Thursday, December 31, 2015

Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok

I finally stayed back at this hotel again last August-2015.   This is my second stay at this hotel, being the first stay was more than 10 years ago (2003 I think).

From the decor and layout, you probably can tell that this hotel is quite old, probably as old as I am :)

As SPG Platinum, I have been upgrade to 1 bed room suite with a very nice view of the river.   The room was at 18f, which is a bit inconvenience as I need to change lift to go to club lounge.

These are the view taken from my room.   Sitting on the sofa facing to the window overlooking the river.   I like the view especally around sunset time where you can see the change of the scenery and the lightful boats nearby waiting for dinner cruise.

 Here are the pictures of the rooms.   The bath room has 2 doors, which can be accessed from bath room or from outside.  Hence if you have visitor that needs to use the bath room, you can still keep the privacy of your bed room.

The hotel has a resort type facilities with 2 swiming pools, one is overlooking the river.

The hotel provide a boat shuttle to Saphan Thaksin BTS which make the access to the hotel is less painful.   The boat runs every half hours on the hours and half of hours from the deck behind the hotel and depart 10 minutes later from Saphan Taksin.

In general, I feel the hotel is ok if you are in Bangkok and want to have a relaxing time with a nice river view.   Although the hotel is a bit dated and busy (many groups, as it is a huge hotel), I found it is comfortable enough and sometimes the hotel offers a very attarctive place.

But if you need a lot of traveling around Bangkok, perhaps this hotel may not be ideal for the stay