The basic needs of a tourist in search for a hotel to book; comfortable beds, decent bathroom and public transportation services.
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ibis Bangkok Siam is a relatively new hotel (opened earlier this year), hence all of the rooms are very new. As for me, I particularly enjoy staying in new hotels, it’s usually clean and everything is in tip-top condition.
Standard 1 Deluxe, the beds are soft and comfortable. The protection foam pad on the bed gave me a sweet goodnight sleep, as it’s very fluffy so it’s nice to roll around the bed. However, the bed are slightly high even for my height, I believe it’s the built in bed frame, so you should be careful when getting up and down from the bed.
Water are provided daily in 2 refillable glass bottle so you should pour the water into a cup instead of drinking off the bottle. For connectivity, this hotel provides free WIFI, unlimited access and each device (laptop, ipad or phone) uses a unique user id and password, so if you’ve got 2 devices, do ask the reception to give you two user id upon checking in to your room.
The shower room is slightly small with glass doors and the water temperature tends to rises, as I tried to adjust to lukewarm water it tends to get hotter after a few minutes or so. While am pleased with the water pressure of the shower.
The breakfast is provided upon my room reservation, I stayed here for 3 nights and the downside on the breakfast buffet is that the food served on the first day is repeated on the 3rd day. Nevertheless, the food is good however, if you’re a foodie, perhaps I would recommend that you skip the hotel food and hunt some local food down. Alternatively, you should pay a visit to Roast Coffee & Eatery or Bicycle Café for English breakfast and coffee.
Under the Accor Hotels group, some facilities such as the swimming pool, sky bar and gym are shared with Mercure hotel – as ibis Bangkok Siam is in the same building as Mercure however, rooms of both hotels are separated by different lifts and floors.
Overall, ibis Bangkok is a good stay and relatively affordable, located next to Lub d (known as the famous backpackers hotel in Bangkok). Besides from the hotel facilities, I’m very satisfied for it’s convenience of the BTS station available right in front of the hotel’s doorstep is BTS National Stadium. If I were to visit Bangkok again, I will definitely stay here again, (perhaps I’ll try Mercure Hotel).
It is so convenient and within a 3 minutes walking distance to Siam Center and MBK mall. It is about 10 minutes away from the famous malls such as Siam Paragon (BTS Siam), Platinum Mall and Central World (BTS Chit Lom) or luxury mall Gaysorn and many more.
ibis Bangkok Siam Hotel
RAMA 1 WANGMAI
10330 – BANGKOK
GPS: N 13° 44′ 48.26” E 100° 31′ 43.86”
Type of Rooms: Standard 1 Double Bed and Standard Twin Beds
Room Rate: from 1980.00 THB per night
Transportation: From airport you can take the BTS or if your landing Don Muang Airport (low-cost carriage – Air Asia), I would recommend you to take a cab (BHT 350 – 450) for about 35 – 45 minutes depending on traffic – Bangkok is quite famous for its traffic jam though.