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Good For Couples
I would recommend the Ploenchit area or near there on Sukhumvit Rd. It will be an easy access to and from the airport, unless you want to just st the airport? There are many good hotels located here as well as restuarants and shopping, however you don't state what your budget is. I will leave you a web site to pick a hotel by location. There is everything from the Grand Hyatt and the Conrad to budget hotels at 30-40 $US.
This website also has shopping, attractions and other interesting things.
Bangkok's best location
Visitors from western countries should prefer 4* or 5* hotels in bangkok. I recommend Grand Hyatt Erawan. It is located near BTS station and shopping complexes (World trade center, Big C, Gaysorn..). There is a McDonalds 100 mt away. Rooms are clean and well designed, room lights, air condition have remote control.
Bangkok's most centrally located luxury hotel
I stayed at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel during a recent medical conference in Bangkok. Located at the trendiest intersection of Ratchaprasong junction in Bangkok, it epitomises luxury and opulence. Its facilities are top notch and service standards are impeccable. I would recommend this hotel highly to any business traveller who demands exacting standards of service and facilities.
Unique Quality: The room which I stayed in was on the top floor, the 22nd floor. It had a great view of the commercial area. I liked the big king-sized bed and the glass writing desk. The in-house health club offers sauna, jacuzzi and gym are of 5-star quality and attracts not only hotel guests but also affluent Thais.
Directions: Take BTS to Chidlom station and the hotel is connected to it.
One of Bangkok's major hotels
This place has a great location and a great lunch & dinner buffet (all U can eat!) Bangkok has 2 "above street" trains (call the Sky Train), and for about 1 US$, you can get around town. This hotel is located under one of the sky train stops - just look for the stairs that will take up to it. The sky train runs above the main street that this hotel is on, so you can't miss it. From this train, you can go to the river and take a boat up the river for dirt cheap.
The hotel has a 3 piece band (pianist, string bass and violin) in the afternoon and is completely classy. The lobby is filled with the theme of nature, with full size trees, water ponds and such. Downstairs is a great Italian restaurant/bar, which has a live band (5 people) in the evenings. The band that was there when I was there had 2 female vocalists, one or two male vocalists, and I was impressed (compared to the typical 2-3 pc band with 2 Philipino ladies that I've seen in other Chinese hotels - this was my first time to this country, so I wasn't expecting much.)
The room was great. The internet connection in the room was quite expensive, though. The bathroom had a large tub AND a shower stall (all thick glass). They give you 2 bottles of water a day, which I recommend you drink and take with you when you venture out. In October, it was in the mid-80's (degrees F).
Unique Quality: The buffet was incredible. Plenty of fruit, breads, fish, with even a chef at the right side to prepare you if you wanted something "custom made", such as an omelet in the mornings, to sushi in the evenings. All you can eat sushi was what made my stay very nice!
It's "on both sides of a corner", but not exactly on the corner because there is a shrine there. There's also a McDonalds and Starbucks within walking distance, which I frequented! The Starbucks is just inside an indoor mall, and there's an ATM further inside, and towards the right.
The hotel does take American Express, and this is part of the Hyatt chain, so you can earn "miles" if you're a "member" of the Hyatt club, which is free to join. (Stay at enough Hyatt's as a card-carrying member, and you get credit towards a free room.)
Directions: I'll be back to better describe. It's under the Sky Train at one of the L-stops. The building is white and has a shrine at the corner. I gotta get this all out of my suitcase.
This is a great hotel. It's got the best location in the city. The sky train is right in front of the hotel plus its within walking distance from all major shopping malls. The service is impeccable. They really have trained their staff well. The facilities are stunning. i.sawan Spa on the fifth floor is just amazing. The pool is outdoors and has very nice ambience. The gym provides steam, sauna, jacuzzi and cold plunge. The restaurant selection is quite extensive. I tried a few and they were delicious. Better yet, the internet connection is excellent--i was informed that the hotel just recently upgraded the speed to 20 Mbps, probably the fastest in the city. All in all, I had a very memorable stay.
Unique Quality: Spa and Fitness Facilities.
Directions: City Center
You're assured of exceptional service and unrivalled luxury at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Very upmarket, it's best to stay here using corporate rates on business trips.
Its location just right across from Intercontinental Hotel, Gaysorn Plaza, skytrain station and other shopping malls makes it perfectly situated to enjoy the best of Bangkok.
