Millennium Hilton Bangkok

123 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok, 10600, Thailand | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $115.00
 

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With a Cherry on top

A travel blog entry by mikeandharmony on Sep 24, 2013

4 comments, 21 photos

Today we had a 10 hour tour planned so we were up early for another wonderful breakfast. We took the river ferry across the river to meet our tour operators. We were thrilled when they arrived with an empty van and said 4 other guests cancelled at the last minute and we would be the only people on the tour! In essence, we got an all day private …

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A travel blog entry by mikeandharmony on Sep 22, 2013

2 comments, 14 photos

The flight to Bangkok was uneventful.....once we got off the ground. We boarded the same massive 777-300ER in Hong Kong and got the same awesome seats. We were even served our drinks and they took our menu order. Then the captain came on and said there is a fuel leak at one of the valves on the wing and we'd have to take another plane to Bangkok. …

Lazy Buddha

A travel blog entry by mikeandharmony on Sep 23, 2013

5 comments, 33 photos

We were in no rush today so we leisurely went down to breakfast and were again surprised by the spread. There was an entire Japanese section filled with fresh sushi, noodles, soups, etc. A Chinese section included dim sum, fish, etc. There was a European section which incorporated cold meats, cheese, etc. The main section had eggs, waffles, and …

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This 4 star hotel, located in the คลองสาน area of Bangkok, is near The Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabopitr), George & Mike Barons Fashions, Kamthieng House (The Siam Society), and Princess Mother Memorial Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMillennium Hilton Bangkok

    Reviewed by elaqid

    Home away from Home

    Reviewed Apr 13, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , Thailand Flag of Thailand

    Everything one could expect from a high end hotel can be found at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok. It has been my Home way from home when in Bangkok for the past 5 years.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by dilgen

    Wow!

    Reviewed May 23, 2011
    by (1 review) Denver , United States Flag of United States

    Ok...this place sets the standard for service. Also great location and easy access to boat ferries. Trust me...you want to stay here at least one night.

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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by megt

    Loved it.

    Reviewed May 21, 2011
    by (7 reviews) Campbell, CA , United States Flag of United States

    A slightly small room, but very clean, very modern, very comfortable. The service here is impeccable. The buffet restaurant on the Lobby level is delicious and if you read the brochure you get at check-in you may find that there is a free happy hour on the 37th floor every evening with a nice variety of cocktails and appetizers. We loved the location as tourists, however, for business you might be better off on the other side of the river as we found traffic to be congested. The hotel does offer a river shuttle to the shopping center across the river, as well as to a nearby SkyTrain station which you can take to explore most of the city. Traveling by boat is the only way to go!

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Millennium Hilton Bangkok

    Truely Haven !!!!

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    I had stayed here for 5 nights, and totally impress!!. The hotel did something amazing with them self like the decorate, the design and the concept. Every things 're so trendy that made mind us blown away when the first we're arrived.

    Nice hotel but lousy service

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    Not very good. Staff need intensive training on how to give quality service. Concierge needs to be more helpful & accommodating. Executive louge staff need to be more professional, courteous & knowledgeable about the hotel services.

    Loved the Hilton

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    We stayed here for 1 night in may 2006. On the hilton webpage we had booked a deluxe suite but at arrival they had upgraded us to an executive suite on the 23th floor. What a wonderfull suite. We had NO drainproblems as others have experienced. We had access to the executive club on the 31th floor, very nice indeed. All the staff wich whom we were in contact with was very nice and polite. We did not have time to try the hotels restarants but the buffets at the ground floor restaurant flow looked very good from the outside. I understand that this hotel did open not very long ago but in a short time it really has become a unique 5 star hotel. At our time of visit the reception said that it was fullybooked, but it never feelt overcrowed, just very vibrant. About transportation to the skytrain, a boat leaves every 15min from the hilton pier, very easy. In general we loved the hotel and will return next time we're in Bangkok.

    Loved it

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    Stayed here for just 1 night with my boyfriend in April. Hotel was fabulous, as were the staff. They were extremely helpful helping us to book trains etc. Room was spacious and minimalistic, with a great bed. We had a fantastic view of the river from our room on the 16th floor. The bathroom was beautiful, the only downside being that the water doesn't drain away quickly enough in the shower, meaning that the bathroom floor gets very wet. We had a drink in one of the hotel bars which whilst expensive was very enjoyable thanks to the fantastic view and very attentive staff. The hotel has a small pier and boat to bring guests to the other side of the river, which we used quite a lot and was really useful. All in all, a fantastic experience.

