Disclaimer: In exchange for two nights, I am writing this review. Additionally, I would like to specifically thank Ann at The Marcom Pro for helping to arrange this review, and Jern, a marketing manager at this hotel, for meeting with me.
The Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 (though completely Marriott-owned now)is located in the Asok neighborhood of the Thai capital, very close to the BTS Asok (skytrain) station, Sukhumvit MRT (metro) station, and a short taxi ride/metro ride from the Makkasan Airport Express station. Among the nearby attractions are the Terminal 21 shopping center and significant nightlife, and the hotel is a short BTS ride away from other popular shopping malls such as Emporium, Siam Paragon, and the MBK Center. As a bonus, the hotel offers a free tuk-tuk service to both the MRT Sukhumvit station and Terminal 21.
Furthermore, it is close to many businesses and embassies, and as such, sees significant numbers of business travelers availing themselves of the brand’s more affordable comfort.
The Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok has two wings – the Pool Wing and the Garden Wing – totaling 249 rooms and 19 suites. Also, there are four meeting rooms with 3, 810 square feet (roughly 354 square meters); guests of the suites have complimentary access to the meeting spaces for a period. The whole of the hotel prohibits smoking, and there is wi-fi available throughout the property.
After exiting the Asok BTS station (closest to station exits 5 and 1), I easily found the Four Points Bangkok, thanks in part to the descriptive hotel name. At the front desk, Mariaa and Best were nice, and briefly explained to me some of the features of the hotel, as well as the hours of the breakfast buffet.
I made my way up to my 6th floor corner room, though as luck would have, neither room key worked. Leaving my bags at the foot of the door, I asked housekeeping to contact reception to bring new keys, but she at first told me to do it myself. Sigh. Eventually she caved in, and Best brought over the new (functioning) keys.
My first impression of my Deluxe Room was one of simple comfort. The interior was mostly wood paneling, with a sizable work desk and two large nightstands. All rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok have floor-to-ceiling windows, although you wouldn’t stay at this hotel for the city views.
Part of the work desk had jacks into which both USB and HDMI cables could connect to the tv, clearly a nod to business travelers aiming to finesse their presentations and/or other documents. The minibar was well-stocked with your usual drinks and snacks, and the luggage storage shelf was conveniently placed.
The HVAC system had an easy-to-use wall panel, and one light switch at the bedside controlled almost every light in the room, in addition to offering many places to charge standard electrical and USB devices.
The bed was easily one of the most comfortable I have slept on in recent memory. I can’t begin to describe how much of a treat it was. I don’t take naps, but this bed makes them rather difficult to pass up.
Lastly, the bathroom had that bizarrely East Asian-quality to it, in which it opens up for a view of the bedroom…yet the shower is somewhat frosted.
My two biggest complaints were the finicky internet connection, which logged me out every now and then, and the single-use plastic containers in the shower. However, I’m going to be thinking about that bed for a long time, especially when in China where I’m subjected to “concrete” mattresses.
The Eatery is the primary restaurant at the Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, offering both buffet and à la carte options.
I made my way down to The Eatery at around 06:00, but it was a bit busy even at that point. One waiter served me both Earl Grey and peppermint tea, so the drinks were set.
My hotel contact, Jern, mentioned that the chef was particularly proud of their Thai dishes, and you know what, that food was pretty good. Other choices included a few Japanese, Western, and Indian selections, a salad bar, omelette bar, noodle bar, fruit, breads, and yogurt. Having no expectations coming into the buffet, I was pleasantly surprised. Also, Meya, the only waitress who stopped by after I had sat down, provided good service throughout the restaurant.
My only complaint was that there was no “sneeze guard” to cover most of the foods.
Operating hours of The Eatery are 06:30-10:30 (weekdays)/06:30-11:00 (weekends), and 11:00-23:00 for lunch and dinner.
In addition to a 24-hour gym, the hotel pool on the 8th floor (of the pool wing) is open daily from 07:00-22:30. Interestingly, the pool also has the distinction of being the first location for a pool party in all of Bangkok. It is held on the first Saturday of every month.
On the pool level, there is also amBar, a cocktail bar open for dinner nightly. If you’re craving pub food and nightly live entertainment, check out The Irish Pub Bangkok, open everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Overall, I would stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 again for its quiet rooms, comfortable beds, and decent buffet. Although the immediate neighborhood is not for me, it’s convenient public transit-wise, and it’s close to many restaurants of diverse cuisines.