Swissotel Nai Lert Park
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
One final stop on our trip before the long flight home, and back to reality, whatever that might mean. Work on Monday? (Actually, for Andrew, that's a genuine question - on arrival in Bangkok, still no job confirmed). Wearing shoes rather than sandals? HOW MUCH FOR A BEER?
We'd tried to treat ourselves to a nice hotel, staying in the same …
Short flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The only short haul flight I have seen with a full jumbo jet. Stayed a bit out of town at a nice hotel before we hit the ten day Intrepid tour "Timeless Thailand" I think its called. The following day we visited Jim Thompson's house, of Jim Thompson silk fame. This chap built a house in Bangkok made of 6 …
Bangkok diae Stadt zum go Shoppae... leider noed fuer ues! Usae Rucksack isch voll und drum haemmer ues aes Shoppingverbot erteilt. Aber mir choemet jo im Januar wieder do hii (shopping-marathon wir kommen!!!).
Daefuer simmer go dae Palascht ahluaegae, haend aes Bootstuerli gmacht und ufaem State Tower aen Drink gschluerft.
... a world away from the crazy city.
We then hit the temples, the first one is Wat Pho or the temple of the Reclining Buddha which is 43m long and 15m high and painted with gold leaf. It is incredible, and the attention to detail is amazing on the murals surrounding the temples. It's a Buddhist holiday and there is a service taking place in one of the temples, which we take a sneaky peak at too, it's mesmerising, the monks chanting quietly ...
... It was cool to see, but other than that nothing special. Just showed us the different tanks, and pools used to get fish used to the water and environment. Then we joined the very long line for the glass bottom boat, whilst we waited and waited and finally got into the boat with another family. A good little extra added and cool to be that close to the fish. The only bad thing was the glass, it wasn't very big and sometimes best to look over the edge of the boat. We carried on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok
Stayed 3 times over 9 days as we toured Thailand. First two stays in 4th Floor room facing the garden. Beautiful contemporary design. Quiet and peaceful. Also stayed on 5th floor, executive room facing the garden, which was also quiet, but the design was older and less appealing visually. Pool is an oasis in the middle of the city. Free wireless internet in lobby and pool area. Hi-speed internet available in rooms for a fee. Staff are friendly and efficient. Would certainly use again. Good rates available on Swissotel web site.
Oasis in the Bangkok
We used this hotel/Bangkok as an home base back and forth through our travels through the countryside. It was very convienant to the skytrain, taxi, etc. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We stayed in the suite which was very nice and comfortable. The breakfast and cocktail service was very pleasant. The business service was prompt and accomodating. The pool was relaxing. Over all everything was taken care of with no hassles.
I stayed for 5 nights in Bangkok, and stayed at the Nai Lert Hotel for the last two night of my trip. For the other nights I stayed at the Oriental and at the Banyan Tree and so Nai lert was the least glamourous of the three. The pool was rather large and it did have a nice island in the middle to lounge on, but the grounds, while being tropical, were a bit small. I have stayed at many different hotels and resorts all over the world, and to have people speak so highly of them can be misleading. The walk around the gardens, while beautiful, takes about three minutes. With all the praise on the gardens, i would have expected them to have been a bit larger and more kept up. The decor in the entire hotel is very fun, 60's retro bars and rooms, but some of the appliances needed to be renovated. The design, although pleasing to the eye, was not functional in many ways. Our sliding glass door to our patio was extremely heavy and stuck a lot. Our sink splashed EVERYWHERE. Our shower head kept falling off the handle and bruising our feet when it fell on them. I dont know if it was lost in translation, but there was construction in the morning and i called down to the front desk to ask that they postpone until after 11 am (when I am on vacation, sleep is a big priority), and they did nothing about it. I called 4 times before i got the 15 minute break from the hammering next door so that I could fall asleep before they started up agian. All in all, the hotel was just OK.
Heaven of piece in the center of Bangkok
Stayed twice at this hotel during the month of March. Very quiet although in the middle of Bangkok. Beautiful park and huge swimming pool. Beautiful buffet breakfast with view on the park and very friendly staff. Within walking distance of major shops of Central World and Panthip Plaza and also close to the skytrain. Modern architecture.but not overdone. Will certainly return
I stayed in Lai Lert Park for 4 days in March. The decoration is stylish & the service is good. The staff are smart and friendly. On the first night, I found that the drainage in the bath tub didn't work well & so I left a note in my room before we went out on the next morning. It got fixed upon our return & all of our other requests were dealt with immediately. I felt so comfortable having breakfast in the lobby cafe with a wonderful view of the tropical garden & the food is great. The pool has resort feel which is difficult to find in downtown Bangkok. I like it very well & would definitely recommend it to my friends.
I had experienced the "trip from hell" on a business trip and flew in from Hong Kong for a few days rest. The hotel is an oasis of calm. I had a deluxe room, but paid the extra to have the exec club benefits (to be honest, not worth the money). The deluxe room was huge and well designed and well appointed. The only criticism that i can make is that i could not see all of the TV screen from my bath. The room was contemporary and the bed fabulously comfortable. The gardens are beautiful and the pool sublime. The spa is great, with tennis courts, squash courts and a great gym. The room had a balcony over looking the gardens and i felt relaxed from the moment i arrived. The staff were a delight and the food superb. I cannot wait to return. For a 5 star hotel it is not stuffy or formal and they were happy for you to wander to the poolside in your robe. My only concern was that to get to the gardens you had to use the stairs, so not sure how any disabled guests would cope. This is praise indeed as i spend most of my life in hotels on business and this was a gem. Do not be put off by the pictures, the building is a bit weird (it was a Hilton before), it is lovely on the inside. I also looked at one of the exec rooms but that was more trad thai and very cramped.
Stayed for 2 nights in Jan 2005 when the newly refurbished hotel was still "a work in progress". Rooms were fine and the service attentive but the hotel had not yet got into its stride. Rather empty and a little souless. Very pretty gardens and a short walk to some of the larger shopping centres. Only tried the lunchtime buffet which was above average. Overall nothing wrong but would probably try another hotel on next visit.
We stayed at Nai Lert during week of official reopening after renovation. We were very happy with rooms - 60s retro style to them with beautiful views to their grounds. Best aspect to this hotel is without doubt stunning grounds - gorgeous huge pool and lush gardens. Got it for $89 per night - a bargain. Location good for shopping and getting to airport as near entry to expressway. If you want central hotel while feeling that you can get into quiet paradise like area, this is the hotel.
This was a fantastic hotel with a breathtaking tropical garden in the back. After 18 hours in the air, it was wonderful to drive up and see the entire wait staff welcoming me. I found a terrific deal for this hotel, $54/night...worth $200.