The Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is my go to hotel when I need to stay near Suvarnabhumi Airport, and the last time I stayed was in August 2021 having arrived in the evening on the Sandbox Express Bus from Phuket. The Sandbox Express arrives at around 19:00 which is journey of 14 hours so staying near the airport is a better option than travelling an extra 45 minutes or so into the city itself.
Good points about the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel
The first and most obvious selling point of the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is that it is close to Bangkok’s main international airport. By road the distance from the airport is 8 km which takes about 10 minutes. The Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel offers a transfer service to and from the airport for 200 THB which I recommend using. Taxis tend not to be much cheaper because of the airport surcharge on the meter fare, and also the hotel will pick you up directly from outside the arrival and departure lounges rather than your needing to go to the ground floor of the airport to queue for a meter taxi. Much less hassle and they take your bags straight up to the room on arrival if you have booked the hotel in advance.
There are closer hotels to Suvarnabhumi Airport, such as the Novotel which is actually inside the airport, but none nearby which are anywhere near as good value for money as the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel. The room rate at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is normally around a third of the price of the Novotel hotel in the airport and the food and drinks are around half the price. You save a lot of money by travelling 10 minutes down the road to the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel as opposed to staying in the grounds of the international airport.
The thing I like most about the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is it’s rooftop restaurant and bar, which I shall talk more about more below. I always notice how many Thai people choose to stay at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel which is generally as really good sign as they tend to be very discerning when it comes to choosing where to stay, and for better off Thai people quality and amenities are really important and they tend to steer clear of places that charge too much for substandard service.
Rooms at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel
Standard rooms at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel meet international standards for a hotel room. You could be in a chain hotel at an airport in North America or Europe, but obviously you would be paying five times the amount per night. The rooms aren’t large by Bangkok standards but they are big enough for two people, and great if you are staying alone.
The bathrooms at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel are OK, but not brilliant. I thought the pressure in the shower wasn’t strong enough which was the main let down. The bathrooms are otherwise perfectly adequate, with towels and complimentary soap and shampoo provided.
Standard rooms at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel come with a flat screen TV, kettle, fridge, two bottles of water and a safety box. Bizarrely they don’t provide sachets of coffee, tea, sugar or creamer. I always carry some spare just in case when I am travelling and if you come to stay at this hotel I suggest you do the same.
The TV at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel has a fairly good range of channels, including English film channels, and a connection to Netflix. Beware, however, if you turn the TV off you will struggle to turn it back on again. Rooms have three remote controls, one for the TV, one for the satellite connection, and another for Netflix, and if you turn the TV off it’s complicated to work out how to reconnect it to the satellite service or Netflix. The hotel reception know how to resolve the problem.
Facilities at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel
On the ground floor of the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel there is small gym, and a spa room, along with a toilet. Outside the entrance is a small swimming pool and a dozen or so large metal models of characters from the Transformers films, Captain America and other films. This thoughtful addition to the entrance area of the hotel will appeal to most young children.
The gym and the spa are just OK, but the rooftop restaurant at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is fantastic. It’s very well designed with wooden floors, plants and tasteful lighting. The food and drinks are well priced for a hotel restaurant. When I last went in August 2021 a large bottle of Singha beer cost 140 THB and the main dishes ranged in price from 150 to 250 THB. The prices are cheaper than an equivalent restaurant in Central Bangkok and a lot cheaper than they were in Phuket where I had travelled from earlier in the day.
The view from the rooftop restaurant at the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel is great. At night you can see the lights of the international airport which looks a lot better at night than it does in the day. With a cold beer, light background music and some nice food this is a very pleasant place to spend either you first or last night in Thailand.
Location of the Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel