Rated 5 out of 5 by Club2430 Subtle but positive changes
This wonderful hotel is undergoing some subtle but significantly enhancing changes which causes me problems as, I am beginning to relax far more which means I am working far less.
Every member of staff, from the staff who open the car door, to the managers who provide the direction and guest experience, deserve a mention. I enjoy this hotel more, each time I arrive and this year is my 10th year...
Thank you very much to Khun Martin for leading the team and Khun Surrang for managing my 'office' on 24..
A truly remarkable hotel
May 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Opshora Excellent hotel location and room amenities
Excellent hotel location and a foot away from Ashok Skytrain Station and terminal 21 is just across the road and Robinson was sharing the same space as westin. Room amenities are excellent or i should say exceptional. Really enjoyed the morning breakfast. Only problem was changing of lift after 7th floor as traveling with 1 child and 1 infant. Enjoyed every bit of it.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivy0421 Excellent location
right next to sky train, with lots of shopping and dinning options nearby the hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good too. will definatley recommend this hotel to others.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jac66 Short and Sweet Stay
Great to be back in Westin for 3 days 2 nite stay. Was given an upgrade for Platinum guest and this is a big plus to continue coming back. Though the Executive lounge operate in the temporary location, the staff made every effort to make the place cosy, comfortable and live up to the standard .Thumbs up to the EL team headed by Ms Surang.
During check out at the lounge , I had the chance to meet your wonderful Executive housekeeper Ms Sirikarn . She was such a pleasant and friendly lady and a wonderful job to her and her team for making the room so cozy, comfortable that is so pleasant to stayed in for good R & R.Everything was clean and sparkle and the welcome fruits with a good mix of banana, apples and orange.
May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apecalvin A Highly Viable Option in Bangkok
I really enjoyed my stay at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit. Unlike previous stays, this time it wasn’t so crowded. There was enough space at the breakfast café, and there wasn’t a long queue at the Executive Lounge on the evenings. Strangely though, I wasn’t offered a suite upgrade. They now offer the lounge downstairs as an alternative venue for evening cocktails. Personally, I feel it’s time they seriously consider enlarging the Executive Lounge to better accommodate the growing number of Platinum guests. Also, note their shortened happy hour, from 5:30 to 7:30pm – it used to end at 8. Overall, this hotel has been consistently good. With the completion of their renovations, it is now more youthful and vibrant, and a certainly highly viable option whenever I’m in Bangkok.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annett Great location, great associate, great hotel
Great hotel and location for business and leisure
April 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Seaking72 Family stay at Westin Bangkok
We had a lomg weekend at Westin BKK and we choosed the hotel for sttategic location.
Room and Club Lounge quite old furnished and moquete has a no good smell.
Staff is professional and supportive and they made our stay comfortable.
No dedicate area for kids except on Sunday.
Not the best SPG property in Bangkok
April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Venku Great Hospitality
Always a pleasure to stay at Westin Sukhumvit... the staff are extremely hospitable, customer recognition is excellent. The hotel is strategically located and very convenient. I must mention tghough that the Air conditioning in the night needs improvement -- it was very warm
April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MD72 Felt like a true guest !
I would like to commend your front office staff Mr. Lord Anthony Razon who really made my day. As lead of a rather large delegation I had to check out and return after one day. He upgraded my room and a slightly late check-out and all with a genuine smile and real care. My experience on the earlier check-in was brief and efficient - but Anthony brought out the personality in your hotel. Well done !
March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irfs Great location
Nothing not to like about this hotel, only spent two days there but staff were courteous and friendly. Food and drink was all good and the location is perfect right in the middle of Bangkok on sukhumvit road, right next to the shopping mall and BTR
February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter71 great weekend get away
great location for shopping and relaxing at the pool, great food variety for Breakfast and Dinner Buffet on Friday and Saturday with a lot off Seafood and grill items. Saturday is great, as you can sleep in and still have no rush for breakfast as they offer a long and lazy breakfast till 14:30.
I definitely will stay there again.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by happyguyinbkk favorite Spg hotel in Bangkok
The service here is just excellent. The lounge and the service here is so good that if i can help it i prefer to stay in this hotel every time i am in Bangkok, even if it means to commute all the way to downtown between flights.
Their recognition and attention to details is very good, they remember my likes and tastes and always make sure to meet the expectation.
when i have an early morning checkout, they always remember to pack BF to go. i have not seen many hotels in SPG every even offer.
February 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MC98 Hotel is dated and smell in the room
The hotel room I was given had a bad smell and the gym has dated facilities
February 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bengt1 Good 5 day stay!
