I’ve never stayed at a bad InterContinental hotel, and the InterContinental Bangkok is no exception.
As I walked out of immigration at the new Bangkok airport I felt like I was a welcomed guest and my BMW limo was waiting to drive me to the hotel.
I’d heard nightmares stories about Bangkok traffic but it wasn’t until we were a couple of blocks away from the hotel on Ploenchit Road that the traffic really became heavy, bumper to bumper traffic. But that said, it only took us another 10 minutes or so to get to the hotel.
Upon arrival I was greated by name and whisked into a waiting lift to my room on the 28th floor. I’d been told a couple of days beforehand by e-mail that I’d been upgraded to an Executive Deluxe room because I am an InterContinental Ambassador member.
During the week I found that the bed and pillows were great, certainly some of the most comfortable that I’ve had in a while that allowed me to sleep like I was almost at home. The shower was huge within a standard sized, but not cramped, bathroom. The bathroom also has a bath that I didn’t use.
I did find the walls a little bit thin a couple of times, with noises from the adjacent rooms becoming annoying, but thankfully the interruptions were brief and infrequent.
The location of the hotel was great, right next to Chit Lom Skytrain station, and it was only a short walk or Skytrain ride to a whole heap of local shopping malls. MBK was probably a 15 minute walk away. Work was just 10 minutes away on the Skytrain at Ari.
I did use room service a couple of times, and the food was exceptional, though expensive by local standards. But that is to be expected in any quality hotel.
A great hotel that I will stay at next time I travel to Bangkok.