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great hotel in the center of BKK
Stayed at the Grand Millenium in BKK from the 27.02.2008-01.03.2008.
This was my first time in BKK and after reading many reviews here on tripadvisor I decided to give the GM a try as it's one of the newest additions to the many 5 star hotels in Bangkok. I didn't regret my choice at all. Altough there is always a traffice jam in the Sukhumvit area the skytrain station Asoke was just a 5 min walk from our hotel and it's the best way to get around the city centre.
We checked into the hotel around lunch time and could get to our room immediately. As I spent almost 1 1/2 in the stuffy taxi from the airport I was glad to be able to go the room. Check-in staff was nice and efficient and you felt truly welcomed there. Everything is brand new and looks great from the inside and outside. We had our room on the 9th floor and the room is just great. It's quite large for a standard room, has very good beds, flatscreen tv (with many tv channels in 5 languages), a large desk, big bathroom and rainshower etc.
Everything worked and was spotless just as expected from a good hotel. Breakfast was included in our room rate and was served on the 2nd floor in the hotel restaurant. The selection was really huge and quite good. You had fresh fruits, thai food, western food, japanese food, dim sum, pancake stand, salad, cold meat, cheese etc etc. The quality was not bad however the fruits were not so ripe and therefore not always tasty which I find surprising considering that the fruits are all local. However that's one very small detail.
I tried out the spa which was splendid. Everything is nicely decorated, the privaterooms are well designed, the staff is friendly and one can choose from many different treatments including the traditional thai massage. I found the prices were quite cheap and it was really good value for money.
Also the hotel offers individual tours to many attractions in Bangkok. We booked 2 tours with them and everything went smoothly. We had a tour of the Golden Buddha, Emerald Buddha, the palace and also a tour of the floating market which is about 1 hour by car from Bangkok and leaves already at 07.30AM.
To sum it up:
-great value for money
- very good hotel
-very nice furnished
The hotel has been open for only a few months, so nothing's worn; everything's in new condition. However, if I were the owner of the hotel I'd be suing the builder. There are too many little things that aren't quite right. For example, the cold water tap handle kept falling into the sink, one of the electrical boxes wasn't properly installed in the wall, and the little knob on the handle of the commode door fell off. The hot water tap handle was on the left side for the sink and the right side for the tub. Strange. On the plus side, when we mentioned the problem of the tap handle falling into the sink, someone repaired it immediately. When we had trouble getting onto the internet, an IT person was at our door in less than five minutes, and fixed the problem. These little problems in no way diminished our stay there. As I said, it's more of a concern to the corporate owner of the hotel to have received such shoddy finishing touches. Hopefully, all the many little problems will be repaired in time.
We paid $120 for a "deluxe" double room. Quite a bargain, even in inexpensive Thailand.
The staff was efficient, professional, and exceedingly helpful. Where do they find all those beautiful waitresses? The free breakfasts were great. A wide variety of very good food. We never ate lunch after those breakfasts, they were so good. The gym was superb. The swimming pool not so great. Just not appealing. The hotel's location across from the skytrain and next to the subway was extremely useful in getting around Bangkok.
I thought the charge of 150 baht to scan one page, and then another 150 baht to email it to myself -- a total of two minutes time of the attendant in the "business center" -- was excessive. So, if I had a 100 page document to scan, they would have charged me $450? I guess I'm just a cheapskate.
Overall, a really nice hotel and we had a great stay.
A very nice hotel in a great location. It has not been open for very long which may explain why the price is so much cheaper than other hotels of the same class.
The room comes complete with everything you need, include S-Video/USB connections to allow you to use the flat screen TV as the display for your laptop.
Bathroom is behind glass walls in the middle of the room- pretty cool and very romantic. But you can draw down the shades if you want some privacy. The location is a block away from the SkyTrain and the Subway.
There are a variety of restaurants, which all seemed pretty good, the two I ate in were great. A spa is located on the 7th floor and until the end of March all the services are 50% off. There is a pool of course and even a putting green on the roof, though I never saw it.
A previous reviewer noted some problems in the finishing of the rooms and sure enough there were a few nobs that fell off on the doors. They need to go through each room and check everything over or in a few years it may look like its falling apart. But for now it rates an excellent for its great value for money in a good location. Treat yourself in Bangkok and stay here, you won't regret it.
A Grand Experience
We wanted to begin our two week trip to Thailand a good but not too expensive hotel. This was just the job. It's very new so has a really fresh feel and spacious. The room was a fantastic (went for their basic rooms) with a bed my wife is still raving about such was its size and comfort. The atrium in the middle of the hotel is very impressive but not so good if you suffer from vertigo as all the rooms are off the atrium.