The upgrade to an Executive club suite on the 24th floor and a very good pool together with the friendly staff made our stay to a very positive experience. The location is also good.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by serendipity16 Great stay
This hotel has great food, facilities and superb heavenly bed. Staffs are also friendly and welcome you.
January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ch1soo Location is good
Location is good, I can go where I wan to go via BTS. And Acorss the road, there is a Korean town and many korean restaurants. Food is also good but generally I need some korean food for me.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by chris2016travel Very Good Hotel
The staff and service at the hotel were fantastic. The location is very convenient to public transportation.
January 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by FlyIntl More Disappointing Than Great
As a Starwood Platinum member, my thought is this Westin starts off with disappoint due mostly to staff and process at initial guest touch points. Lower lobby staff don't hold doors open for guests with luggage. (It's not that they dont want to, but rather because they seem understaffed and very busy which is a big mistake since almost everyone entering the hotel goes through the lower lobby). Front desk staff are okay but once they figure out you're an Executive Floor guest, they ask you to check-in at the 24th floor. (Why make a guest go to two desks to check-in? Why not vet guests once upon arrival in the lower lobby?)
Rooms are well appointed and quiet, but the rooms are clearly battered and worn. The poor plant in #2312 has seen better days and needs to be taken care of. Interesting was a plate and utensils for fresh fruit in the room at arrival, but there was no fruit. It turns out that they place two bananas on the plate only at evening turndown service. (What hotel gives bananas as fruit, let alone, in the evening as turn down service?)
Fitness facility, pool and staff are good (but not great).
Main restaurant (floor 7) is decent but is so crowded and noisy at breakfast that people kept banging into my table to get past. After a few minutes, I left and went to the Executive lounge where it was quieter and no one banging into my table. (If it's going to be that cowded on the 7th floor, why not open up more tables in the adjacent lounge during breakfast hours?)
Where this Westin excels is on the Executive Floor. All the staff there are superb, very welcoming and attentive. Food and beverages are good and service is excellent. If my entire experience was at the syandard on the Executive Floor, I'd give the highest score and rank the hotel among the best in Bangkok.
A few other things about this hotel...why does this Westin not smell of the Westin signature aroma like other Westin properties? At check out, I requested to leave a small suitcase for two hours. I had to wait for someone to help me because again, they were so busy, but it also seemed like I was imposing on them to do so.
I would not go out of my way to stay at this hotel and with the impending merger with the other large hotel company I don't see how this property will fare given its service deficiencies.
December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apecalvin Enthusiastic and efficient staff!
In Bangkok, SPG members are spoilt for choice. This is my second stay at Westin Grande Sukhumvit this year. And it's starting to really grow on me! It's location couldn't be better, with the sky-train AND the metro at its doorstep. The hotel is well-maintained - public areas are recently renovated; rooms have undergone a soft-reburbishment, where carpets and drapes have been changed, light switches and air-con controls are replaced and are now state-of-the-art, and the shower system is also new! I also loved the wireless (Bluetooth) speaker in my suite - I couldn't help but wish that every hotel room I stay in has one of these! The staff was enthusiastic, attentive and highly efficient. The Executive Lounge staff, in particular, deserve special mention for their friendliness and professionalism. However, the Executive Lounge itself was too small to accommodate everyone, and guests often had to wait for a table. Perhaps it is time for management to consider enlarging it or relocating it to a much bigger space. I would like to thank Mio for her prompt assistance with massage bookings prior to my arrival, Natanan (housekeeping) for her friendliness, the team in the Executive Lounge for their warm hospitality everyday, the concierge team for their advice and assistance with massage bookings and such. I enjoyed my stay here immensely, and I think the hotel's best asset is it's enthusiastic and efficient staff!
December 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by iluvmydog Westin Grande Sukhumvit (through the years)
I first stayed at THE WESTIN GRANDE SUKHUMVIT, BANGKOK back in Dec 2012 and have been coming back again and again, for reasons listed below.
As a Preferred guest experiencing any SPG hotel for the first time back then, I was already impressed with the level of warmth that the staff provided during my 5 nights stay. I stayed in the most basic room, and still it had luxurious touches, and also contained everything I needed to make my stay relaxing and fuss-free. Most importantly, everything was really clean, the drawers, desk, mirrors, window-side daybed, entire bathroom (bathtub, shower walls and glass, toilet, sink, floor), sofabed, etc. The bed was ... well ... Heavenly. And the Front Office duty manager, and also the wonderful people working at the restaurant serving the Breakfast buffet already knew me and greeted me by name! And I didn't even try to go out of my way to speak to them. Speaking of the breakfast - which is simply awesome in its range of food & beverages, and its quality. Having experienced the breakfast for 3 years now every few months, I can vouch that a few reviewers simply cannot see the wood for the trees, not seeing the whole situation clearly whilst looking too closely at small minute details.
