Hotel Review: Dusit Thani Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand (BKK)

by Kerwin McKenzie on July 30, 2014

Dusit Thani, Bangkok Thailand

I was in Bangkok, Thailand around my birthday time and was fortunate to receive a complimentary stay at the 5-star property, Dusit Thani.

Located in the heart of bustling Bangkok, is this quiet oasis which was my home for three days and two nights in early June 2014.

From the moment you arrive it is obvious that they’ve thought about every aspect of your stay.

 

Location

946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500, THAILAND

Nearest Public Transit stations

  • Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station – 500 m
  • Direct access to Silom MRT underground station

 

Check-in

Dusit Thani Arrival DrinkI approached the spectacular front desk area and was overwhelmed, pleasantly overwhelmed though. The staff greeted me graciously and commenced the check-in procedure. If you are a regular guest, you get checked in at the counter, otherwise, you get checked in inside your room. I got to experience the latter.

 

Inside the room, all the necessary documents were waiting on my desk. yes, I had my own office just outside my bedroom complete with a desk, office supplies, a TV and a couch.

I was also told about the room and hotel amenities including the Dusit Thani Club on the 3rd floor where I will have my breakfast and happy hour snacks each day. I’m so excited. The only other time I ever got checked in inside my room was when I booked the Intercontinental Beijing a few years ago.

Oh, there was also a selection of Thai fruits including my favorite fruit, mango.

 

The Room

The sink at the Dusit Thani Hotel BangkokBedroom, Living Room, BathRoom at the Dusit Thani Bangkok ThailandThere are four separate rooms in this room; the Club Room; a bedroom, a living room/office, the bathroom/toilet and the closet. I say the closet is a room as its huge and I can walk in store my clothes, get my robe as well as store my luggage. The doors to the bathroom and the living room from the bedroom can both be closed off for privacy. I had a TV in both the bedroom and the living rooms. At nights I had a turn down service. As I sat by my desk, I had a view of the city below me. All well done I thought. I had only one issue; I had to leave the room to see the city!

 

I had a view of the city from my balcony; its a small balcony, but a balcony nonetheless. Both the bedroom and the living room have a sliding door to the separate balconies, but I kept them closed most of the time to keep out the Bangkok heat.

 

Dusit Thani Club

Dusit Thani Club Offerings Dusit Thani Bangkok

Natapoom and Boat at the Dusit Thani Club Bangkok Thailand I was expertly taken care of by Natapoom and Boat.

 

For me, this is the best part of my stay. The Dusit Thani Club is invitation only. Here you can have breakfast as well as Happy Hour in the evening. It’s perfect. I found myself arranging my day around the events here. Plus the staff were fantastic. They kept my glass filled with white wine at all times. I never had to ask for a refill.

 

You can enroll immediately in the Gold Program. Also, you can get airmiles (currently 500-1,000) for your stay as the Dusit Thani has partnerships with the following airlines:

Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), ANA (NH), Asia Miles, Bangkok Airways, British Airways (BA), Etihad, Air France/KLM (AF/KL), Japan Airlines (JL), Jet Airways (9W), Korean Airlines (KE), Philippine Airlines (PE), Qantas (QF), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Smiles Program, Thai Airways (TG), United Airlines (UA) and Virgin Atlantic (VS).

 

The Restaurants

Breakfast Chef at the Pavilion Dusit Thani, Bangkok Thailand How do you like Your Egg? Anyway you prefer.

 

There are several restaurants to choose from at the Dusit Thani Bangkok. As a guest, you can take breakfast at the Pavilion or if you are invited, you can take breakfast at the Dusit Thani Club. The Pavilion is run by Chef Amit Das, who was present when I went for breakfast. He’s a very pleasant young man who with the help of his staff made my breakfast worthwhile.

 

Prawn Tom Yum Soup at the Benjarong Dusit Thani Bangkok by Chef Morten Bojstrup Spiced Prawn Tom Yum Soup. With a Crispy Catfish.

 

I had the pleasure of also dining at the Benjarong Restaurant. I say the pleasure as it reall was, as the Danish-born Chef Morten Bojstrup made dinner for three of us. It was my first and only time trying Wagu beef and I loved it! My friend Valen did a write up on the dinner, so take a look. Whatever your taste, one of the eight Dusit Thani restaurants should be able to satisfy you.

 

Check out

Doorman Dusit Thani Hotel BangkokJust a breeze. The day prior, I had received a note from the Rooms Manager asking if I needed anything to make departure easier. I had also been asked at the Dusit Club if I needed a car to get to the airport. For a charge, I had three Mercedes Benzs to choose from; I declined as I really wanted to take the train back as part of checking out all the modes of transportation in and around the city.

Overall Impression

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and took the time to check out the facilities of the hotel. While you may not experience the same things during your stay, here are a few things that stood out during my stay:
  • They opened the door for me all the time; awkward but cool
  • In-room check-in, the staff had this down to the last detail. I felt welcomed immediately
  • There was a note on my water bottle near the night stand. Really? That took the cake for me! Loved it
  • note from Sudanuch; the Manager  the day before my stay ended checking to ensure I had everything set for my departure.
  • A welcome card on my arrival.

 

Special Offers

If you want to receive information bout special deals they are offering then you should take a look at http://www.dusit.com/offers/. In addition, sign up for their newsletter for the latest news and special offers as well.

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avatar Debra Ewing August 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

OMG sounds like a luxuriously fascinating place to stay! Thailand is on our daughter’s Bucket List before she loses her flight benefits in 1 1/2 yrs. 🙁 I will have to check their rates and add this place to the list! WOW! Thank you!

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie August 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Oh Debra, it is. Thanks for you comment.
You’d better get going then before the benefits disappear. If you have any questions, etc. Just let me know and I’ll advise.

Kerwin
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avatar Lew Flowers August 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I went to high school in Bangkok and we had our International School of Bangkok prom of 1970 at the Dusit Thani, which was new back then.  What a great place.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie August 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

That’s pretty amazing Lew. Has it kept it’s grandeur?

Kerwin
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avatar Brian October 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Looks like an exotic way to experience a lot of Thailand in one place. Thanks for sharing!

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie March 16, 2015 at 5:16 am

Indeed Brian, it is.
Have you been to Thailand?

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