As published on The Straits Times, my favourite area to stay in Bangkok is Pratunam. Simply because there are lots of shopping and street food in Pratunam. The only downside is the lack of BTS but taxis are in abundance, so it’s not much of an issue for me.

I’m elated to see new new hotels opening in Pratunam and this time, it’s from a leading hotel chain in Thailand, Centara Hotels & Resorts. They are also owners of Centara Grand at Central World, an iconic hotel just beside Pratunam.

Centara Watergate Pavillion

Centara Watergate Pavillion is a four-star hotel located along Rachaprarob Road, just diagonally opposite Indra Square / Hotel and is walking distance to Airport Rail Link Rachaprarob Station.

The hotel is sitted above Watergate Pavillion Shopping Mall, hence you have to walk through the shopping mall to get to the Hotel.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Waiting Area

The first entrance into the hotel is a trendy waiting area. When you need a taxi to get you to places, the conceirge will help you to get a taxi at the main road and you can wait here comfortably.

Hotel Lobby

To get to the lobby, you will need to take the lift up to Level 9.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Reception

While you at checking in, your family members / friends can take a sit at the unique lobby with beautiful design details.

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Such a beautiful lobby with settings and plots which are so unique for you to take photo with.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Lobby

Let’s head on up to checkout the rooms!

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Hallway

What a beautiful hallway! If you noticed the designs of the hotel, they are based on Lines, expect to see more of it as you explore.


Contemporary design, comfort, and modern amenities define the hotel’s accommodation options which offer a variety of configurations, from two double beds best suited to families, or bunk beds in a separate area for the younger ones to our signature soft king bed.

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

In this post, we will be featuring the different rooms available.

Superior Family Room (26  square metres)

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

This is the room which I stayed in. WOW! White Minimalistic Design. The room just feels so simple, modern and clean. Open the curtains and the room becomes so bright. Most importantly, the beds are so soft and comfortable!

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

A small in-built table for me to do my work.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

Look at the shower area, it’s a circular design. If there’s one thing to complain, it will be the shower curtain which is located outside the toilet instead of inside.  I just don’t understand but it seems like many new hotels have such features! Perhaps it’s more suited for couples who just wants to be naughty. :P

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

The room at night! The bed is constantly inviting me to sleep on it.

Now, let’s take a look at the toilet.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

Very modern and clean and it’s relatively spacious.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Rain Bath

Oh yes, the love of many, Rain Shower!

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Superior Room

You will be glad to know that bathrobes are provided.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Mini Bar

A simple mini-bar tucked in a small side corner.

Deluxe Room (26 – 32 square metres)

Deluxe Room is bigger and for those who really have problem with the circular bathrooms with the curtain outside, you will be happy to know that this is not the case in Deluxe Room. Now, you can bath with ease.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Deluxe Room

Deluxe Family Residence (34 square metres)

Deluxe Family Residence is more suited for families with young children. It features a bunk bed and also a bathtub. Something different from Superior and Deluxe rooms.

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Deluxe One Bedroom Suite (39 – 43 square metres)

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite is also more suited for family. I prefer this to Family Residence as it is much more spacious and I won’t feel as restricted. It also comes with a sofa bed and coffee maker machine.

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Metro Suite  (107 square metres)

This is the biggest room in the whole hotel. It is indeed vary spacious and it comes with a  terrace and a big bathtub.

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Different kinds of chairs to suit you. For me, I will go for the sofa! :)

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Metro Suite

A work desk with a proper chair and a view of the city.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Metro Suite

Everything is in pairs. Washing Basin and Bathtub.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Metro Suite

In Metro Suite, there is a outdoor terrace overlooking Pratunam.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Metro Suite

Moom Sabai

There is no swimming pool in Centara Watergate Pavillion due to the building restrictions. They have brilliantly decided to create a space where guests can just lie down to chill and relax with the sight and sounds of water. You can even order cocktails from Infuze bar located adjacent to the reception.

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Isn’t it beautiful? Don’t you just want to lie down here and relax.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Moom Sabai

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Moom Sabai

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Moom Sabai Night

Behold, the evening view is even better, simply magnificent!

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Moom Sabai Night


Centara Watergate Pavillion - CENSESPA

Lazy to go out for a Spa treatment? You can do so at the comfort of your own hotel.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Gym

Had too much food in Bangkok? Go to the Gym to burn some calories if you have time.

Restaurants & Bars

Check out the newly opened Chili Hip & WALK Rooftop Restaurant and Bar in this  separate post!


Rooms: I absolutely love the beautiful white rooms and the bed which is so comfortable. So comfortable that I felt lazy to go out. You just want to laze around on the bed.

Food: The international breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of food from different cuisines. The warm dishes are ok but my favourite would be the pastries section with the croissants.

Cafe 9 - Breakfast

Chill: I like Moom Sabai, a concept which is unique, different and relaxing. I wish I had time to chill out there.

Overall: Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel is rated 4 stars. As per what Khun Ben (Asst. PR Manager) told me, although they are a 4-star hotel, they aim to provide 5-star service and facilities. And yes, they managed to do it. This is definitely one of my favourite 4-star hotel in Pratunam with a reasonable pricing.

Centara Watergate Pavillion - Media

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WALK – New Rooftop Bar at Centara Watergate Pavillion

WALK is a rooftop lounge bar offering relaxation spaces and serving refreshments along with designer snacks. WALK features music via a resident DJ together with an interactive video wall and stunning views of Bangkok by night.

Stay tuned to find out more!


Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
567 Rachaprarop Rd., Makkasan, Bangkok 10400

Phone: +66 (0)2 625 1234

Note: This was an invited media stay.

Option 1:  Taxi
The most convenient way to get there

Option 2:  Airport City Rail Link – Ratchaprarop
It is about 5 to 10 mins walk to the hotel.

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