Travel Blogs from Bangkok
So we rolled into Bangkok Humpading (It is called something like this) train station at 9am (3hrs after scheduled but we didn't care). I think we have lost all sense of time and being in Asia!!
We threw on our backpacks like pro's - there wasn't even one small grunt or swear word. We have become so accustomed to carrying our lives around …
Entitled "City of Angels", "Oriental Venice" and so on, the capital of Thailand, Bangkok.
Home to 9million people under a baking sun.
It is easy to be deceived by the beauty of its name but get shocked more easily when you see it.
This is a undisputable big cities which populations equals to 1/3 of the whole Malaysia.
We both had a good sleep in in our lovely hotel room. Breakfast was equally great, a buffet of Western and Thai food. No metro/ sky train for us, we got a tuk tuk to the bus station and then a minibus south, all on good roads. Unfortunately it was not hot and sunny as the plan called for. The boat trip across to Koh Samet was quite choppy and fun. We had no hotel ...
With 48 hours to go until the departure of the Bangkok pros, it was time to make the most of their experience and help. After a cheeky morning disco nap (sodding jet lag!) we took a taxi to the Khaosan Road to get my bearings, ready for my next stopover upon the departure of the Jones family. My first short peruse of Thai markets looked like loads of fun but with lots to learn about haggling - lucky I was chilling with a pro. The OTT tourists walking around barefoot with dreads ...
... over the trees along the huge street outside the hotel. The traffic was very different to Vietnam and Cambodia with lots more cars, although still a bit of manic driving. There was a lively central hub with lots of bars and stalls etc. and some weird massage mats in the middle of the street where you could get walked on by a little thai man... The main strip was very touristy but fun, with bar signs saying things like 'very strong cocktails we don't check ID'! Calum was stopped again by ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews President Park Bangkok
Just got back from a 5 day stay in Bangkok with a bunch of friends. Since we were planning last minute, the only place we got a room at was the President Park Hotel (everything in Bangkok was sold out on 4/27 for some reason). Ended up staying in a 2 bedroom suite in the hotel.
We don't stay in hotels anymore when we are in Bangkok which is at least 4 or 5 times a year. Serviced apartments are the way to go and we will definitely be going back to the The President Park . They have a wide range of suites available for the same price as most hotel rooms.
The tropical landscaped pool area and adjoining Capital Fitness Center are top-notch and free for your use. High-speed Internet access costs a little extra and a modem must be brought to your room and hooked up. The rooms are showing some age, and often a little bit of mold, but they are large, mostly clean and reasonably priced. The food on the property is excellent and reasonably priced, and restaurants, grocery store, motorbike taxis and Starbucks are within steps of the front door. Convenient location. I've had two long stays there and when I return to BKK, I will stay at the President Park.
Stayed at this property on business for a month. The location is pretty nice on Sukhmunvit Soi 24. It is not close the BTS / SKYTRAIN but the hotel provides a free shuttle every 20 minutes to the Emporium Mall and BTS Station. There are also plenty of taxi's and motobikes just in front of the hotel.
We stayed here in December, booked a deluxe room for only a little extra price, definitely worth it - the room was huge with a fully equipped kitchen & breakfast bar, the bed excellent, the bathroom enormous -bath & separate powerful shower room. Room service was superb and the cleaning staff were lovely, always polite & smiling. The room (more a suite than a room it was so big) was well airconditioned and very peaceful - no noise from outside at all. We had no problems with security - we made use of the safe in the room and didn't feel our belongings were at any risk, security is unobtrusive but alert tho I'm glad to report my Thai girlfriend was not quizzed going in or out (this can happen in other hotels which assume Western guy with Thai woman equals sex tourist). Check in & out were efficient. It is a bit of a walk to the Skytrain but only 2 minutes by taxi or motorbike taxi for about 40 bht(motorbike taxi is fast & fun, although perhaps not for everybody!) - overall, we'd stay again & can reccommend it.
I'm surprised to read all the negative reviews about this property. I stayed there for 3 nights and was very happy with the hotel. It was a quiet location with nice intimate surroundings. The suite I stayed was big and amenities are very adequate. The staff are polite and provide personal service. The only shortcoming was there are not much facilities in the hotel. I loved the place so much that I'm going back again when I visit Bangkok in March.
Just spent 2 nights here and would have to say it is the worst hotel I have stayed in ever ! Awful construction site next door and run down,dirty rooms.Staff were not very nie either
Avoid this place ! My company booked this Apartment for a business trip and when we arrived were given a room overlooking a site with a new building being built.Very noisy and horrible to look at.Also had been told by some people when they were checking out that they had complained about the noise and were told they could pay extra per night charge and be moved to the quiter side of the Apartments.Not a good place to stay
The worst hotel
Two nights into a 5 night stay my wife had her earings a camara and some other items stolen whilst we were sleeping.Hotel Manager accused us of losing them and blaming the hotel.Apparently this hotel has a lot of problems with theft.Stay somewhere else!! a really awful experience and will never ever return to this hotel.
We sincerely apologize for the poor experience you had at President Park. We, however, would like to make it clear that we do not have "alot of problems with theft" as you have mentioned. We have done a through investigation but found nothing amiss and truly regret that you feel this way about the property.