Limitless Luxury: Staying In Bangkok
สวัสดี from Thailand! I recently spent four nights in Bangkok between two very nice hotels; The Bangkok Marriott property, The Surawongse, and The Chatrium Riverside Hotel. Deciding where to stay in the city is difficult in a good way. Bangkok has over 100 5-star hotels and many of those are cheaper than staying at many 3-star hotels in the U.S.
For our trip, we decided to stay at The Surawongse, a Marriott property and #2 hotel in the city on TripAdvisor. (It was #1 when we booked it but darn those ratings).
The last night in Bangkok we splurged and rented an awesome two-bedroom suite at The Chatrium Riverside hotel. Both accommodations were fantastic and I'm going to be giving a short review of each in this post.
Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse:
Checking into the hotel was a breeze. The staff kindly welcomed us to the hotel and took our luggage. We were upgraded to a premium view room on the 19th floor, which was a very nice welcome gift.
The room was a good size and very modern. This hotel recently opened and you could tell everything in it was very new. I liked the interior of the room and found the touches to be very nice.
The bathroom was nice and had all the standard amenities you can expect to find at an upscale hotel. There was a separate bathtub and shower, marble floors and counters, etc.
Overall the room was great and I liked the sort of simplistic look it had.
Perhaps my favorite part of the hotel was the infinity pool that overlooked Bangkok. This new Marriott property did indeed live up to its hype and I don't think anyone would be disappointed in making this their hotel for the next trip to Bangkok.
The Chatrium Riverside Hotel:
Another great Bangkok hotel situated right alongside the river. I only stayed here one night but it was a very nice stay. We booked a two-bedroom suite and I highly recommend it for any family or group of four looking for come extra space.
The suite was excellent and provided a great space to hang out, in addition to the large bedrooms. Prices for the hotel are very reasonable, we paid $200 something for the night in our suite.
The pool was a decent size and overlooked the river. I didn't end up having time to go from a swim but it did look nice. There were plenty of seats and lounge chairs around the pool to hang out as well.
Both of these hotels were very good! If I had to stay in Bangkok again, I'd probably chose the Marriott over the Chatrium because I liked the pool more and found the hotel staff to be somewhat more helpful, but you couldn't go wrong with either.
I'm headed for the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong soon, so watch out for that review!