Sunday, 29 July 2018

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok - the ideally located new boutique hotel in Bangkok

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok - reception
I recently flew to Thailand to attend the Mekong Tourism Forum. I arrived in Bangkok several days prior to the commencement of the Forum and was fortunate to stay three nights at the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok.

This is a stylish new luxury boutique five-star hotel that has just recently opened. It was nice to stay somewhere with brand new floor and window coverings, furniture, and furnishings. It is evident that the design of the new hotel has been carefully thought out, as there is a skilful blend of modern Thai art and culture with contemporary design and hospitality.

The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok has only 50 rooms & suites in it, so is large enough to offer plenty of services but small enough to offer friendly personalised service. The rooms and suites range in size from 30-60 square metres of private comfort and space. There are several different rooms to choose from when booking - Superior, Premier, Family, Junior Suite and One Bedroom Suite.

I travelled from the Airport by the Airport Rail Link and MRT train. The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok was only a short walk from the Sukhumvit MRT Station. My checkin at the ground floor lobby was friendly and efficient.

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok - fruit bowl
After a welcome drink, I was taken to my Suite on the 8th floor and entered it using my secure key-card. The friendly staff person kindly explained all the features of the Suite. I was pleased to notice on the coffee table a welcome note from the Manager and a welcome fruit platter and a selection of handcrafted Thai sweets. Yum.

I was most impressed with the stylish decor of my One Bedroom Suite. The simple lines of the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchenette were very pleasing to my eyes. The modern design makes good use of natural materials such as timber that give the Suite a homely feel.

I appreciated the roominess of the 55 square metres of space with its separate living area to the bedroom. This had comfortable seating, decorative lamps, coffee tables and a wall mounted TV.

I found it convenient to use the complimentary high-speed Internet access and the personal digital safe. Also provided was an IDD telephone and voice mail, torchlight and fire extinguisher.

The kitchenette had coffee and tea making facilities, including a coffee capsule machine so that I could make my perfect cup of coffee. Complimentary bottled water was also provided.

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok - bedroom
I had a wonderful nights sleep on the oversized king bed with its comfortable mattress. I found the pillows on the bed to be just right for me, so I did not make use of the pillow menu that offered a choice of other pillows. By the bed was a bluetooth alarm clock.

I particularly enjoyed the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slid open from the bedroom onto a spacious balcony so that I could enjoy the surrounding cityscape views.

On one wall of the bedroom was a 43” LCD televisions with local and cable channels. I could have made use of a home theatre system with DVD player if I spent less time watching TV and being on my laptop. In the bedroom there was also an executive writing table and stationery set.

The large ensuite marble bathroom had a rain shower over a large bathtub, vanity basin with amenities, and a toilet. The water pressure was good and the water from the hot water taps hot. Fluffy large towels, a bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer were provided for my use.

With everyones increased awareness of the environment, it is good to note that the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is eco-friendly by being a a single-use plastic free hotel. They do not use any single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets. They use biodegradable plastic and specially designed amenities done with rice and bamboo material. They use glass bottles and containers, with a commitment to use no single-use plastic in their restaurants or bars. Self-service drinking water is conveniently dispensed on every floor to make drinking bottle refills easy anytime during hotel guests stays. Bathroom amenities are presented in locally manufactured “celadon” pottery containers filled with essential oil-based products. Bio-degradable bin bags are used in all rooms and shopping bags are available to encourage guests to refuse plastic bags when shopping.

There are three dining at the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok. 

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok
Siam Soul Café All-Day-Dining Restaurant
Firstly, there is the Siam Soul Café All-Day-Dining Restaurant located on the ground floor. The decor of the Restaurant is beautiful with its abundant use of Thai textures of timber, classic marble, modern steel and monochromatic tones. Thai and International cuisine are offered morning, noon and night from 6am – 10:30pm for in-house guests and outside visitors. Meals can be enjoyed inside, outside on the patio, or at the casual bar counter.

Each morning I enjoyed my breakfast at the Siam Soul Cafe. Breakfast offered both Thai and Western food options in a combination of buffet selections and two choices from a menu. I found this concept of selecting from the menu and from the buffet a good way to eat a varied breakfast each day without overeating.

Secondly. the Rise Rooftop Bar offers craft beers, creative cocktails and hand-selected wines and a The bar menu includes a selection of Thai-inspired savoury bar snacks, BBQ grilled and smoked dishes and more substantial fare. It is the ultimate Soi 20 Rooftop Bar Retreat, with an ingenious retractable roof that can be opened or closed in differing weather conditions. This stylish urban rooftop space on the 9th floor is open from 4pm – 1am for in-house guests and outside visitors.

Thirdly, for guests there is 24 Hour In Room Dining Service that offers dishes form around the world.

The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is conveniently located at the epicentre of Bangkok - Sukhumvit Soi 20. The hotel is located just off the main Sukhumvit Road with its BTS Skytrain and array of world-class restaurants, cocktail bars and quality spas. This is Bangkok's most popular area for local residents and tourists to frequent, with its many lifestyle shopping malls, dining options, nightlife and green recreation spaces. The hotel is close to the internationally themed Terminal 21 Mall and the high-end The Emporium and The EmQuartier Malls.

The hotel is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk to the Asok and Phrom Phong BTS Stations and the Sukhumvit MRT Station. This makes travelling to Bangkoks many other attraction easy. I found the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok staff to be friendly and knowledgeable with information about what to do and see in Bangkok, and with directions of how to get there.
akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok
Siam Soul Café All-Day-Dining Restaurant
The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok offers a selection of packages designed to help guests enjoy their stay in Bangkok. Some of the packages on offer at the moment include the Family Fun, Discover Thailand, Treasure Hunt Bangkok, and Discover Bangkok Hidden Heritage Packages.

I found the brand new akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok to offer all that I could ever want in the way of luxurious comforts.

The brand new akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is the ideally located boutique hotel for all independent solo travellers, couples, small group of friends, honeymooners, business travellers, adventure seekers or gourmet foodies when they are visiting Bangkok. The akyra TAS Sukhumvit luxury hotel rooms and suites offer residential comforts complemented with five-star services. All will enjoy their stay at the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok.

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok

7 Sukhumvit 20, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Telephone : +66 (0) 2 260 0555
Fax : +66 (0) 2 539 4373
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