Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
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We landed way past midnight to a surprisingly still crowded airport in Bangkok. We exchanged some money for our first batch of Bahts, got on the taxi line and drove to the Ambassador Hotel off of Sukhumvit Road. I had an eerie sense that I had been here before. Most likely because it reminded me so much of Manila. It was in the air: polluted, of …
We went to the main shopping mall and found a fabric store. On my return, I will by some fabric!
I went to a tailor shop called Ambassador & Smart Fashion - they had an add in a map that I picked up at the airport. Of course it was a lost leader as it said that I could get 3 suits, 3 extra skirts, 3 shirts. 3 silk scarves and on dress …
A very late start to the day. My first stop was the Hard Rock Cafe to buy my sister her 4th shotglass - I got them all Patti!!
Went to MBK, a mall that is inexpensive. Ended up going to the Thai Local Product Lovation by tuk-tuk. Went back to the Paragon and shopped, shopped, shopped. I may have to borrow to pay my mortgage - I just cannot …
Took a boat down the river to go to the Grand Palace. I got to see the Emerald Budda (that is really made of Jade). Of course no pictures are allowed to be taken as it is a place of worship. Many Thai people come to pray and pay their respects. It was extremely warm inside but we were given water to keep from passing out.
It was quite the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
Good value for money
I had stayed at the Ambassador a few times previously and felt that the advantages far outweighed the disadvantages which I had found when staying there. There are two wings in this hotel, the newest being the Tower wing which I had not experienced before. My wife and I booked a room there for three nights in early September 2005. We arrived at around 10-00 pm and the check-in procedure was completed quickly and efficiently and with smiles all round. We were then taken to our room on the 22nd floor and were pleased and surprised at what we found. The room was large with a comfortable king size bed and the rest of the bedroom furniture was covered in silk and although simple, was also of good quality. The room, like everywhere else in the hotel was spotless. A well stocked mini bar, Coffee and tea making facilities and two hair driers were provided and everything that should have worked did so. We decided to have a nightcap in the English pub on the ground floor before turning in and listened to the resident band playing a mixture of easy listening music.
The next morning we made our way to the restaurant for the buffet breakfast and found a huge variety of top quality food which would suit all tastes. We were to eat here again later for both lunch and dinner and could not fault the fare we were served each time.
We booked a dinner cruise through the desk in the lobby and this was a real highlight to our stay in Bangkok. We chose the cruise which includes traditional Thai music and dance and this offered a choice of Thai food or seafood. The seafood won and we were not sorry, it was both plentiful, varied and delicious.
Throughout our stay at the Ambassador Hotel the staff were always friendly and helpful and always had a smile for us.
The advantages of this place are the price, location and the facilities on offer. The disadvantage seems to be that with a hotel of this size you will inevitably be taking a chance somewhere during your stay, particularly if staying in the older, slightly smaller rooms of the west wing.
I would certainly stay here again as I don't think you could find better value for money at any other hotel in Bangkok.
Not Very Good
I consider myself a relaxed person/customer, but of all the hotels i have been in around the world, this is the one hotel that made me angry and a frustrated, A large hotel with 750 rooms and just 3 receptionist, and that just sums up the kind of problems that very easily happen, ( Maybe that's why the receptionist are always rude and unhelpful ).
The room's don't have safe's so you have to go to the recetion and queue up to put your valuable items in a shoe-box size safety deposit box, if you have a got camcorder or laptop forget it.
The rooms are nice and clean, breakfast is ok, Swimming pool is big with lots of sunbeds, location is great, 5 minute walk to Nana Skytrain Station, i paid £17 pn so i guess for the price even with bad customer service it is a good price.
But this is one customer who will not be returning.
This hotel has a nice lobby. The elevator takes longer than climbing the stairs. The hotel reeks of musty smoke. We had a room in the longer part (not the tower) and they refused to move us anywhere else. The room APPEARED clean, smelled horrible. We could have a hairdryer, but only for one hour. It took them 30 minutes to get it to us. I don't think I'd stay here again.
