Montien Hotel Bangkok
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A nice hotel, but could use updating
I got room 1711 which had a great view. The bathroom was extra nice with light colored marble surfaces. The bathroom shelves were filled with amenities including toothbrush, shave kit, sewing kits, swabs, shampoo, etc. Great water pressure. Bathrobes and slippers provided. You can leave your shoes in a little basket in the room and they will be shined free of charge by the time you return. The room itself was similar to a Best Western in the USA (in good condition, but aging). I thought the price was a little high for a hotel which hasn't been renovated. There were blackout curtains which kept out most of the morning light. Very firm mattresses typical of Thailand. Very very quiet and well constructed building (I didn't hear any plumbing noises from the other rooms), and barely heard any other types of noise. Quiet central air conditioning worked well. The room was a bit small for two people. They gave us a fruit basket on our second day. The location is excellent; within walking distance to restaurants and other nightlife, and to the Silom Underground station, and the Sala Daeng Sky Train station. I would stay here again, but would also want to try other hotels to see if they are a better value for the money spent.
Not 4 star......
Just got back from staying at The Montien Bangkok.
Have to say that the hotel was not 4 star quality. The lights were hanging out of the roof and the bathroom had quite a bit of mould through it. Although it's location was fantastic to give you a taste of Thailand.
The staff are extremley friendly but don't mention tailor as they will send you to their best. They are still helpful in giving you advice on Thailand and it's surrounds and what to watch out for.
Outside the door is that Patpong markets with it's also famous 'Ping Pong' shows.
There is a train station 5 Minute walk from the hotel which will take you to the Chatachauk Markets.
It costs about 150 baht with a metered taxi from the airport but alot of taxis' will not use a meter and will charge you 300 baht.
I would stay in the same vacinity of The Montien again but unless they do the hotel up would not stay at The Montien. If you are after 2-3 star then definatley The Montien is for you.
Some refurbishment please!
Our room definitely needed a good refurbishment: carpets were quite worn-out not to mention the bathroom! The hotel is located in Patpong which is the main reason why we chose to stay there. But Patpong is very chaotic at nights and very depressing during the day...on another occasion we stayed at the Siam City, which is just 10 minutes from Patpong via monorail and by far superior to Montien.
Sometimes you find exactly what you need. The Montien Surawongse Road is a reasonably priced, well-located, well-maintained hotel. This hotel is situated two blocks from the skytrain and next to a major thoroughfare. One of the biggest night markets in town is across the street. Whether you want Thai street food or Starbucks, you are in the right place.
This hotel has seen a few decades service in Bangkok, but don't let that worry you. The place is kept like new. The rooms are roomy, quiet, light, spotless and very well appointed. They include fridge, safe, western bath appointments, English TV & newspaper, daily fruit bowl, and more. I felt quite secure, as well. The lobby is beautiful and welcoming. The staff is typical Thai - sunny, hospitable, helpful, and mannerly. They even allowed me to check in early (10 AM) and check out very late (4 PM) with no extra charge!
There is business service available, or one could use the several internet cafes on the street. A good bank with exchange is next door.
When I'm back in Bangkok, this will be my hotel again!
I did not find a single fault during my stay at this hotel.
ALL the staff were extremely, and genuinely, friendly and helpful.
The interior was impressive and well-maintained.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and well equipped.
The choice and quality of the food was exceptional, and represented good value for money.
The location was ideal.
I would not hesitate to return to this hotel.
Stayed for 8 nights with my wife. Was a little aprehensive about the location but it was great. Hotel is dated, lobby is brilliant but hallways and rooms need a lot of attention.
Restaurant did a huge breakfast. Every taste is catered for, western and eastern.
Pool was OK, staff were very good and provided excellant service.
Location was a bonus, close to Skytrain, lots of restaurants and shops.
Be wary around night market but it is a fun place to check out.
A perfect hotel
I was more than impressed with this hotel. The lobby is extremely big and as soon as our taxi drew up outside the hotel, within seconds, someone had opened the car door and helped me out. Our luggage was taken from us and we were escorted to the check in desk.
Check in took a little while and my request for a room with a double (or larger) bed as against twin beds was fulfilled. Also a smoking room as my husband does like a ciggie.
We found our room after walking through the massive ground floor lobby and I was surprised at such a nice room. The room though not overly large was a reasonable size with more than enough drawer and cupboard space and generally lots of surfaces, table, dressing table, television table etc and the room itself was very bright and clean. The bathroom was excellent with marble flooring and all kinds of little bottles, mouth freshner, etc. Each night on our return from being out, the bed was turned down with little orchids on the pillows and clean fresh towels and a general clean/tidy up by the maid.
The room had internet access which was great for me to get on line and check my e mails although cost of 650 bahts per day was I felt a bit high, but for the privilege of being on line all day it was well worth it. However, I would recommend that if you just want to check your e mails you find an internet cafe in Bangkok that only charges per minute.
We also had to pay for the safety deposit box, 100 bahts a day.
I was however a little disappointed that there was not any tea/coffee making facilities in the room but room service for a tray of tea was hardly any money at all and by golly, no sooner had I put down the telephone, there was a knock on the door with my tea.
We were on the 14th floor and our room overlooked some motorway and a temple and I could not hear any noise whatsoever.
Breakfast at the hotel was vast, so much to choose from and a chef making you an omelette or scrambled eggs etc. We only had breakfast twice during our stay as we do not usually eat until midday.
There is a swimming pool on the 3rd floor and although we never had a swim we took a look at it. Plenty of beds asnd umbrellas and the pool looked very inviting and clean with plenty of shady spots.
The Montien Hotel is directly across the road from Patpong although not intrusive as the hotel has a barrier from the road, thus keeping out undesirables, if any. Also the BTS train is a 5-10 min walk away, straight through Patpong market. The location is ideal for night life and there are more than enough restaurants and bars a stones throw away.
I was throughly impressed by the hotel and would most certainly recommend it to anyone else. The service could not be faulted. I could not comment on the food apart from breakfast as we never got to eat in the hotel. If I return to Bangkok I would not hesitate to return to the Montien, although having said that, I would be tempted to stay in another part of Bangkok, maybe overlooking the river next time and if I could place the Montien Hotel anywhere in Bangkok I would without doubt stay there.
If you would like more information about the hotel or my stay in general in Bangkok and Phuket with access to my on line diary and pictures, please feel free to email me. I unfortunately did not take any pictures of our room or the inside of the hotel.
Having scoured numerous guidebooks - we knew exactly what we wanted. A high standard hotel, close to the night markets, bars with the ability to check out the city. The location was perfect - two minutes walk from all we wanted but seemingly in a small quiet oasis. Rooms were furnished to a high standard - large bathroom, towels and bedding changed daily. The windows were full length with a very small balcony and were also triple glazed - very important in a city like Bangkok that seems to have a 24 hour rush hour. The staff (like all the Thai people we met), well they couldn't do enough for you. The bar area was cool and relaxing, with a pianist playing British 60s tunes mostly. We didn't eat in the restaurants, but had room service several times. This cost less than a basic pub meal in theis country but was beautifully presented and delicious. We also had a couple of fruit smoothies at the pool bar which is situated on the roof and is a great place to relax for an hour after trekking round the city. The hotel also caters for weddings -one of which was taking place during our stay - absolutely magnificent.
Throughout our stay we genuinely felt that the people who worked there cared about the quality of your holiday, and as such we probably tipped them all far too highly at the end - but what the hell - it cost us a fraction of a similar hotel in London where the staff couldn't care less if you enjoyed it or not. If, no sorry, when I go back to Thailand, this will be the hotel I will be staying in.
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