Amari Watergate is a classic hotel that Christine and I had the pleasure to stay at on our recent trip to Bangkok. It’s conveniently located in Pratunam within walking distance to some of the best shopping in all of Bangkok.
We stayed there for 2 nights before our flight to Phuket, and here’s a full review of my experience and what you can expect at Amari Watergate.
Room Standard (Executive Club)
Our room type was the Executive Club, which is the entry level standard for getting access to the executive lounge on the 32nd floor. This room was big and more than enough for a couple, and also included a great desk for work or reading the newspaper. The bathroom featured a shower as well as a bath tub and free toiletries.
A king size bed with soft pillows and nice sheets are waiting, and if you get tired of that, there’s also a comfortable armchair and big flat screen TV: While every room won’t have the same amazing view as ours, I’m still sure it will be nice. From our window, we could see the rainbow colored Baiyoke Sky building and glimmering lights from the Bangkok Skyline at night.
This is what you get when booking the Executive Club
- Comfortable bed with nice pillows and soft sheets
- Spacious bathroom with shower, tub, and free toiletries
- Daily housekeeping
- Complimentary water
- Complimentary WiFi
- Flatscreen TV
- Room service
- Iron/ironing board
- Tea/coffee maker
- Slippers and Robes
Since we stayed in the Executive Club, we could choose from the Amaya restaurant on the 4th floor or eat breakfast on the 32nd floor in the Executive lounge. The difference between these two breakfasts is that the one you find in the Executive will be less varied, but a lot calmer than the 4th floor, which is open to all hotel guests.
It’s a big hotel, so eating breakfast in the calm executive lounge was welcome, even though we also tried the Amaya Food Gallery. In regards to the food, I liked the breakfast more on the 4th floor since it was more varied. The executive lounge breakfast was somewhat limited.
My favorite from the breakfast buffet was the smoked salmon and Thai style breakfast. I would say try both, and if you don’t have time to choose and want a nice view, then go for the lounge, otherwise, go for the 4th floor.
Outside the room
If you want to stay active during your visit, head to the gym or go for a swim in their tropical pool. The lobby is also quite nice and great when you’re waiting for a pickup. If you want to relax, they have a Spa, named Breeze, which was recently given an award by Tripadvisor.
Since we were in the Executive Club room type, we could also enjoy a complimentary happy hour with free drinks in the lounge every day between 5 and 7 pm.
Everyone in the staff was accommodating and if you had any queries they were happy to help. In the lobby, you could also get help to get a taxi, and if you want to make sure you’re not getting ripped off, you could ask them to fix a good price for you.
While wandering around the hotel, we had no issues with the Wi-Fi not working, except in the elevator of course. But otherwise, it was fast and reliable. Wi-Fi is super important to me, and nothing bugs me more than a bad Wi-Fi connection when I need the Internet.
In the middle of hot pot shopping area Pratunam. Couldn’t be better if you want to do some shopping and be able to hop on public transportation to go elsewhere in the city.
Summary of my stay at Amari Watergate Bangkok
- Good location
- Access to executive lounge
- Nice to have a pool
- Great views from the executive lounge
- Reliable Wi-Fi
- Friendly staff
- Happy hour between 5-7 pm
- Great concierge service
- Spacious room
- Elevator took quite a while sometimes (and you always need to insert your key card)
- Breakfast in Executive lounge could’ve been more varied or themed
All in all, we had a nice stay at Amari Watergate. The room was great, the view was great, the bad was great. The bathroom was spacious, and we even had an ironing board, which came handy since my shirt had some wrinkles. The Executive lounge was also pleasant, and not too crowded. The outdoor terrace was also nice.
The gym was not the biggest, but had all necessities. Pool gave a very tropical feel, even though you were in the middle of Bangkok and all the skyscrapers. So, would I recommend others to stay here? Sure, if you want a classic 5 star hotel with great service, nice room and some complimentary benefits + closeness to shopping, then I would totally recommend it.
Flights and Hotel
Have you also been to the Amari Watergate in Bangkok, or do you have some other questions? Leave a comment and I would be happy to answer (if I can).