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Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife.
This will be my last entry as it is my last day in Bangkok. Today was hanging around the pool day. Not much excitement with the exception of the Viagra or Cilias lased 60 year old men hanging around in their speedos preparing to go out in the night to find their true loves. Yes, it is amazing to see these men with 20 year old women. They think they …
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 …
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 …
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 …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
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.
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 ).
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.
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.
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.
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.