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.