Holiday Inn Silom Hotel

, Bangkok, Thailand
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Holiday Inn Silom Hotel

, Bangkok
981 Silom Rd - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand Hotel Website | 2-238-4300
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Extremely disgusted

from piggyjes
waitress used a dirty fork to remove the tea bag from the pot of tea, saw it with my own eyes when having breakfastin the coffee house.

Not an amzing hotel, but great for the price

from Whitsundays_Local
Read some of the previous reviews and do agree that the hotel isn't stunning, but for the price and location it was great for me.

I stayed in the superior crown tower and found the room to be clean, comfortable and only negative was it was slightly dated.

The rest of the hotel was clean, friendly but certainly didn't have any personal touch/service, but what would you expect from a hotel that big.

It was undergoing renovations in the lobby (Nov 05), but this didn't affect me in any way, except a few paint fumes when booking in.

Location was convenient, 5-8 minutes to sky train, 10 minutes to river terminal and 10 minutes to the night markets/Pat Pong.

Overall, for a reasonable place to stay at a mid price range, it was great.

Unremarkable hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
There is really nothing wrong with this hotel, I suppose. It's about what you would expect for an overpriced chain hotel in a big city. Efficient but impersonal service, "have a nice day" kind of politeness from the staff, and a breakfast restaurant that seats hundreds and has all the atmosphere of an airport concourse. And, of course, the overpriced minibar (one bottle of water from the minibar cost me as much as a lunch for two at a small Indian restaurant near the hotel.) I have stayed in several hotels in Bangkok, and ended up at the Holiday Inn this time because my favorite, one of the city's many excellent boutique hotels, was full. My advice: avoid the Holiday Inn, and head for the nearby Silom Serene or Swiss Lodge instead.

dreadful hotel in a good location!

from lauralou1
We stayed 3 nights 16th-19th Oct 2005, and were extremely disappointed overall with the hotel. This was our third time to Bangkok and thought we would have a change and stay here instead of where we stayed the last two trips. But what a mistake!! We can not understand how the hotel is classed 4* as all public areas were extremely run-down looking and shabby.Everywhere there were chipped and broken marble floor tiling and no where looked very clean. The only restaurant open was the one off of reception, as they had decided to refurb all the others at the same time! The toilets next to this restaurant were dreadful, I've seen better in a transport cafe. Liked the addition of the towel left around the sink to mop up the leaks!!
I imagine that 20+ years ago this was a lovely hotel and probably when all the refurbs are finished it may be again, but at the moment it is in a tired state.
The bedrooms were ok, nothing special, abit dark due to the dark navey carpet and dark drab bedding. On the plus side a very comfy, massive, soft bed though.
Pretty much the only excellent comment we can find is that it was in a great central location but if this is the sort of hotel you should expect, we'll stick to the Amari Atrium next time, as it is bright, modern and classy at a slightly cheaper price, albeit further out!!

Super service on the 23rd floor

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having stayed at a number of hotels in Bangkok previously, for this particular visit I couldn't find better value than a Club floor room at the Holiday Inn Silom. The hotel is well located for access to all needed to enjoy the sights of Bangkok. The Chao Praya river and Skytrain are both close by giving easy access to everywhere else in Bangkok.
The hotel itself has been undergoing gradual refurbishment over the past 12 months and the results in the lobby and in the rooms are very attractive.
The Club floor rooms give you access to the comfortable Club lounge on the 23rd floor with all day refreshments available. What sets the 23rd floor at the Holiday Inn apart from many of its Club competitors is the friendly and efficient staff. Nothing is too much trouble and you are genuinely made to feel very welcome. I was particularly impressed by the friendly check out and being made to feel like more than just another guest.

A Wonderful Surprise

from RPaderna
I checked into the new Holiday Inn in Bangkok primarily because of its location. Being at the Rachaprasong intersection, one cannot be closer to the heartbeat of shopping in Bangkok! The hotel is newly renovated and except for a few teething problems expected from new plumbing, electrical wiring, etc..., this hotel is highly recommended. The staff were all extremely nice and the decor of the hotel stunning in its simplicity. Although the rooms were a bit small, it was nicely decorated and everything obviously smells new. The bathroom is modern but it does not have a tub, only a good sized shower area with the now customary rain-shower overhead. Breakfast offered an excellent array of goodies as well. But the icing on the cake is probably the hotel's unmatched location and the excellent room rates. If one wants superb service without paying Peninsula or Oriental prices (which can be absurd for Bangkok really), then this hotel will be hard to beat. I will surely make this hotel my new base in Bangkok.

Great value!

from IBCD
Price: Paid $73 per night for an Executive Room for 2 adults + 2 children, booked on the Holiday Inn website. [Actually, the web site would not allocate this room for more than 3 people, so I had to book for only 1 child, but they did not object to the presence of the 2nd child when I checked in!]

Executive Suite: You need to get this! For an extra $10 per night, you have access to the free Happy Hour (drinks and snacks) during 6-8 PM, free terminals for internet access, superior room, separate check-in, free pressing for clothes, etc.

