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Affordable Luxury – Bangkok Mode Sathorn Hotel

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I usually don’t blog about hotel stays – this is my first, in fact – but Mode Sathorn Hotel made such an impression on me I had to share it. :)

I didn’t go research on hotels in Bangkok then find the best price, instead I went to a deal website and from the narrowed-down options went to research on each of them. I read from reviews that the hotel is just beside Surasak BTS, has a very nice rooftop bar on the 38th floor, an infinity pool on the 11th floor, a fantastic room view while taking a bath, super comfortable bed, and is relatively new.

I specifically asked for a room on the 32nd floor coz a reviewer mentioned anything above 32rd is awesome. We were also given a complimentary upgrade to Deluxe room.

Turns out, everything was true and Mr Mode and I enjoyed our stay tremendously.

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The last time I stayed in a hotel with such a wonderful view of the city was in Macau, overlooking casinos with bright neon lights and people going in and out at any time of the day.

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This was taken from our room, it was a great view to start the day with compared to typical concrete walls and fake windows, or bad views like facing the back of a building or carpark.

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What wowed me most was the toilet. You can enjoy the city sights while soaking in the bath….

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… or taking a dump (coz the toilet bowl faces the window). Very therapeutic.

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The toilet was huge by normal hotel standards. It was cleverly divided into 4 sections – dresser, toilet, shower, bathtub, with non-obtrusive partitioning and space planning.

I also appreciated the many little details around the toilet: hooks for towels, space for putting dry clothes, a simple glass panel to place toiletries instead of on the floor or a huge marble/concrete slab, plenty of open space cabinets for storage; and around the room: touch-sensitive lamps, a long mirror at the side instead of in front of the bed, a separate walk-in wardrobe area at another section of the room, fluffy bed room slippers, partially concrete floor (not a fan of carpet coz I’m paranoid), 2 air-con controls for different parts of the room, torchlight, umbrella. You know, the little things.

And it’s the little things that count. 😀

Apart from the many positive reviews, the greatest motivation for choosing Mode Sathorn was its name – MODE.

There was MODE in everything. HOHOHO.

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