Great hotel for first landing!
I was really impressed with what we got for the amazing price we paid for the Ambassador Hotel. I'd recommend this as a great place to stay when you first arrive and are getting over your jet lag. You don't need to go out if you don't want to as there are good bars and restaurants inside. If you do venture out although the hotel is not very central it is so near the Skytrain which can get you to the best parts of Bangkok in minutes.
I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely go back.
Great location, needs some help
We arrived at midnight and expected to be given a king room like we reserved. Not exactly- they gave me and my husband two twin beds! We called and asked to change rooms and there was nothing else available. The next day they did give us a new room, but in general both rooms were dingy (both in the Tower wing). The bathrooms had mildew issues, the electrical scared us both and we resigned ourselves to the fact that we're just spoiled Americans.
I do have to give them props for having an extremely friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast buffet, nice lobby and excellent location. I don't think that you should be scared off of staying here if you're looking for a budget hotel, but you should know what you're getting into.
As a side note, there is a travel agency in the shops area just off the lobby (I want to say it's the second shop in when you have your back to the lobby) that has excellent tour guides! We did a private (just me and my husband) full day tour of the temples and Grand Palace, and our tour guide Tawan was phenomenal. It was the highlight of our trip to Bangkok. Also, around the corner (on Skumhivit) is a great tailor shop called Baron's where my husband and I had some suits made. Great quality and good prices.
Very disappointing, our expectations were high having read the other reviews, we will definitely not stay here again! Firstly, when we arrived, check-in was inefficient and we had to queue for ages, we were told that they didn't have a room for us yet, it would be about one and a half hours. So we went out to get some lunch. On our return, the first room we were given (Superior Tower) was dingy, the mottled artex type finish to the ceiling was filthy and looked as if it hadn't seen paint since the hotel was built, the carpet had also seen better days, there were numerous dirty marks all over the walls and the bathroom was grubby, with little chrome left on any of the taps/fittings.
We asked to see another room. The first was in the old wing and was worse than the first one. We then asked if there were any more in the tower wing the girl selected several keys (remember only an hour and a half ago there had been none and now there were several - admittedly a good number of guests could have checked out but...).
The next room was much cleaner and brighter than the first, so we took it. However, the bathroom was similar and the electrics were decidedly shaky. It is well located for the sky-train and shopping, with some good bars and restaurants close by.
I've stayed at the Ambassador Hotel for a number of times in my many trips to Bangkok. It is one of the best, most convenient hotels I can think of to stay during anybody's visit to Bangkok. The rooms are large and comfortable. The service was excellent! I am delighted at the wide variety of restaurants in the hotel. Only steps from Bangkok's Skytrain, I am able to reach most of Bangkok without the hastle of the imfamous traffic congestion. Plus, there is plenty to do just around the hotel! Highly recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Bangkok.
My morning call
I woke up with bird song!! I can't believe there is Big bird garden right in the middle of hotel...Cool!!!
With variety and tasteful breakfast, I was very sure everyone will enjoy. The service was helpful and friendly enough to offer me what I had asked for. The hotel location is just next to Nana skytrain station. The rate of this hotel is uncomparably cheap comparing to the hotel surronding it, room is acceptable for the low rate. Whatelse traveler can ask for?
Very good choice
The Ambassador is a very good choice for a 3-4 star level hotel at the heart of the Sukhumvit area. The hotel has two wings, the tower wing is newer and recommended. You can walk into a travel agency on soi 11/1 or soi 13 and book a room for the same day for 40$, this is a very good value for your money. The chain hotels are probably better but much more expensive, and this hotel is definitely good enough for anything but a honeymoon... Rooms are spacious and the staff is what you would expect in Asia. I'm sure it will be my choice again next time I'm in that area of the city.