With an improved location, due to the recent opening of the massive new Terminal 21 shopping mall on top of Asok BTS station, the Westin should be a sensible choice for business or holiday users.
Bangkok is suffering - after the tsunami, violent elections and recent floods, we made the decision not to cancel our 1 week stay at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit. Right decision - but wrong hotel! This is such a sad, run down place. The General Manager (who I asked the duty manager to call me but never did) clearly is on vacation - somewhere else!
Firstly, in peak holiday season the pool is shut for renovation. I complained, and asked why it ddint state this on their website when I booked online direct to the hotel - the duty manager insisted it had been announced online and I should have seen it.
Secondly, neglect is everywhere - from the ancient copy in the club floor (small) lounge of "guide to Microsoft Office 2000" to the pathetically aging gym with a rusted through scales that look to be over 20 years old............plug sockets hanging off walls in my room, just a sad experience.
Bangkok has many fine hotels that are the same cost (I paid US$120 a night) but who try MUCH harder. But with no one interested in customer complaints, no leadership, no thought to guests at a peak holiday time of Xmas wanting to use the pool and terrace, it's better to try RenIssance, Sofitel, Holiday Inn or Marriott, all less than 10 minutes away.
By the way, as of end December 2011 no sign of any flood damage in central Bangkok, but the newspapers are full of potential terrorist activity in Bangkok on New Years Eve, so stay safe!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Westin difference at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, a contemporary retreat in the heart of the city’s thriving business and entertainment district. The hotel is steps from the BTS Asok skytrain and MRT Sukhumvit subway stations ensuring guests are moments away from the city’s best shopping, vibrant nightlife, and unique cultural attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Westin Bangkok
- Bangkok Westin