Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok is one of the best hotels in the city in terms of location, price, accommodation and customer service. I shopped several Inn or hotels before traveling to Bangkok and you may find cheap accommodations ranging from 500 Baht to 1,000 Baht. However, there are quite intriguing reviews in some travel blogs that cheaper hotels are usually located in "unpleasant" areas. That probably tells the price! So do not risk something for a little savings in your pocket.
The facade of the hotel may not be so impressive but wait until you get inside and you'll be amazed. Lobby of the hotel was quiet amazing! I like the dim lights flashes all over which creates a cozy environment. I like the centerpiece located in near the main entrance.
Unique Quality: Very clean room, linens are just so perfect for a good night sleep!
The washroom is so elegant with complete personal kit.
And of course The Brasserie for sumptuous breakfast and international buffet dinner I have my daily International Breakfast at the restaurant, perfect to start the tiring whole day tour.
Directions: Silom road, walking distance to BTS Taksim Station
I really appreciated my time spent at the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok. My room was bright, well cleaned and very comfortable. The staff is very nice and helpful. Breakfast and the dinner buffet are rich and tasty. A massage centre is available in the hotel basement, I had an oil massage and was very satisfied. The hotel is well located, being near to the major points of interest and to many shops.
The only negative note on the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok is the air conditioning in the common areas, it was definitely too cold!
Rama Gardens is an old Bangkok hotel, been around for decades, but supposed to be a nice hotel. However it is located closer to the old airport and not in the downtown area at all, 30-40 minutes outside of town? If you are looking for a fare to the Monument from Rama Gardens it'll not be cheap. Even if you wanted to take the BTS you'll probably have to take a taxi to the closest BTS station.
Staying for 10 days, you'll have to do a lot of travel into town and back again, very time consuming. Better off staying closer to or in town. I would suggest the Chidlom-Ploenchit or Sukhumvit Rd area. If you are looking at more activity near the river there are some good hotels along the river front, just pick you area and price range.
Checking in - the receptionists were courteous and helpful. Although they had assigned us a queen bedded room, they were quick to upgrade us to the newly renovated king room when we requested for it upon check-in.
Lobby - the lobby was spacious and well decorated making it one of our favourite places to hang out while waiting for friends etc. On one occasion when my wife left a bag on one of the sofas, they were quick to respond to her call for help and in no time at all, recovered the bag for her. We were both impressed with their promptness in response.
Rooms - we have seen better rooms however a plus sign was the size which was larger than most hotel rooms of this class and for the price we paid, we really shouldn't be complaining. Also we had fresh fruits on arrival, daily refill of mineral water, and daily papers delivered to the room in the morning, bedroom slippers, bathrobes etc. Complimentary coffee and tea is provided in-room.
But what we liked most about the room was that it was kept clean. Even though the bathrooms were beginning to show signs of age, it was nevertheless kept sparkling clean each day with toiletries and towels replaced daily.
Unique Quality: There is a very good tailor shop in its shopping arcade for those who are thinking of having your suits tailored in Bangkok.
Directions: On the left had side of Silom Road heading away from Saladaeng towards New Road. Near to Mahesak Road junction.
As we drove along the Silom road I didn't have high hopes for the hotel. First impressions of Silom road were not good. As the car turned up the slope to the hotel I was stunned by the sights of the floor to ceiling windows, shiny lounge floors and ceiling chandeliers. It was fair to say the hotel exceeded expectations.
The lounge was fairly large and tastefully decorated. The staff were all very friendly, pleasant and helpful... I wasn't used to people bowing to me but I understood that this was part of Thai culture.
The room was nice. We were told the only non-smoking room available was one with two queen-sized beds which was more than ok by me! We were given complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee, as well as bottled water to brush our teeth with. The room was clean and had the usual sort of stuff (tv, hairdryer, safe, ironing board, air con etc). The view left alot to be desired but that was unimportant on the grand scale of things. We were also given vouchers for a free (non alcoholic) cocktail in the Orchid Lounge.
Unique Quality: As far as hotel amenities go we used the business centre, the bar, the bakery and room service so I will write a little about each.
Business centre - Quite pricey in my opinion. The internet was painfully slow and in comparison to the internet/printer usage in other hotels I wasn't very impressed with this one.
The bar - There was the Orchid Lounge which was literally just the hotel entrance lounge, and there was also Hari's Bar. Hari's bar had a very good list of drinks to choose from. There was cocktail waitress service and a couple of singers on stage. The chairs are very comfortable with lots of nice cushions. I can't remember what the prices were like unfortunately.
The bakery - Situated in the hotel lounge (just outside Hari's bar) We grabbed a quick sandwich from here before we went to the airport. Good but nothing special.
