Enjoyed our weeks stay at the Ramada and more particularly its great riverside location. Always a bonus to have those river views on a longer stay in Bangkok.
Most impressed with our welcome to the hotel. An anniversary trip for us and most certainly the Ramada excelled in giving us flowers on arrival, wonderful room decorations and an anniversary cake – a lovely way to start our week in Bangkok.
Our room had the Riverview that we wanted, not up to 5 star standard but comfortable and well equipped. We were on a exceptionally good deal so could have been given an older room but must admit the pictures of the room on the website and what we received were just not the same. Carpet had seen better days, a brown stripe which was strange colour to have in a room. All the same we had no complaints, the staff were very friendly and helpful, front door staff and our cleaning lady – all really looked after us very well and that compensates for other minor issues.
The hotel has a shuttle to Central Pier on the half hour and on our return each day they gave us cool towels and a drink which we really appreciated. One had to obtain a return voucher from the doorman for each shuttle trip, guess that’s to stop other people using the Shuttle. Big landscaping going on while we were there in the Ramada pier area, will certainly be a picture when they finish.
Loved the pool and pool landscaping, a nice large pool, good for laps if that what you like. Was very quiet when we were there so had the pool to ourselves most of the time.
Our only complaint was the price of the hotel meals, we found them to be very expensive, would have liked to have had room service but the prices were red hot compared to other hotels we have stayed in Bangkok so just gave it a miss which is a shame. Can understand Western food being more expensive but the Asian menu, our preferred was equally expensive. The pool menu for lunch was the most reasonable we could find at the hotel and did enjoy the lunch special including a beer on our departure day.
The Ramada is in the best location for Asiatique, a wonderful new eating; shopping precinct located just down the road on the Riverfront and the Ramada has its own tuk-tuk service to the centre each night. It is an easy walk if you need the exercise but we found Tom – the Tuk Tuk driver such a nice young man that we utilised the service most nights. We found Asiatique to have excellent choice of eating areas, many at bargain prices but great food. Nice to also just wander around the many shops, great variety of merchandise, excellent prices here and nice shopping conditions – a not to be missed place to visit in Bangkok. Certainly drawing the crowds, mostly locals on our visits.
With Asiatique being so close and accessible we would most certainly return to the Ramada, think I might check out some other room’s next visit.