Baiyoke Sky Hotel - Editorial Review


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I have travelled to Bangkok several times for both business and leisure and while most of the hotels I’ve stayed in suited each purpose well, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the one that have stood out amongst all for being more than well-suited for both business travellers and people on vacation. Visit:

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  1. 1. Baiyoke Sky Hotel – Editorial Review I have travelled to Bangkok several times for both business and leisure and while most of the hotels I’ve stayed in suited each purpose well, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the one that have stood out amongst all for being more than well-suited for both business travellers and people on vacation. Situated in the well-known Pratunam district of Bangkok, the 88-storey Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the tallest of its kind in the country and also one of the most scenic with the highlight of the hotel being the revolving observation deck which allows guests to take in the picturesque night skyline of Bangkok’s bustling downtown scene. There are many restaurants within the hotel building itself offering cuisines such as local Thai food, Chinese and Indian cuisines as well. Guests who wish to explore more activity options within the hotel would also be pleased to know that Baiyoke Sky Hotel has the one and only replica of Thailand’s floating river market on its 75th floor and also an open-air golf range on the 18th floor. The lower floors of the hotel also houses retail and wholesale stores that will make a shopaholic smile. If you love a good party, make sure not to pass up on the chance to groove and revel on the dance floor up in the skies on the 83rd storey. As for the hotel rooms, Baiyoke Sky Hotel offers a selection of rooms and suites across their 3 different zones – The Standard Zone (22nd -45th floors), The Sky Zone (46th to 63rd floor) and The Space Zone (64th to 74th floor). Whichever zone you choose to stay in, you are sure to get a good vantage point of the city skyline even from the lower floors. Baiyoke Sky Hotel offers rooms for every budget, ranging from the
  2. 2. standard Superior and Junior Rooms to the high-end Superior, Junior and Presidential Suites. Even the smallest of rooms are big and spacious with good quality furnishing. You can even choose the type of pillow you would like in your room. The toilets are also well furnished with toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer provided. Each room has an in-room safe, mini-bar and at least one flat-screen TV with free satellite channels, a DVD player and even an MP3 docking station. Hotel guests with small children would also be delighted to know that the hotel has a Children’s DVD and video library. There is a seating area and a desk in each room, making it well-suited for business travellers. Wi-Fi is available in all areas albeit at a rate of 400THB per 24 hours which would be the only real gripe I have about the hotel. The hotel staff are well-trained and polite as well and the hotel offers many services that tourists would appreciate such as currency exchange, car hire, baggage storage, dry-cleaning, tour desk, ATM machines and more. The front desk also operates 24- hours, 7 days a week so no need to fret about having any queries or problems. Should you feel up for a work-out after lounging around in the comfy room, there is a Fitness Centre as well as a Spa and Wellness Centre to keep yourself fit after gorging on delicious Thai food. In addition, the Massage Centre on the 20th floor offers not only traditional Thai massages but also other international massage styles so that you can rest and rejuvenate yourself if your legs are tired from shopping too much – If
  3. 3. that is even possible for the ladies. Not fond of massages? Then simply take a swim or sunbathe in the magnificent outdoor pool on the same floor. Getting to the hotel from the airport itself is also an easy task. If you’re coming from Suvarnabuhmi International Airport, simply take the Airport Rail Link located at the basement of the airport and take the City Link Train, alighting at Ratchaprarop Station approximately 30 minutes later. The City Link Train ticket costs only 45 THB per person and is the cheapest method of reaching the hotel. From Ratchaprarop Station, the hotel is just less than 5 minutes away on foot. Travellers Tip: If you’re leaving for the airport with bulky baggage, you can also consider taking the City Link Train one stop down to Makkasan Station. You can then have the luxury of checking-in your baggage at Makkasan Station’s City Air Terminal and board the Direct Express Train for an expedited, non-stop journey to Suvarnabuhmi airport for 150 THB. The Airport Rail Link operates from 6am to 12 midnight everyday so if you arrive on a midnight flight, you can also choose to hop on an airport taxi which should cost you 300 THB to 350 THB. The hotel also offers the option of the Airport Pick-up Service which is the most convenient if you are travelling with family or groups of friends. It costs 1,000 THB for a 3 passenger vehicle for one-way trips, 1,800 THB for round trips. For a larger mini-van that can carry 8 passengers, a one way trip costs 1,400THB and a round trip costs 2,600 THB. For guests coming from Don Muang International Airport, you can either take an airport taxi or arrange with the hotel to book an Airport Pick-up Service both of which would cost approximately the same as for guests coming from Suvarnabuhmi Airport. Shopaholics would be thrilled with Baiyoke Sky Hotel’s shopping prospects. There is of course the the shopping mall located on the lower floors of Baiyoke Sky Hotel which offers wholesale and retail stores with cheap finds and bargaining is also allowed. Situated in the prime Pratunam Shopping District, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is just a 5 to 10 minute walk away from famous shopping attractions like Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip IT Mall, Palladium and Central World. You can also reach other nearby shopping attractions like Paragon, Siam Square, MBK Centre and the likes by taking a 15 to 20 minutes ride on the Skytrain from Ratchaprarop. The hotel also offers hourly shuttle bus service to other Skytrain stations nearby shopping attractions like Phaya Thai (Big C Shopping Mall),
  4. 4. Ratchatthewi (Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip IT Mall), Siam (Siam Shopping Centre, MBK Centre, Central World) and the Chatuchak weekend market. All in all, if you are a traveller who enjoys picturesque city views, shopping worth your money and a good comfortable rest, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the hotel to stay in. Be it for business or leisure, alone or with company, the staff of the hotel will make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Editorial review by Alex Norman. For more reviews on the hotel by other travellers, please visit: Recommendation for Asia hotels booking: AGODA Click here to book via Agoda...