Staying in a Bangkok hotel near BTS makes getting around in this amazing city a breeze, and staying at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit makes it a cool breeze. Centrally located on Sukhumvit Soi 13-15 in the heart of the city’s busy commercial district, our 5-Star hotel is a Bangkok hotel near BTS Skytrain stations that’s only 500 meters from both the Asoke and Nana BTS stations, as well as the Sukhumvit MRT station, Bangkok’s fast and efficient subway, making Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit one of the city’s most convenient Bangkok hotels near BTS. Nana BTS station is on the Skytrain’s Sukhumvit Line at Sukhumvit Soi 9, east of Nana intersection (Soi Sukhumvit 3). The Asok BTS station is on the Sukhumvit Line in Watthana District, located at Sukhumvit Soi 21 and Asok Montri Road, with an entrance to the Sukhumvit MRT station.
Bangkok’s Mass Transit System, the BTS or Skytrain, as it’s more commonly called, is an elevated train running two Lines, one going generally north and south, the other running generally east and west, for over 54 km. and 44 stops, with more on the horizon. The SkyTrain’s fare starts at 15 baht and goes up to 55 baht, depending on the distance between your Skytrain origination and your Skytrain destination, so staying in a Bangkok hotel near BTS is a huge advantage, making venturing around the city very convenient.
Many of Bangkok’s main attractions are easily reached via the SkyTrain, including the National Stadium, the Chao Praya River, and the Silom and Sathorn business and nightlife districts where many other Bangkok hotels near BTS have located themselves.
From the Asok BTS station you can connect with the underground Sukhumvit MRT station, which has stops of particular interest to visitors that include Chatuchak Weekend Market, Silom (Saladaeng BTS Skytrain, Pat Pong Night Market and Lumpini Park) and Hua Lamphong (Chinatown and Central Railway Station). The Petchaburi Station is about 300m from the Airport Rail Link Station, where you can board the express train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
From the Asok BTS Station it’s a short walk to Benchakitti Park, a wonderful little city park surrounded by greenery and a peaceful pond. Terminal 21 has become synonymous with the “Asok Area”. The immense shopping center has direct access from the Asok BTS station skywalk. Check into the “Departures Lounge” and have fun touring the world’s great cities all under one roof.
Also near the Asok BTS station is the small shopping area called Korean Town, which is full of high quality Korean restaurants and small shops selling Korean stuff.
Near the Nana BTS station is Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie, the first Belgian restaurant in Bangkok serving unique food and beverages on the 32nd floor, rooftop terrace of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Around Nana things are best after dark, and Nana BTS station puts you right in the middle of it, one of Bangkok’s trendiest nightlife scenes. Fashionable clubs and bars run down the length of Sukhumvit Soi 11, more risqué venues populate Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Nana Plaza) with long standing go-go bars next to beer bars and massage parlors, and Sukhunvit Road itself is throbbing with its street markets and street food. Having your Bangkok hotel near BTS opens up the entire length of this adult Disneyland, including Soi Cowboy, a red-light district with a laid-back, carnival-like feel to it, very near the Asok Skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT stations.
Thailand is famous for its street food and Sukhumvit is Street Food Central! Try the cold fruit, the freshly squeezed juice, the dried squid and the grilled chicken. There are sellers hawking their wares everywhere, especially under the BTS stairs. After sun down additional vendors set up their stalls, selling everything from cheap fashion brands and accessories to DVDs and souvenirs.
For air conditioned indoor shopping, the Asok Skytrain station connects to Robinson’s Department Store via elevated walkway, and the massive Emporium Shopping Mall is at the Phrom Phong BTS SkyTrain station.
In the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district is Siam Square, the SoHo or Shinjuku of Thailand. Siam Square is connected to other shopping centers and shopping districts with BTS links or by sky-bridge, including to Siam Center, the Siam Discovery Center, Siam Square One and the Paragon Mall. Within Siam Square itself, there is a range of shops and services selling every thing from wrist watched to Rolls Royces – a true shopping Mecca!