Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Centric Ratchada Hotel, Bangkok

The Centric Ratchada Hotel, Bangkok

Stayed in this hotel in Bangkok since it was conveniently located for me during that specific trip. It is around the corner of the Fortune Tower IT Mall and it's located within a 5 minute walk from Rama 9 MRTA subway station.
Being located at the corner of Ratchadapisek and Ding Daen and very near Asoke junction on Sukhumvit, the location is central and very good.
It's also close to Bangkok's Suvarnabumi airport, it took me 30 minutes during the day time from the hotel to the airport.

The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Upon arrival I was transferred to 3 different rooms before I finally had a room with wifi connection. Only certain floors have wifi, so make sure you get on to the right floor, the 8th floor is one of those floors that supports wifi. At the reception cards can be purchased.

The hotel seems to be popular with Asian travel parties, Chinese mainly but there were plenty of other Asian travellers in the hotel when I was there.

Breakfast was very Asian but had also toast and eggs to offer, a bit meagre on the Western side.

The rooms were ok but all 3 rooms that I got to see smelled very strongly of tobacco, a typical Asian feat it seems.

The rooms itself were pretty non descript although rather spacious with a separated shower/bathroom/wardrobe (with safety box) area.

The lobby was big but lacked atmosphere.

The hotel is located in a small soi which may be hard to find, although Bangkok taxi drivers tend to know it. The soi has a few interesting small shops and restaurants to show.
The room rate was good, just below 1.500,-THB including breakfast and all taxes.

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