The Seasons Bangkok Siam Hotel
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Despite what channel 7, a current affairs and today tonight are saying about Thailand's current political pickle... it ain't that bad. Currently the real inconveniences are (for travellers... aka moi): The curfew that was 10pm to 5am, but has been changed to 12am to 4am and the cockblocking to news broadcasts: so faceB and twitter ...
... because I forgot to do the bird poo gesture...I'll try it again tomorrow.
Lunch was amazing and we decide to make our way down to catch a river bus and head upstream to take in the Grand Palace area. Its a bit of a madhouse down there with people shouting in Thai, the engine roaring and the guide lady gabbling into a microphone in a language that was only vaguely English.
The loading and unloading of ...
... around my neck and taking pictures of everything I saw down the street because people appeared pleasant and willing to help us find our way around! Now, did we have the appearance of being lost?
Glancing around, I could see skyscrapers along the river whereas down the street, old buildings all stacked one next to the other ...
... We've decided to sample some of the treats when we return to catch our flight home so will get some pictures then. Got up at 6 the next morn to collect Danni from the airport; not an easy run to the airport as there were cross city marches and protests around an upcoming election so a forty min journey took me nearly 2 hrs as there were thousands of people marching the streets and ...
... school for half-days. Her 7th birthday is this week, so we gave her a locking journal, necklace, and wrapped her in a pink garland to celebrate. Nitho is still an amazing curry cook and is also 5 months pregnant! Needless to say, they are very busy. We helped clear the backyard, fix the shower and some lights, and handed out pamphlets about the story of Christmas in a neighboring village with Khreiko. Not surprisingly, we were asked (in Thai) if we were siblings. Per ...
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Value for money
I stayed at this hotel in Dec 2006 for 2 nights. Got what i believe was a really good rate (800baht/night) direct from the hotel website.
Cheap rate, clean, helpful staff, bed and room size adequate/spacious, safe (although there is no in room safe - use safe deposit boxes downstairs), reasonable selection of cable channels.
No metro station nearby (about 10 minute walk to Victory Monument BTS). There is a bus stop outside that can take you into Siam - perhaps try finding out which buses do this thus saving you the walk to the BTS.
Shower has poor, sporadic water pressure.
nice room~~~ comfortable bed and everything is clean. but there r 2 things u need to do if u live there. first is learn how to take the bus. becoz the str8 road to siam is not allowed for taxi. so it would take almost half an hour to get there. but bus takes only 10 mins. second is searching the best rate online. i found some website could really offer low rates. so u gotta do lots of search, google it~
Great value hotel
This Ibis hotel has only recently opened and is looking very new. The reception area and the restaurant are nice and stylish and the rooms are good as well.
We were in room 423. It was larger than I had expected and the fittings were of a good standard. The room had tea and coffee making facilites as well as an empty bar fridge. The bathroom was fine as well but there is only a shower.
The TV was ok with about 4 English channels. The staff were not overly warm but were efficent. The buffett breakfast was a little on the poor side and you can probably do better elsewhere.
We paid only 825baht through the hotel website (US$22) which was a great bargain.
Bangkok has a large number of hotels around this price which may appear to offer more frills but for the Ibis offers a much higher standard of service and has a much more professional feel throughout.
Good budget hotel
Good budget hotel in Bangkok. Hotel is clean, room are good, spacious with air-conditioner, nice bathroom with shower and plenty of hot water.
in room you have coffee and tea facilities, 2 free bottles of water.
Buffet breakfast is included, its quite average, discrete choice, discrete quality, not to bad but i've seen better.
Location in convenient if you 'dare' taking a bus in bangkok! there is a bus stop in front of the hotel that brings you direct to siam center for 8 bath, or outbound direct to airport for 18bath!! otherwise you can take a taxi. walking to the siam center is about 15 minutes.
The hotel is quiet and the staff friendly.
The best thing about this hotel is the price, with less than 1200bath 2 people can sleep and have breakfast in a very clean hotel.
would definitely reccomend and stay again.
if you are able to spend a little more, try for a good internet rate for the grand mercure fortune (same company accorhotels).
Getting what you pay for
Having got onto websites that described Ibis Siam as a recently opened 'new hotel' I went with the notion that we have booked into a spanking new building.
It was a bit of a shock arriving to discover that it was really a partly reburbished old building. The small reception area and cafe were presentable enough.
But the rooms (we booked 3) were tired, with worn carpet, poor quality curtains over small windows; and despite my strong insistant that I be given a smoke free room, mine smelt of old musty cigarrette smoke - 'but sir, all the other rooms have been booked out....'
One strong plus - the bathroom are new and spotless.
And the staff adequately competent.
Also, we needed a 6.30 am start and breakfast was normally served at 6.30 am - but they accomodated us by allowing us breakfast (small buffet style) at 6 am. Not bad for a budget setup.
In a nutshell - it is budget priced, and clearly aimed at the budget traveller who just needs a comfortable bed and a clean bathroom. You get what you pay for - so if you are aware of that. you won't be too disappointed. Just not the 'new hotel' that one could be misled into thinking.
Not too bad...
This hotel is generally an average choice. The staffs are quite helpful and can speak average english. The room is not too small but the hotel is only about 8 storeys high.
One thing that they need to improve is probably their breakfast. The food is almost the same everyday and there is very little variety. They have only around 7-8 variety. Everyday, you can see porridge,fried kway teow, ham, hotdog, some vegetables,corn flakes,bread,watermelon,papaya and pineapples. That's about all for the food they provide. Very limited choice!!
Good - ok - good
ibis siam is a good simple hotel. it is cheap and looks it despite being new and decked out with modern furniture. the hotel is located alittle far by foot from the skytrain but it is a nice walk down rangam rd so its ok. staff were helpful but didnt soeak great english. the room is ok a little overheated but spacious and clean. wireless is not cheap but worth the stay.
THIS HOTEL IS NOT TOOOOO FAR FROM THINGS but it is not close either. breakfast was passable but very limited.
A great budget hotel
A newly open budget hotel in Bangkok, the first by an international hotel chain I think!
The hotel is located in the Pratunam area, about 15 minutes walk to the nearest BTS station which namely is Victory Monument. This may not be the most conveniently located ('cos BTS is my most used mode of transporatation in Bangkok to avoid the terrible traffic jams in this City) but it does have a bus station right in front of the hotel, and all buses which stop there would take you to the Central World Plaza area, and from there, you're only 5 minutes from Chitlom BTS station or the shopping malls and restaurants in the area.
Rooms are clean in terms of the price paid. The only complaint was that there were ants on the bed the first night, but after my compaint to the reception the next morning, the problem has been dealt with swiftly.
Being a budget hotel also means that there is no swimming pool, no mini-bar in the room (though there is an empty fridge in my room - I was upgraded to a superior room for free because of some misunderstanding at booking, as a compensation) and there is no in-room safe which could pose some level of inconvenience because one can't leave the valuables in the room. However, there was an individual air-conditioner in each roo, so you can regulate the temperature according to your personal liking rather than stick to one temperature because of the use of central air-conditioner in other budget hotels.
The bathroom, like most budget hotel, has no bath tub, but is clean enough. The only complaint is that the water pressure wasn't very stable at times and so the water temperature would vary when you take a shower. However, it didn't post a big problem with the weather being so hot in Bangkok.
Breakfast is standard fare but being a buffet is more than adequate in itself.
There is a tour desk but mind you, the price is not cheap although this is a budget hotel. I ended up finding other travel agents outside of the hotel for our day tour to the Floating Market.
In general, I would recommend this hotel if one doesn't mind its distance from a BTS station for the price is more than just reasonable (I paid 1,200B per night net, but I heard there is a promotional rate of a prepaid rate of 950B net per night directly from the hotel's website until August this year) ! !
A very enjoyable stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room was clean and comfortable. The cafe has a good breakfast selection and we also found the food to be pretty good in the evenings. The Skytrain is a good 10 minute walk which may not suit everyone, but the airport bus (route A1 I think) stops right outside the door which is very convenient.
Good for Business
I just come back to Ibis Siam, it's a new opening hotel...the location is perfect because the hotel is close to Pratunam and to the skytrain station. I really enjoy my stay, I was there for business, the wifi acces and the large desk was helpfull. The hotel is quiet and the staff friendly... It's the best value for money hotel that I meet in Bangkok, since I am travelling here.