Which of these 3 Bangkok Hotels?

Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 02:02 PM
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Which of these 3 Bangkok Hotels?

I have found 3 Riverside hotels which have had good reviews (tripadvisor and this board) for 4 nonweekend days in Feb. The Menam $55 us,the Royal Orchid 120 and the Marriot 135 (taxes inc). Are these 3 close by and are the Royal Orchid and Marriot worth twice the price in your opinion..and if so why? Thanks
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 02:23 PM
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..sorry I posted twice! I thought I had a glitch.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 02:55 PM
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I would choose the Royal Orchid Sheraton as the location is excellent. The Mariott is on the other side of the river and is a little off the way.
Menan too is ok. But the Menan is not like to Royal Orchid. In front of the Royal Orchid as you walk towards the bank on the opposite side of the road they have excellent foot massages costing only a few dollars as well as good restaurants.

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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 04:56 PM
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travelbunny, Do a search on this site. The Royal Orchid Sheraton and Marriott have been written about to death.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 05:29 PM
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..Thanks everyone. I did look up both the Orchid and Marriot..I really wanted to try to figure out whether to pay twice as much for one of these as compared to the Riverside Menan.
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I just stayed at the Royal Orchid Sheraton, for one night, in August.I've eaten there many times on many past vacations to BK.I have stayed in many hotels in BK and I definitely didn't like the Royal Orchid and personally would not return. I had a standard room, but was shown several rooms at the Clu?) or whatever they call it level...Oh, the Towers, and it wasn't for me. I found the rooms dark and very clostophobic and overpriced, in my opinion. But, to each his own. Happy Travels!
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I don't know how the little yellow face got into my above post...interesting. There must be a glitch in this computer I'm using. Happy Travels!
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Old Dec 7th, 2004, 02:21 PM
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MARRIOTT...
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Old Dec 7th, 2004, 02:28 PM
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We have to go with the marriott also! Yes it is on the other side of the river so take that into account. Also just get the standard room!
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we stayed at the Marriott riverside in october. we had originally booked the menam butthanks to bob...we booked via priceline. we loved the marriott, its a resort...nice grounds, pool, spa and
easy to get around via the river or taxis.
we also went and saw the menam...no comparison...looked like a group hotel...
nothing fancy but adequate.
i look forward to staying at the marriott next year.
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guenmai; how long is your nose getting?
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Old Dec 9th, 2004, 08:21 PM
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Thanks everyone for comments! I am presently mulling things over and checking the budget..will keep you posted.
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We stayed at both the Marriott & Sheraton in October. The Marriott is MUCH superior to the Sheraton. I consider the Marriott being across the river a plus. They give you a bottle of water and cold towel every return trip. The short boat ride itself is rather pleasant.
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I got a deluxe river view room at Marriott for only $80 using Priceline-- I first checked www.biddingfortravel.com to find out how much to bid and in which area to "guarantee" we would get the Marriott-- I agree with all posters: Fabulous hotel!
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Kuranosuke....What? You've lost me? Happy Travels!
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guenmai; i was referring you both your 12/6 posts, and thought you might be fibbing abit, so pinocchio........
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susan, i am glad u got the marriott on priceline! Thats what i was going going to do but after seeing so many people get stuck with the holiday inn i decided to just get it another way! I am glad you got it!
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