Pathumwan Princess Hotel
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Today was the last day of our holiday. We spent it doing some final shopping at MBK and then Gary, Jayden and I decided to visit Jim Thompson's house, which was really interesting. Stephanie didn't want to come - she just wanted to keep shopping.
After Jim Thompson we finished our packing ready for our night flight home to Melbourne.
We left Phuket on the day of Songkran - the Thai water festival where it seems everyone squirts everyone else with water. I was half glad to be leaving it, but a little sad too.
We arrived back in Bangkok just after lunch after a quick flight from Phuket. It was raining when we arrived, but as it was Songkran it really didn't matter! Our …
Our second day was spent shopping at MBK and looking at Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery shopping centres.
At the kids insistence we tried KFC for a light lunch. Don’t bother, the chicken burgers were even worse than here in Australia. It was the toughest, stringiest chicken we have ever eaten.
After a refreshing swim, we …
We arrived at 6.00am after a very good flight with Thai Airways from Melbourne to Bangkok. Service was great and the food was as nice as you could expect for airline food.
We were picked up at the airport by our hotel, the Pathumwan Princess and had a very quick trip to the city.
See my hotel review here:
One of my favorite cities of all time! I really did not expect to like Bangkok as much as i did. I loved everything, from the busy city center streets, the constant traffic jams, and the intense humid heat that can only be experienced for one to understand. Indeed i was drenched in sweat from morning till night and loved every minute of this …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPathumwan Princess Hotel Bangkok
Great hotel. Fantastic fitness club.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pathumwan Princess Hotel Bangkok
Have been to Bangkok many times, stayed at different hotel but this is one heaven of a hotel that makes me feel totally comfortable. Amazing services, good location, and I'm paying less than what I get. That's why this is the only hotel I've given the most tips willingly.
Whenever I leave my room, even just to go to MBK to get some snacks, my room will be well-cleaned by the time I'm back. It's unbelievable, they actually cleaned up my room, fresh towels, top up the coffee/tea within, let's say 10-15mins? This hotel should be rated 5 stars with a price of 3. Well done and PP will always be my first choice.
This hotel is ideally situated, very clean and comfortable and I would stay there again. My only gripe is that I had a pre-paid phone card for ringing home, I have used it all over the world from hotels, public phone boxes and private phones, and never paid in the country in which I've used it, until the Pathumwan Princess who made me pay a levy for each call I made. Although this hotel is well priced from our point of view they seem to think that all their clients are rich and charge accordingly.
No worries mate, book it!
Stayed here for 2 nights in late March 2005. Great location next to MBK shopping centre and close to several Skytrain stations. Large pool, well appointed rooms, spacious and spotlessly clean, comfy beds, staff have great friendly attitutde and good English skills, breakfast is very good (buffet style). You really can't go wrong with this hotel, it is excellent value and I would definitely stay here again without a moment's hesitation. Entire property is well maintained. This place is very popular with (other) Aussies and Japanese. Just do it!
My husband and I only stayed for one night in this hotel, but wished it could have been for longer. We stopped off on our way to Sydney, and loved it so much that we resolved to go again. The room was spacious and well equipped with kitchenette, large bathroom, bedroom, lobby and sitting room, and the staff could not have been more helpful, or more polite. The pool looked extremely welcoming, but unfortunately we did not have time for a swim. Next time perhaps! We ate at a very well priced Italian restaurant overlooking the pool, and the meal was delicious. The shops were very close by, and everything was perfect. Our hotel in Sydney was a real let-down after our experience at the Pathumwan Princess. Definitely somewhere to return to!
My favourite hotel
Why is it my favourite? Because I can afford it. At AUD 100 a night, it's unbelievable value, the most amazing breakfast buffets with Thai and Western food (If I stay longer than a few days, I put on serious weight), the best gym in Bangkok (new equipment, staff that help spot your weights, a sauna and steam room in the spacious change rooms), and the rooms are great and comfortable.
