We stayed at two hotels in Bangkok. Why? We made this trip because my husband had a business trip. Fortunately for me and our girls, we got to tag along. I am very grateful that he was willing to carry an extra luggage, yes, us, with him. While we were there during his business trip, his office paid him to stay at Conrad Bangkok Hotel. His training ended on Friday, but we wanted to stay in Bangkok two extra days on Saturday and Sunday. For our personal stay, our lodging was obviously our own responsibility and because it was a little pricey for us to stay at Conrad Bangkok Hotel (although we would’ve loved it!!), we decided to move to a hotel that fits better to our budget.
Don’t you love the naming of the restaurant? I said to my husband that it was interesting that the restaurant was called “Drinking Tea Eating Rice” and he went “at least it’s not ‘Drinking Rice Eating Tea'”. That’s actually funny.
We LOVED their breakfast. I love staying at a hotel and the best part of it usually for me is breakfast. If a hotel has a great selection for breakfast, that’s a bonus. I asked one of the floor staff members if I could take some photos and he said “little bit”, so I only took a few. I wish I could’ve taken photos of the food as well, but I didn’t want to cause any trouble, so here are the overview of the restaurant. I would totally go back to stay there for their breakfast (and their gorgeous rooms as well). Maybe when our kids are much older and my husband and I can travel by ourselves, we’d go back to Conrad Bangkok Hotel.
Conrad Bangkok Hotel is in a district where many embassies are located. It is only 5 to 10-minute walk from a Sky Train (BTS) Station, Phloen Chit, and the hotel is adjacent to All Seasons Place which is a business building with restaurants and shops. It’s very convenient.
Conrad Bangkok Hotel
87 Wireless Road, Phatumwan
Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
These are the factors which made me decide on this hotel.
1. It was ranked 25 out of 612 hotels on TripAdvisor. (The hotels ranked above 25 were all out of our budget.)
2. It had over 370 reviews.
3. Review said it was a good value for the price.
4. It is in a good convenient location. (Important to us!)
5. Deluxe Rooms have an L-shape sofa which allows our girls to sleep on. Ordering an extra bed would’ve cost us about $30 per night if I remember correctly.
6. President Palace Hotel was also close from Conrad Bangkok Hotel, which was convenient for us to move. President Palace Hotel is located by a Nana Sky Train Station, which is only one stop from the station near Conrad Bangkok Hotel.
We could’ve found something much cheaper, I’m sure, but I didn’t have much time to research and this was the best I could do. We liked this hotel a lot and I would stay there again if we have a chance.
I found a promotion on the President Palace Hotel website for a Deluxe Room for two consecutive nights with a one-way free shuttle service to the airport. It was around US$95 per night. With an extra payment for our 6-year-old’s breakfast per day, which was US$5 and tax, the total ended up being a little over US$200 for two nights. Considering the transportation to the airport was included, this was a great deal.
I found much cheaper deals on agoda.com: the prices were US$69 for a Superior Room and US$75 for a Deluxe Room. I wanted to book through the agoda website, but I decided to go through the hotel because I could not find a room on agoda.com if I put in the box for the number of guests as 2 adults and 2 kids. It seemed that it would have been fine to book through agoda.com. Maybe next time!
The area President Palace Hotel is located is much more touristy as opposed to the area Conrad Bangkok Hotel is located is more business oriented. President Palace Hotel is off of a major street called Sukhumvit Street and this street and on the streets off of Sukhumvit host many cool restaurants you can find in Bangkok. If you want to find a hotel, I highly recommend finding one along Sukhumvit Street. If you can, try to stay near a Sky Train (BTS) or Metro station. It would make your life much easier although taking a taxi is very cheap.
President Palace Hotel Bangkok
18 Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)2 120 8888 Fax: +66 (0)2 120 8899
I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos. This might not interest most of you if you are not traveling to Bangkok in the near future, but I was hoping you could enjoy the interiors of the hotels we stayed at in Bangkok. I love peaking at different interior designs of hotels.
I feel like I have so much to do in order to update my blog while I have other things I need to do and I feel a little bit overwhelmed at the moment. I am glad I’m not traveling for a while after having two trips so close from each other. (Vietnam Trip was only 3 weeks before this trip.) I’ll try my best to update my posts as timely as possible. I have to do this soon otherwise, my memories will fade and I’m afraid that my posts won’t be as fresh as I want them to be.