The Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

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Updated: September 22, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Wireless Road, steps from Phloen Chit BTS station.
• Hotel website: okurabangkok.com
• Hotel phone: +66 2 687 9000
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Review of The Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok

The cantilevered infinity pool on the 25th floor of The Okura Prestige hotel is stunning.

The Okura Prestige – Opulent Japanese-inspired hotel with world-class fine dining.

Luxurious five-star hotel with a beautiful and warm Japanese-inspired ethos, décor, and hospitality. The sumptuous rooms feature contemporary elegance with comfortable King beds, large sitting areas, lofty city views, and marble bathrooms with separate rain showers and bathtubs, Japanese-style bidets, and luxury toiletries. Amenities include a Michelin-starred restaurant, an award-winning Japanese restaurant, an opulent spa, a suspended outdoor infinity pool, and an excellent fitness center. The hotel is located conveniently at the junction of Phloen Chit and Sukhumvit Roads.

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The Okura Prestige – Location

  • Area: Excellent downtown location, close to the best in shopping and nightlight Bangkok has to offer.
  • Address: Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road.
  • Nearest Metro Station: Phloen Chit (BTS sky train) – Right in front of the hotel and connected via a skywalk.
  • How to Get There: From Suvarnabhumi Airport, take the Airport Link to Phaya Thai station and change to the Sukhumvit Main Line to Phloen Chit BTS station. Taxis take about 30 minutes (30 km) from the airport.
  • Handy to: Central Chitlom, CentralWorld.

The Okura Prestige – The Basics

  • Ages: Mostly for high-end business travelers and couples on a romantic break. All ages are welcome and cribs and extra beds are available on request.
  • View: Rooms start from the twenty-sixth floor, so all offer great views which get better on higher levels.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: Laundry and dry cleaning services available.
  • Parking: Free and secure valet parking.
  • Extras: Multiple board rooms and ballrooms for meetings and private events. Traditional Japanese Yukata (light kimono) set ups and origami in every room. Kids under 11 stay free in parents’ rooms. First kid eats free.
  • 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 2 687 9000
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: okurabangkok.com

The Okura Prestige – Amenities

  • Pool: Magnificent heated infinity pool with sundeck on a special suspended cantilever on the 25th floor.
  • Spa: Luxurious full-service spa offering a wide range of health and beauty treatments and massages.
  • Fitness Center: Large, well-equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment facing the swimming pool.
  • For Disabled Guests: Wheelchair-accessible rooms available.
  • For Families: No real facilities for kids.

The Okura Prestige – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Elements – One-Michelin-starred French cuisine with Japanese influences, an open kitchen, and stunning views. • Yamazato – Authentic Japanese menu with teppanyaki tables, a sushi bar, private dining rooms, and panoramic city views. • Up & Above Restaurant – All-day dining with international breakfast, buffet lunch, a larte dinner, and Sunday brunch. • Up & Above Bar – Great bar popular for its afternoon tea, sake, and western and Japanese menu with indoor and alfresco cantilevered seating. • La Patisserie – Renowned for its freshly-baked breads, cakes, macaroons, and western and Japanese pastries. • Private Dining – 6-course in-suite dining journey by Elements, Yamazato, and Ciel Bleu in the Imperial or Royal Suite.
  • Lounge: The exclusive Okura Club Lounge for guests with lounge access offers the following complimentary amenities: all day refreshments, Japanese tea corner, fresh fruits, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and snacks, soft drinks and beers in room mini-bar once daily, 2 pieces of laundry/pressing per day, 20% discount on laundry services, concierge, meeting room use for 2 hours per stay, and express check-in and check-out.
  • Breakfast: May be included in some rates while booking. Huge buffet with live stations. Also served complimentary in the Grand Club Lounge for guests in rooms with lounge access.
  • Room Service: 24 hours.

