Trip to Bangkok -
I stayed at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok from June 27th to June 29th 2008 in connection with a business trip. I have been to Bangkok (see Bangkok trip report from 2007) a few times before and I have stayed at hotels like Lebua, Rembrandt, Majestic, Dusit Thani etc so I feel that I do have some experience when it comes to Bangkok hotels. The purpose of this visit was just rest and relaxation. Please check this Bangkok Google map that I have made to see the location of the hotel. The hotels I have stayed at in Bangkok are marked with yellow pins.
We arrived at the hotel in the evening and check it went pretty fast. I was assigned to room 2007 on the 20th floor. The service was good upon arrival by the way…they helped us with our suitcases and it was sent to my room a few minutes after I had gotten there. When I came to my room and opened the door the room was bigger than expected. First of all there was a small hall with tiles before you got into the actual room which had carpet on the floor.
The bed was huge and had lots of big pillows. The bed was also very comfortable and I slept like a baby while I was there. The room also contained a small chair for relaxing, a work desk with two chairs, a big flat screen TV on the wall in front of the bed (with a DVD player) and a small mini bar. Unfortunately the hotel does not offer free Internet access but as we were done with our business I as able to get by without this. BUT I have to say that I would like to see free Internet at every hotel I stay at.
The room had a separate wardrobe room with space for the suitcase, there were lots of hangers and there was also a big safe with room for the laptop…quite clever :-) The bathroom was big but pretty old fashion in style…and the greenish tiles are not very pretty in my opinion. But it was a very nice layout and it contained a bathtub, a big shower corner and lots of huge towels :-) Around the sink I found amenities heaven by the way…it included everything that you normally find but also toothbrush, shaving kit, talcum powder, mouth wash etc…simply impressive.
pool area at the Sheraton is quite nice. It is not just a big pool with lots
of chairs around it…instead it is a pool with lots of plants and
vegetation…I guess you get a feeling of swimming in the jungle. And it you
have a tender skin like me it is also easy to find some shade. The health
club looked OK and I never did get to test out the SPA so I can't comment on
also had a buffet there one night and I think it was about 1500 THB (45
USD). But for this we got access to all sorts of good stuff and it was hard
to decide where to start. I had parma ham, caprese salad, Parmesan cheese
etc for starter. For main there was a wide selection of meat, fish, prawns,
sushi, oysters etc. The dessert table include so much good stuff and they
even had a chocolate fountain…I don't think I have ever seen that
before…apart from in Charlie and the chocolate factory maybe.
Sorry for the bad photos by the way. I did bring my camera so all the pictures are taken with my SonyEricsson cell phone.