Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

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Updated: September 20, 2021

Essentials
• Location: South Sathorn Road, close to Lumpini Park.
• Hotel website: banyantree.com
• Hotel phone: +66 2 679 1200
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Review of Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok

Moon Bar on top of the Banyan Tree hotel is one of the highest bars in Asia.

Banyan Tree – Tall, opulent, and stylish hotel in downtown.

Banyan Tree is one of the tallest and the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok with extremely spacious rooms and world-class facilities, including one of the best rooftop bars in the world. The accommodations are some of the largest and most comfortable in Bangkok, with most offering magnificent views of the city. Most of the award-winning dining options are on floors fifty and above, and there is also a huge outdoor rooftop infinity pool and garden on the twenty-first floor. The hotel is located on prime Sathorn road, just minutes from Lumpini Park.

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Banyan Tree – Location

  • Area: Excellent location in downtown, close to the BTS (sky train) and MRT (underground) stations as well as Lumpini Park.
  • Address: 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn.
  • Nearest Metro Stations: Lumpini MRT (underground) station is an 8-minute walk (600m) away. Sala Daeng (BTS sky train) and Silom (MRT underground) – 5 minutes by complimentary tuk tuk shuttle or a 15-minute walk.
  • How to Get There: From Suvarnabhumi Airport, take the Airport Link to Makkasan station, walk 4 minutes to Petchaburi MRT station and take the underground to Lumpini. The hotel is an 8-minute walk from the station or a couple of minutes by the complimentary tuk tuk shuttle. Taxis take about 30 minutes (30 km) from the airport.
  • Handy to: Lumpini Park, Silom Nightmarket, Patpong.

Banyan Tree – The Basics

  • Ages: Mostly for high-end business travelers and couples on a romantic break. All ages are welcome and cribs are available on request.
  • View: Rooms on higher floors offer panoramic city views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Presidential Suite has a private jacuzzi.
  • Laundry: Laundry and dry cleaning services available.
  • Parking: Free and secure valet parking.
  • Extras: Complimentary tuk tuk to nearest BTS (sky train) and MRT (underground) stations.
  • When to Book: Reserve 1-2 months in advance through the year and 2-3 months in advance for December-January.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +66 2 679 1200
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: banyantree.com

Banyan Tree – Amenities

  • Pool: Outdoor infinity pool on the 21st floor surrounded by plants and several sun loungers on the 2 pool decks.
  • Spa: Luxurious full-service spa with steam and sauna rooms offering a wide range of treatments and massages.
  • Fitness Center: Large, well-equipped fitness club with yoga, Pilates, Muay Thai kick-boxing classes, and stretch and step lessons.
  • For Disabled Guests: Several rooms and suites are disabled-friendly.
  • For Families: Not really a family-friendly hotel. However, cribs (complimentary) and baby-sitting services (chargeable) are available on request.
  • Other Facilities: Business center with 8 meeting rooms. Boutique selling signature Banyan Tree handicrafts, apparel, and spa amenities.

Banyan Tree – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Vertigo – High-end rooftop restaurant on the 61st floor with breathtaking views of the city. Several set menus offered. Dinner only. • Bai Yun – Contemporary Cantonese cuisine and excellent tea list. On the 59th floor. • Taihei – High-end Japanese restaurant with private tatami and teppanyaki and an extensive selection of sake and shochu. Spread across the 53rd and 54th floors. • Saffron – Upscale Thai restaurant with several signature dishes. 52nd floor. • Saffron Sky Garden – Bangkok’s highest rooftop garden on the 52nd floor with al fresco dining, daybeds and loungers, and Thai street food. • Romsai – All-day restaurant serving buffets and a la carte international fare • Apsara – Customized dining on a boat on the Chao Phraya river. • Saffron Cruise – Dinner cruise with 3-course Thai set menu down the Chao Phraya river. • Moon Bar – Adjoining Vertigo and among the world’s best rooftop bars. Magnificent cocktails and views. • Vertigo TOO – Lounge bar on the 60th floor with live Jazz/DJ performances and fusion cuisine. • Lobby Lounge – Chic lounge serving high teas, Thai tiffin boxes and snacks, and fine liqueurs. • Juice Bar – Poolside bar serving light snacks and healthy drinks.
  • Lounge: The exclusive Club Lounge for guests with Executive Lounge access offers the following complimentary amenities: breakfast at the lounge (7-11 am) or at Romsai with sparkling wine (6-10:45 am), beverages and snacks (7 am-8 pm), local beer (10 am-8 pm), happy hours and canapés (5:30-7:30 pm), lounge check-in and check-out, personalized concierge, late check-out, board room use for 3 hours per day, and laundry and pressing (2 pieces per day).
  • Breakfast: May be included in some rates while booking. Huge buffet with live stations. Also served complimentary in the Club Lounge and Romsai restaurant for guests in rooms with lounge access.
  • Room Service: 24 hours.

Banyan Tree – Rooms

  • Room Types: Horizon • Oasis Retreat • Serenity Club • One-Bedroom Suite • Two-Bedroom Suite • Spa Sanctuary Suite • Presidential Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Best Room: All rooms are very spacious and luxurious, with large sitting areas with desks, aromatherapy burners, comfortable King beds, and marble bathrooms featuring separate showers and bathtubs and luxury toiletries. The 2-story Presidential Suite is the most opulent and comes with lounge access, airport limousine transfers, kitchenette, and free mini-bar. The Spa Serenity Suite features a separate spa treatment room in-suite with unlimited spa treatments and complimentary lounge access.
  • For Families: Most rooms can accommodate 2 adults and a child. The Two-Bedroom Suite can sleep 4. The Presidential Suite has a kitchenette.

