Hotel Review: The Millennium Hilton, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

by Kerwin McKenzie on October 3, 2014

When I was in Bangkok back in June of 2014, I stayed in various hotels. It was tough, I know :-). One of the hotels is The Millennium Hilton. This hotel is located along the very busy and beautiful Chao Phraya River.

River Entrance at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand River Entrance at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

But don’t let that stop you at all as you can still get where you need to go as they have their own water taxi which takes you to the nearest BTS station. Plus the area around the hotel is a bustling food and shopping area; Klongsan Plaza.

The Millennium Hilton WaterTaxi, Bangkok Thailand The Millennium Hilton WaterTaxi, Bangkok Thailand

 

This property is beautiful as its directly on the river so you get a beautiful view of the city, plus there’s a helipad on the roof which as an aviation geek makes it even cooler.

Street Entrance of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Street Entrance of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

Location

Millennium Hilton Bangkok
23 Charoennnakorn, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600, THAILAND

Nearest Public Transit stations

  • Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station, then take the Hilton Riverboat to the hotel.

Check-in

Once you arrive by river, you have a little walk to get to the check-in area. If you arrive by road you have about the same walk as the huge check-in area is almost in the middle of the property. But if you take a taxi, you are dropped off right outside the entrance which has a round waterfall in the middle of the driveway.

Water Fountain at the Street Entrance of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Water Fountain at the Street Entrance of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

Either way, the check-in hall is super huge. I stood and just looked around for a bit before checking in. Yes, they did wonder what I was up to. But the picture below says it all. When you go, just look up.

The Check-in Lobby at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand The Check-in Lobby at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

Check-in was smooth and I had no issues. This was a complimentary stay compliments of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok (thank you), so I was given complimentary Wifi, but as a Hilton Hhonors Gold or Diamond member, Wifi is complimentary. When you stay at Hilton properties, loyalty status goes a very long way. You can get benefits such as early check-in (normal time is 2p), late check out (normal time is 12 noon), Lounge access, complimentary Wifi and upgrades to name a few. So its well worth it; so get signed up.

 

 

The Room

I was upgraded to a corner suite that overlooks the Chao Phraya river and WOW! My view was about 90 degrees with the river running down the left side of my huge room.

View From The Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand View From The Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

Living Room Seen from the Bedroom at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Living Room Seen from the Bedroom at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

This room had a work desk in one corner, complete with its own toilet off to the right. Then there’s a living room in front of you and the Master bedroom complete with a shower and a bath. yes, its living really large.

Bed in Bedroom at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Bed in Bedroom at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

The hotel does have turn down service which is really cool and they leave an elephant next to your bed side to protect you for the night. Well, not a real one :-). They also lay your slippers out on the mat next to your bedside.

Elephant by the bed at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Elephant by the bed at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

I did get to see a regular room and its just as nice, just not as large of course :-).

A Typical Room at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand. A Typical Room at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand.


The Lounge

As a Hilton Hhonors member with elite status, you can use the Lounge which is one floor below the Three Sixty Lounge, so the view is spectacular to say the least. It’s a great place to just relax and enjoy your breakfast, lunch or the happy hour cocktails and snack. I found myself rushing back to the hotel so I could enjoy the happy hour, you will too :-).

Food At The Loyalty Lounge at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand Food At The Loyalty Lounge at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand

The Restaurants

 

There are no shortage of restaurants at this hotel. The largest of which is the main restaurant (The Flow) which sits on the ground floor with outdoor seating so you can watch the boats go by as you eat. This is where I had breakfast, lunch and dinner :-). It’s buffet-style and you can literally have a ton of food to choose from. It’s an open kitchen so you can get a good view of what’s going on; I really liked that.

The Flow Restaurant at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand The Flow Restaurant at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

The part I liked the best was the cheese bar which is usually open for dinner. Yes, there were various different types of cheeses to choose from. I like cheese, but not how it smells and I was not bothered by the smell of this room at all. I can’t place my finger on it at all. If The Flow Restaurant is not to your liking, don’t worry you have more places to choose from such as:

  • Maya (authentic Thai food which includes a show),
  • Prime (steak and seafood),
  • The Beach (they’ve actually created a beach a few floors above the ground and there’s a restaurant there),
  • The Lantern – this is designed for your sweet tooth and light snacks
  • Yuan Chinese Restaurant – Cantonese food
  • Three Sixty Lounge – you have to check this out; its at the top of the hotel and provides a 360 degree view of the area 32 floors above the ground. Cocktails and jazz are the order of the day here.

 

The Beach

 

So I have to talk about this part separately. They’ve recreated a Beach environment many floors above the ground. Including a real beach with real sand. You really have to see this. Plus there’s a spot where you can walk on hot stones which massage your feet when you walk. Way cool!

 

Award Redemption Options

 

This is a category 5 property in terms of rewards, so with the current award chart,  you will need 30,000-40,000 points.

Check out

I hated leaving my Palace in the skies, but it was time. I packed my stuff, took one last look down to the Chao Phraya River and headed for the door. It was a slow ride down to the check out counter.

I’d not had a chance to have my ice cream, so I stopped by the ice cream shop; The Lantern on the way out. The lady there made me some ice cream from scratch. How cool was that? A perfect end to a perfect stay. You can see her making the ice cream below.

Making ice cream at The Lantern at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand Making ice cream at The Lantern at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand

 

Overall Impression

This is a great property if you want a river view and also get away from the hustle and bustle of the city while still having access to it. There’s plenty of shopping in this area so don’t be alarmed about that. There’s even a market that tuns the full length of the hotel from the entrance road to the river. Plus you are right near Chinatown so you are well taken care of.

I enjoyed the property a lot especially the magnificent views. I could really spend all day in my room or in the Lounge just watching the boats go by. I have no issues recommending this property if you want a bit of luxury and peace and quiet.
Inside The Loyalty Lounge at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand Inside The Loyalty Lounge at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand

Special Offers

If you want to receive information about special deals they are offering then go here.

Wanna see more? Check out these photos.

Seen From River Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand Seen From River Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand

 

Rooftop view at The Lantern at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand Rooftop view at The Lantern at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand

 

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avatar Brian October 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Which side of Thailand did you enjoy more? The more authentic, exotic lodgings, or the the high-star luxury hotels like this? It looks like there’s a broad spectrum of experiences to choose from.

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avatar Ken Miles November 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm

 Just returned from a 2 week visit to Bangkok. What a wonderful time. It had been approx, 15 years since time there. I stayed at the Anatara River resort and really enjoyed it. Did have a chance to visit The Millennium Hilton and it is indeed a great property. Will try it next time.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie December 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Glad you had a great time Ken.
yeah, check it out the next time you are in town and let me know what are your thoughts.

Kerwin
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avatar Theresa Chan June 19, 2015 at 6:34 am

Good afternoon,
next week we planning with my family stay in your hotel for one week.
May I know the free shuttle boat is for 24 hours services and if only limited the time.
We are lately and except the taxi and how go we return to the hotel by the public transportation.

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