The only down side (but it's the same with most hotels in Thailand) is that if you're looking to eat or drink in the hotel you might find it a bit of a budget buster - my wallet yelped when the bill came for three capuccinos! However, the hotel is in a great location with the sky train nearby and only a short taxi ride from lots of lovely places to eat.
We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights with our 3 children - 14, 13, 9 years. Our immediate impression was fantastic, the rooms are spacious (we had interconnecting rooms) with wide screen TVs, large bathroom (not the greatest bathroom if you were sharing with a friend as there is not a lot of privacy - but for a family the bathroom was perfect). Our kids loved the 18 hole putting green. The pool on the hotel's website looks small but in fact it was a rather decent lap pool (not at all deep - 1.2m). There were separate mens and womens spa/sauna/steam room facilities which were very luxurious. The coffee shop in the foyer sold their delicious cakes, pies, quiches etc for 1/2 price after 6pm. The staff were great, the breakfast buffet had a wide selection of foods to cater for all tastes. We had the seafood dinner buffet which was lovely but extremely expensive. At first we thought the location of the hotel was not the greatest but after the first day we realised that Bangkok is such a large city that no matter what hotel you chose you would have to travel some distance to see the sights. The hotel is a short walk to the skytrain and train station. The only downside I would say is that there are no restaurants (that we could find) in close proximity to the hotel so we tended to catch the skytrain to different restaurants. On the whole we loved the hotel and would definitely recommend it. If we were to return to Bangkok we would not hesitate in staying there again.
A very good hotel...
Stayed here for 2 nights on arrival into Bangkok. The Millenium is a really good hotel. its cheaper and better than other BKK hotels I stayed in on the trip - eg Intercontinental. Rooms very comfortable and nice design. Food onsite very good, location good, staff very helpful. Downside is its quite new so not all the cab drivers know it, but not a problem and I would recommend this hotel very strongly to anyone.
Great New Hotel in Bangkok, close to transport and shopping malls!!
Great New Hotel near major shopping centres like Emporimum, Siam Paragon etc.
Close to MRT (3-5min) and BTS (5-8min) walk.
Unfortunately the closest MRT exit is directly on the opposite side of road and it's impossible to cross the heavy traffic. You'll need to walk towards Sukhumvit Rd (passing Soi Cowboy, very busy at night) to the other MRT exit. (About 3-5min. walk)
Hotel is clean and service is excellent. The spa is good and up to 5-star standard with gym, steam rm, sauna and even a golf putting on rooftop.
Superb, new, nothing bad to say!
This place is very recently built. It's very modern and rooms are spacious with all mod cons. Free newspaper, hook your ipod up to the flatscreen and watch the TV from the bath! 200m from Metro and Skytrain plus shops. Outdoor swimming pool on the 6th floor with gym, sauna etc. 20 mins by taxi to KSR or Grand Palace. And also check out the restaurnat on the 6th floor. Totally impressed!
Great Value New Hotel
Have stayed four times at this hotel this year via great rate on Wotif.com.
I like new hotels and found this one near Sukhumvit MRT station. Very convenient onyl 100 mtr walk.
Lobby has nice cafe restaurant called Flourworx which serves great value sandwhiches and cakes.
ATM machine in lobby also convenient
Small pool but nicely done. sun only in the middle of the day though.
Gym is excellent with latest equipment and large space. Well designed
Rooms nicely set out with glass walls allowing viewing of the TV in the ebdroom...of course blinds also provided for privacy.
TV comes with AV sockets allowing computer to be plugged in
Only small design fault...hard to watch tv from the desk....oh and the other design fault...the shower door only opens inwards...other than that, the room si perfect for the business traveller and have one of the most comfrtable beds I have had in a hotel of this stadard.
Overall and excellent addition to the Bangkok hotel scene without being OTT expensive.
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
Any one have any experience with this hotel? It doesn't appear to be listed on the Bangkok VT list of hotels and I'm contemplating staying there. Thanks
Re: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
It is a brand new 5 star property in Bangkok that just opened late last year. You may find difficulties to find any reviews on the hotel
Try the millennium and copthorne website.
Re: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
www.tripadvisor.com for reviews of past guests.
Re: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
It's right next door to the famous red light district, "Soi Cowboy", so if going with family/kids, keep this in mind.
Re: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
I wouldn't say RIGHT next door.