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.
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
I 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.
There 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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Just 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.
- 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
- A 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.
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