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  • Boi 35 posts

    Ok, I have narrowed down the list to these 2 for our upcoming trip to Bangkok. Which would you choose ( 3 adults and 3 teens)?
    1. Sheraton (has been reviewed on hfp):
    – I am only marriott gold
    -But I have 3 free night awards from Canada credit cards so could book one room with those and the other room with cash.

    2. Hilton Millenium:
    – I have hilton diamond from USA hilton aspire card
    – I will earn tonnes of points with the cc.

    The sheraton is $1350 for 1 room (the other room will be booked with free night award +points
    The Millenium is about $2100 for the 2 rooms.

    Thanks in advance.

    The real Swiss Tony 741 posts

    You need to try and ascribe value to the non-cash elements.

    I’m thinking that assuming the 3 free Bonvoy award nights wont go unused then the Hilton is probably the better choice.

    However, paying $350 per room per night in Bangkok for a “very-good-but-not-great” hotel seems excessive to me (I am seeing better for less for a trip I have in September), so I’d be throwing the door wide open and looking at options beyond your usual chains. I just had an e-mail this morning from an agent offering club rooms at the Mode Sathorn (no, no idea either but rates about the same on TripAdvisor as the Hilton and is next to a monorail station) for £84 so about $110.

    Michael C 733 posts

    I am the said reviewer! So therefore naturally biased ;o)

    Still haven’t found anything to replace our beloved Sheraton – we were there last summer
    and will be there again this year. I still feel the location is unbeatable for everything else
    in the city: covered walkway to BTS/Terminal 21 etc. Teens could easily (and safely) wander around
    the mall by themselves. They could also order food at the bar by the lovely pool.
    If you can swing a “Luxury” room, the evening cocktails and breakfasts are fabulous
    (this was on offer as a paid upgrade at reception last year).

    Funnily enough, on a previous stay (albeit a few years ago), we were at the Millennium. Our room then
    was very spacious, and it’s very cute catching the ferry back and forth, but really only if you intend
    to be more river-based (which is another lovely way of seeing the city).

    Do ask if you have any other questions!

    Boi 35 posts

    Thank you both. @Michael C, you do make me wanna try that hotel-lol.
    @ Tony- yes, the 3 nights can be used at a later date. Which other hotels are comparable to those 2 at a better price? I will have a look at the one you mentioned.

    The real Swiss Tony 741 posts

    I think you need to make sure that you look at booking via travel agents as well as direct in SE Asia as the deals can be crazy.

    I got that Mode Sathorn via an email from an outfit called Secret Escapes dot com. There’s a similar one aimed at higher end properties called Luxury Escapes dot com. You forego status points but the extra benefits (free breakfast, upgrade, drinks, late check out etc) and cost savings can be significant. Also look at things like Trivago where they trawl multiple agents and do check the hotel’s own website for offers, too.

    Obviously there’s a seasonal factor but I’d have thought you could get the Intercontinental or the Anantara Siam for less than you’re being quoted (maybe about the same in a club room). But I think with an astute use of tripadvisor you can probably find some very decent hotels for half what you’re considering paying. You don’t detail room type but $350 a night in Bangkok feels punchy.

    I stayed at the Sukhothai Bangkok – again faultless – they have rooms for three direct on the website for random rates in June for about $280. At $350 you’re getting a club room – and their club lounge was top notch.

    I just think if your starting point was a few big chain groups and you whittled it down from there you’re going to end up staying at an identikit hotel rather than unearthing something much better.

    Also past experience in SE Asia has shown me you can end up paying quite a premium for a 3rd person in a room. So you might want to also get quotes for 3 rooms of 2 rather than just 2 rooms of 3.

    Good luck!

    Boi 35 posts

    Thank you @The real Swiss Tony- much appreciated

    BJ 660 posts

    Between those two it’s location v Location do depends which location you want and only you can decide. MH for river views and fun travels viavriver. SGS for both BTS and MRT. BTS lines is good for the malls and MRT or BTS to weekend market. Mrt is good to the park also. Views are good too. MH for new Icon Siam run up river to Royal Palace, Sawn Temple, Asiatique etc. In short both are absolutely fine..

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