The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
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I am officially sick and exhausted. Since it was my last day in Bangkok, I wanted to do some final explorations but I just didn't have the energy for it. Instead, I ended up staying in my hotel room all day resting and taking it easy.
I was scheduled to depart Thailand for Jeju Island, South Korea at 2:15am but I had to be out of the …
Due to some Thai guy on the train coughing on me the previous day, I could feel myself starting to get sick. Throughout the day, I felt lethargic throughout and didn't have as much energy as I usually do. However, I was still determined to explore as much as I could since it was my second to last day in Thailand.
My big plan was to go to …
The plan for today was to explore Bangkok but this time I had a travel companion. Back in Cambodia, I had met a girl in the Siem Reap who was flying into Bangkok and staying for the same amount of time I would be. Since neither of us had been to the city before, we made plans to meet and explore together. When we met up at the designated train …
The goal today was to fly to Bangkok from Siem Reap. The whole trip was rather uneventful except at the Siem Reap airport. I had just checked my bag and was in the security area when the guard said I had to either check my backpack with the various alcohol in the cargo hold or leave it in Cambodia. Despite my protestations and fear the bottles …
It seems appropriate that we would end our trip in Bangkok. Our last 36 hours in Bangkok were spent shopping (Jim Thompson house = fantastic), eating (Baan Khanitha, and an excellent French restaurant off Patpong), drinking (as usual, our friend George was a fantastic host), and some activity as yet to be verbed (best described in the Hello Kitty …
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The staff was very friendly and I was lucky and able to book a room as a walk-in. The room was on the 19th floor and gave a beautiful night view of downtown Bangkok. The hotel is also located right next to the sky train station.
Unfortunately, in order to get to many of the big tourist sites, you'll need to take a sky train and then take a ferry but its not a huge disadvantage. Also, whatever you do, DO NOT use the business center internet. It costs $5USD for 15 minutes of use. Instead, go across the street to an internet cafe and pay about $.50USD for about an hour of use.
Overall, the service was really good at this hotel but of course it comes with a price tag. However, it was safe and comfortable.
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The Westin is wonderfully located nearby the BTS and underground. So you can reach the shoppingmalls, the weekendmarket and the Grand Palace (take the serviceboat at the BTS station near the river) easily.
The rooms are typically Westin-style. But that's OK. The heavenly bed is the best there is in Thailand. We've stayed in many hotels after our first stay at the Westin but none of the had such a bed. We were glad when we returned...
The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast is very tastefull. It's a pity the swimmingpool closes at 7 or 8. A bit early.
Conclusion: good value for the price you pay.
I stayed in Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel for 4 nights while on business in Bangkok and was greatly impressed. In the UK this 4-star hotel would certainly be a 5-star hotel.
Had a lot of troubling deciding which hotel to stay on for my brief (long weekend) stay in Bangkok - the user reviews of virtually every hotel in this fabulous tourist city were all so full of praise. The thing that clinched it for the Westin in my case was the incredible deal I got online. I won't give away how much - but let's put it this way: 3-star price for 5-star hotel.
This Starwood property remains a good tourist booking and a superb expense account venue. The hotel delivers what counts most: security; a clean, quiet, well-appointed room; efficient 24-hour service; good restaurants; and for those who pay an extra $US30 per night for the lower room categories, a fine Executive Lounge. A much appreciated option is the in-room massage service, which operates from 10 am -12 pm daily. Some of the masseuses have been at the hotel for over five years and all of them are very professional and kind. The swimming pool is rather small, but the exercise area is more than adequate. Security is discrete and efficient; guests are confirmed by the front desk and escorted to your room by hotel staff. Try to book a room facing east. Some mornings, you will witness a gorgeous sunrise.
Perfect Home Base in Bangkok
I stayed here two nights after reserving this hotel through Priceline. Lives up with typical Westin standards. Great location next to Skytrain and Subway. Shower could have used a little bit of bleach, as there was some mildew on grout and wooden grate. Didn't eat at the hotel or use its gym/pool, but they looked and sounded nice. Concierge was helpful if not completely knowledgable. For what I paid, I would not hesitate staying here again.
Not a guest! a friend
I arrived at my hotel unannounced, and in a wheelchair! no effort spared, Complimentary coffee was ordered whilst my needs discussed, I was then shown to my room on the 19th floor, an extra bed soon appeared, [in case I had too much to drink, it was slightly lower]. When the catering manager heard I was English and from his neck of the woods, roast beef and yorkshire pudding was put on the menu specialy for me!! feteted, treated, and looked after like a king, what a hotel, no, it was not a hotel it was like Home Thornton
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2004. Room rate abt USD92 incl 2 daily breakfast. Location is good. one minute walk to BTS and 2 minutes to MRT. Staffs very polite and helpful
Breakfast very good selection. Freshly squeezed juice available
But few choices of restaurant. Can go to Sheraton Grande just across the street if like hotel food. Otherwise, there are plenty of restaurants around. Taxi to airport is approx 30 minutes