The Okura Prestige Bangkok

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Think grand interiors, Japanese-style dining, and an infinity pool with cracking views over downtown Bangkok at this lavish, high-rise hotel right in the middle of all the action.

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Location

Located between distinguished shopping malls and highly sacred shrines, The Okura Prestige Bangkok is perfectly situated to experience every facet of the Thai capital. The Park Ventures Ecoplex houses a pharmacy, bank, convenience store and an outlet of Dean & Deluca.

Within walking distance are a range of luxury destinations including Siam Paragon, Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn Plaza, CentralWorld and Central Embassy, while immediate access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station provides above-ground rail transport across central Bangkok.

Just a short trip by either taxi or SkyTrain takes you to the business districts of Sathorn and Silom where you can choose from a wide range of restaurants and bars that suit every taste and budget. Those who want to try local flavours and shop for the work of young Thai designers should head to the boutique shops of Siam Square, just a short walk from the hotel.

Nestling at the intersection of Phloen Chit and Wireless Road, The Okura Prestige Bangkok is perfectly located at the heart of the city’s Central Business District. Major shopping malls and many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions are within easy reach by taxi, BTS Skytrain or MRT underground rail. The hotel has a direct link via covered walkway to Bangkok’s BTS overhead rail network at Phloen Chit station.

Address: 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok via Shwimmer

Style & character

Sumptuous and grand though perhaps a little bit too colorless for your average fun-seeking holiday maker. The reception, more than 25 floors above street level. The infinity pool and terrace restaurant offer spectacular view across downtown Bangkok. There’s a gym and spa and everything else one might expect from a Japanese luxury hotel chain.

Service & facilities

Friendly, well-trained English speaking staff are always on hand. The waitresses in the main restaurant go out of their way to make sure guests are well looked after.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

Large, new, international standard rooms with fantastic views all around and a serene Far Eastern ambience. The décor though is in sombre brown and white tones. The bathroom and the (fully automated) toilet are separated, a nice cultural touch, as are the Japanese pajamas guests are invited to sleep in.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok via Vossy

Food & drink

The Okura has three restaurants. Yamazato offers great Japanese dining, based on the centuries- old traditional Kaiseki Ryori (Japanese haute cuisine). There are also two teppanyaki tables and a well-stocked sushi bar. Elements, with more an International offering, has molecular cuisine and a long wine list. Up and Above, offers more great views along with international breakfast and buffet lunches as well as a la carte dinners.

Operational Hours:

Breakfast : 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch : 11:30 a.m. –   2:30 p.m.

Dinner : 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Value for money

Highly competitive, both for the price and the excellent downtown location, not least because the Okura opened only recently and furnishings, décor, and general ambience have a certain efficient freshness. And the views are unbeatable. Rates are slightly higher over the weekend.

Access for guests with disabilities?

Yes.

Family-friendly?

Yes.

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