The Amari Watergate is located in the Pratunam district of Bangkok. In fact, Pratunam is Thai for watergate. Surrounding the hotel is the huge Pratunam market as well as several modern shopping malls. Furthermore, directly opposite the hotel is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok, Central World. To access other parts of Bangkok, the Airport Link is a 5 minute walk away and the BTS skytrain is a 10 minute walk on the R walk pedestrian walkway. In addition, the canal boatway is a 5 minute walk away and this leads directly to the temple district of Bangkok.
When you enter the hotel lobby you’ll immediately be impressed by the interior. The main feature is the ‘Water of Life’, as a matter of fact this is Murano glass brought from Venice. The Water of Life design is inspired by the hotels location in Pratunam (Watergate). Another interesting fact is that there are 847 hand crafted pieces of Murano glass, correspondingly the hotels address is 847 Petchburi. Additionally, the lobby features an Instagram worthy library as well as a cafe serving delicious food. In my opinion, the hotel lobby should be a point of interest of not just the hotel but also Bangkok!
As you would imagine, the guest rooms at Amari Watergate are immaculate. For me the most important thing in a Bangkok hotel is an excellent air conditioning system. The system in these rooms gives you complete temperature control which ensures you are 100% comfortable. Additionally the flat screen TV offers a large selection of cable channels in English. The bed as well as the bedding are extremely comfortable, probably even better than your bedding at home. As you’d expect the en-suite bathroom is luxurious and comes with all required amenities. In fact, if you require additional bathroom amenities or a replenishment, staff will be happy to provide them. I recommend you book a room on a higher floor which will give you a stunning panoramic over Bangkok.
A Room with a View
Of all the Bangkok hotels, the Amari Watergate offers one of the best city views. Due to its height of 32 floors, the higher the room you request, the better the panoramic view of Bangkok. The view is especially beautiful at dusk. Watching the sunset followed by the city lights illuminating is a wonderful experience, even more so with a cocktail in hand.
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
The complimentary breakfast buffet is huge as well as delicious. In fact, breakfast is a good place to try a few of the local Thai fruits. There are some delicious fruits served here which you cannot get in other parts of the world. Furthermore you’ll find a large selection of fresh breads, sweet pastries, cheeses, cold meats, hot meats as well as the important egg station. Additionally, there is a good selection of fresh fruit juice as well as tea or coffee. As a result, the breakfast will certainly give you the energy needed for a days sightseeing and shopping in Bangkok.
Friendly, English Speaking Staff
The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, Thailand is of course nicknamed the Land of Smiles. Additionally, the staff speak English so any questions you have about the hotel or Bangkok they will be keen to answer.
Amaya Food Gallery – Perfect for Foodies in Bangkok
Bangkok is a top destination for street food. The Amaya Food Gallery offers fresh food in a market style environment, consequently it’s street food in a clean location. If you wish to try traditional Thai food then I recommend the Amaya. In addition there’s cuisine from several other Southeast Asian countries as well as India and Italy. For foodies visiting Bangkok, the 4th floor Amaya Food Gallery is likely to be your favorite destination.
Instagram Worthy Locations
As you explore the Amari Watergate, you’ll come across many Instagram worthy locations. Of course, the lobby which features the Murano glass ‘Water of Life’ is the top Instagram location. As you explore more of the hotel you’ll find other cute locations, not to mention the panoramic views over Bangkok!
The swimming pool offers tranquility within the bustling Thai capital. In addition the swimming pool is huge, for this reason you will be guaranteed a good swim. It’s worth mentioning that the swimming pool is located in front of the fitness center therefore you can use it as a cool down after a good workout.
Breeze Spa at Amari Watergate
Thailand is famous for massage therefore there’s no better place in the world to enjoy a massage. The Breeze Spa at Amari Watergate has a team of skilled massage therapists to ensure a relaxing experience. A massage is the perfect way to overcome jet lag or to wind down after a day of sightseeing. Another good reason to enjoy a massage is simply because you’re in Bangkok, Thailand! Furthermore, the products used in the spa are unique to Amari. If you like the products they are available to purchase and take home.
The fitness center at the Amari Watergate is likely to be better equipped than other Bangkok hotels. You’ll be able to tailor a workout to your specific needs. There are lots of cardio machines, weight machines as well as free weights. If you prefer stretching, there are yoga mats and large stretching areas. In addition to the fitness center there are squash courts as well as table tennis. As I mentioned before, the swimming pool is located outside the gym, for this reason a swim is a good way to cool down after a workout.
Enjoy your stay at the Amari Watergate – Bangkok Hotels
Enjoy your stay at the Amari Watergate and make sure you fully explore the hotel and its features. The friendly English speaking staff will be happy to answer any questions about the hotel as well as suggest things to do in Bangkok. Additionally be sure to take advantage of the public transport which is within walking distance of the hotel, it sure beats the Bangkok traffic! Most importantly you must visit the Amaya Food Gallery and try some of the local Thai food!