Stayed at the Renaissance for a long weekend in April. After years as a Hilton loyalist (Hilton Honors Gold), I finally achieved Marriott Gold status so I decided to give this hotel a try to compare service and quality. First, the location is great as it is right next to the Skytrain (Chit Lom station), which means you can take the train to/from the airport assuming you arrive during operating hours. There are SEVERAL large shopping malls around the hotel if that is your thing. Most have large dining halls with reasonably priced food. The neighborhood is clean and safe. The hotel was very clean, staff was very friendly, and the executive lounge was great. As Marriott Gold, breakfast was free and was offered in the main restaurant on the weekend. It was a HUGE buffet where you could get just about anything you could imagine. The executive loung offered free cocktails and hors doeuvres in the evening.
The gym, pool, and spa area are very nice. The pool is indoors. My only desire would have been for an outdoor pool where we could have lounged in the sun after walking around the city for hours.
The hotel is not next to major temples or other sites, so you will need to take the train/metro and or taxi since the city is so huge. We did ride the train to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, which was easy. The trains are cheap and are charged by the distance. I think the most we paid for a 1-way ticket was about 40 baht (just over $1).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, guests are greeted by a 200 metre exotically landscaped driveway that leads them to our iconic blue glass building. Set back from the hustle and bustle, you're in Bangkok's most vibrant neighbourhood yet secluded in your very own oasis. The hotel is a stone's throw away from Central Chidlom, Central World and Siam Paragon, Bangkok's swankiest malls, and just around the corner from the Chit Lom BTS Station. โรงแรมเรเนซองส์ กรุงเทพฯ ราชประสงค์ยินดีต้อนรับคุณด้วยทางเข้าน้ำตกยาวกว่า 200 เมตรสู่ตัวโรงแรมซึ่งมีความเป็นเอกลักษณ์ด้วยตัวตึกสร้างด้วยกระจกสีน้ำเงิน ใจกลางย่านธุรกิจ และเป็นศูนย์รวมแหล่งช้อปปิ้ง ทั้งห้างสรรพสินค้าเซ็นทรัลชิดลม ห้างสรรพสินค้าเซ็นทรัลเวิลด์ สยามพารากอน และร้านค้าอื่นๆ อีกมากมาย เดินทางสะดวกสบายโดยรถไฟฟ้าบีทีเอสสถานีชิดลม ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Bangkok