Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

92 Soi Saengcham Rama 9 Road, Bangkok, 10320. , Huay Kwang, Bangkok, 10320, Thailand

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Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok
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Excellent
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Very Good
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88
Average
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Poor
6%
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Terrible
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7

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 20% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Solo77
  • Business71
  • Great Value

    by

    I cannot believe this hotel has only a 4 star rating. We got 5 star treatment from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who always greeted you with as smile. The rooms were enormous as were the beds. Facilities within the hotel were excellent and everything was maintained at the highest level. Cleanliness

    Directions: Asoke

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    OK But!!!!

    by

    Booked this hotel as part of a package and was not disappointed with the facilities, did request a non-smoking double and ended up with a smoking twin, still in the process of deciding who to blame.......but do know, it wasn,t me! If you are given this hotel as part of a package please consider location,location,location......although a more than adequate 4 star ..if you plan to sightsee in Bangkok (and most people do) this hotel is not in the best location to do so. Taxi to the nearest MRT (underground) RAMA 9 averaged about 50 baht and even though the Hotel can be seen from the station exit, depending on traffic it can take upto 25 mins to reach, walking is not very practical due to very busy traffic conditions and difficulty in crossing places let alone the sometimes oppressive heat and fumes.

    Unique Quality: Sky Lounge on the 24th Floor great but just for the views!
    Blackie Pub floor 1 ...........more atmosphere on the moon!!!
    Coffee shop Lobby floor, breakfast buffet expensive, lunch buffet expensive (but plenty of choice) Al a carte menu expensive and wine astronomical!!!
    I have stayed at plenty of hotels ranging from 2 - 5 star in Bangkok and thought before that coffee shops were generally cheapish cheerfull 24 hr places to drink eat and socialise, Radisson coffee shop has changed my views on that one.

    Directions: Not within practical walking distance of anywhere!

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    RADISSON BKK

    by

    Very good stay at a fair price. Not really in the centre of the city but easy to go in and out.
    Still old style furniture but clean.

    Unique Quality: Good Japanese restaurant with cheap all you can eat.

  • cybertraveler14's Profile Photo

    A great hotel

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    We really enjoyed this hotel. While the location wasn’t great, it was compensated by the free hourly shuttle to the metro and twice daily shuttle to the MBK mall. It is also walkable (about 15 minutes) from the metro, but you have to go through a bit of a shady area. The hotel isn’t too far from the new airport, meaning a taxi costs less than 300 THB. Our triple room was huge, the bathroom and entryway alone was as big as many hotel rooms we have stayed in. Minor points--the television selection was limited and there weren’t as many amenities as other hotels we have stayed in. However, staff were courteous and the room was very quiet. An excellent value and pleasant stay mean we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel.

    Unique Quality: Huge room and good value. A nice gym as well.

    Directions: A taxi is your best bet from the airport. Otherwise, take advantage of the free shuttle.

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    A great comfortable stay

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    A great hotel with nice rooms and with one of the most kind and welcoming staff.I enjoyed every bit of my stay here .The staff was very hospitable and courteous.

    Unique Quality: Great view of the city ,live music at the bar.

    Directions: The only Cons is that it is far from the main city area.

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    Best breakfast view from the 24th floor

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    It is always my pleasure to enter this Hotel, as staff is so kind and welcoming.

    I have just seen Mah nakorn (citizen dog). So, if you watch from the 24th floor, you can easily imagine the PET Tower (you must see the movie to understand this).

    Unique Quality: Next to RCA (the clubbing zone) and having a great breakfast buffet with a view :-)
    I can recommend the Spa Thai massage at the Mexx Hotel next door. 1h40 min for 800 Baht. Very professional and genuinely healing.

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    Great Hotel BUT....

    by

    Stayed in this hotel back in 1999, and it was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. Everything was of a very high quality and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, it is located a fair way from the main part of town, necessitating a taxi fare. There is nothing close within walking distance unfortunately, otherwise I would have utilised this hotel again on subsequent visits. The taxi fares are cheap however but it was just inconvenient, nothing more. If it was a nice hotel you wanted to stay at and didnt mind the commute into the city, I would definately recommend.

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    Excellent Hotel

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    Stayed at the Radisson for 3 nights whilst in Bangkok. It was a great hotel and we would definitely stay there again! On arrival we were upgraded to the premier floor.
    Our room was lovely with an enormous shower and bathroom, king-size bed and a great view.
    The included breakfast was excellent and the staff were superb! The hotel is a little out of the way but the Radisson provide a free shuttle bus to all the major tourist stops and also to the subway which is only a few minute walk away.
    A taxi ride is so cheap that you probably wont use the bus though, just go to the front door and the staff will get one for you (it cost us 50 baht to Sukhumvit rd - which is around 70 pence)
    There is a rooftop swimming pool on the 5th floor with a pool bar for snacks and drinks- we enjoyed a couple of hours here after shopping till we dropped in Siam Square and MBK Centre!
    Hope this helps anyone thinking of staying at the Radisson Hotel

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Excellent Thai hospitality

by TripAdvisor Member pungpui

NOTE: I stayed at this hotel at a cheaper rate through my connection with a very senior staff member of this hotel, but I have reviewed this hotel with unbias honesty.

