The Continent Hotel in Bangkok. I arrived at the Continent Hotel in Bangkok in pretty bad shape. I was exhausted from jet lag (even after being in Thailand for a week) and from fun filled experiences like exploring Bangkok Chinatown and Thonburi district, as well as Trang Markets. To top it off, I became quite ill during my trip and even spent a morning at a hospital in Trang!
It would be an understatement to say that I needed some good old fashioned rest and relaxation before heading home to Berlin. Turns out the Continent Hotel was everything I needed and more …
The Continent Hotel in Bangkok
This five star boutique hotel is centrally located in Bangkok’s Sukumvit district, close to Sukhumvit and Asoke roads, which are known to be the “crossroads of Bangkok.” Both the BTS Asoke skytrain station and the MRT Sukhumvit station are within a few minutes walking distance of the hotel.
The Continent Hotel immediately impresses you, as you gaze up at the hotel’s tall, sleek, and skinny structure that reaches 35 floors. It’s almost hard to believe that the hotel contains 153 rooms, a restaurant, two bars, a fitness studio, and a rooftop infinity pool!
Lobby and Compass Bar
Entering the hotel is akin to inserting yourself another world and you quickly forget the hustle of bustle of the busy streets just outside. The contemporary interior is all once warm and soothing with its Asian inspired design. Even more welcoming is the attentive front desk staff who greet you and work quickly to get you settled into your room.
The Compass Bar is great place to stop and have a quick cocktail before heading out for an afternoon of shopping (the hotel is surrounded by shopping malls like the Emporium and EmQuartier) or a night of outrageous fun in Bangkok.
The Continent Room
I was lucky to have a stay in one of the hotel’s most luxurious room types, a Sky Room, located on the 29th floor! It comes with many special benefits like turndown service, a daily fruit basket, complimentary laundry, free drinks and snacks at the bars, and more. Each of the floors in the hotel follows a theme of different cities around the world and are decorated with photos from the the featured destination. I was all too happy to be staying on the Berlin themed floor as Berlin is never far from my heart.
Medinii is an award-winning Italian restaurant where guests can take their breakfast, lunch and dinner. The airy space, decorated in dark fabric curtains and muted hardwood floors, comes complete with chair swings that overlook Bangkok. It was here that I sipped red Italian wine and sampled various dishes from their menu, including pizza, pasta, steak, and a fruity sorbet for dessert.
Sadly, I have no photos from my breakfast but the food was equally as good with all the standard fare. I loaded up on lots of fresh fruit and a refreshing tea to kick start my day. Breakfast was also included in my booking.
Axis and Spin
While I stayed at the Continent Hotel in Bangkok, I made sure to enjoy one last cocktail at their Axis and Spin rooftop bar and club, saying one last “prost” before heading back to Berlin. Filled with trendy locals, as well as hotel guests, it’s the perfect spot for a nightcap while soaking up those Bangkok views.
H20 Pool Bar
Good to Know
1) The Continent Hotel is best suited to travellers looking for an upscale and refined stay in a central area of Bangkok.
2) Wifi is free and available throughout the hotel.
3) Airport transfers to and from the hotel can easily be booked with your reservation.
4) If you arrive by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the ride will take 30-50 minutes depending on traffic. If you’re coming from Don Muang Airport, expect the ride to take anywhere from 20-40 minutes.
5) If you’re looking for inspiration about what to do while in the city, take a look at my Bangkok archives. If you need further Thailand inspiration, consider this 14 day Thailand itinerary. Read this to find out other options about where to stay in Bangkok.
The Continent Hotel Bangkok
413 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 686 7000
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Disclosure – One of my two nights at the Continent Hotel was complimentary. Any opinions expressed about my love of rooftop infinity pools and comfortable king size beds are entirely my own.