We added 4 days in bangkok to our koh samui honeymoon with pretty low expectations to be honest - I was expecting bangkok to be a little seedy and our £50 a night hotel to be underwhelming after our high-spec private villa at more than 5 times the price. Both Bangkok and the rembrandt were a lovely suprise. The hotel lobby is very much standard 4* - lots of marble, and attentive staff to help with baggage and check in. Well maintained lifts and wide, well lit corridors led swiftly to room 1616 which was an overall positive mixed bag of discoveries
Pros: Big room, clean, decent sized bed, nice view of the pool and out onto bangkok skyline, new carpet, walls evidently recently redecorated, ac working well, decent and responsive room control system for lights and do not disturb, large marble bathroom, all the usual utilities and a fruit bowl and water laid out.
Cons: 70s orange colour scheme, desk extender shelf thing broken and the wooden fittings were all definately rather worn - looks as though the rooms were redone but the fittings left as is maybe.
Overall - not bad at all, a pleasant place to spend our stopover days and the pool was an unexpected bonus - I'd forgotten I'd booked a place with a pool :P
Breakfast was good, despite the hotel being in renovation at the moment. There was no noise, but if you look carefully you'll see the 1st floor is pretty much missing at the moment - so they are running breakfast in one of the big conference rooms - excellent job being done, especially considering it is all on basically camping stoves!
Location wise the Rembrandt is very handy for the subway and skytrain and you are in a sort of well-to-do suburb instead of tourist land, it feels very safe, lots of restaurants, street food carts and massage places, and not too many tourist trap shops or touts. Try the fried chicken lady outside terminal 21 one day - yummy :) On the downside it's not the easiest for getting to the central cultural sights - siam would be a little more convienient I think as the major skytrain junction, or staying on the river somewhere. To get to the grand palace etc the easiest is definately to go on the skytrain to central pier and then boat up and down - very quick once you get the hang of it but we didn't work it out till day 3!
Overall very happy and would recommend, although I would be tempted to look for somewhere similar at Siam if returning, just to cut a change out of the skytrain journeys to central.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok is conveniently located in the new, trendy Sukhumvit area of Bangkok. Our hotel is within walking distance of Asoke (BTS) as well as Sukhumvit (MRT) public transport stations offering our guests access to all major shopping, entertainment and nightlife areas of Bangkok. Here at the Rembrandt, we pride ourselves on our high levels of service, great food, diversity, offering great value for money and giving our guests the home away from home feeling.Welcome!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bangkok Rembrandt Hotel