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A Good Hotel in Bangkok

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Wandering
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A Good Hotel in Bangkok

Hi!

We are considering the Chaophya Hotel in Bangkok ebcause it is cheap and has many nice amenities. Is this a good choice?

We are also choosing among Holiday Inn/Intercon Ploenchit, Chateau de Bangkok, Centre Point Wireless and Landmark Hotel. Which of the the four do you think is the best place for a mid-budget tourist to be in?

Where can a tourist learn fruit and vegetable carving in a day that's not too expensive?

Thanks!!!

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There are several places that make money off tourists teaching this art. Google up "Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Bangkok, Thailand" and you will get several hits.

Sample returns.

http://www.carvinginstitute.com/

templeofthai.com/fruit_carving/vegetable-car…

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In Bangkok, mid budget is probably around 1800 - 2100 baht. How much do you want to spend per night? Hotels in the 1000 baht range, even less, have air and private toilets.

Choose a hotel that is near the Skytrain so you can use that transportation to travel in the city.

Wandering
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Thanks so much Frostfire!

Our budget is BHT1800-2800. The four hotels listed above are all very near Skytrain stations, but we just don't know which one of the 4 is the best. Any ideas? :-)

Are Bussarecum and Landmark good choices for learning veggie & fruit carving? The Carving Institute only has a week-long program, and I only have a few days :-( Would you know how much the Temple of Thai charges?

Thanks very much!

Wandering
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Our Hotel budget is about 1800-2800/night. We insist on on-smoking rooms, and a hotel that is near a Skytrain station.

I prefer a bathtub, whenever possible. My husband prefers buffet breakfast as much as possible. We do wish to be near main attractions, but do not wish to be in a noisy area. We also wish to avoid any constructions sites as a view from the room. Of course, we will rely heavily upon great customer service owing to the fact that our flights in and out are at odd hours.

Any sugegsitons?

Thanks very much

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what about sofitel silom? don't know exactly what your budget is...in australian dollars it was about $150 per night including really good buffet breakfast. great rooms with bath tubs and seperate showers. decent views over the city. only about 8 mins walk to sky train...same to the patpong night markets.

j.

Wandering
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Thanks Haymont!

We'll definitely check out Sofitel Silom, along with Sofitel Sukhimvit.

Holiday Inn wasn't of much help, despite the fact that we are IC Club members. They had a lowest claim guarantee on tehir website and when we found a lower rate, instead of honouring their claim, they just snobbishly told us (in 2 emails at that) to just book with that agency.

So I guess it's Sofitel vs. Landmark now.

Thanks again!

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The landmark is probably in the best location out of those 4 in terms of centre city and accessible to the sky train. The centre point is also a great place to stay. Dont hear much about chateau de bangkok, so cant help you there.

Personally it also depnds on what all you want to do in Bangkok.

Wandering
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Thanks Garyphil!

We are not too keen on shopping. In fact, the only shopping lplace we wish to visit is Chatuchak. We prefer mostly to go sightseeing. We heard that Pratunam is a shopping disctrict. So is this a "bad" idea for tourists like us who prefer sightseeing?

Which Hotel priced US$100/night or less would be best then? As said, we prefer a room with a bath tub, buffet breakfast, and a late check out option. Complimentary cocktails and snacks would be a great plus too.

Thanks!!!

Wandering
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I meant, other than the four we listed, are there any better hotels for US$100/night or less you can recommend for sightseers like us?

Thanks

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9. Re: A Good Hotel in Bangkok

We just got back from 2.5 wks in Thailand. In BKK, when we weren't splurging on the Mandarin Oriental, we were at the Majestic Grande (listed on the left-hand side here, with all thumbs-up). We recommend it very highly for service, location (convenient to the Skytrain) & amenities (good buffet breakfast, adorable pool, gorgeous room including fluffy bathrobes & slippers, live music in one of the lobby bars), etc. A great value!

Wandering
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Thanks Amyansky!

Now we are confused :-) We like the Majestic Grande, also Marriott Resort, Amari Atrium, Royal Orchid Sheraton. The Landmark, Montien Riverside, and Sofitel look very good too.

Can any of you help us rate/choose among the 7? Thanks!!!