Centre Point Silom
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCentre Point Silom Bangkok
All the nice bangkok features are there: the sky train station and sauthorn pier are a short hop across. Usual bargain hunting and street food available as soon as you step out. There's Robinson mall in the same building. What sets the hotel apart is really the kitchenette/laundry facilities in modern spacious apartments. There was some lack of coordination between reception and restaurant which could have caused us to be overcharged if we were not careful. Can't find another negative though.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Centre Point Silom Bangkok
A good place for people traveling with family to Bangkok for the first time!
Just completed a 3D2N stay at Centre Point, Silom.
There are several fantastic points about this hotel: it is adjacent to Robinson Mall, you can actually enter the Mall via the hotel Lobby. The supermarket in the mall proves to be valuable for family travelers. The hotel is also only 3 min walking distance from BTS station and pier where you can take the river ride.
I would suggest this hotel to those visiting Bangkok for the first time, as the nearby river, and the various spots along the rivers (the Palace, Wat Run etc. ) is the must see here.
Everyone living in this hotel should also try the Foot massage at the B1 level of Robison Mall, it cost less than US$5 (150 Thai dollars ) for an hour of foot massage, about 100 dollar less than similar shops else where, and the service is as good (or even more friendly). 35% of the shops' cunstomers are local (the shop owener told me), so I think the price should be quite reasonable.
There are some downsides of this hotel, too: the lobby is presently under renovation, so it is a little messy at the first floor. But living there for 2 nights, and we go in and out mostly through the Mall, we did not find ay inconveneince (and there was absolutely no noise heard). Also, the layout of the hotel is a little weird, the sauna room is located at the side of fitness room, and the sauna room is small.
But the breakfast is good, the swimming pool big and beautiful with sunshine till the afternoon, and the room, tho' a little dated in decoration, is clean and very spacious!
I would suggest family with children stay in serviced aprtment like this hotel, the washing machine, the kitchen facilities all proved to be useful at times. And the location of this hotel is good, lots of local food around the hotel, and also a small food court in the Mall.
We reserved a one bedroom river view 80sq m apartment through hoteltravel.com for US$90 per night. Centrepoint has major renovations underway and I assume this is the reason for such a cheap rate. The main lobby is being renovated, which necessitates entrance through a side door, and there is some noise at ground level during the day, but this was a minor issue.
We were absolutely delighted with our apartment, which had a separate bedroom, dressing room and kitchen, as well as a large marble bathroom with separate bath and shower and a huge living room area with a dining table & four chairs, a couch and three easy chairs, plus another easy chair in the bedroom.
Both the bedroom and the living room had doors which opened on to the balcony, which had a sweeping view of the river that was fascinating day and night.
The kitchen was equipped with basic cutlery and crockery plus an electric kettle, a microwave, a toaster and two radiant hot-plates.
Our apartment had not been renovated and the flooring certainly showed its age, otherwise it couldn't be faulted. The housekeeping was very good and the service staff were all wonderfully polite and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and am also going to look at the other Centrepoint properties.
The location is more Bangrak than Silom, which means that the local streets are pretty scruffy, but not nearly as rough as parts of Th. Sukhumvit, and there is a BTS station about five minutes walk away.
I have good experience staying at one of the Centre Point Service Apartment at the Wireless Road last year.
This year, I have decided to stay at Centre Point Silom because of the price and location.
Centre Point Silom is linked to the Robinson Shopping Centre.
This is a great bonus, especially for those who wanted to stay a longer period. As you can buy all the things you need at the Robinson Shopping Centre, and also from the supermarket. You can have your dinner at the shopping centre.
The Service Apartment has upgraded our rooms to Studio B.
It is huge! Yes, it has a fully equipped kitchen, microwave, toaster, fridge and washing machine.
It has free internet connection.
It has stereo and DVD player. We went wild when we discovered that we can borrow DVD Movie Discs from the reception. What a wonderful time to catch up movies during our stay at a nice, comfortable environment with a superb "Sony" stereo system.
My son went wild watching all the DVD Animated Movie Disc.
The hotel is located near the BTS about 3 mins walk and also to the Chao Phaya River Boat Ride.
The service was excellent. Every staff was attentive to our every details. They will help you carry your shopping bags, and will communicate to the taxi driver carefully on the place we wanted to go. The security is tight which give you a very safe and secure impression.
They served nice breakfast and make changes on their varieties of food.
We have a nice time dipping at the pool, it is quiet and empty. You can really relax yourself at the poolside.
There is a Catholic church nearby and also a Chinese Presbyterian Church (Taxi ride about 40Baht) not far from the hotel.
Beside the lobby is a bit small, and does not look grand, it has make up on their great facilities and excellent services.
Get a lot for your money !
This hotel although advertised itself as a serviced apartment seemed to have most of the features of a hotel and behaved like one!
This was the second and more enjoyable hotel we stayed at in Bangkok ( first being Rembrandt )
The room had everything including cooker,washing machine ( plus washing power ) , fully laid out table with plates, juice machine, fridge, cutlery ,safe etc.
The washing machine was especially handy !!
The bathroom was modern, clean and had a separate shower cubicle too.
The view from the hotel was not bad, you can just about see the river and see some great sunsets too on some days.
Conveniently located near the River ,skytrain and the most famous riverside hotels like Oriental and Shangri-la. The markets were literally next door and the hotel adjoins the Robinson Mall.
The hotel offered a buffet breakfast which was good with a mixture of Thai,Chinese and European breakfast. There is also a nice sized swimming pool which most of the time was empty as well as the gym and sauna!
We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly.
Certainly recommend it and would be happy to stay there again!
Better than a hotel for families
We stayed at Centre Point Silom this August in a 2 bedroom apt. Each of the bedrooms was larger than a hotel room, and each had a separate large dressing room. There were 3 bathrooms, 2 of which had separate tubs and showers. Between the bedrooms was a livingroom with a kitchen. The apartment was nicely furnished with stained wood built ins. Each room had its own tv with numerous cable channels. There was also a washer/dryer, altho it took a while to figure out how to get the clothes dry. It was perfect for a family or two couples traveling together.
The breakfast had variety and good coffee. The SkyTrain and central pier were less than 2 blocks away. There was a very good hot pot restaurant in the basement of Robinson's Dept Store next to the hotel, as well as a food court with other restaurants.
5-star luxury at 3-star prices
On our recent trip to Thailand, our family of 5 (aged 8 to 78) spent 4 nights at Centre Point Silom, BKK. www.centrepoint.com/Locations/Silom_a.aspx
We could not have chosen a better place. Our apartment was palacious , (183 mª) with river views, located only a few minutes walk from both the Skytrain and the River Express boats, close to the prestigious Shangri-La and Oriental and directly connected to Robinson department store with a food department, food stalls and some restaurants. The staff at CPS was extremely courteous, helpful and friendly and even the hotel restaurant's room service was, unexpectedly, very tasty and extremely good value for money.
I would certainly recommend staying at a serviced apartment hotel of such quality and very reasonable price especially for families as it gives you extra flexibility and space while not compromising on luxury and facilities such as the huge pool, etc. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Bangkok again, I would not want to stay anywhere else. Thanks to everybody at CPS.
Thanks also to Philippa from www.lostinthailand.com for her patience and efficiency on making all our bookings for us.
Katrin from Bath, UK.