We stayed at the Prince Palace Hotel on our first trip to Bangkok. We were extremely tired on arrival as the UK is a fair distance to travel from. We took a taxi to the hotel from suvarnabhumi Airport to our hotel, it took around 30 minutes which was great.
On arrival we were surprised to see the entire street littered with market stalls, this was right outside the door of the hotel. With blurry eyes we checked ourselves into reception. Our room was not ready for us so a quick nap on the sofa in the hallway was handy but not really ideal.
We were told our room was going to be two hours. We were not impressed but what can you do apart from wait. Eventually the room was ready and a good few hours of sleep were caught up on. The family suite itself was ideal. Extremely clean, spacious and the view was amazing. You could literally see as far as the eye could see over Bangkok.
We had a minibar, kettle, bathroom accessories, TV, Wi-Fi in certain areas, air conditioning and room service with reasonable prices and really yummy food. We were quite high up on the 26th floor so it was peaceful, no market noise up there!
If your one to take to the gym then your in luck, a good sized gym is on offer during your stay.
Outside was the Coconut Pool Bar & Sunset Beer Garden, inside the hotel you actually have seven restaurants to choose from, so your never going to be stuck for delicious meals. The restaurants inside are all different from Cantonese to sushi. The price of these were quite good, the usual for cocktails in Bangkok around 500 baht each and a full chicken meal for around 900 Baht. The menu had various meals, a good price we thought, kids also have plenty to choose from. The evening atmosphere is a joy, kids are able to swim whilst adults sit and relax with them in view. Or you could take advantage of the Darawadee Spa to melt away any left over jet lag.
Inside the rest of the hotel was pretty amazing, it was a four star but really with the size and interior structure and facilities it could really be a five star hotel, maybe the markets outside let it down slightly, but we have to remember Thai people have to make a living too.
The hotel was situated a little away from the town centre, nothing a tuc tuc couldn’t manage, there on every corner. A under cover Market was close by, you can buy anything you wish. The hotel did have maps and leaflets to show information on the transport system, always a help when in Bangkok. It takes around fifteen minutes to get into the town centre. Once their, everything is at hand. Its is nice to be a little out of the way as the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming mixed with the heat.
Overall the hotel was a good choice, they do help when required and give a nice welcome to all their guests. The luggage staff are very helpful as there were a few steps up into the hotel. We would definitely stay at the Prince Palace again when we return to Bangkok.
If your ever in Bangkok check this hotel out!