This is my personal perspective & review of the Centre Point Hotel Silom in Bangkok. All opinions expressed are my own.
With the craziness that has been my expat journey this past year…
Cue being stranded outside my job in Shanghai, stuck in Thailand, and trying to move back to the U.K 😅
Let’s just say I needed a break, or as I like to say, a boujee escape.
So, alas I found my way from sunny Chiang Mai to the grit of Bangkok. Mixing a needed visa appointment in the capital with treating myself to lovely Centre Point Hotel Silom.
Luxury on a budget, starting at only $35 a night (yes, you read that right), Centre point Silom is all I could’ve asked for and more.
And now I’m gonna tell you about it (and hope you stay there too).
Located near the scenic banks of the Chao Phraya River, Centre Point Hotel Silom is a 4-star city favorite.
With classic aesthetics and marvelous staff, it’s the perfect recluse from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
Getting to Centre Point Hotel Silom
The hotel is 30 odd minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport. So your best options are taking a taxi or the Skytrain to the property once you land.
As I was already in Chiang Mai, I came by train. It was late so I swiftly opted for a Grab (Thailand’s version of Uber) from Bangkok Railway station.
The hotel has courteously written a wonderful blog post for all the modes of transit in detail. You can find it here. Once you arrive you’ll be greeted by the doorman, and be wonderfully sorted from there.
Tip: You can also contact the concierge to organize airport transfer for you.
More than anything, in the travel & tourism industry, safety is going to be top of mind for travelers moving forward.
I’m happy to say Centre Point Silom made me feel 100% safe.
Safety measure included: Temperature scans upon entrance, a travel history form for contact tracing, masks worn by all the staff, hand sanitizer, and deep cleansing throughout the vicinities
Safety is seamlessly woven into your stay and is something I’ll be looking for in all future lodging.
The Rooms in Centre Point Hotel Silom
Stumbling through the suite door I was in awe of the room.
Oozing of a vintage-classic aesthetic that reminded me slightly of Kensington, I instantly felt like a classy woman with her life together.
As a solo traveler, I opted for the Deluxe room. It’s 45 square meters complete with a queen-size bed, cozy kitchenette, private balcony, eloquent bathroom, and enough closet space for a mini fashion show.
There’s no shortage of luxurious room options which you can find here. However, if you’re not with a big group the Deluxe Suite is perfectly spacious.
Of course, I had to spend some lazy minutes walking around and appreciating the small touches of the room.
A Closer Look
The kitchen comes with complimentary teas, coffee and water bottles (replenished daily) and all the facilities to home all your delicious Thai food findings.
Adjacent holds a lovely wooden desk and convenient outlets, making it the perfect retreat for us blogger types.
Fun Fact: Maya Angelou would often rent hotel rooms in her hometown to write her beloved poems and novels
The beds are slightly plush and perfectly fitted for a night well-rested.
A nightstand for my journal and overabundance soft pillows left me with a good night’s sleep and no complaints.
Onto my favorite bit, the bathroom! A white paradise fit with a spaciously rustic tiled shower, glittering vanity and all the toiletry fixing.
A bathtub (something I haven’t had in years) accompanied by nightly bubbles and my old-school Spotify playlist.
Heated toilet and a new appreciation for a warm rear end.
With photogenic robes to match.
The room comes with standard balcony and buzzing views.
Overlooking the bustle of Bangkok, colorful taxis pursuing the streets, and skyscrapers looming in the distance, it’s a great way to take in the city.
And of course, snap some photos of the occasion.
If I had thought about it, I probably would’ve asked for a room with a riverside view. But alas, no complaints.
Overall the pleasure of waking up in a nice space while getting to travel I’ll admit, has made me consider ending my hostel days.
The Facilities at Centre Point Hotel Silom
There was no shortage of luxurious amenities on the property, including an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room. And breakfast of course. But where do we start?
In hotel fashion, the breakfast buffet was a must-try. Due to the nature of Covid-19 there were obviously fewer guests. This meant trading a buffet for table-side service with options for European, Thai, or Chinese breakfast. I, of course, opted for the Thai and happy to say it did not disappoint.
