by Terry Ward
Located just a five-minute walk from Bangkok’s international airport, the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is a convenient and modern hotel that appeals to guests who need to overnight close to the terminal. The hotel offers family size rooms and has double, queen and king size configurations available to suit your gang. Guests can dine in one of the four onsite restaurants or cool off from the city’s sticky tropical heat with a dip in the pool. The hotel also has a spa and fitness center onsite. Hop the hotel’s shuttle to reach nearby attractions and the airport local area or travel by train from the nearby terminal. When one night — or more — in Bangkok is what you’re looking for, this modern and clean hotel fits the bill.
Our Editor Loves
- Train nearby
- Close to airport
- Swimming pool
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Only stay here if you have an overnight layover with an early morning flight (we noticed there are sleeping pods at the airport and we would consider those over this hotel in the future). You can’t beat the convenience to the airport but the hotel leaves a lot to be desired for the price. It has no competition at the airport, which is reflected in the quality. Room was dated and musty. The food at the 24 hour restaurant was mediocre.
I recently had 2 stays at this airport hotel, once for 24 hours by myself and also a return visit for 9 hours with a friend during a long layover.
The hotel is very conveniently located a short 5 minute walk from the airport, head to the lowest level of the airport and follow the signs for airport hotel. Alternatively there is a shuttle bus to the hotel from exit 4 at the arrival area of the airport.
Both rooms I received were of a good standard, quiet and comfortable. I was very happy with the option of being able to stay for 9 hours, this made our very long layover a very pleasurable experience.
The highlight of the hotel is the pool area. The pool is a very good size, has a swim up bar and the option of having food out there. The change rooms also have excellent facilities including sauna, steam and spa. The pool and change room were very clean.
The gym is of a good size and the equipment of a very good standard.
There are plenty of eating options in the well designed atrium of the hotel. Breakfast was the usual buffet fare. I utilised room service on both occasions for dinner and both times the food was very good, quickly delivered and excellently delivered.
There were a couple of staff on my first visit that were less helpful than would have been liked, but this was not evident on my second visit, as all staff were helpful, courteous and welcoming.
Overall this is a very good airport hotel and one I will happily use again in the future.