Bangkok is one of the craziest, fast-paced cities I’ve ever seen (in respect to traffic that is). The streets are not so clean, the smell is not so pleasant, the food might not be so hygienic, so it’s quite important to stay in a quiet, clean, Thai hotel with genuine hospitality and politeness. With labour being quite cheap, most tourists (wherever the come from) can afford relatively nice hotels of 4 or 5 star range, so Bangkok has a large number of international hotels catering for westerners. Radisson Bangkok joins this list as a relatively cheaper hotel; not because of terrible rooms or service, but because of its somewhat out-of-the-way location. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the major shopping area’s (eg MBK and Siam Square), to the Skytrain stations, and even to the weekend markets but these vans only cater for maximum 10 people at a time, and are so infrequent its just a joke. A taxi will cost about 60-80 Baht one way (about $AUD3-4), so its dirt cheap. You’re thinking why pay to go to a more expensive hotel for location when there’s the Radisson? Well ever tried waiting in a taxi for an hour to go less than 5 miles? Ever tried doing this frequently? Welcome to Bangkok.

So location is pretty important, but if you can get over this, I assure you a stay at the Radisson is a smart choice. The lobby is has a medium sized atrium with 3 long chandeliers. You are greeted EVERYTIME at the door by a Thai girl with a bow (none of this ‘pretend to be distracted’ nonsense like doormen in US hotels) and pretty much every other staff member you see. If you’ve never been to Thailand before it may come as a shock, but it’s really quite welcoming with a genuine smile. Check-in was very comprehensive, and you must give all of your passport details. It might be a little weird, but I do believe they do this for your own safety. And they really do care about you at this hotel. If you leave the hotel for the day in a taxi, they will write down the taxi’s rego number down and give you a copy to make sure you get a copy, and when you come back they take it back so they know you’ve come back safely. On the back of the card it also has a map of Radisson, and its address in Thai in case of communication problems with taxi drivers on the way back. It’s really very good!

Upon check-in they give you a green fruit welcome drink. Request for an even numbered room, as they offer the best views of the city. Odd numbered views have pretty terrible views of nothing. Corner rooms also offer marginally more room (probably meant for the disabled). We booked 5 nights from 19 January 2007 in 2 interconnecting rooms, and got exactly that (finally a hotel that doesn’t stuff up a booking – but then again, it was booked by a senior member of staff). A welcome bowl of fruit awaited us on arrival with a traditional Thai Orchid flower. Rooms are tastefully coloured with large bathroom (separate tub and shower) with dresser table between the 2 cupboards. But apart from that, very much like your average 4 star hotel room. The beds, however, are some of the hardest I’ve ever slept on, but surprisingly I did actually get to sleep. Power to the room is the ‘insert room card’ style at the door, which means the air-conditioning is turned off when you leave to conserve energy which is good for Bangkok, but absolutely terrible when you return to a 30 degree room after a long day at a market. Electricity supply is a problem in Bangkok however, where I believe the government had even restricted trading hours of shops to conserve power.

They also give you 2 bottles of drinking water complimentary every day (they charge 20 Baht per extra bottle ordered per day), which is another sign that they care about your wellbeing.

You can tell from the genuine smiles that the staff here really do try their best to meet your needs, but unfortunately we did run into numerous communication problems (maybe because of my Australian accent?). You need to speak to them in English very slowly, and once you order or reserve something, get them to reconfirm themselves. Don’t just re-say what you said and saw yes or no; chances are it will be reserved wrong as we’ve learnt. We rang for wake up call, no-one rang. We rang for someone to show us how to use the kettle, no-one came. We rang housekeeping for a set of scales to weight luggage, no-one came. Hmmm. We booked the shuttle bus service twice, and BOTH times they booked the wrong days. We just gave up in the end and used taxi’s all the time at a departure time of our convenience.

Most rates include a free buffet breakfast on the lobby floor. If you stay in an executive room, there is also a lounge with a buffet breakfast of less range and choice. We used the buffet downstairs every morning as we were told it’s the better one. Selection here is very good, with the usual cereal, fresh fruit, danishes, English breakfast style with egg cooking station, but also Japanese foods, Thai foods and chinese noodles. Even more comprehensive than Luxor in Las Vegas, and that’s a Vegas buffet! Normal price here is 450 Baht + tax each person, but I think everyone has it included in the room rate anyway! The same restaurant also has lunch and dinner where every month there’s a theme. January 2007 is Australia theme, so they cover the place in Australian flags and koalas. So I come from Australia, lots of the guests do as well, why do we want to fly 9 hours to eat a Thai cook’s version of Australian food? Bit beyond me. If I was from UK or USA, still I want to come to Thailand for Thai food, not Australian. Don’t know that logic there.