Coffee with a view
One Thai Breakfast please
As I didn’t want to get too sucked into the hotel food bubble I only opted for one day of breakfast.
Tip: If you’d prefer to have breakfast at the hotel each day of your stay, buy the hotel package. Otherwise, they will charge separately at around 490 bhat a sitting.
Akin to your typical rooftop hangout, Centre Point Hotel Silom comes with all the fixings.
With a saltwater pool and cozy seating to overlook the city, it’ll a lovely spot to take a dip and retreat from the unforgiving Bangkok sun.
Spoilt for choices (and wanting to explore the city) I bypassed on many of the amenities (gym, sauna, steam room for starters) that I fully should’ve taken advantage of, ahh, next time.
But none the less, even if you don’t partake in all the amenity offerings, the hotel is definitely worth exploring properly.
Exploring the Area
I’ll admit, it was difficult to pull myself away for the comfort of my cozy room. But there was solo travel to be done.
Around the area is the bustling city centre of Silom. Known as the “wall street of Thailand” you’ll never find yourself short of something to do near the hotel.
From the historical sights of the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Khaew, and stunning temples nearby you’ll be able to take in all the beauty of Bangkok close to your accommodation.
Getting around will be seamless as there’s a skytrain and bus 100m from the hotel and Grabs readily available. But opting for a motorbike rider is a great way to view the city and pay less than a car ride.
My Day in Silom
As I only had a few spurts of hours to explore the city I definitely didn’t get to see as much as I would’ve like. Regardless here are some fun things I got up to during my stay.
First, I took a lazy boat ride from Sathon Pier (a 15-minute walk from the hotel) and enjoyed the maritime scenery.
Before getting off to see the famed Asiatique, which was closed 🙁
Afterwhich, I aimlessly wandered admist finding the Padtong Museum – which I highly suggest visiting prior to (or in lieu) of the infamous Padtong itself, which is currently closed.
Then off to Lumpini Park, a beautiful large open space with tons of joggers and ample people-watching opportunities (one of my favorite things to do especially in a new city, is that creepy?).
Don’t forget, Silom is also home to some of the best street food in Bangkok. So be sure to persue the various night markets and get lost in local finds before slipping back in your hotel.
Tip: The heat and smog of the city can be slightly overwhelming so be sure to wear a sunhat and mask.
The Service at Centre Point Hotel Silom
It’s no secret that Thailand is one of the friendliest places on earth, and their hospitality is no exception.
Virtually all my needs felt catered for as soon as I stepped through the doors.
From the amazingly warm housekeepers to the bellhop that graciously helped me photoshoot my way around the property #solotravelproblems, and the overall personal touch of care I felt from every staff member, Centre Point hotel Silom gets an A in hospitality.
It’s also important to mention service from my perspective as a black woman, as it can sometimes feel like a coin toss for how hospitality will treat you at a given location.
But the Thailand travel & tourism industry has never made me feel anything less than warm, welcome, and intimately cared for, and for that, I am eternally pleased.
Overall Experience at the Centre Point Hotel Silom
I think the sign of good accommodation is how willing you are to leave it. At the Centre Point Hotel Silom, I think I could’ve stayed a looooonnng time.
Creating small memories of low-key luxury and in the midst of chaos was a gift I’ll never forget.
But more than that, Centre Point Hotel Silom helped me remember the beautiful re-taste of travel over the course of my 3-night stay. Making me feel safe, relaxed, and wholly taken care of reminding me yet again why Thailand makes such a beautiful expat home.
Overall I know I’m leaving Bangkok with unfinished business, but when I do return, this is where you’ll find me. Sipping coffee. Blogging away. And basking in budget luxury. Bangkok style.
Will you be adding Centre Point Hotel Silom to your bucketlist? Let me know in the comments or on instagram @candaceabroad.
Have a great time in Bangkok!
For more information on the Centre Point Hotel Silom please check out www.centrepointsilom.com