Which Starwood in Bangkok?

Old Oct 14th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Which Starwood in Bangkok?

We are a couple, in BKK for two nights, want to see temples, night market, etc. Split between Sheraton Grande, Royal Orchid and Four Points. Any recommendations? We stayed in Le Meridient last time and found the area too seedy. I would like to be near at least a convenience store so we can buy water, food for breakfast etc. Thanks in advance!
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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My fave is the Royal Orchid Sheraton. It's right on the river, convenient for taking water taxis and there is a shuttle boat to the skytrain. There are convenience stores closeby. Most room prices include the lavish breakfast buffet.
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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my fav is the plaza anthanee..... ROS offers a nice location on the river but i find the hotel a bit old, but it has the best of the starwood pools...
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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if you did not like the area around the meridien, i don't think you would like the area around the grande...
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Thanks for the help - we are using points so that generally doesn't include breakfast. I think the ROS looks like a good deal and is a level below (redemption wise) the Sheraton Grande. Any thoughts on the new cheaper starwoods - aLoft and Four Points?
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http://www.otel.com/hotels/royal_orc...towers_bangkok

Best for points for me.

Right on the river in a good area closer to town than

the Grande which is also ok...area not as good

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Aloft are the newest they are trendy upscale nice

no clue bout the one in Bangkok though
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Blue Elephant ... In The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers ... Thara Thong, authentic Royal Thai restaurant is ...
http://www.at-bangkok.com/preview_ro...d-sheraton.php

Great Thai restaurant cooking school at royal Orchid too...
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IMO, the area around the Sheraton Grande is not nearly as seedy as the area around the Le Meridien, and there's a huge new shopping mall right across the street with a nice supermarket in the basement. The Four Points is very close by, and has some nice reviews by visitors. It's the newest.
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Old Oct 15th, 2011, 05:56 AM
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>>>Which Starwood in Bangkok?
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Old Oct 15th, 2011, 08:03 AM
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qw, The Blue Elephant isn't at the Royal Orchid! And while the RO has a lovely Thai restaurant offering Royal Thai cuisine, they do not have a cooking school.
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I was surprised in a good way by the Four Points on Soi 15.

Breakfast - very good food selection
Gym - weights and cardio, will do for short visits
Pool - a bit small, but nice rooftop location
Service - pretty good,check in and out is fast and efficient
Location - easy walk to asoke skytrain and a huge new shopping center that will might open in Nov.

Good value for points or points and cash.
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Anxious to experience that new mall at/by Asoke. Thanks for the reminder.

Michaelbkk, what about coming to Maeng's for our GTG on 22nd.

Carol

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Carol, planning on it.
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Old Nov 20th, 2011, 08:36 PM
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Hi, an update to this thread - I now see all the hotels in BKK available for our dates for cash + points.
We are leaning to Royal Meridien Plaza Athanee - thoughts?
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>>>Hi, an update to this thread - I now see all the hotels in BKK available for our dates for cash + points.
We are leaning to Royal Meridien Plaza Athanee - thoughts?
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PA - have stayed 5 times

Breakfast - superb food selection, good seating plan

Gym - small but functional, weights and cardio, will do for short visits

Pool - large, and not crowded, great for lap swimming

Service - outstanding

Executive lounge - my favorite in BKK.

Location - easy walk to skytrain
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