"We have been to Bangkok many..." Bangkok Hotel Tip by Audrey118

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We have been to Bangkok many times - this year alone we were there twice. It is only
about 2 hours odd flight from Malaysia where I live.

So far we stayed in two different hotels - one was the Westin Banyan Tree Bangkok (see picture) which is located on an extremely tall buildings. It is a luxury hotel, managed by two very famous hotel chain, Westin and the Banyan Tree groups. The Banyan Tree hotel is extremely famous for the spa packages - and i think this would be the cheapest Banyan Tree hotel in Asia. The location is not as its best for tourist, as the train station (which they cal as Sky train) is about 10-15 minutes walk - not the best if you want to walk at night as it gets a little quiet there. Besides the hotel is located more in the business area rather than tourist.

Another hotel which we stayed was the Marriot Sukhumvit (there is another Marriots by the River), and this is a better location with two Skytrain station to offer. It is also one or two stops away (depending which station to jump on) to several shopping centres in
Sukhumvit. Both the hotels we stayed in are 5 star and above USD100 pernight and comes with an extensive buffet breakfast. The Thai restaurant is excellent and they do a buffet lunch with endless beer.
Just oppositte to Marriots, is a small convenience shop where you can stock up your cokes, chips etc, and there is also a Macdonald which is great.

Another luxury hotel I would consider to stay in is Grand Hyatt Erawan - it is on Sukhumvit hotel, and is connected to Sogo Shopping complex. Each time we go to Bangkok we head for their noddle bar which is at the lower ground, called You and Mee. The prices for noddles there is extremely reasonable about 3-5USD (but please do not compare to the stalls food), but prices of drinks there are the same for noddles. They make this most wonderful curry noddles (crunchy on top when the noddles are not soaked into the soup) in thick coconut milk.

For the same location as the Hyatt there is another hotel called Le Meridien, I believe their prices are cheaper than Hyatt, and the location is extremely ideal for shoppers.
In Sukhumvit you can get on the skytrains, and there is Sogo, Isetan and several more large departmental shops to offer.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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