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Bangkok Marriotts, my personal review

Blog Post created by swiftm001@yahoo.com on Nov 18, 2017

"One night in Bangkok" turn out to be 28 days and four different Marriott in BKK.

Courtyard Marriott:  Great tourist location, near the BTS and shopping, hotel provide TukTuk transport to shopping area nearby.  Large room for three persons and comfortable bed, we had the biggest room in this hotel and not a suite.  Lounge was closed for one week at breakfast only, so breakfast at main dinning room, quality and quantity of foods and drinks was very adequate, lower price at $120-180 range. I paid $179 for one week for three persons.

Marriott Marquis:  5 nights at $170, room and bed high to mid range, exceptional lounge and took one half of the floor building space, service good but not friendly.  My initial room has no tub, biggest problem is room door slammed such with force and causes huge vibration to the entire wall and loud, mostly due to large tour groups from China, and they don't mine letting the door slams, I spoke to one guest next door and asked him to be consider others nicely but being ignored.  Manager and security call later date and nothing done but offered us to move to a suite for two nights, it is quieter but not satisfied due to the hotel structure of the building , I also called it the "tour bus hotel" with large group rotation every few days.  Hotel location is near the BTS via a park in the back of the hotel, it was a nice site to see locals and family using the park daily for exercise and family gathering, walkable to two large high end department stores, many massage pallors in front of the hotel.

Marriott Sukhumvit:  Very nice room and space, we spent 9 days at $160 range.  Rounded tub with window and a view of the city, very comfy bed and bedding.  Sauna and steam room separate from the gym area.  Lounge with great view of the city, high end quality foods and service, alternate breakfast dinning on group floor also is a top notch foods and service, for some reason room 3417 is dusty and can be seen on furniture, probably air filters duet o be change.  Great location with quite room, not too many "round about" tourist and bus, roof top bar is a place to be seen, one of the top three roof top bar in this city.  This hotel also offers 1-3 bedrooms executive apartment for long term stay.  I would return to this hotel anytime.

JW Marriott BKK:  Last stop for 5 nights, older generation of luxury hotel, currently being update for all 130 rooms, high end bed and bedding with choices of pillows, picked and delivered on time.  Lounge area large with nice downtown view of the city, space is adequate with high end quality foods and services, some nightly theme foods and not being repeat, I liked my room on the same floor as the lounge on 16 floors.  Near the BTS, walkable to anywhere, including Bumrungrad international Hospital, which most patients from all over the world.  Due to the hotel size and I didn't see large bus load of tour group in and out of the hotel frequently, for about $180-190 night, this is my pick for the four.  I think when the renovation completed, this hotel should be a winner of the four I stayed.  A brand new Marriott is being build in Silom area, that's my next year trip review.

I hope this will give you some insight of different Marriott in Bangkok, I have stayed at the Renaissance BKK last year for two week, but not in this review.  We are on our 8 months trip this year since Sept 2017, Marriotts plus 6 long cruises combined, this is just a quick note about four Marriott BKK in my experience this month, please keep in mine, I have no interest about pro/con, correction or debate my informations, I am currently in Penang, Malaysia, enjoying my traveling and wish you all have the same.  Michael

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