely a highlight, surrounded by deck chairs, attractive oversized sofa baskets and a skyscraper cityscape. The pool bar serves drinks, snacks and simple meals. The adjacent gym is bright and well equipped.
A free tuk-tuk shuttle service will take guests to the nearest skytrain station, Bumrungrad Hospital or, for the nearest spa, the Sofitel. Guests who stay in Privilege rooms or suites have access to a bright and spacious club lounge, where they can have à la carte breakfast as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day.
The Deluxe rooms are a little compact but feature modern paintings with traditional Thai themes, a retro-style seating area, stylish dark-wood furniture and views over lively Soi 11. The Privilege rooms are more spacious and offer large wall mirrors and a free if modest minibar. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with large televisions, a coffee machine, a safe and a minibar.
The bathrooms, with rain showers, are a decent size, a little plain, but spotless and convenient. Connecting doors to other rooms are a bit thin and give opportunity to listen in on next door’s occupants. The hotel’s four suites have similar décor to the rooms.
Food & drink
The Mercure has subcontracted its restaurants. The Alex Brasserie serves pizzas and other Mediterranean-style dishes as well as a decent selection of Thai standards, all at reasonable prices. The buffet breakfast is modest but not bad, with fresh breads, cereals, cooked options including beans, bacon and sautéed potatoes, cheese and cold meats and a cooking station that turns out eggs in all shapes and sizes.
The upmarket El Goucho Argentinian steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner and serves steaks from around the world, including some Japanese selections for a whopping £100.
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