I love the i.sawan spa here (see Spas of Asia) as well as the noodle restaurant at the basement level (called You and Mee).
Rooms here are very well appointed and spacious (photo taken from website)
Unique Quality: Great location
Yummy food in restaurants
Amazing salt water pool
Up there with the best
This hotel could be classed with the top Bangkok hotels, such as the Mandarin Oriental or the Peninsula. It doesn't have the in-your-face wow-factor the others have, but it is certainly top-end 5-star luxury with the added benefit of being located right downtown. Like the others, this hotel would be considered 7-star when compared to North American or European 5-star hotels.
The staff is flawless. We returned a second time and they all kept saying, "Welcome back". (I dug into this and found the magic number attached to our record indicating the number of visits, but the end result is the still good.) They would lay out our towels for us at the poolside.
Unique Quality: The building becomes narrower at the 7th floor, therefore the 6th floor is wider. This is where the outdoor pool is. The edge of the building is lined with bushes and palm trees such that you don't see or hear the city just beyond. You could be fooled into thinking you were at a resort, until you peep through the edge and see the bustling noise and traffic just outside. There is also a jacuzzi portion of the pool complete with hot-waterfalls.
Directions: On Rajdamri Road, 4 large blocks from MBK
Fantastic hotel, open in 1991 in the same place of the old Erawan hotel, it's my favorite in the center. Incredible lobby with waterfall, flower and bird, you feel like in a jungle. Superb service , After shopping the doorman help me to take bag in my room. Superb room and wonderful bathroom with wood, steel and marble. Jogging track around the great pool and the building. You can see Thai dancer to the legendary adjacent Erawan shrine. One of the best Hyatt in the world, if not the best.
Unique Quality: Perfect for shopping, superb design wonderful lobby, great pool, adjacent to the legendary Erawan shrine.
Directions: On the large crossroad Ploenchit-Rama 1-Ratchadamri, next to Sogo dpt store and the Erawan Shrine
A nice high-end hotel
I've stayed here many times, with most recent stay being February 2004. A very nice high-end hotel with a beautiful lobby, pleasant guest rooms, and all the business amenities you'd expect at a Grand Hyatt. Nice location close to shopping and transportation. I'd recommend it, though it's possible you could do better for your money at the Conrad, etc.
It's convenience to go shopping.
Small oasis in the middle of the big city, the hotel pool is located on the 4th or 5th storey of the building, a nice respite away from the hustle at street level.
GRAND HYATT ERAWAN HOTEL here...
GRAND HYATT ERAWAN HOTEL here in the city.
I just looove this hotel, because their service is FANTASTIC; rooms are heavenly; and right next door to the Grand Hyatt is the Sogo Department Store (read: GREAT shopping); across the street is Planet Hollywood; and everywhere around the hotel are great shopping complexes.
We paid approximately US$140 nett per room nite for a Regency Club Junior Suite on the Regency (Executive Floor). This comes with Butler service, unlimited usage of the exclusive gym room, breakfast, tea, finger snacks, drinks (wine, beer, juices) the whole day.
Unique Quality: The hotel is strategically located in the business, commercial and diplomatic district - and is just 30 minutes away from the airport (during off peak hours only. It is NOT surprising if you take 3 hours or more to reach your hotel from the airport IF you were to arrive during the peak hours of the day. Serious!
For a rapid mode of transport in busy Bangkok, utilize the new Elevated Train system.
GRAND HYATT ERAWAN HOTEL here...
GRAND HYATT ERAWAN HOTEL here in exotic Bangkok.
Check out our lovely bedroom. This was the hotel we chose for our vacation here in 1995. The entire hotel has been furnished with splendid Thai furniture with delicate wooden carvings. There is only one word to describe this whole place/ experience - WOW!!!!
Hope you like this pic that I've done up!
Unique Quality: The most memorable experience for me must surely be our bedtimes when the 3 of us are all holed up in the SAME king-size bed...
What to do? No money to pay for another hotel room. :-( And what's more, all 3 of us are at least 5ft 7 inches tall or taller. Read: We had a difficult time sleeping...
I think I must have accidentally crushed one of my girlfriends one night and another girlfriend was thrown off the bed by yours truly. Sooorrry, Sonia and Catherine!! :-(
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Best Hotel For New Year 2007 celebrations
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Grand Hyatt Erawan (the i-sawan spa villas are fab)
Banyan Tree (the drinking hole at the top of the hotel offers fab views)
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