Dusit Thani Hotel
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The last few days in Bangkok we attended cooking classes at Cooking with Poo. Located in Klong Toey slum, Khun Poo's school is a world away from the swanky Mandarin Oriental Cooking School that we attended earlier in the week. When Poo could not afford to run her food stand due to the rising cost of food, she (along with an Australian advisor) …
Our first cooking lesson this week was at the Oriental Thai Cooking School at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We were so excited, we woke up quite early and decided to walk to the hotel. It took about an hour but it was early in the day so the temperature was quite comfortable. We boarded the hotel's shuttle boat to cross over the Chao Phraya River. …
For the second day of official touring we headed off to Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam. The UNESCO site was built in the mid 1300's but was abandoned after it was razed by the Burmese in the 1700’s.
We had arranged for a car to pick us up at 07:30 so that we could start the tour at 09:30. Unfortunately, there was a bit of a mix …
We started our official touring of Bangkok with the Grand Palace and City Temples tour. It was only a half day tour but we saw a barrage of sights during that time. We had our own guide and driver to efficiently whisk us around the city.
We got to see the Golden Buddha, Emerald Buddha and reclining Buddha at Wat Traimit, Wat Phra Kaeo and …
I woke up quite early and Andre was badly in need of more sleep so I headed out of the hotel to get myself oriented. We are in the Silom area. It is a business/banking centre during the day but at night, a few of the side streets cater to the more colourful aspects of what Bangkok has on offer. One of the biggest advantages of staying here is that …
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Fantastic hotel. Great location, right by subway and sky train. The staff is unbelievably friendly and accommodating. The decor in the main hotel is a little dated but the rooms are large, modern and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again.
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This hotel was in need of renovating.Old but clean.Good location next to the Skytrain and shopping but needs some work to make it better.About 3.5-4 stars.
We've just returned from our Thailand holiday. We stayed for 3 nights in the Dusit Thani before moving on to Pattaya. The Dusit is a very good hotel. The service is exceptional. The bar entertainment is excellent although the drinks are very expensive, e.g. £2 a glass of coke, £3 a small glass of beer. The rooms are starting to need modernisation although they have every 5* luxury. The restaurants are excellent and good value. We went on the "bridge over the river kwai" trip, booked through the hotel. This was a wonderful day trip, very well organised, we highly recommend it. The hotel's central location is perfect for sight-seeing.
My husband and I have recently spent 3 nights at the Dusit Thani and couldn't fault it in any way. Stepping outside the hotel we were in the middle of Bangkok's frenetic pace yet we were able to relax by the pool in an oasis of calm. The subway station is right next to the hotel as is access to the Sky Train which was so easy to use - and so cool! We took the train to the pier and then caught the express boat up river to the Grand Palace. Our only problem with Bangkok, and it's only a little niggle, was the fact that we were continually finding people talking to us and they all had one aim - to get you in a tuk-tuk to the Thai Centre! Even though I had read extensively about the ploys used, we still got caught outside the Grand Palace. However we quickly realised what was happening and relaxed and enjoyed the experience of the ride whilst smiling and repeating 'no, thank you'. I think we may have created a record for quickest in and out of the jewellers, craft shop and tailors! The hotel is also close to Phat Pong night market - unlike some reviews we read we did not find it at all threatening; bargaining is a real sport and the club side is nowhere near as blatantly obvious as Amsterdam. The sign which read '50 gorgeous girls and a few ugly ones' summed up the atmosphere!
As a part of our honeymoon, we stayed there for two nights. The location of that hotel was convenient for us because it was near Australian embassy (believe it or not, some people needed an Australian transit visa in order to go to New Zealand).
I am recently returned from a 3 night stay at the Dusit Thani.
We stopped at the Dusit on our honeymoon on a trip around Thailand. We picked this hotel because my husband's parents had stayed their 15 years earlier on their anniversary when it was leading hotel in the world.
Great stay beautiful place and great service
everything was great the service the food the romms were amazing my room had 4 different rooms in one it was amazing better than vegas style hotels very close to patpong.its worth it
More bang for your buck in Bangkok!
An excellent hotel! Just completed a trip to Bangkok and the Dusit Thani was one of the most spectacular hotels I have ever stayed at. The service was impeccable! The buffet breakfast was incredible - there was so much to eat that we skipped lunch quite often. The pool is wonderful in a quiet way. The rooms are spacious - the bathroom alone is the size of many NYC studio apartments with both a seperate bath and shower! Great location - within walking distance to the Patpong district. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
The Dusit Thani has a great central location in Bangkok, and the public parts of the hotel are quite beautiful, some of the prettiest in Bangkok. There are bizarre lapses in service here that just shouldn't happen in a 4-star hotel.
Afraid that we were very disappointed with this hotel. Have been to Bangkok several times and this was by far the worst hotel we have stayed in. Room quality was terrible - the grouting round the bath was filthy and looked most unhygenic. On check in we were given vouchers for breakfast - and then found out we had to pay exorbitant rates for their buffet when we checked out! A con!
Central location near to Patpong and Jim Thompson's shop.