Hotel Review: Galleria 10 Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

by Kerwin McKenzie on August 18, 2014

 

Galleria 10 Entrance Bangkok, ThailandFor three days in Bangkok, I was guest of the Compass Hospitality Group. My task was to stay in three of their different hotels in as many days. The second one I stayed is the Galleria 10 Hotel Bangkok and here’s what I thought of it.

Location
Galleria 10 Hotel Bangkok
21 Sukhumvit Soi 10, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, THAILAND
Nearest Public Transit stations

  • Asok BTS Skytrain station – 5 minutes walk
  • Sukhumvit MRT underground station – 5 minutes walk

The hotel is located down a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit Road where you will find lots of entertainment, street and mall shopping and horrendous traffic.

Check-in

Galleria 10 Main Entrance Bangkok, ThailandAs you walk in from the street, it looks like you are walking down a fashion runway with a glass floor. Although it is very beautiful and quite different than anything I’ve seen as a hotel entrance, I think it needs more lighting.

Just off to the left is the complimentary breakfast area and a bar. I later found out there is another bar on the 8th floor; more on that later though.

Then you enter a red carpet area with the Galleria10 logo on it that leads up to a red check-in desk also with the Galleria 10 skyline logo. Not bad I thought.

Galleria10 Checkin Bangkok, ThailandThe agent was very cordial and I was expeditiously checked in. Which was good as the Bangkok sun was pretty hot outside and as short as my walk was from the previous hotel, I busted a sweat.

I turned right to take the elevators up and that area by the elevators was dimly lit. This dimly lit decor continued into the elevator and up to my room. Not sure I’m a fan of that at all. Also, my key only worked on my floor and the 8th floor (the hotel bar). This is typical of Bangkok for security purposes. So if you have friends on different floors, I guess you have to meet at the elevator or call before you meet up with them.

The Room

Galleria10 Bedroom Bangkok, ThailandThe room is pretty big with a nice desk, closets and a larger than expected bathroom/toilet. My room had slanted windows with the shades drawn in an effort to keep the room cool. In Bangkok, once you leave the room the air conditioner cuts off as its connected to the key system. At the backdrop of the bed is a skyline that is the Galleria 10’s signature/logo.

I liked the wooden floor and the model of the tuk tuk that sits above the desk which by the way is available for sale at the front desk. They come in red and blue colors. They do have suites available which actually have the bedrooms separate from the living room areas. There are many of these though. I think there was one at the end of my floor in the corner.

I did have a flat screen TV which was mounted in the wall and can be seen clearly from the comforts of my queen sized bed. Sadly, my view was of the apartment building across the way, so I had to remember to draw the blinds after a shower. Depending on which side of the building you are on, your room may have a balcony. These rooms seem bigger; as a matter of fact, the bed looks like a King bed. The other amenities remain the same though.

The Restaurant/Bar

Galleria 10 on the 8th Floor Bar Bangkok, ThailandWhen I arrived, I had asked to meet with my hosts. The arrangement was to meet them in thirty minutes at the bar on the 8th floor. The place is actually quite nice with a huge bar, plus an outdoor pool which you can see from inside. I’ll let your imagination do the rest.

it’s a great space where you can eat and drink after a hot day in the city. I was especially enjoying the promotional cocktail of the month: Blue Pattaya; light rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut, expertly made by the bartender.

Check out

On check out day, I got up quite early as I wanted to head out to the local market called JJ. I asked the front desk for a late check out and as they were not full, it was granted.

Galleria 10 Breakfast Bangkok, ThailandI went down stairs and had the complimentary breakfast before I left though. Good breakfast with a very wide selection of hot and cold choices.

Overall Impression

I enjoyed my stay at the Galleria 10. The staff was great, the room was clean and well maintained. Plus I had no issues during my stay. Also, the hotel is located close to public transportation, local entertainment, shopping and restaurants. If you do go, do ask about the airline discount via the email address and/or phone number on the Web site.

Have you stayed at this hotel? What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment below. Here are some additional pictures.

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