The Okura Prestige – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Room • Deluxe Corner • Okura Club • Premier Club • Prestige Club • Deluxe Suite • Prestige Suite • Presidential Suite • Royal Suite • Imperial Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Best Room: All rooms feature complimentary e-newspapers and movies on demand and a touchscreen control panel for lights, electronics, and shades. Club Rooms offer Okura Club Lounge privileges. The 300 sqm Imperial Suite is the largest and most luxurious of all, with a massive living room, dining room, full kitchen, twin King-sized beds in the bedroom, private steam and sauna rooms, and Okura Club access.
  • For Families: Cribs, extra beds, and connecting rooms available. For kids under 2, special care packs of essentials provided. Complimentary accommodation for children under 11 staying in the same room as parents and daily breakfast for first child.

The Okura Prestige – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located in the city’s prime shopping area. Central Chitlom mall is a couple of minutes away, while several mega malls along Phloen Chit and Sukhumvit roads are easily accessible via the BTS sky train.
  • Metro and Bus: The nearest BTS (sky train) station, Phloen Chit is connected to the hotel via a skywalk. There are bus stops on both sides of the hotel along the main road. 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.

The Okura Prestige – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • 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 (1.5 km).
  • 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

  • An unbelievable number of excellent restaurants, bistros, cafes, bars, and coffee shops can be found in the malls around the hotel to suit all budgets.
  • Several hawkers and open-air food courts can be found along Phloen Chit and Sukhumvit roads selling cheap, delicious, and freshly-prepared hygienic Thai food.

Nearby Cool Shops, Markets, or Grocery Stores

  • Central Chitlom – Small mall with a nice food court. 500m west on Phloen Chit road.
  • CentralWorld – Opulent mall with high-end boutiques of renowned luxury brands from across the world, along with a terrific choice of restaurants and bars. 1 km west along Phloen Chit road.
  • Siam Paragon – Massive world-class mall with an IMAX theater, bowling alley, and a huge aquarium. Connected to Siam BTS station (2 stops).
  • Several 7-Eleven and Family Mart outlets are close by in all directions. All are open 24/7.

Nearby Attractions

  • Erawan Shrine – A highly revered Hindu shrine visited by people from across Thailand and Asia. Right outside the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel (1 km west).
  • 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. (1 km south).

The Okura Prestige – The Hotel

Hotel entrance

The hotel entrance is muted compared to the opulence that lies inside.

Hotel lobby and reception

The massive lobby and reception with sparkling granite flooring and luxurious seating lie on the 24th floor.

Prestige Club Room

The Prestige Club Room has a large sitting area and offers Okura Club Lounge access and privileges.

Prestige Club Room bathroom

Its marble bathroom has a standalone shower area with a big window offering city views.

Okura Club Lounge

Privileges of the posh Okura Club Lounge are offered to guests with lounge access.

Elements French restaurant

The Michelin-Starred Elements offers refined French cuisine with Japanese touches.

Elements French restaurant

The restaurant is spacious and features a variety of seating arrangements.

Up & Above Restaurant

Up & Above Restaurant is an all-day dining restaurant popular for its buffets and Sunday brunches.

Up & Above Bar

Up & Above Bar serves great afternoon tea, sake, and light bites.

Yamazato Japanese restaurant

Yamazato features live sushi bars and teppanyaki tables.

Yamazato Japanese restaurant

It is a spacious restaurant with excellent views.

Yamazato Japanese restaurant

It serves a delectable range of fresh and delicious sushi and sashimi.

Yamazato Japanese restaurant

Yamazato serves a wide variety of authentic Japanese dishes.

Rooftop infinity pool

The infinity pool on the 25th floor offers breathtaking views of the city.

Rooftop infinity pool

There are plenty of sun loungers on the outdoor pool deck offering the same magnificent views.

Waiting lounge at the spa

The posh waiting lounge at the spa gives an indication of the luxury that awaits.

Spa treatment suite

Some of the full-service spa’s luxurious rooms feature private indoor jacuzzis.

Fitness center

The hotel has a large, fully-equipped fitness center overlooking the pool.

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