U Sathorn 4

Health & Fitness: Swimming Pool Hotel facilities: 24 Hour Room Service, Bar, Restaurant Included: Full Breakfast Optional Extras: Dinner, Lunch Property Type: Gay Friendly, Regular Hotel/Apartment Room Facilities: Air Con., Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom, CD / DVD, Hairdryers, Iron / Ironing Board, Minibar / Refrigerator, Room Safes, TV, Tea/Coffee, Telephone, WiFi Walking Distance to, within 1km: Gay Scene, Local Transportation, Restaurants, Shopping

This resort-style oasis offers some of Bangkok’s most exquisite dining in a quiet residential area.

Hidden in an affluent residential area, U Sathorn Bangkok is a stylish retreat away from the bustle of the city. It’s only 15 minutes’ walk from Lumpini subway station and yet feels a world away from the centre; it’s unlike any other hotel in Bangkok. With just three floors, this is the perfect setting if you prefer the escapism and mod cons of a resort on a more intimate scale.

The Library, the hotel’s casual dining spot, embodies the younger, playful vibe here with its minimalist bookshelves and giant chess-piece lighting, while the relaxed ‘anytime, anywhere’ breakfast lets you set the pace in this modern hideout.

And the pièce de résistance at U Sathorn has to be J’AIME, a fine French restaurant that is a definite plus for foodies – it's recently been appointed one of Bangkok's first Michelin stars. Enjoy a mouth-watering dish of lightly smoked sea bass or soft-boiled duck egg with pumpkin crème brûlée at one of Bangkok’s most celebrated French establishments, or let your taste buds be transported with a decadent five, seven or nine-course tasting menu.

The hotel’s symmetrical façade is complemented by chic interiors, with a nod to Parisian style.

Rooms are cool and light with statement houndstooth-print sofas, and many have balconies which overlook the pool or lush courtyard. If your idea of bliss is a pool day, opt for a Terrace Garden View Room which is set on the ground floor with direct access to the main pool. Guests in Terrace Garden View Rooms also benefit from a complimentary minibar and luxurious BVLGARI toiletries.