centara watergate pavillion hotel bangkok


We were recently in Bangkok, Thailand for 4 days 3 nights and our accommodation was the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok. We personally chose to stay at the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok because of its closed proximity to shopping malls such as CentralWorld and Platinum Fashion Mall; moreover, the hotel is about 30 minutes away from Suvarnabhumi Airport via the Airport Rail Link, which has its Ratchaprarop Station located within a 10 minutes walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel has an entrance lobby on the ground floor to the rear of the Watergate Pavillion Shopping and Leisure Complex, which can be accessed either via the complex or by the access driveway alongside the building.

The reception desk is on the 9th floor and can be accessed by the lift from the entrance lobby.

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok features 281 rooms and suites that will appeal to all travellers; whether single travellers, groups of friends travelling together, families, or couples.

The interior décor of the rooms is characterised by a light and airy contemporary design, with an ambience that reflects Pratunam‘s reputation for fashion. The accommodation options offer a variety of configurations, from two double beds best suited for families, a king bed for couples, to bunk beds in a separate area for the younger ones.

Each room and suite offers individually controlled air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, workstation, IDD telephone line, and complimentary wireless internet access.

We stayed in the Deluxe One Bedroom Suite and it was a really comfortable experience. We were actually quite impressed with the fact that there’s a turn-down service and guests had the freedom to choose the kind of pillows they want.

Here are some details of the rooms that are available at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms offer 26 metres of living space and these well-appointed rooms combine a bright and modern décor with the option of either a king bed or two double beds, and can comfortably sleep up to two adults and one child.

Superior Family Rooms

Superior Family Rooms provide two double beds and can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Furnished in a bright décor, each room offers 26 square metres of living space. Several Superior Family Rooms connect to Deluxe King rooms via an interconnecting door.

Deluxe Rooms

Offering a choice of either a king-size bed or twin beds, the Deluxe Room can sleep up to two adults and one child. The room size is a minimum 26 square metres and the interior décor is distinctively modern.

Deluxe Family Residence

Deluxe Family Residence Master Bedroom

Each Deluxe Family Residence can accommodate up to two adults and three children. The Deluxe Family Residence comes with a master bedroom and bunk beds that are situated in a separate children’s area; thus ensuring privacy for all.

Bunk Beds Situated In An Separate Children’s Area

The living space is a comfortable 34 square meters including a bathroom equipped with a bathtub. Additional in-room amenities include a DVD player.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Master Bedroom

With a living space of 39 square metres and offering a king bed and a sofa bed, each Deluxe One Bedroom Suite comfortably sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Living Room

Sleek and modern in design, the Deluxe One Bedroom Suite has a spacious bathroom with a bathtub. Additional in-room amenities include DVD player, iron with iron board, and a hair-dryer.

Metro Suite

With 107 square metres, the Metro Suite comes with a terrace, an airy living room, and a bathroom with bathtub.

Metro Suite Terrace

Metro Suite Living Room

Metro Suite Bathroom

Metro Suite Master Bedroom

The Metro Suite can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children, with a king-sized bed complemented by an extra bed. This contemporary designed suite has additional in-room amenities such as DVD player, iron with iron board, and a hair-dryer.

At Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, you will never go hungry or thirsty. Apart from the in-room dining that is available in all rooms and suites 24 hours a day, there’s also a wide variety of food & beverage outlets and we’re pretty sure you will be delighted with the myriad of food and beverage choices that are available.

Café 9

Café 9 is an all-day restaurant, located on the 9th floor of the hotel, and designed with a light décor and spacious ambience.

The restaurant offers indoor seating and has an outdoor seating area next to the Moom Sabai water feature.

Café 9 Outdoor Seating Area

Café 9 serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, and an a la carte menu that lists both international and Thai dishes.


Located adjacent to the reception area on the 9th floor, and with the restful water feature of Moom Sabai on the other side of the glass wall, Infuze is an ideal rendezvous point and as a place to sit and relax with some tea, coffee, cocktails, and snacks.

Lounge for Guests of Infuze

Chilli Hip

Set on the hotel’s rooftop and with innovative lighting and dramatic city vistas, Chilli Hip is a fashionable venue that serves creative Thai and Asian Cuisines.

