Our party of 4 was very happy with the hotel during our stay early April 2014. Free upgrade from Premium to Sky was offered if survey was taken at time of reservation and room is available. Our upgrade did not include the Sky complimentary daily fruit basket (banana, grapes and tangerines) and swimming bar tab must be paid in cash. However, we were on Floor 32. (For the superstitious guest, there are no floors that include the number 4 or 13.) The wait time for elevator was never an issue for us as other reviews stated. We took the stairs once to the excellent breakfast buffet when elevator time exceeded 5 minutes. We heard that Bangkok tourism suffered due to months of somewhat violent protests. Maybe the hotel was not very full.
The English speaking staff from front desk to the doorman was very friendly and helpful. There is also a taxi caller outside. (Don’t wave to him like I did or he will think you are requesting a taxi.)
This hotel is centrally located for night life. Soi Cowboy is a 5 minute walk and various massage parlors (both the certified places and the Full Service places) are within 10 minute walking distance.
Terminal 21 shopping mall with many restaurants is just outside the hotel.
As others mentioned, our taxi driver had a difficult time finding the hotel. We just asked him to drop us off at Terminal 21. Overall, this hotel exceeded our expectations. Mass transit next to hotel gets you to places by day and nearby night life establishments entertain you in the evening.
Electricity – Electrical converters are not necessary room outlets accept any type plug. As with many Asian and European hotels, a slot for hotel key card must be filled for electricity to be operational. I usually put a hotel business card or equivalent to avoid accidentally locking myself out for a momentary task (stepping out to neighbor’s room).
Breakfast Buffet – We did not have to wait for seats in the 5 days at the hotel. We only had to give our room number the first day. The staff recognized us for the following days. The variety of food on Floor 35 was very good. Eggs to order, waffle (a bit hard), rice, hot dogs, noodles, hash brown, fresh fruit and various juices were offered. The menu was slightly different each day. No bananas were available though. Hardboiled egg requests were not served to my specifications even though 8 minutes of boiling was stated on the second attempt.
Bathroom – Large. Shower can be from the usual portable shower head or ceiling unit that pours water rain style.
Large (7 inch diameter) circular vanity mirror
Glass view between living space and bathroom with button controlled shades (for voyeurism?)
Hair dryer has adequate air flow
Room Temperature – easy to control the air conditioning
Security – Good. Key must be placed in slot before going to floor. Elevators are accessible after walking past the front desk. Peep hole has cover. In room safe is estimated to be 14 inches wide, 5 inches high and 13 inches deep.
Staff – Friendly and English speaking. I had a nice rapport with Ice who works the front desk and doorman initiated talks with me.
Internet – Two guest computer stations are available in lobby. One was very responsive while the other one was very slow. (I did not know if Wi-Fi is available since no device was carried overseas.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Continent Hotel, Sukhumvit Bangkok is a luxurious hotel in a convenient location that suits all types of lifestyle, business or leisure travelers. In just a few steps out, you can enjoy a range of shopping malls like Terminal 21, Robinson and more. The public transport like BTS (Asok Sky train Station) and MRT (Sukhumvit Subway Station) is just next door. The hotel is positioned right in the heart of Sukhumvit between Soi 21 and Soi 23 , near Soi Cowboy and other night life entertainment. The hotel offers 153 guestrooms which are designed in four different themes called Ocean, Forest, Desert and Space. All rooms and suites are well appointed and present a lifestyle of comfort and convenience with sophisticated in-room amenities. Additional facilities include innovative bars, a lofty restaurant, a meeting space, a sky gym with city view and an elevated swimming pool. ... more less
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