Bangkok Journals

Extreme Hotels in Bangkok

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An October 2006 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: Exploring extremes is a good way to get to know a new environment; this journal checks out the top and bottom hotels in Bangkok.

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

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Hotel | "Shangri-La Hotel"

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok- one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in town - successfully manages to match the challenge implied by its name. The hotel is a bit too far from the main shopping centers in town, but the Tha Sathon pier offers access to the Chao Praya River ferries and the nearby Saphan Taksin Skytrain station offers a superb access to downtown Bangkok. The Skytrain is the fastest way to move in central Bangkok during the day and Silom - the main business distric...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2007

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu New Road Bangrak
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
662-236-7777

The Oriental Bangkok

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Hotel | "The Oriental"

The Oriental Bangkok Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Oriental is considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, yet the prices of the rooms begin at just $289 for the regular rooms. However, the luxury package begins at $1299 per night - not including the many extras available. Even for the not-wealthy traveler this is a golden opportunity to enjoy Thai luxury at least for one night; few world-class hotels are priced so modestly. The hotel is next to the Chao Phrya River and not very far from the main shopping centers in Bangkok, especially from the Silom business district. A few blocks to the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2007

The Oriental Bangkok
48 ORIENTAL AVE
Bangkok, Thailand
66-26599000

Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok

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Hotel | "Holiday Inn Silom"

Chao Praya Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Slightly less expensive than its exclusive neighbors (the Oriental and the Shangri-La) the Holiday Inn Silom offers an attractive compromise between lush luxury, a superb location amidst a major commercial and shopping area of Bangkok and reasonable prices. The Surasak Skytrain station provides easy access to other attractions in downtown Bangkok. The Chao Praya River is a few minutes away and from there it is possible to take long-boat trips to the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2007

Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok
981 Silmon Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 (2) 238-4300

Merry V

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Merry V Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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This journal is a quest for extremes, the most expensive and the cheapest hotels in Bangkok meeting together in one journal. Researching for the bottom side, I got cold feet and didn't dare renting a room offered for B100 - they were located far from Khaosan Road and next to a filthy water canal - nor the dormitory beds which were available for eighty baht (slightly over two dollars).Name IntricaciesFinally, I chose a place just behind the Chana Songkram Temple with the intriguing name of Merry V. The location was superb, two minutes by foot from the noisy Khaosan Ro...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 5, 2008

Merry V
18-20 Phra Athit Rd
Bangkok, Thailand 02280-3315

Baan Sabai

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Baan Sabai Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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LocationThe Chana Songkram Temple is at the western side of Khaosan Road; surrounding it is Soi Rambuttri, where many of the cheapest guesthouses are. Without explaining the idiosyncrasies of the Thai addressing system, I will just mention that many of the addresses on this road appear as being on Soi Rongmai, Thanon Chaofa and Soi Chana Songkram; despite that, walking around the temple is a safe way to find Baan Sabai.Baan Sabai is at walking distance from the Grand Palace, the ...Read More

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Baan Sabai
12 Soi Rongmai
Bangkok, Thailand
(02) 629 1599