Most of the tables at Chilli Hip are al fresco but there is a small private room enclosed with glass walls available for private functions.

If you are planning to have dinner at Chilli Hip, here are some dishes that we strongly recommend!

Fried Tiger Prawns Stuffed with Spicy Minced Pork, Served with Chilli Sauce

Seafood Stew With Crispy Noodles

Steamed Seabass Fillet with Coconut Broth

The Chilli Dome


The WALK is a rooftop lounge set slightly above Chilli Hip.

A trendy place with exciting drinks and designer snacks, the WALK features music from a resident DJ together with an interactive video wall and stunning views of Bangkok by night. Seating is alfresco.

Here are some really unique Thai-inspired drinks that we had at WALK.

Red Chill

The cocktail is made up of Vodka, Cointreau, fresh watermelon, fresh pineapple, lemon juice, and honey syrup.

Tom Khar Martini

The cocktail is made up of white rum, Malibu, fresh galangal, and coconut cream.

And should you feel sinful after all the eating and drinking, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok has a Fitness Centre where you can sweat it out!

The fitness centre has supervised programmes and offers assistance from qualified supervisors utilising the most up-to-date equipment.

If you muscles are aching after long hours of shopping, why not pop by Cense by Spa Cenvaree?

An urban retreat offering a choice of therapeutic treatments and massage, Cense by Spa Cenvaree has treatment suites for singles and couples.

There’s also a jacuzzi and sauna at Cense by Spa Cenvaree and after your therapeutic treatments and massage, you can have a good relaxing shower with the shower facilities that are provided.

What We Really Think Of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

Having stayed in a couple of upscale hotels, we are very sure that Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok won’t disappoint the seasoned travellers. A 4-star hotel with 5 stars service, staying at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok is really value for money. With so much facilities to offer and coupled together with the warmth hospitality from the hotel staff and the closed proximity to shopping malls and the Suvarnabhumi Airport, we highly recommend that you choose Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok as your accommodation the next time you plan a trip to Bangkok, Thailand.

Before we end off this posting, here’s a tip for you if you would like to get the best room rate for Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok; instead of booking the rooms through Agoda or any other online agents, it is best for you to book directly from Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok. Bookings can be made -> here

Finally we would like to extend our gratitude to the wonderful hotel staffs of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel for hosting us and for making our stay at Bangkok, Thailand a really pleasant one.

It has been more than a decade ever since I last visited Bangkok, Thailand and while I don’t really recall much of my previous trip to Bangkok; I have to say that the city is really unlike what I have imagined. My guess is, over the last decade, many things in Bangkok have changed and the city has developed rather rapidly and extensively. However, some things in Bangkok hasn’t change much; the Thai people are still as friendly and helpful, and Bangkok roads are still as jammed-packed with traffic.
To be honest, we were rather apprehensive about going to Bangkok when we read, listened, and watched the media reports about the ongoing protests and demonstrations that are happening in Bangkok, but after much consideration and thoughts, we decided to go ahead with our plans while monitoring the volatile situation.

If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok any time soon, it is extremely important that you guard yourselves and take extra precautions to avoid getting into any trouble. It is imperative that you avoid protest areas with crowds and also, do not wear any red or yellow shirt.

Before deciding on our daily itinerary and travel plans, we monitor the local news and updates pertaining to the political protests and demonstrations by checking out the following sites:

Richard Barrow

Richard Barrow is a Travel Blogger in Thailand tweeting about breaking news, Thai food & travel, and Thailand events. We highly recommend that you “follow” him on Twitter because his updates are regular and extremely accurate. In fact, we managed to avoid most of the protests and demonstrations because of the updates from Richard Barrow.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Official Facebook Page of the Tourism Authority of Thailand [Singapore Office] where you can get news updates and ideas for your trip to Thailand.

We will be sharing more details about our Holiday in Bangkok in a few upcoming related posts but for now, here’s a general overview:


For this trip to Bangkok, we flew with Jetstar Asia Airways on the Airbus A320 and it cost us SGD$520. In terms of flight experience; it is almost like any other low-cost airline and there’s really nothing much for us to be “wow-ed” about.


