Hotel Review: The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon Corner King Room | Chic & Trendy Design-Led Hotel In The Heart Of Bangkok, Thailand

The Hotel Setting a new hotel standard in Bangkok, I was excited to check into one of the hippest new hotels in my recent Bangkok trip at The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon designed by Jamie Hayon and The Standard’s design team. It is impossible to miss the iconic building in Bangkok where the hotel is situated, conveniently beside Chong Nonsi BTS Station and close to W Bangkok. 

The first impression as I stepped into the entrance of the property is the clever use of colours, where I was greeted by pops of colours from the furniture to the interior of the lift which took me to the lobby level on level five.  

Colour popping is quite clearly one of the design elements here, where there is almost no dull corner, including the bright yellow lobby area. 

The Room There are 155 rooms, ranging from 40sqm to a sprawling 144sqm penthouse. I checked into the Corner King room on level 11, a spacious 56sqm room. The first thing which I noticed was how bright the space is from the floor-to-ceiling, dual exposure windows. 

The layout of the Corner King room splits the bathroom to one side, while the bedroom is on the other side upon entering the room. 

The bedroom section comes with a comfortable king-size bed and a cosy lounge area which is perfect to chill, or work from. My room also comes with a view of the pool, which is an added bonus for me to check out the pool situation. 

The overall design theme of the room stays consistent with the rest of the hotel – playful use of colours without coming across as too tacky. While the colours used are bold, it is stylish in my opinion and don’t colours just uplift the mood instantly? 

The mini bar in the room is sleek. I love the use of arches for the bar. 

Wardrobe space is aplenty as well.

Moving to the bathroom, it comes with a separate rain shower and soaking tub, decked in a baby pink theme which screams sexiness.

The standing shower zone is very spacious, and the showering experience is complete with mirrors across the bathroom and Davines bath amenities. 

One thing I appreciate much in the room after staying for three nights is the automated blinds, which is convenient to black out the room at night. It is a double layer blind system, which makes the room completely dark and is perfect for light sleepers. I barely hear much sound as well, which is a testament to the effectiveness of the dual exposure windows. 

The Facilities All rooms come with access to Mahanakhon Sky Walk, which I highly recommend you to check out even if you are not staying in this property as it has one of the best city views of Bangkok. 

For gym rats, The Standard Gym is 24 hours and is as expected, chicly designed. I love how complete the equipment is in the gym, including TechnoGym machines and an outdoor workout zone. 

Great natural light, which is always a plus when I am working out. There is also a steam room which you can access via the fitness centre. 

The Pool is definitely another hot spot to check out located on the same floor as the gym, even though there are limited cabanas and sun deck chairs. The pool size is not huge, where there is also a separate jacuzzi pool. 

The Restaurants There is The Parlor, the hub of the hotel for socializing, cocktails, work, lounging, live music, lectures, and more, the eclectic and unexpected tea room.

The space of The Parlor is gorgeous. It is like the kind of living room I wish I have.

Breakfast takes place at the space of Double Standard which is the infamous bar and terrace from The Standard, London. Choose from indoor or outdoor seats, where I went for the outdoor tables for all my breakfast meals. It is surprisingly cooling in the morning, though the tables might be a little too small for couples. 

The breakfast spread is frankly quite average where you order from an ala carte menu, with limited local Thai dishes though you still get the usual egg dishes, avo toast and fresh juices. Unfortunately, there are no standout dishes for me. 

Other dining concepts include The Standard Grill, a steakhouse restaurant, and Mott 32 which is an award-winning Chinese cuisine. 

I managed to check out Ojo for lunch, a Mexican-inspired restaurant directed by one of the finest chefs in Mexico, Francisco Paco Ruano. The interior of Ojo is beautiful, and at level 76, you can expect a gorgeous dining view as well. 

Sky Beach is the highest alfresco rooftop bar in Bangkok, and this is one spot to get a drink if you are already up at Mahanakhon Sky Walk. 

Rants Service is a hit and miss for me. I encountered a great and lovely guest relations staff called Nam Wan who helped me to book a Bangkok restaurant and followed up accordingly for me, whereas I find the breakfast service very slipshod and inattentive in general. 

Overall Experience Head to The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon located in the heart of the city where its location is great, and there is never a dull corner in terms of the colour design aspects. The property is sexy and chic, though the service could be much better in my opinion. For now, I can’t wait for the opening of The Standard Singapore this year. 

The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon 
114 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand 

For more information, check out The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon Website.

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2 Comments on Hotel Review: The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon Corner King Room | Chic & Trendy Design-Led Hotel In The Heart Of Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Fascinating! I like the fact that there is no dark-coloured furniture in the room or anywhere in the hotel. A bold departure from the usual (and boring) design 🙂

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