I decided to stay at The Berkeley for mainly it's close proximities for high end and bargain shopping. It is also amidst the great variety and buzzing street food. On our first leg of our Thailand trip we stayed inthe North Wing ( I call it the forgotten wing). It is cheaper to stay in compared to the luxury main wing. Yes, you need to take two separate lifts to get there, however that's no issue as you walk everywhere in BKK. However, the rooms are huge! But it does lack the fine finishes ie the tiles on the bathroom sink are not entirely complete or perfect. The hallway in the north wing are not airconditioned. Hence I call it the forgotten wing. Breakfast was wonderful. Lots of varieties ranging from America, Asian (Thai, Indian, Indonesian and Japanese) food. Great tasting and definitely worth purchasing with your room online.
On our return to BKK, I chose to stay in the Main Wing (known as the luxury wing where you only need one lift to your floor). Absolutely worth the little extra more! Such a contrast to the north wing. The room was gorgeous, carefully decorated and made to feel more luxurious. Bathroom and bedroom is large and very comfortable. Hallways are airconditioned! I'd recommend the main wing, for that little extra, it's way ahead in terms of value. I'd definitely return to the Berkeley. Staying in the main wing of course, ask for the high floor. The view is worth it. The foyer had a lovely pianist playing whilst you enjoy a lovely cocktail and do some people watching. The only issue was the plumbing in our bathroom. After a shower the water on the bathroom floor flooded with excess water to another area of the bathroom. Quite a minor issue but one that management needs to look at. Please also note: if you decide to ask concierge at the hotel front for a taxi, ensure that you FIRMLY state to the guy at the hotel you want a "metered taxi". They will try and pass a taxi that's waiting nearby that are not metered and are associated with them for commission purpose. However if you state firmly, only metered taxi, they will fetch for you. They just want to see whether you would know or not. But quite helpful but be firm. Taxi metered in bkk is cheap, never take one that isn't running its meter. Going to airport, please remember to do the same. They tried to get me a non metered taxi for 500 baht and I refused. So they had to hail down a metered one for me. Total to Suvarnabhumi airport was 250 baht on metered taxi. Be firm and confident and you will be right. Enjoy BKK, we were there between 4 June to 14 June 2014. Peaceful and no protest in sight where we were.
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