Take Refuge at the Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit, an Oasis Just Outside the City

Thailand’s first Innside by Melia packs a punch.
Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit

In a city rife with high-end hotels of mega brands, Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit is a welcome addition to those who are looking for a unique experience without a hefty price tag. 

The 34-storey high-rise may have a nondescript entrance but once you step inside, there is a genuine wow factor. Check-in is at the spacious Open Living Lounge on the 32nd floor with expansive city views through floor-to-ceiling windows (first wow starts here). Downstairs, you’ll find the all-day dining restaurant, Kites Eatery. Meanwhile, the hotel’s signature Spanish tapas restaurant, Luz is situated upstairs. The real showstopper? The rooftop bar with a glass-ceiling pool and a super-Instagrammable giant swing (three TikTokers were spotted filming content during our visit). 

Overall, Innside by Melia’s look is sumptuous, sleek, and modern with subtle nods to the Thai culture. Each floor features a different mounted wall art inspired by Thai heritage. Our favourite is the golden wall fixture of Thai temples in the lobby. Elsewhere, you will vintage old black and white photographs of the city dotted around the hotel from its co-working space on the 32nd floor to its 208 rooms. 

Here, there are only two categories of rooms: the Innside Rooms and the Townhouse, both featuring all-white interiors. Although it is bright and clean, it can sometimes feel a little sterile, as if you have woken up in a luxurious hospital suite. For your best buck of money, opt for the more spacious Townhouse suite which comes with better amenities like a Marshall speaker, Dyson hairdryer, and a little bathtub. 

While the hotel’s residential neighbourhood of On Nut may not have a lot to offer, just hop on the BTS Skytrain (only two minutes away) and you’re ready to explore the city.