It’s the first hotel I stayed in Bangok, and I’ve stayed there several times since, so couldn’t wait to write up a review. The Intercontinental is part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, a hotel group known worldwide for superior hotels and service and the Intercontinental in Bangkok is no exception.
Intercontinental Hotel Staff – From the minute you walk through the doors of the Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok and are greeted by the doorman and by a valet rushing to get your suitcases, you know you’re going to be staying somewhere special. The reception staff is immediately welcoming and accommodating, your bags are in your room at the same time as you are, and the attentive service is so impeccable, you can’t believe it’s real.
During my last stay at the Intercontinental with some friends, we wanted a room facing the skytrain rather than the back view, and the reception staff was more than happy to change rooms.
In The Fireplace Grill, one of the hotel’s restaurants too, the service is superb with water glasses being refilled promptly, food arriving piping hot and exactly what you ordered, and an air of luxury hangs over everything they do. The service at the Intercontinental is so perfectly Thai, you realize why so many people rave about the place.
Intercontinental Hotel Rooms – The rooms at the Intercontinental in Bangkok are superb. Renovated just a couple of years ago, they are gorgeously designed (ours was in different shades of beige), and come complete with huge beds, cable TV, a DVD player, a in-room coffee maker with a plentiful supply of coffees and teas, a mini bar, refrigerator, high speed internet and ironing board, iron and hairdryer.
The bathroom too is gorgous, all beige marble and fancy glass, with plush robes and slippers. And our (requested!) view overlooking the skytrain and the city was fabulous. At $200 a night, the price isn’t cheap but oh, it’s so worth it. Just to feel you’re having a night or two of perfect luxury is better than anything else I can imagine.
Intercontinental Hotel Restaurants – The Bangkok Intercontinental Hotel is wonderful for choice of restaurants. There are 6 restaurants in the hotel, so something to suit every taste. We ate at The Fireside Grill, in the hotel lobby, where they serve perfect food – try the Australian lamb chops or the Phuket lobster – unbelievable.
There’s also Grossi Trattoria and Wine Bar, the Summer Palace that serves amazing Cantonese Chinese food, Espresso (where you can try tiny portions of everything they serve and then larger portions of the food you love), Choc! (unbelievable handmade chocolates), and The Deli, where perfect sandwiches in an elegant setting are all in a day’s work (and don’t forget to try the scones – lovely!)
Location of Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok – The Intercontinental Hotel has one of Bangkok’s prime locations. It’s next to the Chidlom sky train station, across the street from Starbucks, two large malls, a Boots chemist, at least 100 more restaurants, next door to Gaysorn Plaza (one of Bangkok’s most exclusive malls) and a block down from Central World Plaza, which is now the largest mall in South East Asia (and the best!).
It’s also within walking distance of many Bangkok attractions, including the famous Erewan Shrine, which is right across the street on the corner.
If you’re looking for a night or two staying in the lap of luxury, then don’t pass up the Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok. Room prices begin at around $130 a night for a Standard Room with a King size bed, and go up to more than $500 a night for a 67 square meter Intercontinental Suite, with stunning panoramic views.
The Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok is located at 973 Ploenchit Road in Patumwan, right next to the Chidlom BTS sky train station. You couldn’t ask for a better hotel from which to navigate Bangkok.