Hotel Review 2018 – Mandarin Hotel Bangkok – managed by Centre Point, Thailand

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After sooooo long, and lamenting about the fact that I barely saw much of Bangkok even though I have like 2 or 3 different Bangkok stamps on my passport… some of my best friends and I finally planned and went to Bangkok for a whole week…

For the first half of the week, we stayed at a pretty nice and cosy hostel in Silom, I Sleep Silom, ran by a lovely lady and her friendly team…

It was a pleasant stay and well, we were out of the hostel early morning and back in the evening.. since we wanted to soend more time sighseeing etc then…

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But towards the last half of the week, we upgraded our accomodations since we wanted a more relaxing stay so we did not get sooo tired once we got back to KL… The last two days were spent in one of the best hotels in Bangkok Mandarin Hotel.

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I was surprised to know that the Mandarin Hotel which is managed by Centre Point is actually pretty pretty old and was actually opened in 1968 and over the years earned an unsurpassed recognition as a luxury hotel….

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Anyway, people and places age with time and so the Mandarin Hotel was given a major renovation and facelift back in 2012 and finally reopened in 2013 which made it pretty swanky, classy, modern and just as good as any other luxury hotel around Bangkok

Conveniently located on Rama IV Road which is pretty close to the major business districts, shopping area, tourist attractions and the nightlife of Sukhumvit area, you can easily walk to the MRT Sam Yan Station….

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I was already stunned when my hired car turned into the hotel and I gingerly stepped out into such a classy hotel which did kind of made me feel just a little out of place in my messy travel clothes and sweaty self since we just got in from a day trip to Damnoen Saduak floating markets and the Maeklong Railway Market….

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How not to.. when the lobby area was just so huge, luxurious and classy… with the some what sparkly polished marble floor elegant looking sofas and the glorious bouquet of flower arrangement in a huge vase on a table at the entrance…

Everything looks aesthetic and high class and I could imagine a grand event happening with dashing men in tuxedoes and gloriously dressed women in swaying evening gown sweeping across the lobby…. (ok ok lets not get too carried away…)

I could almost imagine the smartly dressed bellmen and concierge getting me thrown out… but no.. it was actually different.. they were all quickly assisting me in getting my pathetic baggage and plastic bags inside and politely asking me if they could be of assistance… hehehe…

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I then headed to the beautiful reception and was promptly checked in.. the front office staff then escorted us to the elevator and informed us how to use the ley card and so on….

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When I entered my guest room with twin beds and an extra bed (for the three of us) we checked out the spacious room beginning with their bathroom…

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I was certainly delighted to spot the Japanese washlet toilet with all the buttons to wash your derrierre, the lady bits, and even for dryong the lady bits… you can control the water pressure, nozzle position and all… This made me so reminiscense of my Japanese trip….

Our room came with an automatic window curtain and when opened, faced the pool below and the neighbouring condo… with natural sunlight coming…

The premier room comes with either twin beds or a king sized bed.. but since there were three of us bunking in, we opted for twin beds and an extra bed (for a minimal charge) neat and clean…

My room comes equipped with a 40″ LED flat-screen satellite TV, reasonably good Wi-Fi internet connection, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, free snacks and even soft drinks in the minibar…

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Just for your info, the Mandarin Hotel is pretty close to Chinatown, Temple of the Golden Buddha, Hua Lamphong Train Station and the business district of Silom and Sathorn..

Other facilities of the hotel I loved was the Fitness Centre… which was just such a lovely place with a place to chill…

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… and the gorgeous olympic sized swimming pool… we had a great time at the pool lazing in the sun and soaking in the salt water pool…

Breakfast is complimentary for hotel gueats and served at the coffee house.. and I did really love the breakfast here which included a pancake machine which make pancakes.. sangkaya buns… and etc..etc… was really spoilt for choices…

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For more info on Mandarin Hotel Bangkok (managed by Centre Point) please check out their website www.mandarin-bkk.com

Add -662 Rama IV Rd,
Bang Rak,
Khet Bang Rak,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
Bangkok

Note: Thanks to Places and Foods for the hotel recommendation….and to Mandarin Hotel Bangkok for hosting us…

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