Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn [Hotel Review]

 
THIRD HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IN THAILAND
 
Located in Bangkok’s city centre, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn gives savvy travellers easy access to business and leisure centres
 
 

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn in the bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand. Owned by TCC Hotels Group, the 184-room hotel marks the brand’s third property in the country and the second in the capital.
 
Just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport and with a central location in the Sathorn business district, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is in the heart of the city and close to all the major international corporate offices. Its prime location is also within walking distance to the vibrant Silom area, which is famous for its night shopping, dining and entertainment options.
 
Owned by leading Thai conglomerate TCC Hotels Group, it is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel to be owned by the group, who also owns InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels under IHG’s brand portfolio.
 
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn has direct access to commuter links with Chong Nonsi BTS skytrain just a short two minutes’ walk away, which will take travellers directly to destinations such as Asiatique, the Riverfront Night Market, Siam Paragon, one of Asia’s largest shopping complexes, EmQuartier, one of the latest luxury shopping complex, or the amazing Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). From the hotel, guests can take a leisurely walk to the majestic Chao Phraya River with its exciting markets and temples including The Emerald Buddha Temple and museum in a matter of minutes.
 
 
The Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn has a contemporary and artistic style within its premises.
It provides guests with a warmth feeling which made them feel good when they leave their rooms and return to the hotel as well. More pictures which prove the artistic statement would be shown later in this post.
 
 
Huge wall painting at the lobby which shows the bustling streets in Bangkok, Thailand.
 
Nice comfortable waiting area for the guests.
 
Guests can sit here at the lobby to use and surf the net..
I personally feel that this is very important. It provides connectivity for the guests to the world. Even though there is WiFi within the hotel, but sometimes its easier to use a desktop for certain matters like checking important emails and flights. If there is problem with the guest's phone/devices connecting to the WiFi, he/she can just use the desktop provided at the lobby for the moment.
 
Speaking about WiFi.. Each guest would be provided with a password to log-in to the hotel WiFi.
Remember! You NEED TO LOG-IN with the password to get the Full WiFi Connectivity provided by the hotel.
 
After you have log-in with your password to the hotel WiFi network..
the Speed is undeniably FAST!
 
 
Daily newspapers for your read.
 
 
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And so now let's head to my room!
 
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I like to open hotel rooms to see how it is like inside.. because every hotel room design is different and having that said.. you have that "Don't know what to expect" kinda feeling that makes it feel more like a surprise! haha..

Nice comfy and firm Queen size bed.
In this hotel they have it either a room with Queen size bed or a room with twin beds (2 single beds).
 
A Soft and Firm Pillow for you to choose from.
 
a side table that comes with a docking station to play your music and it can be used as an alarm clock as well.

Nice, Smart ALL-IN-ONE Open concept wardrobe with Safe, Mini Fridge and essential Coffee/Tea making area.

The kettle is clean and everything provided is placed neatly.

Toilet space is just right and everything is laid out neatly as well.

There are Hair Dryer, Shower Cap, Toothbrush with small toothpaste and a Sanitary Bag.
Only the things that you need would be provided for you.
Hence, everything there in the toilet is just right!
 
A note on the basin says..
 
SMART IS HAVING EVERYTHING YOU NEED.
SMART IS USING ONLY WHAT YOU NEED.
 
 
At Holiday Inn Express.. they have this STAY SMART idea.. in which they felt that travellers would spend much of their time outside than in the hotel room, be it for work or holiday. Hence, only the things that you need would be provided just the right amount for you.
 

A Power Shower with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels to rejuvenate and refresh guests after a day of exploring the city.
 
 
That is all about the room...
 
Let me bring you to the explore the other areas of the hotel.
 
 
On the way out to the lift.. there are area like this with some paintings on the wall which illustrate the life of the people in Bangkok. "Making it seems like an Art Museum suddenly".. but its pretty cool.. I actually stopped by to see what the picture is all about. It also added liveliness to the interim of the hotel. Thumbs up! :)
 
So here's the lift lobby on my level.. 3rd floor.
Very nice simple and modern design of the grey wall with some paintings at the side.

