Sofitel So: Bangkok’s Best Kept Secret

By Moraa Onyonka


There’s a reason over one thousand people have given Sofitel So five stars on Tripadvisor: the design is modern, the location is unparalleled to none, and the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive.


After checking in, I was greeted by the staff, who welcomed me with their signature jasmine colored and lemongrass infused welcome drink. With my drink in hand, I walked to the room and instantly felt at home. The design aesthetic was incredibly similar to my own: bright, airy, clean, and wooden elements sprinkled throughout.



From every vantage point, the hotel offered a panoramic view of both the city’s dramatic skyline and the lush Lumpini Park. The staff informed me that residents often rented paddle boats and bicycles throughout the day. However, since Bangkok was in the middle of an intense heat wave, at 106 degrees Fahrenheit, I wasn’t bold enough to risk it.


Since I’m a major foodie, my favorite part of the hotel was visiting Red Oven, the hotel’s market-style restaurant. The restaurant featured most American classics (think, omelets and cereal bar), with even more interesting Asian options (like, endless pad thai & ramen and shashimi).


And as if the delicious food wasn’t enough, the city view continued to stun!


Bangkok, a city full with old world charm and modern elements, has quickly risen to be one of the world’s top travel destinations. The fact that Sofitel So is surrounded by skyscrapers and top rated restaurants as well as tuk tuks and Buddhist temples, makes it a prime location for anyone’s stay in Bangkok. So next time you’re in this city, stop by Sofitel So, take a dip in their beautiful infinity pool, chat with their friendly staff, and enjoy one of their delicious welcome drinks!

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Moraa Onyonka

Moraa is a foodie, fit geek, and puppy lover. When she's not spending her days chasing wanderlust, she's leading business development for Travel Noire.

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