Location: Convenient to highway (which matters a lot in Bangkok traffic). All taxi drivers immediately know where it is, which is handy when you don't know Thai and so cannot give him directions. Convenient to restaurants and shopping.

Facilities: Large clean room with superior service. Elegant lobby. Very good free breakfast with huge selection. Nice pool which was mostly unused.

Service: We were elegantly served by the people at the desk in the Executive section. They made every effort to make sure that we were comfortable.

Good price - Good location - Good experience

from iamlisad
I got this hotel for our 2 night stay in Bangkok on priceline for around $60 per night and was a little concerned after reading some reviews. Prior to the trip I had emailed the staff about upgrading to the business floor and had arranged to do so. On arrival, however, that wasn't possible. The regular rooms we were put in were quite adequate, however. We found the location to be great - we could walk to the sky train which we used a lot, and the night market. We ate in the coffee shop a couple of times and enjoyed it. The breakfast buffet was good, too. Yes, the hotel had a generic feel to it but it was clean and very functional. Bangkok was just a stop along the way to other destinations in Southeast Asia so staying in a "vanilla" hotel was just fine by us.

Excellent Food, Friendly Staff, Inadequate Air-Conditioning

from nevuel
Everything about this hotel is pleasant except for the inadequate air-conditioning. The food is above average in quality. The staff are very friendly. The concierge staff are helpful. The hotel is clean. The rooms are comfortable. But the air-conditioning is an older system that simply cannot keep up with the heat. I found the room so uncomfortable that I switched to the more expensive Sofitel. Normally I stay at Sofitels. But the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok seemed like a bargain. When I checked out of the hotel, the staff asked me why I was leaving. I stated that I was leaving the hotel because of inadequate air-conditioning. The staff person noted that the hotel is, indeed, often hot. However, I have no other complaints about this hotel. If you can tolerate less than adequate air-conditioning, this hotel really is an excellent value. The breakfast that is included in the price of the room is an excellent value. I definitely recommend staying on the "executive" or "club" level. You will get a much nicer room.

ll be back !!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
From the moment I was ushered into the Executive Lounge for a personal check in by the staff, I knew I was coming back to this hotel. I arrived just in time for their complimentay cocktail & drink hours & enjoyed a sumptious array of food that was adequate to tide me over till a very late night supper. I requested a river side room which was spacious & clean. The Executive Lounge staff ( Miss Amorporn in particular ) was very knowledgeable & helpful as she anwered my queries on places to visit. SInce I arrived early evening, I proceeded to go shopping in the night market till 1am. THe only problem I encountered during my stay was that one concierge was not quite as knowledgeable when asked where I could have an authentic Thai meal at 1am. A taxi drove me to an over priced Chinese restaurant which the driver may have connections with. I later wrote management about it & quickly received 2 letters of apology from both the hotel as well as the Priority Club management.
Complimentary breakfast was also served in the Lounge with an equally good choice of made to order hot entrees & cold food. Thankfully this was available since I checked out the breakfast place & there was a very long line. I really think the executive club upgrade is worth the price with the more personalized attention that you receive as well as all the other inclusive benefits.

Top Local Tips for Bangkok

dont be afraid of taxis in Bangkok There are so many scams and conmen in Bangkok - I was told on myh first day that a major site was closed, when it wasnt by someone official looking, who then recommended I take a tuktuk to see other sites in the city. I ignored him and went to the site anyway (Grand Palace) which was open as normal despite the lying in state for recently deceased Princess). However I was hesitant to take taxies until I realised they were cheap. The Thai Tourist booth girl told me just to make sure that the meter starts at 35 baht. Once I felt confident about that all was fine. One taxi driver asked me 'how much do I want to pay' for the trip I was taking. I told him that I saw her didnt have the meter on, and that I know I had paid 60 for the same journey earlier that day, so fi he didnt agree to that, then to let me out and I would find another cab. He mumbled something and turned on the meter. He was also the only taxi driver I didnt tip - although its all cheaper than London, its the principle.

Great restaurant Go to Banyan tree hotel near silom and you will find a restaurant in the top of a 67 story building in open air, that will allow you to have a 360º view over Bangkok. Great food and not very expensive. Normally you have to book 1 or 2 days before but if you go there before sunset most probably you will get a table and a nice show.

What's so great abt Bangkok? Nothing great at all abt the shopping. If u want the real stuff, you pay for it...much more than in Singapore or KL. If you're after the cheap imitation stuff, then yes, you're in piracy heaven. DVDs are cheaper in Bali...clothes cheaper (and better) in SIN or KUL...lamguage can be a real problem. the only positive thing is if you're looking for culture and art and some home decor items. Don't waste yr time in Suan Lung market (overpriced and rude)...stick to Chatuchak and be prepared for heat, crowds and loads of bargaining. My wife's style of bargaining was to offer 1/3 of what they quote and move up from there. But only do so if you're serious abt buying...or else u run the risk of pissing them off. Also helps if u have in yr head what price you're willing to pay in the end. (It's called "discipline"). Patpong market is not bad but again a pain with all the girlie bars around.

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  • Address: 981 Silom Rd - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand
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