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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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Nice Bangkok hotel for single traveler?

Hello - I will be spending 2 days in Bangkok (my first visit), and as a single woman I am looking for a safe, very nice (4-5 star) and centrally located hotel - close to public transportation with easy access to major sites. My budget is US $150-200/nt. Any recommendations?
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 06:28 AM
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IMO any of the 5 stars hotels will be safe for single traveler so I would choose a hotel that is either on the river(for view) or around Rajdamri road for convenience and a safe neighbourhood.

Recently a regular contributor here has posted about a great deal at the Renaissance hotel which is perfectly situated if you don't need a river view.
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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The Renaissance would, indeed, be a good choice. I have not stayed there, but have walked past it a number of times.

You might also look at the Sukhumvit area... the J W Marriott or the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit are both considered 5*. There are lots of dining options in the Sukhumvit area, and great people watching from outside dining terraces (although not at the J W or Sheraton).

I am often travelling as a single female to BKK. I stay along Sukhhumvit soi 8, Adelphi Suites, which is probably 3*, but very convenient for me. I love having the space of an apartment rather than a hotel room.

I'm not sure you can get a 4-5* river location for your budget, but then, I've not looked at staying along the river in a number of years.
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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do not worry one bit about being a single female and alone in bkk--it is not a problem

my suggestions in no special order:

shangri-la
royal orchid sheraton
peninsula--more $$
hilton
all the above are on the river

four seasons
renaissance
intercontinental
jw marriott
marriott mayfair--excellent location
majestic grande
emporium suites
sheraton grande
westin
bangkok holiday inn on plenochit
marriott courtyard
hyatt

all are in the bkk business/shopping areas
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 08:02 AM
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I second what Simpson recommended above: the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is an excellent choice. The SGS has a direct access to Asok BTS Skytrain station which also connects to Sukhumvit MRT subway station, this is an excellent location from which to explore Bangkok. See more: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/...-2#post-516165
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 08:25 AM
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As a single traveler, I didn't like staying by the river. My hotel was nice and the view was fantastic but the location was just too quiet for me.
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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I am one of those people who always stays by the river. I find teh river traffic endlessly fascinating. And for getting to some of the major sites, the public water taxis are perfect. The riverside hotels all have shutle boats to the Skytrain station.

You can get one of the riverside hotels in your budget. I always stay at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in the Towers. If you are going off-season, you might even be able to get a Towers room for your price, as they often run specials. (Towers rooms include breakfast and cocktails and canapes and desserts in hte evenings, plus some free laundry.

I agree, any of the hotels are safe. Bangkok is a safer city than any major city in the US.
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Sure, the riverside area is very nice and the Royal Orchid Sheraton (ROS) is a great choice. See here for my review of this wonderful property: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/...r-thread.5183/
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I second the choice for a river location for a first-time visitor, male or female, single or group. Just because the river is more of a Bangkok icon and a good compass point so you won't get too confused. Plus it's close to the National Museum and Grand Palace, famous Wats and so forth.

Of course if you are there on a weekend you should do Chatucak Market as well.

2 days is such a short time in Bangkok...
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the ROS has two pools... the one shown above but an even better one in the grounds of the portugese embassy next door--easy access.
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Old Jun 9th, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Www.amariwatergate.com

From $50 bidding price line

Better bidding.com

Www.Orel.com great deals cash back and a Facebook dc currently

Great deals for me if u do not want to bid.
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Amari.com/watergate the missing link above sorry

Otel.com

Crazy IPad changing letters on me sorry
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To turn off the IPad's auto correction: go to "setting" - "keyboard" & and turn off the auto-correction.
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Old Jun 9th, 2011, 05:22 AM
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As I'm sure you know, the problems with bidding on priceline is that you don't know where you are staying until after you've fully paid for your accommodations. Their definition of 5 star is not the same as anyone else's and their definition of areas are also different (lots of hotels they call riverside are quite a ways away from the river, for instance).
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Old Jun 9th, 2011, 06:46 AM
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I am sorry but the Amari Watergate is not a 5-star property by a long shot and it is NOT located in the Siam Square area either as claimed by priceline. Its location is rather off the main transportation arteries of Bangkok. Plus the OP indicated that her budget is US $150-200/nt so I don't believe Amari's lower rate is a factor here.
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Old Jun 10th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Thank you for all the responses. I certainly feel more comfortable about my trip. I have decided to stay by the river and have begun looking into the recommended hotels.
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Whilst the peninsula is my most favourite on the river, if I were a single traveller staying by the river I would certainly consider the Shangri la , mainly because the Krung threp wing is right next to the sky train.
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>>>I have decided to stay by the river and have begun looking into the recommended hotels.
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