I visited Bangkok again in 6 and 9 months later, and stayed at other hotels, but never had the wonderful experience that I had at the Westin. So I simply gave up trying new hotels and stayed there during my next trip 2 months later, on Nov 2013. And the same Front Office duty manager recognised me and came out from behind the Front Office to personally greet me (I was still a Preferred member, so didn't expect such treatment). And the people at restaurant even remembered my favourite table!
Over the years, I continued to stay every few months, and as the tier went to Gold, I was provided upgraded rooms and amenities.
As a Platinum, things got even better with Club Lounge benefits and suite upgrades. Last week, I booked 2 rooms for my family (4 adults, myself included and one child) under my name. However due to a sudden commitment, I was not able to be with them. The hotel, however, went out of its way to make their stay as hassle-free and most importantly as safe as possible (it included two elderly persons and one 6 year old), including providing an extension of one night (at the BRG rate I booked at), as the elderly lady loved the hotel so much and loved the shopping in Bangkok even more. The hotel honoured the SPG rate, even though they were not legally bound to do so. Such gestures that other hotels would not extend simply tells me that the Westin Grande Sukhumvit can be trusted, and that's really important to a traveler, especially with family. I arrived a few hours ago for a 12 night stay (check-in was superb - I was escorted personally to the Club lounge, served refreshing juice and hot towels, escorted to my room - all in under 10 minutes) and was pleasantly (actually ecstatic) to receive a wonderful upgrade, even when the hotel is running at full capacity until the New Year. I was also expecting that service would drop because of so many guests staying. That proved totally untrue. The service was excellent as usual, and everything is as normal as always.
So it a nutshell, whatever your tier, you'll be treated really well, in wonderful rooms and served tantalising meals, especially at the Breakfast Buffet and Club Lounge. And they do recognise SPG Platinums.
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prasad64 Location
The location of this hotel is really fantastic and balances both the work life and shopping and entertainment life. All facilities are within walkable distance and it was certainly a great pleasure and experience to stay at Hotel Westin Grande, Sukhumvit.
December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob18 Top hotel in Bangkok
Good location, good Starwood recognition. Stayed many times, upgrade always given when available.
December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMC812 Second to None
Fantastic location , great service, fantastic food! Will be back in 6 days! Thank you Westin !
December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Club2430 The new Dream Team
There is always worry that a new management team will change the good parts of a hotel unnecessarily. However, I am pleased to report that the previous Dream Team, has now been replaced by Dream Team 2, under the stewardship of Khun Martin and very ably supported by his number 2, Khun Sermpol.
In typical Thai fashion, things are 'same same' but just different. The food is as good as ever, the wonderful Westin signature beds are as comfortable as ever and the service is as professional as ever - just in a wonderful new and fresh manner.
The WGS remains one of my favourite hotels, not because its fancy and ornate, but because its homely with extremely first class service and a high degree of professionalism.
This hotel has a huge number of repeat guests and the fact that the hotel was 90%+ occupancy during my 12 night stay, really does provide an independent story..
Look forward to coming 'home' soon in 2016..
December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sperry8 Getting better!
I had a lovely stay here and feel like this hotel is improving.
1- Upgraded to a 1 BR suite with 4pm late check out. Nice batting average here on upgrades as Platinum. Not 100% but probably 3 out of every 4 stays. Showerhead is rainfall now too (used to have much worse showerheads). Lighting in bathroom is still too low however and needs to be fixed.
2- Breakfast is good although it is not vegetarian friendly. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it is delivered improperly. Here's what I mean. On day 1 they offered three hot Thai dishes. Shrimp fried rice, Pad see Ew Talay (large noodles and seafood) and fish. Yay for me as I do eat seafood. On day 2 they offered a chicken dish, a beef dish and veggie fried rice. Boo for me as I don't eat meat. Now why would you offer 100% seafood one day and all meat the next? Why not offer one seafood, one meat and one veggie so everyone is happy? Further they have a large selection of dim sum. But even the seafood one's have pork or chicken in them. So if you don't eat meat you can't share in their dim sum. Why not offer some veggie or seafood only dim sum? In any event, there is still other things to eat such as salad, fresh fruits (albeit limited selection), and omelets. Still it could be so much better.
