dusit princess srinakarin

it was my second time to visit bangkok, thailand.  i wasn’t there this time to see some tourist spots but instead to meet some friends who are based in the city.  i was looking for a nice hotel to stay which was mid-range priced and in bangkok, you wouldn’t have a hard time checking for one for i think it is one city that have the most best hotels you can find.

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i chose to stay in one of dusit’s property in bang na district, dusit princess srinakarin.  this hotel is only a 15-minute drive from suvarnabhumi international airport.

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i had to wait for a few hours for check-in for i arrived too early.  i left my luggage in the concierge which they happily accepted as i went to walk around the mall which was nearby.

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after a few hours, i went back to check-in.  i have made a booking  for my 3d2n in advance by contacting their reservations department.

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the room i got was at the fifth floor.

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the deluxe room i booked was actually upgraded into a junior suite.

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a spacious work desk, 32-inch LCD flat screen television and dining area.

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wired and wireless high-speed internet access, direct dial telephone and stationery kit.

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living area and there is also a fridge with min-bar plus coffee and tea making facilities.

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in-room safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobe / bedroom slippers.

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the room has a separate shower and bath tub.  as you can notice, it’s completely spotless.

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upgraded bath amenities are included for the junior suite room.

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a fully equipped fitness center is available at the ground floor.

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the swimming pool for one’s enjoyment.

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i had buffet breakfast in one of their restaurants, square one.  located on the lower ground level, it offers a view of the hotel gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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wine@53 has over 60 traditional and new world wine selections in stock.  i really don’t understand anything about wines for i am not a wine drinker myself – so maybe i need to read that “wine appreciation” book.

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i think one can never go wrong if you choose any of dusit’s hotels.  i also have stayed in dusit thani manila and it was also a superb experience.  luxury, excellent dining and thai-inspired accommodation all rolled up in one is how i can describe my stay at dusit princess srinakarin.

 

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thai chronicles: sawasdee bangkok

my plan to visit bangkok almost never materialized.  i was in dubai then for work and things just got ugly when i was about to go home as scheduled.  our personnel department informed me thru e-mail that my departure ticket to manila was cancelled and i do not have a reliever to fill in if i am going for days off.  i have told them that i have already booked a non-refundable, round trip flight ticket to bangkok, even the hotel i was staying in was already organized in advance.  my plea for consideration fell on deaf ears and unanswered e-mails.

i have worked for another four weeks before i was able to go for my days off.  i thought of cancelling my bangkok visit for i have already lost money due to the cancellations.  but still, there was this urge inside me to push through so after a few days after i arrived in manila, i booked another ticket and found myself flying to bangkok.

my flight from manila was actually rescheduled for about two hours, but the limo service that i have pre-arranged from the hotel was still there waiting for me when i arrived at suvarnabhumi airport.  the hotel i stayed in were from the vouchers i purchased from ensogo (that almost expired!).  it was in rembrandt hotel and towers, a four-star accommodation in sukhumvit road.

the deluxe room i stayed in was a corner room in the 11th floor (non-smoking), and offered a view of the chao phraya river.

Rembrandt Hotel and Towers’ Superior Rooms offer inviting, comfortable, elegantly decorated accommodation to business and leisure travelers who know the importance of value.  All Superior Rooms are spacious 30 square meters with bath room. The in room amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, LCD screen TV, pay per movie, in-house phone, mini bar and Rembrandt signature toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap. etc. The large bathrooms are all equipped with a bath tub, some with separate shower cubicle, dressing mirror, a hair dryer, hand basin and telephone. The comfortable beds, all with duvets, are available in king size or twin size, smoking or non smoking.

hotel rembrandt has a variety of restaurants and i chose to have dinner at red pepper, a bright, colourful restaurant that offers many thai specialties including a variety of unique vegetarian and fusion dishes.

i ordered one of their appetizer vegetarian specialties, poh pia je (vegetarian spring rolls) and their pad thai goong sod hor kai (fried noodles with king prawns wrapped in omelet).

my stay at rembrandt hotel was over all, satisfactory.