Travel Blogs from Bangkok
THAILAND was...INDESCRIBABLE. We flew to tokyo from chicago...13.5 hours with NO cigarette!!! Nicely done thanks to my seat mate Morgan (a marine on his way to station in Japan) and BLOODY MARYS! Which are FREE on international flighst...just so you
we flew over alaska and the aleutian islands...so lovely.finally we reached …
Next day - still groggy - concierge, very friendly chap - suggested the Grand Palace - we had heard alot about it before coming And thought why not ! He advised the boat trip - up the main river - we boarded a private long tail boat £24 - not bad - personal captain for the day - river was very polluted and high because of the flooding but we were …
A quick entry from what Sally describes as "coffee heaven" She is sipping an iced cappuccino and nibbling a chocolate truffle cake as I type. We're in a place called True Coffee utilising the free WiFi. After a delayed arrival from Hanoi due to the morning fog there, we have decided to take it easy for the 24 hours we are in Thailand. We thought we …
Up at 8am Wednesday morning and caught a taxi to the airport (300 b). The airport is cute, although somewhat primitive - the gate lounges have no walls! But the food and drink were complementary, so settled in with the paper and drank cold lemonade until it was time to board.
Forty five minute flight to Bangkok, but they still …
Arrived in Bangkok airport - it was like an architectural masterpiece - fantastically clean and well organised - we got to passport control - everyone passing through it smoothly posing for the webcam photo - until it got to us !!!
Sorry - please fill out arrival visa card .... On hearing this and having to leave the queue we stood in for 45 …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Davis Bangkok
The first thing I noticed when setting foot in the Davis Hotel in Bangkok was the simple style of the lobby. Open, clean lines and a modern flare. The staff were courteous from the outset.
A great surprise
We stayed here after having stayed at the Oriental in Bangkok as part of our honeymoon. I was a little worried because of the cheap pricing compared with the Oriental, but this hotel was top notch. Of course the service is what you pay for at the Oriental, but everything else at the Davis was of the same calibre. It reminded us of boutique hotels we had stayed at in New York. The decor is very modern and the restaurants/bars are quite chic. I can't speak to the location because we didn't stay in Bangkok long enough to know where "the place to be" is, but we walked easily to a very nice restaurant and to some places to go shopping. I'd stay here for business as well as personal. We were surprised that others we know who travel for business hadn't recommended it.
Good looks, great staff, pity about the rooms.
The public places i.e. the lobby, bar, restaurant, pool are modern, chic and stylish. As are the staff who were youthful and more friendly and attentive than the Met's. The security is good too - accomodation floors only accessible by guest's key card and the security personnel are vigilent. Unfortunately, the hotel is let down by the quality of the rooms. Though we were upgraded to a suite in the main building, the furnishings of the "contemporary Thai" Design Room are too heavy and dark. The rooms and external corridors could be better lit, and the air-conditioning was loud. And the breakfast was poor for a hotel of this standard. Location is not great but well-served by taxis. For the same price, I think the Sofitel Silom offers better value.
positives - amazing decor, very beautiful place. calming and relaxing surroundings. great and friendly service. would suggest trying out the spa. downside - breakfast is not great. suitable for couples, not families. Would go again.
Whenever I'm in Bangkok for business, this is the hotel I stay at. Previously have stayed at the Sukhothai and the Banyan Tree, which were both nice, but have been back at the Davis my past 3 visits. Why? It's a fascinating, unique and beautiful hotel that has great service while being very good value.
Stayed there in January for 1night, then went to Ayuthaya and came back for another night. The corridors are lacking some fresh air and appear long and dark. The room (we had a themed room in Thai style) was quite large with nice decoration, a nice marble bathroom and even a hifi-system. I was a bit disappointed from the service which was very slow, especially at the reception (check-in and check-out) and some of the staff were not very proficient in English. The breakfast could also need some improvement. I asked for a peppermint tea and they just said yes but brought me a green tea instead. I accepted but when I was leaving the restaurant, they wanted to charge me for the green tea because the breakfast (which was included in the room rate) includes only regular coffee or black tea. This made me upset because the Davis claims to be 5 star and the cost of around 90 USD per night is not really cheap for Bangkok. I complained to the front desk manager and asked whether we could get an upgrade to a Deluxe room for our second stay to make up for the anger. She apologised and we finally received one of the villas which are separated behind the hotel. It was really gorgeous, 2 storey in a luxurious Thai design. A village retreat in the midst of the city... The only thing they still didn't manage was the tea: When I wanted to go for breakfast the other morning, the front desk manager told me that they'd still charge me if I wanted another green tea...
I came back from my holiday a couple of days ago and i must say that this was a really great hotel! I think that it is extremly underrated.
This was a great surprise. The rate was very good (US$70/night) so we were a little nervous. Staff was gracious and very helpful. They upgraded us to a deluxe suite which was deluxe. Beautiful decor, great free breakfast buffet, wonderful rooftop pool. The location isn't as great as being on the river at the Peninsula but it is an easy walk or tuk tuk to the sky train. All in all a great deal in a great city. I would stay here again in a second.