Been to a Hilton before? Well, then welcome back.
The Millennium Hilton Bangkok is first and foremost a Hilton hotel, meaning that it offers a predictable and consistent quality and service level. But unfortunately it fails to integrate local touches as some of the nicer hotels in the chain do.
We were upgraded to an Executive Room, which however did not seem to be any bigger than the standard room. They squeezed in two extra armchairs (to please the executive or what?) so that you could hardly move without bumping against some piece of furniture.
The executive lounge (on the top floor) had a good selection of snacks and drinks and during the cocktail hour you can even enjoy your cold beer outside and follow the boats on the river pass by.
Regarding location: it's right by the river which is nice, but it's on the wrong side of the river. In order to get to the parts of town where most of the sights are you need to take the boat. In contrast to what a fellow traveler said in a previous review, the hotel boats are not hop-on, hop-off. They run by a fixed schedule and the one connecting you with the Skytrain station only runs 3 times an hour. So if you plan to be somewhere in time do no rely on a hotel boat waiting to pick you up just as you leave the hotel. For simply crossing the river we often took the regular ferry (ridiculously cheap: 3.5 THB a ride).
The pool looks great on photos but we felt the sunbeds in the water were not very practical (one wrong mover and your towel is soaked). Also it was rather noisy with many kids around. The pool area, by the way, is one of the places in most desperate need for refurbishment. Even if the hotel is pretty new you can tell that the aggressive hot and humid climate is taking its toll.
Breakfast was truly five star all the way. Large selection of European and Asian dishes. If you come early enough (meaning: before the heat kicks in) it's wonderful to enjoy your morning coffee outside right by the river.
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28 April 2012
Dear Been there already,
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Firstly thank you for choosing Millennium Hilton Bangkok.
We are pleased to know that overall you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate you detailing the opportunities to continually improve, which we will address. Whilst we maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all areas, we will review closely the pool area to ensure this remains the signature area which it is known as. On your next visit we hope to have the opportunity to show you this.
We look forward to welcome you back again on your next trip
Thank you for sharing your comments with us.
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