I stayed there twice in April 2011, first with my partner, second by myself.
I was attracted to the hotel because of its 45% discount when they sent me an invite for its opening. As suspected the location turned out to be too far from the BTS and MRT, 15' drive to Petchapuri MRT in a normal traffic condition. Furthermore, the streets around the hotel were not so interesting to walk around.
The transport guys were all very nice, particuarly Tum. They provided free transport from Makasan MRT to the hotel, from the hotel to Petchaburi MRT. They were professional and friendly. I did not experienced the same level of service at the restaurant. At breakfast they had a sign that says 'Boiled Rice Prawn'. It is actually Boiled Rice with Prawn. I asked one of the waitress to correct the sign. Nothing was done for a long time. Eventually they corrected it. When I checked out on the second stay (by myself) I gave all my bags, big and small, to the porter. Walking to the lift with him, he had all of my bags on the trolley. For some reason, when I got into the lift around 5:30am, he refused to get into the lift with me. I had to insist him to catch the same lift with me and my belonings a number of times, I refused him to catch a different lift, then eventually he got in my lift. When they called a taxi for me, it was a big taxi, one for disabled customers. As from my previous experience this kind of taxi their meter charged a lot more than the normal small taxi. So I asked them to call me a small taxi. It was raining quite heavily and they told me to go out into the heavy rain to call a small taxi myself.
The hotel is new. The one-bed room and the studio room were both very nice. I booked on the net with the opening discount. Both my rooms were facing the street. I asked them to move me to the room facing the garden, but I had been told none was available. Breakfast was OK, not so interesting as the hotel is not much into heathy diet, for example the selection of cereals was all processed cereals, there was muslei but for some reason they mixed it with milk, it makes all soggy and yucky. I don't think anyone touched it.
Beacause the hotel is closed to Bangkok hospital, their clients were mostly people with serious illness. When you're on holidays it is not a nice thing to see.
Lastly during my second staying, the hotel had lost its main power due to the power blow-out of the electricity cables just outside of the hotel. No complementaries had been offered to make up with this incident.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok, the Amari Residences offer modern first-class facilities and comprehensive services combining the traditional comforts of home-style living with Amari’s legendary service. The Amari Residences are ideally situated for medical treatments at the adjacent Bangkok Hospital. Amari Residences Bangkok features 129 modern residences ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. The residences are stylishly furnished and well-equipped with modern amenities, featuring spacious living and dining areas, work areas and fully-equipped kitchens. Situated beside vibrant New Petchburi Road, a colourful central district, the residences are within easy access of Bangkok’s business centre, tourist attractions, and Bangkok Hospital. The city’s underground MRT system is close at hand, as is the new Airport Link, connecting Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to the city centre. ... more less
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