Room service - We decided to order room service one evening for dinner. My boyfriend ordered a Pad Thai with Heineken beer and I ordered an italian pasta dish with iced tea. The meals were good, the service was very good (the man came in and set it all up for us including pouring my boyfriends beer into a glass). My only criticism would be the iced tea. It tasted like cold tea but there was some odd sugary syrup stuff which I poured in to make it taste better ;-p The prices for room service meals didn't seem too bad but the sandwiches seemed a little expensive.
Room was comfortable with all the amenities. Twin room consist of two queen size beds.
They have a choice of pillows for your comfort.
Directions: Location of the hotel was very convenient, 5 minutes to Surasak Bts and 10 minutes to Saphan Taksin Pier. Wlking distance to night market and Patpong.
It was close the river where you can takes boats and visit the floating market, flower market and other lovely places of historical importance.
Unique Quality: The view is wonderful and the facilities are good too. Frankly we were out most of the time so did not have time to check the gym and pool facilities...
Nice hotel. :) They upgraded me to a Superior Room (I keep getting this luck whenever I visit Bangkok). And its very near the main shopping belts. There's a Skywalk to take you straight to Siam Paragon / CentralWorld (5 min walk) just outside the hotel. If not, there's the SkyTrain to take you further out as well.
The rooms are nice. Very comfortable. They even have a pillow menu where you can choose the type of pillows you'd like to use when you sleep.
Often stayed here, on arrival from UK or prior to departure.
Good location, good airport access as its close to main highway.
Good rooms, good restaurant, good cocktail bar. Pool can get busy.
Unique Quality: Pool, location
Directions: Towards river end of Silom, on left as you head for river.
The Hotel has a great lobby but dont expect the same for the rooms.. which is rather small but comfortable, great pillows.. the hotel staff are friendly and would try to accomodate. Most staff speak English fairly, friendly.
Unique Quality: Not much of a view though as the hotel is located in the city.. my view was the building opposite ... but it is close to the Surasak BTS station (Sky Train) about 5-10 mins walk depending on how fast you walk.... so travelling is much easier. It is also a 15 mins walk to the Chao Phraya River Express.
Stay was very good.
I strongly recommend the hotel to anyone coming to HK and looking for confort without looking to spend too much.
Rooms are very spacious although bathrooms are smallish, but comfortable in any case.
Rates were at the time some 68 USD for a double room standard (althought they call it superior). They were nice enough to pop into the rooms in the late afternoon to open your bed and to replace any water or food you had consumed.
The local branded water (Shinga, like the beer :-) was free. As much as you wanted to drink. although you had to pay for the Evian.
The location is a good choice too. Silon is the white collar district in the centre of the city and it is safe to walk around in the night and it is very well communicated by skytrain and public transport.
They also bring you the local paper in the mornings, as usual in this kind of hotels. Very helpful because it allows you to keep in touch with the local vibe and the international news without having to be hooked to CNN or BBC.
Unique Quality: Pool. Did not used it myself but it looked good.
Views are not great but that is not the hotel's fault because all of the landscape is covered in skyscrapers, so that is what you should expect to see from your room, even if it has views to the river, like ours. We could guess the river, but not really see it.
Service at reception is great too.
A very nice hotel. The facilities have everything you will need. The value for money is great. On the other side of the street are a lot of good restaurants so you don’t have to eat at the hotel. The breakfast is truly the best ever. You will need about 5 minutes just to see the entire buffet. They hadn’t any Non Smocking rooms so we got a smoking one in which they turn on the air condition on MAX.
We've stayed at the Holiday Inn Silom twice now and for a reasonably priced (approx £34 for a double) quality hotel in a great location it would be hard to beat. There are 2 skytrain stations nearby and a taxi or tuk tuk to Patpong is about 40 baht (we were probably ripped off!). There are loads of restaurants nearby and a great food court opposite which does fabulous meals for 30 baht and cheap cold Singha beer! The street stalls in the vicinity are also much cheaper than traditional tourist areas like Patpong.
Unique Quality: Restaurants and bar within the hotel are great but very pricy. They have a cake/deli shop where everything becomes half price after 9pm. Nice pool area and beautiful marble lobby.
Directions: On Silom Road near the river
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Has anyone stayed in the Holiday Inn Sailon. in a superior Plaza tower room.
Could you let me know what you thought of the place
We stayed there a couple of years ago John. Not luxurious but the new rooms in the Plaza tower were good, probably about 4 star quality.
Will be better service than the same chain in the rest of the world. Rooms will be of similar standards.
I've done work functions there and it is okay. A few of my clients use it as their home base and for incoming guests, so seeing hte usually check the service before the rates you are no doubt going to be okay.
Silom is in the heart of things too, so you'll probavbly be out and about rather than in without a grin. (Can't believe I said that. Sorry)
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Address: 981 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand