Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok
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I couldn't sleep this morning. Woke up by 1, finding Alice deep asleep. Maybe I should have stayed awake in the plane like she did. Boy these trips really get to your system. Eventually fell asleep again to wake by 6. Not too bad. Light came through the window as we forgot to close the curtains last night. A hazy sky. Bangkok is normally covered …
Na een toch wel lange reis zijn we eindelijk in BANKOK. lekker warm hier! Met de skytrain naar het centrum daar overgestapt op een andere metro. Dan een flink stuk lopen en het hotel swan zoeken, de afstanden zijn langer als we denken! Zal ook door de hitte komen. Een fijn hotel met grote kamer en airco! Uurtje geslapen en met de jongens gezwommen …
Mindset for this trip was to have my nails done and go back to Platinum mall to buy some slippers for boyfie. Unfortunately our supposed to be 19hours layover was cut short due to some circumstances during the flight.
We were diverted and our almost perfect, peaceful,very light load flight became a tiring and strained one.
When we reached …
Sorry for the delay mummies! So the day started by me looking out the windows over Bangkok, with it being overcast we decided that we would go and do the sights! Had know idea where to go or what to see but just headed to the down stairs of the hotel and spoke to the doorman, who had a nice Thai tour guide, of the age of 60 next to him who said he …
... to Cambodia from on the Sunday, and to find somewhere close by that to sleep the night before, as we need an early start for that. Once we'd booked ourselves in, we took shelter from the pouring rain in a nearby cafe before eventually heading back. This morning saw us checking out and heading to our new digs, where we promptly woke up everyone else in the dorm room clattering about and I had an amusing few minutes watching Kathryn trying to master her pack-safe ...
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Excellent. Terrific breakfast. Very good gym. Nice pool. Great customer service. Good sized rooms. Very convenient for airport or to get out of town as near the expressway. However that can be a bit noisy, but not too bad if you ask for a room higher up. I don't know what my brother's fussing about on his review written a few days ago. It only cost £35 ($78USD) for 4 Star luxury that would've cost £200 in London. Taxis are so cheap the location is almost irrelevant and they take the registration number of any taxi that picks you up to make sure you're OK. This hotel looks after you. Get in any trouble in Bangkok and they'll help out. Cheap places just throw you out if e.g you've had your wallet stolen.
This was a great hotel. Excellent service from the minute you enter the magnificently grand reception. The staff are friendly and v. helpfull, the rooms are spotless and we were even offered a free upgrade to the premiere floor, which was divine. 10 out of 10.
You might as well go to Oslo...
The Radisson Bangkok is the perfect place to come if you don't really like Bangkok. I felt totally apart from the city and had the impression that I could just as well have been in Oslo (admittedly, on a very hot and steamy day). It does everything you'd expect a Radisson to do: Good-sized rooms, very good and varied breakfast, swimming pool, gym etc., but given the size of bangkok and the common traffic snarl on the huge road outside, it's just not the part of town you want to be in if you actually want to go and do/see anything. The main reason I stayed there was because Bangkok is so cheap that you can opt for luxury at a still reasonable price. Also, I was travelling with my brother, a big fan of the western-style luxury hotel anywhere. However, a week later, I stayed three nights at SUK 11, actually IN town, for a tenth of the price and liked every aspect of the place (ok, apart from the breakfast) more than the Radisson. The difference is that that place has local CHARACTER, something that Radissons very rarely have. I mean, you can even meet normal thai people there, rather than the ubiquitous farangs in suits at the Radisson. A question of taste perhaps but dull, dull, dull for me.
Loved the radisson
my daughter and i stayed here in october 2004,the staff were friendly and helpful,the room was big and the bathroom was nice and clean ,air con was fantastic after a long day of shopping.the hotel was out of the way a little but the hotel had a shuttle bus which you had to book the previous day to take you to the major shopping complexes and there was a different shuttle if you wanted to go to the under ground train station and the shuttle would also pick you up at certain times of the day at the station,last pick up from there was 9.00pm.breakfast was a big display from different countries (no hash browns) also you often saw western men at breakfast with their lady of the night.....puts you off your breakfast alittle
We stayed for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Granted, it's not in a great location, but a metered cab will get you to most places in the city for about a pound! To be honest, if you're not in walking distance of where you're going in Bangkok, it's going to take you forever to get there in the rush hour anyway! Never got round to taking the underground but, apparently, it's very close to the hotel.
The bedroom was of a good standard (I think they upgrade nearly everyone to Business Class) with all that you'd need. Public areas are really nice and the staff can't do enough for you (definitely different to most large hotel chains that I've experienced!).
We ate in the 24th floor restaurant one night and the food was very good and the service was excellent (as was the service in the adjoining bar). We would recommend that you eat in the tallest hotel in Thailand, which is 89 floors with a rotating viewing gallery on the 85th floor (unfortunately, we can't recall the hotel name!). Dine in the international buffet restaurant (76th-78th floors) because, for the price, we weren't impressed with the Chinese a la carte restaurant (79th Floor)! It definitely requires a booking, especially in high season!
While you're in Bangkok, it's worth doning all the shopping that your luggage allowance will permit! We recommend the MBK Centre (a hugh shopping complex of small shops and stalls) and the night market (6pm til midnight).
If you're looking for excursions, the floating market and Bridge Over the River Kwai tour is excellent (I think that if you did a tour that just did one of these areas, it would start to get boring!). It's worth doing a dinner cruise, ours was booked with Tour East and it was excellent (there are a lot of different boats available and each tour operator uses a specific boat). We've heard that the tours to the Grand Palace and the ancient capital of Thailand are very good but didn't have chance to try them.
Lovely hotel but dreadful location
Stayed in this hotel for four days. Room was spotless clean, spacious and well appointed. Divine bathroom. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was ok.
The location of this hotel really spoiled our holiday. Although there is a complimentary shuttle bus.....it takes about an hour to travel about 1 KM. It is not possible to walk into town because it is located near a busy overpass with no footpath.
Had great difficulty getting a taxi to the hotel during peak periods....the taxi driver's simply refused.
Tourist are really quite isolated in this hotel as no shops, bars or restaurants nearby.
Great hotel but location not ideal
Stayed for 3 nights in Jan 05. The hotel is convenient for the airport (30 mins, 400 THB from airport, 250 THB back to airport) but not for much else! Taxis to the main attractions are cheap though.
The surrounding area is certainly not attactive. It's surrounded by flyovers/busy roads and there looked like there was some sort of building site at the front.
Once you get inside the hotel, everything is pretty impressive though. Nice decor, professional service and everything you'd expect from a 4* hotel. We were upgraded to an executive/premier room (I think everyone is!!) and the room was large and well furnished with a great bathroom.
There was a lot of choice at breakfast and the lunch we had in the ground floor restaurant when we arrived was fine and not especially pricy.
On our last night my other half had the misfortune to have his wallet pickpocketed in a tourist bar in central Bangkok. We returned to the hotel as we needed our passports to report the theft and the night manager actually drove us to the local police station, acted as an interpretor for us and drove us back to the hotel at close to 1am.
If you can live with the location, I'd recommend the Radisson and would happily stay there again. It's a relatively inexpensive choice if you check out the reduced internet rates and I found it great value for money.
Fine hotel but not near anything
I stayed several nights here in early january 2005. the hotel and room were fine, but the location is quite poor. you are surrounded on all 4 sides by busy roads and highways. it is nearly impossible to walk anywhere--there is nothing near to walk to, anyway. there is a shuttle service to the subway and also the emporium, but you are nevertheless quite isolated in this hotel.
Stayed at the Radisson for 3 nights whilst in Bangkok. It was a great hotel and we would definitely stay there again!
On arrival we were upgraded to the premier floor.
Our room was lovely with an enormous shower and bath room, kingsize bed and a great view.
The included breakfast was excellent and the staff were superb! The hotel is a little out of the way but the Radisson provide a free shuttle bus to all the major tourist stops and also to the subway which is only a few minute walk away.
A taxi ride is so cheap that you probably wont use the bus though, just go to the front door and the staff will get one for you (it cost us 50 baht to Sukhumvit rd - which is around 70 pence)
There is a rooftop swimming pool on the 5th floor with a pool bar for snacks and drinks- we enjoyed a couple of hours here after shopping till we dropped in Siam Square and MBK Centre!
Hope this helps anyone thinking of staying at the Radisson Hotel
Just got back from THailand 4days ago totally loved it,just wish i had ignored everybodys comments about Bangkok being smelly,dirty ect.
Bangkok is fantastic loads to see and do and the best shopping i have ever seen,this hotel is really nice with amazing views if you get high enough up.
the 3restaraunts do good food and are not expensive at all,there is a bar and pool table downstairs,the staff are very friendly and the hotel lobby is very comfortable too.
Ill be honest its close to the airport but not much else so cant really walk anywhere,but there are courtesy buses everywhere you would want to go and as is near the motorway which goes round whole city you can get everywhere quicker than batteling youre way through the city.
This is a excellent choice of hotel if you want to be somewhere between the airport and town and I will definitley go back.
Also the sky lounge on the 24th floor offers great views over the city.