The lobby area also offers a traditional afternoon tea of cakes, Danishes and tea but never tried it. Again, it’s more an upper-class English tradition and nothing to do with Thailand, so why would international guests want to do that? The hotel also features a Japanese restaurant and Chinese restaurant. Hello? We have come to Thailand. The only Thai food place is the panoramic view restaurant on the 24th floor and while I appreciate it’s trying to be nice, it’s also nice and expensive. Thailand and Bangkok is famous for cheap foods! So why is it so expensive here? It’s not within walking distance to hokker style stores, taxi rides are too slow, so if its 8pm and I want some Thai food for dinner, I’m stuck with this choice.

We did have that problem on the first day, where the flight arrived in the afternoon so we looked for dinner and ended up at the Japanese restaurant. The staff are really Japanese. About 450 Baht + tax each for dinner for a Sushi buffet, it was excellent value (about $AUD20 each). A raw fish station offered freshly cut Sashimi, sushi and all of the little condiments that come with Japanese food. Also had a tempura station and Odon noodles station. Desserts were very western (jelly, chocolate mousse) but also featured some Cantonese desserts (sweet tofu in syrup) and Green Tea Ice-cream. All up, well worth going if you want Japanese food in Thailand.

Making international phone calls cheaply from this hotel is hectic. To get international phone cards, you must buy the card (not sold at the hotel) and use them at a specific yellow phone booth (also not at the hotel). Closest booth is the hospital next door – if you dare to walk by yourself onto the dark streets at night. We bought the phone card at MBK shopping centre and used the phone booth there, but it is just so noisy!

I did like that fact that there was a live band playing in the lobby (piano and violin) in the early evening – unlike some hotels who have the musical equipment but no-one ever plays of listens.

As stated above, it is quite slow to get to places. For shopperhollics, I’d recommend Mah Boon Krong (MBK) which is the home of Fake things. You can get heaps of stuff there for very cheap prices, and you can bargain! It’s like a massive market, but air-conditioned. Virtually anything you can get at a market, you can get here. Fake sunnies, Diesel jeans, Louis Vuitton handbags and wallets (though hidden from view as its illegal to sell this brand), D&G, Polo Ralph Lauren, even tailored suits. All at low prices. The more you buy, the more you can bargain. For those wanting more upmarket and real products (more like a normal shopping centre), go to Siam City next door and the newly opened Siam Paragon (high end shopping centre). Find what you like at Paragon, and then try finding the fake at MBK!

Also try the Jatuchak weekend markets (you guessed it, only on the weekends), and the floating markets for a Venice-like experience. It’s just amazing to watch the traffic jams in the small canals! Worse than the road traffic jams in Bangkok. For more historical experiences, visit the Grand Palace and Temple of the Buddha, the Bridge over River Kwai, and the Sai Yok Elephant Camp where you can ride elephants; a truly unique experience!

One-way limousine transfers from Radisson to the new airport is about 800 Baht for sedan, or 1200 Baht for a van (for those with lots of luggage), the van can fit about 8 people in it and the roof has funky lighting everywhere! This is chargeable to your room account.

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Radisson hotel Bangkok

by Lucy-

Hi There

I am going to Bangkok in October and staying at the Radisson. Has anyone stayed at this hotel and have any opinions.

Also is this hotel near the centre and any attractions.

If anyone has any ideas of things to do then that would be appreciated. I only have 3 full days in Bangkok and will be there over a weekend.

Thanks very much for any information.

Lucy

Re: Radisson hotel Bangkok

by SWEETGUY

Hi Lucy;
My name is edward from NWA, well... ex-FA, i was checking this web site and i liked it...
Anyways; I was in BKK last April, and Radisson is a good hotel, hope u have a good time..
take care
ED
fly save....

Re: Radisson hotel Bangkok

by colin_bramso

Hi Lucy,
An absolute must-see is the Grand Palace. It's a huge complex of amazing buildings and gardens, so allow half a day. Oh, and watch out for the con-men who tell you it's closed and try to take you off on other tours. It isn't closed!

Re: Radisson hotel Bangkok

by stedeb

I agree the Grand Palace, also a day trip to Bridge on the River Kwai amazing trip even just for the day. Don't miss the Chatuchack weekend markets they are amazing the sheer size is a tourist destination in it's self. Another great day trip is Ayutthaya ancient city. These trips can be booked through your hotel or from travel agents around BKK. I find that these day trips are more expensive when booked through the more expensive hotels.
The shopping in BKK is fantastic head for MBK. Use the Skytrain to get around it is excellent if you buy an all day ticket you can get on and off all day. Ask for a map when you purchase your ticket and it will tell you all the shopping and places of interest where to get on and off.

Re: Re: Radisson hotel Bangkok

by Lucy-

many thanks to everyone for your help

I am really looking forward to my trip now!!!

Lucy

Re: Radisson Hotel Bangkok

by Lori19

I stayed at this hotel in June 2002 and it was excellent. Probably one of the best hotels I have stayed in. You will need to get a taxi to the main attractions. The Grand Palace is worth a visit. Patpong has a good market and has all the 'ladyboy' bars. It is definately worth a visit.

We are going back to Bangkok on 12 June and although we won't be going to the Palace again, we will definately go to Patpong and the Khao San Road.

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 Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok

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Address: 92 Soi Saengcham Rama 9 Road, Bangkok, 10320. , Huay Kwang, Bangkok, 10320, Thailand