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"I thought you were joking when you said that we should lock the taxi door"
Yesterday, on arriving in Bangkok the taxi driver drove us down some of the streets so we could have a taster of songkran before we got to the hotel, this I have seen before and it is the most insane experiences of my life, for three days a whole country comes to …
"You don't acclimatise, you just learn not to moan"
We step of the plane and into Suvarnabhumi airport made famous for having the highest air traffic control tower in the world, we'll if it's not famous for that then spread this fact and it might be. Anyway, on booking the flights a few months earlier and speaking to my friend who I used …
Thursday 9th February2012
Morning drive to the Ancient city, only one-hour far from the Bangkok city.
As mentioned before, we had misunderstood the term The Ancient City, and thought it was going to be Ayuthaya, the Ancient Capital of Thailand. The so called Ancient City we were supposed to visit is a kind of …
On my second day in Bangkok...have walked a lot today and seen a lot of central Bangkok...will update when I have some more time...
This is where it all starts on the 6th October! Scroll into the map to see the detail. Watch for updates as we go!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLandmark Bangkok
As I get out of the taxi in front of the hotel, after spending what feels like an eternity on a plane I am greeted by a friendly staff member already bringing mine and my girlfriends luggage out of the boot of the car as I walk to the door it is opened by another smiling face who politely ushers me to reception. I look around and see beautiful marble stone on the floors and wall and everything's seems to be clean and tidy and I am struck by how relaxed I already feel. But I have booked hotels in Thailand before and know full well that the checking in part is next. My British cynicism is building and I arrive at reception, the woman greets us smiling like she would seeing an old friend and asks us for our reference number we present her with this, she then asks for a credit card and our passport, again we display these things, she explains that she will deduct a deposit from the credit card which will go towards the payment of the room, this is normal so don't worry ( they only accept credit card not debit card) we sign a few things and then are taken to our room, the whole ordeal takes about 10 minutes, it was quick, friendly and efficient first impressions excellent and all that "British cynicism" melts away.
We get to the room and it is immaculate the view looks out across the city the wifi not only works but is also fast and the bed is so comfortable it's like sleeping on a cloud, you would be forgiven if you never left your room but in the name of adventure we do.
Back in the lobby and there is a nice bar where I am served almost immediately with the same friendliness and attentiveness, it looks sleek and cool and comfortable I have a coffee which is quite strong but welcomed from a long haul flight.
After this we take the lift down to the bottom floor where we go into the Hunstman pub, advertised as a traditional English pub, this is a pub me and my father use to come to, to have a drink when I lived in Thailand about 5 years ago, a lady greets me and my girlfriend and retakes us to our table we order our drinks which arrive very quickly the same lady then turns to me and says that she recognises me because I use to come in with my father and even points to the place where we would usually sit, this like I have already said was 5 years ago! The band there plays every song you could possibly imagine all the way from Queen to Miley Cyrus and are pretty good but then again one of the singers has been there for at least 17 years.
The next day I wake up early and go down stairs for breakfast the buffet is incredible and I stuff my face. After this I check out the pool which is nice and clean so I sit inch sun and read my book.
In summary I am hard pressed to find anything bad to say about this hotel, the service is excellent, the food brilliant and the room immaculate. It is ideally located on Sukhumvit road with local attractions and shops to get bits and bobs and I would strongly recommend this to anyone. It is a bit pricey but I could pay the same in U.K and get no where near the service and facilities that the Landmark offers and remember you get what you pay for
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Landmark Bangkok
This is really a 4 star hotel for the price of 3 stars
My husband and I stayed in this hotel during a Feb, 2005 tour of Thailand. It is in a prime though hectic location in Bangkok. The rooms were large and spacious, clean and had a large bathroom with separate shower and tub. The buffett breakfast (included in our tour) was outstanding. Nice swimmjng pool on the 9th floor and very professional staff.We would stay there again.
Poor hotel, poor location
Unless you are a male interested in the seedier side of Bangkok nightlife, this hotel, immediately next to the infamous Nana Entertainment Complex, is a poor choice.
Service is substandard. I booked a room online at a discounted rate. They didn't honor that rate.
The food is pretty good.
For about the same price, you can stay at the Conrad... this is one of the best hotels in Bangkok.
Having stayed at many Bangkok hotels, I normally always come back to the Landmark. The location on Sukhumvit Road is excellent and the hotel staff amongst the friendliest in Bangkok, especially the babysitters (who are normally the housemaids). We used the same babysitter three nights in a row and instead of just turning up and taking the money, she came equiped with reading books and pencils and spent three nights teaching our children Thai ! The rooms are of a very high standard and clean, and the suites represent very good value indeed. The pool is of a good size and the childrens pool seems to be quite safe. The restaurants are also of a high standard, but not always full. The Huntsman's English Pub is excellent and the associated Leisure Club facilities also top notch. My only gripe is the steep climb to get to the entrance - but that is small price to pay !!
I can only echo what other people have said...excellant value hotel, always spotless, in great location. Huntsman English pub in the basement if you are desperate for an English pint or some football! Easy access to NANA station on the sky train and only a few minutes walk from the best restaurant in Bangkok [Cabbages and Condoms] on Sukhumvit Soi 12!!
I have stayed here twice before and it is an excellent hotel, with superb service. The buffet breakfast here (1st floor main) is absolutely the best that offer freshly squeezed juices and a great selection of both american and asian dishes!!
Superb hotel in a great location very close to the Skytrain which is very easy to use. The breakfast, room service, swimming pool and every other facility was five star quality. I would definately stay here again.
Brilliant hotel and staff to match!
This hotel is wonderfully located for great restaurants and public transportation. The staff are professional and happy to assist! The new Lifestyle Floor was very impressive, beds very comfortable and bathroom fantastic. Room service was impressive (and that is very rare!). The buffet breakfast is brilliant, huge selection and eggs, pancakes and waffles cooked to order. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone!
A truly first class hotel and from the moment you arrive at the front door you will feel most welcome by staff that are both corteous and very friendly.
A nice 5 star
A different world compared to its surroundings. The hotel is located just next to a skytrain stop making It easy to get around in bangkok, which is a very important consideration in Bangkok.
The service was fine and the rooms were to its highest standard. I only wished that it looked more exotic rather than a hotel you can find anywhere in the world.
The breakfast buffet on the upper floor was superb compared to the lower coffee shop one.
Location, location, location
When one visit a south-east asian city, it is always a question what sort of experience do you really want to have - the luxurious one or the backalley-backpacker-rustic one.
In Bangkok I would recommend to go luxurious, simply because I for one need a place to recoup when my energy is low after a long day travelling etc. When that need arise, it is two things that matters; steady supply of A/C and a good location. The Landmark supply the best of both parts. In the middle of Sukhumvit Road you can't go better location in Bangkok - this is top down-town. And the hotel itself is perfect when it comes to space, service, fascilities and A/C. Go see for your self,