We stayed at Centara Watergate for 5D4N. Took a taxi from the airport and alighted at the drop off area. Note that the drop off area is at the SIDE of the hotel building and not the FRONT, unlike most hotels. Lobby is a little strange as it is located on the 7th floor, so you'll need to take the lift up to the 7th floor to check-in. There were quite a number of check-in counters and we were attended to almost immediately. Welcome drinks were served while the staff were processing our check-in. Throughout our entire stay, the hotel only played one song as it's background music. Yes, ONE same song all day and night.....
Room: Very clean and rather spacious. White, modern, clean and minimalistic design. Bedsheets, pillow cases and blankets were clean. We're not too fussy about the mattresses hence we felt that it was good enough for us. Pillows were a little too soft in our opinion - when we laid on them our heads seemed to be touching the mattress. Nevertheless, we still had a good 4 nights' of sleep.
Bathroom: Very clean. We had a 'circular' standing shower area that had surrounding transparent glass which is ideal for couples. However, if you'd prefer to bathe with more privacy, simply draw the curtains on the outside. The wet area also has a glass sliding door to prevent water from flowing/splashing out.
Surroundings: A short 6-10mins walk to the famous The Platinum Fashion Mall for the ladies and Pantip Plaza which is a mall famous for selling camera & electronic gadgets. Do try out the wide variety of food at the food court on the highest level of Platinum Mall - the famous thai mango sticky rice is to die for. There is also a famous Wanton Mee eating place (Sab x 2 Pratunum noodles) within walking distance from the hotel.
Massage: There are rows and rows of massage shops nearby the hotel... exit the hotel lobby, walk down the short alley towards the main road, turn right and walk straight and there are at least 5 massage places along this route. We had foot massages at a different shop every night. A splendid way of pampering your feet after an entire day of walking & shopping.
Transport: This hotel is not near any BTS Station. We had to walk almost 15 mins to the nearest BTS Station. Taxis and tuk-tuks do not drive past the hotel's lobby as it is at the SIDE of the building and not the FRONT, so you'll have to walk out to the main road and flag for your transport.
Stay here for a cheaper alternative (compared to the neighbouring hotels like Amari Watergate and Novotel which are both more expensive) to be of walking distance to The Platinum Fashion Mall if cheap shopping is what you're looking for!
Rated 4/5 stars as it is not exactly near any BTS Station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally positioned in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district, within easy access to the airport link station with trains directly to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the BTS Skytrain, and the expressway, this modern four-star hotel features 281 rooms and family-friendly suites designed in a light, modern, and inviting decor. With an outdoor relaxation area with cabanas, a spa that draws its inspiration from modern rejuvenation practices and Thai and Ayurvedic philosophies, and a fitness centre, you’ll enjoy plenty of leisure opportunities. Foodies, look no further. The hotel is home to an exciting all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop restaurant serving the complex flavours of Thai and Asian cuisines, and a rooftop bar. The hotel seamlessly connects to Watergate Pavillion Shopping Mall and offers free Wi-Fi access. ... more less
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