Review of Bliston Suwan Park View, Bangkok15 December, 2015
Bliston Suwan Park View is the ideal accommodation for families visiting Bangkok. Located on Soi Tonson (or Tonson Alley), Bliston offers visitors a choice of one-, two- or three-bedroom layouts; perfect for families of all sizes.
All 152 rooms are equipped with a living area, kitchen, complementary basic wireless internet access and a home entertainment system. The hotel features a host of amenities and facilities including a day spa, swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, gym and playground, as well as a bar/restaurant.
The hotel also has a range of renovated and newly furnished rooms under the Platinum and Deluxe options, which are luxurious and elegant.
These rooms have been fairly popular amongst guests and were fully booked when we made our trip, so the room that we stayed in was one of the older ones. Nevertheless, we found our room very spacious and it had a very ‘homey’ feel.
Most of the rooms at Bliston have ample space generally, which is great for families with children or for storing the spoils of your shopping in Bangkok. In fact, the smallest room in the hotel (1 Bedroom Superior Suite) is about 65 square metres, which is bigger than most hotel rooms, while the largest (3 Bedroom Premier Suite) comes in at a whopping 233 square metres. So if you’re travelling with your family or friends, be sure to book the two- or three-bedroom suites with a common living area and you’ll feel right at home.
Most bathrooms come with a bathtub and basic essential toiletries, while the kitchen comes fully-equipped with utensils, cutlery, crockery, glassware, stove, refrigerator, oven and microwave – perfect for cooking up a late night meal with groceries you can get nearby from Central Chidlom.
If you’re up in time for breakfast (6am to 10am), do head down to the Baison Restaurant on Level 5. There you’ll find the usual breakfast spread of cereal, waffles, toast and an egg station, along with some Thai delights such as Phad Thai and Thai fried rice.
The restaurant has an outdoor section next to a swimming pool, overlooking the Bangkok skyline. There is also a children’s play area next to the restaurant and pool, so the kids can be occupied while you fuel up for the day.
There is no shortage of street food along Soi Tonson, where Bliston is conveniently located at. If you’re in the mood for a walk, take a 10-minute stroll to Duang Phithak Road. There you’ll find a congregation of food stalls serving mostly the locals, which is always a good sign when looking for good food.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more refined, Artur Restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of Bliston Suwan Park View, delivers a classic gourmet dining experience in Parisian style. Artur Restaurant is regarded as one of the top steakhouses in Bangkok, with a chef of Michelin star restaurant background and an owner who takes special care of every guest in his restaurant.
Nearby, the garden of the Dutch Embassy provides guests with a beautiful view of inner-city greenery, almost reminiscent of Central Park in New York. While the garden is not accessible to the public, a ten-minute stroll down Soi Tonson will lead you to Lumpini Park, a recreational haven, perfect for a morning jog or an afternoon stroll with your partner and children.
Lumpini Park is also popular for its food stalls and hawkers, particularly on the outskirts of its northwest corner along Ratchadamri Road. Stalls here serve a good selection of Thai-style noodles and seafood, and most servers have a good enough command of English to make ordering a fuss-free affair. If you’re in the mood for street food, the stroll down to Lumpini Park is definitely worthwhile.
The hotel is also close to Bangkok’s business district, with many shopping malls and train stations within a stone’s throw. The hotel is about a three-minute walk away from Phloen Chit Road, where visitors will be greeted by the eye-catching luxury shopping mall, Central Embassy.
Considered by some as the ION Orchard of Bangkok, Singaporean visitors will feel right at home at Central Embassy, with familiar luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci and Givenchy as some of the many tenants there.
If you prefer cheaper shopping options, the shopping district of Pratunam and the Platinum Fashion Mall are located fairly close by and would cost around 3-4 Singapore dollars to get to by taxi (metered).
Getting to Bliston Suwan Park View, Bangkok
From Suvarnabhumi International Airport
By Taxi: 30-minute drive, around 300 Baht
From Don Mueang Airport
By Special Bus A1 and BTS: You can locate Special Bus A1 at the provided area within Don Mueang Airport, which is along the arrival platform at entrance No.7 of Terminal 1 between 08.30-23.30 hrs. From Don Mueang Airport, A1 will bring you to BTS Station (Mor Chit) / MRT Station (Chatuchak) – Bangkok Bus Station (Mor Chit) – return to Don Mueang Airport.
The fare for Special Bus A1 is 30 Baht throughout the route and the bus will leave every 20 minutes.
You can alight at BTS Station (Mor Chit) / MRT Station (Chatuchak) and take the BTS to Chitlom Station. There are 8 stops in between and it takes around 16 minutes to get from Mor Chit Station to Chitlom Station, which is the nearest BTS Station to Bliston. From Chitlom Station, it will be a 3 minute walk to Bliston.
Click here for more information of Bliston Suwan Park View.
This post was brought to you by Bliston Suwan Park View, Bangkok.