In May, our family had a 5d4n night holiday in Bangkok. The weather was super hot which I found unbearable; I had headaches most of the time. I love Thai food, but the hot weather kind of spoilt my appetite so I didn’t manage to eat my fill. Left Bangkok feeling unsatisfied, hmp! Air conditioning in most of the shopping centers were weak and inadequate. The only shopping center that had good air conditioning was Siam Paragon.
We traveled for 2 hours via Thai airways. I was pleasantly surprised that there was such ample leg room. But this was not the case on our return flight; back to cramp seats, boo hoo. The stewardess served curry fish for lunch, which was cold in the middle. Not wanting to fall sick at the beginning of the trip, I voiced my concerns. The stewardess apologized sincerely and rectified the matter at once.
Another positive observation is that the headphones were placed in the seat pockets before passengers boarded the plane, unlike another airlines whereby you have to wait for ages to receive the headphones after take off. I was pleased that I could start watching a movie immediately after I got into my seat.
Airport transfer arranged by Fascinating Holidays in a comfy minivan. Journey from Suvarnabhumi Airport to our hotel took approximately 45 mins.
We had an enjoyable stay at luxurious St Regis Bangkok. This blogpost only feature pictures traken in the common areas such as the lobby and lift area. I will do up blog posts on the room, high tea buffet at the Drawing Room, buffet breakfast at Viu, swimming pool and Elemis Spa.
The service at St Regis Bangkok is impeccable, warm and unpretentious. The staff working at the reception area speak impressive English. I can’t say this for the staff at Viu though, but I certainly don’t expect them to. After all, English is not their first language. BUT all of them have one something in common-they are always ready to serve.
The ground level of the hotel. Very grand, isn’t it?
Fresh flower decor changes every couple of days
Level 2 connects to the BTS (Bangkok mass transit system), aka sky train. St Regis is located at Ratchadamri, which is 1 train away from Siam, the jewel in the crown of the Bangkok city shopping centers. Chit Lom is 2 stations away, with another stretch of shopping malls. The layout similar to Singapore’s Orchard Road.
Because we didn’t want to get stuck in any traffic jams, we got around using the BTS. We purchased Rabbit cards which are available for 100 baht (50 baht refundable deposit) and bought 15 trips per card for 375 baht. This works out to 25 baht per trip (unlimited distance). I initially planned to visit Ancient City located in the outskirts but changed my mind because of the hot weather.
The 12th floor houses Viu, Decanter, St Regis bar, the Drawing Room, Concierge and Reception. By the way Viu’s breakfast is superb, click HERE to view my review on the buffet spread.
Reception area, where we were served iced tea and biscuits while checking in.
Lift lobby near our room
The ladies on level 12.
The Drawing room is behind me.
Comfy and pretty arm chairs 🙂
Hubby and me XD
Check out more of my review of St Regis Bangkok: