Oriental Hotel Amenities

Jul 27th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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Orgy7,

Goodie! I will raid the maids cart and get a year supply of soap and shower caps!! Just what I have always wanted! Maybe they will even throw in a few mini bottles of Grey Goose Vodka and a bag of almonds!

Guenmai,

Good idea to stay in a budget room on our first night since we actually arrive in the wee hours of the morning. Doesn't make sense to spend the big buck on a very short morning stay (even with all that free soap, orgy7!).

For those of you that have expressed concern that I am talking a bout a 2 night stay, no need to worry. We will spend another 2-3 nights on our way back at the end of our trip and we will then stay in much more modest accomodations.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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Why don't you save the splurge till the end of your trip? You'll have it to look forward to, you won't be jet lagged and can fully enjoy the place, and you won't be tempted to compare everyplace you stay afterwards to the luxe ones.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Kim,

Although that is a good idea, the reason we are wanting a nice hotel at the beginning of our trip is because we will be spending a fair amount of time in our hotel recovering from jet lag.

At the end of our trip we plan on spending our time out and about exploring.

We have splurged before at the beginning of a trip to chill out and it is a nice way to start a trip.

Thanks!
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Jul 27th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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I also think you should say the deluxe hotel for the end of your trip/

Re: bathrooms and amenities-- in standard rooms the Oriental also provides free bottled water in as much quantity as you want, a huge number of toiletries, separate toilet, shower stall and separate tub, huge vanity and two sinks.. sh and wquTo5hi
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Jul 27th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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Sorry-- the above got sent before I was ready. I can't remember if there was a tv in the bathroom or not but I don't think there was. There was, of course, a phone. Towels are checked and changed each time you leave the room.

We also got free hors doeurves each night in our room but I don't know if everyone gets that or just returning guests. I know the fruit and flowers and water are for everyone.

Check in is done in your room -- no waiting at a desk. Someone comes up with you with all the forms etc and you register in your room while having something cold to drink.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 03:01 PM
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glorialf:
Thanks, last time I checked it seemed alot higher....Oriental here we come!
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Jul 27th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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Eurotraveler-- bottom line the amenities will be about the same. The difference will be the atmosphere and only you can tell which one you and your boyfriend will prefer.

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Jul 27th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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Also check with Am Ex -- especially if you have one of their platinum cards. Their rates are usually the best around. Ask for their fine hotel rate if you can get it.
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Jul 28th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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We stayed at the Peninsula recently, and we have never stayed anyplace as luxurious, elegant, etc. - and we have traveled for years.

We paid $206 per night (online), our room was gorgeous, and it included all taxes and an exquisite buffet breakfast every morning.

I liked the atmosphere better than the Oriental, though I'm sure many hotels would be very good.

This was superb!!!
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Jul 28th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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i think the stay at the end of the trip would really make sense and would leave you with the most wonderful feeling about the whole trip...

if you cannot do that for whatever reason then i would go right to the lux hotel at the beginning....don't stay in a cheap place the first nite...live it up...you won't sleep much when you get there anyways and you want it to be lovely...and comfortable...go right from the airport to the good hotel and don't worry about moving the next day...

for a 2 day stay or even 3 days i would not move from one hotel to another and i am one who moves around a lot in bkk...(ok---marriott to marriott--thought i would beat my fan club)
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