As written before, the hotel is old (20 years) and has a musty smell from the elevators to the hallways and inside the rooms. However, we chose it over the Pullman simply to avoid the possibility of being blasted by loud disco music. I'll take old over not being able to sleep any day.
Goofed the booking for a Corner King room on Sawadee dot com, so after a near impasse where we were about to leave and take a chance at the Pullman, the desk manager upgraded us to a Jr. Suite on 15th floor, for 100 Baht more - total 2,200/night inclusive of tax and breakfast. Good deal IMO, and I always prefer having a separate bed room and sitting room. Only thing I found odd was an in-room safe wasn't provided.
My Mrs. is sensitive to dust and rooms that aren't clean Me, not so much, but honestly, we spent the first 15 minutes in the room opening the windows and front door to suck out the weird musty odor. We bought a can of air freshener later and sprayed into the air conditioning suction vents in living room and bedroom. That helped a lot, I would recommend doing so. We looked at 3 different rooms and they all had the same funky odor, including the hallways when you exit the elevator.
Otherwise, the room itself was clean, bed and linens were comfortable, nice bathroom with large walk in shower and separate tub. I didn't have any problems with hot water at night or early the next morning.
We had dinner in the Chinese restaurant and the staff were courteous and attentive. Mrs. had the 399 Baht Dimsum buffet and she really enjoyed it. I had the the Hong Kong style filet mignon and while beef can be a let down in Thailand, this was very tender and delicious. I also had a small portion of duck, and hot/sour soup, both very nice.
I missed breakfast as I was delayed at a morning meeting but Mrs. went and said it wasn't very good at all. Oh well.
For the sake of variety, I would try the Pullman next time but for the price we paid for the Jr. Suite, I would certainly stay at the CT again.
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