It’s that time again. After a month of R&R it’s time to head back to work.
Thing is, I don’t go direct to work…. I stop off in Bangkok and Dubai on the way. And why not?
Plenty of Rats about this weekend, so 3 nights in Bangkok should be plenty of time to catch up. All that’s needed is a Hotel. Some of you may know about my ongoing quest to find the perfect hotel. The other month I thought I found it – The Landmark near soi 4. I do like it. The only thing I am not too keen on are the prices of the room service and the cafe out front. Still, premium hotels command premium prices I guess?
So it was almost the Landmark Hotel that was to accommodate us – until Miss Tim suggested we give Grande Center Point at Terminal 21. A good suggestion as we planned to spend a lot of time in the T21 shops, restaurants and cinema. Also handy for Cowboy. All good arguments for staying there, but whar really swung it was the website advert said the rooms have a FREE MINIBAR! Oooo yes. Take my money now.
All in all.. with the tax, hidden charges, hidden tax, made up tax and ++ of something else, the Grande Delux Room worked out 5,500 bht per night. Similar to the Landmark – but the Landmark doesn’t have a free minibar. Now, I don’t want to sound like a Trip Advisor review – but this might be handy for those of you who maybe looking for a decent hotel in these parts.
Check-in was a breeze. All I had to do was sign my name and we were shown to the room. Pretty nice. Bigger than the Landmark, great views, modern and comfy.
Can’t say I was impressed with the Free Minibar.
Room Service menu is not bad and is not overpriced. A burger/fries cost 240 and a Spag Bol 200 bht. Not bad, not bad at all.
The best part the hotel is the location…. you can go from the Lobby into the Shopping Mall. No BTS, no sidewalks, no taxi’s… no people! I’ll forgive them the minibar for that alone.
I’m one of those people that do tend to spend time in the hotel room, rather than sitting in any bar that is open all day. It’s a nice room and pleasant to stay in. Sitting on my computer, looking over Asoke area 22 floors up. Yeah, nice.
Very pleasant stay indeed. T21 – I’ll be back.