Eastin Hotel Makkasan
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Today we went to the most beautiful temples' really breathtaking. We saw the laughing Buddha the reclining Buddha and the emerald Buddha. The emerald Buddha has actual outfits to wear and they change his clothes 3 times a year. We also went to the grand palace, again it was spectacular, nothing can compare to it.
After going back to the …
... of films I wanted to see, but I did watch a few as well as some TV programmes, before I started working my way through all the UK no 1 hit songs from 1979 onwards! My head sets unfortunately only played in one ear and after them re placing them a couple of times we determined it was the actual socket that was faulty, for which they were really apologetic. A pretty cool feature I did like ...
... hire a tuktuk to take me back to the pier, but he said it was too far and I was better off taking a cab. So I jumped in a cab, offered him 100baht and showed him a picture of a temple that I knew was close enough to the pier that I should be able to walk the rest of the way. He didn't understand any English and we went back and forth between pictures and hand motions for me to explain I wanted to see the boat temple. He eventually figured out what I was motioning. ...
I wasn't planning to write a blog today. No particular reason, we've had another very enjoyable day, but there wasn't anything much to report this time.
So far all of these entries have been composed in my head and then typed on the Kindle in the early hours of the morning between 2 and 6am and that's because jet lag has rendered us both sleepless. Why is it, that at this time you seem to be so much more awake and ...
... at negotiating their landscape - you'll sooner die from a deadly crack/hole/crater/skimpy makeshift cardboard crossing bridge type creation/pothole on the sidewalk, than in a protest...and the gals in Bangkok dance through it all with 6 inch heels! Cars, tuk tuks, motorbikes, mo-peds, buses, trucks, bicycles, carts and people are everywhere. Their Skytrain is a dream. It's the way folks get around. Situated above the city scape you ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok
First night ever traveling and first night in Bangkok (Thailand) and decided to stay at a high budget hotel to ease myself into the experience.
On a whole my one nights stay in the hotel was perfect. I was arriving to the hotel late at night after landing at Bangkok airport at 7pm and all I could think about was getting some well needed rest in my room. I found all the members of staff very helpful and the checkin process was quick and easy and to top it off on arrival they informed me they had upgraded my room from a superior double to a executive suite. However on reading other reviews from people about this hotel this seems to happen a lot??????
The room was very spacious and had everything included complementary you would have liked, Tea/Coffee, kettle, Hair dryer, electronic safe, drinking water etc. This particular room had a good view of the city, despite the poor visibility due to storms but was still worth it. The bathroom was perfect, a huge shower and included a bath which I took advantage of after my long flight from Britain. I did however have a few particular problems with the room, the first was the free WiFi. I was told that the internet login that I received would work in all areas of the hotel, however I had difficulties using the internet in my room and found the only place it was worth while using was in the lobby, which i didn't mind to much as it was next to the hotel bar. The second was the TV, it didn't work, maybe due to the weather i wasn't sure but was a little disappointed Although I'm sure if i had said anything at the front desk the hotel would have found a solution.
I used the hotel restaurant for both evening dinner and breakfast as I had paid for breakfast to be included. I was the last person to eat of the evening so there wasn't much on offer however there was a good Variety for breakfast in the morning.
The hotel itself is very good, clean and presentable all you could ask for, and the lobby was quite big and spacious. which was useful as I had to wait in there for a few hours in the morning for a friend to arrive. I chose the hotel due to the location and it didn't disappoint. Located right next to the Makkasan Sky train station which is a direct route to the airport, it was very useful for me and my friend.
Value 3/5 Rooms 4/5
Location 4/5 Cleanliness 5/5
Sleep Quality 5/5 Service 4/5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.