3- Gym is usable for short stays. One thing that would improve it tremendously is if they added some TRX ropes in the stretching room. But gym works in a pinch and I appreciate the free weights as they have light weights for small muscle groups.
4- Pool is small but fine for a short stay. Wouldn't want to lay here for a week though.
5- One thing I really like is the new happy hour for Platinum Ambassadors. I always disliked the sole club lounge happy hour at the Westin. Now I can enjoy drinks in the Zest Bar from 5:30-8pm daily (the bar on the 7th floor). Music too. I applaud the move. Personally I'd prefer a 6-8:30pm happy hour, but that's just nitpicking. Only issue is that sometimes the Zest Bar is closed for private events. If it overlaps with your stay... you'll lose this benefit.
6- They offer Platinums 3 pieces of complimentary pressing too.
Also, although they claim to be doing refurbishment until March 2016, I didn't hear any refurbishment noise whatsoever. If they didn't announce they were doing something, I'd never know. Perhaps they don't do the work on weekends?
In any event, good stay this time around. Hope to see them take me up on my suggestions.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by janelly Fantastic
My wife and me stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and we had a lovely time.The reception was great in the beautiful lobby and the room they offered me was perfectas I expected for a SPG member.We had our dinners in the hotel and theu were very good, special on the last night, were a fantastic buffet was served. The whole staff was excellent and exceptionally helpful. Special I like to mention and thank Philipp Haupenthall 9food and beverage manager ) who made our stay in this hotel unforgettable. If we have to stay in Bangkok, we will absolutely stay in your hotel
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by May21 Lovely Staff
Fantastic stay; quick response from staff.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Desmond7 This hotel exceeded my expectation
Check in without much expectation as the surrounding do not look well maintain. Upon check-in the staff are very responsive and helpful. The room is very comfortable and well kept. Will book again if going for another holiday again.
November 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DJacobs Great city location but chaos with the front office
Very well located in the heart of Bangkok with a nice Club Lounge but chaos with the front office.
Simply great, next to BTS station Asok, easy to get around from here. The Shopping mall “Terminal 21” is just next door, 7-11 everywhere.
Average, a bit old school, they should renovate at least the bathrooms soon.
STAFF / SERVICE: 3/5
Varying! Staff in the restaurant and the housekeeping is good but the front office however is confused.
Had a very big issue:
The Westin is in cooperation with the Sheraton Hua Hin.
They do offer a package with free transportation from the Westin to the Sheraton Hua Hin.
As the package was not available for my requested time I asked the FO staff if I get the complimentary shuttle if I book another rate by myself, the staff agreed, and I did so. Later on no one wanted to know about it, and they wanted to sell me the shuttle for 2.800 THB ++ (=100 USD) for 2 persons 2 ways. I am truly disappointed, tried to handle it with my Ambassador, but then one day before departure I got an email that the shuttle if full... “sorry”. So I had to figure out how to go there a few hours before departure!
That was truly one of the saddest moment so for with Starwood. Later on they send messages post cards with a bottle of wine to my room in the Sheraton Hua Hin, and went on with the same line, no one had every promised me a free shuttle. Common guys I am Platinum Ambassador, do you really think I play hour long games to save 100 USD?!
Poor, very poor. The worst thing is they still not able to apologize, and keep me to be the one who makes it up.
I reported it to my Ambassador and she opened an internal Starwood service case.
It is done now, but this experience makes me never return to the Westin.
There are plenty of much nicer, better value Starwood options in Bangkok.
RESTAURANTS: 4/5 & (VEGETARIAN / VEGAN OPTIONS: 3/5)
Very good fresh restaurant. They do offer seafood dinner buffets.
Breakfast and all day long snacks in the lounge are great.
SPA / FITNESS: 3/5
Average, nothing special, but functional.
SPG RECOGNITION: 3/5
Didn't got an upgrade to a suite. Just a corner room. High occupancy, however if you want to it is possible...
They do have a special Cocktail Hour just for Ambassadors! First time ever experienced it!
PLATINUM AMBASSADOR SPECIAL REQUEST RECOGNITION: 3/5
Average: fruit plate and water was set up.
Ambassador Happy Hour!
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS:
Front office staff, upgrade
VALUE FOR MONEY: 3/5
Quite expensive, but very well located.
ONE THING TO KNOW:
Explore the city by BTS Skytrain, as the traffic is very bad Mon-Sat.
October 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alicia123456 Like the hotel
The room was nice and clean but the stlye was a little bit old fashion. I don't like the bathtub
October 5, 2015