On the last leg of our Thai trip in September were we spent ten magical days in Phuket staying at various hotels on the island, including The Surin and Anantara Layan we decided for the last couple of nights in Bangkok before out flight back to the UK to base ourself in the financial district of South Sathorn Road as it was close to the cities main nightlife at Silom and also slightly easier to get to the airport from.
My due diligence in researching virtually every luxury hotel in the city before the trip drew my attention to the Como Metropolitan Bangkok and my research paid off as this minimalist design focused hotel is a real gem so read on to find out more about this gem of a luxury hotel in the Thai capital.
Background and Concept
Bangkok is a jungle of concrete, noise and people (which I love) but even I after a few days there want to remove myself from the crowds to some peace and quiet. Many of the luxury hotels in Bangkok are Goliath’s of buildings packing in hundreds of guests and while they cater beautifully for your luxury travel needs it is nice to scale down and the Como Metropolitan fits this mould perfectly.
The Como brand have hotels around the world from Bhutan to Miami and a couple in London (next on my hit list). No two Como properties are the same, the Bangkok Metropolitan is contemporary Asian in style, sleek and spacious, think whitewashed walls, dark wooden panels and contemporary art pieces dotted around the hotels. If you are looking a minimalist style hotel then this is this property is for you.
The hotel has many plus points, the main one being that you are in the heart of the city but as the property is set back from South Sathorn Road it is an oasis of calm once you are on the hotel grounds. If you want the bright lights of Silom you are a short 20 minute walk away. The hotel provides a shuttle bus that will take you to Silom but depending on the time of day the traffic is very congested in that part of Bangkok so it can be quicker to walk. BTS and MTR stations are also within walking distance of the hotel.
The hotel has many different room types, with some incredible suites on the top floor, most guests will choose from the following room types – City, Studio, Metropolitan or Terrace. Metropolitan are generous in size at 51sqm with a larger living room space and Terrace rooms are 80sqm and include an outdoor patio and outdoor rainshower.
As we booked at the last-minute the hotel was quite full so we opted for one of the hotel’s smaller city rooms, which are 26sqm, bright and airy and finished in Makha wood.
The room included a Nespresso machine!
As well as a good-sized wardrobe.
The plug sockets are universal so you can plug-in your UK chargers and they also have USB chargers too.
The view looked out to the back of the hotel.
The bathroom amenities are beautiful and used in the spa and gym too!
Food and Drink
The hotel has two restaurants, Glow on the first floor next to the spa, offers lighter day time options and it is also where the daily breakfast is served. Breakfast includes a concise selection of cold buffer items and if you want hot food there is a substantial range of options all cooked to order and served to your table.
Their main restaurant Nahm (meaning water in Thai) overlooks the pool and is headed up by esteemed Australian chef David Thompson. Nahm has been awarded a world restaurant of the year award since 2012 and has proved itself to be one of the best places for Thai cuisine in the area.
Spa and Pool
Without a doubt the standout feature of the hotel is the outdoor pool and spa area. The pool is positioned on the ground floor, but you can only access it via the first floor spa, so it is completely private. The pool is gently heated and wooden decking around the pool poolside is positioned with single and double sun loungers. Staff are on hand to keep you topped up with water and there is complimentary suntan lotion too.
Back in the spa area there is a small gym with a good range of equipment and in the male and female changing areas you will find huge indoor jacuzzi baths and steamrooms. COMO Shambhala amenities are used in the spa and bedrooms and are divine!
I was impressed with the Como Metropolitan, I found the service to be very attentive, it’s definitely more of a business hotel than leisure property, but the peace and quiet was ideal for what we were looking for. We stayed in a City Room as the hotel was pretty full and room choices were limited, so if I went again I would stay in a Metropolitan or Terrace. The property offers great value for money given it is a premium experience and the pool and spa area really make the hotel special.
Address: 27 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand