Pullman Bangkok King Power
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I was very happy with the hotel. Nice room, lovely staff, a sanctuary from the chaos of Bangkok. Will definately stay again on my return to Bangkok
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Seru nih hotel.. lokasi oke dekat dengan BTS station
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This hotel is a 5-star hotel in Bangkok-great location near two train stations (both under 10 minute walk easily) and free shuttle to Victory monument stop. Excellent staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pullman Bangkok King Power
We absolutely loved Pullman. I warned my husband that this is more like a business hotel, so it probably wouldn't feel very homey and welcoming. How could I be so wrong? My husband was actually upset with me for booking this as our first hotel during our trip to Thailand. The three hotels after this didn't measure up even though there were all more expensive.
Upon entering the hotel, you truly feel like you're on vacation. Service is excellent and all the staff stops to greet you as you pass by. The hotel and staff are so welcoming. After the bellman took our bags, we were greeted by a different staff member at the entrance of the hotel and escorted to the check-in desk. After checking in, someone escorted us to the room and made sure we were happy with our accomodations. The elevators moved very quickly and smoothly. The decor throughout the hotel is modern, sleek, and serene.
We had a superior room overlooking the city on the 17th floor. The room itself was spotlessly clean. The king size bed was the most comfortable during our entire vacation. The air conditioning was excellent. We didn't see a single bug or mosquito in our room. There was a bowl of fruit on the coffee table. The hotel offered complimentary water and two softdrinks from the mini bar every day. There was an electric kettle for you to make coffee or tea. Turndown service typically involved some type of cookies. In the desk drawer, there were some office amenities like a stapler and paper clips. The bathroom had a huge tub along with a large glass walled shower (with a rain head). Water pressure was excellent. There was also a fresh flower arrangement. The complimentary amenities offered were impressive (toothbrush and toothpaste, razor and shaving cream, laundry detergent, bath salts, along with the typical shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and shower gel). During our four night stay, we didn't hear a single noise from any of the other guests or from the city below. During the day, the music playing in the hallway was a tad too loud, so we could hear it slightly in our room.
I recommend making a reservation with breakfast included because the buffet was excellent. It's been three weeks since our stay and I'm still raving about the croissants that made me think I was in Paris. The restaurant is very stylishly decorated. Even though the restaurant is very large and roomy, breakfast was always packed with people. Someone made a comment in another review about sitting with people they didn't know. We didn't have that experience at all. My husband and I were always alone at a table for two or four people. We ordered room service our first night. The Thai food we received was pretty good.
The concierge was extremely helpful on many occasions. The complimentary tuk tuk to the sky train was very nice even though it's not a far walk. While the hotel doesn't have a great location near the major cultural sites, the skytrain makes it an absolute breeze to get everywhere. Some people commented in their reviews that this is a duty free hotel. I'm not really sure what they mean by that. The hotel offers discounts to the duty free shopping center next door, but there is absolutely no push whatsoever to shop there. I recommend exchanging money somewhere other than the King Power Duty Free center since exchange rates were better elsewhere. Someone also commented that this is a tour group hotel. I completely disagree. While looking around during breakfast, there were a variety of travelers from singles and businessmen to families and couples. The large majority of hotel guests were Asian. I didn't see a single tour group arriving at the hotel. The fitness center was small, but well equipped. There was always a staff person present. They had complimentary water, gym towels, and fruit. The spa was not ready during our stay although the hotel was offering spa services on the top floor. The pool was nice and relaxing.
At the end of every outting, we would get off the skytrain, jump into the tuk tuk, and walk into the hotel feeling like we were home. The hotel was like our little escape in Bangkok. It was a fantastic feeling for 82 bucks a night and worth much more.
Excellent value for money!!!!!
Just stayed at the Pullman for six nights from 7 December to 13 December and completely disagree with a previous review. Although the hotel is an extension of a duty free shopping complex, it is by no means a "duty free hotel". This term makes it sound like guests will be coerced into shopping at the duty free complex. This is not the case at all. When I was at the hotel, most of the guests were independent business and leisure travellers. Yes, there were many Asian tourists. But I don't think they are from tour groups. If they are, they are premium groups. The hotel which is brand new is an excellent choice for many reasons. The location is wonderful as it is just a couple of minutes to the nearest BTS station and the Century Mall which has a supermarket and cineplex. Additionally, there are many restaurants right by the hotel. For a hotel which charges only about 2500 baht per night without breakfast, the amenities in the room is really quite complete. There is a kettle, an iron and an ironing board. Additonally, in the bathroom, there are shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, shower gel, soap, cotton buds, cotton pads, toothbrush and paste, sewing kit, razor and shavong foam, bath salt....as complete as any six star hotels. Plus, there is a shoe brush and shoe horn. I don't understand anyone who can still complain. The room is very comfortable and clean. The service is impeccable. There seems to be many staff around to serve and more importantly, they render service with heart. When I asked for things like ice and cutlery to be delivered to the room, the staff who sent it do not linger for tips. They just do their job The pool is really cool too. There is also a free transfer service to Century mall which is connected to the BTS. But it really is not very far and the distance can be handled easily. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Personally, I think it is comparable with the Metropolitan and the Sukhothai at a much lower rate. If you don't need to buy into brand names, the Pullman is an excellent choice at a very affordable rate. I suspect the rate will not remain this low in the very near future. Go now, before they jack it up!
Modern, friendly and brand new!
We stayed at Pullman for 3 nights in December 2007. Quite pleasant and a brand new hotel. Very good location - 10 min. walk to the Sky Train Station "Victory Monument". Excellent service, very clean and comfortable. We liked it very much despite of beeing there on vacation (it seems more to be a business hotel). The swimming pool is great! You must try it. They don't have a spa and massage services yet but promised that soon it will be also available. The rooms and the hotel itself are very interesting and in minimalistic style. I mean the architects have done their job pretty well. Just for example: one could enter the bathroom from two sides. And there is one more slide door from where one can watch into the room which is not so spacious at all but it seems to be! The breakfast is simply perfect - american, thai, japanease, continental, pastry, fruit - EVERYTHING for each taste. The funny thing was that we had to wait on a que 5-10 min. because the brakfast room was full :) Not a problem. The staff spoke perfect English and were very friendly. I highly recommend it!
Modern, freundlich und brandneu!
Wir verbrachten im Dezember 2007 drei Nächte im Pullman. Ein recht schönes und brandneues Hotel. Sehr gute Lage - 10 Gehminuten vom Sky Train Bahnhof "Victory Monument" entfernt. Der Service war hervorragend und es war sauber und komfortabel. Es gefiel uns sehr gut, obwohl wir dort Urlaub machten (es schien eher ein Businesshotel zu sein). Der Swimmingpool ist toll! Sie müssen Ihn ausprobieren. Es gibt keinen Wellness- oder Massageservice, es wurde aber versprochen, dass es ihn auch bald geben wird.
Die Zimmer und das Hotel selbst sind sehr interessant und haben einen minimalistischen Stil. Ich finde, dass die Architekten ziemlich gute Arbeit geleistet haben. Nur zum Beispiel: man konnte das Badezimmer von zwei Seiten aus betreten. Und es gibt eine weitere Schiebetür, durch die man in das Zimmer schauen kann, was überhaupt nicht geräumig ist, aber so wirkt!
Das Frühstück ist einfach perfekt - es gibt Amerikanisches, Thailändisches, Japanisches, Kontinentales, Gebäck, Obst - ALLES für jeden Geschmack. Das Witzige war, dass wir 5-10 Minuten in einer Schlange warten mussten, weil der Frühstücksraum voll war :) Kein Problem. Die Angestellten sprachen perfekt Englisch und waren sehr freundlich. Ich empfehle es wärmstens weiter!
Duty Free Hotel
The first hotel I have ever stayed at which is an extension of a duty free store. As could be expected from this fact it is largely a tourist hotel which on my visit appeared to largely cater to organised tour groups. Rooms are quite small but comfortable unfortunately they seem to suffer from noise from adjoining rooms which caused a colleague to change rooms, I resorted to ear plugs as an alternative solution. Open air pool is good size and suitable for laps and the gym is small but adequate. Breakfast is good quality and seating arrangements tend to be communal , was a little surprised in my bleary non social morning mood when someone else was seated on my table for 4 even when there was a multitude of free tables but guess it is a good way to meet fellow guests. Staff are still learning the ropes but are generally happy and helpful. There are a lot better hotels in Bangkok but this is a good quality option for the price.
Sehr neu und sehr schön
Ich übernachtete hier am zweiten Tag nach der Eröffnung. Es ist total neu. Man kann die Farbe an den Wänden riechen. Der Service ist hervorragend (eigentlich waren es zu viele Angestellte), der Angestellte, der mich eincheckte, brachte mich in mein Zimmer und zeigte mir alles darin.
