Pathumwan Princess

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ShannonBrooke on September 23, 2003

Our spacious deluxe accomodations were on the 23rd floor, with a great view of Siam Square. Comfortable bedding and a large, brightly lit bathroom created a luxurious feeling for our first upscale hotel in Asia. Two free bottles of water in the room saved us plenty of money, and the maids considerately left extra water and toilet paper one day. We paid $100/night including tax and service, arranged through the Tour Services at the airport.

The Princess has many amenities, including a world-class spa, fitness center, and five restaurants. The included breakfast buffet is one of the best I've had in a hotel, with everything from congee to muesli.

I especially enjoyed the Olympic-sized outdoor pool and the quiet garden where the hot tubs are located. The eighth-floor patio is also the location of the Loop restaurant, their Italian offering. It is very pleasant to swim here under the stars, far above the traffic and pollution of Bangkok's street level.

The Pathumwam Princess is connected directly to the humongous MBK shopping center, its seven floors within an air-conditioned stroll from the lobby. In the vicinity, you can also visit three other malls and many small boutiques in Siam Square. This is the ultimate shopping destination in Bangkok.

The Pathumwam is very close to the skytrain, and we used the skytrain to get everywhere during our visit.

I visited their spa here and enjoyed a manicure and pedicure. Manicure/pedicures include a foot, leg and hand massage.

The only downside is the expense of laundry, which would have cost us $50 for the same load we did in Cambodia for $7. This establishment is quite pricey, but the quality shows.

Pathumwan Princess Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand, 10330
66 22163700

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