My next stay on my most recent trip to Bangkok, was at the VIE Mgallery Hotel by Sofitel. This hotel holds a special place in my heart because nearly a decade ago, I lived across the street while I was an exchange student in Bangkok, Thailand. What I remember about the property most from back then was its incredible pool that can be seen from the street below. I never actually visited the property until this time around and I was very excited!
Located just one station away from Siam, the VIE Hotel is super close to the action, but not overly busy. If you stay at this property will be about a five minute walk from everything your heart desires. To get you there quickly, the VIE Hotel provides a free shuttle service that has several drop off points, which include major shopping malls.
I was under the impression that the property had been renovated because everything looks so fresh but turns out this wasn’t the case. I suppose its timeless style is to be thanked for this! The front-desk staff were gracious in greeting us and quickly checked us in and escorted us up to our 22nd floor VIE Corner Suite.
From the suite we had both views of the north and west. All areas of the suite were incredibly spacious. The large living room had seating for about a dozen people so bring your party hats. I spent a lot of time in the living room working at the desk with comfortable office chairs. It was a welcomed sight to see a couple pastries for our welcome gift and piece of chocolate cake! Thanks VIE staff!
From my window you can see down to the rooftop pool which is on the same level as fitness center. Beautiful in both day and night!
The VIE hotel does not have an club lounge but this didn’t bother me because they have a great coffee machine in the room. I love to work and enjoy a smooth cup of coffee. Bliss.
The bedroom was practically equally as large as the living room. The whole suite incorporated Thai features into its design. You’ll notice the Thai triangular pillows on the sofa.
The restroom had what you would expect, including a partitioned shower, toilet and generous bathtub.
The VIE Hotel rooftop pool is connected to the main building by footbridge. A very impressive design to say the least. The gym is ran by a private company but facilities were of a desirable quality. There is a steam room in the women’s locker room and a sauna in the men’s. Don’t forget to read about their VIE Spa on the same floor!
The VIE Mgallery Hotel breakfast occurred in La Vie restaurant. La Vie restaurant is a fine dining French restaurant in the evening and morphs its personality in the daytime. Be sure to read about my incredible lunch and dinner at La Vie restaurant in a separate article. The breakfast was flawless. All of the food items were of the highest quality and possess the exact flavor profile that I appreciated most. There is a wide selection of Asian and Western items for your choosing. The staff were incredibly attentive during breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a medium sized dining room the amount of food was impressive!
From start to finish, I enjoyed my time immensely at the VIE Mgallery Hotel. Be sure to read about Bangkok’s Hotel Muse, which is also an Mgallery property. VIE Hotel was very consistent with the level of service. VIE Hotel really excels in their food and beverage offering, as almost everything I bit into was incredibly tasty! Don’t forget to checkout their Japanese restaurant called YTSB and their French restaurant La Vie. The location, design, facilities and service were all fantastic as well putting this fine property high on my list of hotels in Bangkok. Without a doubt, I’d highly recommend a stay at VIE Mgallery Hotel by Sofitel in Bangkok, Thailand!
117/39-40 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 309 3939