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Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

san francisco
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Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

Hello, I have a rate of $108 USD on the premier exec level of both hotels which include breakfast and evening appetizers with drinks. I am trying to decide which property to stay at. I have stayed at the Holiday Inn (HI) and enjoyed it. The public areas of the property needs updating but the service in the exec. lounge was excellent. The exec level rooms in the new tower were nice also. The sky train was about a 10 minute walk away, no issue. The wi fi worked great at the HI but i have read the wi fi is terrible at the Novotel. The HI is a little isolated compared to the Novotel but I dont mind a Skytrain ride to visit other areas. Please let me know some pros and cons. thank you

Bangkok, Thailand
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1. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

Personally I'd go for the Novotel even if its just for the location. As for wifi, there is plenty of that to be had from services like AIS, DTAC, and True, which even paying a pre-paid fee is likely to be cheaper than the daily rate at many hotels.

san francisco
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2. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

Thank you for the info. I use wi fi mainly for skype to call USA but also will pick up a local sim for call back to USA.

Bangkok, Thailand
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3. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

Novotel Siam is good location.

you can buy Truemove SIM card for 3G + Wifi (Prepaid card)

http://www.truemove.com/3g/en/whytm3g.html

Singapore, Singapore
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4. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

I don't have first hand experience but I did research for my upcoming stay in February 2012.

Apparently, Novotel is really good for location - right in the center of everything. However, service-wise, HI beats Novotel hands-down. HI isn't that far off too - near amenities and shopping as well.

Mumbai, India
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5. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

how did you manage $108 per night for Novotel? I see rates close to 180 a night this is for travel around 20th Dec

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6. Re: Novotel Siam Square versus Holiday Inn Silom

I have stayed several times at the Holiday Inn Silom, but I have to admit that the location is not that great. It's a fair bit of walking to the next Sky Train Station, but there is nothing wrong with the hotel itself.

And in particular I like how they deal with their taxis waiting in front of the lobby. Probably best in town how they protect their guests from being "taken for a ride"!! ;)

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