VIE Hotel Bangkok
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Breakfast in the Hotel restaurant was amazing and we didn't think it could get much better than Kata Beach - but it did!! For example the honey is fresh - not just a sachet or jar or dish but a honeycomb frame from a hive suspended over a tilted silver dish dripping into a jar - now that is class!
After the big breakfast Dave, Simon and Debbie …
Overcast but warm. checked out of Kata Beach hotel at 6am and took a taxi to the airport for the Air Asia plane to Bangkok at 8:30am. Had egg and bacon bagels for breakfast at the airport. The 50 minute flight to Bangkok was great and Tont rang just before we boarded and again just as we landed - he was stuck in traffic the whole time we were …
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Being Australians wanting to legally marry in Thailand required us to spend 3 days in Bangkok to organise the legal side of everything, we made it four days so that we'd have plenty of time to see the city too.
Our flight left Sydney at 14.15, we flew Thai Airways, which from the accounts of friends who had used them, we …
Arrived at the vie hotel, Bangkok met by A and checked in. Stunning hotel, given a suite overlooking the city. Meet A and went for dinner in a ST cafe, lots of food to try, pork,salted fish, fried catfish and raw shrimp! G n T and bed very nice. The next day we visited the palace and wat du that temple, lots of beautiful Buddhas and a beautifully …
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I booked this hotel as I was joining friends who had already made there reservation here, the pictures looked good, and the price was high enough for the area that I expected something good. On first entering the room, I was defiantly wowed, but it didn't take long for the shine to rub off. I'm an easy person to please when it comes to hotels, and if one thing is broken, that's fine, so long as it's fixed promptly, I don't expect perfection every time. However, having unpacked the bags I started to actually take the room in, I noticed a ginormous dusty cobweb in the corner of the room, which had clearly been there for sometime, for the price of the room, I found totally unacceptable. I then took a shower, which I could not finish due to the god awful noise the pipes made when it was turned on. So, unrefreshed, I then hopped into the dressing gown, only to find that the the belt was broken, and then discovered that there were no slippers for me as they'd only provided one pair, which my fiance was wearing. On discovering these issues I then started to look closer at the details in the room, and notices that things looked cheaply finished and not up to scratch for what is expected of a hotel of this standard. On there own, none of these things are a big deal, and of course are easy to rectify, but the last thing I expect or want when I'm staying somewhere at this price, is to have all of these things on my arrival. The view from our window must have been so bad that they actually have fixed wooden, what I guess you'd call blinds over it, so that you could only get a slither of a peek outside.
Everything in this hotel is over priced considering the country you're in - we paid 20 AUD each for a buffet breakfast, don't get me wrong it was very good, with a lot of selections, but I've never paid anywhere near that for a buffet breakfast before, and this is Thailand.
The service was friendly, and my friend said her room was very nice, but they also had a view and where on a higher level, so maybe that's the key to a better room - note, she did pay the same as I had.
All in all I would never stay at this hotel again, and was horrified when another friend told me she will be staying there later this year during her honeymoon.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.