We stayed 4 nights at Novotel Platinum Hotel. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted and received by the Concierge. They took our luggages and directed us to proceed to the Reception located on 6th floor. While waiting for check-in, I was offered a glass of refreshing lime juice. However, the juice was not offered to my family members seated nearby.
The room is clean and new. Decor is modern. With an extra bed, we only have space for a big luggage while the cabin sized one will have to be put on the sofa seat. What is shocking (to me) is that there is a see through bathroom, with no lock. We have to ask the bell boy when he delivered the luggage up on how to draw down the blinds. There is no sign near the switch (not a normal looking one) what it is for. Anyway, even after the blinds are drawn, I felt it is still 'visible' if the lights for both the toilet and bathroom are switched on. If only the toilet light is on, it's not too bad (30% visible?). Because of this, I had to bathe in the dark, to be extra 'safe' since I have a young son with me. Overall, the room is clean, bathroom is large, amenities adequate and the housekeeping good, though I would prefer not to bathe in the dark.
We had breakfast every morning at the hotel. The restaurant is spacious. There's variety and quality food available, with some changes to the menu every morning. However, i noticed that the napkins are not cleaned thoroughly (ketchup stains visible) and sometimes, the utensils are not set adequately especially when you sit while they are clearing the table. We will have to ask them to bring a tea spoon, or other utensils they forgot.
We went to look at the swimming pool. It looks so miserable, triangle-shaped pool more for a dip than for a swim. The gym looks so much better.
Although the hotel is besides The Platinum Fashion Mall, they are not connected or sheltered. If it rains heavily, you will need an umbrella or run quickly across. The mall is just round the corner and you have to walk past a cafe which has outdoor seatings for smokers. There's a 24hrs McDonald past the cafe. The Mall closes early at about 8pm. Same for the food court located on the 6th floor. After 8pm, the lights and the elevator will be turned off. If you want late night shopping, this is not the place to be.
There's a Big C Supermarket down the road, opposite Central World. You can get your fruits or tidbits there. Full body massage there cost 720baht for 90mins. Though there may be some other massage places nearby, we did not venture far.
Tuk-tuk costs 100Baht to most attractions nearby. Hotel to Airport costs about 320baht including 70baht for toll which the driver will ask you to pay at the gantry. It takes about 40mins if road condition is good.
This hotel is rather safe. Though there are a lot of people outside, you will not find the locals loitering around.
Overall, we had a pleasant trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blending comfort and technology, Novotel Bangkok Platinum is the perfect choice for your next holiday or business trip. Located in Bangkok's vibrant fashion & shopping district, the hotel is on top of the Platinum Fashion Mall, a short walk from CentralWorld, Siam Square & Siam Paragon, connected via Bangkok Skyline to BTS station Chidlom and a quick drive from the airport railway link. Featuring 288 well designed rooms, Novotel Bangkok Platinum offers two bars and one international restaurant "The SQUARE", three meeting rooms & one ballroom, free Wifi internet & Imac corner, outdoor infinity swimming pool, wellness & fitness center as well as access to an indoor secured car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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