Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel &...
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers This hotel was right on the Chao Phraya River which runs through the center of Bankok. We had a view of the river from our hotel room and we enjoyed watching the river meander by with all of the boats and water taxis. You can take a water taxi from this hotel to the Grand Palace, which is an easy and fun way to get there. The rooms were fantastic, the pool was next to the river, the dining was excellent but somewhat pricey. The famous Oriental hotel is next door.
General Accomodation Tip
We only stayed in three cities in Thailand, and for two of those places, we didn't arrange accomodation in advance. On arrival at the airports in those cities, we went to the hotel kiosk, thinking that would save us some time and energy. In both cases, we were very disappointed with the hotels. They weren't very nice, and were overpriced. We stayed one night in each, then scoured the towns on our own for new hotels. In Chiang Mai, Zo Ann wanted to stay in a more traditional Thai style place, so we went to an internet cafe and did a search on Thai style accommodations in Chiang Mai. When we found something we liked, we asked the girl that worked there if there was anything like that around that area. She told us about the Lai Thai guesthouse, which was close and affordable (see our Chiang Mai page for more info).
In Bankok, the hotel we were placed in was close to Kao San Road, so there was lots of accommodation near by. When we left the first hotel after breakfast, we saw a couple of young women leaving the guesthouse next door, and they recommended it. Now, that accommodation was very sparse, the room was big enough for only the bed. But, it was more realistically priced, and since we were near the end of our trip, we were more interested in saving money than staying in luxury. Anyway, we didn't spend much time in the room, as there is much to see and do in that area.
Advise on Bankok
Am going to Bankok next week, Ineed advise on where to find nice stuff and at reasonable amount. Where to shop for Sandles, handbags, jeans and children cloths. How much is the exchange rate against the Kenya shilling. What to eat and where to eat.
RE: Advise on Bankok
I will like to invite you to take a look at my VT BKK pages and see if the tips are any useful, especially on the part of shopping. If not, there are plenty of VT BKK pages out there.
1 Kenyan Shilling should be about 0.53 Baht at the moment as per: http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi
RE: Advise on Bankok
hi Go to MBK shopping complex , Siam Square, also the Chatuchak Weekend Market.
As for eating there are many good cafes and restaurants at reasonable prices, otherwise the food halls at major shopping complexes.
Good Luck, Mikebb