All 429 superior, deluxe and suite rooms are newly renovated and come with satellite television, ultra high-speed wireless Internet access (also available throughout the hotel) and all the normal trimmings. The contemporary d-cor style of the rooms and throughout the hotel can best be described as 'a modern take on city living', with an emphasis on soothing colours and textures to add to the cosy ambiance.
Novotel Siam Square Bangkok
If the purpose of your stay in the Thai capital is for business, an indulging shopping spree or to be close to the nightlife action - Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square passes these criteria with flying colours. Perfectly situated in the heart of Siam this superior four-star hotel is just a stone's throw away from the Siam Square Skytrain (BTS) station, in close proximity to an underground (MRT) station, and surrounded by Bangkok's prime shopping, entertainment and commercial districts.
Practically in the shade of Bangkok's most famous and monstrous malls - the likes of Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Centre and MBK - Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square has bundled together a hospitality package that includes fantastic dining options, a hip nightclub, first-class business services at the BIZ Centre, a beauty and Day Spa (Tammachart), fitness facilities and a great outdoor pool - and these are just some of the highlights.
At The Square, with its funky interior and novel theme, an extensive buffet with interactive dining options is offered. The exquisitely designed and award-winning Chinese restaurant, Lok Wah Hin, serves up a delectable selection of Shangainese, Cantonese and Czechuan cuisine, while Focazzia is home to Italian and Thai favourites in a fun atmosphere.
La Brioche the Deli offers French pastries and savoury delights, and in the Pastel Lobby Lounge a wide range of cocktails can be enjoyed together with live music in the evenings. Concept CM2 is a snazzy nightclub favoured by both trendy guests and locals, featuring some of the world's best guest DJ 'imports' from time to time. On some nights, live bands grace the stage, or nurture your own rising star aspirations at the karaoke venue, Sensations.
Rooms are compact, but comfortable and very cleverly designed to assure functionality and to make the most of the available space (which is pretty average by city standards). The slide-open work desk is a particularly nifty feature - there when you need it, and out of the way when you don't.
The single button telephone enquiry service - whether it is room service or restaurant reservations one requires - makes the days of finding the right extension seem like a very distant memory. The serene, peacefulness of the room forms a stark contrast to the bustling Siam Square culture so closeby - but yet, a world far removed too...
The same quality finishes throughout the room - from the bed linen to furnishings and wall cladding - are reflected in the luxurious bathroom too, which is crisp, clinical and, again, with an emphasis on supreme functionality.
The comforts, luxuries and room amenities aside, what stands out is the overall 'pleasure package' offered to guests. The well-known restaurants are not just there because guests need to eat. They offer a fascinating array of flavours to feast on from across the globe. Concept CM2 is not just a club to give guests an outlet to party it up. It is in fact one of the capital's top nightlife venues.
And the same goes for the BIZ Centre, Tammachart and the hotel's conference and banqueting facilities - all offering venues and value-for-money that are renowned and as popular with locals too.