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“Holiday Inn- Great location, good service”

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Holiday Inn Bangkok
Ranked #117 of 894 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2008

Stayed at the Holiday Inn over the Christmas period, was located in a very convenient place ie. right in the city centre, minutes walk away from Central World shopping plaza and 10 min walk from Siam Paragon shopping plaza (2 of the most impressive shopping plazas I've ever seen). Located right on the main street where the sky train goes up and down, about 50m from the skytrain station.

Checkin was pretty quick. Not the most extravagent lobby but for me, the room itself and the location matter most.

The bellhops/doorman/concierge seemed to be very knowledgable on all aspects of Bangkok ie. restaurants, tourist attractions etc.

The room itself is a good size, not the biggest but comfortable for 2 people sharing a room. Everything was new, the bed and bathroom were all new looking with bathroom (seperate shower)and bed all large and comfortable and you can choose from several types of pillows to have (I changed mine every day).

Overall, I'd recommend this place for it's location, the hotel itself is just as it advertises (4 stars), but once again location is 5 stars.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2008

No one likes the idea of staying at a Holiday Inn, but this one in Bangkok, next to the Intercontinental and perfectly located is great. It doesnt even look like a Holiday Inn with its cool reception, funky cocktail bar with great live DJ and really nice rooms. We stayed at the Dusit Thani (whihc was really bad) and switched to this place based on a friend's advice. No regrets

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank MOF1970
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Reviewed 16 January 2008

Iloved this hotel, I booked by a website, it has a very good location, very good area close to chatuchak, suan lum night market, shitlom skytrain, etc, also you can book a lot of tours from the hotel, I took 2 tours and it was great, better than know by yourself

Stayed: January 2008
Thank negra30
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Reviewed 17 December 2007

Just came back from 3 nights in Bangkok, 7 Nights Ko Samui.
We stayed at the Holiday in.

Couldn't fault the hotel. We chose it because we knew we would mostly be out and about, it had good reviews, it was reasonably priced but the main reason was it's great location. We opted for a Deluxe room but room only and it was nice.

The Hotel's location cannot be any better -Chidlom Sky train station is practically on it's door step and it can connect you easily with the major areas. Trains are crowded but come every 5 mins. We bought all day tickets for 120 baht per person- about £2 and it was great. Also, you can walk to Central world in about 5 mins.

One tip. Went shopping in Central World and the Paragon Centre (check out the food court in Paragon it is amazing) but I did not find the shopping that good - it seemed more expensive that in the UK.
Went to MBK and that was more enjoyable but 7 floors of mostly the same things - handbags, sunglasses and t shirts etc but got some great shoes. Some stores haggle and others are fixed price. I would say give it a go but don't start too low. IE if something is 1500 start 800/900 etc and always with a smile!.

Patpong market was great for shopping - got a lovely evening bag and a couple of dresses there.It is good fun haggling with the stall holders and it was not a seedy as I thought.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank AeJUk
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Reviewed 15 December 2007

This was the perfect hotel to explore Bangkok. It is located directly outside the Chit Lom SkyTrain station which is really easy to use to help you nevigate round the key parts of Bangkok.

The hotel is the best Holiday Inn I have ever stayed at. The staff were extremely helpful, hotel very clean. But the key benefit definitely was location.

It is a couple of Sky Train stops away fromthe MBK centre which is a shopping centre with some excellent bargains and some good restaurants.

During our three day stay in early December we visited the Chatuchang market - apparently one of the largest markets in Asia. It is open on weekends and is worth a visit for lots of bargains.

During our stay I had several shorts made and would definitely recommend Jesse and Victor at the Rajawongse tailors based only two stops away from the hotel near Nana SkyTrain station. The services was excellent and the quality superb - I would definitely recommend.

We also visited the floating markets whoch I found to be a real chore. It was too busy and not what you imagine in the idilic photos so would not recommend this day trip.

All in all an excellent stay at the Holiday Inn - I will be back!!

Stayed: December 2007
7  Thank Keenexplorer101
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Reviewed 14 December 2007

Holiday Inn Bangkok, was a great stay. Booked there for 4 nights following an overland trip from Singapore to Bangkok with my wife, before flying home. They gave us an early book in as we arrived at 07.00am by train and an extended book out as flight home was late afternoon. The Breakfast had a buffet style with a wonderfull selection of food types and country cooking. Our Superior Room was a good quality and size. This hotel is on a great location next to the best shopping centres and directly on the skytrain for getting around. Right Next to the Intercontinential, you are able to use their facilities and restaurants booking these to your room if wanted. If in Bangkok again I would definately book again if the price was right and they had available rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank mikegasman
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Reviewed 5 December 2007

Stayed here for 3 nights as the inital part of our Virgin "A Taste of Thailand" tour. We arrived around 9am - well before the official check-in time. We were asked to wait around 45min whilst our room was cleaned and checked - very good service in my opinion. During this time we were given complimentary drink vouchers at the bar.
As we were on Honeymoon we were given complimentary flowers, fruit and chocolate (no room upgrade though!). During check-in, next to us were some very absuive Indian people - the staff dealt with them in a very professional mannor.
The room size was more than adequate, bed was decent and pillows were of good quality. Spotless bathroom, but no acutal bath (shower only). Very strange to have a window between the bathroom and main room with only a flimsy blinds to use as privacy (ok for a couple - wouldn't like to be staying with a friend!).
TV had a good range of English channels with decent reception. Useful clock radio next to bed.
Room was cleaned daily, no problems experienced with getting clean towels etc.
Hotel staff were very polite and courteous, you were not able to enter or leave the hotel without someone opening the front door for you.
Breakfast (included in our rate, otherwise roughtly £7 I think) was extremely good - varied range of international cuisine. Food was continually replenished and our coffee mugs were never empty.
Hotel location was very good - to arrive from airport was quite straightforward, although departure did involve a long time in the notorious one way (rather full) roads. Chit Lom station (Skytrain) is practically attached to the hotel (very cheap to use). Directly opposite are McDonalds, BK, Boots the Chemist and Starbucks and within half a mile radius is about 6 or 7 large shopping malls (all easily walkable using the Skytrain walkway). Very nice and cheap restaurant (Thai cuisine) opposite and upper level - accessed by turning left from the Skytrain.
Minibar in room is a normal fridge which is easily filled with far cheaper (nearby) supermarket drinks!!
Hotel bar has live music in the evening, although we would be heading back to our rooms after a long day of sightseeing.
Had no experience of using the pool (looked nice though) or the gym and hotel restaurants.
All in all, highly recommended.
Improvement that could be made - overall decor of corridors appear dated as well as some room furniture. Air con was very sensitive to minor adjustements (never been so cold!!!).

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank rhodgreen
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Address: 971, Ploenchit Road | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#66 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#67 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#90 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#104 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: £84 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Bangkok 4*
Number of rooms: 377
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Bangkok is conveniently located across from Bangkok's renowned shopping complexes; Siam Paragon and Central World Plaza. Other nearby attractions include The Jim Thompson House and Museum, MBK Center, Siam Square, Chidlom Skytrain Station, Pantip IT City, Gaysorn Boutique Mall and the world famous Erawan Shrine. Holiday Inn Bangkok's interior styling evokes a unique sense of home and welcome. The hotel offers stylish amenities, state-of-the-art facilities and attention to details that are important to discerning travelers. Guests will find relaxation in the expansive Lobby Bar; the most suitable venue for work or conversation, or just to unwind after a long day. Guests may also enjoy our market style all-day dining venue, Cafe G, or traditionalThai restaurant in contemporary ambience at Charm Thai cuisine. ... more   less 
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