Hotel Accommodation Near Bangkok
city of Thailand
with nearly 10 million Thais, near the Chao
Phraya river. On this Chao Phraya
river, you'll find
everything near accommodation in Bangkok from the fascinating
Bankok river markets full of fresh produce to
Bangkok dinner cruises aboard quaint distinctly-Thai boats.
Bankok is great value, with cheap prices for accommodation to designer clothing.
Photo of Chao Phraya River waterways near Bangkok
Accommodation near the Chao Phraya River, that's Bangkok's nerve centre is remarkably
good. It includes Bankok's best holiday resort hotels, notably The
Oriental Hotel. Whatever you do when you visit Bangkok, stay at The Oriental
Why is Bangkok so good? The Oriental Hotel Bangkok has a classic colonial chic about
it, and its hotel service is the best in the world. For example if an
airline loses your bags, the hotel have emergency clothes ready - in your size.
Just about every hotel staff member seems to know your name as soon as you check
in. When you go to dinner at their relaxed romantic riverside
Thai restaurant, they carefully watch everything you prefer, including the type
of bread you favour from the varied bread basket that includes bread sticks
and crunchy wafer bread. When it's refilled, your favourites dominate.
Photo of The Oriental Hotel near Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.
Rooms at The Oriental in Bangkok
are also wonderful and as you would expect for Bangkok's top-rated hotel -
stylish, roomy accommodation and with great views over the Chao Phraya
The Oriental Hotel restaurants are one of life's pleasures for a number of
reasons, but mainly because of the superb Thai cuisine - especially the authentic
Thai dishes including what must be the world's tastiest stir fried chicken
and cashew nuts, as well as the Padh Thai noodles.
Photo of The Oriental Hotel
One of life's pleasures in Bangkok is taking the complimentary river boat
from your resort to the nearest Skytrain station for a quick trip into the
busy commercial centre of Bangkok.
Opened by Thailand's King, the Skytrain has
revolutionised Bangkok travel and reduced the polluted traffic snarls
Bangkok used to be renowned for. These days a trip that used to take an hour
in congested traffic in a taxi will take only a few minutes on the Skytrain,
which is spotlessly clean, cheap and safe.
When you get to the huge Bangkok CBD, shopping heaven, for clothes and
electronics, go to the busy "MBK
shopping centre" where there's a whole floor
dedicated to the latest mobile phones, TVs and Ipods
Where to Go in Bangkok
You'll also find
Bangkok street stalls everywhere openly selling the latest
release DVDs and CDs for only 90 Baht (approximately $3).
Revered Buddhist monks among busy Bangkok shopping
For fashonable clothes, go to
Bangkoks "Paragon shopping centre" where you
can find inexpensive tailored clothes in which you'll look a million dollars back home.
Men, if your partner likes
shoes, you're in for a long day.
Bangkok restaurants and cafes through the Thai capital also seem mostly
good, although some ex-pats here advise wiping your cutlery before eating at
some of Bangkok's smaller restaurants.
To finish a perfect
day in Bangkok, try a Thai massage. The Oriental Hotel has the
perfect venue. You sail lazily across the river in their complimentary Thai
river boat to The Oriental's Spa pavilion, a traditional Thai-style house of
beautifully carved, golden teak wood.
The first of its kind in Asia, the Oriental Spa has been recognised as
one of the best spas in the world, winning awards and rave reviews since its
Bangkok Oriental Authors Lounge
Another wonderful part of this hotel accommodation is the Authors' Wing (above), where
many famous authors stayed and wrote. They include Noel Coward, John
le Carre and Barbara Cartland with suites named after these authors with
themes ranging from bold to romantic.
The Authors' Lounge is a memorable place to visit to admire the colonial
furniture and ambience. If you close your eyes, you can almost image being
there many years ago with the famous authors, as the strains of the violins
being played in the nearby lobby drift in. You can take afternoon tea here,
served by silk-clad Thai waitresses with silky smooth manners.
near Bangkok airport ranges from 2 to 5 star hotels with
swimming pools and air-conditioning. The new Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi airport railway link makes it easy to get to and from accommodation near
Bangkok's international airport.
A sign of a good holiday in Bangkok and of its
many charms is you'll want to go back to Bangkok Thailand.