Just found this website and it's very useful. Have stayed at the Eastin now on 3 different occasions and think for the price you pay it represents fantastic value.
First time we stayed was on return leg from Samui in Nov05 and arrived early morning from night train, they allowed us to take breakfast while room was made up which we thought nice as breakfast shouldn't have been included that morning.
We thought room was very pleasant (superior) though did smell of smoke a bit( i'm a smoker). Thought bathroom was fine and everything clean. There's a 7-11 2 minutes away which is great as minibar a little expensive though not the most expensive i've encountered in lesser hotels in bangkok.
Thought breakfast was very good and plenty of choice, western and local, enough to see you thru till tea time though when in thailand do as the locals do and eat often.
Had buffet dinner twice (we were on holiday) first time fantastic, second night pretty average though we took it towards the end of the sitting, loads of variety and really good quality for the price considering 3* hotel in a capital city.
Location is not the best though we didn't mind walking to Chitlom about 20-25 mins steady walk thru a busy, bustling but SAFE area where no one bothers you and are surprised if you say sawa dii cab(hello) and show an interest in their wares. If your feeling lazy and want a cab (MBK, Khao san, zoo etc) give taxis outside a wide berth as they think your a loaded westerner who'll pay silly money not on meter, just walk 100 yards down the road and you'll find a taxi who'll put meter on no problem. Don't listen if they say traffic bad today and can't use meter, just another excuse to squeeze more BHT, if they use meter it's so so cheap to give them a reasonable tip anyway.
We found the hotels recreation great, the pool is really nice after a day's trudging round smoggy BKK and the gym and the ( best bit ) sauna are free, clean with lockers for your personal stuff.
Staff wise found reception/safe box people so so but the guys who do the luggage, all restaurant staff and the pool guy/girls to be excellent, sincerely nice and welcoming not just looking for tips etc.
It was so good 1st time round i returned twice during a 2 1/2 month trip round thailand between jun06 and aug06. (my treat in between guesthouses to get clean, relax in comfort etc) and found generally nothing had changed re the above, in fact when we returned in Jun06 bellboy remembered us and room we were taken to really did smell pretty bad( cigarrettes) the bell boy arranged for us to be moved, not sure it was an upgrade but the room was definitely a lot bigger a cleaner. (100 BHT tip and the wife was elated).
All in all just wanted to have my two-penneth as I've stayed in a few hotels in BKK, Chiang Mai and the Islands and overall ( service especially ) personally i think this is the best.
I return to Thailand next month for a holiday and boo-hoo they are shut for renovations so have had to go elsewhere and having read the forum's for these hotels don't think they are gonna be as good for the money.
If anyone feels the need to contact me about this hotel, thailand or any others i/we have stayed feel free and happy travelling.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Value for all occasions hotel in Bangkok. Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok is designed with an emphasis on supreme comfort and style featuring a contemporary interior reflecting our international chain brand essence. Our 4 star hotel in Bangkok provides excellent in-room facilities, various dining options, fully equipped function rooms and all the amenities expected of a deluxe hotel including complimentary Wi-Fi Internet throughout the property. Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok is the ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers, providing family floors with child friendly facilities, a boardroom located on the 31st floor catering for small corporate meetings and The Attica Sky Lounge for private events featuring unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline. Eastin 4 star hotel in Bangkok is conveniently located on Makkasan Road in the Pratunam Area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eastin Hotel Bangkok
- Bangkok Eastin Hotel