The Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road first opened earlier this year along Wireless Road - where Thai radio was born. The hotel draws inspiration from the immediate neighbourhood in the vicinity and these elements trickle down to the design, food and beverage, amenities as well as services rendered in this beautiful property. I stayed at the Conrad Bangkok the last time I was in this city so I decided to stay in a different property but still along Wireless Road as it is extremely convenient to get around (without having to deal with the congestion in Siam).
I arrived via TG402 at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (do note that there are two different airports - the other being Don Mueang International Airport - that other airlines like Scoot may fly to) in the morning. Since the plane touched down at 9am, I had plenty of time to spare before the official check-in time (plus I lost my IHG Platinum status this year) so I made my way down to the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road via the Bangkok Airport Link and BTS - more information on this in a separate post!
There is a total of 192 rooms inside the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road and during my stay at this beautiful property, I opted for the spacious Chaiyapruek Executive Room which are essentially corner rooms and they come with a small balcony for you to take in the sights and energy of this beautiful city. The floors are wooden and are generally not carpeted so it's relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Most of the luxury hotels in the area have carpeted floors so if that is something you are looking for, the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is definitely one to consider.
The Chaiyapruek Executive Room is approximately 48 sqm in size and while the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road does not come with an Executive Lounge, guests who stay inside the Chaiyapruek Executive Room will be able to enjoy complimentary afternoon tea as well as all-day coffee and tea at Metro on Wireless. There is a large working table within the room with fast WiFi connection so there's definitely an opportunity to get work done. Otherwise, do what I do and go on the small table on the balcony instead.
I really like that there are multiple seating areas within the room - the (somewhat) day bed, work desk, sofa, balcony and of course the bed itself. The room also comes with a coffee maker (not a Nespresso though!) so you can get your caffeine fix throughout the day. There is also a large enough fridge to stock up on all your Thai milk tea.
The bathroom of the Chaiyapruek Executive Room is extremely spacious and not only will you find a double sink, a big tub and a separate rainshower, you will find a lot of space between them (albeit a little awkward). There is also an automated control by the side of the sink for you raise and lower the privacy blinds in the bathroom. Do note that if you do decide to raise them that the bathroom faces the office buildings next door so it's best to keep them down when you are in the tub.
Also, unlike the Conrad where you can take the rubber duckling home, you will not be able to take the massive duckling here at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road home - well you essentially could but I'm pretty sure you'd be charged.
Bathroom amenities are provided by the internationally acclaimed Panpuri brand and it is Mandarin and Lemongrass scented. I did however find the body wash and shampoo to have contrasting scents despite having the same scent-ingredients though. You'll get the amenities replenished at turndown or when your room is made-up but if you would like the larger versions of what you have in the bathroom (or the scented candles), check out Panpuri's flagship store at Gaysorn for all your shopping needs. If you are feeling lazy, there's an area in the lobby that stocks up on these goodies too!
As mentioned previously, the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road does not have a club lounge (or equivalent) and therefore breakfast was served at Metro on Wireless. Even though the spread wasn't particularly impressive, the a la carte items (which you can order as part of the breakfast buffet) certainly stood out. Each adult diner was given the choice of one main and one dessert on top of the buffet spread that was already present. To be honest, I don't think the staff would be too picky even if you asked for another one but you will probably be satisfied with just one. If breakfast is not included in your rate, it is available at just THB 599++ (approx. S$24) per adult diner.
There were five savoury (mains) and two sweet (desserts) items to choose from while I was there but I am not certain if any of that have or will be changed. If you do not know where to start, I would highly recommend giving the Kai Jiew (Thai Omelette) and the Waffle a try! More importantly though, don't stuff yourself at Metro on Wireless because part of the fun in exploring Bangkok is to take your taste buds on an adventure too.
Don't forget to drop by the infinity pool for a swim after you are done eating to burn off that waffle. The view from the top is pretty amazing so you can be sure of an Instagram-worthy shot (or your new profile picture) here! For those of you who are still hungry, there is also a poolside menu where you can order up some beers and finger food.
There is also a gym on the same level as the pool so you can definitely balance between working out and eating in. Besides, it is not every day that you get to break out a sweat while looking out to a view like this!
If you do not wish like doing anything at all, there's a nice area by the pool where you can just sit back and relax (and people-watch!). The breeze and view from the top will most definitely take you away.
In the evening, tune down with a drink or two at 22 Steps (located on the second level of the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road). They have some decent all-you-can-drink promotions running so definitely check that if you are a huge drinker. Jazz is also played in the evening and definitely conducive for evening conversations or a simple catch-up.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. The hotel is also within walking distance to the BTS, making it super easy to get around. Do try to get the address (in Thai) of the hotel from the concierge before you leave in case you are going to be taking a taxi. The younger taxi drivers generally know where Wireless Road is but you'd be surprised that it isn't actually pronounced and known as Wireless Road by the locals - more like 'Witthayu Road'. Design wise, the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is a great product - beautifully designed and spacious rooms but there is definitely more room for improvement on the softer side of things.
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
81 Wireless Road, Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok - 10330, Thailand
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