Das Frühstück wurde in einem sehr hippen und modernen Restaurant serviert. Das Gebäck wird an Ort und Stelle gebacken und ist köstlich. Alle andern Einrichtungen im Hotel sind schön gestaltet, der Pool und eine sehr cool aussehende Bar ebenfalls. Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, dieses Hotel auszuprobieren, wenn Sie eine Reservierung bekommen können.
Very new and very nice
Stayed here on the 2nd day after opening. Absolutely brand new. You can smell the paint on the walls. Excellent service (in fact, there were too many staff), the person who checked me in actually walked me to my room and showed me everything in it. Breakfast is served in a very hip and modernistic restaurant. Pastries are baked at the spot and delicious. All other facilities in the hotel are well designed, the pool and including a very cool-looking bar as well. Definitely worth checking out if you can get a reservation.
We will definitely come back again!
My husband and I went to Bagkok for a 3-day break from work from 1/11/07 to 3/11/07. We spent our first night at Pullman as it was a brand new hotel. I am very particular about cleanliness and Pullman definitely exceeded my expectations in this aspect. We alighted at the Victory Monument BTS and were prepared to walk to the hotel but were pleasantly surprised to find a free tuktuk shuttle service near to the BTS station fetching us right to the hotel entrance.
The minute I stepped into the hotel, the atmosphere was pleasant and serene, not like some hotels bustling with activities. I was impressed with the helpfulness of the staff. Many of them will greet you cheerfully and take initiative to ask if we need any help. I hope that their enthusiam will continue over the years as we really feel welcomed in every part of the hotel. The only thing which they need to work on is to expedite the checking in. I guess it's because many of the staff are still new.
The king size bed in our room was very comfortable. Our room was on the 4th floor and faced the swimming pool directly. It was a lovely view. The complimentary fruit salad was sweetly decorated with a pineapple as the basket. We regretted not taking the package with the buffet breakfast as the spread seemed very sumptous when we were walking past the restaurant.
Trips to the shopping areas such as Pratunam market cost 50TB. We also went to Siam Paragon but was disappointed with the pricey items. Though this hotel may not be within walking distance to the shopping areas, it is still easily accessible and is a quiet hiding place away from the maddness of city life.
Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in Bangkok. We have booked a highly recommended boutique hotel for our 2nd day stay just to get a different experience and were greatly disappointed. I guess no venture no gain. With comparison, we will know which is better. This hotel is great value for money and we will definitely come back again next year !
Dutyfree complex's hotel
The hotel is brand new, opened a couple of days before I arrived. Wanted to try it as it is the first Pullman and the flagship hotel of the chain in Asia. It is quite clean and the staff are mostly quite friendly and helpful which is usual for Thailand. The hotel itself is smartly decorated in modern style. The receptionist was really keen to look after us. Some slight problems, which I am sure would be ironed out as they go along with more experience, such as the furnitures in the room were not properly fitted. TV only had a few free sattlelite channels rather than cable and the system in my room did not work properly. The Thai PR manager was only interested in foreigners but not her Thai customers. The hotel's shuttle "took took" dropped us off in the wrong place and we had to walk quite far back to the hotel. The hotel food was good and there was plenty of parking space. Do not buy any snacks or drinks in the dutyfree complex as I did and found that they were way overpriced. A lot cheaper in the convenience store in front of the complex. I liked the fruit basket in the room, it was really nicely packaged. A bit of computer problem at check out, I was almost charged twice by mistake but the nice cashier took care of it.
Over all it is alright but not within walking distance of any tourist or business thing except the dutyfree complex that the hotel is a part of. You would have to take the sky train or a taxi to go any where.
Business Hotel with Resort Feel
I had a chance to stay for a night at Pullman Bangkok, King Power during its trial run. The hotel is officially opening for service today, 15 October 2007, although there are some parts which are being decorated such as spa and wine bar. These will be opened later this year.
Rooms are tastefully decorated with thai touch and equipped with basic stationary set, internet connection etc. for business travellers. In my opinion, the standard and deluxe rooms are quite small. The twin beds are literally put so close to each other that it seems like one double bed! The bathrooms are clean and nice though. Breakfast is generous.
The staff is friendly and helpful but might not be very professional since some are new. It took a little long when my friend was checking in.
The hotel's not in main business area but can be reached pretty easily by sky train (around 300 metres walk from Victory Monument BTS station). Shopping Areas such as Siam Paragon are 3 BTS stations away.
Overall, a good hotel with affordable price.
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