Review: Pullman G Bangkok Silom – upscale, stylish, great value

Location: The Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located on Silom Road, near the business district of Bangkok Sathorn. The nearest public transport are the BTS station Chong Nonsi, about 10 minute walk away, and the MRT Station Silom, about 10-15 minute walk. The Patpong Nightmarket and a number of bars, restaurants and shopping are also in walking distance. The skytrain will take you to the river, making it easy to get to tourist sites like the Grand Palace or the Asiatique Market. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport is about 1h15min by public transport and 45-90 minutes by taxi.

Service: The Pullman Hotel G reached out to me prior to my stay via email and I confirmed the ability to check-in at the Executive Lounge as an Accor LeClub Platinum member. On arrival the casually dressed bell staff guided me to the elevators for check-in on the 27th floor, no key card required. The lounge staff and the customer service manager welcomed me to the lounge and were exceptionally friendly. They processed my paperwork quickly, brought out a welcome drink and explained the hotel amenities and my Platinum benefits to me. I had been upgraded to an Executive Room on the top floor, but after inquiry was given a choice of rooms, more below.

The lounge staff was exceptionally friendly and attentive throughout my stay. They only asked once on the first day for my room number and recognized me on following visits. Staff would check on me frequently during breakfast and happy hour if I needed anything. They also, not typical for Thailand, engaged in conversation occasionally and checked on my plans or wellbeing. The buffet was kept stocked throughout and tables were cleared quickly.
Housekeeping cleaned my room promptly and thoroughly each day, replacing towels and toiletries appropriately.
Staff at the gym and pool was equally friendly and attentive, bringing towels or offering water. Overall, service was well above the (already high) Thai standards for an upscale hotel and made my stay very pleasant.

Room: I had booked one of their G Deluxe Rooms with their minimalist white decor that provides a Miami South Beach vibe with some local touches. They have grey hardwood floors, white walls and all-white furniture and I really liked it.

I was upgraded to an Executive Room on the 35th floor, the highest for rooms. They have a more traditional decor with dark hardwood floors and dark furniture. They have floor-to-ceitling windows and are renovated as well. The bathrooms are separated with large windows with wood shutters, offering a bright, open layout and privacy if you desire.

My room had a great view over the iconic Mahanakorn Tower, with its unique lego-block look architecture.

In the corner are a padded chair and side table and by the window you’ll find a large work desk and dining room chair. The large TV is wall-mounted.

Near the entrance are a large wardrobe with laptop-size safe and a bar cabinet with a mini-bar and a pod coffee maker (yes!).

You enter the bathroom through modern, frosted glass doors. It has a deep soaking tub under the window to the bedroom. In the center is a sink in countertop with plenty of space for your toiletries. Against the wall are a large, glass-enclosed shower. It has a handheld, wallmounted shower-head as well as a rainfall shower head. Warm water was slow to arrive. The toilet is next to the shower in a separate space, but without door. The toiletries are Bigelow and the towels were large and plush.

Restaurant & Amenities: The lobby of the Pullman G Bangkok is pretty hip, with a lot of white, some artwork and an open bar in the lobby that feels more like New York or San Francisco than a regular hotel bar. There are swings a long the wall to hang out.

The elevators continue the trendy theme and have large screens with funky videos playing.

The Scarlet Winebar on the 36th floor offers indoor and outdoor seating with great views over the Bangkok Skyline. I had my complimentary welcome drink here and they also offer a happy hour that is relatively inexpensive as far as Bangkok rooftop bars go. It’s worth a visit, even if you don’t stay here.

The Executive Lounge is on the 27th floor. It offers a buffet breakfast in the morning, coffee and soft drinks throughout the day and a happy hour with drinks and snacks in the evening. It has two separate seating areas, both with great views over Bangkok, and the buffet area in the center. The breakfast offers a good selection of fresh fruit, cereal, juices, yogurt and pastries, as well as some hot dishes. You can also order from a full menu, including egg dishes, waffles or pancakes and a number of Asian dishes. The quality of the food was excellent, better than most lounges, and the selection was extensive. I especially liked the large menu of make-to-order dishes that makes this lounge a great alternative to a full breakfast buffet.

The happy hour buffet was just as good. The quality of the cold cuts and cheeses, vegetables, a selection of sushi and a number of warm snacks were excellent, again much better than regular lounge offerings. You also had a choice of red or white wine, bubblies, a list of cocktails, beer or soft drinks.

The service as well as the quality of food and drinks made this one of the most pleasant lounge experiences in Bangkok and significantly enhanced my stay experience. This is a lounge worth paying for, if you do not receive an elite upgrade!

The Hotel Pullman G Bangkok has a pool and gym. The gym has a good selection of cardio and weight equipment as well as a separate room to stretch or for weightless exercises. A trainer is available throughout the day, water, fruit and towels are on offer. You should be able to get a full workout here, and even get some assistance if you need!

The pool is fairly small and partially under the roof, partially outside. A number of loungers are set up around it, giving you a choice of sun or shade. There is a pool bar and staff will offer food, drinks or ice cream. Even though it seems small for the size of the hotel,  there was no problem getting a chair.

Value & Rewards: I booked my stay through the Accor website at a rate of $73/night – that’s excelent value for an upscale hotel and significantly less than what you’ll pay for comparable hotels of US chains! As an Accor Plus member, I saved 10% or the regular price, or 5% of the LeClub member price. You can check current prices here!

As a LeClub Platinum member, I earned 8.7% in reward points. I received an upgrade to an Executive Room and access to the excellent lounge. The welcome amenity was delivered to my room shortly after arrival and was very generous, consisting of a personal card, nuts, bread-sticks and a bottle of nice, red wine. With that, the Pullman G Bangkok went well beyond the rules of the program for a wow-elite recognition!

Bottomline: The Pullman G Bangkok is an older property that’s well renovated and offers a choice of hip, minimalist rooms or more elegant rooms. It’s in a good location and offers a pool, gym and several bars and restaurants. The excellent lounge and great service make the stay stand out, especially with the excellent treatment for Accor LeClub elites. At prices far below comparable chain hotels, the Pullman G Bangkok offers great value and I’d warmly recommend it!

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