Amari Boulevard Hotel, Bangkok
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Amari Boulevard Hotel
By the sounds of the shouting from other unhappy customers, at least three that I heard, my husband heard one other, at the front desk (which is very unusual in Asia to hear anybody raising their voices)we were not alone.
Check your bill carefully for the overcharges and their nickle and diming. Free paper that was also supposed to be included? Guess again.
The one positive thing about the hotel was the quality of their breakfast buffet, if you don't mind their indifferent staff.
Seems to us the Amari Boulevard needs a new GM.
Pleasant base whilst visiting Bangkokfrom A TripAdvisor Member
However, it is probably fine if you are just in Bangkok for a short stay like us. It's not too expensive per night, it's clean and the Thai restaurant is perfectly good. Room service was also good- and they were very nice about fulfilling our food requests at 3am when we were jetlagged. It's also well located being near the skytrain and quite close to the airport.
The pool area is small and the food is quite expensive (more so than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in) but neither of these things are the end of the world if you have come to see Bangkok as most people are going on elsewhere later.
Just suberb! Great choice for city tourism.from A TripAdvisor Member
s a 10!from hc6219
A Sereene Oasis in a Vibrant Cityfrom Tim4
A strong feature is the presence of a World Tours representative at the hotel. That company has great tours, a great staff, and will bend over backwards to assist.
The neighborhood is filled with small restaurants, taverns, galleries, money exchanges, and a nice 24 hour food shop right across the street. There is easy access to major shopping and tourist sites around town.
Three small items that could be improved upon:
1. several reps at the hotel concierge desk did not speak good English, hence were of marginal help;
2. we had problems with the air conditioning in our room and, eventually, were upgraded to a deluxe, corner room; and
3. internet access at the business center at the hotel is expensive, but if you want to do some heavy work there are several intenet cafes a minute walk from the front door.
Personal touches made our stay memorablefrom showpony
Excellent hotel in central locationfrom Stadybelle
Great location, good facilitiesfrom neils_den
This means exploring Bangkok is relatively quick and easy, with easy access to the Metro (one Skytrain stop away or a few minutes walk at Asok Station, Soi 21), the river (go to Saphan Taksin on the Skytrain), the weekend market (again, the Skytrain, Mo Chit station), a blast along the klongs by manic river taxis, etc.
It's also close to a ramp for the expressway (toll road) so you should be able to get to the airport in good time for 200 to 300 baht including tolls. Providing you avoid Friday rush hour, use a meter taxi, and the driver uses the meter...
The hotel is in two sections, the older part (perhaps 10 floors) and the newer section (around 25). We were upgraded after our return from Cambodia to the 24th floor. Stunning views with massive picture windows but I'm not sure it would really be worth paying any extra over our previous 11th floor room.
Unfailingly polite and friendly, the staff do a fine job and if you turn up dusty and sweaty wearing sandals and shorts after a long day sight-seeing they still smile and greet you. Try that in London or New York and see what happens!
Good buffet breakfast with egg chef and all the rest. Pretty much the norm for better Thai hotels, but a nice start to the day. However if you want something cheaper cross the road outside the hotel and go into the Foodland supermarket - sit at the bar next to locals, shoppers, ex-pats, other tourists etc. and get your fried rice with chili for 50 odd baht or (if you really must) they'll do English breakfasts. Foodland also very handy for bottled water.
The hotel restaurants (two of them are a way up the road) are typical Amari, good quality and decor and not especially cheap. But get out and eat at a proper Thai restaurant - get a meter taxi to take you to Baan Khanitha 36/1 Soi 23, Sukhumvit Road (or else get the Skytrain one stop along to Asok, walk up soi 21 a short way and turn right along Soi Cowboy for some nightlife bar scenes!) then get a cab up soi 23 or be prepared for a moderate walk. But it's worth it for really good proper Thai cuisine in a lovely setting. Not wildly expensive either. They'll get you a cab back.
Got carried away. Some of the surroundings might not be what you expect (street stalls and so forth) and perhaps not suitable for your Mum but I think it's a fun area and really well-located for exploring. Basically, the hotel is good value and well equipped. On those terms it gets full marks and this is where we'll stay on our next trip.
Another upgradefrom LucyF
Centrally locatedfrom rachlamb1
Hotel is located on a side street just off Sukhummvit Road, very close to Nana Skytrain station.
Hotel has an impressive entrance hall and lobby all in marble.
Our room was on the 9 th floor, not a great view,small balcony, but was clean. Small bathroom but will all facilities.
Pool on 6th floor great for a quick dip, after a hard day walking round the city!
Overall a centrally located hotel, close to the Skytrain which enable access to the rest of this very large city.
Top Local Tips for Bangkok
Always Go to the Oriental Hotel and Have Breakfast Whether you are staying at the Oriental Hotel or not, I recommend you go have an early morning breakfast at the hotel and dine on the Chao Praya River. It is an amazing place to have breakfast as you overlook the river and the river boat traffic. If you don't make it for the sumptuous buffet breakfast, go for the nighttime dinner buffet. If you are not sure you even like Bangkok (and we love it) this might change your entire perception of Bangkok. We cannot recommend this enough (and we've stayed at the hotel 50 plus times).
SUNDAY SHOPPING AS AN OLD TRAVELER TO BANGKOK, I ADVICE EVERY ONE TO GO SHOPPING IN SUNDAYS BECASUE THEY USUALLY DCREASE PRICES IN MOST SHOPS ESPICAILY THE LOCAT MARKET WHICH YOU CAN FIND MANY USEFUL STUFF WITH LESS PRICES THAN THE SHOPS IN THE BIG MALLS... about taxis always request from them to use the meter as they sometimes they would like to take benifit from tourist s
I booked in advance and got a great deal I have noticed that when you book in advance on the internet well in advance you can get a great deal.
Other names for Amari Boulevard Hotel
- hotel amari boulevard
- amari boulevard bangkok
- Address: 2 Soi 5 Sukhumvit Rd - Bangkok - 10110 - Thailand
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