Review: ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 – stylish budget hotel in the center of Bangkok

The new ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 offers functional, modern rooms, a stunning rooftop pool and access to a small gym, courtesy of the Novotel it shares a building with. You’ll have some of the fastest internet in Bangkok hotels and very good service. The location near Nana BTS Skytrain isn’t great due to the naughty nightlife all around, but you’ll get good value if you don’t mind that. Check out my review and photos to see if it’ll work for you!

Location: The ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 is located along Sukhumvit Road, near Nana BTS. The Nana neighborhood is known for its naughty nightlife and the small road leading to the hotel, are lined with bars and massage shops. It’s not my favorite area to stay and not ideal for families, but it is very central and you can reach the countless malls along Sukhumvit Road and all the tourist sights easily by BTS Skytrain. The BTS station Nana is a 10 minute walk and the hotel offers a shuttle to the station. The ride from the airport is about 1h by public transport and similar by grab or taxi, depending on traffic. 

Service: The building is shared with the Novotel Sukhumvit 4 and the lobby of the ibis styles is on the right side of the building. There was a short wait for check-in and the staff was friendly. She processed the paperwork quickly, offered the Accor Loyalty benefits automatically and explained the hotel features on request.
Housekeeping did a thorough and quick job each day cleaning the room and replacing towels and toiletries as needed.
Staff at the restaurant kept tables clean and the buffet stocked, even during busy times, making the breakfast experience flawless.
Overall, the service was above expectations from an economy hotel in Bangkok, despite the fact that the hotel opened recently. I didn’t encounter any “teething problems” commonly found in new hotels!

Room: The rooms are simple, but modern, with wood-look tile floors, and colorful accents on the furniture and headboard.
I had booked a standard room and was upgraded to a Corner Room that is slightly larger than the regular rooms. You enter through a short hallway and there is a small sitting area with a sofa, padded chair and table.

The king-size bed is near the window. It has a padded headboard, small night stands with individual reading lamps as well as power outlets and USB ports next to it, so you can charge your devices while reading in bed! Like other ibis hotels, the beds are very comfortable with a soft mattress topper, good quality sheets, comforter and pillows.

Despite the corner location, there is only one small window that has a single, dark blind – there are not sheers and no black-out curtain.
Across from the bed is a small desk with a stool – not ideal to work, but doable for short periods. The large TV is wall mounted. Near the door is an open closet with plenty of hangers. You’ll also find a bar cabinet with coffee/tea facilities and a fridge, as well as a laptop size safe. 

The bathroom is open concept and has a sliding window with a mirror, so you opt for privacy if you’d prefer. In the center of the bathroom is a toilet, to the right a large walk in shower that’s fully glass-enclosed.

The yellow sink has a large metal countertop that offers plenty of space for your toiletries and a somewhat industrial feel. The dark tiles counter the extra light from the open concept – not an ideal choice in my book…Toiletries are provided in eco-friendly dispensers and you’ll also get dental kits and other amenities. The towels were thick and soft, nicer than you’d expect from an economy hotel.

The free Wifi internet was very fast at an average speed of 46.3Mbps, equally fast uploads and very reliable. This is one of the best internet speeds I’ve seen in Bangkok, so you can watch movies, do video conferences or get work done without problems.

Restaurant & Amenities: Thanks to the co-location with the Novotel, the ibis styles shares some of the amenities and restaurants and offers more than other hotels of this brand. The rooftop infinity pool offers great views over Bangkok. 

There are loungers along the pool. While I was able to get a lounger early in the day, by the afternoon they were taken and only seats at the tables of the pool bar were available. You can get drinks & food from the “Red Square” pool bar all day. 

The gym is also shared with the Novotel. You’ll get a few cardio machines and very basic weight equipment for only a basic workout. While it’s better than other ibis hotels, it’s disappointing for a Novotel!

The breakfast is served at the “Streats” restaurant. It brings the “street scenes” of the host town to the restaurant with big murals. There is plenty of cafeteria-style seating and even during busy times, it didn’t feel crowded.

The food is served buffet style. You’ll have a small selection of bread, pastries, fruit and yogurt. Coffee is served from machines and good for the price category.

There is a selection of hot food, including Asian dishes, eggs and meats, but no make-to-order egg dishes!

The Novotel also has at ground level the “Food Exchange” restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open to ibis styles guests as well, for a charge. 

Value & Rewards: I booked the ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 on the Accor website for $53/night including breakfast during high-season. I received a 10% discount as an AccorPlus member. I earned 8.7% rewards as an Accor LeClub Platinum member and a further 3% with my Citibank Prestige Card. Bangkok is one of the most competitive hotel markets I visit and at this price point, I’d consider the ibis styles ok value. You can find current prices here.
I received a room upgrade to a Corner Room, two welcome drink vouchers for the bar and a fruit amenity, meeting the promised Accor LeClub Platinum benefits. 

Bottomline: The new ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit offers functional, modern rooms, a stunning rooftop pool and access to a small gym. You’ll have some of the fastest internet in Bangkok hotels and very good service. I’d consider the breakfast average and the location isn’t great. If you don’t mind the nightlife (or want it), it’s worth the price I paid, but check prices carefully – I often find better value with other Accor hotels in Bangkok!

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