Banyan Tree – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located in the prime business and embassy neighborhood on Sathorn road, just minutes from Lumpini Park and a small mall, several restaurants and bars, and a huge selection of shops and boutiques on Silom Road.
  • Metro and Bus: The nearest BTS (sky train) station is Sala Daeng on Silom Road, 5 minutes by the complimentary tuk tuk shuttle or 15 minutes walking. The Sala Daeng MRT (underground) station is connected to the BTS station. Lumpini Park MRT station is about a 6-minute walk. There are bus stops on both sides of the hotel entrance. It’s easy to take a bus in Bangkok if you know the route and stop, but the conductors and drivers don’t speak English.
  • Taxis: Metered taxis are available in plenty, and the hotel staff will easily call one; or use the Grab taxi app. Tuk tuks also dot the street right outside the hotel, but they do not have meters, so bargain hard. Motorcycle taxis are available at every corner, but again, bargain hard.

Banyan Tree – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Hop-on Hop-off – The popular hop-on hop-off concept has taken off in Bangkok, and tourists can avail bus, tuk tuk, and boat options to explore the city. The nearest bus stop is Silom/Patpong while tuks tuks offer hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Grand Palace and Temples Tour – Private 8-hour guided tour of Rattanakosin Island, Grand Palace, Grand Temples, and Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) with lunch, a boat ride through canals to the Royal Barge Museum, and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Day Trip to Ayutthaya – Shared 8-hour tour of the ancient city of Ayutthaya about 2 hours north of Bangkok, including guided tours of the Royal Palace, 2 temples, and a floating market. Tour also includes a longtail boat ride and lunch. Pick-up/drop-off is at Times Square building lobby on Sukhumvit Road.
  • Pattaya Day Trip – Day trip to the famous beach destination of Pattaya by private air-conditioned chauffeured car and guide (optional) to see famous spots in the town, visit the beach, shop, and dine, with hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private and Small Group ToursContext Travel offers great private and small group tours with certified guides covering Bangkok, its attractions, the local neighborhood, Chinatown, street food, and night markets.

Best Nearby Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes

  • Silom – Silom Road, a 15-minute walk or 5 minutes by the complimentary hotel shuttle, is dotted with huge variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, and coffee shops, including Sunrise Tacos, Beirut, Burger King, McDonald’s, Hooters, KFC, Subway, Au Bon Pain and Starbucks. Several Japanese restaurants are located on Thaniya Road off Silom.
  • Several hawkers and open-air food courts can be found along Sathorn and Silom selling cheap, delicious, and freshly-prepared hygienic Thai food.

Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops

  • Silom Complex – Large shopping center housing outlets like Mango, several local stalls and shops, cafes, and restaurants. (700m)
  • Boots – Multiple outlets on Silom, including under Sala Daeng BTS station and in Silom Complex. Famous British brand selling beauty, health, and pharmaceutical products.
  • MBK – Popular mall selling souvenirs, clothes, accessories, and electronics, as well as fakes. Connected to the BTS National Stadium station. (4 km).

Nearby Attraction

  • Lumpini Park – Bangkok’s answer to NYC’s Central Park, with a huge green oasis in the center of downtown. One can find people jogging, practicing Tai Chi, having a picnic, enjoying several leisure activities, reading in the public library, boating in the lake, and even ballroom dancing within the park. (800m).

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Silom Night Market – Around 5 pm every day, hawkers set up stalls on the sidewalks on both sides of Silom to sell clothes, handicrafts, electronics, and accessories, including copies of reputed brands. The street night market is alive till well past midnight, with some hawkers hanging around till dawn. Bargain hard. (1.5 km)
  • Patpong – Off Silom is Patpong, arguably Bangkok’s most infamous street featuring sleazy clubs, lady boys, and lots of shops and bars. Fun to explore but avoid stepping in or talking to touts. (1.5 km)
  • Several 7-Eleven and Family Mart outlets are close by in all directions.

Banyan Tree – The Hotel

Banyan Tree hotel building

The thin and tall Banyan Tree hotel has an imposing position on busy Sathorn Road.

Hotel reception

The hotel reception is chic, colorful, and minimalist.

Hotel lobby

The lobby is elegant and offers plenty of seating.

Chic staircase off the lobby

A modern spiral staircase is located at one end of the lobby.

Vertigo restaurant and bar

Located on the 61st floor rooftop, Vertigo restaurant offers panoramic views of Bangkok in all directions.

Sunset view from Vertigo Restaurant

Sunsets are always magnificent from the Vertigo deck.

Moon Bar on top of Banyan Tree

A floor above Vertigo restaurant is Moon Bar, offering excellent cocktails and views.

View from Banyan Tree rooftop

Banyan Tree dwarfs most of the skyscrapers in the neighbourhood.

Saffron Thai restaurant

Bathed in red and gold, Saffron serves authentic Thai cuisine on the 52nd floor.

Saffron Sky Garden al fresco seating

On the same floor is also Bangkok’s highest rooftop garden, featuring lots of seating, Thai street food, and gorgeous views.

Rooftop swimming pool

The rooftop pool on the 21st floor is surrounded by a garden, wooden deck, and sun loungers.

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