I feel it’s impossible to think of Southeast Asia without thinking of Bangkok. Stepping into this city is like stepping into a melting pot of culture, buildings, food, religion and history. Each part of the city has something to offer which is why finding the best place to stay is like finding a needle in a haystack. But after visiting Bangkok quite a few times now, I can honestly say that I’ve found my favourite area and a fantastic place to stay. Escape at Sathorn Terrace put me smack bang in the middle of the lively Sathorn area and my only regret is not finding out about this boutique hotel a lot sooner.
The perfect location for exploring
No matter how beautiful a hotel might be, if it’s in a bad location it’s useless, right? Escapes at Sathorn Terrace could not be in a better spot though. Within 3 minutes on foot, I could be at the Skytrain station and just another minute or 2 from that, at the pier to take a trip along the river. Bangkok is a busy city and public transport is by far the easiest way to get around so having both of these options right on the doorstep was fantastic. I was slightly put off by the hotel being so close to the main road but honestly, as soon as I stepped through the door, I couldn’t hear a thing. I don’t know how they’ve managed it but it really lived up to its name of being an ‘escape’!
Sathorn is a real mix of old and new. You’ll find loads of small restaurants serving up delicious local food all at a fantastic price, and the famous State Tower with the Skybar on top used in the Hangover film all within a few minutes walk from Escape at Sathorn Terrace.
Seriously comfy room
Each of the rooms here is different, which is the beauty of staying in a boutique hotel. I stayed in one of their suites and it was so big it almost felt like a small apartment. In fact, you can actually rent these long term which I would be more than happy to do! It was the perfect combination of cosy without being cluttered, and simplistic whilst still being practical.
The bed was really big and comfy with a couple of different types of pillows to choose from and a proper duvet (sorry, I’m English haha). From my time in Asia I have found that the beds are usually really hard but it was a welcome change to find that this one wasn’t. I also couldn’t hear a single bit of noise from outside. In fact, it was actually a little bizarre as it was raining a lot during my stay but I couldn’t even hear that from my room! It was so nice a quiet that there was no way I wasn’t going to get a great nights sleep.
As we were staying in a suite, the room had a small lounge set-up with a very comfy sofa and a small table to relax at. It was so nice not having to sit on the bed the whole time and to have space to spread out. Talking of space, the whole back wall under the window is a desk area which was perfect for me and all my technology.
The bathroom was fresh and modern with more than enough space. It even had a bathtub which is a lovely bonus too, along with complimentary shower gel and shampoo. Just outside the bathroom, the room was almost set up like a mini dressing room with space to hang up clothes and a set of shelves for the rest and a hairdryer. It really did feel like somewhere I could happily stay for a while rather than on just a quick trip.
The room was also equipped with a full-size fridge, kettle and teacups, another cupboard for storage, a full-length mirror and TV. There’s plenty of nice lighting throughout the room too, making it feel even more homely and cosy. Additionally, the room has blinds which you can slide across to separate the bathroom from the rest of the room, which I think is a really nice touch.
The most welcoming staff
I was greeted by the lovely owner, Tor, as soon as I arrived and his huge smile and passion for his boutique hotel made me feel right at home. There’s nothing better than staying somewhere where a lot of love has gone in and I could tell how much dedication he had to showcase the Sathorn area. I love staying at privately run hotels because of this. Tor’s sister runs reception and is incredibly nice. I was about to go out and try some of the famous local food in the area when she ran out with an umbrella, right before it started raining. What a gem!
A quick tour around the rest of the hotel
Escape at Sathorn Terrace has really fun decor. As you walk through the building there are loads of beautiful, fun and quirky pieces of art and furniture which really entices you in.
For me though, the winner here is the awesome rooftop on the hotel. It’s been decorated with bright street art around the edge and offers a great view over the city. From up here I could see the gold dome on top of the skybar, the Ghost Building (a huge skyscraper that is completely abandoned) as well as the older and more modest houses surrounding Escape at Sathorn.
The only slight downside to the room was the capped wifi making it a bit limited but the hotel has a great common space with unlimited high-speed wifi if needed. Personally, I didn’t have any issues with the wifi in the room, but it’s a great alternative to have.
The hotel does also have a small cafe which usually serves up breakfasts for guests, but during the low season, this is closed so sadly I didn’t get the chance to try it. Fortunately, the awesome foodie location meant this wasn’t a problem for my short stay but I think it would be a great option to have, especially if you want to have something to eat quickly before starting the day.
What words could I use to best describe my stay at Escape at Sathorn Terrace? I think a home away from home, the perfect location, a foodie’s paradise and modern without being fussy are the words in a nutshell. The room I stayed in felt like more than just a room, it felt like my own mini home and I truly love that Tor has created such a great space to escape from the busy city life. If you’re looking to stay in Sathorn to experience the mix of culture, food, the old and the new, you really can’t go wrong by basing yourself at Escape at Sathorn Terrace. I know where I’ll be staying when I come back!
A massive thank you to Tor and Escape at Sathorn Terrace for hosting me for my stay. As always, all views and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links from which I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.