The Dusit Princess presents a slick appearance, which hides a mediocre operation.
The room on the 2nd floor was spacious, as was the bathroom - but there were stains on the carpet. When we looked out the window, we were looking onto a roof (I know someone has to - but it was littered with cigarette stubs - most places in Thailand do not allow smoking indoors, even in your own room!) When I complained, they sent a maid & handyman - who just shrugged when shown the butts outside the tall window (which did open!)
The light in the spacious bathroom was brighter than any other place we stayed - though still not good enough for perefct makeup/shaving!
When we went to breakfast while waiting for our early room, we ordered a la carte. It turns out that beverage refills are free, even on my husband's latte!
We went to dinner in The Chinese restaurant. The language barrier made it very difficult to understand the 5 different styles of "Peking Duck" that were on the menu. The manager tried her best and was very attentive (of course we were the only ones there).
I asked the desk for a 1:30am wake-up-call - the gal made a note. The call came at 2am!! (Fortunately I had noted this problem in reviews of several hotals in Thailand, and was using it as a back-up alarm, having set our own travel alarm). When commenting on it, the man merely said "Sorry, Madame" and hung up.
Also be aware, if you want an early check-in (we had taken the night train from Chiang Mai) - if it is available, they will charge you 1/2 the rack rate! (This seems to be pretty typical - as well as for a late check-out!)
It was pretty handy for a quick trip to the airport for our 6am flight home, but I wouldn't stay here again except for a last night stay!
Tip: If you turn left out of the hotel and cross the street (heavy traffic, no light), there is a shopping mall - huge - four floors. Lots of places to eat - including McDonalds and a Starbucks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dusit Princess Srinakarin is just 20 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, 15 minutes from the Bangkok Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) and right next to Seacon Square Shopping Complex. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok
- Bangkok Dusit