During our recent trip to Bangkok, we stayed at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok and it is a relatively new hotel that is about 8 months old. As Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok is located on Ratchaprarop Road in the Pratunam district, it is very near to shopping malls such as Pantip Plaza, CentralWorld, Gaysorn, Siam Square, and etc, places where you can shop till you drop!

Hotel Lobby of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

A Picture of the Living Room in the Deluxe One Bedroom Suite that We Stayed In

We personally chose this hotel because it is about 30 minutes away from Suvarnabhumi Airport via the Airport Rail Link, which has its Ratchaprarop Station located within a 10 minutes walking distance of the hotel. We will be sharing more about Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok in a separate posting so do look out for it!

Travelling in Bangkok


Honestly, it is very hard to understand why the roads in Bangkok are always congested but thankfully, the taxis are relatively affordable and they go by the fare meter. You should and you must always insist that the taxi drivers charge you by the fare meter and not on a mutually agreed sum of money because otherwise, this would give them the opportunity to charge you even more than what it would have cost.

For a 30-minutes journey, the taxi fare will cost an approximate amount of 120 Thai Baht [about SGD$4.80; based on an exchange rate of SGD$ 1 = 25 Thai Baht].


There are three main types of trains in Bangkok; the BTS Skytrain, the Bangkok MRT [Bangkok Metro], and the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link. The fares for a single trip ticket will cost at most 45 Thai Baht [about SGD 1.80; based on an exchange rate of SGD$ 1 = 25 Thai Baht].

Do note that the BTS Skytrain, Bangkok MRT, and Airport Rail Link are not integrated and hence, you will have to exit the train station to cross to another train service i.e BTS Skytrain to Bangkok MRT or Airport Rail Link to BTS Skytrain; unlike Singapore where you do not have to exit any stations to switch to the NEL Line, LRT, or Circle Line.

BTS Skytrain

The Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS Skytrain, is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok. The system consists of 34 stations along two lines; the Sukhumvit Line running northwards and eastwards, terminating at Mo Chit and Bearing respectively, and the Silom Line which plies Silom and Sathon Roads, the Central Business District of Bangkok, terminating at the National Stadium and Wongwian Yai. The lines interchange at Siam Station and have a combined route distance of 55 km.

Bangkok MRT [Bangkok Metro]

The Metropolitan Rapid Transit [MRT] is a rapid transit system serving the Bangkok Metropolitan Region in Thailand. It has 18 operational stations along 27 kilometres of underground track. The Blue Line, officially the Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line, is the only line currently in operation. As of 2011, two extensions of the Blue Line are under construction. When completed, the Blue Line will become a loop line around the centre of Bangkok, with an extension to Bang Khae on its western side. The MRT Purple Line is also under construction. It will connect Bang Sue with Nonthaburi in the north-west, and will be the first public transit line outside the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Bangkok Airport Rail Link

The Airport Rail Link is a rapid transit line in Bangkok. The line provides as an airport rail link from Suvarnabhumi Airport, via Makkasan, to Phaya Thai station in central Bangkok. Most of the line is on a viaduct over the main eastern railway. The 28.6-km route is the fourth rapid transit line in Bangkok, after 2 BTS and 1 MRT lines. Services consists of two Express Lines, a 15-minute non-stop service between the Makkasan City Air Terminal and the Airport; a 18-minute non-stop service between Phaya Thai and the Airport; and the City Line, a commuter rail service with 8 stations.

Attractions & Shopping

For this trip to Bangkok, we went to a few places and some of them like the Lucky Bunny Cafe, Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin, and Alpaca View Farm & Cuisine, are off the beaten track [not found in your usual tour agent’s itinerary]. Hence, we will be sharing more details about them in separate posts as well.

Other common places that we went to are the Platinum Fashion Mall, CentralWorld, Big C Rajdamri, Siam Paragon, Siam Square, Watergate Pavillion Shopping Complex, and Palladium. Again, we will be sharing more details about them in separate posts.

As this post is just a general overview of our holiday in Bangkok, more details will be up once we are done with the consolidation of information and the editing of pictures that we took.

Stay tuned to more details soon!