The Five Star Vagabond

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

For a great room rate at The Sheraton just use THIS LINK to book.

The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Terminal 21 on the left

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A great view in every direction.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

Nana Station 

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Soi 4 Nana is one of Bangkok’s most popular area for tourists.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent rooftop bar.

Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the L’Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

The whole place is beautifully designed.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

Sukhumvit Road

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A birds eye view.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent hotel & rooftop bar close to Nana Station.

Farewell from The Soffitel

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. 🙂 

Location

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

Click this link for a 360 degree view from  Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

             

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

January 29, 2017 by David Herd

Char Bar

 Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok in 81 Wireless Road is yet another addition to the growing number of rooftop bars in Bangkok. Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

Impressive view of the city

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Bangkok at night is rather stunning, when the lights come on it’s like a fairy land.

Wireless Road

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Just a seven minute walk down Wireless Road from Ploenchit station.

Location

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Close to Sukhumvit Road & Ploenchit station & Central Embassy shopping Mall.

 Looking towards Nana.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

From the 26th floor Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

The bar offers unlimited choices of alcohol.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

As you would expect anything your heart desires is here at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

Whisky & Bourbon

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Buy by the glass or by the bottle. At B850 a glass I may give the Johnny Walker Blue a miss. 🙂

Back to the magnificent skyline

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 I hope I have convinced you at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok is worth a visit. 

How are the beer prices?

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Well I’m glad you asked. B160 for an Asahi or Heineken & B150 foe a Singha is quite reasonable for a rooftop bar of this quality.

But my girlfriend drinks cocktails.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

You are breaking my heart, either pay the B280 for a Margarita or find a new girlfriend who drinks beer. 🙂

 Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

Grab a front stalls seat and order some cocktails & snacks, then just sit back and enjoy the stunning view of the Big Mango at night.

Talking about snacks…

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

There are some interesting choices on the menu at fairly reasonable prices.

Antique radios

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

This interesting display is right next to the elevator at Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

You gotta love the wall art.

Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok

 

Thanks for visiting my Char Rooftop Bar Hotel Indigo Bangkok photo blog.

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

 

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Marina Bay Sands Singapore

April 23, 2016 by David Herd

World’s most expensive building

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Singapore is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is the world’s most expensive building, at US$ 5.7 billion, including the cost of the prime land.

View from the Ritz Carlton

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands dominates much of the Singapore skyline, this view is from the front door of the Ritz Carlton.

Towards the end of construction

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One of the world’s most amazing developments in Singapore Asia’s Lion City.

Wonderful photo of Marina Bay

Singapore Asia's Lion City

My friend Hamish Elton took this from the 70th floor at Equinox restaurant in April 2016. Equinox is rated 48th out of 7,819 by TripAdvisor.

Spectacular at night

Singapore Asia's Lion City

It’s difficult to decide what is more spectacular, night or day. The Equinox is on the 70th floor of the Swissotell The Stamford. Use this link to book a room and get a huge discount, you will probably pay around $215 usd.

Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Resort

The magnificent building is absolutely breathtaking.

Inside Marina Bay Sands Resort

Singapore safe exciting city

Everything about Marina Bay Resort is on a grand scale.

View from Marina Bay Sands Resort

Marina Bay Sands Resort

The view from the roof of Marina Bay Resort.

 From Marina Bay Sands Resort.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Singapore’s ever changing skyline.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore at night

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Always spectacular and breathtaking, many thanks to my lovely friend Benjamina for this & the next photo.

A beautiful building

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Another colour change to keep us entertained.

Time for a laser show.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Many thanks to my friend Hamish Elton for these laser shots.

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Wonderful by day and fabulous by night.

 Thanks for visiting

David Herd Thailand I hope you enjoyed my Marina Bay Sands Singapore photo blog.

 
         
         
 
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Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

November 2, 2015 by David Herd

 Sunset cocktails Octave Rooftop Lounge

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok is where I decided to watch the sunset on Halloween night at Octave, which is the roof top bar at the Hotel on 2 Soi Sukhumvit 57.  I actually started the day with breakfast at the JW Marriott at Soi 2 Sukhumvit just near Ploenchit station.

Panoramic view

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

If you want a front row seat you better arrive early.

Sunset at the Marriott

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Of course everyone is waiting for sunset when the city lights come on turning the skyline into a fairyland.

Happy hour cocktails

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

On come the lights

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

There is nothing nicer than sipping a cocktail while watching the lights come on in this remarkable city of angels.

Sky turning bright blue

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

This time of the evening is a great time for photos, just turn off your flash and capture the moment. They call it “the blue hour” and the results are often spectacular.

 Sukhumvit Road

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Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes.

It’s Halloween at Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Time to go up to the 48th floor for the Halloween party.

 First a stop at 47.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Another great bar to relax with a cocktail or three.

 Could this be the stairway to heaven?

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

 

Stairway to heaven?

What a great bar

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

The party hadn’t quite started when I arrived so I was able to take some nice photos before the crowd arrived.

Changing colours

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

The fabulous bar kept changing colours.

Let the games begin at Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Setting up the decorations before the crowd arrives.

Time to check out my 2 minute movie.

Ok, so I’m no Steven Spielberg but not a bad job for an amateur. 🙂

Marriott foyer

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

 Marriott hotel Bangkok is quite luxurious as you would expect from this well known world wide chain. They have purchased the Queens Park hotel in Soi 22 and are renovating the 2000 room hotel from top to bottom. They expect to open in 2017 which will certainly add to this chains Bangkok footprint.

For an excellent room rate here just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

 

   Thanks for visiting my Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok photo blog.
 

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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