Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hotel Review-The Tawana Bangkok

Ive been to Bangkok countless of times and for most of my stays there, the usual option of accommodation would be budget hotels around Silom and Patpong area. But for this particular trip in late October 2009, i was tempted to (at least for one night) have a feel of luxury at this 4* establishment located in the middle of Bangkok's nightlife district.

The Tawana Bangkok is located in Surawongse Road which is just within a walking distance to the red-light district of Patpong and the ever crowded Patpong night market. I really love this area, regardless of it seediness, as it offers you a first hand account of what Bangkok is all about...gogo bars...strip dance...fake goods....spicy and delicious foods...things you can't experience in Malaysia..i would say??

ok..on to the review.I arrived at Bangkok around midnight thanks to the delay of my Thai AirAsia flight from KL. Taxi from the airport cost me almost THB500 including midnight surcharge. Tired and hungry (as i had to work that morning and rushed to the airport from my office)i was greeted with a small lobby with a twirling stair leading up to the reception area. Reception was friendly and fast and my bag was taken by the porter to my room promptly.

The first room that they gave to me had a blocked sink and i requested for a change.The porter immediately went down to the reception and got the key for my new room. My first sight of the room......

not bad...though furnishings look like someting out of the 80's..the room is spacious and the bed is massive...

all the usual frills of a 4* hotels are in place..bathrobes..amenity box...well stocked fridge..and to make it more personalized and for you to feel welcomed, i found a small card neatly placed on the bed stating the housekeeper's name who had made and prepared your bed for the nice!

writing table

lets see the washroom...nice marble flooring and tiles...sorry forgot to take pics of the amenity kits...but it was well stocked and sufficient...

as i was deprived of food since lunch and Thai AirAsia flight operated by a Boeing 737 doesn't served any rice based menu (on which i was craving for at that time) i decided to order something from the room service which looks tempting was the Thai Salad and as they are having a promotion for Haagen-Dasz...i ordered one small tube as well to fill my empty stomach...

the food was delicious and the ice-cream reallly complement it all.the next morning's breakfast buffet was the usual chores..pastries..western and thais selections..i only had some cereals and fruits as im cautious of the foods not being halal..forgot to take photos of the buffet spread but it was nothing interesting.

well all in all, the Tawana had been a great hotel with the price that ive paid for. I was also provided with complimentary drink selection at its bakery/cafe which i didnt utilize.

the staffs had been helpful and friendly and if you are looking for a comfortable mid-luxury stay in Bangkok..i gladly propose for you to try the Tawana Bangkok.

Rating out of 5 : 3.5

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