Sivatel Bangkok: Moderately Priced Eco-Friendly Hotel With The Most Central Location

One of Sivatel Bangkok's most prominent and photographed spaces is its infinity pool overlooking the city skyline. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)

I was recently in Bangkok for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony. I decided to come a little earlier for the weekend to dine at some of my favorite restaurants, and attend some of the 50 Best pre-events. During this period, I decided to check in to the eco-friendly Sivatel Bangkok.

The first thing I noticed when I checked into my room– a 64 sqm Regal Suite— was its space. It’s huge!!! The reason for this is that the suites at Sivatel are meant to cater to families. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out to the Bangkok skyline (with some rooms having a private, open-air balcony); there are corner bathtubs, walk-in closets, lazy chairs and pillows, a desk space– and a TV that can be converted into a computer screen (which I appreciated so I could do workouts in my room via Youtube! Although they do have a nice gym, mind you.) And it’s priced so reasonably at a nett rate of 5,828 Baht (or US166), which already includes VAT and service charge! (*The one I stayed in was the smallest suite already, and I even spun around in circles trying to make it from the living room to the bed room to the bathroom to the massive walk-in closet!)

Sivatel Bangkok- Regal Suite
The living room space of my 64 sqm Regal Suite. This is the living room looking into the bedroom! So huge! You can run around.
Sivatel Bangkok- Regal Suite- Bedroom
I love how the bedroom looks out into the city. I love floor-to-ceiling windows and when the sun rises, it always reminds me of what a wonderful beautiful new day it is.
Sivatel Bangkok- Regal Suite- Computer TV
Yes, with TV screens that convert to your computers, you can do in-room workouts so conveniently like this. Just type the URL– I like to do Fitness Blender’s HIIT program when I’m traveling as I don’t have enough time! This is a screenshot of what I posted on my Instagram stories, haha.
Even the bathroom has a view of the city! (Well unless you pull the blinds down)
Even the bathroom has a view of the city! (Well unless you pull the blinds down)

The next thing I noticed about Sivatel was that it was really conscious about the environment. Toothbrush and shampoo packaging were tree-free; trash cans were segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable. Laundry bags were clearly stated to be used during the stay. Which is especially great in a city like Thailand that a hotel at the heart of the city was so conscious about these.

Sivatel Bangkok- Eco-Friendly Slippers
Yes, let’s reuse these slippers and go green! Great efforts by Sivatel
Eco-Friendly Room Amenities at Sivatel Bangkok- No Animal Testing, Printed in Soy Ink, Recyclable Laundry Bags.. Isn't that wonderful?
Eco-friendly room amenities at Sivatel Bangkok– they don’t test on animals, they’re printed in soy ink, and laundry bags are recyclable. Isn’t that wonderful?

Their reception area also has snacks and coffee which are available complimentary for all guests all day. But they do also have restaurants like The Porch and Café Jardin. I must confess though that I didn’t even get to eat breakfast because I would be eating soooo much already for lunch and dinner that I was still so full the next morning.

All guests staying at their suites (well that's the minimum of their room anyway) and duplexes are entitled to complimentary Access to the executive lounge the Sivatel Sky Living Room on the 17th floor, with all-day complimentary Sivatel Thai snacks and beverages
All guests staying at their suites (well that’s the minimum of their room anyway) and duplexes are entitled to the executive lounge, the Sivatel Sky Living Room, right next to the lobby onthe 17th floor, with complimentary Thai snacks,  coffee and juices all day. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)
Soups, salads and sandwiches are the name of the game at Cafe Jardin by the entrance of Sivatel Bangkok on the ground floor. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)
Soups, salads and sandwiches are the name of the game at Cafe Jardin by the entrance of Sivatel Bangkok on the ground floor. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)
Porch restaurant is right next to the pool, so it's quite dramatic in the evening. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)
Porch restaurant is right next to the pool, so it’s quite dramatic in the evening. (Photo courtesy of Sivatel Bangkok)

Probably the most photographed part of Sivatel is their infinity pool on the 8th floor. It offers a stunning view of Bangkok, and it is also skin-friendly and environmentally friendly as they use a non-irritating salt chlorination system.

Sivatel Bangkok- Infinity Pool
The famous Sivatel infinity pool

What I love about Sivatel is its location—it’s soooo central. It’s literally a 5 minute walk to two BTS Sky Train stations– Ploen Chit and Chitlom (it’s in between)– this is so essential to avoid Bangkok’s harrowing traffic! Also, it’s a 5-minute walk to popular malls Central Embassy, and also a few minutes more to Central World, Em Quartier, Siam Paragon and MBK Center; an 11-minute walk to the gorgeous Church of the Holy Redeemer, and a 20-minute walk to Asia’s number 1 restaurant (for the third year in a row), Gaggan! (Trust me, I walked to my dinner there– easy breezy no traffic but not going to lie, it was warm, lol.)

In case you’re wondering and I just figured out—why the name Sivatel? It’s a family owned company passed down from generations, by the Sivayathorn family.. so Siva + Hotel=  Sivatel! So cute right! I always love brands that carry on their legacy. I was so honored to meet Jarrod Sivayathorn, second generation family member who was responsible of running the hotel’s IT. PS They are also opening their Korean concept restaurant in New York in June/ July, so look out for that!

It was an honor to have met and dined with Jarrod Sivayathorn (at Le Du, no less!) All the best with your new restaurant in New York City!
It was an honor to have met and dined with Jarrod Sivayathorn (at Le Du, no less!) All the best with your new restaurant in New York City!

In the meantime, this is a great, central and reasonably priced hotel that would be great for you and your family, or your friends, or yourself on your next visit to Thailand!

Sivatel Bangkok is located at 53 Wittayu Road, Lumpini, Patumwan Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand. Phone  +66 2309 5000, or email info@sivatelbangkok.com (general inquiries) or reservations@sivatelbangkok.com (reservations). For more information on Sivatel Bangkok, visit their website HERE.

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