And the staff? They're wonderful and helpful and friendly.
Of equal merit is the location. Quiet but central, you don't walk out of the hotel into a busy noisy street like in Sukhimvit or Silom, but the huge mall next door, the MBK centre has everything and anything you'd want to buy, plus lots of great places to eat.
It's not the most expensive hotel in Bangkok, but is not the cheapest, but if you have the bucks, like a gym (and great swimming pool and deck, I forgot to mention that), a great breakfast and mucho shopping, this will be your paradise.
An Oasis with great location.
This was a delight. A lovely quality hotel, fantastic views, wonderful staff, and great modern facilities. We enjoyed our stay and will return.
It proved to be the best location for us, and we visted the sights via skytrain ( which is attached to the complex) and could easily visit Patpong, the shopping areas, the river and tours without drama. All a matter of avoiding the traffic by using the skytrain.
The hotel is attached to the MBK Centre which really is the best for cheapish shopping.
We found it an oasis and a place to regroup before starting another hectic stay. Also had a rooftop pool and spa.
I think the main reason that we will return is the location, and the extremely high standard of maintenance of the hotel ( should be 5 star ) - and of course the wonderful Thai Smiles of the staff.
Great Location! Clean as a Whistle!
This was my first visit to Thailand (Feb. 2004) or anywhere abroad, for that matter. I was planning on doing the cheap route. I wandered around the Koa San Road area my first night, backpack in tow, and was so tired after the 24-hour flight (we had to stop in South Korea for fuel, then HK, then BKK) that I just crashed at a $4 hotel. Yes, $4. I did not have enough Ambien to get much sleep on the harder-than-rock "bed" they supply at that price level. Since I'm almost 50, I decided to find a real hotel after that. I got a cab to MBK center (great mall!), had a coffee at Starbucks (YES!) and then found the hotel since the lobby was at one end of the mall. WOW! The staff was great, the room was very nice, great view (28th floor) and very reasonable. I paid right at $100 a night and stayed there for my entire visit (5 nights). I love the fact that it is not right on Suhkumvit, but it is on the overhead train line. You don't want to do a whole lot of walking as the sidewalks are not kept up. And the pool/hot tub area was very nice, as well. Do your tanning early...it's hotter than you know what. I highly recommend this hotel.
Fabulous Hotel - Look no further
Have only just found Trip Advisor so this review is almost a year on but we had a super stay in the Pathumwan Princess in April 2004. The rooms were quite spacious, clean and nicely decorated with excellent facilities. The staff were extremely helpful, especially on the Concierge desk in the Lobby who is a great source of information regarding where to go and how much to pay in the taxi or tuk tuk !
Location fantastic with direct access into a huge shopping mall leading to the Skytrain station. Incredible health and fitness centre with potential to run 400m outside, 8 floors up, if you can bear the heat !
Pool large with amazing views of the city without the fumes.
Several different types of restaurant, not particularly cheap but lovely. Nightly entertainment.
Traffic pretty awful back to airport but only cost around 300 bht.
All in all, difficult to get the kids out sightseeing from this gem.
We stayed at the hotel on our honeymoon and found it to be a fantastic establishment. Five star service all the way!
i stayed for 5 nights in april 2004 with my husband and 2 teenage children at the prathumwan princess hotel in bangkok. The hotel is an older style hotel but is very clean and rooms are very spacious. A pool view/city view room is a must so that you can enjoy the skyline of bangkok. It had a great pool and gym area that my family enjoyed. The breakfast buffet was very nice and so was the afternoon tea english style in the lobby. The hotel had great entertainment at night with a live band in the bar/lobby area. The best thing about this hotel is the fact that it is connected to a huge shopping centre called the MBK centre which is a mass of shops selling all the copy designer clothes and electrical stuff in the air conditioning without having to go to any markets. You could just loose yourself in this centre for days.....this hotel is a great place to stay if you like to shop till you drop.