- Vie Hotel Bangkok
- Pullman Bangkok King Power
- Millennium Hilton Bangkok
- Maya Restaurant at Hilton Bangkok
We arrived in Bangkok around 6pm and surprisingly the rush hour traffic from the airport to the hotel wasn't as bad as we expected. It took around ~30 minutes only. The cab driver wasn't really sure where the hotel was when we told him the name of the hotel and thankfully, we had a pre-printed map of the hotel. On a side note, the cab ride over was rather interesting with the driver telling us that he was Chinese and he could converse fluently in Mandarin. He ended up telling us about his life story of how he learned Mandarin, his ex-wife, his views in life, etc.
The check-in process went by smoothly. We were upgraded to a suite room and offered welcome drinks thanks to my Aclub Gold Status. This was my first time also that we were personally escorted to the room and showed the features of the suite.
|Lydia with the welcome drinks|
WOW!!! That was our reaction when we entered the upgraded suite room. The suite consisted of a spacious living area, a bed room and a huge bath room complete with the largest bath we've seen before and a separate shower and toilet.
|Largest Bathtub Ever!|
|View from the bed|
|View of the bathroom|
After dinner, we headed back to hotel for some drinks at the bar.
We decided to have breakfast at the hotel just to see how good the food is at the hotel even though our room rate did not come with breakfast. There are definitely cheaper options around in Bangkok but we were not disappointed with our choice - it ended being the best breakfast we had on this trip! There was a wide selection of Asian and Western choices with fresh pastries, fruit, cereal, etc. What was cool was fresh honey straight from the honeycomb!
The hotel also has a spa but we didn't use it as it was overpriced per Bangkok standards. There are plenty of cheap massages in the Siam Square area.
Other notes, Vie seems to be the "cool" hotel for the Accor brand similar to what the W brand is to Starwood. It tries to be hip, young and trendy. The background music in the lobby, elevators and bar is constantly playing house music. The hotel doesn't also have an executive lounge for those who care but from my perspective, the large suite room and reasonably priced drinks at the bar made up for the lack of a lounge.
Vie ended up being the favorite hotel out of the 3 during our stay in Bangkok. The rooms were totally WOW, the location was close by all the malls, restaurants and massage places and the food in the hotel good. Vie is definitely on the list of hotels to stay in when we're in Bangkok.