In front of the lifts there are two big paintings as well..
Very well drawn by the artist and truly illustrate how the life in Bangkok is like! :)
 
On the first floor.. these are the facilities they have.
Pls take note.. there is no swimming pool in this hotel.
 
Compact meeting room (up to 10 persons) which is inclusive of
- In Focus Projector & Screen
- Mineral Water & Mints

Laundry Room.

.. that comes with ironing boards and a sink on the right side.
 
The Fitness Centre - My favourite place! haha..
 
A flat screen television is provided inside for your own entertainment.
 
 
These are the same brand of weights that Singapore Safra Mount Faber EnergyOne Gym use too, ZIVA
 
 
Mineral water and towels are provided there for you..
In addition, a remote control to select your TV channels.
 
myself.. posing a shot. ;)

this was the REAL training I had the night before..
It was really a good workout and a total SWEAT IT OUT!

 
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Alright let me bring you to the Great Room where you would have your breakfast!
 
 
But before that..
 

READ THIS: In a hurry?
Skip the queue and head to the Grab & Go counter to pick up a beverage, muffin and fresh fruit.
 
STAY SMART!
 
So here's the Great Room!
I was here abit late.. almost 10 am. Hence, there weren't many people here already! :P

But its really a nice place to have a good hearty breakfast..
with the generous amount of glass window which makes the place very airy n fresh!
 
So here's my breakfast!
A Simple One! :)
 
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Over here I would like to share with you a bit more about this place, Sathorn and where you can go.. should it be useful to your itinerary in Bangkok, havin' your stay at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn. :)
 
 
Sathorn is actually like a business district.. many white collared people populate around this area.
Sathorn Square is an office building which is very near to Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.. walkable distance for about 5 mins.
 
Nearby beside the Sathorn Square there is this massage place called Health Land.
They are pretty popular in Thailand for their professional massage services and prices are reasonable. But different branch would have different rates. So do call to check it out and also book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can google the nearest Health Land to you and call from your hotel room to book. If not, just seek assistance from the hotel staff at your Holiday Inn Express hotel.. I'm sure they would be more than willing to assist you.
 
The Health Land Spa and Massage place is usually like this.. a nice white house.

I'm sure you will enjoy it.
 
You can also take a BTS Train from Chong Nonsi station to Siam station to check out this popular MangoTango which serves really good Mango Sticky Rice! Chong Nonsi station is just on the main road outside Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.
 
 
 It was really Yummy!!
 
IF you do NOT want to go somewhere too far to have some nice decent food.. you can check out this chicken rice stall just beside Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn. It is inside an old hawker centre near the main road. It was really nice as well!
 
I enjoyed it very much for just about 40 baht with a nice bowl of soup and chilli sauce.
(40 baht is about S$1.60)
 
Hope these few suggestions are good enough to plan your itinerary with a stay at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn! :)
 
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Here's a summary of what Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn can offer:
 
·         Free and fast Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel to stay connected to loved ones and business associates
·         Free Express Start™ Breakfast  or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day
·         Great location in the middle of the Sathorn business district with easy access to various tourist hotspot
·         A fully-equipped fitness room to upkeep your fitness regime while travelling
·         A comfortable and restful sleep with high quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows
·         Refreshing power showers with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels to help guests stay revitalized
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is the eighth Holiday Inn Express to open in Southeast Asia, less than two years after the brand made its debut in the region. This hotel joins Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam and Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central as the third property in Thailand, followed by the Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, which opened in December 2014. As of now, Holiday Inn Express in South East Asia is rapidly growing its footprint across key cities like Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Jakarta, Bali, and many more across the region.
 
Intercontinental Hotels Group currently has 18 hotels across Thailand, offering a wealth of choice for travelers to the country, including three InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, one Crowne Plaza hotel, nine Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, four Holiday Inn Express hotels and one Hotel Indigo. The scale and diversity of the Intercontinental Hotels Group family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion - from an award-winning InterContinental resort to a city-centre Holiday Inn Express hotel.
 


Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn

Facilities: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Breakfast: 9/10
Cleanliness: 10/10

Overall Rating: 9/10



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