The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel in Bangkok just turned 10 this year; it shares this anniversary with the airport. I still remember when the airport was built, but I never got to see the hotel until this trip to Laos. We stayed here overnight so we could catch a Bangkok Airways flight to Luang Prabang the next day.
The hotel is right next to the airport. You can take a 5-minute covered walkway if you don't have much luggage. Alternatively, there are free 24-hour shuttle ride from the terminals which give you a nice scenic ride.
There's no set check-in time as they get guests around the clock.
When you first enter, you'll be dazzled by the spacious five-storey atrium lobby.
photo from Novotel websiteThis is a huge four-star hotel with over 600 rooms and suites.
The suite is decently spacious with bedroom and living area, a walk-in closet and marble bathroom.
The bathroom has a peek-a-boo window to the bedroom. While the overall design is starting to show some age, the hotel seems quite well-maintained.
The Superior rooms give you either a King size bed or double beds. I'm glad the bed and pillows are comfortable. I still kept waking up because of that niggly fear of missing a flight the next morning, even though I have my alarms set.
My bath has a separate shower stall. Standard Novotel toiletries are supplied. These look just like the ones I got in the Novotel Vines Resort in Perth!
The pool is surrounded by lush foliage which helps with privacy.
The water features help lend a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
I like how they have incorporated Thai architectural features into the outdoor spaces.
There are indoor play areas for kids! I am glad to see they are quite family friendly. Kids under 16 eat and stay for free with parents or grandparents (up to 2 kids per room).
One thing you must not miss is the Vous spa. Treat insomnia with a Jetlag Aroma Relaxing Massage, or go for the Muscle Release Massage which combines deep massage and trigger points to release tension. The masseuse had some moves with the latter that might seem scary for some - just trust them and let it all go.
Dinner was at the inhouse Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, where we had a veritable feast.
The familiar Thai restaurant dishes were rich and satisfying: Spicy seafood salad, Kao Tung Na Tang (Crispy rice cracker with minced pork), Tom Yum Kung (Spicy Prawn Soup), Green Curry with Chicken, Stir-fried Scallop with vegetables, and Fried chicken with Cashew nut.
There are actually five F&B outlets here - besides Sala Thai, there's Kinsen (Japanese), Golden Village (Chinese, shown above), Le Gourmet (bakery), The Square (International) and the Atrium Terrace (cocktails and snacks).
There are buffets 24-hour a day at The Square.
Breakfast is served as early as 3am, for those who need to catch early flights. How thoughtful! I can't count the number of times I've had to forego breakfast because I had a flight that was too early.
photo from Novotel website
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
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Many thanks to Accor and Novotel for the hospitality