This hotel must have been designed by a novice. I got an upgrade and the room was ok but really not much more. I hated that weird sauna look (light panelling in fashion in the 80s) but I could have taken that if the lighting had been better. The bedlights were attached far too high making the whole room look cheap, which is a shame because I am quite sure that it was not.
The bathroom was another thing: I had a bathtub which could have fit five but it was installed in such a way that the room cleaner had a really hard time getting to the grout. The shower was practically inexistent as you were supposed to take a bath -- guys: it's Bangkok not Helsinki!!! I want to take a real shower not soak in a bath, for god's sake!
The taps were a safety hazard as you didn't know which way to turn and in the three days I stayed I regularly scalded myself. For some bizarre reason there was a window onto the room, which makes me think that the original thought of this hotel was soemthing quite different than what it is: a hotel for run-of-the-mill tourists, not the sex-crazed types as far as I could tell.
The breakfast buffet was huge but the Western part was really not up to snuff: the fruit was really not great (come on, you are in a country that produces fruit!!!), the juice was Tang and the bread some dreadful whitebread concoction that I haven't seen since 1986 (ditto Tang). The Thai breakfast seemed better but since I don't eat that for breakfast, i had to make do with this. Really a bit of a disappointment. There is a restaurant but i didn't want to waste my limited time if the breakfast bufet was anything to go by.
On the upside: literally next to BTS Skytrain which makes for a quick getaway and the rooftop pool is cute and clean. The staff is quite nice and do their best but this hotel should be in line for an overhaul soon. And the mattress was great.
The area is unfortunately very quiet and really business-like and you really have to hunt for a place to eat if you go out a bit lateish in the evening. But for early evenings, you can go to Dean & Deluca (probably a better idea re breakfast but I had booked incluisve and did not want to waste time going across the street which is close but far in bangkok).
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- The Heritage Baan Silom Hotel Bangkok
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