on January 9, 2008
There is something to be said for indulging a bit when you are away from home, and the Four Seasons is one of the best-known international brands that will pamper and delight you, even if you are simply passing through. From the moment you check in, you know that you are in the lap of luxury, and it's a wonderful sensation.The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok has a handy location, right across the street from the Skytrain's Rajadamri station, making it easy to hop down to the river boats which will take you to most of Bangkok's prime tourist attractions. But you don't even have to leave the hotel - in addition to their room service, the Four Seasons has over half a dozen restaurant choices, shops, a spa, a pool, 24 hour fitness facilities, a business center, and more. I had decided to splurge on my hotel in Bangkok, since I was coming off nearly five weeks of adventure travel. The staff was smoothly welcoming, and I was escorted to my room by one of the ladies from the front desk.And what a lovely room awaited me - dark woods were paired with traditional Thai painting and fabrics, a blissful king size bed loaded with big soft pillows, and a spacious bathroom with a huge soaking tub awaited me. A large-screen plasma television with satellite TV, a fresh bowl of fruit, bottled water and a variety of top-end beauty care amenities (L'occitane brand) were ready for my enjoyment. It was nirvana!Rooms like mine that face the Royal Bangkok Sports Club will be treated to sunset views over the combination race track/golf course. However, this also means they face the Skytrain and a busy street, but I did not notice much noise.Their room service is priced on par with their restaurants, and delivery was quick. The staff was gracious, their restaurants worth visiting even if you're not staying in the hotel, and it's worth having a drink in the lounge each night to check out the live entertainment.My favorite thing about the Four Seasons is that no matter where in the world you stay with them, they make you feel like somebody rich and famous who must be treated with the utmost of discretion, while surrounding you with classic style and good taste. It would hardly seem possible, but the Four Seasons Bangkok has turned up the charm and warm welcome even further. If your budget allows - and you can sometimes find some surprisingly affordable rates here - I would highly recommend this hotel.
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