    Style overtaking substance - over-designed and trying to be too "trendy"

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    The hotel seems to be sad example of style being elevated above function, form taking precedence over substance. No amount of over-design is going to compensate for a lack of basic functions in a hotel of this type, certainly not for regular / business travellers. I stayed for two nights and was able to use my Hilton Hhonors Gold VIP card to get access to the club / executive lounge - though the welcome fruit in the room never materialised. The hotel is very new, very modern style. First the plus points: the rooms seem to all have views of the river and although of quite modest size, benefit from a full-width picture-view window which, because of the orientation of the bed in my room, allows you to sit up on the bed and look straight ahead onto the vast city-scape. The executive lounge is spacious and gives access to the roof area and almost 360 degree views (alas, so far, the space on the roof has not been put to any good use). The service, breakfast, canapés, afternoon tea, and evening drinks were all up to expected standard (but they could do without the awful piped music over breakfast) and the evening view of the city was quite spectacular from this vantage point. Next the problems, beginning with a major problem: the floor in the walk-in shower is completely flat and is barely half an inch lower than the bathroom floor level. For this reason, the drainage is unable to remove the shower water quickly enough, and the shower floods into the bathroom every time it is used, even with the door fully closed. Because of the flat-ness the water never drains away, and just remains overnight as a stagnant pool. The manager admitted that this is a fundamental design problem that affects many rooms. In my case, two bath mats were used (and soaked) after each shower, and still I had to tip-toe around the slippery bathroom floor while drying off - dangerous and unpleasant. The room design is pleasant enough, but the furnishings seem of very cheap quality, and the quality of finish is poor (the wooden floor was already badly scratched in the first room I was shown). For some strange reason spring-loaded desk-lamps have been used as bedside lamps. They look ugly, in the first room I was shown the balance mechanism had already given up, and one could easily knock one's head on the unit getting up in the dark at night (especially because, for some peculiar reason, the lamp switch is positioned away from not next to the bed). In that first room, there were electric wires hanging from the cheap-looking LED bedside clock - the maintenance man just cut them off when when I reported this! Lighting was a problem in other respects - a multitude of confusing wall and floor switches, and a disproportionately large floor lamp in the corner. The gym and pool area also leaves much to be desired. Yes, the infinity pool offers a great view over the river, or would do if what looks like a giant metal cage enclosing the pool area on the outside of the building could be removed. But how practical is it to have most of the sun-beds actually in the pool, at a depth of maybe three inches of water? It looks interesting, but that novelty soon wears off. You have to wade through water to get to your seat, there is no proper table on which to place valuables (how long will it be before a mobile phone or iPod falls straight into the water?) and as the management allow cigar as well as cigarette smoking in this area (which was disgusting in what is supposed to be a "health" club or spa) one only has to guess where most of the ash ends up. Next to the pool is a big sand pit, the sand from which migrates straight into the pool as well. Service at the pool was lacking, partly because the waiters could only move slowly, wading through the water bare-footed from one sub-bed to the next. Unlike the new Hilton in Kuala Lumpur, here in Bangkok no iced water was offered to guests at the pool and the waiter seems quite surprised that I should want any when I got up, waded over, and asked for some. The gym itself is spacious and has good equipment. It seemed overstaffed - at least four staff - seemingly with nothing to do, except play loud boom-boom music in the gym, even though I was the only person using it, had asked for it to be switched off so that I could hear from my iPod. Presumably the music was there for the staff's own enjoyment. The sauna and steam room are good, but it's a shame there is nowhere to hang towels nearby when using them. There is a hotel boat service that will shuttle you across the river to the antiques market or the monorail system station (the other major hotels on the river offer the same service). Unfortunately, there is no publicity in the hotel to say that this exists - nothing was said in check-in, there were no signs and nothing in the hotel folder in the room. I stumbled on the jetty just as I happened to be wandering around the grounds. I could well imagine guests on a short stay simply getting a taxi from the lobby to go down-town because they had no idea that the boat service exists. Just as frustrating was the situation on the other side of the river (near the River City antiques market). I emerged from the shopping area to the river-side where the other hotel boats were arriving and departing. I could see no sign for, or of, any Hilton boat, but I waited and waited. Eventually a staff member from one of the other hotels asked me what I was waiting for. When I told him I wanted go to the Hilton, he went away and came back with a unformed member of Hilton staff, who had emerged from what seemed to be a specially constructed Hilton lounge for waiting passengers. A great facility, if only guests knew it existed. I was shown a small sign on a pole near what looked like a restaurant entrance which referred to the Hilton boat, but by then it was too late. Note also that if arriving back at the hotel when it is dark, it is a pitch-black walk for most of the journey back to reception - no lighting anywhere. Overall, the hotel should be an excellent 5-star establishment, and maybe some of the service-related problems I faced are simply teething troubles that will resolve themselves over time. But the infrastructure suffers so badly from the style-over-substance problems that I have outlined that I would be very unlikely to want to stay here again. Perhaps it's no surprise that the hotel does not seem to offer guests any feedback form to complete on their visit!

    Great hotel

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    My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night on April 14 after a vacation in HuaHin at the 5-star Hyatt regency resort. We paid 120USD per night incl. 2 breakfast through Hotelthailand. The whole experience was great!

    You Will Either Love It or Hate It!

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    Just returned from a long weekend in Bangkok. I stayed at the Millennium Hilton for 3 nights. Spanking new, barely two months old, the hotel is ultra modern. The lobby is impressive with minimalist chic decor and piped-in "chill out" music. The room I stayed in had generous views of the Chao Praya river. Again, the decor is minimalist chic with a very comfortable bed. But although I had a good first impression of the hotel when I arrived, that quickly changed after my first night. Here are some of the problems I encountered:

    Millennium Magic!!!!

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    My partner and I are presently staying at the Hilton Millennium, Bangkok. We found this hotel as our usual hotel in Bangkok, being the Banyan Tree was not available. We were greatly disappointed as we are Banyan Tree addicts and love the 5+ star luxuries that the chain offers. Whilst looking for alternatives we came across the new Millennium Hilton Bangkok, which we now know has only been open for 9 days!!!! Being a soft opening we found fantastic rates on offer of USD$105 per night including buffet breakfast... This was for a river view deluxe room. We decided to book the hotel for our 5 night stop in Bangkok. The first three nights we booked a river view deluxe room and then upgraded for the last two nights to an Executive River Suite. The hotel is situated on the other side of the river; it is located just down from the Peninsula hotel. It posed no problem for us being on this side of the river, taxis are so cheap in Bangkok and you always have the Hilton River Boat to cross the river anyway.... We did this once but decided it was easier to just get a taxi from the hotel door. The entrance foyer is a grand impressive atrium - total modern chic!!!! The staffs are unbelievable well trained. I thought only the Banyan Tree Bangkok staff was like this but bravo Hilton, the Thai staff excels.... Breakfast was an absolute treat; we ate in Flow which is a huge glamorous river side restaurant with 5 open kitchens and an abundance of high quality food. I have stayed at some amazing hotels throughout the world, but this breakfast was impressive!!!! The first room we stayed in was of standard size, a little on the small side for what we are used to, very comfy bed, sofa, fast internet etc. All of the things you would expect in a 5 star hotel really. Normally we would always stay in club or executive rooms, but the rate of USD$105 per night was too good to pass up. However after 3 nights we decided to upgrade and were offered the Executive Suite at only USD$185 per night. This was not the Executive Room but a Suite with large living area, Plasma, Guest bathroom, large office area and curved windows looking all over the river. Then the bedroom area was separate with sort of open plan bathroom that is divided with shutters from the bed area. Again a Plasma TV, Rain Shower, full Jacuzzi Bath etc.... very comfortable and stylish room. There obviously is no comparison between the river view deluxe room and the suite and for an extra $70 per night is INCREDIBLE value. I am not sure how long these rates will last but we booked direct on the hotels own website. Along with the executive suite came the executive lounge on the 31st hotel, lovely area with usual drinks and canapés served etc, not the best executive lounge I have been in but very nice all the same. Then the top floor of the hotel is a gorgeous Jazz bar in a circular shape.... divine, moody and sexy. There is also a glass elevator that runs on the outside of the building from ground floor to the 31st executive lounge and the Jazz bar that comes up through the water of the swimming pool. The pool area is a unique concept; whilst not large it is good for off season. I am not sure how it would fare in peak season. Half of the sun loungers are on sand in one area and the second half of the sun beds are half submerged in water, so you walk through about 4-5 inches of water surrounding all the sun beds and then dropping off the side off the building in an infinity edge design. Today is the hotels 9th day of operation and yes whilst there are still some people painting in a few unobtrusive corners the hotel overall is an impressive structure, modern and chic. The staffs are excellent, one of the breakfast staff who I saw on the first day, remembered our room number 3 days later without us having to tell her. The executive floor staff greeted me by name on my first visit... as I entered they said, Welcome Mr. Alexander... I am still trying to work out how they knew who I was!!!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Millennium Hilton Bangkok

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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