Bangkok is a huge, sprawling city made up of different neighborhoods and neighborhoods, with no real city center. But one of its main areas is Silom, the business district, which is home to several large hotels and skyscrapers, and is located quite centrally to other areas you might want to explore. It also benefits from metro and SkyTrain links, making it an excellent base for exploring the city.
One of our favorite hotels in Silom is the COMO Metropolitan, a name you might recognize from its London location on Park Lane. The Bangkok edition is located just off the main road through Silom and is secluded enough and shaded by many palm trees to provide a pleasant and quiet setting despite being located right in the heart of it. The low-rise white building is fairly unremarkable from the outside, but step inside and you’re greeted by a sleek modern aesthetic, with dark slatted wood panels, soft lighting, and a large pebbled water feature. reception.
The modern, minimalist design continues in the rooms, with whitewashed walls and dark woods complemented by a quirky splash of color — a yellow rug or brightly colored flower arrangement. There are several room types to choose from, ranging from comfortable double rooms to terrace rooms with private patios and outdoor showers. We suggest going somewhere in the middle for one of the “metropolitan rooms” which have plenty of space, including a separate living room and a large bathroom with a rain shower and a bathtub that offers stunning views on the horizon. All modern amenities are also in place, including USB charging sockets, Bose music player, and the hotel’s own COMO Shambhala products.
Back on the ground floor, the COMO Metropolitan has a lovely outdoor pool, surrounded by a wooden deck and lounge chairs — although the area only catches a little morning sun, sunbathers will need to so look elsewhere for the afternoon! The swimming pool is very peaceful and a great place to relax after a day in the wet and hectic streets of Bangkok.
But what really sets the COMO Metropolitan apart from other hotels in the area is its restaurant, the legendary Nahm by David Thompson. This highly influential, Michelin-starred Thai restaurant has played a big role in the development of Thai cuisine around the world, inspiring and training countless chefs to create their own Thai restaurants (Som Saa and The Begging Bowl are just two examples in London). Nahm is still going strong and it’s worth having lunch or dinner here to experience the fusion of classic Thai flavors with modern techniques. The standout dishes of our meal included the southern yellow blue swimmer crab curry with betel leaves and calamansi; tom yum soup of river prawns, wild mushrooms and chilli jam; and wild songkhla prawn relish with chumpon prawn paste and green pepper.
With a prime location, modern design and an absolutely killer world-class restaurant, COMO Metropolitan has something for everyone and is a fantastic all-rounder for a stay in Bangkok.
27 S Sathorn Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand