Affordable Luxury – Bangkok Mode Sathorn Hotel


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.


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.


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.


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


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



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.