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GLOW Pratunam
Ranked #90 of 891 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great location, right smacked in the heart of pratunam. Easy access to platinum mall, pratunam market, massage parlor, etc. Boutique style decorations with quality service rendered. Polite staffs with no expectations for tips. Soft fluffy pillows with superb cleaniness! New condition!

Should have more ports for charging will complete the stay experience.

Have been there for 2 times this year and cant wait to go back again!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Siemin
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Most people have already described the rooms or location. So I won't elaborate, other than confirm that the front desk & bell hops are very helpful/friendly, rooms clean and spacious.

We didn't bother with the breakfast option as we were sure we will be surrounded by good local food. Soi 19 is where the "famous" wanton noodles that's popular with the Singaporeans. However if you miss it, don't beat yourself up as I'd tasted better versions at home.

Less than 10mins walk down to Soi 15 are several "budget" massage shops. Nothing fancy but if you need a foot massage/thai massage & can't be bother to book a spa - this will do, it only costs you 200 baht per hour.

If you intend to spend all your time shopping at Platinum Mall and Pantip Mall, this is the place to be at. There's a morning wholesale market that wraps around the hotel, so if you are inclined to be up between 6am to 9am, you can just pop downstairs to grab a couple of bargains if you intend to buy in bulk.

It's too far/hot to walk to the nearest BTS (next to Gaysorn Plaza) so we ended up taking taxis everywhere.Do note that once your cabbie hears "Pratunum" they will want to levy a fixed fare rather than going by meter as this road is always congested during peak hours. We didn't succumb and just walked along the taxi rank till we find someone willing to take us by meter. JJ Market was around 90 baht, Terminal 21 around 60 t0 80 baht depending on the route - to give you an idea of costs.

Walking to Central World took us around 15 mins but there was plenty of distractions along the way with the street vendors.

All in all good value for the location if you are into budget shopping at Plat Mall. If the prices go up, then it's too much of a premium to pay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank ubermum_lisa
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Was there recently and found location excellent. The room is fairly large and clean. Kudos to house keeping. Shopping, food and services all within a decent walking distance. Service staff was very helpful and spoke a fair level of English. There's one gentleman named BENQ who is an excellent ambassdor for Thailand's tourist industry. He friendly, engaging and knowledgable. He also assisted us with liaising with our travel agent who forgot to send pick-up to the airport and ensured that the transport arrived before leaving bidding us farewell. Thanks BENQ.
Only one very little complaint. Ample pillows were provided but need a few firm ones.

In summary, Glow will be my hotel of choice when visiting Bangkok.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank eycb
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Glow has a nice, new feeling about the rooms. The bathrooms are nice and spacious and the service is truly exemplary. However, the downsides to this hotel are that the breakfast options are really limited. If you're vegetarian, then its worse. No cheese, only white bread, just chocolate cereal, no cappuccinos. They need to up the quality and options of their breakfast big time. Also, if you request for a third bed in the room, which of course you pay for, the roll away is extremely uncomfortable. You kind of feel cheated, because you're paying as much as the other two who get the comfortable bed, while you get a creak, uneven, creaky roll away with a super thin mattress. T

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Shivani R
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

A pleasant 3 day stay at glow pratunam which is located beside pratunam market, on top of shibuya (new wholesale mall) and 5 mins walk frm e huge platinum mall(shopping!). There's a mcdonald that opens 24hr downstairs and transportation is pretty accessible.

Stayed in a big and spacious room on the 19th floor w clean toilet and amenities. The ambience was pleasant and cosy for us to rest well after a long day of shopping. Good service from the hotel staffs (from concierge to bell boy) and they dont ask for tips! But do more research on the night activities in bkk as the staffs are not able to give much recommendations for you. Breakfast is reasonable given the price we've paid. Interestingly, lots of singaporeans and hongkongers stayed in this hotel (personal observation) :)


Could be better:
Only soft pillows available (subjective)
Limited Electrical port
Limited tv channels

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank xltripper
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights in Janurary with my husband. The rooms are excellent - spacious and clean and everything is brand new. The beds were AMAZING! Goose down pillows and quilts - total heaven!! We were on the 19th floor and the view was so good! The buffet breakfast was good too, 6 hot food options, egg station, fruit and a few pastries. There's a nice pool and gym but we never actually got around to using them! The massive fashion platinum mall is across the road (2000 shops?!?!). Only downside is the hotel is a good 10-15 min walk to the nearest skytrain station (which can be very far with backpacks in the bangkok heat). Excellent staff and services. Highly reccomend for a lux stay

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were only at Glow for 2 nights, and it was the first night for the very first time in Thailand. It was a very soft landing. It's close to everything, there's a lot of restaurants and shopping around and the staff is super nice and were very attentive to our every wish. The room was HUFE, it had both a shower and a tub, the bed was the best I ever slept on, and it was an excellent way to kick off the vacation!
p.s - the roome service menu was in a very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NettaShoenfeld
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Additional Information about GLOW Pratunam

Address: 919 Petchburi Road | Thanon Phayathai, Rajthewee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 891 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range: $74 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — GLOW Pratunam 4*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GLOW Pratunam is located on the 7th to the 20th floors of the Shibuya 19 Fashion Mall which is situated in Pratunam, one of Bangkok's commercial hubs, renowned for its affordable and trendy markets, bazaars, and street vendors. Mere footsteps away from the very best that Bangkok has to offer, you can enjoy the comforts of your room and explore the city. Within minutes you can reach Central World Shopping Mall, Siam Paragon Mall, Gaysorn Shopping Centre, Siam Centre, Siam Square, Platinum Mall, Pantip Plaza, and Erawan Shrine. ... more   less 
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