i oso going to stay at Pathumwan Princess in june. its going to be my 1st time there. but seems like a v nice place. heard they jus renovated the place. last time my shuttle service passed the hotel, looks good. to me i tink its worth the money cos of location and comfort. its very near national stadium bts and very near siam sq. but dont think beauty parlour complementary leh. never heard of tat before. but their tantara spa looks good though abit exp compared to others outside. think i'd b going to their tantara spa cos more convenient and oso citibank credit cards got 15% discount.
another hotel u can consider is novotel siam square. its near pathumwan princess oso. i stayed at novotel previously. its cheaper than pprincess but rooms of cos not as posh.
any of u been to platinum fashion mall? heard alot of good reviews about that place from another forum. wat do u gals think of my itinery :
1st nite (arrive at 10+pm)
rest / suan lum market / patpong
(can't decide wat to do on the 1st nite)
morning & afternoon:
MBK (if got time)
Loy Nava Dinner Cruise (6pm)
Suan Lum / Patpong
Morning / Afternoon:
Chatuchat market (Hubby only)
SPA (Me only)
Mani / Pedi (MBK, Me only)
Siam Sq / Siam Paragon
Dinner around Siam area
MBK (if got time)
checkout & go to airport
wat do u girls think??? is this plan possible? anyone know what time is checkout in pathumwan princess?
Swing_me: Definitely cheaper booking by internet online, can save abt $70 to $100 per 3night. You can even save more even if have triple sharing.
Since you have Pathumwan Princess on your list then take it up, its the best.
babykhoo: You have only abt 2hrs for shopping at Suan Lum on first day.
just for your info, Siam Sq and Siam Paragon are abt 800m apart. MBK is opp Siam Sq, so you should put it as MBK/Siam Sq. So most prob you would visit siam paragon follow by MBK then Siam Sq.
You missed out Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market stuff are much cheaper and better than Suan Lum although not as many as Suan Lum.
So 2nd day, Go Pratunam Market 1st then Platinum Mall cos its nearby only.
i didn't buy the bears but i saw them selling at CTC & suan lum... not sure wat much it cost thou ... there's oso a wedding shop in siam sq, soi 4 or 5 (think opp row fr macways tailor) wh specialises in such stuff, but some stuff abit old fashioned thou..
pathumwan princess is a verie gd hotel. i stayed there in march. yup, they have renovated the grand lobby and the restaurants on the 2nd and 3rd flr recently, i am sure u will love the hotel. my frens, my hubby and i fell in love with the hotel the moment we stepped into it. the lobby is so grand looking!
the breakfast spread is quite gd too! so i'm sure u'll enjoy yr stay there. it's a comfort to return to your room and flung yrself on to their bed aft a day of tiring shopping... their comforters are so soft and fluffy! kekeke
u kw, the hotel room is so comfy until my frens had a hard time in wanting to step out of it. my hubby and i had to drag them out of their rooms daily. haha...
oh, as for tantara spa, they have some disc for those who stay at pratumwan princess, but i forgot how much is the disc liao. actually wanted to go, but we shopped until we have no time to do so, no time even to soak in the jacuzzi. we shopped and shopped at MBK. we were still shopping away at MBK before we chked out. heehee...
lastly, if u love icecream, and try the icecream at the coffee lounge of the hotel lobby. 50baht per scoop.
The breakfast spread at Pathumwan Princess was very good. However, I only managed to drag myself down for the breakfast on the 2nd day. Like what christine has mentioned, the bed was so comfortable that I refused to get off the bed.
Btw, we were given complimentary 30-min head massage at Tantara spa. Also upon checking in, someone brought us up to the room personally and briefed us on the various facilities that are available.
thanks for feedback on pprincess. didn't expect pprincess to be so "high class" leh. how was tantara spa? did u take the complimentary head massage? i thinking of going there everyday for spa. hehehe.......can't wait.
I'be gg to bangkok on 8 Oct to 14 Oct. Do you all find that it's too many days. Cos my friends is now laughing at me as they are asking how come I've book for so many days. Do you all find that it's too many days? And if possible would also appreciate it if someone could give me some ideas on where to shop & eat..
sillyme: The price range is ard $200++/room/night for Pathumwan Princess.
You can book from www.asiarooms.com
Ms_Blur: Very early. half a year. Anyway its good if you got a cheap budget flight. The cons is you never know what will happen on that day. Your date might clash with the election day. Not very sure abt that. Check it out..
Prime Minister Thaksin has return back to his position. Bangkok is going to start their rally again after the King's birthday in June!!! I guess it wouldn't be a good idea to depart after King's birthday for those who have not booked your trip.
icy: yeah.. its one of the famous restaurant which won several awards in Bangkok not only for food, but for the restaurant theme and design. Did anyone tried the crispy fried small crabs. Kinda ex, but heard its the restaurant specialty/recommendation
I am back from BBk, trip was tired as we walked most of the days to shopping, hubby crazy, from Eastin walked all the way to MBK, Siam Paragon, then to WTC last stop Big C, then from there walked back to hotel. We also tried from Central walked all the way back to Eastin. by the end of the day, we went for foot massage..
Eastin Hotel are clean and big, I dont mind staying there again, their staffs are real friendly and helpful. They do not provide kettle for hot water, but I requested and they brought us hot flask everyday. Breakfast spread ok la.. not very good but cant ask much too..
Incoming is FREE.. heehee. I remember me and hubby brought 1 cabin luggage and 1 bigger luggage to check in. bigger luggage was 1/3 full only, when I come back all luggage is full plus 1 carton of goodies.
anyway I cant advise u now.. cos i think prices are higher now, but anyway u can use credit card in shopping centres.
ping, they say the voting will be in october.. so I guess June will be too early for mass rally.
Hi purple rain,
woah.. welcome welcome.. heehee how abt staying at serviced aprt? I think it could be cheaper.
Purple Rain - Within the Pratunam area, First House Hotel will be cheaper than Eastin. It is even cheaper than Asia Hotel (around the Siam Sq / MBK area, possibly due to location).
Bangkok City Inn should cost marginally more than First House Hotel, so it is really the location of where you would prefer to stay, as Bangkok City Inn is closer to Central World Plaza / 4-faced Buddha Erawan Shrine.