1 night hotel in Bangkok

Nov 30th, 2005, 06:00 AM
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1 night hotel in Bangkok

On a cruise with an overnight stay in Bangkok, need recomendation on a 4*hotel right in town; convenience is a priority. For sight seeing, is it possible to do it on my own (with just 1 full day) or is it better to hire a guide?
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Nov 30th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Try the Intercontinetal- its righ in the middle of the shopping area.
I would hire Ratt for the entire day and have her take you to all the must see places- Grand Palace, JT House, Teak Mansion, night market. You will get more done by using her.
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Nov 30th, 2005, 06:36 AM
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I'd hire a driver to take you to Grand Palace/Emerald Buddha, Jim Thompson House and Wat Po. Start early in the morning. In the late afternoon take a klong trip that includes wat arun. Having a driver will enable you to save all your energy for sightseeing.

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Nov 30th, 2005, 06:47 AM
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julietaxi.com if you can't get a hold of Ratt as a driver. I personally haven't used a driver in Bangkok, but for one day I would recommend getting one. Happy Travels!
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Nov 30th, 2005, 10:54 PM
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It is possible to do it on your own. It would help to have a guide, but a driver is not necessary. You can take a river boat and walk to the Grand Palace, boat to Wat Arun, walk or taxi to Wat Po and taxi for Jim Thompson House. Instead of a guide, though, all you really need is a decent map and you can easily do it on your own.
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Dec 1st, 2005, 04:26 AM
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Doing it on your own is certainly possible but will cost you time and more importanly energy. Hiring Ratt or Julie- you will be able to do more and conserve your energy. Ratt can line up a number of attractions- best times to go and will drop you in front of each attraction- no walking or waiting- no stairs to climb, etc. You have one day so you can't waste time waiting for cabs/boats, walking to get these, etc.
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Dec 1st, 2005, 07:04 AM
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the location of your hotel really does NOT matter if you are going to be out all day on tour....for this reason and to get the best view of bkk, i would suggest the river as a #1.....drivers can easily get access to you there for the tour as well....cheapest is the marriott resort and spa, next is the sheraton orchid and the hilton milleneam, then the shangri-la and finally the peninsula and then the oriental....all are fabulous...i prefer the marriott overall but maybe not for a one day visit...sheraton might suit you well....

i second ratt or julie to assist....normally i would suggest you do it on your own but a driver could speed things along, would arrange the things in the best order and would know all the ins and outs of doing it....otherwise if you do it on your own you will only see a couple of things unless you are super organized....and don't discount the heat and humidity...they will knock you for a loop...the a/c car will allow for a quick refresh between stops and the driver would have cold waters for you as well....money well spent actually...

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Dec 1st, 2005, 07:07 AM
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for other hotels i would suggest the following: holiday inn silom, holiday inn bangkok on plenochit (new), intercontinental as bill suggests, hyatt, conrad, sheraton grande, westin grande, jw marriott, davis, rembrandt (low on my list but good location and excellent restaurants and cheaper than the others), majestic grande has a great rate now and is a new hotel....
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Dec 2nd, 2005, 02:13 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I have emailed Julie, no reply yet. I just emailed Ratt, hope she'll get back to me soon.
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