Review: Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit Specialty King Room

Review: Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit Specialty King Room

With a day to spend in Bangkok before flying back to Doha, I’ve decided to stay at one of my frequently stayed properties: the Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit.

Hyatt Place Bangkok is one of the cheapest Hyatt properties in Thailand and it is great for staying when having a short layover or transit in Bangkok.

The hotel offers great rates both in revenue and award redemptions. With just 2,500 points plus cash or room rates as low as 1,500thb (US$40), you can stay a night nearby shopping malls.

I have reviewed the hotel facilities in the past so I’ll review the room this time.

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit Location

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit is located a couple of minutes’ walk from BTS Phrom Phong station. The hotel is in close vicinity to malls and great local restaurants which is why I am a big fan of this particular Hyatt property.

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit Check-In

When I arrived around 3 PM, the check-in desks were occupied with other tourists checking in so it took some time on the line to be my turn. There is no separate elite check-in area in the hotel which was the only downside.

The general check-in time for the hotel is 3 PM but if you happen to arrive in Bangkok early, I recommend you to check in first as the nearer it is to check-in time, the longer the line will be.

Specialty King Room

In the past, I frequently stayed at Hyatt Place’s Standard Room by redeeming either 2,500 or 5,000 World of Hyatt points. But this time, I decided to go for a paid stay at one of the hotel’s larger rooms: The Specialty King Room. The Specialty King Room costs around 3,000THB ~ 4,000THB (US$80 ~110) all year around. But if you pay around US$5 ~ 10 more, you’ll score a “View” Specialty King Room that is located on a higher floor.

The Specialty King room 709 I got assigned, is the third highest category room at the hotel featuring wall-to-ceiling windows and a partial panoramic view of… an opposite building. The room has a size of 37sqm or 400sqft with a plush King size bed and a separate oversized sofa on the corner that turns into a sofa bed.

Rooms at Hyatt Place Bangkok have a little similar feeling and atmosphere to Hyatt Regency Bangkok. They both have wooden-toned finishes with warm-colored lighting in the room creating an ambient and calm feeling.

The bed and pillows are comfortable and didn’t create any neck or back pains. On each side of the bed, universal power outlets are available and a USB charging port too.

The oversized sofa has a coffee table and a footrest. Since I travel alone, the sofa was meaningless but if you are traveling with children, this room will be a recommendation. To turn the sofa into a bed, you need to call the front desk for assistance.

A long wooden stand that performed as a workspace, a TV stand and a place to store a mini fridge and amenities was positioned opposite the bed facing towards the window. Later on, I found out that the rooms have different layouts depending on the location of the hotel.

The workspace also has separate power outlets and a table lamp.

The wardrobe and a luggage rack are located in front of the entrance with hangers and a safety box inside.

In the bathroom, there is only a shower booth without a rainforest shower equipped. The bathroom had a similar size to the standard rooms except for the layout.

Summary

I am back again at Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit for my 28 hours layover in Bangkok.

This time, I stayed in their Specialty King Room which is a corner-type room. The room was spacious and offers a panoramic view of the city. Although breakfast was not included in my rate you can pay around an additional US$10 during check-in as the staff member offers a lower rate sometimes.

Out of all the budget hotels, Hyatt Place is so far my favorite both location-wise and stay-wise. It was not bad for a US$100 room with a check-out time of 3 PM the next day.

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