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Bangkok: Which is the best hotel? (2003 - 2007)

Bangkok: Which is the best hotel? (2003 - 2007)

Old Sep 19, 07, 5:18 pm
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I am a Platinum and I will be going to ROS in December. I booked two award rooms. Is there any suggestion how I can get them to put me on the tower level (the renovated suites).
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Old Dec 1, 07, 1:27 pm
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Just wanted to add my 2 cents after staying at both ROS and SGS...

Both offered excellent Plat recognition and had their advantages.

ROS is great for first-timers and those wanting to do the touristy things. Having both the hotels boat to the SkyTrain and the public boat next door to all the river stops is a great way to avoid traffic and see the city. Lounge is top notch with both breakfast and evening cocktails. There is not a whole lot in terms of restaurants within walking distance, but all the basic street food, 7-11, etc. Bottled water & fruit were endlessly refreshed.

SGS is a bit more business-y and upscale. Having the skytrain outside is a great way to get to all the malls and major commercial areas. There is also a lot to eat, shop and see withing walking distance. While no lounge, the offer of cocktails in 3 different venues + breakfast was great. Butler service brought up cappuccino as advertised and the packet with internet code was appreciated. Check-in desk was mobbed upon my arrival, but several agents took us out of line, asked us to have a seat in the lobby and checked us in while sitting down. Check in agent also escorted us to the room and reviewed all the amenities. The suite had decor and amenities on par with a St. Regis, Four Seasons or Ritz. No Pantene products in the bathroom here, it was Ferragamo!

Tip: at either hotel, don't forget to ask the doorman for the card with the hotel address in both English and Thai for easy taxi request back.

Starwood really shines in Thailand ^
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Old Dec 15, 07, 5:40 am
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Quick question to those with Plat status...

Between Royal LM and SGS, which of these two properties have better suites?

I am going to be concentrating my hotels stays in Bangkok between

SGS, IC, Royal LM, and Conrad (and may be Hilton when I see very low rates for a weekend day).
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Old Dec 15, 07, 7:17 am
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In my opinion the LM suites are far superior to those at SGS. Also they have a very nice lounge at LM. The SGS breakfast is the standard full buffet in the restaurant whereas the LM breakfast is the pared down lounge breakfast. Still plenty of options in my opinion. The only advantage I personally see to the SGS is that the SGS is a bit more accessible to the skytrain as you just walk out onto the bridge and in two minutes you are on the platform. At the LM you have to walk about 8 minutes and climb a few flights of stairs. I'll be focusing on the LM as much as possible in the coming year.
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Old Jul 17, 08, 10:21 pm
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The pool side breakfast buffet at the SGS is great and one of the reasons why I really like to stay there. They will prepare great eggs to order! This has always been included in my upgrades as a Platnum.
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Old Jul 18, 08, 5:38 pm
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A bit OT, but I am deciding between the SGS or Peninsula for my upcoming 2-night stay in BKK. Which would this thread recommend, from a convenience, ease of getting around/seeing BKK, and sheer enjoyment aspect?
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