President Solitaire Hotel & Spa
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My god where to begin as random does not even begin to cover this city.
So I arrive at the President Solitaire Hotel at around 11pm on 02/04 and I'm wrecked. I literally pass out in my room (which is roughly about the same size as the downstairs of my house) on the bed fully clothed and the lights still on. I wake up the next day only to …
Despite the heavy snow Fatima and Ebrahim arrived safely in Bangkok and we met them as planned at the hotel. It was lovely to see them after 4 months and spent that day catching up. We enjoyed a nice Indian and took in the lively night life of Bangkok. Fatima was grateful for a fan in the Indian after leaving the freezing temperatures back home. …
Hungover after all the champagne and vodka from the previous night we walked to McDonalds to get something greasy for breakfast and realised we were still drunk...Paula got into a small tete a tete in Mackies as the waitress saw the drunken stupor and tried to purposely short change her - she was advised that Ronald McDonald would be 'very angry …
New Years Eve - woo hoo!!!!!
We woke up an went for breakfast were a very effeminate Thai man wearing red lipstick reluctantly cooked u fried eggs on a hot plate - he had very long fingernails.
We got our stuff together and hopped into a cab to the President Solitaire Hotel in a swanky part of a Bangkok - our indulgence for NYE. …
Here we are in beautiful Bangkok where the weather is hot hot hot! Not much to report as we have
been here a few times before so we haven't hit the tourist spots...
In keeping with custom, last night we found a pub serving cheap beer and had a delicious Panang
curry. Followed by a few Black label johnny walkers....goodnight …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews President Solitaire Hotel & Spa Bangkok
We stayed in the Solitaire Suite. The room itself was great. Very spacious, decor was nice, the big plasma TV and kitchenette were great features. Breakfast and room service meals were both excellent and reasonably priced. The minibar is OK however the 7-11 around the corner is a bargain alternative for drinks and snacks. The location wasn't ideal. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Sukhumvit Rd and Nana BTS station which is usually fine, however if it rains the road floods and that walk must be done on the road in shin deep water, braving spray from passing taxis. (the footpaths are crowded with street vendors) When this happened heading out got to be a fair hassle. Arranging tours was a bit of a hassle too, with no tour desk in the hotel we had to head to the local travel agents and hope we found a decent one. Overall good value and nice room but I would probably spend a little more next time and go for something right on Sukhumvit road.
Stayed here for 4 nights in september and to be honest the majority of guests were in Bangkok on business.Remember being very dissapointed when i first walked through the lobby.Not a place i would reccomend for couples or leisure tourists.Dont get me wrong its a decent place but for the price places like Siam hotels with 7 restaurants,Art Galleries,Health Spas etc will blow your mind away at a lower price.
A Hidden Gem
As another review says, I really have to struggle not to give away this absolute gem of a hotel.
Great location near the Nana skytrain. We got upgraded and had the most amazing suite with our own jacuzzi and plasma telly. All for the reasonable sum of 40 quid. The staff are lovely and there's also a good sized pool.
Book through the website for the best prices and make sure you get a metred taxi to and from Bangkok airport.
Sawatdee Kaa! Great Hotel
I must admit I was very sceptical about staying in this hotel as I thought the reviews were probably "over hyped". All I can say is that this hotel is superb!! It's in a great location has excellent rooms and facilities. The food was great; the staff were really friendly and helpful.
You will not be disappointed with your stay here. I will definitely be staying here again when I return to Bangkok in Dec 05.
I write this review with some hesitation, as I don't want to give away a real gem.
A marble entry hall. A huge bedroom with massive plasma screen and DVD player. A large lounge with another plasma screen. A ginormous bathroom. And a kitchen. Anywhere that has all this available for this kind of price deserves to be number 1 in this list, not where it currently is.
Negative reviewer is MISTAKEN
The TripAdvisor Member from Germany whose review is dated January 16 2005, and who only gives this hotel 2 out of 5, has got the wrong hotel.
He or she says "Topaz Studio isn't at all great." Topaz Studios are the cheap rooms at a nearby hotel called the Grand President. The President Solitaire, by contrast, doesn't have any "Topaz Studios".
The two hotels are on the same street and they both have the word "President" in their name, so obviously it's a mix-up. Don't believe the negative review.
Good location, fantastic room. We had a Platinum Suite, entrace hall, massive bed, 42in plasma tv in the bedroom. Lounge with another TV, Kitchen and bathroom with marble jacuzzi. Cool. Good food and only a short walk to the Skytrain (Nana station). Would visit again.
Not so great
Some apartments seem to be better then others. Topaz Studio isn't at all great.
I stayed in the President Solitaire for a week, great location tucked away from the main hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit Rd. The rooms were amazing, equipped with 40+ inch plasma TV's, huge bathrooms and big comfy beds. Each room also has a kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove etc.. and fully equipped which is really handy. The staff were excellent and attentive - So good I had to return four weeks later.. the staff welcomed us back! Go for it!+++++