The Okura Prestige is a super luxury, 5-star hotel, ideally located adjacent to the Phloen Chit BTS station in the Wireless Road area. If you are not familiar with this area, it is famous for it’s embassies, and proximity to the shopping and nightlife districts that Bangkok is known for. The hotel is stunning, with an extremely grand and opulent atrium, luxurious rooms, friendly and attentive staff, and, like many Bangkok hotels, this is all available at less than the price of similar hotels in the West.

It is incredibly easy to find, whether you choose to travel by taxi or sky train, and is literally a stone’s throw from the entertainment and shopping Mecca of the lower Sukhumvit area. The hotel itself is very spacious and grandiose, and offers a whole host of relaxing spa and massage treatments, as well as an infinity salt-water pool, Swedish massages, and a modern fitness centre.

As you would expect from a world-class hotel, the rooms are mind-blowing, adorned with beautiful hardwoods and designer furniture, whilst being spacious, light, and airy, a breath of fresh air compared to the chaos down on the streets of Sukhumvit. The beds are supremely comfortable, and with no discernable noise audible from adjacent rooms, you’re certain to get a great night’s sleep here. The rooms have a definite Japanese theme and ambience, with Japanese style pyjamas provided for the guests.

Although this area of Bangkok offers a huge variety of foods to suit any taste and budget, if you choose to dine in one of the hotel’s three on-site restaurants, you certainly will not be disappointed. On offer are international breakfasts, buffet lunches and a la carte dinners, provided by Michelin trained staff with a distinctly Japanese twist to the flavours on offer. The hotel contains the “Up and Above” bar which is a stunning place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail whilst listening to some live jazz, and, unusually for many Bangkok hotels, the Okura offers a spectacular wine list with knowledgeable staff to assist you in your choice of drink.

It should be noted that the Okura Prestige is a very high-end hotel by anyone’s standards, and would not really be an ideal base for someone wanting to explore some of Bangkok’s more notorious nightlife activities. The hotel itself is confirmed to be “guest-friendly” which mean they tolerate guests bringing people back to their rooms, however, I would feel self-conscious about doing so in a hotel such as this, and would expect to get some unusual looks from members of staff and/or other guests at the hotel.

To recap, this is a super-luxury hotel, great for relaxing, with rooms from around $400 a night. Great location, world-class interior with sensational spa and restaurants, but I would choose somewhere a little more down market if you are travelling to enjoy Bangkok’s nightlife. Truly a super-luxury hotel, this is a great place to relax after a hard few months of corporate life, but if you are looking for something more nightlife based, there are better options for you, and without spending quite so much money.

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