i am a frequent traveller to bangkok but it is only July 2012 that i noticed this hotel and can i said what a pity that i meet this hotel so late :> i am a frequent stayer in Hotel De Bangkok, respectively in July, August, September 2012 and Feb and May 2013.
i can confirmed that anytime i am going to Bangkok i will definitely book Hotel De Bangkok. As it save me the trouble of deciding my accommodations when i go bangkok, isn't that nice:>
i know people will said that i'm lying, do someone really go bangkok so many times for what... but is true , i love the platinum fashion mall and the buddhas and gods there since i'm a Buddhist. And compared to other hotels in bangkok i stayed at, it win hands down.
Although it is not located right smack in the middle of the major shopping centres but it is definately within walking distance to the major shopping centres like Platinum, indra.
One small little tip - be patient and take the taxis and you can save yourself a walking trip if you are too lazy. Also ask the local thais to write the name of the major shopping malls in Thai in a notebook and show it to the taxi driver. Be patient as sometimes you can wait until the second or third taxi driver before they are willing to fetch you to your destination. And do not take the tu tu unless you wanted to experience it because they are pure cut throats, daylight robbery and it is a dusty tiring process taking tu tu’s in Bangkok.
But all the troubles are definitely worth it. Since first of all they have bathtubs in every room even the lowest standard room which is definitely affordable for even the most budget thrifty people with an aprox 40 sgd for per night. Most of the message parlours in Bangkok are cut throat thiefs like their tu tus drivers and their bath tub is perfect for a hot water soak every night after shopping as an alternative to message. And their bed is comfortableee . Of course they have hair dryer and portable hangers for you and unlike some hotels I have meet whom used their hairdryer to dry their dried flowers and locked their hangers in their cupboard. And not to said their hygiene standard is the best but definitely much better then some other branded hotels I have seen in bangkok.
Their hotel is newly built in 2011 or 2012 and their building is sound unlike some of the other hotels in Bangkok, brilliant sound proofing. You will definitely hear nothing in your room once you lock the door. And this can give you assurance that in the case of fire you have no worries that it will spread to your hotel as it is a stand-alone hotel. And very quiet surroundings for the hotel unlike the hotels in the Indra area. Their hotel room very spacious unlike some of the hotels in Bangkok I have meet.
Brilliant manager- study in Singapore before understand English well and save you the trouble of talking to the service staff in broken English that they understand. Love it that they always cook vegetarian food for me out of their full of meat menu since I’m a vegetarian.
Lovely group director of the hotel group( Hotel De Bangkok is under one of the chain Hotel groups in Thailand), email me back on one of my random emails to Hotel De Bangkok and ask after mine experience with the hotel. Always give me lovely perks upon my visit to the hotel and fulfil every one of my service requests and it is always quite long :>
Their staff is definitely one lovely part of the hotel; they already know me by my face and will ask after me :>
I will definitely go to Bangkok in Oct 2013 and staying in the hotel again. How I wish Taiwan have the hotel since I am going in Aug 2013 and have trouble finding quality hotel there :<
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BANGKOK CITY HOTEL NEAR PRATUNAM. EASY ACCESS BY AIRPORT RAIL LINK. BUDGET FRIENDLY HOTEL Perfect hotel to start exploring the city of Bangkok. Located right in the heart of Bangkok at Ratchaprarop Road, yet in a tranquil district of Pratunam - popular shopping arcade. Free Internet WiFi is available.Stay in downtown Bangkok with the starting budget friendly rate for the boutique hotel in Bangkok. Hotel de Bangkok is a boutique and cozy city hotel near Pratunam local shopping arcade & airport rail link at Ratchaprarop station. The unique design of Thai contemporary adjoining with the atmosphere of Western blended well together giving Hotel de Bangkok a warmth and friendly ambience. This lovely Bangkok hotel is also exceptionally positioned in one of the finest Bangkok locations near Pratunam shopping arcade where guests can easily access to several Bangkok attractions including markets, Platinum shopping mall, King Power Complex, night entertainments and etc. Thus, undoubtedly Hotel de Bangkok is the perfect place to stay for leisure, business, take a rest or long stay. All offers are certainly budget friendly including our fine culinary at Bistro de Bangkok Restaurant. ... more less
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