Stayed here for 5 days in April, 2010. I usually do not rate a property 5 stars unless it is exceptional and this place fits the bill. I paid $100 US on a senior rate. Had this hotel been in the US, the cost would be in a range of $150 to $275 depending on location. All of the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. The lobby is beautiful and super clean.
I was in the smallest and cheapest room which was a Studio and it was more spacious than most hotel rooms and more than big enough for 2 people. The room was very clean and, very nicely furnished. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom very large with oversized tub, separate shower area and marble sink. The hotel provided toothbrush, shaving cream and toothpaste everyday. Shower has two heads-a standard head and a rainshower one. Kitchen has everything you need: stainless steel fridg, microwave, sink, utensils and hotel provided two free bottles of water each day. There is a huge work area for computer and a flat screen TV. My only complaint is, as noted by others, the internet charge is $17 US a day. Since the room was worth so much more than I paid, I just bit the bullet and paid for it. It did work very well. Room was quiet-I never heard another person or heard a door close. Floors are wood which are healthier and easier to keep clean than carpet . I was there the hottest time of the year and the AC was fine.
Tips for your trip to Thailand:
Hotel Tuk Tuk runs continuously from 6 AM to 10 PM and takes you to the Skytain, which is very easy to use. It blows away US transit systems like Chgo's CTA. Despite the hot weather, the trains are all freezing cold and the trains and platforms are very clean. You can travel for as little as $.75 a trip with a 15 ride ticket.
Turn right outside the hotel and walk 3-4 blocks to McDonalds (open 24 hours), Subway (open 24 hours) and a very upscale Au Bon Pain. Hotel is in an area of very nice high rises, mostly for expats, and there are a number of restaurants there.
Turn left and there is a huge seafood viilage and a 7/11, great for snacks and light eating. Bought a yogurt, orange juice and croissant for less the $2.00 US. The 7/11's are very popular with Thais and nicer than the ones in the US.
Vist the Grand Palace and Wat Arum and take the tourist boat ($5 unlimited ticket for a day) up the Chao Phraya River. (You can take the Skytrain right to the Pier) If you get off at the last stop, Phra Arthit Pier, you can walk or take a Tuk Tuk to the famous Khao San Road, home of backpackers, hippies and street vendors. Lots of places to buy things, plan travel and eat.
Do your souvenir shopping at the MBK Mall, indoor and AC but with individual vendors like a Flea Market or Swap Meet where you can buy everything Thai and bargain like a madman. Also, MBK has an entire floor of electronics/cellphone vendors and you can work out a way of calling the States CHEAP. A friend lent me a Nokia phone to use in Thailand and I bought a SIM card and 200 minutes to US for all of $20. Even if you had to buy a cheap Thai phone, it is the cheapest way to call the U.S. MBK has several food courts, one entirely Asian, along with McDonalds and Au Bon Pain.
Public taxi from the airport to the hotel was a bit less than 400 BHT or about $13 for a trip which in Chicago would run $30 to $40.
If you care to visit the red light districts, Skytrain stop Asok will lead to Soi Cowboy and stop Nana for Nana Plaza.
I am weird and do not eat Thai food so can't help you with that.
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- Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park - Bangkok offers you all of the comforts of home combined with the safety and flexibility you need, and can depend upon to make your stay in Bangkok stress free and productive, be it for a stay of a few days, weeks, or even months at a time. Conveniently located in walking distance to Phrom Phong BTS station and Emporium Shopping centre, or just a two minute ride in one of our two tuk tuks, which run regularly throughout the day, makes it easy to access all of Bangkok's commercial areas and famous tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace, Jim Thompson House, the Weekend market or anyone of the numerous department stores in Bangkok. With a range of suites, starting from our spacious 45sqm Studio Suites, 65sqm One Bedroom Suites and 130 sqm Two Bedroom Suites, We have an option for families of all sizes, be it for a stay of one night or one year. All suites are extensively decorated, with large windows highlighting the panoramic views of the city, and comfortably furnished from the 37 inch LCD TV in every room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, through to the spacious, dedicated work area designed to give you room to work and room to live. All public areas and rooms of the hotel are wifi accessible and every desk also has cable internet, allowing you to take advantage of our fast 65mb international internet connection. Extensive facilities throughout the hotel make it the ideal location to retreat from the hustle and heat of the city after a long day of sightseeing or a tough day at the office. Our 25m pool is located on the third floor, along with the Bar on 3, Thada Heritage Spa and 24 hour gym. ... more less
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