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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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From journal Balmy Bangkok
February 24, 2007
San Francisco, California
March 29, 2006
JW Marriott Description: Hmmmm, was not impressed with the JW Marriott. We had to stay here returning from Phuket on the way home. Decided to shop some more in Bangkok, and thought staying downtown would be more convenient. We were wrong. Nana Entertainment Plaza is across the street from this hotel, and unless you are interested in the go-go girls and all the pleasures it offers, I would pass on this location. Although the amenities are well suited to the business traveler (great business center and conference rooms), the pool and fitness center were left lacking. There was no spa massage services - one cannot go through a day in Thailand without a Thai massage (I'm referring to the ACTUAL massages, lol). The hotel boasted one of the finest steakhouses in all of Asia, which was no doubt good. Despite the obnoxious drunk, and the apparently philandering (their words not mine) business men who had to tell - scream it to the rest of the entire restaurant - well... it was a little hard to swallow... literally. After day two we were definitely starting to feel a little trapped inside at night.
Unique Qualities: Homeless sleeping on street outside, which is in every big city location - well every one I've been to...
Directions: Downtown, so to speak.
From journal Thailand is Amazing!
by Kauai Boy
May 13, 2005
For my last few days in Bangkok I opted to spoil myself with a short stay at a downtown 5-star property. Not wanting to fork over some serious dollars, I scored a reasonable 3-night stay at the JW Marriott Bangkok via Priceline.
I arrived at the hotel early – 11am – and, despite being at near capacity, my room to my surprise was already available.
On the 9th floor (out of 24) facing south with a king size bed, my room was large enough for a small seating area and work desk. The bathroom was large and very impressive, with separate bathtub and shower. As usual, for your convenience, there is also a well-stocked mini-bar with the standard overpriced drink and snack offerings. Coffee, tea and bottled water are all complimentary.
High-speed Internet access is available, with an ethernet cable available in each room. You need to pick up a user-id and password card from the front desk, and pricing is very high at 600 Baht per day. The business center, with complimentary copy and faxing service, also has computer rental and internet access at 195 Baht for 15 minutes. However, I could NOT find any convenient internet cafes in the immediate vicinity, so I did suck up the expense of the hotel’s service.
Though not as elaborate as the Marriott’s riverside property (Bangkok Marriott Spa & Resort), the spa & fitness center at this property was rather large, taking up the entire 6th floor, with a complete set of exercise equipment, small outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Various spa treatments (rather pricey) are available.
The property is connected by skybridge to the Phloen Chit Center, a small shopping complex that is opened but mostly still under construction. The BTS Skytrain Phloen Chit station is a short 5 minute walk down Sukhumvit with a quick two stops to the Siam Square shopping complexes (Siam Center, Siam Discover Center, and MBK).
This hotel is close to the expressway leading to the Don Meung International Airport and it was a quick as 20 minutes away early in the morning (6:00am). However, it can be as long as an hour and a half in heavy traffic – so plan accordingly for your return flight home.
Pricing for this hotel varies with the seasons. For the dates I was staying there, the Marriott website quoted me $109 ($128 w/ taxes). I was able to find a slightly cheaper rate at www.bangkok-hotel.net, at $124/night tax included. This stay was right in the middle of peak-season, so my $73/night rate ($93 after taxes/fees) was a steal.
From journal Bangkok Revisited
Red Deer, Alberta
January 30, 2003
This hotel was an absolute treat to stay in and I would give it a five star all the way. I have not one complaint regarding this hotel. They even provide a free water shuttle from the hotel to the shopping areas which runs every half hour.
From journal Busy Busy Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 7, 2002
The guest room is imbued with such charming and peaceful ambience that it is definitely a wonderful retreat after a long day. The interior is luxuriously designed for comfort, especially the bathroom where you could unwind by soaking in the bathtub (bath salt provided), listening to soft music. The cozy corner with complimentary fruit basket, cookies on the work desk, Belgian chocolate on the bed at night…in Marriott, you’ll be pleased with surprises after surprises. In-room safe is available for guests’ convenience. Guests can even utilize the express check-out service where it is only a few click away on the TV. Everything is operated under such impressively smart system.
Catered with excellent on-site restaurants, you can’t help but to pamper yourself with fine dining and quality food. Talking about indulgences, the hotel also have a full spa, whirlpool/jacuzzi, sauna, outdoor pool and health club.
The service is superb, they even have 'Lost & Found' department to keep the stuff that you left in the room after you check out. I forgot my little beanie baby and left it in my room after checking out and continued to my next destination. By the time I found out about it, a week already passed by. I hastily called the hotel (at 3am!) and they actually searched the ‘Lost & Found’ department for me at that hour and appeased my heart.
Centrally located and having a skytrain station (Nana Station) just at the doorstep, transportation will never incur a problem.
JW Marriott Bangkok definitely gave me the most memorable hotel experience I ever had. Think of indulgences, think of JW!
From journal Indulgences in Bangkok